Wednesday, September 17, 2014


From EdWeek:


Through a Teacher's Eyes: Using Classroom and Other Google for Education Tools
In this webinar, you'll hear from a teacher at Pajaro Valley Unified School District in California about how her third graders use Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education. She will share her experience as one of the pilot classes for Classroom, a new tool coming this September. Classroom weaves together Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes easily.
Hear how she applied these tools when her class began using Chromebooks and Google Apps. She will share examples and benefits of using Classroom with her students, as well.
Participants will:
  • Get an overview of the Google for Education solution which includes Chromebooks, tablets with Google Play for Education, and Google Apps for Education (including the new tool, Classroom)
  • Learn how this solution can be used to improve student learning, collaboration, and innovation
Janie Islas, bilingual 3rd grade teacher, H. A. Hyde Elementary School, Watsonville, Calif.
This webinar will be moderated by Jennifer Holland, Education Team, Google
Register now for this free live webinar

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. Eastern for All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educators, Parents, and Communities with Brad Currie, middle school vice principal and supervisor of instruction for the Chester School District in Chester, N.J. Learn more and pre-register. Visit the Leadership 3.0 community at

Join us on Monday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. Eastern for Differentiation, Assessment and Grading: Redefining Fair with Damian Cooper, education consultant, Plan-Teach-Assess. Learn more and pre-register. Visit the Assessment for Learning community at

From ASCD:

Free Webinar About Textual Analysis

No matter what grade level or subject area you teach, your students need to be analytical readers who can deeply understand texts.

Attend this free ASCD webinar to stock your tool kit with strategies for helping students critically engage with literature and informational texts.

Engaging Students in Textual Analysis

Pérsida and William Himmele, authors of Total Literacy Techniques, share teacher-tested tips and techniques for helping students become analytical readers who critically engage with literature and informational texts, and who are able to write about texts in clear and cogent ways.

September 18, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET


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