Why Chromebooks?

The District in 2015 transitioned all email systems, file storage, calendar services, video conferencing services, classroom learning management systems to Google Apps for Education. With this transition more of more of the District’s educators are using Google Apps for Education products in their classrooms, ranging from Google Classroom to collaborative Google Docs. The past practice [...]

Common EdTech Definitions

Digital Learning - is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student's learning experience. Synchronous Online Learning - refers to a learning event in which a group of online students are engaging in learning at the same time. Asynchronous Online Learning - is a student-centered teaching method that uses online learning resources [...]

The Gears of Blended Learning

As we move into the world of One2One devices at Pickerington Local Schools, I am going to post a weekly update to the instructional vision of our One2One program. In Pickerington Local School District, we believe that the future of technology integration is through a blended learning model that would create an environment where students [...]

Going Google 301 Staff Toolkit

The final installment of the Going Google Staff Toolkit video series features the 301 versions of Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Classroom, and Google Drive.  These videos will show advanced features, skills and processes of the Google Apps for Education suite of applications. Gmail 301 Google Calendar 301 Google Classroom 301 Google Drive 301

30 Simple Ways You Can Use Google

Whether you’re a newbie or expert, the following infographic from GCFLearnFree may very well be worth printing out and posting in your classroom or teacher’s lounge. It briefly details the 3 top things you can do with popular Google services. Some are basic tips and some might pique your interest to learn more. For example, have you [...]

20 Things you can do with Google Classroom

Google Classroom (http://classroom.google.com) is available to schools with a Google Apps for Education (GAfE)domain. Classroom is a way to get all of your students in one place and allows you to easily assign work and for students to turn it in. Sharing Resources: Google Classroom allows you to take a document, video or link and [...]

Big Technology Announcement

Yesterday the Pickerington Board of Education approved a major audio visual project that will allow all of the schools to have mounted projectors and sound reinforcement systems in the classrooms. The project that will take place over the summer of 2015 includes the technological upgrades for Pickerington High School North, Pickerington Lakeview Junior High School, [...]

Going Google 201 Staff Toolkit

In the first installment of the Going Google Staff Toolkit we introduced viewers to Gmail, Google Calendars, Google Drive, Google Classroom, Google + and Google Hangouts. In the second installment we will dive deeper into Gmail, Google Calendars, Google Drive and Google Classroom. Gmail 201 Google Calendar 201 Google Drive 201 Article - 25 Google [...]