Tag Archives: Google

Google Transformation Center

  • The Transformation Center is a hub of resources to help education leaders improve all aspects of their schools
  • A collection of ideas, stories, templates and guides from schools so that leaders can learn from each other
  • Find examples from real schools that are implementing the 7 Elements of Transformation
  • Submit your ideas to help the community of school leaders

7 Elements of Transformation

  1. Professional Development– Effective professional development and coaching
  2. Culture – Foster a culture of innovation and learn from failure and success
  3. Technology – Find, test and implement the right technology tools
  4. Funding & Sustainability – School leaders create a sustainable budget
  5. Community Engagement – Ensure school partners are able to support the school
  6. Learning – Develop curriculum and assessment that puts the student at the center
  7. Vision – Create a clear vision, all members work toward shared goals

To find out more about Google’s Transformation Center, click on the link below…

Google Transformation Center

Google Photos

GOOGLE PHOTOS

Teachers and students can manage all of their photos in one place and access from a desktop or any mobile device (Android, iPad or iPhone)

• One home for all of your photos
• Easy to find
• Auto-upload from any device
• Automatically organized and searchable
• Edit easily and share however you want
• Free storage
• Your photos are searchable by the places and things in them. No tagging required.
• Pool photos with friends and family

OPTIONS

Assistant Options
A. Album
B. Shared Album
C. Collage
D. Animation

Image Options
A. Colour Filter
B. Basic Adjustments
C. Crop & Rotate
D. Aspect Ratio
E. More (Save Copy/Copy Edits)

Go to photos.google.com to get started

Google Timer

 

• Timers are a great classroom tool to break up the day/period into blocks of time to help focus students
• Stopwatches can also be used to time a response to a problem or question
• Google Timer and Google Stopwatch are quick and easy to access

Opportunities to use a Class Timer and Stopwatch

• End of an activity
• Beginning of a new activity
• Switching between activities
• End of the day/beginning of the day
• During an indoor recess, snack or lunch break
• Cleaning up a work area
• Solving a problem
• Responding to a question

Click on the link below to download a free guide to using Google Timer…

Google Timer Guide

 

 

Google Online Safety Roadshow videos

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Google recently launched their Online Safety Roadshow on YouTube to help protect kids on the web.

This series contains 5 excellent videos with tips for staying safe online…

Tip 1: Think Before You Share
Tip 2: Protect Your Stuff
Tip 3: Know and Use Your Settings
Tip 4: Avoid Scams
Tip 5: Be Positive

Each of these videos are short and engaging (between 1 and 2 minutes in length)

Link to Videos…

Tip 1: Think Before You Share

Tip 2: Protect Your Stuff

Tip 3: Know & Use Your Settings

Tip 4: Avoid Scams

Tip 5: Be Positive

A Google A Day Search Game

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“A Google A Day” is a trivia game (Developed by Google) using Google “search” to find answers using savvy search skills.  The faster you search, the more points you score and the more badges and achievements you get.  Players learn how to adjust their search terms to eliminate unnecessary words so that they can use Google more efficiently.  Each day Google creates new questions for students.

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A Google A Day Search Game

Google Safe Search

SafeSearch can help you block inappropriate or explicit images from your Google Search results. The SafeSearch filter isn’t 100% accurate, but it helps to avoid most adult content.

Slide1Click on the link below for a Google Search results page for the Keyword Dinosaur with Google SafeSearch turned on….

Search results using SafeSearch 

To learn more about SafeSearch click on the link below…

Google SafeSearch