Examtime online learning tools are now GoConqr

Educational Technology Guy

>> I wrote about Examtime and their free, online learning tools back in February. It is a free set of learning tools that allow students to generate their own learning resources. They have also announced that GoConqr is now available as an iOS or Android app.

A new “MicroMasters” online learning program offered by major universities

The Hechinger Report

A new kind of credential has entered the crowded market for online learning. EdX, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that provides online courses, announced last week the creation of 19 “ MicroMasters ” courses, a new type of online educational program.

Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

Preschool is a major market in the world of apps, with more than half of apps on the Apple and Android platforms geared toward kids 5 and under. But few of these apps are developmentally appropriate and most fail to teach in ways preschoolers need to learn.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

New- GoConqr (formerly ExamTime) Offers Free Mobile Apps for iOS & Android

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 10, 2015 The ExamTime online learning platform is now GoConqr. The GoConqr philosophy supports the concept of learning being a lifelong and achievement-oriented process. Education should not be.read more

Food for thought: The data-driven future of food and higher education

The Christensen Institute

We already know that it can be placeless, as online technologies have enabled new modalities of learning that support greater flexibility, accessibility, and convenience. Physical campuses do not have a monopoly on learning.

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Google and the Future of Learning

The Thinking Stick

For example, Google’s new Photos app ( Android , iOS ) had nothing to do with education…or they just made it even easier for students to take pictures, create movies, stories and share those photos with their classmates and teacher.

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Apex Learning Acquires Youth Digital Project-Based Technology Courses

techlearning

Apex Learning, provider of online learning for secondary education announces the acquisition of Youth Digital’s library of project-based technology courses.

Three tools for “in-text” video analysis and why it matters

NeverEndingSearch

For many of us, the go-to platform for learning and sharing is video. We learn from TED Talks, the Khan Academy, as well as the growing number of videos we ourselves create for flipped. To learn about the art of propaganda and selling.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

These days, using multimedia tools is a foregone conclusion for the well-resourced teacher; technology is enabling greater interactivity and engagement between students as well as with the information they are required to learn. E-learning Teachers

Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

The game is currently available online with iOS, Android, and edmodo apps coming soon. This game provides a great avenue for parents and schools to help children make good decisions online. Learn more with us this summer!

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5 Must Try Classroom Resources

Hansen's Link to Tech

This year Google Sites has transitioned into a visually impressive and ultra simple platform to design websites, online learning spaces, dashboards, student projects, online newsletters, etc. Availability: Creation – Computer, Chromebook, iOS, Android.

The Case for Positive Reinforcement in Classrooms

Ask a Tech Teacher

PBIS strategies are critical to providing all young people with the best learning environment. Here are four online options that support the goal of recognizing students in a positive way: Class Dojo. The app works on iOS, Android, desktops, and Kindle Fire and is easy to set up.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

That changed somewhat when online worksheets allowed students to practice until they got it but it didn’t make it any more fun. Here are five online math resources that will turn boring math into a favorite subject: Mathletics. More online math practice.

Pirate Resources for Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can learn science, math, geography, history, culture, citizenship, and more by studying famous pirates. They can also learn cartography, the study and science of map making. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Talk Like a Pirate Day Learning Resources from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Students can create their own pirate themed comic strips with these tools: Friendstrip is a free iOS/Android app to make comic strips.

4 Tools to Boost Communication Skills in the STEM Classroom

MindShift

By practicing communication skills, students will get better at asking for help and expressing what they need, and over time they will develop the skills and confidence to tell you more clearly what they’ve learned in class.

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10 Must-Have Features of an Online Education Platform

Kitaboo on EdTech

An online education platform is meant for delivery of educational content to students. This high demand has resulted in the production and availability of many such online education platforms in the market, putting educational institutions in a dilemma.

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Age of Learning launches new mobile app for early learners

Educational Technology Guy

Age of Learning just launched their new mobile app, a comprehensive online learning app for children ages 2 through 6+. The app is from Age of Learning , and it’s called the “ABCmouse.com- Early Learning Academy.” o ABCMouse is free for teachers, so parents can create a learning path in conjunction with what their child is currently learning in school. Their teacher can even assign learning activities based on knowledge of the student.

