15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher, New Ways to Integrate with Google Classroom, and More

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June 29 – July 5, 2015.

Obviously, teaching in the 21-century is altogether different phenomenon; never before learning could be happening the way it is now — everywhere, all the time, on any possible topic, supporting any possible learning style or preference. But what does being a 21st-century teacher really mean? Here are 15 characteristics of a 21st-century teacher according to Edutopia.
Posted by +Roscelia Lavenant 
New ways to integrate with Google Classroomgoogleforeducation.blogspot.com
Developers can embed the Classroom share button and sign up for the developer preview of the Classroom API. These tools make it easy for developers to seamlessly integrate with Classroom in ways that help teachers and students — like letting teachers create assignments directly from Quizlet, Duolingo, PBS and many other favorites.
Shared by +Ben Rouse 
Latest Google Sheets update now allows people to publish spreadsheets in five additional formats—as comma-separated values (.csv), tab-separated values (.tsv), a PDF document (.pdf), a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet (.xlsx), or an OpenDocument spreadsheet (.ods).
Shared via +Alice Chen 
+James Sayer originally shared: Security Keys – great for Admins and any user with access to sensitive data.  I have been using a security key with 2-factor authentication (as an alternative to SMS) and its working really well.  Highly recommend all admins to go 2-factor!
The Hangouts app for iOS has been updated with a new design that makes it faster to start new conversations and drop in all the stickers, emoji and photos you want.
You can click on a collaborator’s avatar to skip right to where they are working. Great when checking student collaborative work.
You can now access My Maps right from Google Drive on your Google Apps account, so it’s even easier to create, find and share your custom maps.
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