Google for Educators

Educational Technology Guy: Collaboration Tools in Education – Education Article

Just like businesses, educators and students use a lot of collaboration tools in their daily work. Google for Education and Microsoft for Education are two the most popular, with apps like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. There are others, like Schoology, Edmodo and more, that are also used. Dropbox, originally a cloud file storage and sharing app, has added a number of collaboration features over the last couple of years. Dropbox and Klaxoon recently announced a partnership which allows interoperability and sharing between…

Read More

Educational Technology Guy: Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment – Education Article

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more. Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Classroom Environment Is the classroom bursting with patterned borders on the bulletin boards and bright colorful posters/word walls/anchor charts? Many teachers follow this trend because they believe more is better (it is touted as best practice on Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers), but the research shows that this is detrimental for student focus and ability to retain information.…

Read More

Educational Technology Guy: Google Dynamic Learning Project Strategy Menu – Education Article

The Google Dynamic Learning Project is a great resource for educators and educational leaders. It helps schools create sustained, system change with support, resources, consulting and coaching and more. One of the components that is very useful to teachers is the Project Strategy Menu. With the PSM, you can review thought-starters for instructional strategies, explore tech tools and start tackling your challenges as an educator. You can search for resources and tools by Challenge Area, Strategy or Tool, and then filter…

Read More

Google for Education Best Practices Resources and Tips – Education Article

 are very popular with education for many reasons, one of which is the ease of management and deployment. The Admin Console allows staff to manage apps, user settings, devices settings and much more. Here are some tips and best practices for settings in the Admin Console. The Admin Console is relatively easy to use, although some settings can be hard to find. Remember to use the help features by clicking on the question marks throughout the console. The icons on…

Read More