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EdTech News Sunday, February 18

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  • 16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms
    • Your students probably already use these tools to write papers or create presentations, but they could be doing other projects you may not have thought of.
    • students, Google, google docs, Google Drive, Google Drive Basics
  • Choose Your Own Adventure Stories with Google Docs
    • I LOVED “Choose Your Own Adventure” books when I was young. This brings back great memories. Thanks for sharing this excellent writing/technology activity overview, Eric!
    • Google Docs, story, , ,
  • Google Certified Educator Level 1 Resources
    • Below are blog posts, videos, free downloads, infographics and other resources to help you on your journey to becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 1. (Keep scrolling to be sure you don’t miss a thing!)
    • Google Certified Educator, blog posts, free downloads, ,
  • My name is Matt, and I ditched my homework. Here’s why
    • I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. Homework damaged my relationship with students. So I ditched it. Here’s why.
    • homework, substantial positive effects, homework assignments, great homework assignments, homework research

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16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

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  • If your school uses Google Classroom or at least gives studentsaccess to Google Drive, your students are probably already using these tools to write papers or create slideshow presentations, but there are other projects they could be doing that you may not have thought of.
  • Media-Rich Research Paper – – Any kind of research paper can be given a big boost when done in a Google Doc, because students can insert images, drawings, and links to other relevant resources, like articles and videos.
  • Short Film – – Students can upload their own images and add text boxes to a slideshow to create an animated story, then record the slideshow with a Google extension called Screencastify.
  • Feedback Form – – Have students provide feedback to each others presentations, speeches, even videos using Google Forms.
  • – – Google Drive Basics is a collection of 44 short videos that allow you and your students to learn Docs, Slides, and Forms at your own pace.

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Choose Your Own Adventure Stories with Google Docs

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  • Post by Eric Curts.
  • Connect with Eric on Twitter at – – and on Google+ at

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Google Certified Educator Level 1 Resources

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  • Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on ShakeUpLearning.com.
  • See:Copyright policy – – – – – – – Google Certified Educator Level 1 Resources – Below are blog posts, videos, free downloads, infographics and other resources to help you on your journey to becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 1.
  • The Google Certified Educator Academy – TheGoogle Certified Educator Academycourse is your online, self-paced, boot camp to help you pass the Level 1 exam and become Google certified!
  • I have taken the content, concepts, and skills needed to pass the Google Certified Educator exams and created a video-based course that includes EVERYTHING you need to know, including: – – 40+ Video Lessons (More than 11 hours of hands-on learning with Kasey Bell!)
  • Check out all of the resources, ebooks, videos, infographics, blog posts, and online courses from Shake Up Learning.Author – Kasey Up The Google Certified Educator (Level 1) Capacity Matrix Download this FREE Google Certified Educator Level 1 Capacity Matrix to learn the skills needed to pass the Level 1 exam….

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My name is Matt, and I ditched my homework. Here’s why

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  • So, as a brand new high school Spanish teacher, I started giving my students homework.
  • Conclusion 3: Cooper compared time reported doing homework to achievement scores.
  • Cooper reported that students time spent doing homework correlated with their achievement scores: the more time they reported doing homework, the higher their achievement scores would be.
  • The effect size how much homework impacted achievement scores in this case was: – – Then, at the end of that section, Cooper addressed the problem with correlational numbers: – – He calls all of these conclusions a resounding win for homework, but after seeing these results of his study,…
  • However, from my own homework experiences as a student and as a teacher and after digging deep into the research Im not ready to bestow the substantial positive effects title that Cooper used.

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