Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Brainstorm

Teacher Reboot Camp

Brainstorming is an important process students need to learn to do when innovating, creating, and problem-solving with technology. 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. Bounce by Idea Paint (iOS/Android) is an app, which converts written brainstorming into a digital concept.

My top Android Apps for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge Android user. 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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Android google Google for Educators I have my HTC One Smartphone and my own Nexus 7 tablet.

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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

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. ICT – Information Communications Technology. IT – Instructional Technology (the use of tech for instructional purposes). Windows, Android). STEAM – Science, Technology, Art, Engineering, Maths.

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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.

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

EdTech helps make a massive difference in their success. EdTech and the Challenges of Special Needs Learning. Referred to as assistive technology (AT), these devices are often decidedly low tech. Defined by the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 , AT is “any item, piece of equipment, or product that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.” EdTech Makes Assistive Tools More Available.

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Google Arts & Culture for Android & iOS

Indiana Jen

Now, however, you can download the free pap for your iOS or Android device. Archaeology Art History Classics Education Educational Resources Educational Technology Google History Technology Android Ed Tech EdTech Google Art Project Google Arts & Culture iOS smart phoneI have long been a fan of Google Arts & Culture (previously Google Art Project). It allows individuals to explore museums, exhibits, and historical topics around the world.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

This conversation is so much fun and will give PE teachers and coaches lots of ideas for using technology to improve sports performance and get fit. I travel the world helping #physed teachers use technology more meaningfully in their classes. Transcript of episode 70 5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech with Jarrod Robinson the PE Geek. geek is helping us learn five simple ways to improve physical education with technology.

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How technology can cultivate creative art skills in students

Neo LMS

You don’t have to be a fortune teller to predict that Educational Technology is the future of our learning and education system. The Edtech boom has led to improved results in student engagement and better understanding of difficult concepts. While some teachers are still grappling with the intricacies of EdTech, Gen Z kids are more than eager to welcome technology into the classroom. How Edtech can help. Here’s where Edtech comes into the picture.

11 Great EdTech Podcasts

techlearning

I certainly do not listen to every episode of each, and only a portion of them deal specifically with educational technology. What's New in Google ] These eleven examples all focus on EdTech and consistently provide me with valuable information and resources. See below for details on eleven of my favorite educational technology podcasts (in alphabetical order). For those that have direct subscriptions links for iOS or Android, I have included those links as well.

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

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. I am really excited to see where this technology will take us, and more importantly how we can leverage this for learning in the classroom. This one is definitely for an older audience, but a great way to see the potential of this technology.

What Are Your EdTech Resolutions?

TeacherCast

Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android Follow @TeacherCast. What are your EdTech Resolutions for 2016? The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. Setting Technology Goals for 2016. EdSurge Post/List of 2016 EdTech Conferences. What are your EdTech Resolutions for 2016? Download. Listen in a New Window. iTunes. Stitcher. SoundCloud. Leave a Review. Clammr It.

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. Technologies can transform; even simple technologies can make a significant impact. Here are eleven of the technologies that often affect classroom procedures and workflow. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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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? Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Blog EdTech News News news

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The FTC Has Its Sights on COPPA, and Edtech Providers Should Take Notice

Edsurge

7 to explore potential changes—particularly with regards to education technology and data security. Against this legal landscape, a recent study of nearly 6,000 of the most popular children’s apps on Android found that “a majority are potentially in violation of COPPA.” Privacy advocates have long been urging the FTC to pursue the findings and send a message to the education technology industry. What about edtech companies contracted by schools?

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Meaningful Technology Integration and Dynamic Learning (5-Part Episode Series)

Shake Up Learning

The post Meaningful Technology Integration and Dynamic Learning (5-Part Episode Series) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready for a deep dive into meaningful technology integration? Subscribe on Android. Meaningful Technology Integration and Dynamic Learning (5-Part Episode Series) #shakeuplearning #edtech Click To Tweet. Meaningful Technology Integration and Dynamic Learning (5-Part Episode Series). A Framework for Meaningful Technology Integration.

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? Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. EdTech News News news

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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. i-Nigma (Android/iOS/Website)- Scan QR codes with this free app. Effective Technology Integration Mobile Learning Curiosity edtech mlearning mobile learning qr qr codes STEAM STEM

Selfie Activities to Inspire Reflection on Digital Identity

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.” 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. We need our learners to reflect on selfie culture and the impact of technology in their lives.

