23 Earth Day Activities, Resources, Web Sites, & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find Google Earth Lesson Plans and Projects here. The American Museum of Natural History’s Ecology Disrupted section has lesson plans and resources, including a database of teacher created case studies. Microsoft has 81 ecological experts to Skype for free. Take a virtual reality field trip with Google Cardboard ! The Google Cardboard app for iOS and Android has different virtual reality adventures to explore nature and the world​​​.

Schools and Colleges Try Virtual Reality Science Labs. But Can VR Replace a Cadaver?

Edsurge

When Case Western Reserve University launches a new health education campus with the Cleveland Clinic next year, one feature will be conspicuously absent. Google has partnered with science education company Labster to create an online biology degree program with virtual reality labs. Microsoft's partnership with Pearson includes HoloChemistry for primary, secondary and college students, and HoloPatient for nursing students. Students will use Google’s Daydream VR technology.

Passwords, Permissions and Student Data—How One District Got Account Provisioning Right

Edsurge

Like many K-12 districts, Norwalk uses Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD), which allows administrators to assign policies and deploy software across the entire school district. Case Study: Clay County School District. The district plans to use it as a hub that automatically connects disparate data sources—including student information systems (SISs) and human resources—to one or multiple directories, such as Microsoft’s AD, Azure/O365, and Google.

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

Edsurge

Now students are using Google Classroom. They’re using robotics software, animation software, Google Drawings, Microsoft One Note. Case Study: Technology director rallies behind SSO at 3 NY districts. “A ball of crazy!”

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.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Pupils can continue their studies away from the classroom using the environment too. In this type of strategy both participants are present in physical space, with an element of student flexibility and control over time, place, path and pace of study.

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 23, 2017 Microsoft Teams Expands to Office 365 Education Users | Redmondmag.com → Unlike the business rollout, Microsoft Teams will arrive in a turned-off state by default for Office 365 Education tenants.

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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 23, 2017 Microsoft Teams Expands to Office 365 Education Users | Redmondmag.com → Unlike the business rollout, Microsoft Teams will arrive in a turned-off state by default for Office 365 Education tenants.

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In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

eSchool News

There are certification tracks on Google, Microsoft, Apple, SMART, among other topics, like online assessment, STEM, ELA, Math, Social Studies, and PBL.

AV that Makes the Grade

techlearning

Here is a sample of case studies that illustrate how AV can turn K-12 spaces into student-driven hubs. Interactive display solutions like the Microsoft Surface Hub and Google Jamboard are popular on the enterprise level; in K-12, affordability and scale are critically important.

(Marketing) Virtual Reality in Education: A History

Hack Education

In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus VR , Google released its Cardboard viewer, and Playstation announced it was working on a VR gaming headset – these have all been interpreted in turn as signs that virtual reality will soon be mainstream.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Atlantic : “An Israeli American Teen Has Been Arrested in the JCC Bomb Threats Case.” ” “How to Con Black Law Students: A Case Study” – Elie Mystal in The New York Times on a partnership between the HBCU Bethune-Cookman and the for-profit Arizona Summit Law School. Via Google’s blog : “ Howard University opens a new campus at the Googleplex.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” And the latest on the court case/Trump University scandal: Via NPR : “ Texas Governor Linked To Trump University Fraud Case.” ” Via the AP : “ Florida AG asked Trump for donation before nixing fraud case.” “ Light Sentence for Brock Turner in Stanford Rape Case Draws Outrage.” ” Also via The New York Times : “Judge Aaron Persky Under Fire for Sentencing in Stanford Rape Case.”

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

” “Taking action,” in this case, meant releasing some case studies and posting a notice on the Federal Register about how a competitive grant program could provide a more “innovative” way to build assessments. “Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google Are Fighting a War for the Classroom,” Edutechnica wrote in June , with a look at how many colleges have adopted their competing “pseudo-LMSes.”