Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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How to Drive Safe Google Apps Adoption in Your School

Gaggle Speaks

Without the right strategies in place, most software and web-based tools—whether free or paid—are underused in education. Rolling out Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is really no different. You will learn: 12 ways to safely adopt Google Apps for Education into your school.

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Becoming a 21st Century Reader: Pointers for Using E-books and E-Reader Apps

The 21st Century Principal

E-reading has matured to the point that the software for the PC and the apps for the tablets are extremely reliable, and offer users options to make reading electronically comparable, if not better, then reading a physical book. I currently use iBooks, Kindle, Nook, and Google Play. The iPads give me access to ebooks across apps, and the Kindle reader allows me to access my Kindle library with a back-up device in case all my tablets need charging.

Everything Schools Should Know About Windows 10 Education Edition

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Edge also manages your reading list, so when using the app on a small tablet, it becomes an eBook reader. . A simple Google search should also help but before you do any kind of upgrade, make sure you’ve backed all of your data in case you cannot repair your installation.

9 Favorite Chrome Extensions for the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

Google Chrome extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser. They extend Google Chrome’s abilities by adding a button for the extension next to the address bar. Is Your School Using Google Apps for Education?

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Online Class Starts Aug. 12th–Tech-infused Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

tech ed eBooks. Google account (can be your school account or a personal one). NOT Included: Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up. MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher. Starts Monday, August 12, 2019! . Click to sign up.

CloudConvert - online file format conversion

Educational Technology Guy

Simply select, or drag and drop, your files, select options (email when done, send to Dropbox, send to Google Drive) and off you go. As it''s name implies, everything is done in the cloud with no software to download. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Use blogs, wikis, discussion forums, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Hangouts to collaborate and share. 2 tech ed eBooks. During the week, review lesson plans, ebooks, articles, and videos that address the weekly topics. Last chance–class starts Monday, July 10th!

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Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

While traditional textbooks are still a part of the educational curriculum, eBooks are rapidly becoming the preferred learning partner for students. And rightfully so, for an eBook provides much more interaction and engagement than a paperback textbook. Surely, students must have demonstrated a liking towards eBooks or there must have been statistical evidence of students scoring better grades when learning from digital textbooks. Related: 9 Benefits of Interactive eBooks.

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Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

2 tech ed eBooks. Use blogs, wikis, discussion forums, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Hangouts to collaborate and share. 2 tech ed eBooks. Each week, review materials on themed activities including webinars, short articles, sample lessons plans, and ebooks.

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Starting This Week: MTI 562

Ask a Tech Teacher

tech ed eBooks. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use blogs, Twitter, and Google Hangouts to collaborate. Google account (can be your school account or a personal one). NOT Included: Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

There are a million ways to lose a day but not even a single way to get one back,” says Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister in Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risks on Software Projects. Organize Your eBooks If you read Kindle as I do, now is a great time to organize your collections.

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New Ways to Gamify Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

It is used to discuss the implementation of technology in the classroom by organizing tech-in-education tools into four categories or types of usage: Substitution: Technology is a direct replacement for something, e.g. ebooks in place of print books or online math drills in place of worksheets.

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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Web Tools for Video and Audio Feedback on Essays and Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Adding comments through Word or Google Docs is time consuming and rarely do students check these comments. Screencastify is a Google Chrome extension and my favorite way to provide quick video feedback. Jing is a software you download that allows up to 5 minute recordings.

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]


More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning.

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Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Use blogs, wikis, discussion forums, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Hangouts to collaborate and share. 2 tech ed eBooks. During the week, review lesson plans, ebooks, articles, and videos that address the weekly topics. Weekends, discuss issues, concerns, and projects in a virtual group via Google Hangouts or Twitter Chats. Each week, review materials on themed activities including webinars, short articles, sample lessons plans, and ebooks.

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PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. software. free software is an intuitive way to graph motion, rate of change, and slope. In fact, it took me less than five minutes to unbox, setup, find the power button, and sync to the free app/software on my laptop and my iPhone.

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7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

Ask a Tech Teacher

By middle school, they work in online groups through forums, wikis, and Google Apps. Doing a project that uses Google Docs or MS Word doesn’t mean students will apply that knowledge to the year-end PARCC and SB tests. Typing programs are much more than MS Word and Google Docs.

The Case for PDFs in Class

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Unlike print books and many ebooks, PDFs can be marked up and then erased at the end of the school year. Parents don’t have to buy a separate tool, install software, enroll on a website, register with a username and password, or learn a new webtool. You own the software.

