Jupiter – The Solar System’s Largest Planet (by far)

Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System (followed by Saturn - one of the other Jovian Planets). After our last blog talking about Mars, we finished talking about the terrestrial planets in the Solar System. Now we travel past the red, rocky planet, past the asteroid belt into our first Jovian Planet. A Jovian Planet is the four outer planets in the Solar System and is called so because...
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Mars – Our next home?

The little red planet in our solar system is the next location where humans are going to try and land and create an environment on. The more research done on Mars, the more interesting features and facts emerge. Mars is smaller than Earth, red in color, has no sizeable magnetosphere, and has actually been virtually mapped (so you can go and explore Mars online - search it up!) The main...
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G.A.F.E. Privacy

So far throughout my blog, we have discussed the benefits and negatives of some of the apps in the program. Now, on my final blog post, I will describe and talk about the privacy of G.A.F.E. and how it may affect how you use Google Apps for Education in your classroom. As Google is an American 'company' and the Patriot Act is enacted in the USA, all of the information is stored in the United...
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Venus – Our closest planet?

Venus is a remarkable astronomical object that is actually the "closest" planet to Earth. The closest is in quotation marks because although Venus is actually the planet that gets the closest to Earth, Mercury is the planet that is closer to Earth more often than Venus (due to orbital differences). In comparison to Earth, Venus is very similar in size, density,  and chemical composition. The...
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Google Forms – Edtech Inquiry Coming to an End

Google forms are apart of G.A.F.E. and are used by teachers to collect information, surveys, quizzes, registration sheets, etc. Google Forms is also one of the hidden aspects of Google Apps for Education but can be incredibly useful if teachers know how to use such a tool. Once you login to your G.A.F.E. account and access Google Forms, there are endless possibilities. First of all, you can...
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Google Calendar – A Way to Keep Your Classroom Organized

Google calendar is an app that is incorporated into the Google Apps for Education Platform that allows teachers to provide assignments with important dates on an online calendar that all students can access. Its purpose is to allow teachers to keep all students organized in an online platform where you can be managing your classroom schedule. Just as my previous blog posts about Google Apps for...
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Google Documents (and Google Slides) in the Classroom – The Most Beneficial Application for Group Work

Google Documents is an online resource that is associated with G.A.F.E. and works very well with Google Classroom as well. Google Documents is increasing in popularity with teachers, students, and school systems as it is all online, documents are saved instantaneous, provides many educational purposes and benefits, and no homework can be left at home. Also, Google Slides is on a similar basis of...
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Mercury – The Closest Planet to the Sun

Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system and also the closest to the Sun. During my research into aspects of Mercury and my previous research in our Solar System, I noticed something very interesting - Mercury and the Moon are very similar. The only feature that can distinguish the Moon and Mercury is that the Moon as the Dark Maria on it (as we saw from my previous blog). The reason...
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