Chromebook Accessibility Features

EdTechTeacher

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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1112 Great GOOGLE CLASSROOM Tutorials by Early Access Testers

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

FINALLY got my invitation to Google Classroom today. Thank you, Google! Google Classroom - Teacher and Student View video by +Roger Nixon , June 15 2. The Electric Educator - Setting Up your Google Classroom , June 25 including a Google slide show 3.

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

Edsurge

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.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

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.

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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Mobile Learning and Indian Education System

EdSense

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.

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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How to Use Google Drawings

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google Drawings is a free, web-based drawing tool that allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organizational charts, website wireframes, mind maps, concept maps, drawings, and more. Except, of course, Google Drawings. Reviews google apps

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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!

Open Access & Copyright: A View from the South

ProfHacker

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.

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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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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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!

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+.

10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know – SULS029

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know – SULS029 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready to rock the school year with some Google Classroom tips? Today, I am sharing 10 Google Classroom tips you didn’t know! 4: Use Locked Google Forms Quizzes.

Three Little Known Features about Google Scholar

EdTechTeacher

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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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

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 Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered!

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered! I get so many questions about Google Certification that I decided to put together this dedicated post that answers the most frequently asked questions. You can also access the entire YouTube playlist here.

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

techlearning

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?

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

Edsurge

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.

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Parents of Kids With Special Needs Find Advice Navigating The System Online

MindShift

And then they’re also going there because the school system is very complex in the United States. She described special ed as “a crazy, complicated system where parents are forced to be their own advocates.”. Google the town and write in ‘autism.’”.

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.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

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.

New, SIMPLIFIED, Student Portfolio System (or "feeling the fear of not being 'innovative' enough this year")

techlearning

I reflected on the lack of improved student metacognition despite my enhanced portfolio systems, and student comments such as "Do we have to do another portfolio post. Nobody is going to look at your Google Slides!

5 Unique Ways to Use Google Classroom – From Mason Mason

EdTechTeacher

When I was a high school English teacher, we were using a proprietary learning management system (LMS) that was not user-friendly. As a hub, educators can leverage Google Classroom in ways they may not have initially thought. . All resources for the PD can be in Google Classroom.

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Unpaywall: Free, legal access to scholarly articles! (and a couple of other strategies)

NeverEndingSearch

Installed as a free browser extension for Firefox or Chrome , Unpaywall allows searchers to legally access full-text research papers from its index of ten million, legally loaded, open-access articles. Open Access Button is integrated with BASE , an index of more than 5.5

The Game-Changing Potential of Learning Management Systems

Leadership Lounge

To address these needs, districts are widely adopting learning management systems (LMS) as the digital hub for their classrooms. classrooms: Edmodo and Google Classroom — part of Google’s G Suite for Education.

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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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What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

A few months ago, Google Helpouts —a barely two-year-old effort to connect users to on-demand experts via video chat—folded. Such a marketplace could expand students’ access to human beings otherwise entirely out of their reach, potentially expanding their reservoir of social capital.

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Why an LMS? Why Canvas?

Tech Helpful

For us, all stakeholders have had to learn a new system- teachers, administrators, students and parents. Scalability - We are in a school system where we have multiple educators teaching the same course to grade levels.

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13 Tips to Organize Your Google Drive

Shake Up Learning

The post 13 Tips to Organize Your Google Drive appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this blog post and podcast episode, you will learn 13 Tips to Organize Your Google Drive. Google Drive is the heart of G Suite. If your Google Drive is a hot mess, I have 13 tips to help you!

ClassDojo - free classroom behavior system - announces iOS apps.

Educational Technology Guy

ClassDojo is a free online system that helps teachers promote positive behavior in their classroom by letting them track and share student progress and positive behaviors and areas of concern. Today, they have announced the launch of an iOS app to help teachers be able to use their tool while moving around the room, and even access it when not in the classroom. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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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.

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