Friday, September 9, 2016

Episode 14 Recap

Yesterday Mike and I broadcast our 14th episode featuring a brief summer recap before digging in deep to the plethora of updates from Google (and a smidge of Infinite Campus), two new training tools, and then changes to some of our favorite formative assessment tools. We also went a bit crazy over our excitement for ACTEM 2016 next month. It was a packed episode for sure! Check out the archive from YouTube below to get caught up.

  Link to YouTube Video Archive Link for this Agenda as a Google Document:


  • Susie Simmons: Technology Coach (6-12) for Bonny Eagle Schools, Certified Trainer for Google Apps for Education, Member of the Google Classroom Experts Team
  • Mike Arsenault: Instructional Technology Integrator at Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth, Certified Innovator for Google Apps for Education

Summer Recap

  • ISTE
  • GAFE Summit
  • FOSSed

App Updates

  • Google for Education
    • Forms
      • Built in quiz functionality
      • Add images to questions and multiple choice answers
    • Sites
      • In beta
      • Complete overhaul
    • Classroom
      • Parent Access
      • Topics
        • Side note: Infinite Campus Google Drive API integration
    • Expeditions now live!
  • Websites
  • Other
    • Formative Assessment Tools
      • Fewer free options
      • Socrative and Go Formative no longer completely free

To Do List

Continuing Discussion

The role of technology in education degree programs in higher ed (pre-service teacher preparation)

Wrap Up