School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Thomas School near Seattle hopes to encourage students to develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by starting them young and engaging them with cool, new learning spaces featuring robots and 3D virtual reality computers. The school’s computer science curriculum, for example, starts in preschool with simple wooden robots, allowing students to learn the fundamentals of coding and become confident creating with technology at an early age.

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Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

Educational Technology Guy

You can do pretty much anything with a Chromebook so the sky's the limit. Here are some tips and links to web apps: Remember - we shouldn’t teach software (ie Word, Excel) we should teach skills, like writing, using spreadsheets and graphs, etc.

Six Ways to Use Google Photos in the Classroom


Any time you add new photos to the album they will be accessible from your school account. Pro Tip: This strategy works great if you are using Adobe Spark or WeVideo to create a project. You can copy / paste the link into Google Classroom for easy access. [

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Six ways to use Google Photos in the Classroom

The Electric Educator

Any time you add new photos to the album they will be accessible from your school account. Pro Tip: This strategy works great if you are using Adobe Spark or WeVideo to create a project. You can copy / paste the link into Google Classroom for easy access.

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K–12 Districts Prepare Students for Careers in the Tech-Dominated Economy

EdTech Magazine

Our schools provide internet access and offer year-round career and technology classes ,” Madden says. “We FUSD’s students have access to 65,000 Windows-based devices , mostly HP laptops and desktops. In the tournament, middle school teams compete in 14 events, including Lego robotics, video production and the 3D Derby, where participants use a 3D printer to design and produce cars, and then race them. Start small with a robotics competition or a club,” he says.

3 Digital Tools to Encourage Close Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you save files locally, you can access them without an internet connection or a wifi. Because iAnnotate can access multiple DropBox and Google Drive accounts, it’s easy to view and annotate student work, then return it to them. They log in and access their books.

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Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007

Shake Up Learning

Dash Robots. Adobe Spark. The post Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready for our very first student interview? This is it! Today’s student guest is Camden, an amazing, high-achieving 10-year-old fifth grader at H.E.

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Here Are the 10 Michelson Runway Startups Vying For Future Funders


Education technology accelerator programs are often studded with robotic kits or educational games. Though the startups presented a wide range of ideas, Runway co-founder Phil Kim said what connected them all is an effort to “tackle access and equity.” The former Wall Street banker has tried sales at Ticketmaster, marketing at Adobe, and even entertained the idea of television as a contestant on Fear Factor.

A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

Fractus Learning

When you buy name-brand, “proprietary” software such as that made by Adobe, Microsoft, or Apple, you simply get the software and if you don’t like something about it, you have to live with that.

Five-year olds and laser cutters—perfect together? Welcome to the first early childhood fab lab

The Hechinger Report

Related: Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code? As a stopgap, the Discovery Museum Fab Lab uses a touch-screen version of Adobe Illustrator, which has both free-drawing and shape tools.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Robots and drones take over classrooms,” according to the BBC. Via Techcrunch : “ Hanson Robotics built a Professor Einstein toy to teach kids science with a familiar face.” ” More robot crap in the Betteridge’s section above. A reminder to avoid Adobe products.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Department of Education has placed restrictions on access to federal student aid for West Virginia public universities after the state was late submitting required annual financial statements for the third year in a row. But as Inside Higher Ed reports later in the week : “In the latest development in an eventful saga, Ashford University on Wednesday announced that it is closer to preserving access to Post–9/11 GI Bill benefits.”


Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “When UConn broke up with Adobe : A parable of artists and copyright” by Tom Scheinfeldt. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” The New York Times (op-ed page) on the “ 2017 College Access Index.” (National) Education Politics. From the Department of Education press release : “ Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President Trump ’s Decision to Withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord.”

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Webinars are free, but when you purchase the "Mattering IS the Agenda" toolkit you get exclusive access to the recordings. This virtual conference will be hosted in Adobe Connect and registration is free for librarians and leaders of libraries. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world.