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Using Technology to Rethink Summer Learning

Using technology to rethink summer learning

Summer is a time for learners (and teachers!) to relax and reset. It’s important to keep kids learning, but summer assignments have to be highly engaging to have any real impact.

District Offers Secure Exams with Hapara and GAFE

District offers secure exams with Hapara and G Suite

What if you want your secure examinations to be learning experiences and opportunities for learners to express their creativity, and to demonstrate a wide spectrum of their understanding and capabilities? Add the challenge of using Google Apps, and web content. Then what?

Hapara Student Voice Podcast

Hapara student voice podcast

Hapara Certified Educators Jennifer Struebing and Lisa Harrison spoke with Larry Jacobs of Education Talk Radio to share how they use digital tools to raise student voice in their respective schools.

Hapara Workspace as Professional Learning Hub

Hapara Workspace as professional learning hub

Workspace has commanded the attention of our global community of education innovators. Within two weeks of the release of Workspace in August, individual Workspaces had aggregated more than one million views.

3 Ways to Magnify Student Voice in the Digital Classroom with Hapara

Three ways to magnify student voice in the digital classroom with Hapara

For some, the phrase student voice invokes images of endless student government meetings where the debate about school lunch ends up right where it started. For others, a strong and healthy culture of student voice is the key to motivating students to work hard, be creative, and take care of each other.

Crossing the Chasm of GAFE Adoption

Crossing the chasm of GAFE adoption

In their first and second year using Google Apps for Education (GAFE), many organizations evaluate the success of their implementation based on...

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Why reinvent the wheel when you can borrow from the experts? Check out this curated collection of Hapara Workspaces were designed and shared publically by Hapara-using educators from around the world.

Hapara Workspace Sharing Competition- Workspace of the Week

Hapara Workspace sharing competition: Workspace of the week

Using the new Public Sharing feature in Hapara Workspace, teachers can elect to share the Workspaces they have created with friends, colleagues, and educators around the world. Hapara-using recipients can then copy the shared Workspace into their own Hapara instance, and customize or modify as needed.

Teachers Share All - Hapara Workspace

Teachers share all – Hapara Workspace

Teachers share lesson plans. They also share resources. And in a number of platforms, they will share guides on how best to put a lesson into practice. Now, all of that is wrapped into one package with shareable Workspaces from Hapara.

Microteaching Improves Student Achievement

Microteaching improves student achievement

Canadian researcher, Michael Fullan, recently visited the schools where Hapara was founded. Here is a video about what he learned about student achievement with microteaching.

Video- Learner Agency and PBL at HPSS

Video: Learner Agency and PBL at HPSS

Examine how the educators and learners at Hobsonville Point Secondary School in the northern suburbs of Auckland, New Zealand are building a culture of empowerment and creativity.

Hapara’s Sticky New Edtech Workspace Crests One Million Views in Two Weeks

Hapara’s sticky new edtech workspace crests one million views in two weeks

We designed Workspace with the same force factors that drove us to build our Dashboard for Google Apps in 2010 and our Highlights (previously Interact) for Chrome tool in 2012; to meet the needs of teachers and learners pushing edtech to its max in support of differentiation, personalization, and collaboration.

How To Get Started With Hapara Workspace

Hāpara 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.

Google Groups, Organization Units, and Subdomains - Explainer

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.

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