Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I just clicked on the Google button and signed in with my Google account. Built-in analysis tools are ready to add to your project.

Vernier releases free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Vernier, makers of very popular sensors and data collection systems, have just released their free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks. The app can then be used to create graphs, create annotations, and perform analysis with statistics. Graphs and data can then be exported into Google Drive. Students can additionally create and send experiment results to teachers, save work to Google Drive™ or export data to Plotly™ for further study.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?


A year later, in their second grade, Google launched the first Chromebooks. Google, Acer, Lenovo, ClassVR and many others are trying to improve the in-school experience, with Futuresource estimating there were about 20 companies at London’s Bett edtech show in January showcasing AR/VR software or hardware. Of the speakers people own, Amazon Echo and its offspring are 70 percent of the installed base, Google Home is 24 percent, and Apple HomePod has 6 percent.

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). is a for-profit company that sells data analysis to public schools. Most software is drastically underused by schools.

Exploring Google Sheets


Apparently Google released this feature over a year ago, but only recently did I notice the “Explore” button in Google Sheets — likely because, for whatever reason, Google decided to call it to my attention by splashing a notice over the lower right quadrant of my browser window.

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby


If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Support for school or district wide reporting and data analysis is absent. Schools and boards will forego free software for the right software.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. Mike Schwab has spent his career in finance, enterprise software sales and edtech. edWeb Blog data data analysis data and schools district leadership school leaders student data privac

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Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, Michael Horn used the theory of modularity and interdependence to explain why Google’s Chromebooks are stealing market share in K–12 education device sales from Apple and Microsoft. So which is better, Apple Maps or Google Maps?

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Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge


Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. along with a handful of nonprofit organizations building education software for teachers, students and parents.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality


In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. Today, Google Maps is an open ecosystem for accurate, real-time geospatial and navigation data. Something is usually lost in translation when content publishers and software developers try to put state standards into their own databases.

What the New Features in Google Vault Mean to K-12 Administrators

Gaggle Speaks

Some new Google Vault features likely caught the eye of K-12 technology directors and email administrators. The biggest announcement that certainly got our attention was that Vault is now able to retain data in Google Drive. Google set storage limits for all of their users.

Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

Earlier this year they released their Graphical Analysis tool for Chromebooks (free) and they have continued to make their products work with Chromebooks. For the USB connection for the sensors, you need the USB connector and the Graphical Analysis Software.

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 could see the Google Wave being used for class discussions and assignments on these snow days. Google Wave

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?


This data analysis and reporting became the fulcrum upon which the districts developed and responded to specific behavior challenges and trends, feeding the information into school-level teacher clusters called “Climate and Culture Teams”.

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Free Up Phone Space with Gemini Photos


It then gives you options for deleting unnecessary photos or for excluding certain results from the analysis. And it keeps your photos on your phone–nothing goes out to any server somewhere (*Google*).

Bloom’s Taxonomy and the implications it has for a digital classroom.


Ask them to work on Google Docs so that you can guide them through comments and feedback and encourage application of knowledge. For analysis, try presenting students with data. A good tech tool to support this would be graphing software.

K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology

EdTech Magazine

At Agawam Public Schools in Massachusetts , Curriculum IT Specialist Edward Jacques helped teachers integrate Google ’s virtual reality software, Google Expeditions , to do just that. . “So K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1


The best educational example of this, I think, Google Cardboard where students simply download a VR educational app, slip their smartphones into a set of cardboard goggles, and are taken on a fully immersive journey to places such as Mars, the Great Wall of China and the Louvre.

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Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

User Generated Education

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Three Things Teachers Need to Spot—and Stop—Plagiarism


Teachers’ options include checking for plagiarism manually or using time-saving software designed for this very purpose. Plagiarism-detection software can address the most pressing needs of classroom educators faced with assessing students’ written work. Doing this manually involves selecting pieces of text and using Google search to identify possible matches. Some educators prefer this approach, as it doesn’t require purchasing or using any software.

The video wall on college campuses in 2017

Bryan Alexander

Software allows interactivity and perhaps other functions, depending on the package. Additionally, the display can easily connect with FLUX HPC and offers many common software packages for researchers, designers, and programmers.

