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Are Free Educational Videos Worth It?

myViewBoard

Quick take: Find out how most teachers are finding their educational videos for their lessons and the 5 problems that come from using free resources: Advertisements. Free educational videos are the mainstay of teachers using videos in their lessons but are they worth the trouble?

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Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft

Edsurge

Google in June announced an. education grant offering free credits for its cloud platform, with no credit card required, unlimited access to its suite of tools and training resources. Amazon and Microsoft’s cloud services both offer education programs, and now Google Cloud wants a part in shaping future computer scientists — and probably whatever they come up with using the tool. “We Google Cloud launched in 2011, but has caught up to competitors to.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Y Combinator ( I list its education investments here ) has refused to sever ties with Thiel. Education Politics. Education in the Courts.

CheckMark v1.0

EdTechTeam

We’ve added Google Drive sync. Once you authenticate, CheckMark will save your comments to your Google Drive. And be sure to follow the Product Development Facebook page for details on cool software! New Google Chrome extension streamlines digital grading for teachers.

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

Edsurge

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. Seymour, as my friend Gary Stager has described him , was the “inventor of everything (good) in education.” I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Wikispaces is also the backbone of my global collaborative projects since 2006, with MAD about Mattering as the most recent example. It also links with other tools we use like Trello, Google Docs, Dropbox, and more. Google Drive (Collaborative Writing).

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Khan Academy: Friend or Foe?

A Principal's Reflections

In addition to using Yahoo doodle, he began writing quiz software in 2006. As the site increased in popularity it caught the eye of Bill Gates and Google with an end result being over 4 million in funding.

Repost: How I coined the term ‘open source’

iterating toward openness

Over the weekend Christine Peterson published an essay on opensource.com describing the emergence of the ideas behind “open source software” and how she coined the name twenty years ago. In a few days, on February 3, the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the term “ open source software ” is upon us. As open source software grows in popularity and powers some of the most robust and important innovations of our time, we reflect on its rise to prominence.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

I pick ten trends and themes in order to closely at the recent past, the near-term history of education technology. Fantasy about a future of education. But somehow, folks – including many, many in education and education technology – still pay attention to Gartner.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. It is similar to place-based education and project-based learning as a teaching tool.

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Elluminate Webinars

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. ITVS''s Community Classroom program provides free film based resources for educators. This is a great tool for educators looking for fresh, engaging film content for their classrooms.” Fue coordinadora del Departamento de Inglés del Colegio Tilatá, también en Bogotá, de 2006 - 2009.