L??K -- No Software! Animation Created Using Google Docs

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

This short Google Demo Slam clip shows what can be done in Google Docs. I think some of our students would take off with Google Presentations. (??? ? animation Google docs Google presentation I''m so impressed!

Flip your classroom through reverse instruction

The Electric Educator

Others were simply Google Docs presentations shared on my classroom wiki. I ended up posting my screencasts as both YouTube videos and Google Docs presentations. Google Sites and Wikispaces are both viable options for this. Use Google Docs !

Week of December 6, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Amanda Henson from Parentella will be joining us to share how they connect teachers and parents using their free software application. During this presentation we will discuss cases of m obile learning use and demonstrate how to develop mobile apps using Google’s easy-to-use App Inventor tool. 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.

Google Instant (Search)

SpeechTechie

''Twas a time, SLPs, AT specialists, and support staff had to lobby for expensive software to be able to incorporate any word prediction software in students'' programs. Now, Google uses the technology right in their search engine, showing you potentially relevant results as you type.

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The Web20Classroom

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HOT QR Codes in the Classroom & Library

The Daring Librarian

Calvin Klein Jeans recently put up three billboards - 2 in NYC and 1 in LA - to promote the brand’s upcoming campaign for Winter 2010. Once on the Google form wikipage students input the “key” to a drawing for a chance to win an iTunes gift card or a bundle of free books.

Pixie 2 for Learning in D97

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Pixie 2 software is available on our lab machines. Over the past month I''ve seen some creative teachers use the software to help students learn. Pixie 2 is software made simple.

3D Computer Games with Young Learners: Spore

Nik Peachey

Create a creature and use a picture of it as a picture dictation with one student describing the picture while the other one recreates the creature using the software.

5 FREE & Fun Digital Photo Sites

The Daring Librarian

Picnik : If you have Flickr you automatically have Picnik.now just purchased by Google so it must rock! It''s fast, easy, and best of all it is a web based tool so you have no software to download." -- UPDATE: Sadly-- Gone baby gone! Irony of ironies.I''ve

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Our School is One in Ten Million!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Google Apps for Education Users Grow to 10 Million By Tammy Wolf, TMCnet Copy Editor The idea of the classroom being the only outlet for students to learn from and interact with faculty is almost antiquated, as the development of out-of-the-classroom tools continues to skyrocket. One of these includes Google’s (News - Alert) Apps for Education, a version of Google’s online productivity tools geared toward K-12 schools and universities.

5 Things to try in 2010

The Electric Educator

Here are my teaching goals for 2010: 1. 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. I will be presenting on this topic at the 2010 MACUL conference in Grand Rapids. Wiiboard software Setting up your wiiboard IR pen review Wiiboard Questions Wiimoteproject 3.

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Three Lessons from the Google Docs Phishing Scam: K-12 Education Edition

Doug Levin

Earlier this week, an unknown person or persons launched a short-lived, but clever cyber attack against Google Docs’ users. Here is Google’s description of the incident and their response: “ Protecting you against phishing.” In some ways, it reminds me of the 2010 flash crash of the stock market caused by a computer algorithm gone awry. That is nothing less than astounding, particularly given the scope and complexity of Google’s operations.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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? We''ll also talk about ways to incorporate specialized Google search engines into assignments to help students gain critical information literacies.

Write! App for Academic Writing: A Review

ProfHacker

George brought this up way back in 2010 with the “ magic software ” idea. There are some basic researching tools—Google, Thesaurus, and Wikipedia—that are frankly pretty useless for academic writing but could be useful for more general copy writing or blog posting.

What Skills Do Google, Pinterest, and Twitter Employees Think Kids Need To Succeed?

Edsurge

Here's the start to an interesting story: a Google program manager, a Twitter engineer, and a Pinterest employee walk into a bar. In today’s day and age, Google, Twitter and Pinterest are three of the largest employers in the United States and internationally. Alexandrea (Drea) Alphonso: I’m a Program Manager on the Google for Education team, responsible for bringing Google solutions, products, and programs to K-12 school districts.

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

Edsurge

Google in June announced an. 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 We want computer science students and faculty to experience Google Cloud Platform and learn what’s possible when you apply cloud computing to tough problems, just like we do at Google,” says Bram Bout, director of Google for Education.

