Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education

myViewBoard

Adobe Flash end of life in 2020 is soon arriving. What does the Adobe Flash end of life mean for educators? For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. Countless software and computer applications used Flash.

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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.

Adobe announces Acrobat XI with some great new features

Educational Technology Guy

Adobe has just announced the newest version of Acrobat, Adobe Acrobat XI , with some great new features. The Student and Teacher Edition of AXI is immediately available for $119 through the Adobe Education Store. Please check out the Adobe blog for more information. adob

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Adobe Educator's Choice Awards - honoring innovative educators - apply now

Educational Technology Guy

Adobe Education Exchange is a great resource for educators, with resources, lesson ideas, lesson plans, and a place to collaborate with other educators. Prizes include laptop (Macbook Pro) Adobe software Digital Camera and iPads with prizes in each category. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. adobe Adobe Education Exchange

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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!

Teacher Play – 6 Apps to Explore This Summer

Fractus Learning

Google Classroom (web, iOs, Android). You’ll need a Google Apps for Education account to set up your Google Classroom. You can even do your own professional development by taking a Versal course as a student (see Google Tools for 21st Century Learners ).

Lightzone - free, open source alternative to Lightroom

Educational Technology Guy

Lightzone is free, open source, software for editing photos. It is similar to Adobe Lightroom. Related: Great, free Image editing sites and software Two Free Graphic creation and editing software PicMonkey - free online photo editing Two More Free Image Editing Resources.

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Great Apps to Connect to Your Google Drive

Kyle Pace

Google Drive is fantastic for many reasons. The “out of the box” uses for Google Drive are what makes it great – Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings. The interface is very similar to Adobe Photoshop.

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

Edsurge

Google in June announced an. 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 We want computer science students and faculty to experience Google Cloud Platform and learn what’s possible when you apply cloud computing to tough problems, just like we do at Google,” says Bram Bout, director of Google for Education.

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

Google has been working to bridge the gap between the tablet and laptop by allowing us to use Android apps on a Chromebook. Google sent me one of these to demo during one of my ISTE presentations, but I had to return it to Google (sad face). Update your Chromebook software.

Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

By embracing cloud solutions, such as those offered by Microsoft , Amazon and Google , school leaders can rethink computer labs to offer greater flexibility and increase access to instructional technology — and enjoy some cost savings.

Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

Educational Technology Guy

Here are some tips and links to web apps: Remember - we shouldn’t teach software (ie Word, Excel) we should teach skills, like writing, using spreadsheets and graphs, etc. Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot! Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

PDFs - lots of tools and resources for working with them

Educational Technology Guy

The format is a great way to share files since every operating system, including mobile devices, has free software available to read the files. Some PDF Readers: Adobe Acrobat Reader - [link] - read pdf files. Google Apps, the free service from Google, can view PDF files.

The Case for PDFs in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

With a free PDF reader (like Adobe or hundreds of others), students can open and get started right away. Using a PDF annotation tool like Kami for Chromebooks or Adobe Acrobat for pretty much any digital device, you can take notes throughout the year for review or reminders.

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5 Must-Try Creativity Apps, courtesy of Nick Cusumano (edtech4theatre)

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Adobe Audition "Record, edit, and create audio content with Adobe Audition''s comprehensive toolset, including waveform, spectral display, and multitrack. And be sure to explore ALL of the links Nick shared on our Google Rocks! Mahalo, Nick, for coming on Google Rocks!

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The One Present I Wish Parents Would Give My Students

The CoolCatTeacher

They are collaborating in Google Docs with their partners out of town. One year, she received Adobe Illustrator. Artists can use graphic tablets, software, or apps. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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LibreOffice - awesome free Office Suite - gets new UI and lots of updates

Educational Technology Guy

LibreOffice is a free, open-source, powerful office suite software that is a great alternative to Microsoft Office. I use it on my home computer when I''m not using Google Drive. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on office software, download LibreOffice for free.

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Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets

EdTech Magazine

As a Chrome device, it runs Google Apps and Google Drive seamlessly, so data and apps remain in Google’s secure cloud infrastructure. Finding the right Google Play applications can be challenging. Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets.

End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Keep your antivirus software active. Update any software that needs it. I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader for example). If you get reports on Twitter usage or Google Adwords, schedule those weekly.

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Keep your antivirus software active. Update any software that needs it. I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader for example). If you get reports on Twitter usage or Google Adwords, schedule those weekly.

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5 major cloud considerations for education

eSchool News

It’s no secret that being able to access enterprise applications and other types of software online—in a 24/7/365 environment—beats having to install, maintain, and upgrade individual applications across multiple desktops and laptops. The institution’s infrastructure management software (i.e.,

Grammar Check Websites and Apps That Save Your Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

It can be used as a Chrome extension, with Google Docs and MS Word, on the web, and on your desktop. Read out Loud is Adobe’s text-to-speech tool built into all of their PDF programs (Reader, Acrobat, and Pro). Simply open the PDF in Adobe and go to View>Read Out Loud.

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The complete guide to picking the right device for every grade level

eSchool News

However, even here there were difficulties at first as students needed to be attached to the internet to use the online Google tools and many of popular Flash-based sites were simply incompatible. The Apple App Store is full of well-vetted and useful software.

