Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I just clicked on the Google button and signed in with my Google account. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been asked about the podcasting equipment setup and software that we use on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. Software. I export a single mp3 for my transcriptionist, Kymberli for her to work on and paste in Google Docs. Then she puts it in the Google Doc.

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Math Journals: Adaptive Software + A Metacognitive Practice

Catlin Tucker

An increasing number of school districts are investing in adaptive math software–online programs that adjust to the learner’s individual performance. The benefit of adaptive software is that it allows students to engage in personalized practice.

Learn Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Essential Google Classroom Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Nancy with a great suggestion for an article topic: Google Classroom. In Google Classroom many educators like me found a great additional functionality and apps, which allowed managing the workflow efficiently, leaving more time for the teaching.

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Impero Software Announces New Version of Impero Education Pro at ISTE 2018

techlearning

Impero Software today announced the latest version of Impero Education Pro V7. The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features.

Vernier Software & Technology Launches Go Direct Sensor Cart

Educational Technology Guy

Vernier Software & Technology Launches Go Direct Sensor Cart Vernier Software & Technology recently launched the new Go Direct® Sensor Cart for middle school, high school, and college physics students. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). Higher test scores could be caused by things other than the online software like great teaching. A report was released in November 2018.

Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools

Marketplace K-12

What were the biggest news stories about the K-12 market in 2018? The post Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools appeared first on Market Brief. Check out Marketplace K-12's 10 most popular blog posts over the past year.

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Edsurge

Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. Frontline Education , a provider of K-12 data software, is developing a new feature (or “skill”) for Alexa that allows administrators to access data, such as teacher evaluation reports and employment rates, through voice-activated commands. McGraw-Hill introduces a new English language arts software for grades 2-7 called Redbird Language Arts & Writing.

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The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

2018 was a year in which public school teachers all over the US rose up in protest over pay , working conditions, and funding , striking in red states like West Virginia , Kentucky, and Oklahoma despite an anti-union ruling by the Supreme Court.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

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And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. Apple and Google continue to up the ante in their quest to win adoption in classrooms. 2018’s Top 10 Countdown: Business Edition. billion on education software each year. Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used.

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BEST OF SHOW AT TCEA 2018

techlearning

CLASSLINK ONECLICK ClassLink OneClick technology enables access to Web-based, Windows, and Google applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. Tech & Learning has announced the winners of the TCEA Best of Show Awards.

Top 5 Takeaways from ISTE 2018

techlearning

ISTE 2018 in Chicago was my latest “half marathon.” Once again, the software giants impressed me with their free educator certification programs. Other networking features in the ISTE 2018 app included an attendee list and social media connections.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This year alone 613 booths crowded the floor, from mega-booths like Google and Microsoft to tiny, easy-to-miss tables. Every year the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference's expo floor is packed with edtech products vying for teachers' attention.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

Explore 3D Bear Now So, for example, if a student goes into Sketchup (formerly Google Sketchup) and you’ve added Sketchup’s STL extension, they can create or import items and then export them. Or you can use Tinkercad or any other 3D modeling software.

Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

The CoolCatTeacher

As students reflect and track their own progress, they also receive feedback from teachers and insights from the software. If you pilot before the end of the school year, they’ll extend your free trial through December 2018! How Do Teachers Use the Software?

2 Free Chrome Extensions That Make a Teacher’s Life Easier

The Journal

While it might look like a piece of software is broken, the truth is the Internet (or the Google Drive) upon which that software depends is down. But, how can a teacher know if the Internet (or the Google Drive) is up or down in his/her classroom at that moment in time?

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. They also liked its teacher dashboard and software interfaces.

New Ways to Gamify Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Augmentation: Technology not only replaces a traditional tool but adds functionality, e.g. using Google Earth to explore the setting of a story rather than a map. e.g. using virtual meeting tools (like Google Hangouts) to include housebound students in a class. Google Expeditions.

Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Stencyl –build games without coding with downloaded software. Google Computer Science for High School –free workshops (with application) for K-12 teachers. We’ve provided a lot of projects and lesson plans, as well as websites you’ll like organized by grade.

Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. So when the kids are interacting with the software, the images are coming alive in 3D on the screen for the kids.

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Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Collaborative software. These spaces offer convenient seating plus tech like audio, display, and sharing software. Google Classroom integration makes it even easier to educate tomorrow’s citizens. Interactive Software. Classroom Design Then and Now. Rows of seats.

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ClassLink Recognized with Five 2018 SIIA CODiE Awards

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Clifton, NJ (June 14, 2018) – ClassLink, the leader in single sign-on, class rostering, and learning resource analytics, was named the Best K-12 Enterprise Solution of 2018 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards.

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Boxlight and Globisens Release New Version of GlobiLab Analytical Software for the Labdisc

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– Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”), and K-12 science technology pioneer Globisens have released a new version of the GlobiLab analytical software for the Labdisc portable STEM lab.

End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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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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Creating Your Own Attendance “App” with Google Forms

ProfHacker

For those who like to keep class records electronically, a quick search of the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store will turn up a variety of attendance apps. Many such apps allow you to add photos and can integrate with Google Sheets.

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. Officials estimate that developing the software has cost more than $100 million in foundation grants and university dollars.

Wikispaces has closed. What are your alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wikispaces, one of education’s standout collaborative websites, closed at the end of June 2018. Mediawiki, the engine behind Wikipedia and Wiktionary , is a free software application written in the PHP programming language and well-suited to large online presences. Google Drive.

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Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

” Leading the shift is Google, which has made huge inroads into K-12 with its web-based Chromebook devices and popular G Suite productivity tools. Recently, though, Amplify tweaked its software. ” ©2018 Education Week (Bethesda, Md.).

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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Our regular classrooms are steadily transforming into ‘tech classrooms’, with an integration of learning apps like Kahoot, interactive boards, inexpensive VR devices like Google Cardboard and Class VR , voice operated devices, online flashcards , virtual assistants, etc.,

The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design

Catlin Tucker

For teachers without access to virtual reality equipment and software, there are virtual online tours like the ones offered by the Smithsonian National of Natural History Museum or the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) interactive destination tour for kids.

U.S. K-12 Market for Mobile Devices Remains Flat; Only 2 Percent Growth in 2018

Marketplace K-12

K-12 Market for Mobile Devices Remains Flat; Only 2 Percent Growth in 2018 appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Apple Business Strategy Google Microsoft Software / Hardware windows

@VybeSoftware Offers Students a FREE Opportunity to create Apps on the App Store and Google Play!

TeacherCast

In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we learn how every student can have access to a FREE Coding and Programming Curriculum through DevKit, a fantastic application from Vybe Software. .

6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students

Neo LMS

A good friend of mine’s son is a software engineer for one of our largest banks; she’s immensely proud of his achievements which include a master’s degree in computer science from a prestigious university.