EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

EdTech definitions every teacher should know. Best Online Definition – The Virtual Reality Society : “A three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. Examples include automated stock trading software and automated cars.

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Chromebooks - definitely awesome for education

Educational Technology Guy

Back in May of 2012, I wrote about Google Chromebooks and how they were great for education. You can do anything - there is a web app to match pretty much any software and they even work offline and you can now run some Android apps on them. You can also view, edit and create Office documents right inside Google Drive on a Chromebook. Google Apps for Education - great apps that work perfectly with Chromebooks. And Google provides excellent support.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

If you do a Google image search for “classroom,” you’ll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks , with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher. Davis argues that educational software is no exception.

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.

This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks

eSchool News

Using device-agnostic software called Neverware, districts are breathing new life into old laptops. It was definitely an improvement (in speed) over what we were dealing with.”. After installing the software, she says boot-up times shrank to 12 seconds and battery life doubled.

Testing Wavebox for Google Inbox (and More)

ProfHacker

Wavebox has definitely become my day-to-day means for accessing Inbox. Reviews Software all things google gmail inboxBack in 2015 Tim Lepczyk wrote about organizing email using Inbox , a new interface for Gmail.

Text a Lot from iOS? Why You Might Want to Try Google’s GBoard

ProfHacker

Last week, though, Google managed to release a keyboard that is simultaneously useful and not creepy: Gboard. GBoard does four things, each of which is in principle a great addition to typing on iOS: Integrated Google search from the virtual keyboard.

Gearing Up for Hour of Code (GTT030)

Ditch That Textbook

Coding — the language used to create apps, computer software, anything on the Internet, etc. — is definitely […]. Google Teacher Tribe coding cs first edtech educational technology future ready g suite g suite for education google teacher tribe hour of code scratch

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. Even in their early conversations about Howard West, officials at Google planned to expand the program to other institutions.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

Edsurge

In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. Today, Google Maps is an open ecosystem for accurate, real-time geospatial and navigation data. Last updated in 2007, the international standards body has defined a data model for describing, referencing, and sharing competency definitions, primarily in the context of online and distributed learning.

The demise of Google’s Project Ara and modularity in computing

The Christensen Institute

From a business model point of view, Google could enable an ecosystem where modules could be provided by multiple third parties, collecting platform rents and expanding the market to potential nonconsumers on the basis of price reduction and customization. Google stated that Project Ara was being designed to be utilized by six billion people , including one billion current smartphone users, five billion feature phone users, and one billion future users not currently connected.

A Quick Look at the New GMail

ProfHacker

Last week, Google released an update to GMail. It’s been getting a lot of digital ink in the tech world, including pieces at ZDNet , Slashgear , and PCWorld — and that’s definitely an illustrative rather than and exhaustive list, as a quick search will show.

Write! App for Academic Writing: A Review

ProfHacker

George brought this up way back in 2010 with the “ magic software ” idea. The interface is pretty slick, definitely minimalist but not as minimalist as some (FocusWriter, for example, though you can turn UI elements on and off). Are you looking for some new magic software?

What Skills Do Google, Pinterest, and Twitter Employees Think Kids Need To Succeed?

Edsurge

Here's the start to an interesting story: a Google program manager, a Twitter engineer, and a Pinterest employee walk into a bar. In today’s day and age, Google, Twitter and Pinterest are three of the largest employers in the United States and internationally. Alexandrea (Drea) Alphonso: I’m a Program Manager on the Google for Education team, responsible for bringing Google solutions, products, and programs to K-12 school districts.

Chrome (Browser and Chromebook) Extensions - my favorites and recommendations

Educational Technology Guy

I am a heavy user of Google Apps including Chrome and Chromebooks. Title of extension links to Google Play store. goo.gl , the Google URL shortener - shorten URLs, and share with many different services! Google Translate features and languages.

Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy: Students need to develop both

Neo LMS

In my last post we explored surprising findings that many recent high school graduates (and by definition digital natives) arrive in the workplace or college, without sufficient computer skills. Students are bad at Google search. Basic software functionality: Not so great.

