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.

Learner-Centered Design: Powering the Coming Golden Age of Educational Software

The Journal

So, software designed from a User-Centered Design perspective is not always appropriate for those short users! This week’s blog, then, outlines a Learner-Centered Design approach to educational software development that should better meet the unique needs of learners

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Will You Take the 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Reader Survey?

The CoolCatTeacher

So, I’m opening up my 2016 reader survey. 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Blog Reader Survey. Fighting Teacher Burnout Productivity Digital Citizenship How to understand most software in the first 10 minutes of opening it. Speak out. Be heard. I'm listening.

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New Cybersecurity Software Enhances Organizations' IT Toolkits

EdTech Magazine

Enterprise Intrusion Detection Security Software Threat PreventionBy Sandra Gittlen Security information and event management tools increase functionality just when technology pros need help the most.

A Glitch in the EdReform Matrix: The 2016 EdNext Poll on Blended Learning

Doug Levin

Given that I do not believe that the 2016 EdNext Poll on School Reform’s findings about ‘blended learning’ should be taken at face value, what do I think the poll actually reveals?

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. Productivity Profession Software Teaching

Sheppard Software: Fruit Splat Subtraction

techlearning

On this site students practice those basic arithmetic operations by playing a fun game. Techlearning Resources Site of the Week

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. Possibly that situation will change permanently in 2016.

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TCEA 2016: Why Make the Switch to Windows 10?

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Online Learning Operating Systems SoftwareBy Jena Passut A Microsoft Educator makes the case during TCEA session. .

A Glitch in the EdReform Matrix: The 2016 EdNext Poll on Blended Learning

Doug Levin

Given that I do not believe that the 2016 EdNext Poll on School Reform’s findings about ‘blended learning’ should be taken at face value, what do I think the poll actually reveals?

Minecraft Software Startup Gets Boost from National Science Foundation Grant

Marketplace K-12

An ed-tech startup developing software to help students learn computer coding principles through Minecraft has been awarded a $750,000 grant through the National Science Foundation. That infusion helped the company prototype the software and test it out on students.

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.

How Learning Management Software Helps HR

EmergingEdTech

It is the Human Resources department’s job to ensure the workers that are hired are skillful in the areas they need to support and that they continue to grow to develop new skills and talents that. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Hayes Software Systems launches implementation plan for mid-sized districts

eSchool News

The Basic Implementation Plan is specifically designed for school districts looking to quick start their TIPWeb-IT software. News districts Education goals great implementation IT K-12 K-12 education need school school districts Software up

ISTE 2016: Exciting Gadgets from the Expo Floor

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Hardware SoftwareBy Meg Conlan Technology vendors packed the exhibit hall, showing off plenty of tools and toys that teachers will love.

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Your ISTE 2016 recap

eSchool News

If you missed ISTE 2016 in Denver, don’t worry–we’re summarizing some of the conference news and developments below. During ISTE 2016, a panel of CTOs and educators examined how changes in today’s schools and technologies are impacting the role of the traditional CTO.

The Stories That Shaped Edtech in 2016

Edsurge

Every year has its fair share of surprises, but this seems especially true for 2016. Here’s a chronological roundup of stories that made the biggest bang on the edtech industry (and to a similar extent, our web traffic) in 2016. Teachscape’s story—compounded by twists and turns—foreshadowed what many edtech startups and investors have learned in 2016: making money in education can be much more difficult than expected.

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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. In the past, I've written about the technology I use on a daily basis (see bottom of page for links). I am a K-12 Education Strategist for CDW-G.

Migration Plans Ramp Up as the Release of SQL Server 2016 Nears

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan With Microsoft’s latest software just over the horizon, SQL Server 2005 holdouts need to finalize plans for phasing out the unsupported software. . Data Center Data Center Optimization Software Upgrades

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.

C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

Ask a Tech Teacher

C-STEM Studio does that with a compelling and thorough software program which trains both students and teachers to use robotics as a superior vehicle for learning math. The C-STEM Studio software is stimulating and scalable for all grade levels.

This easy presentation software lets students focus on content, not design

eSchool News

Students spend more time playing around with presentation software than you might think. Imagine if there was presentation software that could give students and teachers what they want, while reducing time and energy spent on aspects of the task that don’t impact the final grade.

New software supports safe internet use, reporting

eSchool News

The software’s release supports international legislation obliging schools to introduce filtering technology and monitor students’ internet use more closely to safeguard and promote their welfare and prevent them “from being drawn into terrorism.”.

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. ,

Choose the Right Adaptive Math Software – a Buyer’s Guide

techlearning

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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!

Most Memorable Blogs Posts of the Year – 2016

Reading By Example

He points out the problems in not paying for technology that supports student learning, including the challenge of smaller software companies to produce excellent resources. Appreciation blogging Celebration Community Leadership Recognition Writing 2016 most memorable blog postsEvery year around the Thanksgiving holiday, I provite a short list of memorable blog posts I read the last twelve months or so. This is not an award show.

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

In this technique, I take the software tutorials and “point and click” instructions into videos. Students often pause software videos and work on the software. (I’ve I’ve found that for software, it is best to pause and learn at that moment.).

Impero Software’s keyword library addresses online safety concerns

eSchool News

In an effort to protect students in this always-on and connected world, Impero Software , a remote monitoring and management software provider, has updated its keyword libraries to include a more comprehensive list of U.S.

The Secret to Effective Technology Integration in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

This is what happens when you put in the hardware, buy the software, but you don’t take time to educate the human software that is so necessary for the effective use of education technology in schools.

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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Microsoft Education Updates Improve Classroom Efficiency and Promote Exploration

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Learning Management Software Productivity Suites SoftwareBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez From interactive quizzes to virtual field trips, the latest Office 365 updates have a lot to offer.

State-of-the-art education software often doesn’t help students learn more, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Even proponents of educational technology admit that a lot of software sold to schools isn’t very good. But they often highlight the promise of so-called “adaptive learning” software, in which complex algorithms react to how a student answers questions, and tailor instruction to each student. Most of the universities combined the software with human instruction, but a few courses were delivered entirely online.

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.

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

EmergingEdTech

Collaboration & Brainstorming Story Telling & Timelines _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics choose your own adventure app software collaborative writing platform getting students to write with writing prompt software prompted interactive writing web app writing prompts app software