Ex Google Play Marketing Chief Hired to Help Students Enter "Workplace of the Future"

Educational Technology Guy

Consider this: Bill Gates has poured billions of dollars into what he calls the “future of learning” - and Mark Zuckerberg just announced a new $50M ed-tech investment. Both with a big push towards personalized learning. By tackling the “The 4 Ls” - crucial problems that students and educators face today - this college student favorite wants to change the way students learn, study, and succeed in the “workplace of the future”.

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Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

The reason for this as not as many new learning tools came out this year compared to years past, while more current tools focused on regular updates. However, that does not mean there are not a lot of new items to look through, as sites/apps for programming/coding, Math/STEM, and Game Based Learning played a predominant role in this year's list. Code Kingdoms - One of my favorite sites for learning how to program (Javascript) by drag-n-dropping blocks of code (i.e

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

Examples of hybrid innovations include ships built in the 19th century with both sails and steam engines, excavators built in the 1960s that were controlled with both cables and hydraulics, cars of today that have both gasoline engines and electric motors, and blended-learning models that use traditional whole class instruction in conjunction with online learning.

Connellsville Area School District Uses Boxlight’s HD Interactive Displays to Level the Tech Playing Field

techlearning

A large, rural school district south of Pittsburgh, CASD is committed to providing its 4,400 students with tools that will help them thrive in a 21st Century learning environment.

Game-based platform targets college prep, exams

eSchool News

Hobsons has launched Naviance Test Prep, a new online learning platform that is intended to make test prep engaging and personalized for students. Tablet Compatibility: For ultimate ease of use, the platform is compatible with any iOS, Android, or Windows device.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Textbooks could be history as schools switch to free online learning | Philly.com → Garnet Valley is a district in the vanguard of a nationwide movement to ditch traditional textbooks for open-source educational resources on the web. If it’s free to play with, and easy to learn about through communities working to improve the open source code, the assumption is that more people (and younger people) will start to get interested in working with AI.

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ISTEunplugged Update - Nexus 7 Giveaways, Hashtag, and Making a Business Pitch at the ISTE Edtech PitchFest

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] StudyBlue is giving away two Nexus 7 tablets (to celebrate the release of their new Android app), one at the Saturday night party, and one to those who participate in an "Online Learning in the Classroom" survey which is at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGRHTU5sb3hzcTJwYXFwWU9PWkMyU2c6MA. If you participate in the online survey, you are also registered to win one of 20 $25 Amazon gift cards.

Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

EdTechSandyK

Notes from the Discussion We no longer have to go to school if we want to learn. More info on Harvard online degree programs and certificates. Students can graduate from high school with dual credit then get the rest of their college experience entirely online.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Hill : “ Karl Rove and David Axelrod partner for online class on winning elections” – an online class on the Masterclass platform, that is. Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out. The learn-to-code company has raised $4.6

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What the flip?

Learning with 'e's

What 'flipping the classroom' boils down to it seems, is the creation of online content including videos that offsets the need for students to physically attend class. Wired does report that to cope with such a massive programme as the Stanford course, online assignments were 'auto-graded'.

On the Horizon: Harnessing Emerging Technologies in Education #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Available for iOS now and soon available for Android. People expect to work learn socialize and play wherever they are. Reflections of what has been learned by Horizon Reports over the past 10 years: Larry''s Big Takeaway after 10 years: Our strategic thinking is increasingly based on world that no longer exists. But the real goal is to make kids understand the world is so cool they just need to learn everything they can about it.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” “Is there an elegant way to administer exams in online courses ?” Android apps to be specific.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The New York Times on The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , an online charter school: “Online School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students.” ” Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking on the Masterclass online platform. Via KNN : “‘ aisectmoocs.com ’ launched as India ’s largest free online open learning platform.” Education Politics.

9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

Mrs. Davis : Our school district (in New Hampshire) is piloting a program for the state this year where three of our snow days will become online learning days (and will not have to be made up in June). Wave has great potential as a continuation of learning tool.