How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments


His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. The tablet reads out each letter, building your association between the raised dots and the alphabet. The company says they have been downloaded over 500,000 times by 25,000 users.

Video Observation Company Introduces Low-Tech Tripod Tool


“Whether educators are using smartphones or tablets for filming, the paper tripod is designed to work for most mobile devices popular today,” said Adam Geller, founder and CEO of Edthena

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

The CoolCatTeacher

A special Valentine's Day Episode of 10MT with Links to Tools and Tech I Use From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’m showing love to my dear teacher friends by just sharing all the tools and tips that have me excited right now.

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Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go


based company continued its streak of education announcements with the launch of the Surface Go , a version of the hybrid tablet that Microsoft aims to sell to schools. That same month, Google announced that it was working with Acer to create an education tablet made for Chrome OS, which starts at $329. Resurfacing the Microsoft’s Education Effort The education tablet was once the domain of Apple, whose iPads won headlines and statewide adoptions at the start of this decade.

Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets? Deciding what’s best for the nation’s schools

The Hechinger Report

Google’s first Chrome-powered tablet will create new competition for Apple, just as the company announced a new iPad , complete with augmented reality capability, the Apple pencil and a 10-hour battery. Both tablets will retail for $329. The post Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets?

?Ohio State Will Give Incoming Students iPads. But Do Tablet Programs Work?


In that same press release, Apple CEO Tim Cook is quoted as saying students will have access “to the incredible learning tools on iPad, as well as Apple’s new coding curriculum that teaches critical skills for jobs in some of the country’s fastest-growing sectors.” But do big tablet programs make sense nowadays? A smaller percentage own tablets. But they also document that there’s not a huge interest in using tablets more and more.”

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! 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.

This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class


Using wireless presentation tools by Vivi , an education-focused company founded in Australia, Gunn was able to mirror her tablet screen on the classroom screen and play YouTube clips directly through a hardwired receiver without slowing down the school’s wifi—or her students’ work. Because Vivi works with any device or platform, Gunn’s students are free to use their Apple laptops, Chrome tablets or Android smartphones.

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Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! 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.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

Most of us have seen these photographic tools in Snapchat (and now, Facebook) that let users take pictures of themselves and put funny graphic masks on their faces. First, 3D bear is a free download for smartphones and tablets. Got a smartphone or tablet?

Here Is What the Right Tools for Mixed Reality in the Classroom Look Like

EdTech Magazine

Here Is What the Right Tools for Mixed Reality in the Classroom Look Like. The future looks promising as educational technology companies rapidly build new immersive tools for the classroom. . Mixed Reality Classroom Tools Should Capture the ‘Wow’ .

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150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The challenge for many K-2 to teachers who have tablets in their classroom is finding the right app.

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What Makes a Great Data Assessment Tool?


In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Expert Spotlight Series Podcast, we welcome MIE Expert Mick Hellgren on the program to discuss a fantastic (FREE) tool from Microsoft called Power BI. The post What Makes a Great Data Assessment Tool?

Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects. Before I go into Project Pals’ many features, I should mention the feature that I’ve wished I could have forever in project-based tools. Built-in analysis tools are ready to add to your project.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


The promotion allows teachers and schools to test out the Bloomz Premium subscription, which offers exclusive tools to communicate and coordinate with their parent community, such as unlimited storage for teachers and administrators, engagement reports, premium calendar, and more.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( ) & ( ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement.

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How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

They’ll see that first screen Immediately on their phone or tablet. The instant feedback, ability to create multiple paths (or branches), embed videos, 3D characters, websites, and even 360 experiences make this tool immediately interactive and usable for students.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


will offer all of the features included in the beta version as well as new additions such as dynamically linked representations, additional types of graphing interactions, improved authoring tools, and more.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun video tool is a great way to engage students at the beginning of school. VICKI: Happy Ed Tech Tool Tuesday. TERYL: Vicki, Flipgrid is a newer tool. I’m all about the free tools for the teachers that I work with and I know you like to share free tools as well.

