The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft


The collaborative nature of tools and the access to the Drive App Store gives Chromebooks a level of collaborative creation that is good enough for most. Read his blog at and follow him on Twitter @bigguyinabowtie.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


However, at each level—middle school, high school, and college—these variations paled in comparison to a stunning and dismaying consistency. Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information.

Google Apps Admin Console gets a new look

Educational Technology Guy

Some things have moved and/or changed how you access them. Here are some resources to help you with the new layout: Google Apps Admin Support page on the new layout Comparison of Old and New Layouts (great resource - side by side views of old and new version) --.

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K–12 Leaders Get Creative to Make the Case for Network Upgrades

EdTech Magazine

Educate Stakeholders About Cost Comparisons and Success Stories. Twitter. K–12 Leaders Get Creative to Make the Case for Network Upgrades. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:02.

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Social Media and Kids - what you should know - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

According to new research by the Pew Research Center, 95% of teens say they have access to a smartphone, and 45% indicate that they’re online “almost constantly.” Twitter Twitter allows users to post 280-character messages known as “tweets.” Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Fetchnotes - simple cloud based note taking

Educational Technology Guy

You can capture and organize short notes and access them via the web, mobile device and computer. If you are looking for a simple note taking app, that allows you to access your notes across multiple devices, then Fetchnotes is for you. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Fetchnotes is a simple and easy to use, cloud based note taking app. It''s simplicity makes it very useful because you don''t have to worry about or learn a bunch of functions.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 117 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. popular to-do app adds 12 new languages - still free

Educational Technology Guy

is that your task list is synced across all of the versions, from the Chrome app to the Android and iOS versions so you can access your task list from any device. Related: 10 Great, Free Apps for Students for Notetaking and Class Planning Android Resources for Education Evernote - notetaking, web clipping, and more, on any device Comparison of some popular note taking apps Getting Students and Teachers Organized - tips and resources. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

What Students Are Actually Doing Online


This of course varies by age group: we found that younger teens (aged 13-15) spend the most time in front of their screens in comparison to other age groups. Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr also have a large following of adolescent subscribers. to-do list app available on Android, & now iPhone and Chrome browser

Educational Technology Guy

is that your task list is synced across all of the versions, from the Chrome app to the Android and iOS versions so you can access your task list from any device. Related: 10 Great, Free Apps for Students for Notetaking and Class Planning Evernote - notetaking, web clipping, and more, on any device Comparison of some popular note taking apps Getting Students and Teachers Organized - tips and resources. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.


In comparison with a traditional classroom-based learning, a blended learning offers a teacher much more flexibility and shifts a teacher-centered classroom toward the student-centered one.

5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Todd Finley on episode 325 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. By looking down, they’re trying to access more RAM in their brain in order to solve the problem. Twitter: @finleyt.

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Pinterest for Teachers


Being the Twitter fan that I am, I held out on Pinterest. Lastly, here''s another take from on Pinterest and sharing - click here to access this post. You can access that board by clicking here. Pinterest for Teachers?

People Make the Difference

A Principal's Reflections

Being on an isolated island in terms of access to information had a real negative impact on my ability to move my school forward during my first two years as principal. I often think back to my early years as an educational leader in order to gain a better perspective on how much I have grown.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

I learn so much from Twitter and Google+ because of the people and web sites I follow there. Backup data - with all of the data that educators create for school and work, it is important to back it up and have access to it at any time. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Why a Web Filter Isn’t Enough To Keep Your Students Safe

Gaggle Speaks

A web filter is software designed to restrict or control the online content that a user is allowed to access. A school or district, for example, might block access to pornographic websites so students cannot access them. Here’s another example: Often schools and districts will block access to social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, primarily because they might disrupt productivity and learning.

The Impact of Ethnicity on Startup Investment

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The event provided access to investors, industry stakeholders, and mentors who provided feedback. After a quick Google search I learned that in comparison, 83 percent of venture capital backed founders are Caucasian. For more information visit @EdConnective on Twitter. As a minority entrepreneur in the education technology space, I don’t often think about the intersection of my ethnicity and my venture’s success. Perhaps I should.

Exploring news visually


News Explorer presents and connects 300,00 articles a day from 70,000 sources including newspapers, radio and Twitter–visualizing this vast textual content into entities and concepts. National tabs allows for comparisons of coverage across countries. News junkie alert!

Interoperability Boosts the Speed of School Communications

EdTech Magazine

It also helps schools reach goals like higher student success, better data analysis, more robust cybersecurity and easier access to education technology, the report’s authors explain. Learning Registry acts as a large storeroom of educational resources , which teachers can access easily and use to improve lesson plans and inform decisions when experimenting with new learning initiatives. Twitter. Interoperability Boosts the Speed of School Communications. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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5 Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers

The Electric Educator

Check out this handy head-2-head comparison ! Socrative Socrative is a web-based student response system that can be accessed on any device with an internet connection. You can request Beta access to Pear Deck by clicking here (you will need to login to your Google Apps account). Check out this handy head-2-head comparison ! You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash).

