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Classroom Technology Q&A How Google Classroom Is Changing Teaching: Q&A With Researcher Carlo Perrotta
The popular software is bringing the “logics of datafication, automation, surveillance, and interoperability" to schools, researchers say.
Benjamin Herold, December 17, 2020
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IT Infrastructure Google Experimenting With New Cloud Storage, Artificial Intelligence Initiative for K-12
Google is working with Washington's Evergreen Public Schools on a new effort that has big implications for the way K-12 districts store and analyze student data.
Benjamin Herold, April 4, 2019
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Education Opinion How Google is Taking Over the Classroom
Have you noticed how prevalent Google is in today's academic world? Students from elementary school all the way through high school have taken a part in a monumental shift away from most sought-after products to the variety of apps and devices made by Google. In many ways, Google has made a lasting effort to take over the modern classroom with its variety and cost efficiency. Day by day, students are becoming more entrenched in what Google has to offer them.
Matthew Lynch, March 6, 2018
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Education Opinion Enterprise Learning Management Systems + Google = Amplified Learning
The seamless integration between an enterprise LMS and Google creates a powerful ecosystem that supports teachers and students.
Matthew Lynch, February 25, 2018
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Education Google Launches $50 Million Effort on the Future of Work
The philanthropic initiative will seek to connect job seekers with jobs, improve job training, and make life better for those in low-wage jobs.
Benjamin Herold, July 27, 2017
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Education Opinion Survey Says: Google for the Win
Google has become the dominant player in the EdTech market, with Microsoft, Apple and Amazon providing stiff competition. But how have these EdTech giants potentially slowed the development of needed innovation in learning platforms?
Tom Vander Ark, June 27, 2017
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Reading & Literacy Google Maps a Spelling Bee for States
As the nation's top young spellers compete in the National Spelling Bee, a map from Google is a reminder that many of us struggle to spell much simpler words.
Jaclyn Zubrzycki, June 1, 2017
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Education Opinion Use Google 'Assign Function' for Commenting in Google Docs
While providing feedback for my students today, I entered an email address as I often do in the commenting function using the + sign and this little box popped up that asked me if I wanted to assign it to the student as a task.
Starr Sackstein, December 8, 2016
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Teaching Opinion Using Google Forms to Teach Kids to Give Quality Feedback
Providing feedback is in fact an art and we can scaffold the process to make kids better at it, using technology or without. How do you help students provide better feedback? Read on to find out how I teach students to do it better.
Starr Sackstein, December 20, 2015
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Education Opinion How to Collaborate on Google Docs Like a Pro
Collaboration is a real-world skill students will use in their careers. Thanks to available technology, they can build that ability at zero cost.
Starr Sackstein, September 22, 2015
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Education Does Google Help Students Learn (or Just Think They Do?)
Researchers at the Association for Psychological Science find online searches may affect the way students remember and think about what they learn.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 26, 2015
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Science Opinion Inspiring Women Series: Kara Levy, Lead Engineer for Google Classroom
In this final post of the Inspiring Women Series, I chat with Kara Levy, a lead engineer at Google who is working on the Google Classroom project. As a female engineer working to transform education, she is the perfect voice to inspire and close out the series. Kara shares more about her work at Google, her inspiration to become an engineer and advice to young girls hoping to follow in her footsteps.
Jennie Magiera, March 31, 2015
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Ed-Tech Policy News in Brief Google Commits to Pledge on Student-Data Privacy
After initially declining to sign, the technology giant Google has joined a growing number of companies committing to a "student-privacy pledge" launched by advocacy groups and endorsed by the White House.
Sean Cavanagh, January 27, 2015
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Teaching Opinion Start Up Spotlight: Hapara
In this third of the Start Up Spotlight series, I chat with Jan Zawadzki and Jack West of Hapara. Hapara is an amazing system to, as they say, "make learning visible." It turbo-charges the power of Google Apps for Education to empower both teachers and students to seamlessly manage workflow, student support and instruction. From sending supportive messages to students to seeing each students' screen in realtime to managing and distributing Drive files, Blogger posts, and Google Sites, Hapara has a myriad of tools to create a truly paperless and poweful classroom environment. In this video interview the CEO and founder Jan and classroom teacher-turned Hapara leader Jack share the origin story of the start up, how they leverage teacher thinking and their philosphy for supporting educators around the world.
Jennie Magiera, November 8, 2014
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