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Ask A Silly Question, Get A Non-Standard Answer

EdNews Daily

The possibility cannot be easily ignored that growing use of refined versions of paraphrasing tools that are designed to fool plagiarism detection software could lock educators and learners into an arms race of text analysis and obfuscation. Guest article by Simon Very.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math. Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. software. free software is an intuitive way to graph motion, rate of change, and slope. While you’re waiting, download the free software to your phone or laptop (or iPad).

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Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

Google and Facebook are paradigmatic here, and Zuboff argues that the former was instrumental in discovering the value of behavioral surplus when it began, circa 2003, using user data to fine-tune ad targeting and to make predictions about which ads users would click on. Google and Facebook, whose executives are clearly the villains of Zuboff’s book, have keen interests in the education market too. The future of education is technological. Necessarily so.

Friday 5 — 9.4.2015

Perry Hewitt

An analysis of 50 newsletters reviews elements like line width, message weight, and how serif or sans serif fonts are used. Related: Google switched this week to a sans serif logo, and the design community seems mostly to approve.

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Tell Your Students – These Professions are Hiring Big Time

EdNews Daily

Amazon’s Prime Air and Google Wing Aviation will soon be as common as Uber or Lyft. Three in five technical jobs are related to data analysis, and they pay superior salaries. By Charles Sosnik.

Making Sense of School Data Is Hard Work. This Partnership Makes It Easier.


We also build each district’s data infrastructure in a Google Cloud Project in their G Suite. We were copying and pasting data from a million different places into a Google spreadsheet and saying a prayer that it was accurate,” she says. “We

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom


Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at OECD, warns that this analysis “should not be used as an ‘excuse’ not to use technology, but as a spur to finding a more effective approach”.

5 Ways for Students to Visualize Data and Create Infographics

Fractus Learning

Because there are limitations in cost and complexity I would also suggest free/cheap alternatives such as Microsoft Paint , GIMP , Pixelmator and Google Draw. Once we start getting into serious data analysis and visualization it’s time to bring out the big guns. Overview.

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Adapting to the New Classroom


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 ?

Grammar Check Websites and Apps That Save Your Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

When done, you receive a word cloud and graph reflecting the analysis of your writing. It can be used as a Chrome extension, with Google Docs and MS Word, on the web, and on your desktop. When the analysis is completed, it shares results as graphs and reports.

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How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12


Curriculum and instructional materials live on websites, in the cloud, on paper, in LMS’s, in Google Drive or OneDrive. A stack is simply the set of tech tools, software, and data standards and frameworks that an organization uses to get its daily work done.)

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Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

An ITS is an AI-based learning software capable of imitating the methods and dialog of human tutors to impart knowledge in real time and on demand. Just imagine what goes into making such a software and what AI is capable of doing. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

The Role Analytics Should Play in Your District's Decision-Making Process


ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers real-time utilization data of all their instructional, productivity and systems software tools. ClassLink OneSync is a comprehensive account provisioning platform designed to streamline the synchronization between student information systems and Microsoft Active Directory, Google Directory and O365/Azure Directories. Assembling this information makes analysis down the road much easier.

Carmen Sandiego Is Back. But Can She Fix America’s Geography Woes?


Thanks to a reboot from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which owns the brand, the world’s slipperiest super thief has an animated series on Netflix, a clutch of Google Earth games and even a new series of paperbacks—all of which are finding their way into classrooms two decades after she fell off the map.

How to Compare and Contrast Authentically

Ask a Tech Teacher

More recently, Marzano’s research in The Art and Science of Teaching (2007) reconfirmed that asking students to identify similarities and differences through comparative analysis leads to eye-opening gains in student achievement.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. But not in the case of our software."

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. But not in the case of our software."

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What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

One day, a friend forwarded an email about Resilient Coders, a boot camp that trains people of color for web development and software engineering jobs. In 2014, the labor market analysis firm Burning Glass Technologies tried to capture the extent of degree inflation.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

The tools provided in most cloud-based suites also make it easier to elicit feedback which can then be stored and retrieved easily for analysis and reflection. Collaboration Technology such as Google Suite for Education (GSFE) takes collaboration to the next level.