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The Missing Tech Giant in Education Technology


Its indirect impact on education is huge: as a source for parents and teachers to buy classroom supplies, as a distributor of ebooks and e-readers, as a fundraising tool for school-related nonprofits through the AmazonSmile program, and even as an Amazon Web Services backend for edtech startups and established education companies delivering software through the cloud.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives


Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Most educators look at the cost of their device and software, but what they need to understand is that the total cost includes PD, tech support, sustainability.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

With various platforms for sharing information digitally (podcasts, websites, videos, presentations, and eBooks) students can now share not only their process but also their learning and product with the world. Many schools are Google Suite for Education schools.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Tools to build eBooks to demonstrate understanding. I always think of giving my students that sandbox time so that they can play a little bit with the software. It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc.

15 Skills Teachers Can Learn this Summer and Use in Next Year’s Classroom

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Remind students that most webtools and software are similar to others they already use–tools, toolbars, screen layout, and keyboard shortcuts to name a few. The top image above is from Google Drive; the second from Windows Explorer.

13 Ways to Use Canva in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Unfortunately, it was (and continues to be) an expensive piece of software not traditionally included in Microsoft’s Office Suite (though that changed with Office 365). No one disagrees with the importance of the visual in communicating. The problem usually is creating it.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. The application is free to download from the App Store or Google Play.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


Software & Online CAPSTONE PEBBLEGO SPANISH DATABASE FOR K-12 STUDENTS ( www.capstonepub.com/library/digital/whats-new/ ) Capstone is pleased to announce its most popular PebbleGo databases are now available in Spanish.

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Setting The Stage For A Great School Year

The Web20Classroom

Using something like Google Docs or Forms makes collecting and sharing those goals easy. One of the tools I learned about this summer is EdTech Software. This is a textbook ebook solution for the classroom.

Building my technology-centered classroom


I ran two peer editing sessions online using Turnitin, led a station rotation activity using Chromebook™ computers, observed students collaborating with Span™ software and our massive Nureva™ Wall , and delivered an online quiz using Google™ Forms and Google Classroom. I collaborated on curriculum with a colleague on a shared Google Docs™ program, shared interactive PDF documents with my principal and connected with students via email. FREE EBOOK.

What’s New


Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION UPDATES ( edu.google.com ) Google for Education announced updates and new tools to help teachers keep innovation alive in their classrooms.

Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Humans find their own uses for technology, too, which can send trends sideways. There’s also the problem of long-term trends, with our tendency to underestimate long-term effects, and the way some developments can take a long, long time to arrive (cf ebooks).

How to host a hackathon (on the #sljhackathon breakfast)


From Wikipedia : A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development and hardware development. Use any software you like and link to in in your Google Doc.) (20 mins.).

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It also supports Google Play educational apps, so students can collaborate, discover, engage and learn, and includes a Wacom EMR stylus that lets students use interactive apps, sketch, take notes, and capture ideas. They also liked its teacher dashboard and software interfaces.

Teaching Is Harder Than It’s Ever Been

TeachThought - Learn better.

Let’s contrast that with popular visions of near-future learning: Teachers will use Internet videos, eBooks, and online streaming services to access content anywhere, anytime. Maybe Google Earth is the Oregon Trail of the modern generation.

The Stories That Shaped Edtech in 2016


The White House and Michelle Obama Release $250M ‘Open eBooks’ App for Title I and Special Education Teachers. AltSchool has raised more than $100 million on the back of “microschools,” its name for small, private schools where software is infused in the learning experience. A Timeline of Google Classroom’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems. Over the last two years, Google has taken its popular applications and outfitted them for the classroom.

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Crow, Associate Professor of School Library Science Enhancing Librarians’ Research Skills: A Professional Development Program - Lili Luo From Maker Space to Learning Commons - IdaMae Craddock, Librarian The Freshman Flip: An Exploration - Katie Garcia, Reference Librarian 3:00pm KEYNOTE: Phil Bradley on "Alternative search engines; why Google simply isn''t enough." 4:00pm Do you have what it takes to manage an eBook library?

Why teacher-authors don’t give everything away free (& neither should you)

The Cornerstone Blog

This means I had to look for and purchase attractive fonts, graphics, and clip art, and buy software, programs, and tools beyond Microsoft Word in order to make the covers (and of course, to make the resources themselves more modern-looking and engaging for students.) .

Learning Revolution - Education Films - Why Hitting 50K G+ Comunity Members Is Sad - New Public Calendars - Occupy Your Brain

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our Google+ Community is about to hit 50,000 members. Our Google+ community will probably hit 50,000 members today. BYOD Training – Attend webinars , take an eBook building course , or plan your technology program. Education Revolution Google+ Community A path toward understanding of mathematical concepts. Final Notes It might be hard to overstate the impact of Google on the world of education. But this is where Google seems to have the most trouble.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants will learn about two resources that teach students to be safe, responsible, and respectful in a digital world: 1) Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum in interactive eBooks, and 2) Digital Passport. Conference strands include Teaching with Technology, Student Devices, Online Learning, Subject Specific Ed Tech, Creative Ed Tech, Web 2.0 & Social Software, and Administrative Support.

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