Kevin Zahner

Kevin Zahner

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Massachusetts  ·  I'm a teacher, trainer, and creator exploring the way we learn and the resources we access. Check out my channels about mining, music, and education.
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Since classroom websites are competing against other sites for the students' attention, they need to consider the user experience in the design process. Is it intuitive to find the directions? Is it easy to access the content or assignment submission points? This post shares a bit of what I've learned trying to address these issues.

Since classroom websites are competing against other sites for the students' attention, they need to consider the user experience in the design process. Is it intuitive to find the directions? Is it easy to access the content or assignment submission points? This post shares a bit of what I've learned trying to address these issues.

Exam reviews can be tedious, boring, and sometimes ineffective. It's often hard to go through a lot of material in a short period of time, which is generally the way class reviews play out. This post offers 10 ways to use Google apps to design reviews that allow students to be contributors, learn with others, and develop brain-based learning and study habits.

Exam reviews can be tedious, boring, and sometimes ineffective. It's often hard to go through a lot of material in a short period of time, which is generally the way class reviews play out. This post offers 10 ways to use Google apps to design reviews that allow students to be contributors, learn with others, and develop brain-based learning and study habits.

Making a photo essay or writing summaries of main ideas are powerful activities for learners. To level up the experience and make it real for them, place these activities in an authentic context. This post explains how my students use Awesome Table to make a slideshow for a case study published on a New Google Site.

Making a photo essay or writing summaries of main ideas are powerful activities for learners. To level up the experience and make it real for them, place these activities in an authentic context. This post explains how my students use Awesome Table to make a slideshow for a case study published on a New Google Site.

Student-centered technology use is one of my main goals as a tech integrator. In this post, I share Google Classroom features that help me make the user experience more about the individual learner's needs.

Student-centered technology use is one of my main goals as a tech integrator. In this post, I share Google Classroom features that help me make the user experience more about the individual learner's needs.

The Google Drive preview for images and PDFs has a comment tool that works great for cooperative analysis. This post shares how we use the comment tool for cartoon analysis in a student-centered activity.

The Google Drive preview for images and PDFs has a comment tool that works great for cooperative analysis. This post shares how we use the comment tool for cartoon analysis in a student-centered activity.

Google Slides continues to impress me when it comes to solving collaboration issues in my classroom. Between Slides and Team Drive, my students have all the collaboration tools they need to learn together, develop fluency with Google apps, and work with content in ways that could easily be published.

Google Slides continues to impress me when it comes to solving collaboration issues in my classroom. Between Slides and Team Drive, my students have all the collaboration tools they need to learn together, develop fluency with Google apps, and work with content in ways that could easily be published.

Embed Padlet into New Google Sites to make digital word walls.

Embed Padlet into New Google Sites to make digital word walls.

Google Slides is one of my favorite apps in G Suite because I can do so much more than traditional slide presentations. This post shares how I'm chunking video content to increase student engagement opportunities.

Google Slides is one of my favorite apps in G Suite because I can do so much more than traditional slide presentations. This post shares how I'm chunking video content to increase student engagement opportunities.

Team Drive is the ultimate space for collaboration with google apps. It's saved me a lot of time managing permissions with my students, leaving more time for collaboration and learning.

Team Drive is the ultimate space for collaboration with google apps. It's saved me a lot of time managing permissions with my students, leaving more time for collaboration and learning.

In my efforts to streamline the exchange of information in our classroom, I've realized a security issue with the live sheets concept. This post shares how I've secured our Google Sheets and provides an update as to where I am in the project.

In my efforts to streamline the exchange of information in our classroom, I've realized a security issue with the live sheets concept. This post shares how I've secured our Google Sheets and provides an update as to where I am in the project.

It's important to make technology decisions work for you. That's why I'm not quick to throw away older methods to accept a shiny new tool. This post shares some ideas about how to use Google Sheets in four different ways to support classroom management needs.

It's important to make technology decisions work for you. That's why I'm not quick to throw away older methods to accept a shiny new tool. This post shares some ideas about how to use Google Sheets in four different ways to support classroom management needs.

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If the evolution of my Chrome browser is any indicator of my tech integration story, the main characters are all about producing and managing learning materials. This post is about the new list of extensions that support that way I run a classroom.

If the evolution of my Chrome browser is any indicator of my tech integration story, the main characters are all about producing and managing learning materials. This post wraps the new list of extensions that support that way I run a classroom.

If the evolution of my Chrome browser is any indicator of my tech integration story, the main characters are all about producing and managing learning materials. This post is about the new list of extensions that support that way I run a classroom.

If the evolution of my Chrome browser is any indicator of my tech integration story, the main characters are all about producing and managing learning materials. This post wraps the new list of extensions that support that way I run a classroom.