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Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been asked about the podcasting equipment setup and software that we use on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. We’re happy to share. The microphone setup will hook to most computers. When we’re on Skype (not face to face). Software.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

According to Edutopia.org educational assessment is an integral part of instruction and the learning process. Each has its part to play in holistically analyzing students’ learning outcomes. How to explain summative assessment. When to use summative assessment.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Is the hardware & software compatible?

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Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018

Shake Up Learning

The post Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Yes, I know you REALLY want to know how to put your worksheet into Google Classroom! . Click To Tweet. Go to drive.google.com.

4 Writing Tips to Help the Writing Process

The CoolCatTeacher

Make Writing Essays Easier My student cried when I showed her how to voice type in Google. Tears of joy happen when the right tool is taught to the right student. As I share in Reinventing Writing , teachers need to do what teachers do best — give creative advice.

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks about the hardware, software options, and future of virtual reality. He also discusses how educators can join the innovators who are crafting and exploring this new education paradigm today. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Rethinking how to credential learners of the future? Look to the NBA.

The Christensen Institute

to a more data-driven approach. Traditionalists derided the movement in its early days, grumbling that it just confirmed what they already knew, and that it was blind to crucial factors like “heart” and chemistry. Click To Tweet. Look to the NBA.

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A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

Fractus Learning

Did you ever explore a learning possibility only to realize that the software to make it happen costs a lot of money? Do you want to write music but can’t afford Finale or Sibelius? You might want to explore Open Source software! Open Source Software.

How to Drive Safe Google Apps Adoption in Your School

Gaggle Speaks

Without the right strategies in place, most software and web-based tools—whether free or paid—are underused in education. Rolling out Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is really no different. You will learn: 12 ways to safely adopt Google Apps for Education into your school.

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How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education

EdTech Magazine

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education. Federal laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) , as well as state allocations and local funding, give schools access to resources to support students with special needs.

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). is a for-profit company that sells data analysis to public schools. Most software is drastically underused by schools. Wikipedia pops to the top.

6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)

Wisewire

So how can we recognize the pearls, and avoid the sharks? With a typical search engine, it’s easy to find a long list of resources for any topic we can think of. From K-12 to higher education, content ranges in depth and is available for everyone.

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. But these pioneers have to be prepared for both success and failure.

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How To Protect Your Privacy As An Online Student.

EdTech4Beginners

Students have the convenience and flexibility to study online. Online universities need to take measures to protect student privacy. If you are taking online courses, you need to take these steps to protect your privacy. Listen to Browser Security Software Warnings.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

How To Manage Lending Programs in Schools

Vizor

Reading Time: 4 minutes The process of lending equipment to students is common in the education sector. Lending devices allow students to do high-quality work even when they don’t have access to technology on a regular basis.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

This is unsurprising given the enormous uptick in online courses and technology tools in K–12 schools nationwide, not to mention the promise that technology holds to dismantle barriers to access and experience that have plagued the education system for years.

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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Learn Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Essential Google Classroom Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Nancy with a great suggestion for an article topic: Google Classroom. In Google Classroom many educators like me found a great additional functionality and apps, which allowed managing the workflow efficiently, leaving more time for the teaching.

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How to Use YouTube Live Streaming for Free Lecture Capture

ProfHacker

When I first heard that Google was discontinuing Hangouts on Air, I panicked. Hangouts on Air is moving to Youtube Live and you can still use it as a free lecture-capture solution, while saving your institution $20K+ at the same time. If not, then you’ll need to create a channel.

How to Protect Sensitive Data in SaaS Applications

EdTech Magazine

How to Protect Sensitive Data in SaaS Applications. More professionals and students use Software as a Service (SaaS) on a daily basis. It’s not a question of whether to use cloud storage to back up information so much as it is to determine which solution will provide the safely guarded flexibility users expect. . Due to this convenience, use of these apps is growing at K–12 schools for both administrative and education purposes. .

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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.

How to leverage $200 million toward computer science—and rethink school as we know it

The Christensen Institute

In one of its less controversial moves of the week, the Trump administration announced an initiative to expand students’ access to STEM and computer science. The actual dollar amount dedicated to the initiative is small change compared to the $4 billion Obama tried (in vain) to allocate to computer science late it his second term. Trump and DeVos have been relatively quiet about trying to spur education innovation from D.C.

Extensions, Add-Ons and Apps, Oh My! How to Utilize Google in Your Classroom

MSEDTechie

Google Apps for Education has totally transformed the way we teach and communicate inside and outside of the classroom. Through tools like Google Drive , Google Hangouts , Google Earth and Blogger , we can create authentic learning experiences for our students more than ever by promoting collaboration and helping them access their work anywhere and anytime. Curious to learn more about how to better use Google in your classroom?

How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can edit images inside Google Docs and Slides? In just a few clicks, you and your students can add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Google Slides !

Colorful Communication: How to Recolor Icons from The Noun Project

Learning in Hand

You can find an image to illustrate just about any idea. You have permission to use The Noun Project's images in your own project because they are covered under a Creative Commons Attribution or a Public Domain license. I subscribe to The Noun Project and use it all the time.

What is G Suite for Education? | What You Need to Know! (FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

What You Need to Know! Whether you are brand new to Google or a seasoned user, there are probably a few things you don’t know about G Suite for Education. If you want to become a Google Certified Educator or Trainer, you need to learn the basics of G Suite for Education. (It

Whether synchronous online course activities meet accessibility guidelines may depend on how you use them.

IT Bill

Adding synchronous activities to your asynchronous online class can help to foster social presence and instructor immediacy. Using such tools as Google Hangouts, Skype, Zoom, etc. Part of the answer may depend on how the synchronous tools are being used.

Google Classroom + Apple Classroom = The Complete iPad Classroom – From Ben Sondgeroth

EdTechTeacher

When schools deliver iPads into their classrooms, teachers often respond with two questions: how do I organize my students’ digital coursework and how will my classroom management change? teachers now have two answers to these questions. Google Classroom.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

Suddenly, all my students were looking at the screen with wide eyes, eager to watch the video. As a public school teacher, I had to constantly evaluate how my teaching practices and materials could better include and empower the vast diversity in my classroom. My students loved having subtitles on during short videos because it gave them more opportunities to interact with and learn from the content. Is it easy to operate? Apple Accessibility Features.

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How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. How often to hold Genius Hour.

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Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers. Google Chrome is, increasingly, where it’s at. But for the here and now, as far as browsers are concerned, Google Chrome is king, and part of what makes it great are Google Chrome Extensions. Google Similar Pages.

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Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks for Schools

Educational Technology Guy

Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks https://www.google.com/edu/ How does Google Apps and Chromebooks compare to Apple or Microsoft inside the classroom? Google Apps and Chromebooks are extremely easy to use. Students and teachers can access thousands of web apps and extensions, most free, as well as everything on the internet. Google Classroom resources for Educators Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So many of these tools are new to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom.

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