Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael is a Google Certified Educator with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Their site says: When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired.

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard.

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6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

During senior year in high school, all students should have access, knowledge, and experience within these top six areas of education below. Before high school graduation, every senior should have access to financial education.

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

We, as teachers, know exactly what our students need much better than a textbook company hundreds or thousands of miles away. For me, that often came in the form of Google Docs with information my students were responsible for and a website for pointing students [.].

ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship. Stephanie calls this the ACE method of mentoring: Access, Collaboration and Experimentation. So accessAccess.

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?How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Edsurge

For learners to qualify for work that pays well and for companies to source the talent they need, the market around skills-based education needs to evolve quickly to train students in the technology platforms now required for the jobs they seek. They’re going to need the help of the platform companies themselves. Why should platform companies step into this space? Entangled Studios has spent the past year collaborating with platform companies on the why and the how.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students.

Digital Accessibility & Inclusion Twitter Chat on Thursday, May 2nd

The Innovative Educator

This month's #NYCSchoolsTechChat will give participants ideas for how they can create digitally accessible and inclusive environments for students and families. Participants can chat here, then come to our in-person Summit on digital accessibility and inclusion on May 23rd.

Texthelp Announces Teach for Google - free PD to help educators use Google Edu

Educational Technology Guy

Texthelp, a language and literacy support software company, has just announced Teach for Google , a new, online, professional development resource for educators. It is designed to help educators use Google Apps for Education to increase student achievement.

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To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs

Edsurge

College career fairs look like an awkward high school dance: Students circle around company booths, unsure whether to stop and drop off a resume. Companies blindly court juniors and seniors to their floorspace, hoping that they’ll be the right fit for internships and full-time positions. One company is making a business out of helping student associations and companies connect beyond the walls of tri-folds and stacks of resumes at career fairs.

Access TONS of Free Digital Content via @EDpuzzle and Personalize It for Your Class!

Kleinspiration

Access TONS of Content & Remix It to Fit Your Class! - They can register with a nickname or just using their google account. As any other Imagine K12 company, they built this product listening to teachers like you.

Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

Wisewire

Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced. As part of Google, we will be better positioned to achieve this mission.”. in Google’s announcement. Original Article Source: [link].

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Google Masters for Kids of All Ages.

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Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft

Edsurge

Google in June announced an. education grant offering free credits for its cloud platform, with no credit card required, unlimited access to its suite of tools and training resources. Amazon and Microsoft’s cloud services both offer education programs, and now Google Cloud wants a part in shaping future computer scientists — and probably whatever they come up with using the tool. “We Google Cloud launched in 2011, but has caught up to competitors to.

Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered!

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered! I get so many questions about Google Certification that I decided to put together this dedicated post that answers the most frequently asked questions. You can also access the entire YouTube playlist here.

Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

Leadership Lounge

An ongoing challenge for technology-focused K-12 schools is ensuring that all students have home Internet access. Schools have tried to identify adequate solutions to this problem at a critical moment when all students in school should have reliable home Internet access.

New Company Says by Using Its Service, Students Can Test Classroom Tech Before Arriving on Campus

Edsurge

Ashley told the student to try Google Chrome, and the student was able to resolve the issue and hop into the session. Founded by a father-son duo, the company launched this year with the goal to create “tier zero” for students and tech support before the school year starts, co-founder Ben Sample (the son in the duo), tells EdSurge. The premium site also provides a link to the school’s own help desk, and lets schools access scan data.

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development. Switching to gamified PD through a partnership with game-based learning company Alludo was a no-brainer. Using Google Docs and Sheets, the coaches with expertise in specific topics worked together to create the activities, blending topics such as literacy with technology. meghan.bogardu…. Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:13. When Tulare Joint Union High School District (Calif.)

5 Awesome Google Docs Add-Ons

techlearning

When you think about what Google is doing with their cloud services, it might be one of the most exciting things in technology, and it has a dramatic effect on what schools can use those services for. Google does it in almost everything. Let’s talk about Google Docs Add-Ons!

What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

A few months ago, Google Helpouts —a barely two-year-old effort to connect users to on-demand experts via video chat—folded. Such a marketplace could expand students’ access to human beings otherwise entirely out of their reach, potentially expanding their reservoir of social capital.

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Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench

Edsurge

Getting acquired by the likes of Apple, Google and other “Big Tech” firms is often the dream of entrepreneurs (and their investors). Yet in the education industry, these deals have been few and far in between, especially as many of these companies have opted to build their own edtech tools. In a blog post , Workbench’s founder Chris Sleat wrote: “Google’s tools and devices are already a significant part of how schools and universities are using technology to impact student learning.

