KingSoft free office suite software
Educational Technology Guy
MAY 21, 2012
After posting about SSUITE free office software , I found out about KingSoft Free Office Suite Software on Google+. KingSoft Free Office Suite Software includes word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software and is easy to use, looking very similar to Microsoft Office. This is another great option for teachers and students to have free software tools.
Minecraft Software Startup Gets Boost from National Science Foundation Grant
AUGUST 17, 2016
An ed-tech startup developing software to help students learn computer coding principles through Minecraft has been awarded a $750,000 grant through the National Science Foundation. Our goal is that after they go through the software program, students will know the basics of computer science and coding,” said ThoughtSTEM co-founder Lindsey Handley. billion. Another is Choosito!
How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software - guest post
Educational Technology Guy
MAY 27, 2016
How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software Online forms might not be the first thing that comes to mind as a helpful classroom tool. Online form building software has increasingly become a fixture in schools all around the world over the past decade, and for good reason: it just makes collecting and organizing information easier. But today?
When School-Installed Software Stops A Suicide
NPR Learning and Tech
MARCH 28, 2016
School administrators increasingly have the power to track students' Web browsing even when they're at home. The implications are complicated
This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks
OCTOBER 26, 2015
Using device-agnostic software called Neverware, districts are breathing new life into old laptops. Neverware, a New York-based startup, makes software that lets older computers run newer operating systems without compromising speed. After installing the software, she says boot-up times shrank to 12 seconds and battery life doubled. What’s old is new again. Fountain of youth.
SSUITE - free office productivity software
Educational Technology Guy
MAY 21, 2012
SSUITE is free office productivity software that can be downloaded and used on any Windows system. Software includes: Desktop Office Suite (word processing, spreadsheets), money managers, invoice software, web browser, image editing, email, utilities, and much more. There is some great software here, all free, that can be of great use in education.
Autodesk offers free software to all students and schools
Educational Technology Guy
DECEMBER 3, 2014
Autodesk , make of AutoCAD and other CAD and design software titles, is now offering AutoCAD and Fusion 360 free for education use. Related: STEM Resources for Educators LibreCAD - free, 2D CAD Software for Windows, OSX, and Linux My Top 10 Free Google Resources for Education - includes Google Sketchup 3D modeling software. autodesk CAD engineering free software
New software supports safe internet use, reporting
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
The software’s release supports international legislation obliging schools to introduce filtering technology and monitor students’ internet use more closely to safeguard and promote their welfare and prevent them “from being drawn into terrorism.”. NetSupport launches new education safeguarding module for IT asset management solution, NetSupport DNA.
State-of-the-art education software often doesn’t help students learn more, study finds
The Hechinger Report
JUNE 20, 2016
Even proponents of educational technology admit that a lot of software sold to schools isn’t very good. But they often highlight the promise of so-called “adaptive learning” software, in which complex algorithms react to how a student answers questions, and tailor instruction to each student. Most of the universities combined the software with human instruction, but a few courses were delivered entirely online. Still, two important lessons emerged from the report, which may continue to apply even as the software improves. 1.
A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software
JULY 21, 2016
Did you ever explore a learning possibility only to realize that the software to make it happen costs a lot of money? Do you want to explore 3-D animation but don’t want to spend a lot of money on software you might not ultimately use? You might want to explore Open Source software! Open Source Software. Types of Open Source Software. LibreOffice. Inkscape.
Epson BrightLink interactive projectors will be bundled with Smart software
NOVEMBER 15, 2015
Epson and Smart Technologies are now bundling Smart collaborative learning software with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors. “We’re delighted to extend the reach of our longstanding partnership with Epson to a global offering,” said Greg Estell, Solutions President, Smart Technologies. Epson and Smart aim to bring collaborative learning solution to classrooms.
5 Great Software Functions!
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. The nice thing about drill and practice software is that the programs often offer quick, simple feedback. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction.
