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What's New With Google
There are seven changes you should know about, ranging from small features with big impact to new, cutting-edge technology to watch as it develops:




Explore the revised Khan Academic Resources!  Quality digital resources to support your instruction. 

Click the link above and select your subject area.

There have been many improvements in overall quality of the resources, variety of primary sources and additional materials.

 Next year students will have the  Khan Academic App installed on all the Surface Pro 3’s.


   Screencast-O-Matic

Create videos easily with the free version and with the Pro Version the videos can upload directly into your Google Drive.  

Click the link below to see a video on how to get started:

The website to sign up is:  screencast-o-matic.com

Email me and let me know if you are interested in signing up for the Pro version!

*Think about combining both Screencast-O-Matic and EDpuzzle.  First create your video, then use EDpuzzle to tract your students understanding. You can add questions into your videos and EDpuzzle will collect their responses and monitor their progression.



Google Keep

Are you a list maker? Create your lists using Google Keep, a free Google App.   Write lists, notes, or reminders on any or all of your devices.  Audio features let you create a note on the go, share notes with others and even check off items as you complete them.  

Watch the video to see how it works:

Google Keep



 

















Microsoft Training

Free Workshops at the Microsoft Store in the Walden Galleria in Buffalo



Interested in acquiring additional Google skills? 

Become a Certified Google Educator!  Level 1 (Fundamental), Level 2 (Advanced) or Device (Chromebook) Training.

Use the link above and explore the options available. Or view the resource tab, where you will find program or tool based training that you  can explore at your own pace.

Want to take the training one step further? Become a Google Certified Trainer.  Watch the video by Shake Up Learning where Kasey explains the process.  Certified Trainer



Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER, a part of the global open content movement, are shared teaching, learning, and research resources available under legally recognized open licenses -- free for people to reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute. Why are OER important? High-quality OER can save teachers significant time and effort on resource development and advance student learning inside and outside the classroom. Further, open sharing of resources has the potential to fuel collaboration, encourage the improvement of available materials, and aid in the dissemination of best practices. For more about the potential of OER, check out: 






Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. 

   Broken down into these subtopics:
  • Art Projects
  • Historic Moments
  • World Wonders
Check it out!


Ready to Shake Things Up This Spring?


This site is a great resource



Some Quick Troubleshooting:

Is the Internet slow in your   Classroom, especially when you move from classroom to classroom?
       Go into Network Settings and disconnect from OLM        Staff and then reconnect.  This will assure that you           are connected to the closest Internet access point             and it should speed things up for you!


***How to properly allow your students to log into their google account on your computer:
  1. Click on your name in the upper right corner of the screen
  2. Select switch person
  3. Select browse as guest - in lower left corner of box