ISTE 2015: Google Classroom Expands With API Tools and Share Button

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Content Learning Management SoftwareFrank Smith New tools give educators more control over their classroom roster and powerful integration with SIS.

5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

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.

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby


If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Schools and boards will forego free software for the right software.

Google Education Gains Momentum: 50M App Users, 10M Chromebook Users

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Chromebooks and Google Apps are on a winning streak within the K–12 sector. Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Hardware Learning Management Software Notebooks

Google Launches Education Conference on Hangouts

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Google is launching an online education conference in May that's focused on innovating with the company's tools in classrooms. Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Platform as a Service Software as a Service

Chromebooks + Google Apps for Education = Cloud-Friendly Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

By Jacquelyn Bengfort Schools find a cost-effective approach to collaboration by implementing Google solutions. Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Digital Content Software as a Service

Google Classroom API Goes Public, Giving Users More Power to Share

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Developers and administrators now have far more options within Google’s classroom managing app. Classroom Digital Content Learning Management Software

This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks

eSchool News

Using device-agnostic software called Neverware, districts are breathing new life into old laptops. Neverware, a New York-based startup, makes software that lets older computers run newer operating systems without compromising speed.

Learn the Ins and Outs of Google Classroom from an Expert

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Educator and blogger Alice Keeler has written extensively on integrating Google Classroom with everyday school work. Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Collaboration Digital Content Management Software as a Service

Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Docs

Educational Technology Guy

Just like most software, Google Docs has keyboard shortcuts available. Google has a great support article with all of the Google Docs keyboard shortcuts , by OS, listed. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Google Docs Google for Educators

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Texthelp Announces Teach for Google - free PD to help educators use Google Edu

Educational Technology Guy

Texthelp, a language and literacy support software company, has just announced Teach for Google , a new, online, professional development resource for educators. It is designed to help educators use Google Apps for Education to increase student achievement.

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Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. Here is a generic version of what I presented as reasons why my district should Go Google that you can use in your own school/district. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Q&A with Google Classroom Expert Alice Keeler on the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Cloud Cloud Computing Internet Management Social Networking Software as a ServiceFrank Smith We learn what makes Keeler tick and what’s kept her glued to education throughout its turbulent technology transformation.

Google Addresses the Future of Chromebooks

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff Amid rumors of change, Google explains why ChromeOS isn't going anywhere. Cloud Cloud apps Continuity of Operations Data Center Hardware Operating Systems Software

Leave voice comments in Google Docs with Kaizena – From Jennifer Carey


I recently returned from the 2015 annual ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. Kaizena has recently introduced their “Kaizena Mini” add-on that will allow you to leave voice comments and written notes on students’ documents within Google Docs itself.

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7 New Features Added To Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Google Announces New Features In Google Classroom. At TeachThought, while we love Apple’s products, app ecology, and general aesthetic, we tend towards recommending Google for most classrooms. 7 Changes To Google Classroom. Attach a Google Form to a post.

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Pixar makes its 3D rendering tool, RenderMan, free for anyone

Educational Technology Guy

Pixar, the company behind Toy Story, Cars and other incredible animated movies, has announced that it''s in-house 3D rendering software, RenderMan , is now free for non-commercial use. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. 3d free software graphic design

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Google LLC. Is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. Sundar Pichai was appointed CEO of Google, replacing Larry Page who became the CEO of Alphabet.

10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs. by Brooks Hocog , The Google Docs Team. Take meeting notes in a Google Doc and share the notes with your fellow staff. Access Google Translate right from Docs and make translating a breeze.

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How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Sandboxing software means that you play with the software before you get down to “business.” Tom Barrett has a fantastic Google Presentation “ 32 Ways to Use Padlet in the Classroom ” that you should review.

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4 Writing Tips to Help the Writing Process

The CoolCatTeacher

Make Writing Essays Easier My student cried when I showed her how to voice type in Google. You still have to use the software between your ears. But now, Google Docs has Voice typing (as I demonstrate above.) Tips for Voice Typing in Google Docs.

