Software that Supports Multilingual Dialogue

ProfHacker

I could go on forever about this, but this post is actually about software that supports multilingual dialogue if it is something you are interested in trying for professional development or teaching/learning. Google translate (also available as app).

How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software Online forms might not be the first thing that comes to mind as a helpful classroom tool. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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District launches responsive website from Rediker Software

eSchool News

Waltham Public Schools chooses Rediker Software’s RediSite for their 10 schools and district office to meet the increasing mobile needs of parents, students and staff.

Dell debuts new collaborative software for Chromebooks

eSchool News

Dell Classroom, a new software solution available for Dell Chromebooks, helping foster student and teacher engagement. Dell announced the debut of three new, interactive display products, purpose-built for active learning, classrooms and conference rooms at ISTE 2016.

Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2016 Version

Educational Technology Guy

Here's my updated version for Spring, 2016. 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.

EXO U launches Ormiboard Pro Visual Creation Software

eSchool News

New whiteboarding software offers instant sharing to any student device, classroom management, and advanced interactivity building without an internet connection. At InfoComm 2016, EXO U Inc. ,

A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

Fractus Learning

Did you ever explore a learning possibility only to realize that the software to make it happen costs a lot of money? Do you want to explore 3-D animation but don’t want to spend a lot of money on software you might not ultimately use? You might want to explore Open Source software!

Exploring Google Sheets

ProfHacker

Apparently Google released this feature over a year ago, but only recently did I notice the “Explore” button in Google Sheets — likely because, for whatever reason, Google decided to call it to my attention by splashing a notice over the lower right quadrant of my browser window.

Hour of Code Website and App Suggestions for K-8

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google Spreadsheets–decode and fill in color coded pictures. Build with Chrome –kind of like Minecraft, more like Google Earth Warehouse; use virtual Lego blocks to build in your browser. Squeakland –build etoys with downloaded software.

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, Michael Horn used the theory of modularity and interdependence to explain why Google’s Chromebooks are stealing market share in K–12 education device sales from Apple and Microsoft. So which is better, Apple Maps or Google Maps?

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And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. For those in the know, learning integration in the cloud isn’t just about using online cloud storage solutions here and there – it also involves the technical aspects of cloud computing such as learning platforms being offered as SaaS (Software as a Service) or PaaS (Platform as a Service), and the ability to access such platforms on any platform, and more importantly, 24/7 collaboration.

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Quick photo scanning: Google PhotoScan

ProfHacker

Google recently released an application (available for both Android and iOS) for converting those old photos to digital format: PhotoScan. Yes, if you use Google Photos, PhotoScan will automatically upload them to your account.

Story Wars?—?Prompted, Interactive Web App Makes Student Writing Fun

EmergingEdTech

Students Enjoy Writing With a Collaborative Platform That Gives Them Choice Earlier this year, Story Wars was selected as one of the “Chosen” apps on the Chrome Web Store by Google.

Google Classroom + Apple Classroom = The Complete iPad Classroom – From Ben Sondgeroth

EdTechTeacher

First, Google Classroom allows teachers to organize their class content while integrating Google Drive to support workflow and student organization. Google Classroom. For more information on Google Classroom, visit EdTechTeacher’s Google Classroom page.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

If you are taking the grade for the quiz or test, you can send those grades to your Gradebook software in a snap. Google Forms. a Talk with Tony Vincent From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

How Google Apps Help Develop Online Learning Communities

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Cloud Online Learning Software as a ServiceBy Matt Renwick Principal Matt Renwick offers a few proven tools for facilitating better digital collaboration. .

Educators: The lessons we learned in 2016

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note: This story is Part 3 of our 3-part series on Lessons Learned in 2016. Educators made much of their learning opportunities in 2016, whether through professional development sessions, webinars, product demos, or even conferences.

