Make the Most of Accelerator Demo Days and Improve Your Chance of Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

An ed-tech company CEO shares the pros and cons of demo day, and how to use these presentation as a springboard for investment and impact. The post Make the Most of Accelerator Demo Days and Improve Your Chance of Success appeared first on Market Brief.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Perhaps you’re wondering how more than 150 apps can be inside one? The Really Good Stuff team has curated the best apps in education for the K-2 to classroom — all in one place.

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Video Demo: Using Google Sites as Student and Teacher Portfolios | #TechEducator Podcast

TeacherCast

Learn how to create student and teacher portfolios using Google Sites. For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com ([link] Many great ways to participate in the TechEducator Podcast. Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast! *

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Students who use Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, iPads, or any other device can now create books with this versatile, easy-to-use app. Standards: I’m using this project as a summary of all the graphic design lessons that I’ve taught my students, everything from color to fonts.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Bosch explains why Merge Cubes are so hot, how they are being used in classrooms, and how she’s using them to build critical thinking and creativity in her school. A big thank you to Karen. I got in the mail TODAY (Tuesday) as I’m prepping this post to go live.

Video Demos: How Minorities in Tech Can Inspire Students to Follow

MindShift

Robinson is one of several CodeNow student alumni involved in making introductory coding videos to help encourage underrepresented groups, like students of color and girls, to give coding a try. To work on finding where the errors are and how to fix them is what I love.

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How to Make Electricity

Technology Tidbits

How to Make Electricity is a super fun educational iOS app that teaches kids the principals of making electricity. It does this through easy to understand animations and a virtual lab that lets students experiment using a variety of plug-n-play items (i.e. Below is a demo video.

How To Use ‘Erase All Kittens’ To Teach Coding and HTML

EdTech4Beginners

I must note that the full version is coming soon – for now, just use the demo. How do I use the website in a computing lesson? First go to https://eraseallkittens.com/ . One asks the user to create new boxes to get the cat to the portal.

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How To Use ‘Erase All Kittens’ To Teach Coding and HTML

EdTech4Beginners

I must note that the full version is coming soon – for now, just use the demo. How do I use the website in a computing lesson? First go to https://eraseallkittens.com/ . One asks the user to create new boxes to get the cat to the portal.

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How to Soft Launch Virtual Reality in Schools

Leadership Lounge

I’m typically not an early adopter nor one to trumpet the “next big thing” in educational technology. Aside from getting dizzy (note to self: move your head slowly while navigating virtual environments) I saw some of the potential that VR holds for classrooms.

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How to Cite Sources in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Cite Sources in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This is just one of those amazing features of Google Docs that you have to see! You have to try it! How to Cite Sources in #GoogleDocs #SUL #gttribe #gsuiteedu Click To Tweet.

iMovie Basics

The Playground Advocate

As I mentioned in a recent post , I have been working with some 6th-graders to create election videos for a Project-Based Learning unit that was designed by one of our CODE teachers. I''ve been thrilled to see the level of engagement in these classes.

How to Bridge Theory and Practice in the Classroom—With a Real World Tech Twist

Edsurge

“Here's how this lesson is going to apply to a job you may someday have.” These are important words to Jennifer Johnson. These experiences eventually prompted her to swap corporate America for the world of higher education—and fulfill a lifelong dream of teaching.

Here’s How to Have a STEM-Themed ‘Día de los Muertos’ Celebration

Edsurge

Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead,” running from October 31 to November 2) is an annual holiday celebrating the souls of those who have passed on. Particularly for the people of Mexico and Central America, and for Mexican-Americans in the United States, it is a day to welcome the return of spirits of the dearly departed. where we work, we like to celebrate in a way that blends these customs with computer science and some technological savvy.

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4 of My Favorite Web Tools Demonstrated

The Playground Advocate

I''ve been working on building resources for a website I use to support one of my presentations. Anyway, I offer these screencasts here as an opportunity to perhaps discover a new tool and have a starting point to learn how to use it.

How to Keep Your School Website Safe from Hackers

Gaggle Speaks

It might seem hard to believe, but hackers will attack anyone—and that includes your school. Implementing effective prevention practices is crucial to ensure you are completely safe from hack attacks. Before you dive into prevention, you must first understand what you need to prevent.

How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery

MindShift

Sixth-grade students at Lighthouse Community Charter in Oakland, California, eagerly pull laptops off a cart and settle down with a partner to experiment with Turtle Art , a program meant to introduce them to the basics of programming and some math concepts.

How to approach teaching with a spirit of adventure

The Cornerstone Blog

Learn how to push through the fear of failure and constant distractions to experience the adventure of watching your students learn and grow. A podcast is essentially a talk radio show that you can listen to online or download and take with you wherever you go.

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Build Empathy and Find Joy—How to Combine Making and Entrepreneurism in Your Classroom

Edsurge

You know how they say antipathy is the mother of invention? Kaun, founder of Makeosity , was running a New York City-based nonprofit that helped teachers bring hands-on STEAM projects into their classrooms, when she started thinking about how much some kids really hate school. They just can’t relate to it," says Kaun. You go to school so you can go to college so you can get a job. But that seems so far away to them. They don’t have to wait.”