What to Know Before Working With Google for Education

Edsurge

Even if you don’t like Google, Jeremy Lupoli told a crowded room surrounded by products from the tech giant, you’ll still have to work with it to get ahead in the education technology industry. The company boasts a footprint of 70 million educators and students using its G Suite for Education tools, and 40 million users using its Classroom app. You’d be stupid to say, ‘We don’t want to partner with Google,’” Lupoli noted.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

Next week, my tenth graders will have to invent a new way to access the Internet. But what I haven’t seen is kids Googling anything to help them with this project. Her talent won her an internship with a company in Atlanta (she telecommuted as a sophomore and junior in high school.)

Finding the Right Talent to Build an Edtech Company That Is Loved and Lasts

Edsurge

Not every company can be Facebook or Google, offering free catered meals and colorful open spaces, but there are ways to build positive work environments with productive and happy employees on a smaller budget. Building Up Values For some companies, mission statements only live on a web page. But if you ask Whitehead, what’s more important is for a company to go beyond just determining and posting its goals and values.

Three Lessons from the Google Docs Phishing Scam: K-12 Education Edition

Doug Levin

Earlier this week, an unknown person or persons launched a short-lived, but clever cyber attack against Google Docs’ users. Here is Google’s description of the incident and their response: “ Protecting you against phishing.” From the time the exploit was launched until it was addressed, users’ Google accounts – including student accounts – could have been fully [h/t Jim Siegel ] accessible by the attacker.

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The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide

Shake Up Learning

The post The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Best Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions Resources for Teachers! Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions are hot topics in the edtech world and with good reason!

Edulastic Joins Google for Education Partner Program

EdNews Daily

Edulastic, the next-generation online assessment platform for K-12 teachers and administrators, announced that they have become a Google for Education Partner. The Google for Education Partner Program recognizes Partner technologies that complement and extend Google for Education products.

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Getting Started with Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality

Shake Up Learning

The post Getting Started with Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Bring Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality into Your Classroom – Part 1. What is Google Expeditions? What is Google Expeditions? Google Expeditions for iOS.

Privacy Tool fr @CommonSenseEd Pushes Companies to Make Safer Sites

The Innovative Educator

I’ve written about the privacy policies of some of the popular players in classrooms such as Microsoft, Google, Class Dojo, and Edmodo which you can read about at this link. In many cases that privacy policy you have to click to get access to the site takes more than an hour read. It is the innovative educators who are trying the newest tools and pushing the companies to update their platform in terms of privacy and pedagogy.

Ex Google Play Marketing Chief Hired to Help Students Enter "Workplace of the Future"

Educational Technology Guy

Course Hero, now led by a new CMO - former Google Play Marketing chief, Patrick Mork - wants to also bet on students, by democratizing access to study materials: its 12.5M 3 COLLABORATION: Collaboration is the absolute norm in the modern workplace, with tools like Slack, Google Docs, Box, and Asana. users. ########################## Course Hero Graduates: Unveils a Brand refresh and Makes Key Hires to Accelerate White Hot Growth Hires Google, Yahoo!

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Class Tech Tips: Spark Video Activities for Google Classroom

techlearning

Are you using Google Classroom this school year? If your students are using Google Classroom, they can easily share their Spark Video creations with classmates before showing off their work to the world! I've had the pleasure of working with this company.

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How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Getting Started with Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions. How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom @SamsungEdu Click To Tweet.

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The Guide to Keeping Up with Google - Part 2: Twitter

Shake Up Learning

The Guide to Keeping Up with Google - Part 2: Twitter  As you probably know, keeping up with Google is a challenge for anyone. That’s why I have put together The Guide to Keeping Up with Google! Click here to access the entire blog series on Keeping Up with Google!

Is Google Hangouts Safe For Your Students?

Gaggle Speaks

Google is spot on when it touts that technology can give educators more ways to bring hands-on learning to their students. The company’s suite of communication and collaboration tools is part of a growing number of school district technology initiatives.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website.

Class Tech Tips: Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides

techlearning

Are you using Google Classroom and/or Google tools with your students? When students share a creation with Google Slides it doesn’t matter how they share their final product. How will your students access the Google Slides presentation?

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Google Assistant and Edwin Want To Be Your Next English Tutor

Edsurge

Google Assistant can remind users about appointments, turn off TVs, and help drivers manage tasks from behind the wheel. Google is investing in the education startup Edwin , an AI-powered English tutor that was one of eight education technology companies to come out of Y Combinator’s latest demo day. The undisclosed investment is part of a new program Google has set up to bring early-stage startups and their ideas to Google Assistant.

Google’s AI Assistant Fund Invests in GradeSlam to Make Online Tutoring More Equitable

Edsurge

Since 2016, these companies have raised more than $1.2 So in 2014, Cutler started GradeSlam in an effort to give every student in a school or district access to online tutoring support. The company claims it currently reaches more than 160,000 students. Today, the Montreal-based startup scored another partner: the Google Assistant Investments program, which funds startups leveraging Google Assistant’s voice technology into their products.