I've written before about the amazing potential of Google Hangouts in classrooms. Last week, however, I was actually able to experience that "awesomeness" first hand. My students were able to take part in a Google Hangout with our Congressman, who was in Washington DC at the time. Students were able to ask our Congressman basically any question they could think of. We discussed everything from ... Read More about Using Google Hangouts in the Classroom
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How great is Google Earth? If you've never used this amazing tool, then I highly encourage you to download the app and start today!Go to the Lourvre, the Colosseum, the Parthenon, the Pyramids at Giza, the Empire State Building, or Ground Zero. (I used Google Earth on September 11 to visit the memorials...what a great way to discuss what happened on that day!)I briefly discussed Google Earth in my ... Read More about Google Earth
Collaborate & Think Critically
Check out these great posts that encourage COLLABORATION and CRITICAL THINKING! Google Hangouts Google Suite Flipgrid Digital BreakoutEDU ... Read More about Collaborate & Think Critically
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EdTech Tools in My Classroom: Virtual Reality is AWESOME!
It’s one thing to be able to show students pictures of far-off cities and amazing locations, but allowing them to experience these places through virtual reality or augmented reality can be quite powerful. There is definitely no shortage of virtual reality apps and videos in the world of educational technology. But, what is virtual reality? According to the English Oxford Living Dictionaries, ... Read More about EdTech Tools in My Classroom: Virtual Reality is AWESOME!