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Keep your antivirus software active. Update any software that needs it. I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader for example). If you get reports on Twitter usage or Google Adwords, schedule those weekly.

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End-of-Year Tips: 22 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Keep your antivirus software active. Update any software that needs it. I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader and Windows, for example). If you get reports on Twitter usage or Google Adwords, schedule those weekly.

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Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. Google Classroom ? Z-Space lab with AR/VR software ?

Learning to love in a dual-platform relationship (Part 2)

Kathy Schrock

I installed Adobe Premiere Elements and Photoshop Elements and various Adobe Creative Cloud applications. The rendering time of videos in both Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Premiere was super speedy on the Dell XPS 15 Touch.

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End-of-Year Tips: 18 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Keep your antivirus software active. Update any software that needs it. I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader and Windows, for example). If you get reports on Twitter usage or Google Adwords, schedule those weekly.

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Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity – From Michael Cohen

EdTechTeacher

As a lover of lettering, I couldn’t wait to start using my Adobe software on my new MacBook to create some awesome typographic designs. Guest post from Michael Cohen, aka @TheTechRabbi. In March, I was fortunate not just to attend, but present at SXSWEdu.

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School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation

EdTech Magazine

If that works at companies like Google and Apple, the same mindset should be in schools.”. The district equips students in grades three through 12 with Chromebooks , but to access software necessary for STEM activities, such as computer-aided design programs and Adobe Creative Cloud , the IT department needed high-powered Windows-based computers, says Jeff Faust, the district’s technology director. School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation. meghan.bogardu….

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) Tagged on: March 23, 2017 3 Ways G Suite Updates Use Machine Intelligence to Make Classrooms More Efficient | EdTech Magazine → Yet, this does not seem an unabashed good: "By harnessing the smarts of the computer, new Google tools save time and reduce struggles with tech."

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CES2017 Best of Show Tech Tools

EdTechTeam

Thin and lightweight, built in pen, millions of apps on the Google Play Store, 360 degree rotating screen, this 2.38 ZenFone AR The world’s first smartphone with Tango and Daydream by Google, ZenFone AR by Asus is built for the augmented reality (AR) ultimate experience.

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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume

Edsurge

Something you can do to prep your students for college is to have one day where you host a workshop on using Google Docs,” suggested Alejandra Cervantes, a junior at UCLA, in response to a question from an educator about the best way to support high school students heading to college. Foley suggests schools offer free access to common software programs, noting that program costs are high and many students do not have the funds to access them.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) Tagged on: March 23, 2017 3 Ways G Suite Updates Use Machine Intelligence to Make Classrooms More Efficient | EdTech Magazine → Yet, this does not seem an unabashed good: "By harnessing the smarts of the computer, new Google tools save time and reduce struggles with tech."

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#ICE18: Rushton Hurley Discusses Tactics for Leading a Digital Media Revolution

EdTech Magazine

You can now find audio tools like Soundtrap for podcasts and collaboration , create good-looking digital books for portfolios using solutions like Book Creator , produce simple videos with Adobe Spark , and develop even more complex videos with editing tools like WeVideo. EDTECH: What are some specific devices or software that you believe make it easier for educators and staff to embrace technology? #ICE18: Rushton Hurley Discusses Tactics for Leading a Digital Media Revolution.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

" Tagged on: July 26, 2017 These 3 practices revolutionized Penn Manor's school culture | Opensource.com → Free and open source software is the catalyst for Penn Manor School District's award-winning student learning programs. Tagged on: July 25, 2017 Get ready to finally say goodbye to Flash — in 2020 | TechCrunch → Adobe today announced that Flash will be phased out by the end of 2020.

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Hi-Def Classroom Collaboration With the AVer CC30

Fractus Learning

The AVer CC30 packages all the hardware and software you need to present, record, screen capture, live stream, and annotate material with your class. Software. Try setting up a Skype in the Classroom or Google Hangout session with another class.

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Tools Harvard Computer Science Students Use to Collaborate, Stay Organized

MindShift

MOSS (Measure Of Software Similarity): This tool is freely developed and can help determine academic honesty. Malan finds it more group friendly than Google Hangout. Adobe Connect : This tool works well for online classes or office hours.

Five-year olds and laser cutters—perfect together? Welcome to the first early childhood fab lab

The Hechinger Report

That was also the primary question in January 2015, when Jan Morrison, president and CEO of TIES ( Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM ), invited BADM staff along with other early childhood experts, software developers and representatives from MIT’s Fab Foundation to meet in Washington, D.C.

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K–12 Districts Prepare Students for Careers in the Tech-Dominated Economy

EdTech Magazine

The district has mobile ­computer labs in all schools and provides Samsung Chromebooks and Lenovo ThinkPads loaded with Google Apps for Education. Beyond that preparation for the digital world, the BPS CTE department operates 40 training programs out of 170 labs , most of which are equipped with high-end Lenovo computers loaded with enough RAM to handle computer-aided design software. K–12 Districts Prepare Students for Careers in the Tech-Dominated Economy. juliet.vanwage….