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Act 48 Academy / The Teacher’s Academy Recap of PETE & C 2015 Hershey, PA

For those of you who were not lucky enough to attend the Pennsylvania Education, Technology Expo and Conference this year, no worries!  Act 48 Academy spent time learning about new educational technologies, meeting the keynote speakers and gathering some fantastic new ideas from teachers.  Of course, we are happy to share our experiences with you!

Act48/Teachers Academy attends PETE&C 2015Attending PETE & C as a vendor was an incredible experience for Act 48 Academy.  This was the first time we would be able to meet face-to-face with over 1,000 savvy teachers, librarians and technology specialists.  This opportunity allowed us to discuss the needs of 21st century teachers, the direction of education and exactly how technology is being used effectively in the classrooms.   You may be thinking, why would an on-line professional development company get involved with new education technology?  Continue Reading Act 48 Academy / The Teacher’s Academy Recap of PETE & C 2015 Hershey, PA

Google Docs and Google Sheets in Education

Hey Teachers!   Imagine a place on the Internet where you could safely store and share information for free with your coworkers, students or your friends.  This place has programs similar to MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel free of charge!   Even though millions of people have already taken advantage of this great opportunity, there is still plenty of room for you, your school and even your friends, in this place.

Welcome to Google Drive!  This web based storage program allows users to create, edit and share files from any computer, and it is free!  All you need is a Gmail account, which is also free!  Google Drive houses applications (apps) that can be very useful for educators.  Our courses: Google Docs for Educators and Google Sheets for Educators, allow teachers to earn professional development hours while exploring the many uses of these programs.

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