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Evernote - new and improved and a great app for Education (and more)

Educational Technology Guy

I am a huge Evernote user and fan. I started using Evernote back in 2009, have been an Evernote trainer, used the beta of Evernote for Education with my students in 2011, and am an Evernote Expert.

Boxlight Releases New Big STEM Guide Volume 3 (free)

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Boxlight Releases New Big STEM Guide Volume 3 Lawrenceville, GA, July 28, 2021 – Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology, digital signage, and software solutions, today announced the release of The Big STEM Guide Volume 3.

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September 11th, 20 Years Later. Never Forget. Take a moment. Do a good deed

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September 11th, 20 Years Later. Never Forget. Take a moment. Do a good deed [link] I was in EMS for 22 years before retiring due to a back injury. One of my most memorable experiences was responding to New York City as a Paramedic in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

September is National Preparedness Month - “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

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September is National Preparedness Month , which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect.

Transform Your Classroom with Apple

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Apple empowers educators and students by design. In our webinar, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

45 Next Generation Learning Tools That Kids Will Love

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45 Next Generation Learning Tools That Kids Will Love This is a great resource I just found out about. It has 45 great resources for teachers to use with their students. There’s a wide range of tools designed to support curriculum and help teachers and students achieve their goals.

Google launches new Distance Learning resource for Educators

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Google has been announcing a lot of things to support educators, students and families with remote learning. The newest is a Distance Learning specific resource and course for Educators. The course goes through a variety of topics and how to utilize G Suite for Education tools in each area.

September is National Preparedness Month - get yourself, family, home, school and business ready

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September is National Preparedness Month , which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit. The 2020 theme is "Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today."

Resources, tips and more for remote and e-learning (teaching online)

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Resources, tips and more for remote and e-learning (teaching online) Many teachers and schools have resources for blended learning and even for students who are home or hospital bound to "attend" class.

Resources for reopening schools - whether online, hybrid or in-person

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Schools are starting or already started. Some are all remote, some hybrid and some all in-person. Here are some resources to help schools, parents and teachers during this challenging time.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Livescribe™ launches their best smartpen yet, the Symphony.

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I love my Livescribe pen - makes it easy to take handwritten notes and have them digitized, searchable and easily accessed. Livescribe™ launches their best smartpen yet, the Symphony. link] Transforms writing into digital text, syncing audio alongside. The Symphony is truly an evolution in writing.

Amazing Educational Resources - free website for teachers and parents to find free resources during Covid-19

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Amazing Educational Resources is a free website for teachers and parents to find free resources during Covid-19. It started as a google doc on Facebook that was passed around and added to by thousands of parents and teachers at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some great add-ons for Hangouts Meet to help teachers

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With schools closed, teachers are using a variety of tools to work remotely with their students. Google Hangouts Meet is one of them. Google recently announced a variety of updates to it to enhance the experience for schools and to provide more controls.

Blended Teaching: How Plagiarism Detection Software can Help Educators

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Blended Teaching: How Plagiarism Detection Software Can Help Educators Gain Confidence Discover the benefits of using plagiarism detection software in times of blended teaching Today, EdTech has become more popular than ever before.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

PBLWorks Hosts Webinar Series on How to Facilitate PBL (Project Based Learning) Online

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PBLWorks Hosts Webinar Series on How to Facilitate PBL Online Free webinar series this spring to guide educators through distance learning with Gold Standard Project Based Learning PBL Works, part of the Buck Institute for Education, is hosting a free webinar series on how to facilitate PBL (Project Based Learning) online.

Ozobot launches new learning management system

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After being voted Best of Show at ISTE 2019, Ozobot Classroom (patent pending) officially launched at the 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference.

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Upcoming Free Webinar on Best Practices on Delivering Special Education-Related Services Online

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As the need for social distancing is prompting extended school closures across the country, school districts are considering new ways to keep students connected and engaged in school activities. Continuity is especially important for students who receive special education-related services.

