• Search Reliability Activities For Students

    Trying to help our students gauge whether a source of information is reliable is quite a challenge at the best of times. The following newspaper article illustrates that this is not just an issue confined to the internet. Here are a few resources you can use to help teach search reliability.

  • How to Answer Questions About Data Security

    In a previous post I highlighted some newspaper articles and blog posts that gave teachers and school leaders some information about the latest concerns about Google mining student data. Since writing that post, I noticed that whilst some people had a good knowledge of the information, the way they were communicating the information to parents, […]

  • Resources Galore: Using Google Maps For Virtual Field Trips

    One of the greatest ways we can use Google Maps is to take our students on virtual field trips. For several years, we have been able to use Street View in Google Maps to walk down streets, look at monuments and create customised field trips without having to leave the classroom.   Recently, Google started […]

  • E-Learning Conversation: Formative Assessment with Chris Harte

    In this E-Learning Conversation, we talk with Chris Harte from John Monash Science School about his work on improving the way in which teachers give feedback and feedforward. There is an audio version and a transcription coming, but below you will find the recording of the video and the show notes. The next conversation will […]

  • Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets

    Yesterday, Google released a new feature for Google Drive called add-ons. Once you open up a Google Doc and click add-ons; and select an add-on, that add-on will appear across all your documents in your drive folder. There are some interesting add-ons already available. Here are two screen captures from the template gallery add-on:

  • Student Data Security & Google Apps For Education

    There have been a few articles in the media lately about Google’s use of student data and whether they mine data from their Google Apps for Education accounts. I have put together a few resources and links below to help you answer questions from teachers, parents and students.

  • E-Learning Conversation: Suan Yeo from Google

    In this E-Learning Conversation we speak with Suan Yeo from Google. We dig into a culture of learning, Talk about what changes are coming for Google Apps for education, security of data and a whole lot more.  Video & Resources:

  • How to use Commenting In A Google Doc To Encourage Collaboration

    This short video shows you how to use commenting in a Google Doc to encourage collaboration. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS 0:18 The 3-Rs of Collaboration 0:52 How to insert a Comment in Google Docs 2:04 How to manage your notifications

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