8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try.

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7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart , talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19.

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How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor : Urkund Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

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How to Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Scott saves her school tens of thousands as they make their yearbook with Google Slides. Let’s dig into making yearbooks with Google Slides! Create a low-cost, printed yearbook with Google Slides by Jennifer Scott [Blog Post].

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Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. 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. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard.

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Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. So some of my favorites are obviously Google Classroom — I mean, when Google came out with Classroom, they really knocked it out of the park. Right now a class in Belgium — we are preparing them to have a Google hangout with them.

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Top Google News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year’s conference highlighted so many ways to use Google to engage learners and make grading, assessment, feedback, pbl, gamification, student engagement, collaboration, student choice, and student voice easy to do! I have shared a list of Google Gurus in this post.

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Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year’s conference was filled with so many exciting announcements by technology companies. 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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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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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today? The cost, plus it’s easy manageability and durability, made Chromebooks a main player in the edtech game.

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Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday. And the one thing that Flipsnack cannot do it … it cannot be worked on simultaneously like Google docs where two students can work on it at once.

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Google Expands K-12 Footprint, Acquires STEM-Focused Company Workbench

Marketplace K-12

Google has acquired Workbench, an online platform that aims to help students with maker projects and other STEM lessons. The post Google Expands K-12 Footprint, Acquires STEM-Focused Company Workbench appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 career technical education Curriculum / Digital Curriculum edtech Google maker spaces Makerspace/Making STEM

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. Edtech developers should take note. So which is better, Apple Maps or Google Maps?

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20 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school

Ditch That Textbook

Companies want it to learn about their customers. Teachers and students have their own data gathering and tracking tool that’s free and easy to learn — Google Forms. Google [.]. Everyone wants data. Schools want it to track student performance.

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3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. An EdTech Startup that Actually Gets It. When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do?

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge

Edsurge

Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. Lim will lean on Google’s experts to refine that system.

Help! This Edtech Company Says It Uses AI. (What Does That Mean? What Should I Ask?)

Edsurge

Like with many other edtech tools, you will want to evaluate the product by having someone you trust (yourself or a colleague) test the product, looking not so much for errors as for general utility and value. Certain AI-powered edtech tools can be limited in that they only work with a narrow set of curriculum materials, prompts or questions. Most successful AI companies leverage their users to label data, often unconsciously through the user experience.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Drive [link]. Google Calendar [link]. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post and podcast episode” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?

Edsurge

Specifically, he tried to get into some of the learning and student management systems built by Blackboard and Follett, which are two of the most widely used edtech systems in the country. EdSurge: The student reported the security holes to both companies.

Finding the Right Talent to Build an Edtech Company That Is Loved and Lasts

Edsurge

Not every company can be Facebook or Google, offering free catered meals and colorful open spaces, but there are ways to build positive work environments with productive and happy employees on a smaller budget. Building Up Values For some companies, mission statements only live on a web page. But if you ask Whitehead, what’s more important is for a company to go beyond just determining and posting its goals and values.

How Edtech Companies Blur the Lines Between Commercial and Research Data

Edsurge

Stories pointing to secretive consumer tracking policies and privacy violations from companies like Facebook and Google have stirred further outcries, and education companies are not immune to criticisms either. However, drawing that line may be difficult as education technology companies increasingly hire researchers to analyze data on product usage to drive further improvements—thus blurring the lines between research and commercial data collection.

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What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Yet, with excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.

Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

Wisewire

Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced. As part of Google, we will be better positioned to achieve this mission.”. in Google’s announcement. Original Article Source: [link].

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

The second conflict-of-interest related news story (set of stories, really) involves New America and Google/ Eric Schmidt. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.). EdTech News News news

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Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips

Educational Technology Guy

Google+ is Google''s social network. I use it to connect to other educators, IT directors, EdTech personnel, tech companies and edtech groups. Here is a great cheat sheet with shortcuts and tips for using Google+. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Can This Be the K-12 Edtech Marketplace That Finally Succeeds?

Edsurge

To do that, it is partnering with Games and Learning , a for-profit company, to build a new marketplace for online educational materials, particularly games. Generic app stores offered by Apple and Google can be difficult to navigate, even within their education sub-category.

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Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom. District IT offices were taking on the same tasks as Fortune 500 companies without the ability to implement them as effectively.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Similarly, Ann Linson, Superintendent, East Noble School Corporation, IN, said that understanding the total cost also means having a focus for the edtech initiative.

?Learning Equality Scores $5M From Google To Bring Edtech Offline

Edsurge

Content can also be transferred via USB) In addition to financial support, Google will also provide grantees with expertise and technical support. For Kolibri, which is slated to go live summer 2017, Google engineers will spend four weeks working with Learning Equality’s product team on tasks such as UX/UI, content integration and video compression.The company will offer guidance around marketing and internal training strategies.

How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12

Edsurge

Meanwhile, billions of dollars have been spent on edtech by these same school communities. Today’s edtech market is radically fragmented. And edtech companies cater to this fragmentation in their product design and marketing.

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Google for Education Selects Frontier for “Media Literacy Apps on Chromebooks” Program

eSpark

eSpark Learning is proud to announce that Frontier has been selected for Google for Education’s " Media Literacy Apps on Chromebooks " program. Google for Education is empowering classrooms across the country to explore the online world with safety and confidence. We're thrilled to be selected by Google for this exciting partnership,” says David Vinca, Founder and CEO of eSpark Learning. This is the third content bundle that Google for Education has launched to date.

What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

This is the third post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. A few months ago, Google Helpouts —a barely two-year-old effort to connect users to on-demand experts via video chat—folded.

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