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Getting Started With Google Apps for Education Training

Gaggle Speaks

Training on Google Apps for Education is extremely important from day one and should continue throughout the adoption year and beyond. Some users will likely already be familiar with some Google Apps. Is Your School Using Google Apps for Education?

How to Drive Safe Google Apps Adoption in Your School

Gaggle Speaks

Without the right strategies in place, most software and web-based tools—whether free or paid—are underused in education. Rolling out Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is really no different. You will learn: 12 ways to safely adopt Google Apps for Education into your school.

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50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers. Google Chrome is, increasingly, where it’s at. But for the here and now, as far as browsers are concerned, Google Chrome is king, and part of what makes it great are Google Chrome Extensions. Google Similar Pages.

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Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services

My 2015 Chromebook Gift Guide

The Electric Educator

Chromebooks, by definition, are much less expensive than their Windows or Mac counterparts, but they have gotten even more affordable during the 2015 holiday shopping season. They all run the same software and have access to the same web-based tools.

Everything Schools Should Know About Windows 10 Education Edition

Ask a Tech Teacher

A simple Google search should also help but before you do any kind of upgrade, make sure you’ve backed all of your data in case you cannot repair your installation. Classroom management Guest post Teacher resources computer hardware software young

What Google’s New Open-Source Software Means for Artificial-Intelligence Research

Wired Campus

Google wants the artificial-intelligence software that drives the company’s Internet searches to become the standard platform for computer-science scholars in their own experiments. On Monday, Google announced it would turn its machine-learning software, called TensorFlow, into open-source code, so anyone can use it. “We TensorFlow is meant to combine the best of the three, Jeff Dean, a top engineer at Google, told Wired. “I

9 Super Apps For Stargazers

The CoolCatTeacher

iOS, Google Play, Kindle Fire ($2.99) [link]. iOS, Google Play (Free) [link]. 99) Night Sky Lite Google Play (Free). Planetarium” Software. All three software programs give you the option to create overlays of planets, stars, satellites and more from anywhere in the world.

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Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks for Schools

Educational Technology Guy

Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks How does Google Apps and Chromebooks compare to Apple or Microsoft inside the classroom? Google Apps and Chromebooks are extremely easy to use. Google Classroom i s a game-changer…it allows teachers to share resources and communicate with students, distribute, collect and grade assignments, and so much more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology)

Digital Promise

So why do we talk so much about devices and software? that started a computer programming club for girls and recruited employees at Google, SpaceX, and University of Michigan to join the class virtually. Sara Schapiro is the director of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools.

What Schools Can Learn from Google About Nurturing Creativity


In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, author Daniel Pink writes about radical practices implemented by Australian software company Atlassian and search engine giant Google that have taught us a lot about what really motivates […]. The post What Schools Can Learn from Google About Nurturing Creativity appeared first on Edudemic. Edudemic Favorites Trends creative development Google Classroom project-based learning student engagement

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.


Just to get things going, here’s a recap of 2015. Sure, there were lots of devices released in 2014 and the years before, but 2015 was the mobile age. So this is what happened in 2015. Here we go… Cloud classroom In 2015, cloud integration was the norm and most learning resources were already starting to be cloud-integrated. Augmented learning If you look for “2016 e-learning trends" on Google or Bing, augmented learning is always mentioned.

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A Handy Google Drive App for Converting Audio Files

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May 13, 2015 Audio Converter is a good Chrome app to use on your Google Drive to convert audio files from one format to another. No software download is required, the app is web-based and works more. Google Drive Tools

Resources from 25 Presentations at Miami Device 2015

Learning in Hand

Stephen’s Episcopal Day School hosted Miami Device , November 12 & 13, 2015. I didn’t make as many infopics from Miami Device 2015 as I would have liked, but I did create a few. There are also slides with advice for creating your own infographics using Google Drawings.

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