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17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

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Google Expeditions. With Google Expeditions out of Beta, and Google developing more and more expeditions for the classrooms, expect to see the use of this fantastic application to explode in 2017. Google Daydream Viewer Virtual Reality . The NEW Google Sites.

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The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

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With that, I think it's worth taking a look at where each of the three big companies stands in regards to Ed. The online portal might work, but it is going to have to be a simple as Google Drive with an easy tie to email for it to work.

Christmas Tech Toy List

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Teach your child how to code a robot. While you don't have to have a device with BIT to make them work having an android or iOS device to download the app takes your opportunities with EVO to the next level. Google "Lego Challenges", print off the cards and stand back!

Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

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is available on iOS, Chrome, and Android and can be used to teach students the basics of problem-solving and computational thinking. For older students, I suggest Coding with Chrome by Google. Many people think it is not possible to code on a Chromebook.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. in a robotics and programming application (with PASCO’s ErgoBot). They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( www.carolina.com/help/pressreleases/2018/building-blocks-of-science-3d ) Carolina Biological Supply Company launched the new Building Blocks of Science 3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

CUE and Touchjet partner for STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

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To-date, CUE’s program has only included classroom-ready robot drones, but it is now expanding to add Touchjet as a partner, because they believe the interactive touch technology will enhance collaborative learning. a coding teacher and Google Educator. “It’s

Code With Kids and See What Happens #hourofcode #edtech #edchat #caedchat

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Most of the kids at my school won’t be programmers or work for a tech company.” Go to “file” and make a copy to save it to your Google drive to remix or assign as is to your students. Robots are cool.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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The 2018 EdSurde Annual Special: Surgecoin, EduWands and Other News Not Fit for Print

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But some companies are jumping the gun. Students are virtually beamed onboard a cruise via a robot, which has a screen and camera to give students at home a sense that they are roaming around the ship. Tragedy struck this week, however, when one robot toppled overboard. The student controlling the robot remotely is calling the event a “freak accident,” and is asking for a grade boost as amends. Company leaders promise (fingers crossed!)

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “Two sports apparel company executives and an aspiring sports agent were found guilty Wednesday of wire fraud charges in connection with the most significant sports scandal in recent National Collegiate Athletic Association history – a scheme to pay off the families of men’s basketball recruits and secure their commitment to teams at Adidas-sponsored universities.” Doesn’t look like the company has anyone to take his place yet.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

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Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? “I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions.

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Code With Kids and See What Happens - written with Karly Moura!

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Most of the kids at my school won’t be programmers or work for a tech company.” Go to “file” and make a copy to save it to your Google drive to remix or assign as is to your students. Robots are cool.

WHAT’S NEW

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BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets. This release will also now include support for Google Drive.

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Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

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Once focused, the students capture the image and insert it into Google Slides and label the image on the slide. Students can also install one of many chrome apps that can record video from the microscope camera, which can then be inserted into a google slide for sharing and viewing later on. Several companies, including Vernier and Pasco to name just a couple, have modified their probes to be compatible with Chromebooks as well. Google Certified Trainer.

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The Office of Students and Young Consumers had actively and aggressively policed the student loan industry and monitored credit card companies and other financial institutions that serve – or target – college students and other young people.” Via the BBC : “The man hired to run the Student Loans Company was appointed against officials’ advice and without having his references checked, a report says.” The company has raised $30 million total.

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Fines Google $5.1 Billion in Android Antitrust Case.” I mean, clearly the company has a strong grasp on the politics of information. ” The Google blog post announcing “ Course Kit ,” a tool that will integrate Google Drive with the LMS. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The Google Empire.

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” The Wall Street Journal profiles InfiniLaw , a company that runs for-profit law schools. ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.”

Revisiting #ALATTT: Trend #1: AR/VR/MR and a touch of AI

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Companies are investing in immersive technologies. Google Spotlight Stories “G oogle Spotlight Stories means storytelling for VR. Google Translate app (now incorporate WordLens OCR optical character recognition to translate signs. Google Street View : Create your own 360 images.

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Via Techcrunch : “ Grasshopper , a learn-to-code app from Google ’s Area 120 incubator, goes live.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Google and Udacity Offering 5,000 Scholarships for Nanodegree Programs.” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The online education company has raised $12.5

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” Via Politico : “A complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the Education Department has essentially suspended the government’s ability to collect defaulted student loans , the Trump administration disclosed in a court filing on Monday night.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Badges , patents, and the world’s ‘least popular’ education company” by Doug Belshaw. Via the Google blog : “Investing £1 million in training for computing teachers in the U.K. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.