The start of the school year always coincides with the start of football season. School and football may not seem like they have much in common at first, but you’d be surprised at how many skills they share—from discipline to learning game plans to addressing mistakes and then fixing those mistakes. Among the many similarities between the two, there is one shared skill that’s crucial for both football players and young students to develop and master: time management.
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This piece originally appeared on EdSurge on August 17, 2019.
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Technological devices with internet access have been deployed in schools across the globe. Some educators see this as an opportunity to leverage technology to empower students in accessing, curating, and creating content. Still others are hesitant to place technology into students’ hands in the classroom. Teachers, administrators, and parents may express fears of cyberbullying and inappropriate media use. Educators may indicate that they do not feel comfortable using the technology themselves, much less introducing it to students.
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As student’s trickle back into freshly decorated classrooms, laughter fills the halls, and August 2019 comes barreling to an end...it can only be one time of year: Back To School. For the 2019-2020 school year, let’s go out on a limb! Let’s try a few new things. Let’s paint a bathroom door, teach meditation instead of detention, and play with legos in math class!
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As teachers, we’re constantly looking for tools to enhance and extend learning and make our lives easier. Google provides a variety of unique resources that are perfect for exactly this. From scheduling, to sharing assignment information and updates with students and parents, to hosting guest lecturers, there are so many ways Google can help enhance your classroom and simplify your life as a teacher. Using Gmail for easy communication, Drive for information and document sharing, and Google Docs for easy creation of documents for classroom management are just a few of the creative ways that you can use Google in your classroom to improve structure and better support learning.
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