8 Reasons for and 8 Against Revisiting Software in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

I recently chatted with a tech coordinator on the East coast who asked about software alternatives to the webtools we were discussing. Usually, teachers want free, easily-accessible-from-anywhere webtools in place of expensive, installed software.

Scheduling Tweets? On Mobile?

ProfHacker

Yesterday I suddenly wondered why I couldn’t just schedule tweets from an app on my mobile. Long story short – Tweetdeck’s interface is really clunky on mobile and on my Android I can’t even see the Tweet as I write it (scheduled or not).

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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. Interactive learning has come a long way, and online form builders have mobile-ready forms at the click of a button.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

2016 and Beyond: The Future of Classroom Technology by @MelanieNathan

TeacherCast

With many communities anxious to enhance local school systems and increase opportunities for students, teachers and pupils, 2016 appears poised to witness a lot of exciting new developments in the world of education technology. Mobile Classrooms In Remote Locations.

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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.

Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2016 Version

Educational Technology Guy

Here's my updated version for Spring, 2016. I like it, but I like LG's software and screen size better. I use it as a mobile hotspot for my Chromebook while traveling too. In the past, I've written about the technology I use on a daily basis (see bottom of page for links).

The Best of Both Worlds: Android Apps Arrive on Chrome OS

EdTech Magazine

Hardware Mobile Apps Mobility SoftwareBy Alexander Slagg The availability of Android apps on Google devices is poised to alter the K–12 device market.

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. First, mobile learning. Sure, there were lots of devices released in 2014 and the years before, but 2015 was the mobile age. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. Now let's see what are the top e-learning trends for 2016. 2016 will be a big year in e-learning.

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What Studying App is Used by 1 in 3 High School Students?

EmergingEdTech

Assessment Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources best flash card app best review app for students best study app how quizlet keeps getting better multi language study app popular studying software app

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ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech

eSpark

Recognizing that public education can be an important site of social and political change, ISTE 2016 presenters and attendees spent much of the week discussing how to use technology to help students that are often underserved by traditional methods of instruction catch up with their peers.

5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Although I personally believe the most effective solutions can draw on both approaches, it’s clear to me that software intended for students must be evolutionary as we consider the logistics of integrating technology in students’ daily lives.

Neurotechnology Could Lead to Thought-Controlled Devices

EdTech Magazine

By Steve Zurier The days of finger swiping may soon come to an end, thanks to an innovative headset and software that interprets brain function. Business Intelligence Data Analytics Enterprise Hardware Mobility Smartphones Software Startups

GAAD 2016: Raising Awareness About Accessibility

ProfHacker

The purpose of this day “is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) Today is the 5th annual Global Awareness Accessibility Day.

Promethean introduces new ActivPanel at ISTE 2016

eSchool News

Promethean, a global provider of educational technology solutions, introduced its new ActivPanel interactive display at ISTE 2016 in Denver. Versatile classroom mounting options include fixed, height-adjustable, or a mobile stand to meet the needs of every learning environment.

Google Sunsetting Play for Education Program

EdTech Magazine

Cloud Cloud apps Hardware Mobility Notebooks Software TabletsFrank Smith Google signals the departure of Play for Education, the company's educational lens into the Google Play storefront.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

Last week I participated in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2016 conference. The event became much more dramatic than expected, once the hosting city, Washington DC, was clobbered by the great snowpocalyspe of 2016.

ISTE 2016: Edtech Companies Pitching a Mile High

Edsurge

The Colorado-based company was formed in 2016 from the merger of two existing organizations: Digital Directions International (est. Lessons are aligned to ELA standards and include at-home extensions that families can use. Ruvna : Mobile-based software that teachers and adminstrators can use to locate students during emergencies. Among the fun and games happening at ISTE in mile-high Denver this year is a pitch competition.

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

Neo LMS

More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. A new mobile device that could fly a rocket can easily slip on the expenses list for parents to cover.

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Hitting the Library Circuit With Mobile Making

Educator Innovator

Mobile maker workshops are held at libraries throughout New Mexico. At the Rockwood Library in Oregon , for example, kids can come after school and on weekends to noodle around with robotics equipment and animation software. Mobile making is rarely the end goal, Wittig said.

Web Tools for Video and Audio Feedback on Essays and Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Jing is a software you download that allows up to 5 minute recordings. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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Tech-Savvy Seniors: Myth or Present-Day Reality?

Ask a Tech Teacher

London-based bespoke software development company, has experience in this area and was willing to share her ideas. When mobility is an issue, elderly people can let technologies assist them.

Be Inspired This Saturday at the EduPassions Web Conference!

Teacher Reboot Camp

No need to download a software, plug-in, etc. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Tomorrow, on Saturday, Sept. 3rd, join Sarah Thomas ( @SarahdaTeechur ), Shelly Sanchez Terrell ( @ShellTerrell ), and 20+ inspiring educators around the world for the EduPassions free web conference.

Doing Things at School That Can’t Be Done At Home

User Generated Education

The resources we use might be low tech, such as everyday objects, games and materials, or high tech, such as specific software tools, social or mobile media and mobile apps. Many kids and teens are spending a lot of their time doing solitary screen-related activities.

10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Screencast tools may be web-based, software, or a browser add-on and include some or all of the following: a spotlight for the mouse. It works on the web, with Chromebooks, and on mobile devices, but be aware: Each is a bit different with varied set-ups.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018

techlearning

Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

7 Innovative Writing Methods for Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Paint Studio –fully featured art tool for mobile devices. There are three great options for audio writing in your classroom: Audacity –software download; free. Here are three popular tools that accomplish this task and more: PowerPoint–software from Microsoft.

AppEd Review Adds Rubric-Assessed WEB APPS for Teaching and Learning

EmergingEdTech

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

Securly

Business and technology have become truly complementary: Forbes gives the example of engine manufacturers relying on software to push forward production. This parallels robust and well designed infrastructure – make sure learning spaces are able to handle the introduction of mobile devices.

Competency-Based vs Personalized Learning: Dawn of Justice

CUE

Classrooms are now equipped with smart boards, Internet access, mobile devices, digital cameras, along with other devices that relate specifically to a particular field of study.

EXO U to launch visual creation, collaboration tool at ISTE

eSchool News

At ISTE 2016, EXO U Inc., a software development company, will launch Ormiboard, a front-of-class visual creation and collaboration tool.

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11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Lately, I have been using Shelfit software by EdTech Software.

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The Path to Full Tech Integration: From the First Conversation to Powerful Learner Use

Digital Promise

It then becomes the instructor’s responsibility to provide lessons that teach and use this real-world mobile technology. Instructors can plan lessons that incorporate mobile devices for completing real-world tasks, such as applying for jobs, engaging in online discussions, and creating documents. A critical step in this path of transforming adult learners into confident users is designing and using software for any device the adult learner might have.

Guest Blog Post: 5 Incredibly Useful Apps That Every Educator & Student Needs.

EdTech4Beginners

That’s where security software comes in. Of all types of security software, VPNs are probably the one people are least familiar with. That means students can use everything from Word to PowerPoint whether they’re at home or working from a mobile device.

Friday 5 — 10.21.2016

Perry Hewitt

The Atlantic explores the role of moral integrity in software design. Per Techcrunch, "this is about stealing a little bit of the traffic currently flowing to Google, Yelp, Fandango, local news, and mobile food ordering apps."