8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

In addition to his work in schools, Richard has been a consultant to some of the largest companies in the educational technology industry. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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CDI’s Chromebook Division Reaches Milestone by Supporting more than 2,000 School and District Initiatives

techlearning

Chicago IL –March 26, 2018 – Chromebooks are an affordable and popular solution for schools adopting 1:1 programs. CDI Computer Dealers is a one-stop-shop for schools’ Chromebook initiatives. Chromebook The Wire

Meet Your Staff Where They Are: Streamlining with Google Classroom

Fractus Learning

Announcements and to-do lists are sent, files are shared, and companies and associations sell their products and services. I can cover those questions during our first staff meeting, so send those questions my way! Information is sent to educators daily through email.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks

eSchool News

After years of using Chromebooks alongside its traditional laptops, school leaders were anticipating lightning-fast boot up times from their new investments. Until recently, the district fielded a number of complaints about the small screen size of students’ 11-inch Chromebooks.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Specifically, I’ll mention features of Screencastify , the tool I recommend for students to use for Google Chrome or Chromebooks. (If This is great for math teachers and can turn your Chromebook into a very simple way of ensuring that you understand how students are working problems.

4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve found a tool that can help with inquiry-based learning, nonfiction reading, and meeting standards: Kids Discover Online. Those of you wanting to quickly meet a standard will be thankful for this approach.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura: So I used to do literacy task boards on paper, which is basically — while I meet quickly a group for guided reading, this is what the rest of the students are doing — so there a lot of different choices on the choice board.

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XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

This unit teaches about fire while meeting Next Generation Science Standards. As it has been noted, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), the creator of Xplorlabs, is a global safety science company. Assessment Chromebooks Common Core Education Game Based Learning How to Guides.

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Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

She also uses this for professional development for teachers when she’s preparing to meet them on-site. You could then turn and go on to respond and say, “Teryl, it’s so nice to meet you.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

These were the pressing questions of the time – a time 8-months after the release of the first iPad and 6-months before the release of the first Chromebook. However, it was the Chromebook (2011) that truly revolutionized 1:1.

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6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

The CoolCatTeacher

Nobody really wants to carry the Chromebook or a laptop with you. It works really good for reminding parents about meetings that we have. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. But also on iPads and on Chromebooks that have the Play Store enabled, which is where education Chromebooks are going.

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7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. They’ll have to meet certain criteria.

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

And then, of course, we take a picture, and we Tweet it out, and they’re recognized in their Morning Meeting, and things like that. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

It used to be that most devices in schools were desktop machines of either the Windows or Apple varieties, but recently many schools have been switching to mobile devices like the iPad or web-based devices like the Chromebook. Chromebooks are simple to use and easy to setup and manage, but the software is limited to web applications that run in an Internet browser. When technologies are new, they often underperform at meeting customers’ needs.

SkoleTube Extends WeVideo Partnership by Five Years Thanks to Overwhelming Success in Danish Classrooms

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WeVideo is entirely cloud-based, supports all current Microsoft, Apple, and Google operating systems, and is always up-to-date and readily accessible from any mobile device, laptop, desktop, tablet, and increasingly popular Chromebooks.

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

The lack of technology use in my classrooms is a shame considering I am in Oakland, one of the most innovative cities with an influx of tech companies. Next, I’d try to identify which products would meet my needs and how to access them.

Why some schools pay $100 more for the same iPads

eSchool News

In a session titled “Begging for Disruption: Ed-Tech Procurement,” Levy and the other panelists discussed the problems that school districts have in discovering, evaluating, and buying technology products that meet their specific needs.

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Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, Michael Horn used the theory of modularity and interdependence to explain why Google’s Chromebooks are stealing market share in K–12 education device sales from Apple and Microsoft.

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K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

With so many school districts going one-to-one with tablets or laptops , libraries are the new meeting space for tech-enabled teamwork. Libraries may apply annually through the federal Universal Service Administrative Company for eligible components to bolster high-speed internet. . K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:56. Today’s school libraries are being reinvented.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. So you’ve got the writing standard, but they may actually meet the standard without written expression?

Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad

Edsurge

That was how bubbly Apple employees, decked out in the green-and-yellow outfits that matched the colors of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, welcomed arrivals to the company’s highly-anticipated education event this morning. That Apple chose this selective magnet school as the site for its latest product showcase—rather than, say, the San Francisco Moscone Center or its Cupertino headquarters—reflects the company’s renewed focus on the education market. “We

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School districts are going into debt to keep up with technology

The Hechinger Report

In a combined biology/literature class, students at James Lick High School complete assignments using school-supplied Chromebooks. At James Lick High School the slate-gray Chromebooks are ubiquitous.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

At the heart of formative assessment is the underlying goal of meeting students where they are in their learning,” notes an anonymous study from Digital Promise. However, companies are developing adaptive learning and formative assessment tools quickly to keep up with the growing interest.

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Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)

Edsurge

Twelve years ago, Amplify CEO Larry Berger and I wrote about the “ pareto distribution ” of companies in the K-12 sector. Most revenue was generated by a few winner-take-all companies, then there was a long tail of subscale operators. Supply of new companies has reached a fever pitch.

Impero Education Pro, SMART partner on classroom management

eSchool News

Students are learning on iPads, Chromebooks, SMART Boards, smartphones – whatever device is available and fits the activity,” said Greg Estell, president, Education Solutions, SMART Technologies. “As Partnership brings added functionality and platform support to SMART Sync customers.

3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

In December, the district won a $15,000 grant from Cellcom, a local cellphone company. Families must meet other criteria as well, such as no outstanding bills or existing Internet service. Learning On-the-Go : Part of the federal E-rate program , Learning On-the-Go is a pilot program that helps schools fund wireless Internet connectivity for mobile learning devices such as tablets, Chromebooks, or laptops.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

It was critical that school districts “get a handle on” digital tools and subscriptions in an attempt to streamline and create efficiencies in their districts that can lead to measurable improvements and learning outcomes while balancing student privacy and meeting annual budget.

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CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

was preparing to deploy one-to-one Chromebooks a few years ago, the amount of professional development and training needed for educators was overwhelming. During this meeting, Douglas said that the coaches also collaborated on an instructional mission for the teachers in the district. In order to meet this vision, Douglas said Tulare needed to find an option for professional development that was easy for teachers to engage in.

What’s New

techlearning

Teachers and administrators are empowered with tools that meet the needs of everyone for any sized school. QwertyTown is One Roster compatible and has partnered with Clever to offer Auto Sync, Google SSO, sign-in with badges, Chromebook auto login and more.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

For most teachers I know, life zooms by, filled with lesson planning, meetings, classes, collaborations with their grade-level team, parent meetings, and thinking.

Higher ed conference survival guide – 13 tips to make your time count

Nureva

It might be seeing the tech advancements on display every year, from companies large and small. For example, if you’re heading to Denver this month for EDUCAUSE, the EDUCAUSE app lets you schedule meetings and message other conference attendees.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

Edsurge

A year later, in their second grade, Google launched the first Chromebooks. Being connected, as is required to get iPads and Chromebooks up and running, is assumed. million new students have been connected to high-speed access since 2013, and 98 percent of school districts now meet the Federal Communications Commission’s 100 kpbs/student goal for internet access, there remain 2.3 One overused catchphrase in education is that learning should be “student-centered.”

Google’s Education Suite is Still Free, but New Add-Ons For Administrators Come With a Fee

Edsurge

That’s why the company’s announcing new add-on tools for school administrators that come at a price. Administrators are also able to dial-in to video meetings, record and upload them to Google Drive—a new feature for business and education users. Rochelle noted that schools pay the company a fee for software that helps them manage their students’ Chromebooks. “We

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs. Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. .

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Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers

EdTech Magazine

Large technology companies are beginning to see the benefits as well. Community Unit School District 300 , located northwest of Chicago, needed to make sure its data center could handle the influx of new science, technology, engineering and math labs and one-to-one ASUS Chromebooks. “We

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Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

Nearly a dozen entrepreneurs we talked to said they each received upwards of 20 emails from investment banking groups, inviting them to meetings in private suites. Almost all of the PreK to 12 programming clustered in the Little America hotel, while the post-secondary, workforce training and company suites clustered in the more opulent Grand America across the street. Take Blackboard , which has bought 15 companies since 2014. Bankers, lawyers, researchers and policymakers.