Autodesk offers free software to all students and schools

Educational Technology Guy

Autodesk , make of AutoCAD and other CAD and design software titles, is now offering AutoCAD and Fusion 360 free for education use. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. autodesk CAD engineering free software

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Well I missed out on writing a review for 2013 so I thought I’d get in reasonably early and write some predictions for what might happen in 2014. It will get louder in 2014. Expect MOOCs to continue to be the most high profile focus of academic angst in 2014. TL;DR.


Top Web Links from 2014

Learning in Hand

If you follow me on Twitter , Facebook , or Google Plus , you might have noticed that I share links using my very own URL shortener called This means I can easily see the most popular links I shared during 2014! gcucore — Tony Vincent (@tonyvincent) May 2, 2014.

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Google Announces Android Apps for Chromebooks - Very Nice!!

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday, Google Announced the first 4 Android Apps that are available for Chromebooks. Offline Google Apps (Gmail and Docs) and now Offline Evernote. And, Google said more and more are coming. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Everything You Need To Know About WWDC 2014


Apple deals in an element of "planned obsolescence"- as their software advances, sometimes the hardware has to drop out for the software to run properly. You may be thinking, "I don''t even know what WWDC is," which is fine.

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Edcamp Online 2014

Educator Innovator

The software, called “unhangouts,” leverages Google Hangouts but adds special functionality to truly simulate the Edcamp experience in an online space. Mark your calendars for October 25, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. October is right around the corner… And that means it’s almost Connected Educator Month ! Edcamps are a significant part of the Connected Educator Movement.

Learn More About Chromebooks From Intel

The Web20Classroom

And because everything is in the cloud, Chromebooks don’t need any special software and can be easier to maintain for technology departments. Tech integration in the classroom has become a hot topic in recent years.

It's World Backup Day - make sure your data is backed up

Educational Technology Guy

Many of them come with software build in to set up automatic backups and Windows and Mac have automatic backup apps. You can even make an image of your hard drive so that you don''t have to reinstall software if you need to start from scratch. Follow me on Twitter and Google

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Chromebooks - definitely awesome for education

Educational Technology Guy

Back in May of 2012, I wrote about Google Chromebooks and how they were great for education. You can do anything - there is a web app to match pretty much any software and they even work offline and you can now run some Android apps on them. You can also view, edit and create Office documents right inside Google Drive on a Chromebook. Google Apps for Education - great apps that work perfectly with Chromebooks. And Google provides excellent support.

Formative Assessment and Google Forms


Formative Data by Tracy Watanabe - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires Gleaning results from the data and providing specific feedback must be timely, which is why I like using Google Forms (along with other tools).

Free alternatives to Microsoft Access, including a web based one

Educational Technology Guy

Related: LibreOffice - free office suite software Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office Why do schools still pay so much for software? Free alternatives to paid software and services. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Access is Microsoft''s well known data base tool.

K12 Blueprint - great resource for technology in education

Educational Technology Guy

There are toolkits with information and resources for developing and deploying technology initiatives, information on choosing the right device for your schools, software and apps, curriculum, news, research, and blogs from educators and edtech leaders. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Lightzone - free, open source alternative to Lightroom

Educational Technology Guy

Lightzone is free, open source, software for editing photos. Related: Great, free Image editing sites and software Two Free Graphic creation and editing software PicMonkey - free online photo editing Two More Free Image Editing Resources. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Well I missed out on writing a review for 2013 so I thought I’d get in reasonably early and write some predictions for what might happen in 2014. It will get louder in 2014. Expect MOOCs to continue to be the most high profile focus of academic angst in 2014. TL;DR.


Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators

Teaching With Soul

. (Originally posted in August 2012, updated for October 2014.). For starters, consider joining our New Teacher Chat Google Plus Group. This month, the U.S. Department of Education kicked off Connected Educator Month , with engaging keynotes, panel discussions, book chats, and more.

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Extensions, Add-Ons and Apps, Oh My! How to Utilize Google in Your Classroom


Google Apps for Education has totally transformed the way we teach and communicate inside and outside of the classroom. Through tools like Google Drive , Google Hangouts , Google Earth and Blogger , we can create authentic learning experiences for our students more than ever by promoting collaboration and helping them access their work anywhere and anytime. Curious to learn more about how to better use Google in your classroom?

This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks

eSchool News

Using device-agnostic software called Neverware, districts are breathing new life into old laptops. When Waller Independent School District of Waller, Texas, decided to start upgrading its laptops and desktops to Windows 7 in 2014, the district had one big concern: time.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Stories Conversations Updates GlobalEdCon 2014 - Call for Proposals Open Until November 1st. Our 2014 Keynote Schedule is nearly finalized, and we''re really excited to have this amazing group of speakers participate at our fifth annual conference.

