Google Play for Education access

Google Play for Education is currently available for K-12 schools in the United States who have managed tablets or Chromebooks.

If your school has purchased Tablets with Google Play for Education, your Google Apps administrator should follow these steps to enable access:

  1. Accept the Terms of Service
  2. Set up access for teachers at your school

If your school has managed Chromebooks, your Google Apps administrator will follow a slightly different process.

  1. Accept the Terms of Service
  2. Set up access for teachers at your school

Note: If you see this error, “This account is not part of a K-12 Google Apps for Education school,” when attempting to access Google Play for Education, you may need to update your settings in the Google Apps Admin console.

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. Go to the “Company Profile”

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Which Universities Are Effectively Using Social Media?

We post a lot of resources here about using social media in the classroom – it is one of the most requested topics, most often emailed about, most popular posts and overall topics in general for Edudemic. How to use Facebook in the classroom. How to use Twitter to boost your professional development. How to use Instagram in the classroom. All great topics – but we shouldn’t forget that the administrative end of schools can also put social media to good use – and they often are! The handy infographic below takes a look at colleges and universities that are using social media, and shows how they’re using it. Keep reading to learn more. 

Universities Using Social Media

5 Types of of Snack Size Content for Social Media Marketing Worth Considering

Our attention spans and communication habits seem to be following the development path of micro-processors. Smaller and faster. 5 Types of of Snack Size Content for Social Media Marketing Worth Considering

The art of the long conversation, the slow contemplation of the future of the planet over an extended meal and prolonged human concentration have maybe become so endangered that we don’t value depth of thought and long form communication anymore.

Dinner parties could soon become 15 minute events.

When YouTube started to become popular the videos were often 2-3 minutes. We were happy to stop and watch for a few minutes.

Now we are demanding videos that take short to a

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Why I No Longer Use Bellringers | CTQ

Paul Barnwell on Wednesday, 02/19/2014

This past trimester has marked a drastic change in my beginning-of-class instruction. I’ve forsaken one of the most commonly implemented classroom and instructional management strategies: the bellringer activity. I no longer am beholden to bombarding students with content demands for all 70 minutes each and every period.

Instead, my students and I take 4-5 minutes at the start of every class to practice mindfulness with a simple breathing meditation. And so far, I’m happy with the results of replacing instant work demands with the expectations that students simply be.

I’ll admit not every student is on board, but the vast majority are. I’ll also admit I felt a little strange making this shift, as I’m the lone wolf in our school–heck, maybe even district–trying this out.

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[Infographic] 15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards

“Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication. Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.

This infographic originally appeared here.

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How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe

One of the wonderful things about MOOCs is that they don’t force students to be in a particular location in order to ‘attend’ class. Especially if you’re looking for a course that will help you gain a specific skill, MOOCs allow students access to teachers and other experts they might not have otherwise.

The handy infographic below takes a look at how MOOCS are starting to bridge what is usually a gap between higher education and more practical education. Realistically, whether you’re teaching language, science, or math, your students are still going to need at least some of these ‘practical’ technical skills during their working lifetime – along with some others that probably don’t even exist yet.

So while MOOCs have often been touted as

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Introduction to Google Classroom

With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take that range from manual organization and file / folder sharingto advanced automation with tools such as Doctopus, Google Classroom provides a viable option that strikes a balance – blending tight integration with Google Drive, an intuitive interface and advanced features that experienced Google Drive users are looking for.

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