In the News: Educational Android Apps Improperly Track Children

Doug Levin

Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says.” Levin of EdTech Strategies, a consulting group that has looked closely at the issue of ad-tracking on school district and state education websites. … But from a practical perspective, said Levin of EdTech Strategies, the researchers have highlighted just how significant the children’s-online-privacy challenge is in the mobile age. As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin.

My top Android Apps for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge Android user. In addition, my department uses Nexus 7 tablets for mobile access and some of our schools have Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets. Google+ - this is how I connect with other educational, technology, and edtech professionals. It allows me to do anything on my Android device, including running Windows apps and accessing all of my files. Another feature of Android I love is the sharing. Android google Google for Educators

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Android on Chromebooks! Here are some resources and apps to check out

Educational Technology Guy

Android has come to Chromebooks and is available on EDU Domains! id=com.google.android.keep&hl=en take notes checklists annotate images handwriting speech to text iPad app equivalents on Android: [link] Android alternatives/equivalents for iPad apps https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qBmhx4jm4eJ7A8It9gz8PtOm164CO9tlvv46Mhv6uCs/edit#gid=640510231 GeoGebra has multiple apps Math Apps https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geogebra&rdid=org.geogebra

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning. Windows, Android). Tagged: acronym , acronyms , edtech , education , exxample , learning , tech , technology , terms. education acronym acronyms edtech exxample learning tech technology termsThe amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators.

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Mobile Nations - great resources for all mobile OS's and devices

Educational Technology Guy

If you own a smartphone or tablet, you should be using Mobile Nations. Mobile Nations is a group of web sites that each focus on a mobile operating systems. These sites are great for anyone who uses a mobile system, including teachers, students, and others. EdTech and IT personnel can find help information, reviews, and more to help them use these devices. There are 4 sites/communities based on different mobile systems.

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Using Android Apps on a Chromebook. Google has been working to bridge the gap between the tablet and laptop by allowing us to use Android apps on a Chromebook. 6 Android Apps to Try on a #Chromebook #SUL #gttribe #gsuiteedu #edtech Click To Tweet. Why Android Apps on Chromebooks. You may be wondering why you would want to run Android apps on Chromebooks.

10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

These apps are available for Android and iOS devices. Create your own QR codes with these free websites and apps: Quickmark (Android/iOS/Website)- Scan QR codes with this free app. Create a basic QR code easily even on your mobile device that leads to a link, a message or any text, your contact details, or your location. i-Nigma (Android/iOS/Website)- Scan QR codes with this free app.

6 Places For Discovering New Mobile Apps

The Playground Advocate

Appolearning - A great site for finding both iOS and Android apps. If you have a favorite source for learning about educational mobile apps, I''d love to know about it. Android apps Classroom collaboration Curation Digital Age Digital Resources Digital Tools EdTech Education eLearning iApps iOS learning tablet Teachers often ask me where they can find great educational apps. I learn about apps from a lot of sources, and not just from sites that curate lists of apps.

13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

Wisewire

From interactive whiteboards to educational applications, here are 13 edtech tools that every teacher and student to aid and enhance teaching and learning. #1 FlipGrid videos can be created using many devices, including iPhones, Android phones, tablets, laptops, and computers. Teachers can find brain teasers, games, interactive exercises, and mobile-friendly downloads to make learning math easier and more enjoyable. #10 Original Article Source: [link].

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Google Spotlight Stories: 360º Immersive Stories for Android and iOS

Shake Up Learning

These stories are viewable on both iOS and Android devices, and coming soon to YouTube! Install the app on your phone ( iOS or Android ), and choose a story to download. Android apps edtech educational technology free resources for teachers GAFE google instructional technology iOS iPad mobile learning virtual reality

Selfie Activities to Inspire Reflection on Digital Identity

Teacher Reboot Camp

This is why one of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom , is for learners to go on a selfie adventure. Try CamMe , Group Shot , BeFunky , Pic-Collage , EduBuncee , Aviary , ImageChef , Yakit for Kids , TouchCast , Flipgrid , Facebook Live, Snapchat, Dubsmash , and Marco Polo iOS/Android. Create a selfie comic video with Lomics iOS/Android app.

