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Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Although some academic institutions and educational professionals still doubt the high value of eLearning software, technology-based education is no longer a myth. Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software? Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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. Software. I export a single mp3 for my transcriptionist, Kymberli for her to work on and paste in Google Docs. Then she puts it in the Google Doc.

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The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

Try LearnBoost: Free Amazing Gradebook Software for Teachers!

Kleinspiration

? Learnboost: Free Amazing Gradebook, Attendance, and Lesson Planning Software you''re one click away. LearnBoost empowers educators with free administrative software for schools and classrooms.

District launches responsive website from Rediker Software

eSchool News

Waltham Public Schools chooses Rediker Software’s RediSite for their 10 schools and district office to meet the increasing mobile needs of parents, students and staff.

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

TeacherCast

If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Teachers get easy access to try stuff without any centralized budgetary or IT approval required.

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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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.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product ? Impero Education Pro ? at ISTE 2018

techlearning

Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

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 explore 3-D animation but don’t want to spend a lot of money on software you might not ultimately use? You might want to explore Open Source software!

Report warns of need for identity, access management tech

eSchool News

CoSN report delves into ways that identity and access management can strengthen student security. As school districts nationwide increasingly turn to digital content, the need for robust identity and access management technologies is growing.

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! . How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom. [07:18]

Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. Here is a generic version of what I presented as reasons why my district should Go Google that you can use in your own school/district. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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

Shake Up Learning

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 24/7 Access.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

Edsurge

Perhaps we’ve grown too accustomed to paying for purchases with a mobile app, or booking reservations online, or using Google to plan our daily commutes. How that information from edtech tools is stored, exported, and made accessible to educators remains inconsistent. Efforts around interoperability “need to move from one of data transport, like, ‘How do I exchange information between different platforms?’ Data interoperability should be invisible.

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

IT Bill

Using such tools as Google Hangouts, Skype, Zoom, etc. Web-conferencing can be used to prepare students for upcoming assignments, review recent material, offer virtual office hours, and more… but what about accessibility? to be read by screen-reader software.

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

EdTechTeacher

First, Google Classroom allows teachers to organize their class content while integrating Google Drive to support workflow and student organization. Google Classroom. For more information on Google Classroom, visit EdTechTeacher’s Google Classroom page.

Powerful training LMS at no charge

eSchool News

These include Zoom, Google Hangouts, Snag-it, SMART and more. If you are interested in gaining access to Edified you can request access here. Relevant courses covering the educational hardware and software of leading manufacturers. Robust search capability for to-the-point information. Request access to Edified here. Ancillary Coronavirus Update device Google help IT LMS school search smart Software teachers Time tools

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3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

Plus, the students who struggled with attention didn't miss out on any information since they could access the content through the voice-over, the visuals in the video, and the text in the captions. It's also crucial that when you introduce a new digital learning tool into your classroom, you make sure it will be accessible to your students. Users should be able to access the content in multiple ways and without distraction. Apple Accessibility Features.

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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

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. based educator software provider Illuminate Education, was among four executives who talked candidly about working in Google’s partnership program for edtech companies. You’d be stupid to say, ‘We don’t want to partner with Google,’” Lupoli noted.

The Possibilities of No Wireless Access

Reading By Example

I quickly realized that wireless access was fleeting. No matter how much finagling I did, I could not get online to access my drafts in Google Docs. Instead of chewing my nails, I dug back into some earlier drafts I had produced on my writing software, Scrivener. I have become very dependent on the Internet as a primary source, possible the main source, of information in my life as an educator and as a person.

The Possibilities of No Wireless Access

Reading By Example

I quickly realized that wireless access was fleeting. No matter how much finagling I did, I could not get online to access my drafts in Google Docs. Instead of chewing my nails, I dug back into some earlier drafts I had produced on my writing software, Scrivener. I have become very dependent on the Internet as a primary source, possible the main source, of information in my life as an educator and as a person.

Alma provides complete SIS, Google Classroom integration

eSchool News

Alma expands partnership with Google, implementing new Coursework API to eliminate double data entry and streamline teacher workflow. has expanded its integration with Google Classroom to include the new Coursework API.

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What is Cheating in the Digital Age?

Tech Helpful

Today's students have not ever lived without the Google search engine. This means that today's students are not dependent on their teacher to pour information into them. To me, even the free version is one step beyond the red squiggly underlines of word processing software. Yesterday I had a conversation with a super vigilant parent that works hard to create safeguards for his children not to access parts of the internet that can lead to moral degradation.

Breaking the Blockbuster Model

CUE

Recently, I’ve been a part of some really good conversations around trends in grading practices , parent access to the classroom curriculum , and use of UDL. Otherwise, provide physical copies of materials so that their access isn’t curtailed.

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Learning.com Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program

techlearning

PORTLAND, Oregon – (September 21, 2018) Learning.com, a leader in providing digital literacy solutions for grades K-8, announced today that it joined the Google for Education Technology Partner Program.

Google?s 12 Education Updates Include Classwork and a (Slight) Classroom Makeover

Edsurge

When Google’s education users return to schools this fall, their classrooms may look different in more ways than one. Google Classroom , the company’s online tool that lets teachers, students and parents manage assignments and discussions, will be getting a small facelift as part of 12 updates that Google is announcing at this week’s ISTE conference, an annual K-12 educational technology expo.

New Products from Google and their Implication for Educators

The Electric Educator

Google's much anticipated October 4 product launch matched many leaks and rumors leading up to the event and features 4 new products, 1 product refresh, and several new connections points between new and existing hardware. Helps with search accuracy in Google Photos. google

4 Ideas for Student-Led Learning During Emergency Remote Teaching

The Principal of Change

How can I leverage tools, like online discussions and video conferencing software, to allow learners to engage with each other? How can I utilize the collaborative nature of the Google Suite or Microsoft OneNote to get groups of students working on shared tasks together?

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

Edsurge

In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. Today, Google Maps is an open ecosystem for accurate, real-time geospatial and navigation data. In other words, statements within PDF documents cannot be reliably referenced in information systems and digital content. This is similar to how up-to-the-minute traffic data helps Google Maps find the fastest routes.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

One day, a friend forwarded an email about Resilient Coders, a boot camp that trains people of color for web development and software engineering jobs. Trish Torizzo, chief information officer for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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

Edsurge

Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. 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. McGraw-Hill introduces a new English language arts software for grades 2-7 called Redbird Language Arts & Writing.

Xirrus, Google partner on K-12 SSO wi-fi

eSchool News

New technologies aim to offer more personalized and easy-to-use access. The latest Xirrus EasyPass feature adds new functionality that lets schools and businesses integrate wi-fi network access with Google application ecosystem. Google login information is unique to every person.

What Skills Do Google, Pinterest, and Twitter Employees Think Kids Need To Succeed?

Edsurge

Here's the start to an interesting story: a Google program manager, a Twitter engineer, and a Pinterest employee walk into a bar. In today’s day and age, Google, Twitter and Pinterest are three of the largest employers in the United States and internationally. Alexandrea (Drea) Alphonso: I’m a Program Manager on the Google for Education team, responsible for bringing Google solutions, products, and programs to K-12 school districts.