• How to Sync Gmail With Outlook

      There are a number of Google Apps purists that would ask the question: “Why on earth would you want to Sync Gmail with Outlook?” Yet for a number of schools managing the process of changing over to Google Apps, migrating teachers off outlook to using Gmail through their browser is too much change too […]

  • Are You Trying To Engage Your Students Or Entertain Them?

      Lately, I have had a number of conversations with teachers about whether entertainment can help you engage your students. It is not uncommon for a teacher to lament the fact that they feel like they are spending more time trying to capture and hold the attention of their students than they are in meaningful […]

  • Student Engagement Plummets Between Primary & High School (So What?)

      According to this US News Article, the latest Gallup Student Poll found that student engagement dropped from 75% in year 5 & 6 students to 44% for students in grades 9-12. These sort of statistics are nothing new; but what concerns me is when these statistics hit the web and news papers and then […]

  • Google Search tip: how to quickly find relevant content on a page

    In today’s Google Search tip, I want to show you a little known feature that can save you and your students loads of time when searching for information on Google. Apart from the search tools available when doing a Google Search, there is one other Google Search trick you can use to find content on […]

  • How To Use Appointment Slots With Your School

    **UPDATED VERSION OF THIS POST available here. The new version of this post includes updated instructions and screenshots.** Appointment slots are a fantastic resource for schools! Appointment slots are great for schools that want to: Manage resources Book rooms Automate the parent / teacher interview sign-up process Anyone who has the link to the appointment […]

  • How To Sync Google Calendar and iCal on your iPhone or iPad

    There are many ways to sync Google Calendars and iCal so that all your ‘i’ devices are always up to date. As of today, Google have stopped supporting the mobile sync feature for new devices when using a personal account (it will still work for those who already have mobile sync installed and working). If […]

  • Connected students are not a thing of the past…or are they?

    Often when we discuss the issues surrounding technology and connected students what we are really talking about is how they interact with each other verbally or face to face. This conversation comes up regularly when we be begin talking about the increased access our students have to of technology.  Often a teacher will say to me […]

  • Creating Self Grading Assessments

    **An updated version of this post is available here. In the new post, learn how to create self-grading quizzes using Google Forms’ in-built quizzes feature.** I’m speaking at the Google Apps for Education Summit in Sydney today.  One of the Sessions I led was on to create self grading assessments using Google forms. Google forms […]

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