8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love reading, but there are so many books out there, it’s challenging to pick the right one for my education needs. She curated a great list of essential tech-minded books for today’s teachers. 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. Reviews Book Reviews

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

Fractus Learning

Did you ever explore a learning possibility only to realize that the software to make it happen costs a lot of money? Do you want to explore 3-D animation but don’t want to spend a lot of money on software you might not ultimately use? You might want to explore Open Source software!

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. She currently works at Google as an Eng.

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Smiling About Bitmoji Books

The Daring Librarian

My favorite avatar creator Bitmoji , which I've been blogging about since 2015 (links to those posts below) has recently added a few NEW cartoons featuring books! I added my much needed bangs, blonde highlights, changed my tennis shoe pops of color, and ummm a Harry Potter book or two!

Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018

Shake Up Learning

The post Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Yes, I know you REALLY want to know how to put your worksheet into Google Classroom! . How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom. [07:18] Join the Book Study! [32:04]

New Book: The Chromebook Classroom

The Electric Educator

Sowash For the past year I have been working on my first book - The Chromebook Classroom. I'm excited to announce the launch of the book and provide readers of my blog an opportunity to download a free excerpt! The book is divided into three sections: 1.

Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back!

The Daring Librarian

Brøderbund''s Living Books Are Back for the iPad & iPhone Thanks to Wanderful Books ! On Friday I was looking pensively at my boxed sets of the Living Books CD-ROM collection in my school library. would take them off the shelf & and add them to the weeding book cart.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

With a reminder that Moodle is Open Source, which means the basic framework can be augmented with just about any addition conceivable (as you’ll see in the section, “ 23 Ways to use Moodle” ), here’s how to start: Download the Moodle software to your school server.

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Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

Quick Check with Google Forms or Schoology. Plus, the students’ scores on a “quick check” are not something I would put into a grade book. Teachers can use Google Forms and run the quick check like a quiz.

Becoming a 21st Century Reader: Pointers for Using E-books and E-Reader Apps

The 21st Century Principal

E-reading has matured to the point that the software for the PC and the apps for the tablets are extremely reliable, and offer users options to make reading electronically comparable, if not better, then reading a physical book. I am an avid reader, and I can count the number of "physical books" I purchased last year on a single hand, and those books were purchased only because e-books were not available. I currently use iBooks, Kindle, Nook, and Google Play.

Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

Quick Check with Google Forms or Schoology. Plus, the students’ scores on a “quick check” are not something I would put into a grade book. Teachers can use Google Forms and run the quick check like a quiz.

Everything Schools Should Know About Windows 10 Education Edition

Ask a Tech Teacher

Add pages, subpages, add images and diagrams for easier understanding, edit your notes, scribble something on top of your notes, create reference guides, reminders, and books. Classroom management Guest post Teacher resources computer hardware software young

The Process of Self-Publishing Using Kindle Direct Publishing

Tech Helpful

Two years ago I was in the shower (where most of my great ideas start) and a book series concept came to mind that would support teaching our students about digital citizenship in an unplugged way. and the concept of the first book began! I imported them into Google Drive.

Create a Yearbook Using G Suite by @Jentechnology

Teacher Tech

These memory books are shared with our families and saved for generations. Expensive software and conferences make the cost prohibitive […]. Google Slides google slidesCreate a Yearbook Using G Suite Guest Blog Post by Jennifer Scott Yearbooks are more than memories. They remind us of our youth, supportive friends, and caring teachers. Sadly, not all students can afford yearbooks.

Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

We’re also hosting a giveaway of her new book on this show. Book: Learning First, Technology Second. Learning First, Technology Second Book Giveaway Contest. So Liz, this is the title of your book [link] that has just come out.

Google and Digital Promise Reimagine Teacher Tech Training with New National Program

Edsurge

This week, Google, in concert with Digital Promise and EdTechTeam , announced the start of the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a national program to help educators in low-income communities build advanced classroom technology skills. Liz Anderson Google is giving Digital Promise a $6.5 Unlike Google’s educator certification program , these coaches do not solely focus on training teachers to use Google products.

