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3 Steps to Google Plus Adventures For Learners of All Ages!

Google Plus offers a fun and easy way to find unique learning opportunities for your students and yourself, as well as a wonderful place to connect with fellow educators.

All you need to do is make time to bring in engaging content from Google Plus accounts from around the world that fit within your curriculum. This could be as simple as showing videos to your students from the Atlanta Zoo, or connecting with Special Ed educators on the "Next Comes L" Plus Collection. Below are examples of how you might utilize the vast and incredible resources available via Google Plus and Google Plus Communities.

Step 1: Get Google Plus and Sign In

Google Plus is available in the app store on your iPad and via plus.google.com on an internet browser. Download it or visit the site and sign in with your Google account (use the long email at EPS).

Step 2: Take the Tour

All you need to do is make time to bring in engaging content from Google Plus accounts from around the world that fit within your…

3 Classroom Management Strategies to Try Today in 1 to 1 iPad Classrooms

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Mobile devices have transformed the K-12 environment in incredible ways. Most of this transformation has been positive; access to resources, uniquely engaging learning opportunities, immediate feedback from assessments, etc., but sometimes the day to day challenges of students with personal devices can be daunting.

The reality is that we live in a world full of distractions and choices. Our learners are growing up in the "Netflix" generation where they can receive their choice of entertainment and engagement opportunities immediately. That will not change regardless of how much me encourage or discourage device usage in our classrooms. The way we really must begin to to think is: do we teach them how to utilize the offerings of internet connected devices to enrich their lives-and prepare them for adulthood and careers of the future, or do we want to close off that access, put our heads in the sand, and hope that someone else will teach them how to navigate the incredibly co…