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A modular classroom for environmental education pops up in a Barcelona park

Flexible, transportable and cost-efficient, the modular classrooms created by local design studio Baena Casamor Arquitectes BCQ offer a sustainable new way to activate Barcelona’s public parks. Inspired by timber cabins, the prefabricated pop-up classroom is a multipurpose space sheathed in wood and crafted with a focus on environmental education for school groups and families. The architects recently installed a classroom prototype, AULA K, in the Parc de Can Zam with a built area of nearly 1,...
Tags: Design, Spain, Barcelona, Environmental Education, Architecture, Gallery, Schools, Solar Panels, Modular, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Classroom, Rainwater Collection, Modular Architecture, Prefabricated Architecture


Using Google for Education tools to create community at Lundavra Primary

Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Harriet Ogilvie, a teacher at Lundavra Primary School in Fort William, Scotland. Harriet was one of the many teachers who recently joined us at BETT 2019 to share stories about using technology that engages students and transforms learning. Below, Harriet explains how she and other Lundavra teachers help students build communication skills and create online portfolios using G Suite for Education. At Lundavra Primary School, students and teachers encourage par...
Tags: Google, Education, Chromebooks, Classroom, Harriet, Bett, Fort William, Community Cafe, Kirsty, Google Forms, G Suite, Google Sites, Fort William Scotland, Lundavra Primary, Harriet Ogilvie, Lundavra Primary School


March of the robots

Photo by Steve Wheeler Anyone who has ever attended the BETT Show will tell you it is vast, chaotic and very commercial. The latter is inevitable, because BETT is a free-entry event, and someone has to pay to make sure the four day education show happens. BETT was bigger than ever this year, with more vendors and more visitors, overspilling into an additional space across the corridor from the usual trade show venue.As I wandered around the show this year, skilfully sidestepping the min...
Tags: Programming, Technology, Learning, Education, Teachers, Robots, Schools, eLearning, Classroom, Bett, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, BETT2019, VEX Robotics, Seymour Papert Mitch Resnick


35 Valentine’s Day Classroom Party Ideas

Are you helping with a classroom party this year? Possibly a room parent? Or maybe you’re planning a Valentine’s get together with your family and friends! Well, we’re here to help with your party ideas. I love celebrating with parties during holidays, especially Valentine’s Day. There are so many fun ways to decorate and celebrate with hearts! Valentine’s Day Classroom Party Ideas We’ve got 35 Valentine’s Classroom Party Ideas just for you! Party Tip: It works really well to have rotating...
Tags: Crafts, Valentine's Day, Slideshow, Seattle, Hearts, Valentine, Classroom, Valentines, Hostess, Party Ideas, Kids Crafts, Fun With Food, Amelia Bedelia, Mostess, Class Party, Classroom Party Ideas


How To Improve Your Teaching Skills

Every year teachers are encouraged to challenge themselves at finding ways to improve their abilities. Whether you teach in a school or you are a homeschooler, you likely think about this idea often and strive to come up with ways for how you can be more successful in your role. Review the following suggestions for how you can improve your teaching skills and run a better classroom. This can be a difficult task because it’s not always easy to self-evaluate and be honest with yourself ab...
Tags: Fashion, Students, Education, Teacher, Homeschooling, Social Media Group, Classroom, Homeschool, Elementary School, National Organization, Home Life, Home Education, Teaching Skills


Choose your own adventure with 13 Google for Education tools

Editor’s note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at BETT in London. Visit us at booth C230, where you can demo a range of Chromebooks designed for education, including the brand new Chrome OS tablet. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates. Power up a Chromebook and watch as it transports students to the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef or a state-of-the-art science lab. It’s like magic, except the magicians are the teachers who inspire...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, England, London, Education, Chromebook, Great Barrier Reef, Arduino, Lenovo, Chromebooks, Stockholm, Classroom, Scholastic, LMS, Bett


Around the world and back with Google for Education

Editor’s note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at BETT in London. Visit us at booth C230, where you can demo a range of Chromebooks designed for education, including the brand new Chrome OS tablet. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates. It started with an idea in 2006: how might teaching and learning improve if we brought Google’s suite of productivity tools to schools? 13 years later, there are 80 million educators and students arou...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Japan, UK, London, Education, Australia, Mexico, Asia Pacific, Dartmouth, New Zealand, Brazil, Google Docs, Canberra, North America