6 EdTech Tools for the Future Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

While we can’t predict what the future holds for EdTech tools, we can make educated guesses as to which resources will see success in years to come. Here are some EdTech tools already making an impact and others that show a lot of promise for what lies ahead.

How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'


She tried several options before jumping on a free trial of the wireless video streaming and screen mirroring technology by Vivi, an education-focused company founded in Australia. Stop by Booth 547 to learn how Vivi turns wireless screen mirroring into a powerful educational tool for the 21st-century classroom. Do you ever imagine how your practice might have been different had you had this tool? Wrangling technology can be maddening even in optimally designed classrooms.

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Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Instead of selecting many apps, many are now recommending just a few tools/protocols for how things are taught with edtech. Then, it becomes about the content and not the tools. Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet!

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

Start by exploring something new that you’d like to learn, but also you can set yourself up for future learning by taking the time to set up the apps and tools to make learning easy both this summer and when you go back to school.

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iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4: First Impressions on the Tablets That May Replace Your Laptop

Reading By Example

My interest in this technology stems from the promise both companies make: This is the tablet that will replace your laptop. Knowing the improved battery capacity of tablets, expecting at least a day of working on either device should not be a problem.

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

A sponsored review of a tool I'm using to teach programming From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There’s a curated list of tutorial videos from teachers about how they are using this tool, but here are some of my favorite highlights.

6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces #intelEdu2in1


Technology is a tool that will never replace good teaching. Wouldn’t it be nice if a company valued to support education beyond the physical device? Resources and tools need to be accessible and flexible. These tools are most helpful!

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

Given the points I’ve made already, I believe that formative assessment is one of the key tools for the 21st-century educator’s toolbox. GradeCam is a quick grading tool for formative AND summative assessment. What are Steven’s favorite formative assessment tools?

Unleash the Power of Storytelling With These New AR and VR Tools


Let’s explore some of the newest and best tools out there and see if we can’t get students to create their happily ever after. New VR Tools to Try. Using a mobile device or tablet, the student can start the story and look around the scene based on their interest, rather than the cameras focus. New AR Tools to Try. Once upon a time, the classrooms had four walls, dusty chalkboards and uncomfortable desks in straight little rows.

Google Launches New Feedback Tool ‘Course Kit’ to Eliminate Assignment Uploads


If so, a new tool from Google is looking to upend that practice—by connecting the LMS directly to Google Drive. Called Course Kit, the new tool, announced today, lets students upload their work by tapping into their Google Drive account. As of now it integrates with many learning management systems, specifically, ones that support the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard , such as Blackboard.

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Amazon Will Shut Down TenMarks and Its Digital Math and Writing Tools


Amazon will be sunsetting TenMarks and its online instructional tools, which were once at the forefront of the company’s K-12 digital education strategy. She emailed the company to learn that it was not. “It A company spokesperson wrote via email that “after a thorough review of TenMarks, we’ve made the difficult decision to no longer offer this service after June 30, 2019.” But the company gave no indication that it would close shop.

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A challenge with smaller computer screens, tablets, and smartphones is that screen real-estate seems to be shrinking. I don’t always have the time to slow down and get digital tools to work.

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10 Top Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas (and a Way to Save Money on Them)

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, I can share my favorite productivity tips and tools (as always) along with how to get them for yourself at your local Staples store. 3 – Huge Sticky Tablets of Paper and Markers of Many Colors. Chromebooks, Computers, Surface Tablets are all there.

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Metaverse–Education Game-changer

Ask a Tech Teacher

One tool that stands out in the creation and use of AR for Education is Metaverse. Download the app to your phone, tablet, or Chromebook. Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. .

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Chromebooks, Laptops and Tablets: Lids up or lids down. PC – Try the snipping tool or just press Alt+Ctrl+PrnSc and look in your picture folder. Jing – A simple free tool that does screenshots and screencasts on PC’s and Mac’s. Great tool for video!

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