Investing in Your Students’ Safety

Gaggle Speaks

When Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) started handing out laptops on a 1:1 basis, the district knew the importance of protecting its students in the digital world. Along with their 1:1 initiative, CPS also uses Google Apps for Education, which houses content that’s filtered through Gaggle.

Turn any exisiting PC or Mac into fully functional Chromebook - for free!

Educational Technology Guy

Neverware, a startup that has developed a software product, CloudReady , in partnership with Google, which turns almost any computer from the last 8 years into a full-fledged Chromebook. I'm going to install it on my old laptop and netbook and see how it goes.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

A landmark 2012 study found that classroom design alters academic progress over a school year by 25%. The study found five key design factors account for 73% of the variation in student performance. Follow up studies provided insight into the relative impact of each of these factors.

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The GAFE vs. MS Question For K-8

There is no box

A few more thoughts for Robert’s particular case study: Go all in with GAFE. Why support Exchange, AD and Office on the Instructional side if you are already paying in the Google playground? When you get to 1:1, 95% of your “users” will be in the classroom, go with the collaborative web based platform that works best for learning (that would be GAFE, in case you missed the hint). Upgrade those old teacher laptops.

Thoughts on CyberSafety

Rebecca Davies

Laptops and iPads have been rolled out in 1:1 programs, shared tech resources have been updated and are ready to go. For older children you may give case studies that have been in the news, but for younger children this certainly is not necessary.

Active Learning in the Math Classroom

techlearning

Students might learn through games, projects, debates, talking with peers, case studies, just-in-time teaching, or short demonstrations followed by class discussion. PHS teacher Jeff Rose introduces Google Classroom and Padlet to make students’ thinking more visible. Laptops ?

S’Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: FreshGrade, ScreenCastify, Quizlet Live

Edsurge

If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. At the middle school level, many of my students have wifi enabled personal smartphone devices and laptops. However, I liked the idea of broadcasting myself along with my PowerPoint/Google Slides presentations. Many of the options I found were for pay only, but Screencastify is a Google Chrome add-on.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

"In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) Tagged on: March 25, 2017 Puzzling out TSA's laptop travel ban | CNN → Says Bruce Schneier: "In the end, national security measures based on secret information require us to trust the government.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Anonymizing datasets is a practice fraught with challenges , especially in cases where data from multiple sources are combined. challenged her 8th- and 9th-grade students to put down their phones, laptops, tablets and video game consoles for the 11 Tuesdays of summer. But not in the case of our software." Tagged on: September 13, 2017 The Equifax hacks are a case study in why we need better data breach laws | Vox → Equifax handled a disastrous hack poorly.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Anonymizing datasets is a practice fraught with challenges , especially in cases where data from multiple sources are combined. challenged her 8th- and 9th-grade students to put down their phones, laptops, tablets and video game consoles for the 11 Tuesdays of summer. But not in the case of our software." Tagged on: September 13, 2017 The Equifax hacks are a case study in why we need better data breach laws | Vox → Equifax handled a disastrous hack poorly.

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