Stay organized in 2019 with new features in Classroom

A new calendar year brings an opportunity for a fresh start. One resolution we often hear instructors make is that they hope to keep their classrooms (both physical and virtual!) organized and clean. While we can’t help with those lockers and backpacks, we can help teachers online. So to start the year off on the right foot, we’re introducing updates to help you stay organized and revealing a fresh new look for the Classroom you know and love. Check out our brand new videobelow for a quick look ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, London, Education, Google Classroom, Classroom, Bett, Google for Education, G Suite


Foster + Partners designs solar-powered Tulip observation tower for London

London’s iconic Gherkin landmark could be getting a striking and futuristic new neighbor — if plans for Foster + Partners’ The Tulip are approved. Proposed for a site next to The Gherkin — the Stirling Prize-winning 30 St Mary Axe building also designed by Foster + Partners — the conceptual observation tower would serve as a new cultural attraction and educational facility with unparalleled 360-degree views of London. The nature-inspired building would target a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and wou...
Tags: Design, London, Architecture, Gallery, Gherkin, Norman Foster, Carousel Showcase, Classroom, Tulip, Green Roof, Green Walls, Observation Tower, Foster Partners, Pocket Park, Panoramic Views, Gondola


Get quizzing with locked mode, and grade away with Classroom

Earlier this year, we announced locked mode—a new way to ensure students are distraction-free when taking Quizzes in Google Forms. We’ve also been working on a better grading experience in Classroom. We’re now opening up locked mode and Gradebook via a beta program, so sign up to express interest. Show what you know with locked mode For a lot of teachers, a day in the life might look like this: teach innovatively and creatively, quiz without distractions, grade efficiently, give thoughtful...
Tags: Education, Chromebooks, Classroom, Google Forms, G Suite


When Octoberitis spooks your students, we’re here to help

It's October. Pencils—once sharp and eager to write in August—are starting to dull. Students are gazing out the window, and it's not just because of the falling leaves—this happens every October, when the newness of the new school year has worn off.To fight this Octoberitis, some educators get students moving by doing a gravity experiment in the stairwell, or role play activities during history. While you’re experimenting in the classroom, we’ll be launching new tools to help you keep the learni...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Education, Chromebooks, Continental, Van Gogh, Classroom, LMS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oxford University Press, Google Slides, G Suite, G Suite for Education, ARCore Google, Google for Education 's Twitter, Octoberitis


Mobile apps, mobile teachers with Classroom

Educators rarely sit down. They’re walking around their classrooms to check in with students, guiding small groups, running after school clubs and leading field trips. And when they’re on the go, Classroom’s Android and iOS applications are there to help. We shared our World Teachers’ Day promise to continue to support and celebrate teachers, and that includes creating new features driven by educators’ feedback. Today, we’re sharing new tools and top tips from educators who teach us new ways to ...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Education, Classroom, Deanna, G Suite, Chrystal Hoe, Classroom Deanna Confredo, Rachel Coathup


Understanding the Link Between Anxiety and Problem Behavior in Young Kids and How You Can Help

We now know that children’s behavior is always driven by emotions, but what if whatever is driving those emotions is invisible? There are many reasons why kids sometimes behave in ways that leave us in despair and one of these reasons is anxiety. One thing we know is that many children will go through anxiety at some stage in their lives. Although many of these anxious phases may be difficult to deal with, they are normal phases that mark children’s development. According to the Anxiety an...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Parenting, Self-help, Childhood Anxiety, Tantrums, Classroom, Anxiety And Panic, Children And Teens, Peter, Acting Out, Attention Deficit, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Disruptive Behavior, Emotion Dysregulation, Problem Behavior


Google Classroom gets a redesign

It’s been a few years since Google first launched Classroom, its learning management system for teachers and students. Today, ahead of the start of the new year in many school districts, Google is launching a major redesign of Classroom that introduces a refreshed look and a number of new features for the teachers who use the service. Classroom now, for example, features a new grading tool that works not just with Google Docs files but also Office files, PDFs, videos and other file types. And...
Tags: Google, Education, Tech, Chrome Os, Google Docs, Google Classroom, Classroom, Google Form, G Suite


Your Google for Education Guide for Back to School

This back to school season, inspire creativity, and run at maximum efficiency with the latest features and tools from Google for Education. We’re rolling out new features in Classroom and G Suite for Education, AR and VR on Chromebooks, Google Earth and Science Journal updates, and new trainings from the Teacher Center and Applied Digital Skills. New tools in Classroom and G Suite Google Classroom is getting its biggest refresh yet. We’ve added a Classwork page to help teachers and students ...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Facebook, Education, Africa, Nasa, Google Docs, Chromebooks, Indian Ocean, Classroom, Monterey Bay, LMS, Google for Education, LTI, Daydream, G Suite


