Sunday, July 31, 2016

10 Google MORE Mobile Apps to Download TODAY


Want to take your classroom to the next level? Try these 10 Google Mobile Apps to get your students exploring, sharing and creating!


1. Google Cardboard

iOS

Android

Go on an Urban Hike - Visit the Eiffel Tower, Venice Canals, the Old City of Jerusalem, and underwater at the Great Barrier Reef.

2. Google Photos

Automatically organized and searchable, you can find photos fast and bring them to life. It’s the photo gallery that thinks like you do.

iTunes


Google Play

3. YouTube Capture

Movies on the go! Start recording in a snap, then edit and share videos of any length right from your phone. 

To share: upload videos to YouTube

iTunes

4. Toontastic

Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world.

iTunes

5. Art & Culture

Explore over 1000 museums from your mobile device. Jump into the museum with StreetView.

iTunes

Google Play

6. TeleStory

Record a music video, teleport to an alien planet, film a high-speed-chase, or perform on a reality TV show - TeleStory is a TV studio in your pocket.

iTunes

7. Snapseed

Retouch, adjust perspective, re-edit, or crop your photos.

iTunes

Google Play

8. YT Kids

Simple (and free!) app, where kids can discover videos, channels and playlists they love.

iOS

Android

9. StreetView

Use the Google Street View Camera to create your own 360 degree Photospheres.

iOS

Android

10. Google Earth

Search for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more.

iOS

Android


The 10 Core Google Mobile Apps You Need!


Want to get started in the classroom with Google Apps on your mobile device? Here's a Google Apps 101 list to give you a jump-start!


1. Google Drive 
Google Drive is one place for all your stuff. Upload photos, videos, documents and other files that are important to you, then access what you need wherever you go, on any device.

iTunes

Google Play

2. Google Chrome

Browse fast with Chrome. Sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your
computer, and bring it with you anywhere you go.

iTunes

Google Play

-unlimited number of tabs

-incognito mode

-omnibox

-sync with your Google Chrome account

-offline access

3. Google Classroom

Classroom is designed to help teachers create, collect, and grade assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student.

iTunes

Google Play 

4. Hangouts

Message friends, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.

iTunes

Google Play

5. Documents

Create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents from your mobile device.

iTunes

Google Play

6. Sheets

Create new spreadsheets or edit any that were created.

iTunes

Google Play

7. Gmail

Read and respond online & offline, and find any message quickly.

iTunes

Google Play

8. Slides

Create, edit, or add and rearrange slides, format text and shapes, and more!

iOS

Google Play

9. Calendar

Events, goals, reminders and more!

iOS

Google Play

10. More Google Apps

iOS

Google Play




Tuesday, July 19, 2016

4 Easy Steps to Start Google Expeditions in the Classroom



1. Install the App
The Expeditions app is currently only available for Android devices but an iOS app is promised to be available soon.
Google Play 

2. Get the Kit Expeditions can be used with many of the devices schools or students already have—either smartphones with Google Cardboard or tablets in 2D full screen mode. Best Buy Education will be making Expeditions kits available for schools to purchase.
Order your Kit 

3. Connect Connect devices over the same WiFi network. Once the Guide has downloaded some Expeditions, there is no internet connectivity required to run the Expedition.

4. Select Your Adventure With more than 200 Expeditions to choose from, students can journey far and wide, learning from immersive new experiences.

Educational content providers include:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pearson

Each expedition includes:

a curated set of Virtual Reality imagery
integrated descriptions
talking points and questions

Create your own Expeditions experience with Mobile Apps:

1. Google Cardboard Go on an Urban Hike - Visit the Eiffel Tower, Venice Canals, the Old City of Jerusalem, and underwater at the Great Barrier Reef.
iOs
Android 

2. Cardboard Camera Takes 3D VR photos. Hear the sounds as they happened,and look around to see the scene in every direction. Tip: Take a 360 degree panorama while capturing sound. 
Android

3. StreetView Use the Google Street View Camera to create your own 360 degree Photospheres.
iOS
Android

4. Create 360 Video Start taking 360 Video with the Rico Theta (hardware to purchase) Camera and upload to YouTube to view in Cardboard.

Theta360

5. Storyspheres allows you to upload 360 degree images and create audio triggers.
Storyspheres

6. 360 YouTube Video Experience 360 Video on YouTube by searching #360 or go to the 360 channel @ 360 Videos  Cardboard not needed, just move the video around on your computer screen.

Want more? Check out Teacher Resources List Here

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tech & Learning Best in Show Winner for ISTE 2016: The FlipOut



If you came by our booth at ISTE 2016 this year in Denver, Colorado, you may have had a chance to see some of our books from EdTechTeam Press, play with a BreakoutEDU box, see a great presentation from our many amazing presenters and trainers, or win a customized MAXCases EdTechTeam Cardboard. What you may not have known was there were anonymous educator judges in the exhibit hall looking for great products for educators as part of Tech & Learnings's Best in Show at ISTE 2016 Contest. We are thrilled to announce that MAXCases and EdTechTeam's product, the FlipOut Virtual Reality Viewer, won Best in Show!

MAXCases provides all of our great laptop bags, backpacks, and more for our Summits, and we're thrilled to partner with them on designing great products for educators. EdTechTeam and MAXCases are proud to have introduced at ISTE 2016 a new design in Virtual Reality (VR) devices for the classroom. With the advent of affordable VR devices, teachers are being inundated with cardboard boxes and expensive headsets clearly not designed for classroom use. The FlipOut is an easy to use, lightweight virtual reality viewer that can be easily stored in a classroom, even the teacher’s pocket.

 EdTechTeam has this device reasonably-priced that can be used with many portable devices while providing unmatched virtual learning and excitement in the classroom. They can tour inside the human body or be immersed inside a 360° video. With existing free mobile applications like Google StreetView, kids can even create 360° images in placed-based lessons. FlipOuts are currently available to pre-order at the MAXCases store! 

Thanks again for all who came by the booth at ISTE 2016 this year and explored what can be possible in your classrooms. Let us know what you think of the FlipOut!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

17 Summits, 34 Bootcamps, and 74 Custom PD Events? June rocked!







Director of Professional Learning, EdTechTeam





We're thankful to have seen so many of you face-to-face in the month of June!

We hosted 17 Summits, 34 Certification Bootcamps and 74 custom professional development events in the month of June! The events ranged from our Summits in Northern New MexicoUtah and the Texas Panhandle to Certification Bootcamps in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and California. We also went into districts with our customized professional development including pd in Arkansas, Illinois and Melbourne, Australia. 
EdTechTeam reported a combined 1,085 hours of professional development on behalf of 98 different Google Certified Trainers

If you were at ISTE, thanks for stopping by our booth!  We'd love to work with you soon, so take a moment to fill out our request form for Summits, Bootcamps, PD, Keynotes and more!