K-12 Google Chromebooks Get a Facelift With Styluses, Cameras and Android Apps

Edsurge

Around that same time, the Google Education team announced that Android apps would eventually be coming to Chromebooks for Education. As of this morning, in accordance with the annual BETT conference in London, Google has put its money where its mouth is—rolling out Android apps in beta on a selection of managed Chromebooks for Education. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech Business

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My!

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Google Cardboard app for iOS and Android has different virtual reality adventures to explore nature and the world​​​. Teachers can download the free Google Expeditions Android app and take their students on virtual reality field trips around the world. Check for other AR sports students can play in class on your mobile device. The most popular free AR game right now is PokemonGo (iOS/Android). Ingress is another free iOS/Android AR game.

Learn With QR Codes! 22+ Apps, Web Tools and Activities

Teacher Reboot Camp

QR codes get learners out of their seat scanning to discover what the knowledge they will uncover with their mobile devices. Create QR codes on your mobile device with the Quickmark app, which allows students to scan and create QR codes with an iOS, Android, or Windows phone. Scan QR codes on your mobile device with the I-nigma app, which allows students to scan QR codes with an iOS, Android, or Windows phone.

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8 Cool Resources for Students to Use to Conduct Interviews

Teacher Reboot Camp

Conducting interviews and piecing together a newscast is one of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Students download the free Google Voice Assistant app on Android or iOS devices. The Storycorps (iOS/Android) app walks students through the process of great interview techniques then allows them to record a quick interview and archive it. Flipgrid is is a video discu ssion iOS and Android app.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Back to School EdTech Action Step #1: Determine the start page for you and your students. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Android 4.2+

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? NOTE: Next week’s “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” will be on vacation. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition). Blog EdTech News News news

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20 Web Tools and Apps for Learners to Create Fun Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

WeVideo – Web tool, iOS and Android app to make a collaborative or individual video with images, audio, and templates. Magisto – iOS and Android app to create a video with up to 25 clips or 30 photos free. Instagram – iOS and Android app to record up to a minute of live streamed video and add various filters. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? NOTE: Next week’s “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” will be on vacation. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition). EdTech News News news

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10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Teaching others is one of the most powerful ways to learn and the first mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. What follows are a list of free web tools and apps to record a desktop, mobile screen, or whiteboard. Lensoo Create is an iPad and Android app to record what happens on a tablet’s whiteboard.

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Virtual Reality Headsets in the Classroom ? All-In-One or Mobile?

Veative

However, these devices require a (typically) Android phone, which can be many hundreds of dollars. For EdTech companies, it is important to understand the requirement of the schools in order to provide the best learning experiences for students the world over. The post Virtual Reality Headsets in the Classroom – All-In-One or Mobile? Traditionally, the learning and teaching environment has been constrained by physical space and time. This no longer rings true.

Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!) – SULS099

Shake Up Learning

Add-Ons (available soon) : Soon, for teachers using Google Workspace for Education Plus or Teaching and Learning Upgrade , Classroom add-ons will let them choose their favorite EdTech tools and content from a marketplace and assign it to students directly inside Classroom — all without extra log-ins.

Comics for Engaging Students! 22+ Resources & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Comics Head – iOS and Android app to make comics. Friendstrip – iOS and Android app to make comics. Book Creator – iOS and Android app to create digital books, including comic books. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Cool Sites Effective Technology Integration English Language Teaching comics comics for learning edapps edtech mlearning mobile learning

Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

share their poetry in digital books with web tools and apps like Storybird , LittleBirdTales , and Book Creator (IOS / Android) app. Cultivate your interests with Pearltrees for Android. Effective Technology Integration English Language Teaching Mobile Learning edtech mlearning poetry writing writing with technology “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” by Robert Frost. April is National Poetry month.

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Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Brainstorm

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , I have provided several templates, handouts and activities to motivate students to brainstorm in different ways for each digital mission. Lucid Chart is a fantastic tool for web and mobile graphic organizers! Bounce by Idea Paint (iOS/Android) is an app, which converts written brainstorming into a digital concept.

STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

My favorite comic creators are Pixton (Web/iOS/Android), Makebeliefs , ToonDoon , Friendstrip and Comics Head. These free apps are my favorite for keeping ongoing observation journals- ProjectNoah.org (iOS/Android), Zydeco Inquiry (iOS), BioKIDS (iOS), and Evernote (Web/iOS/Android). Play mobile games that teach math and science like Solve the Outbreak (iOS/Android), Math vs Zombies (iOS/Android), Monster Physics (iOS), and Zombie Physics (iOS).

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

Fractus Learning

Switching to mobile devices? Check the mobile carts – are the devices charging? Here is a LONG list of recent updates , to GAFE, Android and iOS apps. Currently the Director of Professional Development at Presentation High School in San Jose, he provides a wide variety of edtech integration training for many organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, and sits on the board of Balefire Labs, an edtech startup. by Karen Larson and Gene Tognetti.

4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

gsuiteedu #edtech Click To Tweet. Annotate Using Google Classroom on Mobile (iOS or Android). Many users don’t know that there are some additional Google Classroom features that only work on mobile (for now at least). In the mobile version of Google Classroom, you can annotate on assignments, meaning you can draw, markup, create, etc. Click here to learn how this works in the mobile app.

15 Ideas and Tons of Resources to Try with Learners in 2017

Teacher Reboot Camp

Mobile Learning- Find activities in my book, Learning to Go ! Game Creation- Try Hopscotch , TinyTap (iOS/Android), Scratch MIT , Zondle, GetKahoot, Stencyl, SketchNation, GameSalad, Purpose Games, ClassTools, Game Maker Studio, Sploder, Gamestar Mechanic, X-Note, What2Learn, Kodu, GamePress, Adventure Games, and Textbased Adventures. Comics- My favorite comic creators are Makebeliefs , ToonDoon , Friendstrip , Comics Head , and Pixton (Web/iOS/Android).

Digital Ways to Appreciate Super Dads! 30+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Using technology to create and uplift others are missions students accomplish in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Edtech Missions. Book Creator – iOS and Android app to create digital books and include personal images, audio, video, and more. Friendstrip and ComicsHead are two iOS/Android apps for creating digital comic strips. Try Funimate (iOS/Android), Video Star (iOS), Touchcast (iOS), and Musical.ly (iOS/Android).

Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

Local IT service companies tend to be business focused, just like school IT shops of old, and are not well versed in the unique edtech challenges facing classrooms today. Thanks to the simplification of network management that Meraki brings to the table, the teacher was easily able to setup SSIDs for an edtech event hosted at the school for over 100 educators. Student devices are mobile, personal and available where and when students need them.

5 Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Tools for Students

Shake Up Learning

5 Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Tools for Students #ARVRinEDU #edtech #shakeuplearning Click To Tweet. VR AR Viewing and Creation: Chromebook, Desktop, Tablet, Mobile Device. This is web-based and also has Android and iOS apps for creation and viewing. VR Viewing and Creation: Chromebook, Desktop, Tablet, Mobile Device. VR Viewing and Creation: Chromebook, Desktop, Tablet, Mobile Device. AR Viewing: Mobile only Creation: web-based.

Goal: Inspire With a Graphic

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve been having a lot of fun creating quote pics with these free typography iOS apps- Word Dream , Wort Swag , Retype , Aviary (iOS & Android), Pixlr (iOS & Android), BeFunky (iOS & Android), and Image Chef (iOS & Android). ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. . Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! .

Try Out Google Expeditions… WOW!

EdTech4Beginners

You need VR viewers for your students ( you can easily purchase them from Amazon ), mobile phones (fairly up to date iPhones or android phones work perfectly well) and the Google Expeditions app downloaded on to the devices. Tagged: edtech , education , GAFE , google expeditions , teaching , tech , technology , virtual reality , VR. education edtech GAFE google expeditions teaching tech technology virtual reality VR“Wow! Amazing! Ohhhhhh! Wooaahhh!”

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Using @Flipgrid to Connect to a Global Audience @Savvy_Educator #edtech

techieMusings

It’s been one of my favorite edtech tools of 2017 so far! There is also a mobile app ( iOS and Android ). . I wanted to share an assignment that I recently saw shared by @Savvy_Educator through twitter. This specific assignment is geared towards National Poetry Month and students contributing to a Global Forum. Even if this specific assignment does not relate to what you do in the classroom, I thought the idea might serve to inspire.