Considerate Collaboration: Google Docs

ProfHacker

A large portion of the work I do exists on Google Docs – whether working on internal documents within my department, for committees, within my classes, or collaborating online to co-author articles, organize events, or provide feedback to other writers.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. The authors focus on Google Classroom in particular, not just as a piece of software, but as a means of enhancing the traditional teaching methods. More education books: Google Apps Meets Common Core.

14 Websites That Will Excite Students About Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

Backwards Google. This site shows the Google search engine backwards as is everything you type into the search field. This is from the creative minds at elgooG (not affiliated with Google) and only for entertainment. Guitar Google. Pacman Google. Terminal Google.

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Lots of great new things coming to Google Apps and Chromebooks!!!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks have become truly awesome resources for schools and Google just keeps improving them. With this new announcement, the Google Play Store and most of it's app will work with Chromebooks. I have over 100 apps on my smartphone, sync Evernote offline (9,000 notes) and sync Google drive offline and I am only using 9GB (18GB if you count the hundreds of photos and videos of my daughter). Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Battle in the Clouds: Google Apps for Work Vs. Office 365

EdTech Magazine

Cloud Cloud apps Office Productivity Software Software as a ServiceBy Rob Pegoraro See how these two popular cloud-based office productivity packages compare. .

End-of-Year Tips: 22 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Keep your antivirus software active. Update any software that needs it. If you get Google alerts, set them for weekly (unless you really must know when someone posts on the term ‘Labrador puppies’).

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Web Tools for Video and Audio Feedback on Essays and Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Adding comments through Word or Google Docs is time consuming and rarely do students check these comments. Screencastify is a Google Chrome extension and my favorite way to provide quick video feedback. Jing is a software you download that allows up to 5 minute recordings.

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22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google Apps. They are fun to create, can be saved to the student digital portfolio, and uploaded to all manner of online accounts from Google Drive to KidBlogs. The most popular calendar tool is Google Calendar. Google Apps.

Using Google Forms for In-class Polling

ProfHacker

As I listened to the concerns being raised, I thought that, if I needed to do in-class polling (which I’ve not as yet had occasion to do), I’d probably just use Google Forms. turns out, others have also thought of using Google Forms this way.

Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts

Ask a Tech Teacher

Show students how to adjust the Google search engine to provide only images in the public domain. Students can use software such as KidPix, Paint, Photoshop, and GIMP, or an image creation tool like: BigHugeLabs.

11 Things Students Need to Know to Be Successful

The CoolCatTeacher

All software is useless if we don’t invest in the greatest software in the world… the human brain. The software within our children is the most important software being created. But to get there, we’ve got to care about the software that matters.

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

Besides BYOD funding programs, and allowing kids to use school devices, more measures can be taken in order to standardize the software students use. BYOD at school is more than the latest buzz phrase you hear at every corner of the teacher’s rooms or along school hallways.

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The One Present I Wish Parents Would Give My Students

The CoolCatTeacher

They are collaborating in Google Docs with their partners out of town. Artists can use graphic tablets, software, or apps. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Bloom’s Taxonomy and the implications it has for a digital classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

Ask them to work on Google Docs so that you can guide them through comments and feedback and encourage application of knowledge. A good tech tool to support this would be graphing software.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

What is a digital classroom?

EdTech4Beginners

A digital classroom is one which mostly or indeed wholly relies on electronic devices and software. We use Google Classroom as our core online communication tool. Image courtesy of shantanuprakash.com . Is it always a good thing? I feel that the balance needs to be right.

Insider Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Juggle Two Jobs

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

We created our own Google email addresses with our website and synced our calendars. Our software developer introduced us to UberConference. Using our Google sign-ins, we can host and attend web conferences wherever we are from any device.

In the marketplace: Google’s G Suite for Education, coding, grants, and more

eSchool News

Google Apps for Education arrived on the scene 10 years ago with a vision to help teachers and students share and learn together in innovative ways. The application period for the 2016 award opens October 1, 2016 and closes November 1, 2016.

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