Software that Supports Multilingual Dialogue
JUNE 9, 2016
Twitter has in-built Bing translation software that auto-detects language and with one click offers to translate into English (I guess it also recognizes that the user is using English). Productivity Profession Software TeachingIf you are reading this, chances are, you understand English. This is particularly noticeable in the Doha Debates of BBC (e.g. Tell us in the comments!
8 Reasons for and 8 Against Revisiting Software in the Classroom
Ask a Tech Teacher
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
I recently chatted with a tech coordinator on the East coast who asked about software alternatives to the webtools we were discussing. Usually, teachers want free, easily-accessible-from-anywhere webtools in place of expensive, installed software. When you purchase software, you get the entire program. When you’re using software, it lives on your local drive.
LAUSD to get $6.4M in software settlement from Pearson
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Tentative agreement addresses issues over software, curriculum use. The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative $6.4-million settlement over curriculum from education software giant Pearson that the school system said its teachers barely used. Consultants concluded that few teachers even used the Pearson software. million. The district won’t have to pay $2.2
Impero Software’s keyword library addresses online safety concerns
JUNE 27, 2016
In an effort to protect students in this always-on and connected world, Impero Software , a remote monitoring and management software provider, has updated its keyword libraries to include a more comprehensive list of U.S. The software alerts educators when a student uses words or phrases that match a term in the keyword library. customers.”. The updated library of U.S.
NSF funds research on math software
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
The National Science Foundation has granted $800k to North Carolina State University to use data mining techniques to study the game-based ST Math software program that’s currently used in 2,500 schools across the country. So we need new, better methods to both estimate the impact of programs and to inform teachers and software developers about how to get the most out of them.”.
Microsoft Education Updates Improve Classroom Efficiency and Promote Exploration
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Learning Management Software Productivity Suites SoftwareBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez From interactive quizzes to virtual field trips, the latest Office 365 updates have a lot to offer.
Ed-Tech Software Group Objects to Messages in Feds’ #GoOpen Campaign
JULY 8, 2016
The Software and Information Industry Association, in a recent online post , said the campaign—which encourages states and districts to consider open options—wrongly suggests that open resources are invariably linked with districts’ shifts to adopting digital materials, whereas commercial materials are stuck in the print world. But the U.S. Open Ed. Proposal.
Try LearnBoost: Free Amazing Gradebook Software for Teachers!
DECEMBER 1, 2011
? Learnboost: Free Amazing Gradebook, Attendance, and Lesson Planning Software you''re one click away. LearnBoost empowers educators with free administrative software for schools and classrooms. administrative software for schools free classroom technology free for teachers Gradebook Software LearnBoost lesson planning You can learn more by taking a tour here.
Designing custom ed-tech software requires joint effort
JULY 19, 2016
As a result, many school systems take matters into their own hands by developing custom software and tools only to find they lack the scale, revenue sources and expertise to do so successfully. Off-the-shelf education technology platforms can often fall short when aligning with educators’ specific approaches to instruction. In a new study, the Clayton Christensen Institute profiles two organizations that co-designed technology to help school leaders bridge the disconnect between instructional models and new technologies. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton M.
EXO U launches Ormiboard Pro Visual Creation Software
JUNE 9, 2016
New whiteboarding software offers instant sharing to any student device, classroom management, and advanced interactivity building without an internet connection. At InfoComm 2016, EXO U Inc. , a software development company, launched Ormiboard Pro , a visual creation and collaboration tool. Ormiboard Pro users are provided with a simple upgrade path.
District launches responsive website from Rediker Software
JUNE 13, 2016
Waltham Public Schools chooses Rediker Software’s RediSite for their 10 schools and district office to meet the increasing mobile needs of parents, students and staff. Serving more than 5,500 students and 10 schools, Waltham Public Schools unveiled an improved approach to mobile communications recently by launching a district-wide responsive website from Rediker Software.
Hayes Software Systems launches implementation plan for mid-sized districts
JUNE 28, 2016
The Basic Implementation Plan is specifically designed for school districts looking to quick start their TIPWeb-IT software. Hayes Software Systems , a provider of inventory control software and services for the K-12 education market, announced a new software implementation plan developed for mid-sized school districts. Managing the influx of assets in the classroom.
