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If you're looking for a free and useful tool to help bring history to life, Google has you covered. The search giant has been making big strides into education lately and classrooms around the world are benefiting.
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I'll admit it. I'm a fan of Apple products. But that doesn't mean I don't yearn for some of the fabulous features on Android phones too. Until the day when Apple and Google merge (ha!), we're left with a split marketplace of apps.
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Google is celebrating World Teachers' Day with a couple big announcements. In an effort to increase the connections between educators and learners around the world, they've assembled a whole slew of interesting Google+ Hangouts as well as a daily topic for each day of the week.
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It's World Teachers' Day tomorrow and that means teachers around the globe should be honored and shown the respect they truly deserve. But in this truly connected age, there should also be a big emphasis on the world part of World Teachers' Day. Take the day as an opportunity to grow your PLN, share your insight on Twitter, or simply connect with a teacher anywhere you are.
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I recently came across an article in Wired Magazine called "Why Kids Can't Search". I'm always interested in this particular topic, because it's something I struggle with in my middle and high school classes constantly, and I know I'm not alone in my frustrations.
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Google and Stanford are more than just neighbors in Silicon Valley. They're becoming the leaders in the online learning revolution. And it's all happening fast and starting right about ... now.
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I've always wondered if Prezi was profitable and, if so, how they made money. I also had no idea Instagram had literally no way to make money despite the mega-valuation courtesy of Facebook. There's a new tool available that lets you see how some of the biggest web tools you use every day actually make money (or don't). From Amazon (very profitable) to Wordpress (not profitable), there's a bevvy of information at the new website by Seer Interactive.
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Before we finally hit the official end of summer on September 21, the Google Maps team thought it’d be fun to see how those of us in the Northern Hemisphere have spent the dog days.
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Google has just unveiled some new statistics on the uptake of its popular Google Apps In Education platform. Princeton has signed on which means 7 of the 8 Ivy League schools use Google Apps. 14 other schools have also recently signed up.
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Forget Google's driverless cars. The next big thing to hit the street is being tested right now thanks to the University of Michigan and the Dept. of Transportation. They've teamed up to develop 'connected cars' that are able to talk to each other and be aware of where each one is at any time.
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Sensing the excitement from online education tools like edX, Google has just unveiled a (very beta) version of its own course building software. If you've ever wanted to run your own online courses, this might be worth your time.
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Google Drive is one of the most controversial yet useful edtech tools today. Some people hate the new 'drive' features and others can't live without them. In any case, there are a few updates to Google Drive that you should know about.
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The future rests in the hands of students. We all know that. But not everyone has the same opportunities to prepare for the tech-crazed economy of the future. That's where Girls Who Code comes in.
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So you want to take an online course. How do you figure out which is best for you? How it compares to similar online courses? A new web tool is something you've gotta check out.
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Smartphones and apps are the pinnacle of buzzwords when it comes to education. You can't swing an app without hitting a smartphone...or something. So what's all the buzz about? Are smartphones really that big a deal in education?