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Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom

Neo LMS

In my previous post we explored the origins and definitions of digital humanities and covered a few examples of how the techniques are being applied in higher education. Google also has great story mapping software, called My Maps.

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.

What is a digital classroom?

EdTech4Beginners

A digital classroom is one which mostly or indeed wholly relies on electronic devices and software. In my class we definitely have a balance of technology and ‘non-technology’! We use Google Classroom as our core online communication tool.

Firefox Add-On Protects Against (Most) Facebook Tracking

ProfHacker

In December, frustrated with Chrome’s bloat and Google’s constant hoovering of data, Ryan recommended giving the newest version of Firefox , the so-called Firefox Quantum browser, a try.

The new Chromebook Pixel - a "super" Chromebook that I really want, and you should too

Educational Technology Guy

Google recently announced the new version of it''s flagship chromebook , the Chromebook Pixel. The Pixel has the best hardware, software and design and is a showpiece and test device to see what works and what can be done with Chrome OS. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

5 steps for implementing a 1:1 program

Neo LMS

Definitely not. Going Google… or Microsoft… or Apple. Google, Microsoft and Apple are really just the big players of the industry, but you’ll find many more options if you look beyond them.

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PDFs - lots of tools and resources for working with them

Educational Technology Guy

The format is a great way to share files since every operating system, including mobile devices, has free software available to read the files. Google Apps and Google Chrome can also display PDF files and you can download Docs, Sheets, and Slides files as PDF.

Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

Educational Technology Guy

Here are some tips and links to web apps: Remember - we shouldn’t teach software (ie Word, Excel) we should teach skills, like writing, using spreadsheets and graphs, etc. When reading on a Chromebook, the student can easily search for the definition for an unknown word instead of struggling.

Guest post: How to learn computer science at a summer school

EdTech4Beginners

The richest companies in the world are IT companies or companies related to software. Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook. Here are two very important tips that you will definitely want to follow: Cramming is bad ­– Cramming is bad, at least for computer science, because the world of computer science is only good when you are actually implementing what you learned.

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Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2016 Version

Educational Technology Guy

I'm a huge user of Google Apps and Evernote. I can do anything on it - email, web browsing, Google Apps, Evernote, messaging, photos, musics, etc. I like it, but I like LG's software and screen size better. Google Apps - for both work and home.

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. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Why waste it with standard Google Start Page? Try Shelfit from EdTech Software.

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The Process of Self-Publishing Using Kindle Direct Publishing

Tech Helpful

I imported them into Google Drive. I opened a Google Doc and anywhere I wanted an illustration, I would pull it into Google Draw to add it. My definition of innovation has always been "the intersection of need and passion under an umbrella of creativity."

The video wall on college campuses in 2017

Bryan Alexander

Software allows interactivity and perhaps other functions, depending on the package. Additionally, the display can easily connect with FLUX HPC and offers many common software packages for researchers, designers, and programmers.

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

Neo LMS

Learning management systems are software products that are designed to make compartmentalising, reinforcing, supporting and delivering online classes easy, and time efficient. There is a small issue we need to briefly look at: Definitions.

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The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design

Catlin Tucker

For teachers without access to virtual reality equipment and software, there are virtual online tours like the ones offered by the Smithsonian National of Natural History Museum or the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) interactive destination tour for kids.

This Father Built an App to Level the Playing Field for Struggling Readers

Edsurge

Venkat Ratnam So Ratnam left his 23-year career as a professional services leader for software companies to create a solution that would help his children and others. A dictionary might help, as would firing up Google to search for definitions, images or videos. That’s when his software experience and the time spent earning a master’s degree in computer applications kicked in.

11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

The term “workaround” became popular in the latter half of the 20 th century as a method to circumvent a software problem but today, it applies any time you need to find an unusual and creative solution to a problem. #5:

Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

For another, they’re high-definition displays. Typically, free from licensing fees and software/hardware agnostic. Stunning, High Definition Visuals – Even in Well-lit Rooms. ViewBoard Software Provides Tools for Effective Teaching.

Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

User Generated Education

Assignment Goal: In order to develop a solid background about the definitions and intent related to the Sustainable Development Goals, you will do research using the resources above and/or from your own research. Frame for 21st Century Learning Definitions.