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

By comparison, just 17% of those ages 65 and older say this… Younger scientists, more so than older ones, say that promoting their findings on social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook is important for career advancement.

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Oct 29, 2014, 4219 6 Ways To Access @YouTube Videos Even If They''re B. Nov 2, 2014, 3204 6 Ways To Access @YouTube Videos Even If They''re B. Oct 12, 2014, 2949 Does Twitter have a minimum age requirement? Oct 26, 2014, 2190 Interactive whiteboards: A Comparison + Some Alte. Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views.


News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe)


So, let’s work with the data to improve access, quality, and literacy. Headline Spot : A part of the StartSpotNetwork , the Headline Spot portal offers easy access to thousands of U.S.

Pearson, Efficacy, Credibility, and OER

iterating toward openness

I’ve written about Pearson’s efficacy work in the past, and Ray Henderson’s twitter post this morning has prompted me to ponder and write a bit more. And they need to purchase the open access option for these articles so we can all read them.) Efficacy and Comparisons.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Philipp Schmidt (2007) provide an excellent comparison of how Education 1.0 users moved from just accessing information and content to being able to directly interact with the content through commenting, remixing, and sharing it via social networks.

5 School-Wide Reading and Writing Tech Tools to Consider

Gaggle Speaks

Both admin and teachers can also see where their students fall in comparison to other Newsela students in regards to reading-level achievements and Common Core standards. Posted on April 1, 2016, by Jessica Sanders.

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Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum


You can access Voice Typing by selecting “tools” then voice typing is an option. Our educators are using Newsela’s categories of readings to find articles that lend themselves to comparisons or even the pro/con option in text set.

The Innovator’s Mindset—A Blockbuster Lesson from George Couros

Fractus Learning

Trust me, he’ll like this comparison!) George has a few more follower Twitter followers than me; well, 141 000 more to be exact! He is indeed fortunate to have access to the awesome sketch noting ability of Sylvia Duckworth. Let me begin by making three confessions: 1.

Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

With this app, users get access to over 23,000 classic works. The Nook app gives you access to those purchases from Barnes and Noble. This app allows you to access those books you get through the Google Play Bookstore. All of these e-reader apps have access to free book titles too. Media Apps EPIX: For those who are movie addicts and have a cable subscription to the EPIX movie channel, you can now add access to your EPIX movies to your iPad.

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Educators as Empowered Citizens (Unpacking the ISTE Standards for Educators)

Tech Helpful

As an active member of various Twitter chats, sharing my views on different topics is part of that community. Becoming a moderator of #TNEdChat twitter chat on Tuesday nights at 8pm ET has also help me grow my community and build relationships with other educators both near and far.

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

By comparison, in its technology supported multiple formats, contemporary distance education is much more sophisticated. Learning in any mode, in any place and at any time is accessible to anyone with the means to access it.

Video Demos: How Minorities in Tech Can Inspire Students to Follow


The videos are short, usually under four minutes, and introduce basic concepts like GitHub and how to access it, variables, conditionals and looping. The students make comparisons to their favorite video games, concerts and common young-adult situations. “We

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

By comparison, just 19% of Democrats believe that colleges’ and universities’ effect is negative.). Twitter too revealed it had sold ads to Russian accounts and the platform was (is) full of bots promoting and retweeting divisive messaging.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Bryan gives you a head to head comparison of all of the popular interactive response systems that work on your classroom''s mobile devices. Learn about creating various kinds of codes and access to lots of QR code activities for all subjects and grade levels.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Before I turn to the President-Elect’s campaign promises and potential education and computer technology policies, I want to note that this Presidential election was influenced by digital technologies in ways that make the “ digital masterminds ” who supposedly helped Obama win re-election pale by comparison: Hacks – perhaps by Russia – of the Democratic National Committee. ” Accessibility and Technology (and the Role of Governments and Corporations).

What happens when two separate and unequal school districts merge?

The Hechinger Report

There are pockets of poverty in the county that rival the Delta while Starkville is, by comparison, a wealthy town,” he said. In the year leading up to consolidation, the commission held town hall meetings in person and on Twitter to build community support for the new plan.

'Not Everyone Is Built for It': Students Offer Their Take on Virtual Schooling


A few of my Twitter followers want to know how you managed your time effectively while you were doing this work online. It was cool, but it wasn't always open, it wasn't always accessible, and because it was proprietary, you had to use this operating system with these certain system requirements. The study found that students in those schools performed dramatically worse on standardized tests in comparison to students in traditional schools.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

’” Via Education Week : “ FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries.” Via the Future of Privacy Forum : “ Law Enforcement Access to Student Records : What Is the Law?” “ Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools,” Education Week’s Ben Herold reports. Adults Outperformed by Rest of Developed World in Numeracy , New Comparison Finds.” (National) Education Politics.