Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been asked about the podcasting equipment setup and software that we use on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. Software. I export a single mp3 for my transcriptionist, Kymberli for her to work on and paste in Google Docs. Then she puts it in the Google Doc.

Google Course Builder - create your own online courses

Educational Technology Guy

Google Course Builder is a new resource from Google that allows you to create your own online courses. Google used it to create their Power Searching with Google online course. It has all of the software and instructions for creating an online course. Your course can contain lesson materials, student activities, and assessments. There are also instructions for integrating other Google products into your course.

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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. We also have adopted the Google Suite for Education and have a Learning Management System.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

As technology changes and schools upgrade software, add new apps, change hardware or operating systems, and more, faculty, staff and students need training and support. GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free.

Turning your face-to-face class into an online course [Part 3]

Neo LMS

In this final post of the mini series we’ll explore the technologies available to help turn your face-to-face (F2F) class into an online course. Obviously technology plays a huge role in translating your content into an online course.

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3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). Higher test scores could be caused by things other than the online software like great teaching. Most software is drastically underused by schools.

Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant’s Be Internet Awesome campaign now includes a free course for teachers. Classroom Digital Citizenship Game-based Learning Gamification Internet Management Software Training

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course.

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Texthelp Announces Teach for Google - free PD to help educators use Google Edu

Educational Technology Guy

Texthelp, a language and literacy support software company, has just announced Teach for Google , a new, online, professional development resource for educators. It is designed to help educators use Google Apps for Education to increase student achievement.

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How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can edit images inside Google Docs and Slides? In just a few clicks, you and your students can add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Google Slides !

Exploring Google Sheets

ProfHacker

Apparently Google released this feature over a year ago, but only recently did I notice the “Explore” button in Google Sheets — likely because, for whatever reason, Google decided to call it to my attention by splashing a notice over the lower right quadrant of my browser window.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

iterating toward openness

In this vision of the world, OER replace traditionally copyrighted, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses. It might lead one to ask: after two decades and dozens of hundreds of millions of dollars, how many university courses can be taught using OER today? To try to answer this question, I did a quick count of the titles listed in the Open Textbook Library , which is the biggest referatory of “whole course OER” that I’m aware of.

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Collecting Student Work with Google Forms

ProfHacker

When I teach my writing course each fall, I have my students use Google Documents so that it’s easy to see an essay’s development over time. What makes this feature so useful to me, though, is that Google Forms creates a folder corresponding to the form.

Part 1: Lousy, Inflexible Course Content

The Electric Educator

While I wouldn''t say we have completely overcome this challenge, we have found a pretty neat way to customize our courses using Google Sites. The collaborative nature of Google Sites allows a team to work on a lesson simultaneously without the need of expensive or complicated software.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks for Schools

Educational Technology Guy

Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks https://www.google.com/edu/ How does Google Apps and Chromebooks compare to Apple or Microsoft inside the classroom? Google Apps and Chromebooks are extremely easy to use. Google Classroom i s a game-changer…it allows teachers to share resources and communicate with students, distribute, collect and grade assignments, and so much more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Whether synchronous online course activities meet accessibility guidelines may depend on how you use them.

IT Bill

Using such tools as Google Hangouts, Skype, Zoom, etc. can add an element of interactivity and engagement to the online course that might otherwise be missing. to be read by screen-reader software. CC-BY Public.Resource.Org on Flickr.

GCFLearnFree - free online learning about lots of topics

Educational Technology Guy

GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free online courses free resources

Google, Expanding on HBCU Pilot, Launches ‘Tech Exchange’ to Boost Diversity in Industry

Edsurge

That’s the impetus behind Tech Exchange, Google’s latest effort to increase diversity in tech and make its own company look more like its users. based HBCU, in Google’s Mountain View, California headquarters to learn first-hand the skills and concepts they’d been studying in class. Participating students received course credit and a living stipend. Even in their early conversations about Howard West, officials at Google planned to expand the program to other institutions.

17 Little-Known Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Using Google in the Classroom

Edsurge

Here’s a slightly Orwellian way to check whether your students may have plagiarized part of their essays: the Chrome extension Draftback , which plays back the revision history of any Google doc you can edit—down to the keystroke. That was just one of the many extensions, add-ons and hacks for the Google ecosystem shared at a pair of sessions packed to the rafters at the Spring CUE 2018 conference in Palm Springs, Calif.

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All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Edsurge

Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. Frontline Education , a provider of K-12 data software, is developing a new feature (or “skill”) for Alexa that allows administrators to access data, such as teacher evaluation reports and employment rates, through voice-activated commands. McGraw-Hill introduces a new English language arts software for grades 2-7 called Redbird Language Arts & Writing.

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When the Technology Changes on You

ProfHacker

and all of our shared work was on Google Drive. I couldn’t get any work done because Google Drive was down. Two ways to protect against this include saving important documents offline (Google Docs has those options on the computer and on apps).

