Chromebook Accessibility Features


Accessibility features are an essential part of any operating system. In this YouTube playlist, see what can be found in the operating system on your Chromebook. Watch these videos and explore some of the features that can be set so that all students gain curriculum access.

Ozobot Classroom - STEAM learning management system coming this Fall

Educational Technology Guy

Ozobot , makers of robots that empower coding and STEAM education for grades K–12, recently unveiled its new Ozobot Classroom learning management system. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. learning management system robotics STEM

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The Great Learning Management System Debate: Featuring Canvas, Schoology and Google Classroom


With personalized learning at the forefront of many school initiatives, the use of learning management systems has become a hot commodity among schools. With so many choices on where to build your digital classroom, the questions often arise: “Why do I need a learning management system?

4 Learning Management System Design Tips For Better eLearning

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Learning Management System Design Tips For Better eLearning. What makes a good Learning Management System? Creating a custom system can be a daunting task, and without the right planning, a simple project can turn into a big headache.

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

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.

With Innovation and Empathy, Remote Learning Becomes Accessible for All Students


It has disabled our education system, creating challenges to educational access, barriers to student academic progress and strains on teachers’ and students’ physical and emotional well-being.

How to Access your Schoology Resources for Simple Lesson Planning


To access your personal Schoology resources. Select the filing cabinet you want to access. Select “personal” to access your private cabinet of content. Select “public” to access open-sources content shared by others using Schoology.

New Analytics Tool From CDW, Lightspeed Systems Helps Schools Optimize Tech Use

Educational Technology Guy

We’re pleased to partner with Lightspeed Systems to help schools harness their device data – rather than be burdened by it – so they can make better decisions about their technology investments, optimize technology use and protect their students’ safety.” Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Some ideas for Course Management Systems and Apps

Educational Technology Guy

Google Classroom - web based, integrated with Google Apps, easy to use. Schoology -Schoology is a free course management system for educators that allows them to manage their lessons, post resources and assignments, create quizzes, link to additional resources, conduct online courses, provide one-on-one help sessions and host discussions. You can create groups and blogs and use the messaging system. What course management system do you use?

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Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

Creating systemic change and solving problems BEFORE they happen

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This book is a MUST read for anyone who’s curious about how to create systemic change or how to improve our daily lives through pro-active problem-solving. I think that a lot of the inherent flaws in our systems and society are being exposed in new ways right now.

A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?


This week on the podcast we’re talking about cybersecurity at schools—and how secure, or in some cases how vulnerable, the tech systems in school systems are these days. Essentially these are the computer systems that store grades and the student records of his school.

22 classroom systems that make my teaching easier

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Students are free to borrow one book at a time on the honor system. Deanna implemented these systems after joining the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. This can be the year YOU get your systems in place, too. Early bird access to the July cohort of the club begins June 15th!

Mobile Learning and Indian Education System


Keeping up with this ideology, Indian education system has also spread its periphery, in order to accommodate widespread technology. The reach and economical access to mobile learning, has the potential to take the Indian education system, several levels ahead.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home.

Google for Education Best Practices Resources and Tips

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks are very popular with education for many reasons, one of which is the ease of management and deployment. Look at some of the resources from Google, and find a good PD partner to assist. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Open Access & Copyright: A View from the South


In all the discussions about open access and copyright, I want to add my story as someone from the Global South who strongly advocates for open access. However, I know that most Egyptian academics have no such access. This goes some way towards equitable access.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

This includes typical LMS (Learning Management Systems) functions like homework, classwork, schedules, quizzes, resources, and gradebooks so stakeholders–teachers and students–can access them from any location and any digital device. Google Apps within Moodle.

Google I/O 2018 - big announcements from the opening keynote - very cool stuff!

Educational Technology Guy

Google kicked off Google I/O 2018 , their developer conference, yesterday, 5/8/18, with a keynote that had some amazing announcements in it. Many will be great for education, including news, accessibility and more. Google for Education Resources) Google AI is the big topic of the day. AI is being implemented in pretty much everything Google does and there are some really amazing things being accomplished. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Extension for Google Chrome


In the Profile go to Integrations and click on Connect to Google Classroom, to link extension with your Google Classroom account. Once Google Classroom is connected, Extension for Google Chrome will be automatically connected as well. Documentation Google Classroom

Three Little Known Features about Google Scholar


Though most students knows about Google, few realize the power of Google Scholar. Unlike a regular Google search, Google Scholar limits its results to sources considered to be scholarly : books, journals, abstracts, theses, and even court cases.

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New Courses, More Data, and Google Single Sign?On


We’ve got three exciting updates to Unique Learning System! For those who would like one fewer login to keep track of, use Google Single Sign‑On (SSO) to access your n2y account. What's New Total Solution Unique Learning System

It’s NOT About Google (Part 2) – SULS045

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s NOT About Google (Part 2) – SULS045 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s NOT about Google, y’all! Let’s take a deep-dive into meaningful technology integration supported by our favorite Google tools. Dynamic Learning with Google.

3 Strategies to Engage Students Remotely with StudySync Using Google Classroom

Catlin Tucker

1 Use the StudySync Access Prior Knowledge Activities to Facilitate Online Discussions. Despite having access to unlimited amounts of information, many students struggle to research effectively. 3 Facilitate a Deep Dive into Vocabulary with Google Slides & the Frayer Model.

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. Moodle is an open source learning management system you install on your own server.

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Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Google Masters for Kids of All Ages.

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How To Correctly Publish Your New Google Sites Website


One of my favorite applications in the GSuite system is Google Sites. They are easy to create, simple to manipulate and can be organized inside of your Google Drive to keep you well prepared for future lessons. What Are Google Sites? (creates a new Google Site).

Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft


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.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech


One of the first curricular tools I built to share—on the first day of school—was a public, student-friendly gradebook on Google Sheets. Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction.

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!


Google Classroom is an essential tool for any teacher using Chromebooks or Google Drive as a teaching tool. I have scoured the web to compile this ultimate list of Google Classroom resources! What is Google Classroom? How does Google Classroom compare with Schoology?

Get Google Certified This Winter!

Shake Up Learning

The post Get Google Certified This Winter! The winter break is the PERFECT time to start working toward your goal of becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Google Certified Educator Level 2, or Google Certified Trainer, and I can help you get there!

Google Keep note taking service launched

Educational Technology Guy

Google has just launched Keep , a note taking service, that is free. It is a cool note taking system, that allows you to quickly jot down notes, checklists, transcribe a voice memo, search your notes, and more. Your notes are saved in Google Drive and synced to all of your devices.

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Ready to Get Google Certified?

Shake Up Learning

The post Ready to Get Google Certified? All Google Certification Course Open on November 20th! Are you ready to get Google Certified? Many have been waiting for my Google Certification Courses to open for enrollment again, and your wait is almost over!

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

For years users have needed to create and memorize a username and password for every system and app. They spend more time in class trying to remember how to access the program than actually using it; they also clog IT channels when passwords aren’t easily recovered.

Adobe Creative Cloud launches today - CS6 apps, sync, storage system

Educational Technology Guy

Adobe Creative Cloud membership delivers: Access to download and install all CS6 applications, new HTML5 desktop products – Adobe Muse™ 1.0 Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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