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. After 220 episodes in one year and over 430K downloads, we’ve settled on a configuration we like. Software. Then she puts it in the Google Doc.

Autodesk offers free software to all students and schools

Educational Technology Guy

Autodesk , make of AutoCAD and other CAD and design software titles, is now offering AutoCAD and Fusion 360 free for education use. The education page, [link] , has the download links, as well as resources, training tips, help and support, and more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Physion - free Physics Simulation Software

Educational Technology Guy

Physion is free Physics simulation software that can be used by educators to create physics simulations for their class or by students to create physics simulations to explore concepts or as part of a project. It is similar to software I used as an engineer.

SSUITE - free office productivity software

Educational Technology Guy

SSUITE is free office productivity software that can be downloaded and used on any Windows system. Software includes: Desktop Office Suite (word processing, spreadsheets), money managers, invoice software, web browser, image editing, email, utilities, and much more.

Software that Supports Multilingual Dialogue

ProfHacker

I could go on forever about this, but this post is actually about software that supports multilingual dialogue if it is something you are interested in trying for professional development or teaching/learning. Google translate (also available as app).

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

Edsurge

In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. Officials estimate that developing the software has cost more than $100 million in foundation grants and university dollars.

A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

Fractus Learning

Did you ever explore a learning possibility only to realize that the software to make it happen costs a lot of money? Do you want to explore 3-D animation but don’t want to spend a lot of money on software you might not ultimately use? You might want to explore Open Source software!

Dell debuts new collaborative software for Chromebooks

eSchool News

Dell Classroom, a new software solution available for Dell Chromebooks, helping foster student and teacher engagement. Dell also introduced Dell Classroom, a new Chrome-based software solution designed to promote more individualized engagement between students and teachers in the classroom.

Here Is A Great Google Drive Tool for Converting Audio Files

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Audio Converter is a good Chrome app to use on your Google Drive to convert audio files from one format to another. No software download is required, the app is web-based and works right in your.read more

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, Michael Horn used the theory of modularity and interdependence to explain why Google’s Chromebooks are stealing market share in K–12 education device sales from Apple and Microsoft. So which is better, Apple Maps or Google Maps?

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10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs. by Brooks Hocog , The Google Docs Team. Take meeting notes in a Google Doc and share the notes with your fellow staff. Access Google Translate right from Docs and make translating a breeze.

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Testing Wavebox for Google Inbox (and More)

ProfHacker

In particular, its notifications and downloads integrate well with the operating system. Reviews Software all things google gmail inboxBack in 2015 Tim Lepczyk wrote about organizing email using Inbox , a new interface for Gmail.

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

A Handy Google Drive App for Converting Audio Files

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May 13, 2015 Audio Converter is a good Chrome app to use on your Google Drive to convert audio files from one format to another. No software download is required, the app is web-based and works right.read more. Google Drive Tools

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

With a reminder that Moodle is Open Source, which means the basic framework can be augmented with just about any addition conceivable (as you’ll see in the section, “ 23 Ways to use Moodle” ), here’s how to start: Download the Moodle software to your school server.

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How Great is MS Office Mix

Ask a Tech Teacher

To get started, download the add-on from the Mix website. To set up educator accounts through Office for Education (which requires a school sign-up), all students need is a Google or Microsoft account, or just an email.

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).

A Quick Look at the New GMail

ProfHacker

Last week, Google released an update to GMail. The image above shows the integration with Google Calendar. Users can also choose to show Google Keep or Google Tasks in the sidebar, and can switch among them (or hide the sidebar entirely) with just a click.

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market

Edsurge

It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. Google Google Classroom. Updates and Upgrades: The first of the “Classrooms,” Google Classroom launched in August 2014. Students and teachers using the platform have access to and work within Google Suite products including Docs, Sheets, Slides and more.

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.

4 Reasons Google Docs Is a Good Idea for Educators

The 21st Century Principal

In an earlier post , I suggest Google Docs as an alternative to purchasing Microsoft Office as an office suite. Google Docs does provide users many useful features that extend far beyond what can be obtained from a locally installed office suite like Open Office or Microsoft Office.

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

Edsurge

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. The college already offers static maps as downloadable PDFs for popular majors like psychology, biology and business. Gone are the days when a college advisor’s main duty was to help students choose their major and register for courses.

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Hour of Code Website and App Suggestions for K-8

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google Spreadsheets–decode and fill in color coded pictures. Pivot Stickfigure Animator –free, download, powerful, with a cult following. Build with Chrome –kind of like Minecraft, more like Google Earth Warehouse; use virtual Lego blocks to build in your browser.

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.

Extensions, Add-Ons and Apps, Oh My! How to Utilize Google in Your Classroom

MSEDTechie

Google Apps for Education has totally transformed the way we teach and communicate inside and outside of the classroom. Through tools like Google Drive , Google Hangouts , Google Earth and Blogger , we can create authentic learning experiences for our students more than ever by promoting collaboration and helping them access their work anywhere and anytime. Curious to learn more about how to better use Google in your classroom?

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are some of the most popular online websites, downloadable tools, and hardware that many find useful in countering the effects of dyslexia on reading: Beeline Reader. Software. Software. Web-based tool or software. Software.

How to Communicate with Parents, Students, and Colleagues (The Easy Way!)

EdTech4Beginners

Here’s what to do: Download the Gmass Google Chrome extension. Download the Gmass extension for Google Chrome. Download the Gmass browser extension from the Google Chrome store to get started– it just takes a few seconds.

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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. Make sure the radio button for Quick (using Google Hangouts On Air) is checked.

Updates to Noisli

ProfHacker

But the real magic happens when you create a free Noisli account (you can sign up with an email/password, or use a Google or Facebook login). You can download your text file to your machine or save it to Dropbox or Google Drive.

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10 Things We Learned Producing a Podcast at a University

ProfHacker

You can also record a Skype call through your computer, or ask your guest to download an app like Ringr. We also pay $7 per month to feed our podcasts through Libsyn, which makes them available through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.

Filenames and LaTeX and Pandoc, oh my!

ProfHacker

Maybe we need to post it on a website, and we’d rather users be able to view it in a browser, rather than being forced to download it. Google’s privacy policy for Google Apps for Education differs from its policy for the standard version. ↩︎.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

First, 3D bear is a free download for smartphones and tablets. How Students Get Started with 3D Bear Augmented Reality Design Download the App Go to [link] or your app store to download the 3D Bear Augmented Reality app. Or you can use Tinkercad or any other 3D modeling software.

Track, Disable and Wipe a stolen/missing Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

Set them up to automatically save downloaded files to Google Drive, not local storage. You can do this in the Admin Console > Device Management > Chrome > User Settings > Download Location > Set Google Drive as default. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Two Great Tools for the Timezone-Challenged from World Time Buddy

ProfHacker

Others on Prof Hacker have written on how to easily schedule meetings across timezones , including use of Google calendar for scheduling. The link to downloading the app is: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/mobile-app.

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.