Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

The Office 2010 course is great and I am sharing it with our users to help them transition from Office 2003 to Office 2010 because of the different menu system. The computer courses page has 19 courses including Computer Basics, Email, Internet, Social Media, Google Apps, iPads, and much more.

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). Led by Apple’s iPad, and followed at a distance by Android and Microsoft tablets, schools across the United States and around the world have made major investments in tablets.

Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back!

The Daring Librarian

Brøderbund''s Living Books Are Back for the iPad & iPhone Thanks to Wanderful Books ! Not any of our iBooks, MacBook Pros, eMacs (2003), or brand spanking new iMacs. I found a recent TUAW article about how these classic CD-Rom books have now been made into iPad Apps!

Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy

EdTechTeacher

After being handed a folder of case studies and escorted to the first classroom, I pulled out my iPad and prepared to take notes. Next, I formed a dozen arguments for why I should be allowed to use my iPad. 2003). This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm. At eSpark Learning, we want to reimagine classrooms so that they’re student-centered, allowing students to succeed in school and in life. I’m really proud of our product that we have today, shaped in large part by the school districts we’ve partnered with over the years.

Resources for Insight and Strategic Thinking

SpeechTechie

particularly supporting the use of a combined rehearsal and visualization strategy for following directions (Gill, Klecan-Aker, Roberts, & Fredenburg, 2003) and have been using these strategies in therapy. 2003).

The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

EdTechTeacher

David Demming, an economist, updated the work of Levy and Murnane from 2003, shows that those jobs that require social skills and non-routine analytical thinking are increasing while routine ones are decreasing. Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, the Richard L.

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Teacher, Teach Thyself! Free Quality PD Resources

EdTechSandyK

Resources exist for Office versions back to 2003. You don''t have to take or attend formal classes to extend your learning. Photo Source It''s summer in the northern hemisphere, which is a great time for educators to take a break from the daily bustle of teaching.

Apple and Microsoft Now Offer $100 Styluses. But Do Schools Need—or Want—Them?

Edsurge

Late last month, as Apple revealed its new education-focused iPad to the nation, it coupled its offerings with a battery-powered stylus, called the Apple Pencil, which costs an additional $89 each for schools. His district has been using them since 2003 with all 5th through 12th grade students. Losing a pencil in the classroom may be annoying—but at least they’re cheap to replace.

Humanizing technology

Learning With Lucie

Remember that this was in 2003, several years before iPads and other tablet computing had been invented).

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. Take iPads , for example. This is part one of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.