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Improving your virtual learning environment: A Google Classroom tutorial

Improving your virtual learning environment: A Google Classroom tutorial

This ultimate Google Classroom tutorial will show you to learn how to incorporate this program into your instructional practice. Google Classroom is a free online application that enables teachers to organize all of their digital class materials into one designated area, creating a space for them to collaborate with learners in an easy-to-use virtual learning environment.

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Hapara Workspace is on the way

The excitement is building. After months of alpha release, we’re pleased to announce our newest product Hapara Workspace, will be available to your teachers in just a few short weeks! To help you prepare, we’ve created a number of tools to help guide your teachers and learners.

Introducing Hapara Workspace

Teachers use a lot of resources. Workspace organizes these into cards. Goal and Rubrics add the learning context. Selectively allow learners to create and edit. Activities with built-in workflow: Due dates, Auto-lockout, Submission, Return. Learners can collaborate in groups.

Hapara releases new UI for Teacher Dashboard

Today, we introduce our new Teacher Dashboard user interface (UI) in Open Beta release. Over the past few months, we have been in a Closed Beta and greatly appreciate the time and effort Hapara community members have dedicated to bring you this new interface. We learned… a lot!

Google groups, organization units and subdomains – explainer

Technology directors and facilitators new to the Google Suite game must master a new vernacular. When managing a Google Suite 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 Sites as e-binders 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!

The purpose of the e-portfolio

For my part, the real value of the ePortfolios is in the reflection and the learning. Making the connections between the ePortfolio and learning is paramount.

Research: improved teaching practices, student engagement and learning outcomes

Hapara Dashboard was originally dreamed up by a group of educators at Pt England School in the Manaiakalani cluster in New Zealand. As they began their 1:1 journey with Google Apps, the teachers quickly realized that they needed something that would help them better manage learners working online and enable them to create deeper learning experiences.

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