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Google Earth is Now Web-Based!

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Google Earth has always been a free program from Google that allows you to “fly” over a virtual globe and view the Earth through high-resolution graphics and satellite images, learn about different places through photographs and street views, and create interactive journeys. Just recently, Google has made Google Earth available as a web app…(Read More)

Chrome Extension: Add to Google Classroom

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Google Classroom is a great way to communicate with students, facilitate classroom discussions, and incorporate digital assignments.  While in the Classroom environment, it’s easy to add an Announcement or Assignment if you already have created or saved what you would like to share.  What about the occasions when you stumble across something while browsing…(Read More)

Chrome Apps: Active Listening

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Active listening is the backbone of communication and literacy: if students learn to listen critically, and take away value from what they’re listening to, their comprehension improves—and so does their ability to communicate. With the cloud-based access to so many resources via Chrome and the students’ HPS-provided Google Accounts, there are…(Read More)

In a recent update, Google has introduced Parent and Guardian Summaries, and option where Google Classroom users can add parent/guardian email address to their students.  See below example of the summary. While this feature is in Beta, please submit a support ticket to have your account enabled.  Once enabled, the basic workflow is as…(Read More)

Chrome Extension: KAMI

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Kami is a Chrome Extension that can be used on Chromebook and with Google Apps to view and annotate documents and PDF files.  This is a great resource for Google Classroom, Google Drive, and Chromebook uses.  Download here…(Read More)

Google Cardboard

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WHAT is it? Google Cardboard is a hand held device that gives the user a virtual augmented experience. This is done by using a smartphone and lenses. Virtual augmented devices can make the user see differently than the real world. This would be by having a different scenery. Also, virtual augmented devices have the power…(Read More)

Luminosity

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Lumosity is a fun, mind engaging website that allows people to expand their minds with games that are meant to improve their flexibility, attention, memory, problem solving, and speed of processing information. Lumosity was created by Lumos Labs, which is a brain training and neuroscience company from San Francisco, California. The Lab was founded in…(Read More)