Doodle 4 Google Canada Contest, Deadline 11:59 p.m. EST on May 2nd

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Doodle 4 Google Canada contest We’ve all seen them, the famous Google Doodles that adorn the Google Search page and usually change up every day. With Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations ramping up, Google Canada has launched the Doodle 4 Google Canada contest for students in kindergarten through grade 12. The theme for the contest is “What I see for Canada’s future is…” The winner of the national Doodle 4 Google Canada contest will have their doodle featured for a day on the G...
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12 Tricks That Make You The Master Of Google Search

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12 Tricks That Make You The Master Of Google Search There’s a hidden side of Google that only a select few people take advantage of. When you discover the amazing things you can do with Google, you’ll become a search master. You’ll be light years ahead of the people who don’t know this stuff. 1. Use an asterisk “*” to find words or phrases you can’t remember 2. Search within websites using “site:” 3. Find similar websites by searching “related:yourwebsitehere.com” 4. Search for exact phra...
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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Chromebook Master

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Chromebook Master 1) Save files straight to Google Drive:Chromebooks have limited local storage, but you’re encouraged not to use it, and Google Drive appears as an option whenever you download something from the web. 2) Use Google Drive offline: Chromebooks have slowly been getting better at working without an internet connection, and Google’s office suite has been leading the way. You can create, edit, and view documents, spreadsheets, and presentations witho...
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8 High-Quality OER Collections

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8 High-Quality OER Collections Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task much easier for educators. Here are eight sources that can help. 1. CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers free, standards-aligned content in STEM subjects, including digital textbooks and simulations.  The content reportedly works across all platforms and devices, including iPads, Chromebooks...
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9 Reasons to Consider a Chromebook

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9 Reasons to Consider a Chromebook The tech world moves pretty fast and so do shifting opinions. If you searched for Chromebooks back in 2013, it seemed almost every stuffy article claimed they were useless and almost always missed the point entirely. By 2014 people were starting to take notice that Chromebooks were selling well, rapidly being picked up by schools, and consumers were enjoying their Chromebooks. That same year they overtook iPads in US schools. Indeed, they’re the ultimate schoo...
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8th Annual Classroom of the Future Challenge Launches

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The 8th annual contest challenges Canadian teachers to capture innovative teaching and learning practices and upload a two to four minute video, podcast, or digital portfolio showcasing  the role pedagogy and technology play in engaging and motivating their students in the 21st century classroom. Submissions will be accepted until midnight EST on Friday, March 11, 2016. For Entry Form & Contest Rules, visit http://mindsharelearning.ca/classroomchallenge2016/2014-15/   &...
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CONNECT 2016 Canada’s Learning & Technology Conference April 26th-29th

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CONNECT is Canada's largest education technology conference attracting 1600 educators, leaders, CIO's, directors of education and IT experts to learn, debate and exchange ideas, network and be inspired through a smorgasbord of world class speakers, presenters, exhibits and seminars. It is the only event in Canada that brings together the complete life-cycle of learning, from kindergarten to Higher Education, libraries and workplace learning. Our mission is to connect all sectors in order to h...
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Google to Introduce Canadian Kids to Coding

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Google announced a 1.5 million grant on Wednesday to help introduce 100,000 Canadian kids to coding and working with cutting-edge technologies. The program is called Codemakers that is part of Actua, an educational charity that has a three year plan to run summer camps and school workshops across the country. Actua is mandated to target under-served populations, including girls, aboriginal youth, children of immigrants and kids from homes facing socioeconomic challenges. In Canada, coding is...
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Chromebook Tutorials on YouTube

Chromebooks have grown to become the #1 device in educational 1:1 programs.  Repairs are an inevitable part of the Chromebook life cycle as students use the unit in their daily learning process.  AGIT has created a series of step-by-step tutorials for the most common repairs of the most popular models.  You can attempt to complete these repairs on your own using these videos or have one of our professionally trained technicians do the repair for you.
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