Posts in Education

Google Groups, Organization Units, and Subdomains – Explainer

Technology directors and facilitators new to the Google Apps game must master a new vernacular. When managing a Google Apps domain, three things you must quickly learn about are groups, organization units (OU’s), and subdomains. Each has a host of different applications, some overlapping, and can be used to assist a school system with data maintenance and customization.


Google Groups are structures that associate a group of users together. Once enrolled in a group, a user can access discussion forums associated with the group, and send and receive emails that are addressed to the specific Google … Read the rest →

Tell Your Story at ISTE 2014

The Hapara Team will be hosting a theater at ISTE in Atlanta this year. We know that our most valuable asset is you, our community of solution oriented school leaders. In our last monthly email update, we asked for volunteers to present at this largest of global education technology conferences. Many of you submitted your proposals, and they all look fantastic. There is still space for more.

The conference will only last three days this year; Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, June 29-July1. If you are already planning on attending, please consider giving a 20-minute presentation in our theater. Here is … Read the rest →

Google Sites as eBinders or Portfolios

If you are already using Google Apps for Education and you are looking for a portfolio solution for your students, or even just a simple eBinder, look no further. The solution is right under your nose!

Google Sites, the website generation application provided as part of any school system’s FREE Google Apps for Education domain, gives every student the ability to create as many websites as they wish. The beauty here is in the simplicity. The students are already doing their work in the Google universe; in Drive for the most part. Google Sites make it ridiculously easy to search … Read the rest →

Hapara Kicks off Professional Development Relationship with EdTechTeam

Hapara has partnered with the internationally reputable professional development group, EdTechTeam, to offer your institution on-site training on the fusion of Hapara tools with Google Apps. Below are a few brief workshop descriptions from a much larger library of possibilities. These workshops are intended to be delivered on-site to a focused group of educators in a 1/2 day or full day session. Please contact your Hapara representative or contact us through our website for pricing and details.

1:1 with Chromebooks and Teacher Dashboard

This comprehensive workshop develops awareness of current instructional practice and exposes participants to the changes that … Read the rest →

16 Things to Consider When Going 1:1

1. Ask Why? Then Engage a Diverse Array of Stakeholders from the Beginning to Find a Good Answer.
There are millions of connected educators around the world who would be delighted to answer that question for you. You must answer it for your own education context. Best not to try doing so alone. Moving teachers and students to a digital workflow, and considering all of the associated infrastructure and cultural changes that come along with this switch, is a big deal. Bring in student and parent voices. And lift the voices of the classroom educators as facilitators whenever possible.… Read the rest →