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

Educational Technology Guy

How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them? social media

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. And I say frequently to my sister, who has access to this in her classroom, “You are so lucky!

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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

It is taking me a while to convert my most popular speeches like “Differentiating Instruction with Technology” to the new software, but after I do, I’m so much happier with the flow of the presentation. Google Drive (Collaborative Writing).

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3 Ways Schools can Help Users to Protect their Accounts from Malware, Phishing, & Cyber-scams.

Indiana Jen

Users were sent an email that appeared to be from Google and asked to click on a document for collaboration. nefarious document then gave the sender access to your whole account, including your directory, enabling it to spread. Recently, G-Suite users were hit by a large phishing scam.

4 Take Aways from ATLIS 2017

Indiana Jen

Jaime Casap , Chief Education Evangelist at Google, kicked off the conference with a humorous but compelling keynote where he highlighted the need for young people to learn both Computer Science and Coding. In addition to gender, there were several sessions about equity and access.

5 Reasons Why Google Vault is Not a True Archive

Gaggle Speaks

If you’re a G Suite for Education user who thinks that Google Vault will fulfill all of your eDiscovery and compliance needs, you might want to reconsider. Here are five reasons why Google Vault is not an archive. You can’t set a retention policy for files in Google Drive.

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Finally, members learn to use software such as Faithlife Proclaim and SlingStudio to broadcast services and events. They also boost information literacies by teaching learners how to access and utilize online resources.

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. Twitter, blog feeds, and other social media demand my time and attention. This constant access keeps us up-to-date on what’s happening now.

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. Twitter, blog feeds, and other social media demand my time and attention. This constant access keeps us up-to-date on what’s happening now.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.”

Thinking about Google Arts and Culture’s “Is your portrait in a museum?”

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember that the Google Arts and Culture App was selected as an AASL Best App for 2017. ” feature uses facial recognition to connect your own selected selfie to a Google Arts and Culture doppelganger, a look-alike from among its millions of collected portraits. Developed by the Paris-based nonprofit Google Cultural Institute, the app leverages the powers of thousands of partner museums and organizations to share millions of works of art.

Better Presentations with Sway

ProfHacker

I did them in Google Sides and they are…boring. First off, Sway does not (yet) play nice with Google Apps or Dropbox; of course it wants you to use the Microsoft cloud-based service. And the presentation can be shared on social media, as well as embedded on the web.

Feedly: An RSS Reader Replacement for Google Reader

The 21st Century Principal

With the impending demise of Google Reader, I have been in search for an RSS Reader replacement. I also tried other alternatives suggested on Twitter, such as Newsblur and some desktop software readers such as Feedreader. I liked Google Reader because of it''s simplicity.

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3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech

Neo LMS

The files were also uploaded to the university’s software, enabling them to archive their thoughts, and access them during the semester. Google Forms in elementary school. She has also found a number of useful ways that Google forms can help her with formative assessments.

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.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Tips on Better Searches (from Google) Infographic on Better Searches Common Craft Video on Web Search Strategies UPDATED thanks to a great comment below. Businesses still use MS Office for the most part, but iWorks, OpenOffice / LibreOffice, and Google Docs are all getting more popular.

Updates to Noisli

ProfHacker

But the real magic happens when you create a free Noisli account (you can sign up with an email/password, or use a Google or Facebook login). Creating a Noisli account gives you access to adjust the tool’s settings and access additional features.

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Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

OLPC is premised on the basis of one child interacting with one free laptop, in many ways a counter to social forms of learning witnessed in communal contexts such as Mitra's Hole in the Wall project. OER computer games social media OLPC

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

Neo LMS

These students just don’t need another social status symbol tied to their persona. But denying all kids the access to technology because a part of them can’t afford appropriate devices is worse.

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9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

It has been great watching the stream of potential uses for Google Wave roll in. Here are what I believe to be the best potential uses of Google Wave. I am proud to be able to provide access to Wave for these 9 individuals. Google Wave

The Future of School Websites Is Consolidation and Consumerization

EdNews Daily

Today, of course, social networking tools are much more advanced than the alumni directory we built, but so too are the websites we all use to interact with the schools that play such a huge part in our lives. These days the concern is much more about the user experience and accessibility.

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4 Steps to Create a Strong 3D Printing Program

EdTech Magazine

Young students gain a real-world learning experience with geometry and measurement, and develop spatial awareness through the use of computer-aided design (CAD) software. Publicize the projects the students create in district and school newsletters, on the school website and in social media.

My Favorite and Most Used Tech, Apps and Extensions

Educational Technology Guy

The rest of the files I need to use that are not in Evernote or Google Drive are setup in my Dropbox so that they are synced on my home and school computers and my smartphone. I can access my files from any web browser also. Google - I know this is kind of vague because Google has so many services, but I use a lot of them. Blogger for this blog and my class blogs, Sites for my class website , Gmail, Google+ , Calendar , Google Drive and Docs, search and so much more.

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Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As many of you know, here at New Milford High School we have been at the forefront of adopting social media and the latest technologies to improve the way we run our educational and extra-curricular programs.

End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. I forget which software I have (sure, I remember MS Office, but what about Celestia?)

Unlocking Research to Improve Learning

Digital Promise

Teachers and ed tech developers across the country tell us they are unable to access the research they need to help students learn. Making education research more accessible helps both teachers and ed tech developers make informed decisions based on the scientific evidence of how people learn.

How To Protect Your Privacy As An Online Student.

EdTech4Beginners

They can gain access to your online education accounts, which may have your billing information, personal contact details and other sensitive information. Here are some risks you must be aware of: Hackers often use personal information to access their victims’ accounts.

End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. I forget which software I have (sure, I remember MS Office, but what about Celestia?)

11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Denial of Service — a DoS – is defined as: “…an interruption in an authorized user’s access to a computer network…” If I’m the “authorized user” and my brain is the “computer network”, this happens to me often.

Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Through his capacity as a social media influencer, he answered the questions below. As the software being used for the virtual online whiteboard can often be new within a school, there is often a requirement to produce additional resources for use within lessons.

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship

EdTech Magazine

To start teaching digital citizenship, remember three simple maxims: Be safe, be savvy and be social. Social media, software and apps all have settings that can keep data protected. IT leaders also should use secure browser settings, spam filters and anti-virus software. Educators throughout school districts often rely on tools like Microsoft OneNote and Google Drive to create feedback loops with students and allow them to access their work wherever they are. .

Humorous Look at What I Learned from my Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Denial of Service — a DoS – is defined as: “…an interruption in an authorized user’s access to a computer network…”. Garbage collect” is where computer folks search out code or processes that are no longer relevant and delete them to optimize the software or app.

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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

The Internet and the applications which allow for connection such as social media, text applications, voice over IP and video conferencing applications enable authentic connections to each other and others outside the school walls. Many schools are Google Suite for Education schools.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

Edsurge

The San Francisco-based company is best known for its rostering technology that provisions user accounts for software, and a single sign-on service that makes it easy for students and teachers to log into and use tools purchased by district officials. Often, the most popular apps “are what teachers are discovering at conferences, reading online, and across social media,” according to Dan Carroll, chief product officer of Clever.

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