Tag Archives: Google

5 Great Tech Tools to Prep for the School Year

It’s the end of July and the school year is just around the corner (T-minus 19 days for me). Here are some great apps to help you organize in preparation of the school year.   Evernote (Free & Paid) – A … Continue reading

About these ads
Posted in Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Google, Teachers, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Smarty Pins – Google Maps, geography trivia, and video games

Originally posted on History Tech:
Google Maps. Geography trivia. And video games. Three of my favorite things. And now, they’re all together in one place. Google’s new Smarty Pins. (Get it? Smarty Pants – Smarty Pins? You nutty Google engineers!)…

Posted in Archaeology, Art History, Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Google, History, Lesson Plan, Technology | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reflections on ISTE 2014 Atlanta

Last night I came back from ISTE 2014 in Atlanta. As ISTE always is, it’s empowering, inspiring, overwhelming, and exhausting. This year, I had the privilege of becoming a board member of the ISTE Independent School Educators Network  (new twitter … Continue reading

Posted in Apple, Education, Educational Technology, Google, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Day 1 at ISTE

Today was my first day at the 2014 ISTE Conference. If you have never attended ISTE, it’s often awe-inspiring as well as overwhelming. It’s an exciting and exhilarating time for educators – especially those of us passionate about the role … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Educational Technology, Google, Social Media, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why We Went Google Apps

This is reblogged from my guest post on the blog Ed Tech Researcher (a great blog to add to your RSS feed) in Education Week. I will be presenting on this topic at the annual SAIS conference in Atlanta. From time to … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Google, Pedagogy, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Smarthistory: Khan Academy for Social Studies

Khan Academy is popular in math for its brief lectures and interactive modules. However, you can also use it in the Social Studies. Check out Smarthistory, a free multimedia platform for student and teacher of history, archaeology, museum curation, and … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient History, Ancient Near East, Ancient Rome, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Australasia, Biblical, Biblical Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Classics, Conservation, Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Egyptology, Google, Greece, History, Lesson Plan, Maya, Medieval, Military History, Modern Art, Museums, New World, New World Archaeology, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Renaissance, Teachers, Technology, United Kingdom, United States History, Viking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Google Turns off Email Scanning in GAFE Enterprise Accounts

In my recent article, “Those Terms of Service on Popular Ed Tech Websites DO Matter” I brought up the fact that Google was currently embroiled in a lawsuit in California related to scanning student gmail accounts within their Google Apps … Continue reading

Posted in COPPA, Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, FERPA, Google, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Google Street View Lets Users Become Virtual Timer Travelers

“A lot can change in seven years: buildings rise and landscapes change. Whether you’re standing near the ocean in Japan or in the middle of Times Square, your view will likely be quite different in less than a decade. That’s the premise behind Google Maps’ … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Art History, Classics, Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Google, History, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Google Drive & the Paperless Research Essay!

Even though I am “techy,” I always espouse that it’s never technology all the time. In fact, my classroom is always a hybrid environment. As such, my students write traditional, robust research essays every year. This assignment requires that they engage in … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Educational Technology, Google, History, Lesson Plan, Pedagogy, Technology, United States History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Google Tools Launches Thematic National Geographic Maps

Google in conjunction with National Geographic has launched its thematic maps, available online and for free. They have integrated the new maps galleries into the google search engine. You can learn more about the launch at National Geographic’s blog here. … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Google, History, Technology | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment