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Edmodo: My LMS of Choice

Rebecca Davies

Edmodo, Schoology, Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, Docebo…and that is just a handful! Here is why I will continue recommending Edmodo to teachers and schools: 1. This allows Edmodo to be a whole school solution, no matter whether it is a primary, secondary, or P-12 setting.

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. Unsurprisingly, technology is also impacting the world of education. As always, education is changing.

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What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire U.S. Edtech Companies?

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Between the creation of a social rating system and street cameras with facial recognition capabilities, technology reports coming out of China have raised serious concerns for privacy advocates. These concerns are only heightened as Chinese investors turn their attention to the United States education technology space acquiring companies with millions of public school users. Edmodo began shifting to an advertising model last year , after years of struggling to generate revenue.

No Kidding: This Pre-Revenue Edtech Startup Just Raised $15M in Series B Funding

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The days of raising tens of millions in venture capital before making a cent in revenue are not over for the education technology industry. Kiddom is hardly the only player in the education industry that’s trying to build a one-stop shop where educators can find and manage online educational content, and where students can access and turn in assignments. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

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#Flipclass Workflow

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Edmodo, Curriculet, and Google Drive are essential to productive workflow in my class. Essentially, this is what I do: Organize students into classes on Edmodo with all resources, agendas, links to edtech tools, assignments, and quizzes are completed in Edmodo.

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Massive Data Breaches, Billions in Wasted Funds: Who Is Holding Edtech Vendors Accountable?

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We were victims of the FAFSA breach, now we are victims again with Edmodo. Since then a slew of security breaches and malicious data hacks have hit educational institutions, including K-12 districts and their technology providers. Most recently, one of the most widely-used education technology companies, Edmodo, had records for. Now we are victims again with Edmodo.” After the Edmodo breach, which she heard about first from news reports, she felt at a loss.

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FINALLY! Chrome Screencastify!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

To record a tab, click on the icon in your browser and a window appears to access settings and start/pause/stop recording. Chrome edmodo edtech extensions Google screencasting technology

Pick Your Battles: Edtech Leaders Share Strategies for Engaging in Political Discourse

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Vibhu Mittal However, leaders in the education technology space seemed to be treading a bit more lightly as they begin to address new social and political issues effective their constituents. We were curious about the role edtech leaders play in such a tense political environment, so we reached out to some. diplomat, and Vibhu Mittal, the CEO of Edmodo and a former Google employee. I've heard a few people push back on the idea that technology and politics shouldn’t mix.

Working out the Worksheet

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

With two weeks until school is back in session and in preparing for my presentation on Edmodo for the upcoming TeachMeetNJ unconference , I''ve been reflecting on past practices and thinking about how I structure the educational process in my class. Changing technology: Web 2.0 tools are constantly changing; new technology is always popping up and disappearing. I love new tools, but the technology needs to be organized and centralized: students can''t have 20 log-ins.

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others. Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar !

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Quick, Paperless Lesson Planning with Google Calendar and Sites

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I integrate technology into my personal and professional practices so that I can save time and function efficiently. I have been writing my lesson plans in Google Calendar since September of 2013 and can easily access a specific day, month, or year with a few clicks.

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How to (Not) Fill a Blank White Page

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Using Edmodo, Twitter (#BWP12), Skype or Google Hangouts, students can collaborate on creating and sharing answers. Additional participants could be found via networking on Twitter with other educators-- just pop into a #flipclass chat on Monday nights-- or via posting a request to one of the communities on Edmodo. Grading Since this is project based learning, students could be scored with rubrics on the use of technology and creativity and effort in answering the chosen question.

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What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers. This is what we hope will be an ongoing collection of the most effective ways to use technology in the classroom. …Perform basic technology functions (e.g. Access Flipped Classroom Content.

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21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Today, there is a wide assortment of free technology options available to enhance your instruction. Here are some top sure-fire picks to ensure your goal has real purpose, not just an introduction of technology for the sake of looking tech-savvy. Apps Technology #edtech apps

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Many Online Education Marketplaces Have Sputtered. Will Quizlet’s Pass the Test?

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By opening up its platform to established authors and publishers, the company is betting that content creators will pay to access the massive user base that Quizlet has amassed over the years. Today, the graveyard of K-12 edtech marketplaces is littered with stalled attempts, many from companies that are no longer around. That’s a lesson that the team behind Edmodo, a classroom management and collaboration platform, quickly learned. Content may be king.

From Tech Newbie to Ninja to Sensei

Teacher Reboot Camp

Technology is just a tool. Recently, I conducted a webinar for SimpleK12’s technology day, Technophobe to Technoninja. I had a fun time creating the presentation, The Tech Ninja Guide , which is full of tips for integrating technology effectively. Discover which tools and apps your students already have access to or know how to use by surveying them. Send your student ninjas on learning missions with technology. Click to access that resource!

