5 Great Software Functions!

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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. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction.

A Call to Remake the Maker Faire


The story starts in 2005 when Dale Dougherty founded MAKE: magazine as a quarterly publication with his long-time business partner, Tim O’Reilly. Their message was simple: Think creatively about hardware, much like people think about software.

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The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education


In a world where the largest software vendors like Apple and Google don’t write the apps, we are at a tipping point as the worldwide gap widens between skills delivered by the current educational systems and those required by the digital economy.

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Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education


For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. Many of their technologies are in our school computers, software programs, and internet applications we use every day. Countless software and computer applications used Flash.

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Going to School, Running a Startup: When Students Build Their Own Edtech


Quizlet , the studying tool he built in 2005, is now one of the most widely used education apps, claiming more than 50 million active users in 130 countries who have created over 300 million study sets.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Or the company will have to start charging for the software. In 2018, Mozilla said it would retire Backpack, its platform for sharing and displaying badges, and would help users move their badges to Badgr, software developed by the tech company Concentric Sky.

The Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration

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The Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration. by Noah Kravitz. Background. In lieu of being incredible pieces of hardware with significant learning potential, iPad adoption has produced uneven learning results thus far.

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The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting


They are all coming to your blog or website to learn something and the best way to keep them coming back is to ask them questions, possibly through a Google Form Survey, to get a better sense of topics that you may wish to turn into podcast or blog topics. February: Google for Education.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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A learning theory that suggests that “people construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world through experiencing things and reflecting on those experiences” (Christie 2005). (14). Google Apps for Education. Google Classroom.

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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. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “In 2005, a court barred Vanderbilt from removing ‘Confederate’ from the facade of a building, citing the terms of a gift. Education Politics.


Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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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

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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.

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From 1995 to 2005, DeVos sat on the board of the Acton Institute , which recently published a blog post decrying child labor laws. Simons in New York will develop software tools and apply cutting edge computing techniques to science often not possible in academia and industry.” Google has acquired Quiklabs , a tech training company. ” The software will prevent stories from appearing from people’s news feeds. Presidential-Elect Donald J. Trump.

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” Via Politico : “According to new research by the Centers for Disease Control, brain and spinal injuries killed about three high school or college football players a year between 2005 and 2014.” Google is closing down the Hangouts API. Via Boing Boing : “Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to ‘check out’ endangered titles.” Education Politics.