Math Journals: Adaptive Software + A Metacognitive Practice

Catlin Tucker

An increasing number of school districts are investing in adaptive math software–online programs that adjust to the learner’s individual performance. The benefit of adaptive software is that it allows students to engage in personalized practice. An online station focused on practice with adaptive software, like IXL, Dreambox or ALEKS. Although I appreciate the value of adaptive software, it is important to pair online practice with a metacognitive exercise.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

Educational Technology Guy

To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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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+.

Blended Teaching: How Plagiarism Detection Software can Help Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Blended Teaching: How Plagiarism Detection Software Can Help Educators Gain Confidence Discover the benefits of using plagiarism detection software in times of blended teaching Today, EdTech has become more popular than ever before. Luckily, plagiarism detection software has it.

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. Rather than typing this email over and updating it each time, here’s a post you can bookmark that I’ll keep up to date with information on the podcasting equipment setup and software we’re using now. Software. I export a single mp3 for my transcriptionist, Kymberli for her to work on and paste in Google Docs.

The Best Flipped Classroom Software Tools For Flipped Learning In 2021

Fractus Learning

The Top Flipped Class Room Software and Tools. Software Tools To Create Your Lessons and Lecture Videos. Screencast Software Tools For Teachers. The teacher uses the screencast software to capture computer screenshots and overlaying them with voice recordings. Google Meet.

5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. The nice thing about drill and practice software is that the programs often offer quick, simple feedback. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction. Problem Solving Software. EdTech Ideas instructional software

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.

Is Ginger Software The Right Grammar Checker For You? Our Review

Fractus Learning

Ginger Software is one of the top online grammar and spell checker tools. How does Ginger Software compare with its competitors? Ginger Software. So, let us find out together… What Is Ginger Software And What Does It Do? Who would benefit from using Ginger Software?

Jamboard is a Google Apps File

Teacher Tech

Find and Access Your Jams in Google Drive Did you know you can create a collaborative space with the Jamboard software? This is a Google tool. It is a document file that you can find in your Google Drive just like any Google Doc, Sheets, or Slides.

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Promethean Joins Google for Education Partner Program

eSchool News

Global education technology provider, Promethean ® , announced that it has become a Google for Education Partner, integrating its ClassFlow ® software with Google Classroom rostering, Google Drive, and Google Single sign-on.

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. Educators can track grades online, create and manage lesson plans, generate beautiful reports and analytics, share progress with parents and students, and much more while integrating with Google Apps.

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. Serving more than 5,500 students and 10 schools, Waltham Public Schools unveiled an improved approach to mobile communications recently by launching a district-wide responsive website from Rediker Software.

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

Edsurge

In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. Officials estimate that developing the software has cost more than $100 million in foundation grants and university dollars.

This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks

eSchool News

Using device-agnostic software called Neverware, districts are breathing new life into old laptops. Neverware, a New York-based startup, makes software that lets older computers run newer operating systems without compromising speed. To ensure a smooth transition to the new operating system, three of the school’s technologists received their Google certification (on the administration side). Featured on eSchool News Google IT Newsletter Top News Uncategorized

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). The company’s marketing pitch is that it can tell school administrators what educational software is actually being used, how much they’re spending on it and whether the ed tech they’re buying is boosting student performance — the education sector’s version of “return on investment.”. Apps are increasingly common in U.S.

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? And if software companies—along with their visionary, deep-pocketed investors—now find it fashionable to give their products away so as to show a large user base and good growth numbers, isn’t this a boon that works in educators’ favor? Teachers get easy access to try stuff without any centralized budgetary or IT approval required.

EXO U launches Ormiboard Pro Visual Creation Software

eSchool News

New whiteboarding software offers instant sharing to any student device, classroom management, and advanced interactivity building without an internet connection. a software development company, launched Ormiboard Pro , a visual creation and collaboration tool. Ormiboard Pro is an installed software with a perpetual license and enables complete device integration and collaborative sharing over existing networks via local WIFI (no internet access 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. I think you’ll enjoy her ideas on essential apps for her Google Classroom: Not much time has passed since Google Classroom first entered K-12 and higher ed classes, outmaneuvering all other classroom software providers with its availability and a great variety of apps. Grading assignments in Google Classroom is not always an easy thing.