The Latest from Digital Humanities Questions and Answers

ProfHacker

Launched in September of 2010, Digital Humanities Questions & Answers is a joint venture of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and ProfHacker. Is there some other software I should use, or is there some way to do this in Calibre that I just can’t figure out?”

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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.

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.

A Single Sign-On Platform Revolutionized How This District Uses Tech—and Saved $120,000

Edsurge

That’s how Aleigha Henderson-Rosser describes the technical issues around access to digital learning resources when she joined Atlanta Public Schools (APS) in 2010 as Executive Director of Instructional Technology. Now students are using Google Classroom. “A ball of crazy!”

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Nevertheless, an article published in the International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications one year later in 2010 uncovered that 88% of teaching professionals saw a need for integration of the service.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools

techlearning

This PD focused on educational technology hardware and software, including hands-on instruction on using the Workbench Education platform to manage classes and create standards-aligned PBL content.

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. Ryan Tillman-French, a developer for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston. Chelsea Stahl / NBC News.

What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

Until around 2010, these lenses were cost-prohibitive for most schools. 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.

Is it time to say goodbye to textbooks?

eSchool News

About 10 years ago, in 2010, when Common Core was launched in the U.S., Every day, people are having conversations with their Alexa or Google Assistant, requesting knowledge from endless databases of information.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

Five-year-old Mykell Robinson practices his reading on the Lexia software while a small group of classmates work with a teacher. What’s different about the trend today is that educational technology companies are eagerly marketing software under the “personalized learning” label.

Why Building a Diverse Workforce Requires Computer Science Mandates in Schools

Edsurge

The Startling Stats Between 2000 and 2010, the proportion of U.S. population in 2010 was African-American or Latino/Hispanic). In 2014, Google’s tech workforce was made up of only 17 percent women, two percent Latino/Hispanics, and one percent African-Americans. Few incentives currently drive teachers to commit to teaching software engineering, as schools and districts generally don’t prioritize this coursework.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

Edsurge

They went into first grade when Apple was rolling out the first iPad, in 2010. A year later, in their second grade, Google launched the first Chromebooks. Google, Acer, Lenovo, ClassVR and many others are trying to improve the in-school experience, with Futuresource estimating there were about 20 companies at London’s Bett edtech show in January showcasing AR/VR software or hardware. One overused catchphrase in education is that learning should be “student-centered.”

Common Core-Based Tests Causing Scramble for Computer Literacy

K-12 Schools - Education News

Caroline Porter, reporting for The Wall Street Journal, writes that administrators have worked diligently to correct technical glitches since the state benchmarks came into being in 2010, but the problem is that most young students do not know how to type.

“Open” Educational Resources vs “Open” Pedagogy: Why Meanings Matter

iterating toward openness

In many contexts – like open content, open educational resources, open source software, open access, and open data – “open” means “free plus permissions.” Just for fun, look at Google’s definition of open. ” (Mizukami & Lemos 2010).

Weekend Reading: Pollen Edition

ProfHacker

The study has wide-reaching implications for advertising giants like Facebook and Google, which increasingly find themselves under pressure to disclose more about their targeting practices." Happy Friday! Whoa, how did it get to be mid-May already? Is your semester over, yet?

OPINION: The case for a Bachelor of Arts — what Betsy DeVos doesn’t understand about this “Noble Pursuit”

The Hechinger Report

Interestingly, data from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) , a longitudinal study arts graduates introduced in 2010, argues upwards of 87 percent of arts graduates experience satisfaction in their current work. Dancers at the University of Texas, Austin, College of Fine Arts.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In 2010, Rhode Island won a four-year, $75 million grant from Race to the Top. I kept thinking how much the physical setup of the classrooms resembled a Silicon Valley workspace — or is it that Amazon, Google and Facebook have tried to replicate grammar-school life?

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

Edsurge

My bet is that by 2040, our children will look back on this period between 2015 and 2030 in education technology much the same way internet historians look to the period 1995 to 2010 as the birth of the commercial web. 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. billion in global annual revenue by 2010, helped immeasurably by hard work and acquisitions.

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6 Ways to Stretch Your School or District Technology Budget

The 21st Century Principal

Consider using open source software rather than purchasing more proprietary software. Or, just don’t purchase the 2010 Microsoft Office Suite. School systems can save a great deal of money by getting rid of the thinking that every time a software comes out with a new version, it needs to be purchased. Also, our system now has access to Google Apps, which reduces the need for many other applications.