169 Tech Tip #78: Save a File so Everyone Can Read it

Ask a Tech Teacher

Category: Google Apps. Q: I need to make my document readable by colleagues that don’t have my software (such as I use MS Word and they don’t). A: In both Google Apps and MS Office, you can save a document in a variety of formats, including the easy-to-read PDF.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

As technology changes and schools upgrade software, add new apps, change hardware or operating systems, and more, faculty, staff and students need training and support. link] Related: Collection of free training resources for Windows, Office, Google Apps, and more.

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How can teachers use VR in the classroom?


Google Cardboard. Google Cardboard was the result of a 36-hour hackathon by Google’s education team, where staff were tasked with finding ways to boost student engagement. Google’s Expeditions program is a Cardboard extension specifically oriented towards educators.

Indistar: Taking the Creativity Out of School Improvement Through Standardization and Imposed Conformity

The 21st Century Principal

Basically, it is school improvement software that promises to help school improvement teams to academic prosperity through helping them implement its "research-based indicators." Anyone with an APA manual and Google Scholar can make a bibliography. 2003).

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment.

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The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

In his seminal work, Natural Born Cyborgs (2003), Clark sees a future that combines the best features of human and machine, where we literally wear or physically internalise our technologies. 2003) Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

Google and Facebook are paradigmatic here, and Zuboff argues that the former was instrumental in discovering the value of behavioral surplus when it began, circa 2003, using user data to fine-tune ad targeting and to make predictions about which ads users would click on. Google and Facebook, whose executives are clearly the villains of Zuboff’s book, have keen interests in the education market too. The future of education is technological. Necessarily so.

Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

Iterating Toward Openness

The internet’s early designers were not trying to facilitate the creation of a Google, Facebook, Amazon, WordPress, Wikipedia, or OpenCourseWare. A few years later, Creative Commons entered the scene and on June 30, 2003 I officially shutdown the open licensing work I was doing.

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Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Webinars are held using Google Hangouts on Air, and shouldn''t require any special software. " Starting to Homeschool " is a series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or just learning more about homeschooling.

What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee


The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003, solving puzzles and battling bosses in games such as Doom, Darksiders 2 and Uncharted 4. Gee: The first game I played was Adventures of the New Time Machine , in 2003. Game designers are not just designing a piece of software. There are publishers like Pearson, tech companies like Microsoft, Facebook and Google.

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Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

Since it’s launch in 2003 it’s become the foundational tool that recruiters all “have to have” to be able to do their jobs. Though Google’s entry into the market was much vaunted the results haven’t yet been seen at the coalface.

Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Webinar will be held using Google Hangouts on Air, and it shouldn't require any special software. " Starting to Homeschool " is concluding its series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or in just learning more about homeschooling.

Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back!

The Daring Librarian

Not any of our iBooks, MacBook Pros, eMacs (2003), or brand spanking new iMacs. shakes fist in air in mock fury] So, sniffing a bit with nostalgic ennui, I Googled them and EUREKA! What nostalgic software would you like to see come back?

Teacher, Teach Thyself! Free Quality PD Resources


The site is a little hard to navigate in my opinion, but worth it when you find the software instructions you are looking for. Many are focused on Google tools (of course), but there are also spots on other useful topics such as this one on how to create a strong password.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology


But during that same fifteen-year period, we also witnessed the birth and growth of highly influential firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tencent and Alibaba. As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. Observing the internet revolution, Marc Andreessen famously wrote “ software is eating the world.”

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments


TAL Education Group , which began as a solo tutoring operation in 2003 and has since grown into a publicly-traded empire, boasting $620 million in revenue in 2015 from a network of over 300 brick-and-mortar tutoring centers. In the past couple of years the company has hired hundreds of software engineers, from the likes of Chinese internet giants Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent, to make that happen. Sinovation Ventures , a venture firm founded in 2009 by Google’s former chief in China.

Why teacher-authors don’t give everything away free (& neither should you)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This means I had to look for and purchase attractive fonts, graphics, and clip art, and buy software, programs, and tools beyond Microsoft Word in order to make the covers (and of course, to make the resources themselves more modern-looking and engaging for students.) .

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

million people since 2003.” Google) biotech company, Calico. “ Coding Boot Camps Attract Tech Companies,” says The Wall Street Journal in a story that contains this gem: Google , which has hired workers from Flatiron and other academies, recently studied the efficacy of coding camps. Various updates from Google : The company is “killing Google Hangouts on Air,” says The Verge. Education Politics.


Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. Much like “brain training,” “brain scanning” was repeatedly hyped this year as a possible way to improve the efficacy of education software. Say, the Android device in Google’s Cardboard Viewer and Expeditions program.).

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Marc Andreessen famously said that “software is eating the world,” but it’s far more accurate to say that the neoliberal values of software tycoons are eating the world. Every industry uses computers, software, and internet services. But it’s more likely that “technology” has become so overused, and so carelessly associated with Silicon Valley-style computer software and hardware startups, that the term has lost all meaning.