2009 MACUL Conference

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hardware and software. Here is what I came up with: Thursday: 8:30-9:00 Opening Keynote-- Allen November "The digital learning farm" 10:00-11:00 Workshop-- Google: good to great 11:00-1:00 Tour vendor exhibit hall 11:30-12:30 Work at MI Learning booth in exhibit hall A kiosk will be setup in the exhibit hall to showcase the learning resources on the MI Learning channel of iTunesU K-12. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash).

9 Ways to Use Google Wave

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It has been great watching the stream of potential uses for Google Wave roll in. Here are what I believe to be the best potential uses of Google Wave. I could see the Google Wave being used for class discussions and assignments on these snow days. Google Wave

Tech Training at Southfield Christian

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The Google Teacher Academy gave me lots of ideas that I''m excited to share with others. It lists the various software/programs/services that I will be helping the staff with. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash).

Assessment Case Study Idea

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The software is a bit quirky. The SRS software loads into MS PowerPoint where I create multiple choice quizzes. After the quiz, the SRS software can generate several different reports including customized study guides and instructor summaries.

eBeam Edge Interactive Whiteboard

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While I''m sure the eBeam Edge software and hardware works very well, why spend hundreds of dollars reproducing what the creative open source community has given us? Wiiboard Software Setting up a Wiiboard IR Pen Review Thanks for subscribing to my blog.

MI Learning Portal on iTunesU K-12

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Note: the following post was published in the Fall 2009 Edition of the MACUL Journal While some teachers are battling to keep iPods out of the classroom, I’m encouraging my students to use them as learning tools.

Wiiboard Questions

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While the Wiiboard delivers 90% of the function of the commercial boards, at 1% of the costs, it does not come with a suite of software to assist in creating lessons, tracking attendance, or building assessments.

Setting Up Your Wiiboard

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Inidcate that you want to connect to the Nintendo Wii Controler (exact steps will vary depending on the bluetooth software you are using). Run smoothboard software This part is a little bit tricky.

5 Things to try in 2010

The Electric Educator

The development of Google Docs has made reverse instruction even easier as PowerPoint presentations can be quickly uploaded and shared with the world. I simply upload my PowerPoint lectures to Google Docs and embedded the presentations in my schools Wiki. Wiiboard software Setting up your wiiboard IR pen review Wiiboard Questions Wiimoteproject 3. I really meant what I wrote in my previous post on "Google Proof Questioning."

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Upcoming Posts: Wii Interactive Whiteboard

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Hardware and Software required for the Wiiboard. Here''s a sneak peak: * Product Demo: Wiimote ceiling mount * Product Demo: IR Pen review * Product Demo: Software controllers for the Wiiboard * Great classroom applications for the wiimote For my Michigan friends, I will be presenting at the 2010 MACUL conference in Grand Rapids on March 11 or 12th on setting up and using the Wii interactive whiteboard in your classroom.

The Future of Education: a futurist's perspective

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Frey believes that on-line education will become the standard form of education, but two things must be developed before this can occur: "The primary missing pieces are a standard architecture for an organic courseware module and the software necessary to build this courseware. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). Stewart MacLean , a fellow ed.

The Best Podcasts on the web.and why

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As a teacher myself, I have used several of the free software and web utilities that Frank has demonstrated on this podcast. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). I love podcasts. They''re free. They''re educational. They''re entertaining. Podcasts themselves aren''t exactly an earth shattering idea. Essentially they are simply on-demand radio broadcasts.

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Boxlight and Globisens Release New Version of GlobiLab Analytical Software for the Labdisc

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– Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”), and K-12 science technology pioneer Globisens have released a new version of the GlobiLab analytical software for the Labdisc portable STEM lab.

Use a Blogging Client as a Backup Method

ProfHacker

As you may have read , author Dennis Cooper recently had his blog deleted from Google’s Blogspot platform without adequate explanation. Software backup blog editor blogging blogs blogspot writing

Dear Google: Please let us use YouTube at School!

The Electric Educator

Google''s products are wonderful classroom resources. In my opinion, this is because of the added layer of complexity that the iTunes software adds to the process of finding and downloading videos. Google has the brain power, coffers, and infrastructure to satisfy demand.

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Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2016 Version

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I'm a huge user of Google Apps and Evernote. I can do anything on it - email, web browsing, Google Apps, Evernote, messaging, photos, musics, etc. I like it, but I like LG's software and screen size better. Google Apps - for both work and home.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

According to statistics published by Gartner analyst Thomas Bittman, only 4% of the school and education system was interested in cloud computing in 2009. Many renowned names in the game, such as Blackboard and Google, are now offering their own cloud-based virtual classroom suites.

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X. Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now.

National KidWind Challenge Champions Announced in Windy City

techlearning

Since the first event in 2009, the KidWind Challenge and its partners have provided this opportunity to more than 15,000 students across 22 states.

