What’s New With Google EDU

On Google and Growing As An Educator Whether it makes you feel good, bad, or indifferent Google reigns in the world of educational technology. There are several reasons for that. Some of them may be about marketing. Administrators are happy that Chromebooks allow them to claim to have a 1:1 program for a small price … Continue reading What’s New With Google EDU

An Innovator’s Journey: Part 2-The Application Process and Tips to Succeed

I already shared that the people involved in the Google Innovator process are the most important piece, as is the case in all educational initiatives. That said, the process is also a key component. Google has refined and improved their efforts over time to make it as impactful for educators as possible, even changing the … Continue reading An Innovator’s Journey: Part 2-The Application Process and Tips to Succeed

An Innovator’s Journey: Part 1-The People

This is part of an ongoing series of posts on my experience in becoming a Google Education Certified Innovator. On Innovation I should begin with the idea that I kind of despise the words innovator and innovative. It's not that I don't believe in the concepts, but there seem to be issues when they're applied … Continue reading An Innovator’s Journey: Part 1-The People

A New Vision For Schools

I had the opportunity to attend an event at the Google offices here in New York City where I got to hear a number of awesome teachers present about helpful tools to guide the Google-centric school and help them make their journey easier with offerings from New Visions for Public Schools. We had a lot … Continue reading A New Vision For Schools

Google Accessibility

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

Everything Is Awesome: 5 Ways to Learn With Legos

Despite how painful it can be when you step on them barefoot or how frustrating it can be when you can't find the right piece, LEGOs are still one of my favorite toys because they are simultaneously simple and capable of vast complexity and creativity. Last year my district (NYC's District 75) began their participation in FIRST® … Continue reading Everything Is Awesome: 5 Ways to Learn With Legos

Flocab science page

“Break It Down” Into Manageable Educational Elements

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. -Bob Marley THE WHAT & WHY If you haven’t used it yet (and why not?), Flocabulary is like a modern hip-hop version of “Schoolhouse Rock!”. It is easy to use and filled with meaningful and engaging content. It also works across devices. Flocabulary usually … Continue reading “Break It Down” Into Manageable Educational Elements