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Voki: A Tool for Bringing Characters to Life

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

For a fee, users can join Voki Classroom for more access to options and the ability to control privacy settings. Students also shared their Voki with others in their Edmodo small groups. edtech #njed assignments digital citizenship flipclass speaking students technology voice

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Stories Displayed on Maps by @MyHistro !

Kleinspiration

And introduce teachers to a tool that enables creating easy and interesting content whilst integrating technology into curriculum. The new myHistro app for the Edmodo is versatile, easy to use and equipped with an innovative framework.

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

Edsurge

Earlier this week more than 18,000 attendees from 87 countries gathered in Chicago for ISTE, one of the largest K-12 education technology conferences and trade shows in the world. 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. Education Technology Events Community

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Meet the All New Flipgrid! #flipgridfever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Flipgrid now integrates with multiple platforms including Google Classroom, Canva, Edmodo, Blackboard, Moodle, Sway, WordPress, Powerschool, Schoology, Brightspace, OneNote, and Teams. Better Access for All Learners. The all-new Flipgrid is here!

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

techlearning

The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger By Jeff Bradbury, Teachercast.net A Teacher’s Take: Canvas vs. Google Classroom By Misty Joaquin, posted to Canvas LMS blog Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom?

How to Package Your Digital Assignments

Shake Up Learning

When you create an assignment online using your preferred tool, be that Google Classroom, Canvas, Edmodo, Blackboard, Google Docs, Google Sites, Hyperdocs, whatever…give learners ALL of the information online and in ONE place. . gsuiteedu #googleedu #edtech… Click To Tweet.

My top Android Apps for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

In addition, my department uses Nexus 7 tablets for mobile access and some of our schools have Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets. Drive - access and create/edit/share documents anywhere. I can access my notes anywhere and can even share notes with others. I''m a huge Android user.

How to Protect Education Data When No Systems Are Secure

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Survivors from high-profile breaches at two education technology companies—Edmodo and Schoolzilla—shared what they learned at the SF Edtech Meetup on Sept. Joining them were Emily Tabatabai, a data privacy and consumer protection lawyer at Orrick, and Kyleigh Nevis, an instructional technology coordinator at Oakland Unified School District. This May, hackers accessed and put for sale 77 million user accounts. Education Technology Data Privacy Policy

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When Education CEOs and Bigwig Financiers Go ‘Back to School’

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If ASU+GSV Summit is the edtech industry’s playground for dealmaking, this is the VIP club for its financiers. These days, the public companies in attendance tend to be education technology providers, says Silber. I think investors’ appetite for a publicly held education company, specifically in the technology space, is present.” Source: BMO Capital Markets Private equity-backed rollups of education technology companies have become recurring headlines.

Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

As a digital learning coach and consultant with more than ten years working in instructional technology, I have learned quite a few ways to help teachers integrate technology. For those of you who have been integrating technology for a while, some of these may seem obvious.

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My Favorite and Most Used Tech, Apps and Extensions

Educational Technology Guy

I can access my files from any web browser also. I have it automatically open up my most used tabs: Gmail, Google Calendar, PowerTeacher, Blogger, Tweetdeck, Edmodo and Evernote. I also have bookmarklets for saving pages into my Google Bookmarks, accessing school systems, and much more. Aviary''s clipping extension for Chrome to clip graphics from the internet and edit or modify them for both my edtech blog and lesson plans and resources.

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Keep the Learning Going: Remote Learning with Buncee

Buncee

Having a specific platform or digital tool in place that all educators can use, and making sure that all students will have access is very important as well. attorney, edtech consultant, presenter, author, ? ?and

It is Not a Project to Get Students Talking: Two Tools

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The chatroom or backchannel can be accessed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, and puts students'' texting talents to work. By using technology that appeals to student behaviors and needs, we can give all students a voice and opportunity to be in the spotlight.

OER and you. The curation mandate

NeverEndingSearch

Here’s the good news: Our government edtech officials are convinced that librarians should play a role in curating the burgeoning number of open educational resources (they gave us several shout-outs and ensured we were there). Curation is about selection, access, organization, equity.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system.

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The prevalence of and increasing reliance on technology in all facets of life has and will continue to impact the youngest of children. How can educators use the best of what we know about technology to engage young learners?

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

The Electric Educator

The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger By Jeff Bradbury, Teachercast.net A Teacher’s Take: Canvas vs. Google Classroom By Misty Joaquin, posted to Canvas LMS blog Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom?

Setting The Stage For A Great School Year

The Web20Classroom

There are a wide variety of products out there (like Edmodo or Schoology ) to do this so spend some time finding one that suits your needs. Maybe you want to learn a new technology skill or challenge yourself to grade differently.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Despite the expansion of EdTech tools as classroom resources, educators have not warmed to the idea of integrating social platforms as quickly as other types of classroom technology. Twenty percent have also felt intimidated by students’ knowledge/use of technology devices.