Virtual Techniques for Co-writing

ProfHacker

Here are a few I’ve been using, and their advantages and disadvantages: Google Docs. It seems like every committee and project ends up with its own document or folder in my Google account these days, even though it’s not the primary platform of my university.

Extensions, Add-Ons and Apps, Oh My! How to Utilize Google in Your Classroom

MSEDTechie

Google Apps for Education has totally transformed the way we teach and communicate inside and outside of the classroom. Through tools like Google Drive , Google Hangouts , Google Earth and Blogger , we can create authentic learning experiences for our students more than ever by promoting collaboration and helping them access their work anywhere and anytime. Curious to learn more about how to better use Google in your classroom?

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

Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom

Neo LMS

The software allows users to plot out events across a geography — it gives visual aides to any narrative, be it fictional, historical or personal. Google also has great story mapping software, called My Maps.

3 Ways Schools can Help Users to Protect their Accounts from Malware, Phishing, & Cyber-scams.

Indiana Jen

Users were sent an email that appeared to be from Google and asked to click on a document for collaboration. Keep your Operating System & Security Software Up to Date. However, keep your operating system and security software up to date is essential to cyber-security.

Visualizing Your Searches with Trailblazer

ProfHacker

We had a preliminary assignment where student Googled their favorite book or author and then tried to do a similar search in the library database/search function. Productivity Software Teaching chrome Plugins productivity teachingI’ve been writing about my use of Hypothes.is

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Though my subscriber number reaches well over 1,000, I''ve been planning on doing a give-away once my Google Friend Connect number reached 1,000. She also focuses on building a classroom library of high-interest books, and above all on modeling appropriate and authentic reading behaviors.

Digital Scholarship with Scalar 2

ProfHacker

It’s also much easier to integrate media throughout the book with detailed formatting options which resemble the options WordPress supports when importing media. For a scholarly project, Scalar offers the advantage of being designed to think about a work as a book rather than a blog.

Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you like these ideas, take one of my courses (CE credit or graduate course credit for a CSU Master of Education ) or check out my books. Don’t forget to also check out my ISTE posts featuring Microsoft Education (Minecraft, Skype, and Flipgrid) and Google Education news and updates.

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What I Like About Hypothes.is

ProfHacker

” and Google didn’t seem to have an answer to that (some of us should probably do the world a favor and update the outdated wikipedia page comparing web annotation tools ). I still remember the day my PhD supervisor gave me a book of his so I could photocopy a particular chapter.

Why is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Inside the box, I found the HUE HD Pro Camera, camera base, instruction booklet, and Intuition software. Everything worked exactly as promised from the camera to the lights to the microphone to the software.

Friday 5 — 10.21.2016

Perry Hewitt

The Atlantic explores the role of moral integrity in software design. Google's flight-searching tool is my go-to for delays and gates -- I've had airlines notify me of a flight delay an hour into a wait on the tarmac. NYC folks: there's a Google popup store to check it out in Soho.).

Hour of Code Website and App Suggestions for K-8

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google Spreadsheets–decode and fill in color coded pictures. Build with Chrome –kind of like Minecraft, more like Google Earth Warehouse; use virtual Lego blocks to build in your browser. Squeakland –build etoys with downloaded software.

What is a digital classroom?

EdTech4Beginners

A digital classroom is one which mostly or indeed wholly relies on electronic devices and software. We use Google Classroom as our core online communication tool. I would say, in terms of written work, we do approximately 60% in exercise books and 40% online.

How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

And at Landrum Middle School in South Carolina, software allowed students to be assessed based on the accuracy of their music performance, encouraging them to improve their score each time they played the piece.

A Single Sign-On Platform Revolutionized How This District Uses Tech—and Saved $120,000

Edsurge

Over the next year, she and her team audited the district’s software and created a standardized approach to generating student login IDs and passwords. But the first step was making it easy for teachers, students, and staff to access that software. They’re narrating books.

Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Glass mentioned on the show is no longer available for consumers but they do have Google Glass at Work for AR Work applications. Microsoft Cognitive Services Emotion API – the Microsoft software that recognizes emotions.