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Google+ Communities - Where I'm At | - 3 views
My #1 rule to make a community work is that I no longer accept e-mails unless it is a personal issue. Instead all communication outside of class goes to the community. Questions from students become conversations and this is where the real learning happens. Communication has greatly improved in my class, especially for my ESL and shyer students.
8 Powerful Extensions to Use on Google Spreadsheet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile ... - 6 views
Google Maps Gallery Now Offers Hundreds of Educational Maps to Use in Class ~ Education... - 79 views
This is a K-12 education community with a target audience of teachers, tech integration specialists, coaches, educational technology leaders, and lovers of learning from around the world. It is in recognition of the growing global inter-connectedness of educators in independent and municipal K-12 schools, and offers an opportunity for all to grow their craft through this professional network.
Google Lat Long: Create your own Street View - 82 views
Have you ever tried to convey the feeling of walking through your favorite park? Or have you wanted to create an interactive tour of a memorable journey? Well, starting today, it's now possible for you to build your own Street View experiences to do just that. Using a new feature in our Views community, you can easily connect your photo spheres to create 360º virtual tours of the places you love, then share them with the world on Google Maps.
"Children are growing up today [with] the iPad used as a device for entertainment. So when the iPad comes into the classroom, then there's a shift in everybody's thinking."
And sometimes that shift is hard for everybody. Hobbs says this isn't the first time educators have tried to co-opt things that lots of people use for fun.
"Back in the 1930s, there was a big initiative to use radio in education," says Hobbs. "It was the original distance education." But, Hobbs says, that all fizzled out.
"Within a decade, we discovered that the commercial use of radio, for soap operas and music shows and game shows, actually eclipsed the educational use of radio. And the entertainment function is just so [dominant]. You can't compete," Hobbs says.