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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 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! Open Source Software. In contrast, Open Source software groups allow you to download the source code, so that you can add to or alter the function of the software.

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. software that uses Watson artificial intelligence technology and has been trained by some of the nation’s leading math experts, with feedback from more than 1,000 teachers across dozens of US states.

Free alternatives to Microsoft Access, including a web based one

Educational Technology Guy

Access is Microsoft''s well known data base tool. It also can work with SQL and Access files. Related: LibreOffice - free office suite software Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office Why do schools still pay so much for software? Free alternatives to paid software and services. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. However, it only comes in the higher priced versions of Office and many people don''t use Office at all. Here are two alternatives : 1.

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.

What Google’s New Open-Source Software Means for Artificial-Intelligence Research

Wired Campus

Google wants the artificial-intelligence software that drives the company’s Internet searches to become the standard platform for computer-science scholars in their own experiments. On Monday, Google announced it would turn its machine-learning software, called TensorFlow, into open-source code, so anyone can use it. “We TensorFlow is meant to combine the best of the three, Jeff Dean, a top engineer at Google, told Wired. “I

Google Suite Alternative: sandstorm.io

ProfHacker

I love Google Docs. I’m composing this blog post in a google doc. But, given the economics of google and questions of privacy, as well as Slack’s new Terms of Service , more and more institutions are turning to alternatives. Many of the tools look an awful lot like the tools we already use, like google docs or Slack, but stripped down (like when we first started using google docs because it wasn’t Word and then it tried to be Word and this is why we can’t have nice things).

Getting Started with Google Voice Typing

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Text-to-Speech That Actually Works I remember trying voice-to-text software in the late 1990s. Thankfully, voice-to-text software has come a long way since then. Google voice typing is incredibly accurate and fast enough to be used as a real.

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. Teach for Google has short courses containging how-to videos, tips and tricks, checklists, templates and more to help teachers not only learn about Google Apps, but how to use them effectively in the classroom.

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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. The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

Quick photo scanning: Google PhotoScan

ProfHacker

Google recently released an application (available for both Android and iOS) for converting those old photos to digital format: PhotoScan. There was virtually no glare on any of my scanned images, images were clear, and colors were good — and where I thought they needed a little tweaking, a quick tap on the “Auto” button in Google Photos’ editor was sufficient to the task. Yes, if you use Google Photos, PhotoScan will automatically upload them to your account.

With 3D Technology, Special Education Students Can Focus on Content—Not Access

Edsurge

McKenzie has since created dozens of his own designs for objects to help bridge the accessibility gap between his visually impaired students and the sighted counterparts with whom they share classrooms and teachers. Make content accessible “A fact of life for these students is that they have to deal with the extra burden of getting accessible materials before they can even tackle the content,” says McKenzie. He can worry about content, not access.” “What’s an ox?”

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. This, as well as the benefits of these resources and their current uses nationwide, is the focus of CoSN’s EdTechNext report, Identity and Access Management: Fundamentals for Securing Student Data and Privacy.

Creating Your Own Attendance “App” with Google Forms

ProfHacker

For those who like to keep class records electronically, a quick search of the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store will turn up a variety of attendance apps. Many such apps allow you to add photos and can integrate with Google Sheets. It’s also possible, though, to create such a mobile “app” yourself, using Google Forms. All that’s necessary is to create a new Google Form, and add one question per student.

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. Chromebooks for Education [link] What is Google Apps for Education? link] Google Apps - who else is using it? over 2400 school districts in the US use Google Apps. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Three Lessons from the Google Docs Phishing Scam: K-12 Education Edition

Doug Levin

Earlier this week, an unknown person or persons launched a short-lived, but clever cyber attack against Google Docs’ users. Here is Google’s description of the incident and their response: “ Protecting you against phishing.” From the time the exploit was launched until it was addressed, users’ Google accounts – including student accounts – could have been fully [h/t Jim Siegel ] accessible by the attacker.

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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! . Get ready to stop asking how to put a worksheet in Google Classroom, because “worksheet” is about to be removed from your vocabulary. Usually, this question REALLY means, how do I put a PDF inside Google Classroom so my students can write on top of it.