The Big 3 In the Classroom: Apple, Google, & Microsoft

You can view the related Office 365 vs. G Suite Smackdown as well. Event Overview New York City schools do things a little differently than most places. Due to the sheer size and complexity of needs, there is no overriding educational technology solution that’s chosen to work across the board. Yes, there is a citywide Office … Continue reading The Big 3 In the Classroom: Apple, Google, & Microsoft

Our Google Augmented Reality Adventure

Google has provided a variety of methods for students to begin exploring their world. One of the most exciting ways students can go on a Google adventure is through Google Expeditions, a means for students to go on 360° panoramic virtual tours of the world around them, into ancient history, into outer space, or inside their … Continue reading Our Google Augmented Reality Adventure

7 More Ways To Explore With Google

I recently discussed Google tools that will help students explore the world around them (an inside them). Here are some ways Google gives for students to explore what’s possible and known about that world. Exploring Possibilities Google has changed technology and learning environments by inviting students to digitally collaborate, but there tools to take them to deeper … Continue reading 7 More Ways To Explore With Google

5 Ways To Explore With Google

You can also see 7 More Ways To Explore With Google It shouldn’t be a surprise that the company that is synonymous making the whole world searchable and gave us the ability to explore everything at our fingertips is also a great platform for students to explore a number of learning opportunities. Here are five … Continue reading 5 Ways To Explore With Google

Google Add-Ons & Extensions For Accessibility

While Google is leading in many areas when it comes to connecting classrooms with educational technology, they are a bit behind other tech companies when it comes to making those learning opportunities accessible to all learners. Their recent efforts at spoken feedback, voice commands and more have long been standards on other platforms. They have made … Continue reading Google Add-Ons & Extensions For Accessibility

Google Forms & Game-Based Learning

There are a number of reasons to turn to game-based learning for assessment and instruction like internalizing motivation and increasing resilience as I have explained in the past. So despite the old adage that ‘today’s kids have no attention span because of video games’, there is plenty of research that shows the opposite is true. In fact, … Continue reading Google Forms & Game-Based Learning

Hands-On Computer Science: Robotics in the Classroom 2.0

In the past, I have shared how hands-on learning empowers students to learn actively in ways that challenge them to solve real problems rather than with contrived word problems or worksheets that lack rigor and incentive. It is effective in early childhood learning and at the elite levels of MIT’s Media Lab. It is particularly … Continue reading Hands-On Computer Science: Robotics in the Classroom 2.0

24 Insights From NYSCATE

It does seem strange that in my decade-plus of educational technology instruction that I have attended multiple national conventions like ISTE, but I had never, before this year, attended NYSCATE, New York’s equivalent EdTech conference. There are a number of reasons for that. It’s a 6-hour drive to Rochester in the cold close to Thanksgiving. … Continue reading 24 Insights From NYSCATE