Replacing Skills

The Thinking Stick

Many schools are now complaining that students are doing poorly on the test because they don’t have the computer skills needed to even navigate the test software. Random Thoughts COETAIL google maps learning2 replace

Great Apps to Connect to Your Google Drive

Kyle Pace

Google Drive is fantastic for many reasons. The “out of the box” uses for Google Drive are what makes it great – Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings. When you first go to their site you will click the Connect with Google Drive button on the home page.

Presently Perfect! 10 Powerful Presentation Tools for Educators


Try Emaze, an online presentation software. 3) Google Presentations - This FREE tools is simple to use to make quality presentations that can be shared out with the whole class. Google''s interactive features allow you to collaborate, as well as add graphics, pictures, colors, fonts.

Filtering In The Cloud #cetpak20

There is no box

The other feature that really drew us to Securly was the tight integration with Google Apps. When our students login to their chromebooks using their school Google Apps accounts, they are automatically in the right filter policy based on their Google Sub Org.

Chromebooks, Chrome Web Store, and Add-Ons


There''s a lot more to Chromebooks and Google than meets the eye! Some that I like teaching the students are: Screenshots can be added to an email or a Google Doc by inserting an image. Here are a few of them: Google " Chrome Web Store " then click on the link.

What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas

Learning in Hand

It’s only supported in three browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. It’s USB and comes with software for Macintosh and Windows. It comes with P-Touch Editor Software for Macintosh and Windows, and includes its own QR code generator and clipart.

5 Must-Try Creativity Apps, courtesy of Nick Cusumano (edtech4theatre)

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Google Open Gallery ( how did I miss this one? ) "Upload content and create exhibits, embed your content in websites, powerful zoom for your images."Powerful And be sure to explore ALL of the links Nick shared on our Google Rocks! Mahalo, Nick, for coming on Google Rocks!

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To Chrome or Not to Chrome, that is the Question (Hint the Answer is YES!)

Saving Socrates

Because the computer has no software on it, it doesn''t have a long start up time. In fact, you can still use Dreambox, Lexia, Accelerated reader, and most blended learning software or assessment tools with ease. The latest Google apps addition to your google account, you can have them native to your sign-in on Google and utilize them as home games once you log on. I love some of the typing software, math games, and sight word recognition games.

Start The School Year Off Right. 10 More Easy Tech Tools that every Educator Should have started using Yesterday! Pt. 2


Google Classroom Classroom is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs. No more Death by PowerPoint.Try Emaze, an online presentation software. Let''s face it!

Take a Chance with This HTML: Random Messages & Links

Learning in Hand

It comes with P-Touch Editor software for designing stickers. Another hosting option involves uploading the.html file to Google Drive. Here are Google’s directions for hosting a webpage with a file you’ve uploaded to Drive. Here’s one for Miami Device 2014.

Learn Along with Me this Summer

My Paperless Classroom

All of my presentations have me walking participants through the admin side of one Google apps platform or another. Private Blogger, Google Forms for invite) Video, BYOT, GAFE – Using video with a wide variety of devices and Google tools can support learning in a wide variety of ways.

Addressing the CCSS with the Use of Infographics

Kathy Schrock

Some of these include: • Google Drawings ( First published in the AWSA Update Bulletin , October 16, 2013. Some information has been updated below. Overview Infographics are everywhere! We see them on the Web and in our professional journals. Students see them on Facebook and on advertiser’s pages. How can the use of infographics be used to address the Common Core State Standards? An infographic is a visual representation of information.

Deep learning

Learning with 'e's

This week I read an article that documented the recent partnership between futurist Ray Kurzweil and Google''s Larry Page. articifical intelligence Deep Learning education Google language Larry Page learning Ray Kurzweil singularity Technology universal translator

Student Response in the Classroom

Hansen's Link to Tech

Google Forms : useful tool to help you create surveys, give student assessments, collect any type of information in a streamlined way. share it out to students, as they respond, project the real-time results from you response Google Spreadsheet.

Learning Revolution - Week's Events - AERO - National Geographic - Top Tech Stories - Rankin on Revolution - SAT Talk - More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, March 12th at 9am PDT in Seattle, WA Maker Movement at NCCE 2014 with Sylvia Martinez, Join colleagues for a day of hard fun and problem solving — where computing meets tinkering and design. Google Science Fair 2014.

Notes From the Session By Jeremy Sambuca @ #EDCAMPSTEAM

Saving Socrates

I use two different models of software, I either use tinkercad (highly recommend using K-12 online) use with my K class and my seniors. Then went to google view, had to take their own perspective of the skyline. Use twitter to find the STEAM, Makered, edtechchats, DTCHATK12, and these people actually meet weekly and you can google twitter chat times.

Breaking Down Hangouts, Skype, FaceTime

Hansen's Link to Tech

Google + Hangouts By: Google Need : You need a G+ account to use it. Android Apps Chromebook G+ Google Chrome Internet iOS 7 iPad iPhone iPod Screencasting Social Networking Virtual Learning Windows

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