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). Android Assessment and Feedback Blended Learning edtech educational technology Free Resources for teachers G Suite Google Google Classroom Instructional Technology iOS feedback google classroomThe post 4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Classroom + Meaningful Feedback = Winning Combination!

Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Right now, the app only works on tablets (iPad/Android), but the Open eBooks company informed me that they hope to have a web based version out later this year, so if you are a Chromebook district, keep your eye peeled! android Chromebooks edtech ipaded literacy reading technology integration video youtube

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Superhero Activities to Empower Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you want your students to feel like superheroes then pick up a copy of my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Edtech Missions , with tons of ideas, templates, and resources for motivating students to transform the world with learning missions. Super Power FX is an iOS / Android app to add super power effects on a video. It uses augmented reality technology so students look like they are using the super power.

5 Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Tools for Students

Shake Up Learning

The technology giants of the world have found ways so that the average person can create their own AR and VR worlds with very little training or gear. 5 Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Tools for Students #ARVRinEDU #edtech #shakeuplearning Click To Tweet. This is web-based and also has Android and iOS apps for creation and viewing. If you have Chromebooks that can run Android apps, you may be able to view with the android app.

Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Right now, the app only works on tablets (iPad/Android), but the Open eBooks company informed me that they hope to have a web based version out later this year, so if you are a Chromebook district, keep your eye peeled! android Chromebooks edtech ipaded literacy reading technology integration video youtube

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Google App Kickstart Guides - help learn how to use Google Play for Education Apps in your classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Google has created App Kickstart Guides for Google Play for Education apps to help you build your "Android app-titude" for some specific apps in Google Play for Education. They help you learn about the app''s functionality as well as how to use it in the classroom and can be used by individual teachers, edtech specialists or in a PD session. Related: Google for Education Resources Android for Education Resources --. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. You will immediately see that our teachers have access to iPads and many of their choices are iOS apps but often there are web versions and android apps for these as well.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Teachers are using these technologies to send learners on virtual field trips or getting students to keep track of their steps, cardio, and health with fitness bands. These technologies help engage learners by providing sensory learning and sparking curiosity and imagination. The Google Cardboard app for iOS and Android has different virtual reality adventures to explore nature and the world​​​. The most popular free AR game right now is PokemonGo (iOS/Android).

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

Fractus Learning

With a technology program, ensuring that the various aspects of technology are ready for you, your colleagues and your students could be a huge task. Here is a LONG list of recent updates , to GAFE, Android and iOS apps. Try to not just substitute paper and pencil; instead, try to transform your lessons in ways only technology can (student videos, flipped lessons, etc.). Learn more about the levels of technology integration by visiting the Technology is Learning site.

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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The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide

Shake Up Learning

Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions are hot topics in the edtech world and with good reason! Virtual reality is one of the fastest growing areas of technology! VR is in its infancy and we are just scratching the surface of what this technology can do and how it will transform learning in our classrooms. The Ultimate #GoogleCardboard and #GoogleExpeditions Resource Guide #gttribe #SUL #edtech… Click To Tweet. gttribe #vrinedu #edtech Click To Tweet.

15 Free Web Tools and Apps to Amplify Your Audio Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , I share several tips for integrating technology to allow every student to share their ideas and creativity. Technology helps teachers provide their learners with various opportunities to share their ideas and amplify their voice. 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.

Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

The high school district was fortunate enough to recognize that to make forward progress with technology, they had to make a change. 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. The main reason: the shift towards authentic technology integration into everyday instruction is happening right now. Starting with traditional edtech conferences is good.

New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement

techlearning

The majority of school districts are excited about what they are accomplishing with technology. While there’s still a technology gap in many schools, it’s a gap that up-to-date projectors, large displays, better networking/connectivity solutions, and teaching software can fill. Insufficient budgets are always a challenge for K-12 schools and districts, but most find ways to push forward their technology goals even with small steps.

Three Ways Technology Can Help Teachers Differentiate Student Learning

eSpark

There is still the challenge of curating, but you can begin with vetted, searchable content that can be accessed by students using any web browser, or via iOS or Android. By using technology to streamline differentiated learning’s most challenging steps—identifying opportunities for academic growth, leveling content, and improving instruction over time—today’s teachers can be more prepared than ever before to efficiently meet the diverse needs of their students.