Write! App for Academic Writing: A Review

ProfHacker

George brought this up way back in 2010 with the “ magic software ” idea. There are some basic researching tools—Google, Thesaurus, and Wikipedia—that are frankly pretty useless for academic writing but could be useful for more general copy writing or blog posting.

Secrets for Fun, Engaging Computer Science that Changes Kids Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses is today’s sponsor From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorsChoose.org projects. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

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What the New Features in Google Vault Mean to K-12 Administrators

Gaggle Speaks

Some new Google Vault features likely caught the eye of K-12 technology directors and email administrators. The biggest announcement that certainly got our attention was that Vault is now able to retain data in Google Drive. Google set storage limits for all of their users.

Thinking about Google Arts and Culture’s “Is your portrait in a museum?”

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember that the Google Arts and Culture App was selected as an AASL Best App for 2017. ” feature uses facial recognition to connect your own selected selfie to a Google Arts and Culture doppelganger, a look-alike from among its millions of collected portraits. Developed by the Paris-based nonprofit Google Cultural Institute, the app leverages the powers of thousands of partner museums and organizations to share millions of works of art.

From EdCamps to Google, 11 Professional Development Offerings for Teachers This Summer

Edsurge

A Big Tech Summer Whether you are Google “certified” or Apple “distinguished” there is always more to learn about those endless software updates from the tech giants. They explore ways to engage students aged 5-18 (with their new iPad of course). Meanwhile, the folks over at Google are honing in on Arizona. Media Literacy Gurus #RealNews PBS is offering educators a chance to take free media literacy courses this summer.

Cross-platform Calendar Management with Sunrise

ProfHacker

Last week I fielded a question from someone who was having difficulty syncing calendar events between her Google account and her iOS device. She was finding that events were syncing only one way, which of course was problematic.

Great Apps to Connect to Your Google Drive

Kyle Pace

Google Drive is fantastic for many reasons. The “out of the box” uses for Google Drive are what makes it great – Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings. When you first go to their site you will click the Connect with Google Drive button on the home page.

Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft

Edsurge

Google in June announced an. Amazon and Microsoft’s cloud services both offer education programs, and now Google Cloud wants a part in shaping future computer scientists — and probably whatever they come up with using the tool. “We We want computer science students and faculty to experience Google Cloud Platform and learn what’s possible when you apply cloud computing to tough problems, just like we do at Google,” says Bram Bout, director of Google for Education.

Google Maps for Degrees? How One College Plans to Chart Out Student Pathways

Edsurge

Gone are the days when a college advisor’s main duty was to help students choose their major and register for courses. Currently underway at the Oregon college are efforts to build interactive degree maps—which are expected to officially launch in December—that will act somewhat like a Google Maps to help students visualize and chart out their four-year plan. Swipe one direction and see all upcoming courses, then zoom in and plan for the next term.

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

Google has been working to bridge the gap between the tablet and laptop by allowing us to use Android apps on a Chromebook. Google sent me one of these to demo during one of my ISTE presentations, but I had to return it to Google (sad face). Update your Chromebook software.

Interactive Fiction and Twine at Computers & Writing

ProfHacker

Notes and resource links from our workshop are, in classic DH tradition, collected in this Google Doc along with the full list of participants and their Twitter handles. Software Teaching games games in the classroom interactive fiction twine

Build a Speedy, Dynamic Class Website Using Markdown, RStudio, and Github Pages

ProfHacker

Aleszu outlines a method for using Google Docs and R Markdown to build a dynamic menu-driven course website , a method I adapted to make the course website/syllabus for my Reading and Writing in the Digital Age class this fall. On your new GitHub account, of course!

Better Presentations with Sway

ProfHacker

I did them in Google Sides and they are…boring. First off, Sway does not (yet) play nice with Google Apps or Dropbox; of course it wants you to use the Microsoft cloud-based service. Do you see Sway as a possible replacement for your current presentation software?

Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you like these ideas, take one of my courses (CE credit or graduate course credit for a CSU Master of Education ) or check out my books. For the past years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years conducted interviews with my toddler, Savvy.

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Discover Rambox: Manage All Your Apps in One

ProfHacker

” Now, when I saw “app,” I assumed it would work on my phone, but it was not on Google Play store, so when I went to their website, I discovered it was an app for Windows, Mac and Linux. Reviews Software Rambox social media management

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Is the hardware & software compatible? Keep your software up-to-date. Is the hardware & software compatible? Building on this, it is also really important to make sure your software and hardware are compatible and work in harmony to make teaching as easy as possible.

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How to Use YouTube Live Streaming for Free Lecture Capture

ProfHacker

When I first heard that Google was discontinuing Hangouts on Air, I panicked. That will take you down the rabbit-hole of needing an encoder and downloading additional software. I often use the course code and date. Software Teaching hangouts on air lecture capture youtube live

Color Enhancer Extension for Chrome

ProfHacker

Google recently added a new Chrome browser extension called Color Enhancer which allows users to set up a customized color filter that, when the extension is enabled, is applied to all web pages viewed in Chrome. Software accessibility browser chrome color color-blind extensions