Time for a refresh: Meet the new Google Classroom

In 2014, a team of Googlers, including several former teachers, began spending time with educators. We learned that teachers loved using G Suite’s collaborative tools with their students, but found that some of the features were complicated to use. From the very beginning, Google Classroom focused on simplifying tech, so that teachers and students could spend time on learning. Today, we’re continuing that mission and announcing the biggest refresh to Classroom since its launch. A better way ...
Tags: Google, Florida, Education, Ohio, Classroom, Daniel, Google Forms, G Suite, Daniel Brennick, Docs Editors Office, Nick Shunan


Facebook launches a digital literacy library aimed at educators

Facebook this morning announced the launch of a new set of educational resources focused on helping young people think critically and behave thoughtfully online. The Digital Literacy Library, as the new site is being called, is aimed at educators of children aged 11 to 18, and address topics like privacy, reputation, identity exploration, security, safety, wellbeing and more. There are 830 million young people online, the company notes, which is why digital literacy is necessary. We’ve seen t...
Tags: Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Education, Privacy, Safety, Social Media, Tech, Teachers, Harvard University, Classroom, Digital Literacy, Educators, Berkman Klein Center for Internet Society, Berkman Klein


Back to school reading list for educators

Packing up your beach towels and heading back to the class room? To help make lesson planning and curriculum writing easier, we have prepared you a reading list from the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Curriculum: Rethinking Curriculum and Teaching: Reexamines curriculum and teaching to view them as two interrelated concepts embedded in the societal, institutional, and instructional contexts of schooling. Question the technicist and reductionist treatment of curriculum and teachin...
Tags: Books, Featured, Learning, Education, Diversity, Reading, Curriculum, Teachers, Classroom, Inclusion, Arts & Humanities, Online products, Educators, Shulman, Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Classroom Activities


Introducing Course Kit: new ways to collaborate with G Suite in your LMS, designed for Higher Ed

Effective teaching and learning require seamless collaboration between instructors and students. The right technology and training can help facilitate this connection, which is why many universities, colleges, schools and other educational institutions provide their instructors and students with a Learning Management System (LMS). In addition to using an LMS, educators and students often also use G Suite's cloud-based productivity tools to create, collaborate and communicate in real time. Until ...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Google Docs, Classroom, LMS, LTI, G Suite, G Suite for Education, LTI Course Kit, Course Kit, Holly Zakos, St Norbert College When, Hommerding Course Kit


UK's first energy positive classroom produces 1.5x the energy it uses

After one year in operation, the numbers are in: the United Kingdom‘s first energy-positive classroom is capable of producing 1.5 times the amount of energy it needs to operate. Known as the Active Classroom, the energy-producing classroom stands as a shining example of what is possible as the U.K. and other nations attempt to transform their energy systems in response to climate change. The building was designed by experts at SPECIFIC, a U.K. Innovation and Knowledge Center led by Swansea Univ...
Tags: UK, Design, United Kingdom, Classroom, Swansea University, Worsley, Ian Campbell, Innovate U K, U K Innovation and Knowledge Center, Dave Worsley, Active Office


Apple launches its free Schoolwork app for teachers

Apple this morning launched Schoolwork, a free app for teachers that was first introduced at Apple’s education event in Chicago back in March. The cloud-based app allows teachers using iPads in the classroom to create and distribute handouts and other assignments, collaborate individually with students, track students’ progress, and – perhaps most notably – allows teachers to assign specific activities within educational apps. That means instead of pointing students to download an app and the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Students, Education, Tech, Chicago, Teachers, Schools, Logitech, Classroom, Schoolwork, Tynker GeoGebra


Optimizing Google Classroom for the way you work

As education continues to evolve, so do the needs of students and teachers. We work hand-in-hand with educators to ensure that Google’s tools grow along with their needs, and the latest updates to Classroom and Forms are no exception. Thanks to feedback from educators, we’re updating Classroom to give teachers more control over how they organize everything from assignments and announcements to class rosters. It’s the same Classroom teachers are familiar with, but redesigned to help teachers and ...
Tags: Google, Education, Beck, Chicago, Canada, Chromebook, Chromebooks, Classroom, G Suite, Trevor Beck, Lisa Lichtmann, Instructional Coordinator, Downers Grove High School