New Innovative SEL Tool from Aperture Education helps High School Students Build Skills for College and Career

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This is a great tool to help understand high school student social-emotional needs and how to support them with strategies and interventions.

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.

Rocketbook Releases Their Latest Reusable Notebook Design, the Flip

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Rocketbook is launching their latest reusable notebook, the Flip. The Flip mimics the design of a traditional steno pad with a top-bound spiral design, instead of the usual side bound spiral, offering wrist space for lefties, and making this the world’s first reusable ambidextrous notebook.

SplashLearn - a game based learning program free for teachers and schools to use

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SplashLearn is a game based learning program that is loved by over 33 million kids worldwide!! This program is free for teachers and schools to use.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

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To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students.

Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

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Although some academic institutions and educational professionals still doubt the high value of eLearning software, technology-based education is no longer a myth. And the Covid-19 pandemic has proved that EdTech and eLearning are integral parts of modern academic reality.

Maximize the Power of Multiple Technology Ecosystems

Schools invested in Google education tools or considering these services can achieve strong benefits by blending the best of Google services on Apple hardware, opening the door to a wealth of educational possibilities for students, teachers, and parents.

Resources for working with PDF files on Chromebooks

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PDF files are used everywhere and can be used on Chromebooks.

Free toolkit "How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children”

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Baylor University recently published the toolkit "How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children” that helps parents and teachers know what to look for in a STEM lesson and offers 9 examples of quality online resources.

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Babbel - Free language learning for all US K-12 and college students

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Babbel ( www.babbel.com ), the language learning app, have announced that they will be offering free language learning to all K-12 and college students through the end of the school term (mid-June 2020).

The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through

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The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through by Kate Began With our world becoming increasingly technology-driven, there is growing demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. To meet this demand, there has been ongoing discussion on how to best educate our kids for a STEM-focused future. How can we best equip our kids with the necessary skills to face future challenges?

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White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

Game developer launches free mental wellness app for kids during COVID-19

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Kuato Studios, the industry leading children’s educational gaming developer, has officially launched their brand new app Well-Beings, a wellness app for kids created to encourage them to be present and mindful of how they are feeling, which is now more important than ever during the times of COVID-19.

Free guide to STEM resources on the web

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STEM careers are highly lucrative and in-demand - yet females and minority students are drastically underrepresented in the historically male-dominated field of STEM. To support this underrepresented group, Gosciencegirls.com are providing access to supplemental resources.

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Rocketbook Partners with Panda to Launch The First Reusable Planner, the Rocketbook Panda Planner

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Rocketbook Partners with Panda to Launch The First Reusable Planner, the Rocketbook Panda Planner Rocketbook , maker of Amazon’s best-selling notebook, is pleased to introduce, in partnership with Panda Planner, the Rocketbook Panda Planner.

Guide to Offline use of Chromebooks

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Chromebooks are easy to use and manage and make up a majority of devices in US K-12 classrooms. During this time of remote and distance learning , many students do not have reliable internet at home, and in some cases, no internet at home.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Timify - Time limited tests for education, free (in Google Forms)

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Teachers around the world use Google Forms for student assessments. While in school, the teacher can limit the time students have to do the assessment, but while at home with #remotelearning , that isn't an option. Timify gives teachers the ability to time limit assessments in Google Forms.

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Cybersecurity Resources for schools - IT and Educators

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I hope all is well and you and your family are staying healthy and safe. Recently, multiple school districts have been hit with ransomware (including on in my home state of CT), malware, virus's, DoS attacks (a 16 y/o student did this in Texas) and more.

PBLWorks Creates New Free Web Resource for Educators to Facilitate Project Based Learning Remotely

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PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created a resource site to provide teachers with ideas, examples, and tools to facilitate PBL remotely. “We

QuizBreaker - A scheduled online quiz game that helps teams get to know one another in a fun way.

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Companies like Microsoft and Google are using QuizBreaker to keep their remote employees happy and engaged! QuizBreaker ( [link] ) helps remote teams keep morale high through fun quizzes with lots of gamification.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.