Showing posts from January, 2015

Exciting Improvements to Google Classroom

Below are some of the exciting updates Google has released for Classroom.

Classroom mobile app for Android and iOS devices

A native Classroom mobile app for Android and iOS devices is now available for both teachers and students with Google Apps for Education accounts. At the moment, the mobile app works better for students than for teachers. For those using tablets in their classes or for schools implementing BYOD system, this is a perfect add-on to your arsenal of student productivity apps.

Both students and teachers can view their classes (announcements, homeworks, etc.) and communicate in real time. Students can open their assignments and work on them right from their phone or tablet given they’ve also installed Google Drive, Docs, and Slides apps.Teachers can keep track of who has turned in work on the go.Easily snap a photo and as an attachment to a homework.Students can also easily attach images, PDFs, and web pages from other apps to their homeworks.Offline access is ena…

AppsEvents Certified Admin (ACA) Strand on Deep Learning Teaching Innovations Conference Bangkok

Good news to all educators based in Bangkok and neighboring cities who are interested in taking our in-person Google Apps Admin Certification course, as AppsEvents in cooperation with the DEEP Learning committee brings you the ACA strand to the Deep Learning Teaching Innovations Conference Bangkok.

About AppsEvents Certified Admin

The ‘AppsEvents Certified Admin’ (ACA) is an entry level certification and focused on getting educators with basic or no admin experience to 'level up' and be able to administer a Google Apps domain. It’s equally focused on teaching and non teaching staff and one of the reasons we started the program was to help with the democratization of IT admin and helping more teachers to get involved.

It is intended for someone coming in to an ‘up and running’ Google Apps domain and does not include set-up, which we cover in our advanced ‘Level 2 certification’. More information available here.

About DEEP Learning Conference

The DEEP Learning Conference offers in…

Cattura Video Partners with AppsEvents for 2015

Cattura Video is excited to be a sponsor of AppEvents for 2015 and to share their new Google powered video platform, the Learning Engine, with Google Educators. The Learning Engine gives teachers the tools to centralize, organize, enrich, and index their YouTube videos for students without the clutter, adverts, unrelated videos and distraction found on public YouTube. The Learning Engine is the premier solution for Google educators seeking to streamline lecture capture, flipped classroom, MOOCs, SPOC's and other distant learning video solutions.
Teachers can easily capture, import, manage, share, and deliver educational videos to students directly inside a campus learning management system like Canvas, Schoology, Moodle, Blackboard, Pearson Learning and more. Teachers can create new videos using Cattura's recording app or easily import existing videos directly from YouTube. Students can browse, search, discover, and interact with rich educational videos directly inside their a…

5 Google Chrome Extensions for Teachers to Save Time in 2015

By today, you've undoubtedly read numerous feel good blog posts this holiday season, all meant to jump-start your motivation and excitement for the coming 2nd half of the school year. Instead of providing inspirational words (of which I have few), I decided to contribute in a more practical manner (with a nod to the motivators for taking care of that!).
So here are 5 Google Chrome Extensions to add to your repertoire this year. Since time is always the enemy, I chose the following in hopes that they bring you tidings of great efficiency... or something close to that.

1. Diigo 

Download from Chrome Web Store

Whenever you bookmark a website - an article, a new edtech tool, a gift for a loved one - your bookmark is saved by its name and URL. Diigo allows you to save websites by adding tags, thereby allowing you to search for sites based on how you think of them, not how they're named.

For example, when I heard about the formative assessment tool Kahoot! at a conference last year, …

‘Google forms’ beginners course launched on

We are delighted to announce the launch of the first course in a three part series on Google Forms from Google in Education expert +Ben Rouse . The beginners course takes users from beginner level through the basics of creating and sharing forms, adding questions and common uses of Form such as surveys or quizzes.

We are working on the Intermediate and advanced courses which will be launched within the next two months.

AS a special offer to our blog readers you can take the course completely free until the 5th of Jan by using the code forms15