Live from ISTE: 12 Google for Education launches to save time for creativity

On the first day of ISTE, Google for Education gives to you: 12 updates to help teachers save time and spark creativity in their students. By releasing educators of time-consuming tasks, these new features and tools will enhance teachers’ ability to organize courses, increase collaboration with students, and unleash creativity in the classroom. Stay tuned for a deeper look at some of these announcements throughout this week. 1. Locked mode in Quizzes in Google FormsTo keep students focused an...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Utah, Colorado, Chromebook, Tokyo, Chromebooks, Timbuktu, Latin America, Classroom, Versailles, LANCASTER Pa, Forbidden City, CSTA, ISTE, Training Center


6 interactive whiteboard tips

Photo by David Goehring on Flickr In my last post, entitled Cinderella Technology, I wrote about the tremendous potential of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) and highlighted some of the reasons why it often fails to be realised in school classrooms.They have been around for a long time, but IWBs seem to have polarised teachers.There are those who use the IWB avidly, incorporating it into their lessons, embedding it into their programmes of study and exploiting the potential of the onboard t...
Tags: School, Technology, Learning, Smart, Teachers, Wheeler, Pedagogy, eLearning, Interaction, Classroom, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, David Goehring, IWB, Interactive Whiteboard


Innovation in Education – Easier Said than Done

Good educators are optimists. They walk into their classrooms every day believing that they can transform the lives of their learners. They do so by facilitating experiences that infuse learners with knowledge and skills that can also enhance society and the world. These educators recognize, as much as anyone else, that the world is changing ...
Tags: Education, Innovation, Classroom, Design Research, Innovation Vision


Architecture students build a tiny CLT classroom in just 3 weeks

A team of 13 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) architecture students designed and built Emerge, a tiny timber classroom that will help promote sustainable forestry through education. Located in the woods near Eugene, Oregon, the student project was crafted as part of UNL’s PLAIN design/build program in collaboration with the 673-acre family-owned Bauman Tree Farm, and The DR Johnson Lumber Mill. The micro cabin was erected in just three short weeks thanks to the use of prefabricated cross-la...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Arkansas, Cabin, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Classroom, Cross Laminated Timber, Skylight, UNL, Eugene Oregon, Design Build, CLT, Timber Cabin, Glulam


Delgado by National Office Furniture

Just the right seat for libraries, student lounges, and common areas, Delgado “embraces guests with comfort.” The cradling seat and dynamic lines turn Delgado into a popular spot to rest, read, study, meditate, or ruminate. Available fully upholstered or with a bent plywood back, Delgado features all the right angles, with seats that can be upholstered with a contrasting back or contrasting seat. Bases take Delgado from the conference room to the classroom. From a five-prong base with casters ...
Tags: Books, Education, Library, Contract, Lounge, Classroom, Delgado, Lounge Chair, Meeting Room, Educational Seating, Education Furniture, Conference Room, National Office Furniture


Learn what you can do #withClassroom

Editor's note:This week our Google for Education team will be joining educators and edtech enthusiasts at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas. Join us as we talk G Suite for Education and Classroom integrations during our SXSW EDU sessions. Follow along on The Keyword, Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates. A few years ago, we launched the Classroom API to make it easier for developers to integrate their applications #withClassroom, and to help teachers and students easily use Classroom ...
Tags: Education, Google Classroom, Classroom, Pbl, Austin Texas, Kyle, Peckham, Mesa Arizona, Facebook and Twitter, Workbench, Redding California, Google for Education, G Suite for Education, Ope Bukola, SXSW EDU, Keyword Twitter and Facebook


Supporting your kids through schooling

Starting at school and performing all the way through the system can be a real challenge for some children. But achieving in the classroom and during exams helps to set them on their future path. As parents, there’s lots you can do to support your son or daughter through their schooling, helping them to achieve their full potential. Choosing the right school Many parents want their kids to go the best school possible, one that’s going to give them the best chance to flourish and achieve. That...
Tags: Food, Classroom, Jackson MS Christian


Inside a Finnish classroom

When I creaked open the door to a first-grade classroom, I noticed a dozen seven-year-olds sprawled around the room. About half of them were sitting at rectangular tables while the others were standing. Each one of them had a needle (a real one) between their fingers, intently sewing a Father’s Day badge. A soft, contented hum wrapped around the classroom. This was their only afternoon lesson for the week, so I expected them to be a little fractious. They were proving me wrong. My colleague wa...
Tags: Travel, School, Education, US, Teaching, Teachers, Finland, States, Classroom, All, University of Helsinki, Finnish school system