8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. In addition to his work in schools, Richard has been a consultant to some of the largest companies in the educational technology industry.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Tyler – a 7th Grade App Builder Spurred on By Genius Hour

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor 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 Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor 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.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. 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

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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Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

Explore 3D Bear Now So, for example, if a student goes into Sketchup (formerly Google Sketchup) and you’ve added Sketchup’s STL extension, they can create or import items and then export them.

3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instructables On Shape Solid Works Tilt Brush by Google Blocks Gravity Sketch Tinkercad. 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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Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. The process of bringing maker education into formal and informal educational settings involves different approaches and strategies than in a more traditional educational setting. Maker Project Process.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

But what I haven’t seen is kids Googling anything to help them with this project. Her talent won her an internship with a company in Atlanta (she telecommuted as a sophomore and junior in high school.) There’s a reason why this Invention project is a Google-free zone.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

She’s helped the students find books in the library, and she has also helped them learn some ways to navigate ways to share their knowledge through Google Slides or Wixie. They have been using the ChromeBooks in our classroom to do Google searches. You could make a Google slide.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

I was a science educator, so I’m pretty comfortable and confident using technologies of all kinds, although the kids have really surpassed me when we start to get some of the newer tools that their using, particularly as part of their Maker Work.

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

When Google Docs came out, I stopped everything and let all of my classes experience it. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Literature Performance Odyssey with Drama and Student Leadership

The CoolCatTeacher

They did actually recommend — several of them set up Google Remind accounts, like remind.com, and they used Remind instead of a group chat. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

5 Ways to Bring Sustainable Food Understanding into Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

So, you could use a Google Map, for instance, and you start looking at how far food has traveled to get to you. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

So even if you’re not very comfortable with holding a live conference call via Skype or Google Hangouts, the cool thing about Flipgrid is that you can record video messages with your kids. I mean, I’ve used Skype just a little bit, and Google Docs maybe a little bit.

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Book Creator has long been a favorite app on the iPad, and now it’s available for Google Chrome. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

The CoolCatTeacher

We can bring Google Cardboard and our mobile phones into our classrooms (which I’ve certainly done, and it’s been very useful), but virtual reality is so much more. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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. You meet with your critique group to go over it, and you can do that virtually on Google Hangouts or Skype.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

I create a template or a hyperdoc in Google Doc. Complete the Google Doc. So I see which kids are coming into class, I’ll pull up the four or five Google Docs for all those kids. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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. But, one of the other benefits of Flipsnack is that you can create the books in something like Google Slides.

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5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Because they’re supposed to do this research, and they’re like, “If I can Google it?”. They can’t Google that! The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard. Some people are doing the Google Expeditions, and that’s great. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

This Amazing South Bronx School Grows 50,000 Pounds of Vegetables a Year

The CoolCatTeacher

They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

?The 10 Best AR Apps for Classrooms Using Apple’s New ARKit

Edsurge

While researching the possibilities, I’ve reached out to companies to see how they plan to make the technology that will one day rock our classrooms. By and large, I’ve found companies welcome feedback and ideas to make their programs more beneficial and successful for classroom use. We’re beginning to see this technology in the classroom and Google is making the same type of technology available soon to open the door for more AR in our classrooms. .

A Call to Remake the Maker Faire

Edsurge

Of all the learning trends of the past 20 years, one of the most sweeping and impactful has been the rise of the maker movement. Google, a newly public business, reported a mere $6 million in revenue at the end of 2005. So the maker movement started with adults.

Supporting self-directed learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Big companies and organisations have taken note of the hallmark benefits of employees that operate as a freelancers, and some have begun to experiment with a project-based (rather than silo- or pyramid-based) structure. Maker Spaces.

4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

eSchool News

On top of that, there is promise for continued education outside of the classroom; just look at Google’s recent $1B pledge over the next five years to help train Americans for jobs in technology. Maker spaces will gain popularity in K-12 schools in the U.S.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The ubiquity of Google search and its impact on curriculum knowledge demands. Maker Movement. The general success of Google as a platform model (Classroom, Music, YouTube, Search, Chromebooks, Chrome OS, etc.). 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

The Principal of Change

He has spent the last two months interviewing experts throughout the maker movement with the goal of creating a self-paced course for anyone who wants to design a makerspace. Supportive community of fellow teacher-makers? She had a maker mindset. He had a maker mindset.

#FETC 2015 Recap

The Electric Educator

The maker movement is growing I can''t tell you how many sessions there were on 3D Printing, makerspaces, tinkering, hacking, etc. The vendor hall was filled with products and companies supporting and connected with the maker movement.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying). The Maker Movement. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told.

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