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This month, Google launched their first Google for Education newsletter. Here are some highlights:
|Drive for Education, now with unlimited, free storage|
|In a blog post yesterday we announced Drive for Education, which allows you to work without limits. Free to any school using Google Apps for Education, this upgrade will give you free, unlimited storage in Drive, and, later in the year, free archiving and e-discovery with Google Vault.|
|Big ideas are Made with Code|
|The next generation of girl coders will change the world. Check out Made with Code to inspire young girls to turn their dreams into reality with these role models,events and resources.|
|No more papers…|
|Looking for an easy way to send, organize, track and grade assignments?Classroom is a new, free tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers stay organized and improve communication with students.|
|15 ways to change the world|
|Check out the winners of the Google Science Fair, including inspiring projects such as keeping the elderly safe, preventing cyber-bullying and helping the disabled communicate. Congratulations to the Grand Prize winners from Ireland!|
|You deserve a break too. Try the Google A Day trivia question or challenge your students.|
Just saw this from Genius Bar re-tweet. Thorin Klosowski posted on lifehacker, The Secret Powers of Chrome’s Address Bar.
Check it out and see if you learn something new.
If you are moving a student from one section to another, prior to the schedule adjustment, teacher #1 should run a progress report for the student and send to teacher #2.
You should follow the same process if it is the same teacher for both sections. The grades are then manually entered from the progress report in the new section.
Check out this article from Peachpit. It is easy to transfer video and photo’s from one IOS device to another.
Below is a link to a post by A.J. Juliani, a blogger who is about to publish a book, Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom: Using 20% Time, Genius Hour, and PBL to Drive Student Success.
I had written about the concept of 20% time this summer; a concept I believe we should implement at the high school.
Juliani’s latest post is about letting students fail and that high school is not about the grade, it is about learning. I know we all agree. Here is the article, The Art of Failing in School and Succeeding in Life
Transforming Education Across The World
Startup and Technology News
Purpose, Perspective, and Perseverance for thriving in a challenging world
The iPad Pilot is over but I'll continue to blog about technology in education issues here, both iPad-related and otherwise.
Implementing a 1:1 Learning Initiative at Wayland High School