GitHub’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools

Edsurge

million companies across the world, GitHub is considered the standard when it comes to software development platforms. GitHub is where many companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, host their open-source projects. In a nutshell, GitHub is a collaborative development tool popular among programmers and software companies. Similar to Google Docs, Github will save historical snapshots of a project so that users can always revert to an earlier version.)

The Importance of Simplicity in Customer Experience

CUE

Since 2009, a stock portfolio comprised of publicly-traded brands which focus on simplicity has outperformed major indices, and by a lot. Simplicity may indeed be a winning path as we all enjoy Amazon, Google, Alibaba, Aldi, Netflix and other simple solutions across the globe.

What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

Interactive projectors were introduced in 2009. Interactive software, which varies by manufacturer, lets multiple users interact at the same time. Considering an education projector for your classrooms or lecture hall? That’s a smart move.

New Book: The Chromebook Classroom

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The Chromebook launched in 2009, and it was horrible! Google rapidly responded to user feedback and continued to improve the device. Pretty much the entire tech industry thought Google was crazy for developing a new platform. The Chromebook Classroom by John R.

How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching

Edsurge

He then went on to work at Apple, Microsoft and Google, where he served as president of Google China. He started a venture capital firm in 2009 based in Beijing called Sinoventures. The output of the AI is up to the designers of the AI software. So only have the software developers target on improved comprehension and participation of the students—not in a punitive way. Artificial intelligence promises to have a dramatic—and yes, disruptive—effect on U.S.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

One day, a friend forwarded an email about Resilient Coders, a boot camp that trains people of color for web development and software engineering jobs. That timespan should look familiar: The Great Recession lasted from December 2007 to June 2009.

Pursuing Academic Freedom and Data Privacy Is a Balancing Act

Edsurge

Students for Fair Admissions, which is suing the university for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants, will have access to “academic, extracurricular, demographic and other information” from all undergrads who applied to Harvard between the fall 2009 and spring 2015, omitting names and Social Security numbers.

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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. He officially started Khan Academy in 2009 knowing that quality videos would withstand test of time.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Bush and Obama administrations, with initiatives such as No Child Left Behind (2001) and Race to the Top (2009), spurred what’s been called a “ nationalization of education politics ” and, many teachers say, a relentless cycle of shiny fads promising to revolutionize the field.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

If you look for a definition of “platform” online, you’re likely to get something along the lines of Wikipedia’s – fairly straightforward, although quite technical: A computing platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

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He is a former teacher but spent 20 years away from the classroom working as a technology attorney and software executive. Dr. Gary Lilly, Superintendent at Bristol Tennessee City Schools in Tennessee since 2009, has been an educator for 24 years.

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

Hack Education

” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. But that doesn’t jibe with “software is eating the world,” does it?

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The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

Among the survey’s findings: Google Classroom is by far the most popular learning management platform, used in more than 80 percent of districts. It implemented a 1:1 device-to-student model in its middle schools in 2009, and expanded that to high schools in 2013. Natick’s Nolin warns districts against rushing headfirst into buying devices and software without understanding what teachers and students need.

Reflection: The FedEx Project

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The first is Google''s 20% time. If you''re not familiar with the idea, Google requires (they don''t suggest or encourage, they require!) A large percentage of Google employees spend their 20% time working on engineering projects that they find interesting or challenging. Since Google only hires employees who love what they do (write great code), that''s what a lot of them do in their spare time as well. I introduced them to Prezi, Google Scholar, and Wikis.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

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. tech company has a Chinese analog: for every Amazon there’s an Alibaba; for every Google, a Baidu. “I “ You Can’t Make Movies Without China.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via EdScoop : “ Google adds new terms to comply with Connecticut student data privacy laws.” Speaking of unaccredited programs that seem to get lauded in the press, here’s The Chronicle of Higher Education on Runchero University , an unaccredited “utopian community based on cooperative living and practical skills”: “This Software Millionaire Is Building the Low-Tech College of His Dreams.”

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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.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Fue coordinadora del Departamento de Inglés del Colegio Tilatá, también en Bogotá, de 2006 - 2009. LearnCentral Link: [link] Wednesday, September 29th 3pm PDT (US) / 6pm EDT (US) / 10pm GMT/UTC ( intl times ): “ You Think You Know Google Search Part 2: Other Google Search, ” with host Rochelle Rodrigo. “We We all do it, Google when we want to know something; however, do we really get the results we want?

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Can Google Challenge Over-Zealous Web Filtering at Schools? Last year, the National Federation of the Blind filed a complaint against Penn State, charging that the school''s adoption of Google Apps for Education was discriminatory. Google has worked to address many of the accessibility issues, and The Chronicle of HIgher Education reports that the issue was resolved "without any admission of wrongdoing."