How Learning Management Software Helps HR
MAY 5, 2016
It is the Human Resources department’s job to ensure the workers that are hired are skillful in the areas they need to support and that they continue to grow to develop new skills and talents that. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Learning Management & Course Management Systems Learning Management System
Boxlight upgrades collaboration software
APRIL 7, 2015
New software is designed to make collaboration easier. Boxlight is replacing its legacy software on its projectors and interactive flat panels with a new platform, called Oktopus. The new software features more than 70 subject-specific tools for collaboration in math, science, literacy, and geography. Says Jeremy Peterson, a product manager with the company.
The new way to create flipped video in 60 seconds without adding software
DECEMBER 13, 2015
While software and apps that allow screen recording have been available for some time, the solution outlined here is part of an environment that most teachers are already comfortable with and is very easy to use. Use PowerPoint to make tutorial videos for flipped or blended learning. Time strapped teachers need support—we all know this. The tutorials can then be watched over and over.
New Cybersecurity Software Enhances Organizations' IT Toolkits
MAY 5, 2016
Enterprise Intrusion Detection Security Software Threat PreventionBy Sandra Gittlen Security information and event management tools increase functionality just when technology pros need help the most.
What Google’s New Open-Source Software Means for Artificial-Intelligence Research
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Google wants the artificial-intelligence software that drives the company’s Internet searches to become the standard platform for computer-science scholars in their own experiments. On Monday, Google announced it would turn its machine-learning software, called TensorFlow, into open-source code, so anyone can use it. “We hope this will let the machine-learning community — everyone from academic researchers, to engineers, to hobbyists — exchange ideas much more quickly, through working code rather than just research papers,” Google announced on its website.
What Software Does Your Institution Provide Free or Cheap?
MARCH 6, 2015
Then, however, I remembered something I seem to forget every time I need software. My institution pays large licensing fees for a wide range of software, taking advantage of bulk discounts, and offers that software to faculty and staff either free or at sharply reduced rates. Have you had success finding institutional access to the software you need for your work or teaching?
Choose the Right Adaptive Math Software – a Buyer’s Guide
MARCH 31, 2016
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Getting Started with Minecraft: Education Edition
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Classroom Game-based Learning SoftwareBy Wylie Wong A K–12 technology leader shares tips for deploying Microsoft’s long-awaited educational game.
Pixar makes its 3D rendering tool, RenderMan, free for anyone
Educational Technology Guy
MARCH 30, 2015
Pixar, the company behind Toy Story, Cars and other incredible animated movies, has announced that it''s in-house 3D rendering software, RenderMan , is now free for non-commercial use. 3d free software graphic design RenderMan creates the rendering with lighting effects. It does not create the original 3D model. You would need to first create the 3D model first.
Scribe: An Inexpensive Outliner Note-Taking Software Alternative for Mac Users
The 21st Century Principal
JUNE 14, 2014
found a simple outline program in Scribe by Peppered Software. Scribe Interface Note: I haven''t received any compensation for the promotion of this software. Recently, I found myself in search of a simple program that would allow me to outline my readings for my doctoral program. It is a simple outline program that provides minimal features for simple note-taking.
Google Education Gains Momentum: 50M App Users, 10M Chromebook Users
OCTOBER 23, 2015
Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Hardware Learning Management Software NotebooksFrank Smith Chromebooks and Google Apps are on a winning streak within the K–12 sector.
5 Ways Digital Tools Are Transforming the Education Space
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Classroom Leadership Management Online Learning SoftwareBy Eric Sheninger K–12 thought leader Eric Sheninger offers guidance on how to manage an arsenal of digital tools in the classroom.
Kids Can Learn to Code Games Outside the Classroom
JANUARY 6, 2016
SoftwareBy Dan Sagmiller Programmer says kids have lots of opportunities outside classrooms to learn how to create and develop their own games.