How to Embed a Facebook Post Into Your Blog

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Here's a quick demo (<1min.) for embedding that Facebook post too good not to share on your blog. Check out the original Facebook post here and the final blog post here. Have fun blogging! (◕‿◕ ✿ ) about.me [ Subscribe ] This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda.

Build Empathy and Find Joy—How to Combine Making and Entrepreneurism in Your Classroom

Edsurge

You know how they say antipathy is the mother of invention? Kaun, founder of Makeosity , was running a New York City-based nonprofit that helped teachers bring hands-on STEAM projects into their classrooms, when she started thinking about how much some kids really hate school. They just can’t relate to it," says Kaun. You go to school so you can go to college so you can get a job. But that seems so far away to them. They don’t have to wait.”

How to keep teaching when your personal life is falling apart

The Cornerstone Blog

EP11: When you’re experiencing deep personal loss or serious problems at home, it’s difficult to be the teacher you want to be. Learn how to minimize the negative impact of your stress on students and manage your energy levels so you can bounce back more quickly.

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How to Transform Student Projects—and Lesson Planning—into Acts of Making

Edsurge

Life-threatening open-heart surgery forever changed how Ramsey Musallam approaches making, teaching and learning. Amazed at his doctor’s skill and confidence while holding someone’s life in his hands, the Sonoma Academy STEM teacher wondered how a person came to be so good at what he did. kids don’t need college degrees to make amazing stuff. In his own job as a maker educator, Ramsey had long been searching for a way to elevate student learning.

Google PD at your Fingertips! How to Find the EdTech Team's Past Google Summit Resources

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

The amount of professional development the Team continually provides throughout the year to educators around the world is staggering, as evidenced by the interactive map on the EdTechTeam Events page. And there's something for everyone at these events: from newbie to geek.

Kissing Frogs: How to Find the Right Courseware for Digital Learning

Edsurge

With internal and external pressure mounting, many faculty members and administrators are looking for ways to improve the quality of teaching and learning. For faculty and administrators, there are myriad products claiming to do that very thing. But how do instructors find those solutions without feeling like they’re just kissing a bunch of frogs? He shares how his institution helps distinguish a Prince Charming from a polliwog. How do you find new solutions?

How to Optimize Your Site So Parents Can Find Your School

Hubbli

In today’s tech-savvy world, it should come as no surprise that parents use the internet on their phones, tablets, and computers to research potential schools for their children. Want a checklist to walk you through the optimization process? Here’s how you get that to happen.

How to Test if Views of Your Embedded YouTube Videos Are Being Tallied

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

I got suspicious when the views on my blog post How to Embed a Facebook Post Into Your Blog kept rising and the YouTube video views remained the same. So I decided to conduct a test, using incognito windows.

Startup Shortcuts: Create Free Videos About Your Product, Part Two

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

In my previous post, we reviewed the first half of how to make a free intro/demo video for your product with software you probably already have. Click the headline to read the full post.

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Startup Shortcuts: Create Free Videos About Your Product

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When developing your ed-tech startup, there are times you'll need to create a video, either for pitching to a business plan competition or as a demo for your product. Here's how to make a basic video with software you probably already have.

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Google Slides Has Easy Peasy Accessible Closed Captions

The Innovative Educator

Closed captioning is helpful for many students when listening to presentations, but it wasn't always easy to provide. Read this "how to" from Google or watch the demo below Until now. Closed captioning in Google Slides is easy peasy? Just select "Present" and select "captions." Have questions?

10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE

Neo LMS

Edtech conferences are a great opportunity for everyone activating in the education sector to connect and network with fellow like-minded people and take the pulse of the industry. ISTE 2019 is fast approaching, and as enthusiasm levels rise, so does the pressure to see it all and do it all.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!

Neo LMS

For more than three decades, educators and education leaders have gathered at the ISTE conference to engage in hands-on learning, exchange ideas and network with like-minded thinkers seeking to transform learning and teaching. We’re looking forward to meeting you at ISTE 2018!

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Technology Tidbits

Dystopia is a fresh take on teaching STEM skills by helping kids learn how to code through a digital graphic novel w/ over 40 different coding games. Below is a brief demo.

Blended Learning: Designing a Whole Group Rotation with StudySync

Catlin Tucker

Given that an increasing number of students have access to devices in their classrooms, thanks to 1:1 initiatives and mobile device carts, it is not necessary to send students to a lab, or separate space, for online learning.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!

Neo LMS

Well, maybe you can, but it’s way more interesting to see technology in action and its power over education. Children need to become successful citizens of tomorrow, and they must harness the power of technology to thrive in an increasingly connected world. New to ISTE?

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

The NEO team will be heading to London next week to attend The BETT Show 2019 , between January 23-26. For many teachers, edtech conferences are a major highlight of the school year and a great opportunity to connect with fellow educators. It is time to blend your classroom?

Qwiki Creator - easily create engaging multimedia projects

Educational Technology Guy

It''s a very cool way to quickly create a presentation about a topic. Qwiki Creator lets users work online in their browser to combine text, photos, videos, maps, tweets, and more into an interactive online experience that you can share and embed anywhere and even add your own narration. It also allows you to create narration using text to speech. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

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