Thursday, October 27, 2016

SmartFeed - quality, curated content for kids

SmartFeed is the trusted platform & tool for parents to easily and conveniently curate and manage kid's digital media - across all content and device platforms. By serving up better media to kids, SmartFeed is helping to positively shape the next generation’s mindset in the midst of a media-saturated world.

As for how it works, think Pandora (curated recommendations) meets Netflix (ease of delivery) with Facebook (like minded community) for Parents.

Why do we need this? Media is increasingly everywhere, especially in front of our children. Kids find and consume it easily– -- just like junk food –-- but much of it is garbage. SmartFeed aims to change the paradigm: rather than just filtering out the junk, what if we could feed our kids positive, engaging, healthy content instead? Enter SmartFeed!

A breadth of great content for kids and teens exists....parents just need help finding it. SmartFeed makes finding great media and managing the content your kids consume easy and convenient.


Monday, October 24, 2016

ExploreEDU - free #Google #EdTech event in Bethpage, NY - Nov 1 or 2nd - come join us

Come join CDW-G and Google in Bethpage NY for an Explore EDU Event.

ExploreEDU is an interactive, discovery-based event designed to teach those new to Google about the transformative power of technology in the classroom

Bethpage Union Free School District
10 Cherry Ave Bethpage, NY 11714 

Register for one of the following available dates: 

Nov. 1, 2016, 8am - 2pm | Reserve Your Seat

Nov. 2, 2016, 8am - 2pm | Reserve Your Seat

CDW Event Contact: Joe McAllister 

Hosted by Bethpage Union Free School District and CDW, ExploreEDU is an event designed to introduce school technology directors and administrators to Google solutions.

If you’re interested in discovering how technology can make a difference in your students’ lives or would like to imagine the classroom of the future, please join us.

You’ll learn about new products and tools, engage in dialogue with peers and embark on a journey of educational insight and adventure.

Google Inc. is excited to cover the costs for attendees; the cost of items provided is valued under $45 per person. As a reminder, Google Inc. may be a vendor and/or lobbyist employer and Google Inc. employees may be registered lobbyists. If your school/district cannot accept this donation or if accepting the donation would prevent Google Inc. from supplying products or services to your school/district, do not register for this event or forward this invitation to others.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fall VirtCon 2016 - free online conference from Discovery Education - Oct 22

Discovery Education is hosting a free, online conference - 2016 Fall VirtCon - on Saturday, Oct 22nd.

VirtCon is a bi-annual conference that brings the Discovery Education community together to hear cutting-edge keynotes, be inspired by thought-provoking presentations, and participate in engaging discussions with the Discovery Education Community around the globe. Streamed live from their headquarters in Maryland, VirtCon provides you with the opportunity to hear from your peers, share ideas and instructional tools, and discover new resources available.

Fall VirtCon Themes

During Fall VirtCon’s ‘Discovery Education in Action’ program you will learn how your peers are using Discovery Education in their classroom, hear how they solve problems, and experience Discovery Education through their eyes.
  • Conversation Topics:
  • Literacy Through Digital Content
  • Learner Agency & Student Ownership
  • Collaborative STEM
  • Professional Learning Strategies

How to Participate:

Attend Online: All sessions are virtual and you can come and go as you please throughout the day. Visit this page on October 22nd to watch all sessions. Register Here

Viewing Parties: Viewing parties are hosted throughout the country and provide an opportunity for you to meet new community members in your area, connect with colleagues locally, and reflect on your learnings from the conference.
Register to Host a Viewing Party


Education on Air: It Takes a Teacher - free, online conference from Google 12-3-16

You’re invited to Education on Air, an online conference from Google.

Learn with educators from around the world. Join Google for Education on Saturday, December 3rd for Education on Air, a free online conference. Learn from over 100 sessions led by other educators. Learn new approaches & celebrate around that #ItTakesATeacher:

  • Australia & New Zealand sessions: 10am AEST 
  • United Kingdom sessions: 10am GMT 
  • Americas sessions: 12pm ET / 9am PT 
  • Register here

Register (it's free) and you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with other educators and school leaders to share with and learn from each other 
  • Hear from inspiring speakers like Linda Darling-Hammond, Jennie Magiera, Kevin Brookhouser and many more 
  • Explore the latest Google product news and get tips and tools from educators 

In the meantime, check out our It Takes a Teacher page where you can share your stories with the hashtag #ItTakesATeacher.

In the coming weeks I'll post updates on the 100+ speakers and sessions. Stay tuned.


Friday, September 30, 2016

Google announces a lot of updates and changes, including a new name for things

Yesterday afternoon Google announced a ton of updates and one big new thing - a new name for Google Apps. It is now "G Suite". They also changed the name for all of their services to Google Cloud.

It is a name change to better align with all of their offerings and products and the services and apps are still the same. Different name, same great products. The name change has already gone out in the Admin help page, Google+ community and more.

For Google for Education, there are now 4 areas - G Suite for Education (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites, Gmail, Calendar, Drive), Classroom, Chromebooks, and Content (Creative Apps).

There were also some announcements with product and feature updates:

Introducing Google Cloud - Today we’re announcing Google Cloud, Google’s unique and broad portfolio of products, technologies and services that let our customers operate in a digital world easily and at peak performance.

All together now. Introducing G Suite. G Suite is a set of intelligent apps—Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and more—designed to bring people together, with real-time collaboration built in from the start.

People all over the world working together seemlesly

G Suite website - includes all of the tools that were part of Google Apps

Feature announcements:

View deleted files with the latest Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps

Save time with smart scheduling in Google Calendar

What you love about Google Search — now for Drive

Explore in Docs, Sheets and Slides makes work a breeze — and makes you look good, too

Google Cast is now built in to Chrome

Chrome on Android: Do more on every phone and network



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