China’s NetDragon to Acquire Edmodo for $137.5 Million

Edsurge

This time, it’s Edmodo , one the largest online social communities of teachers and students in the world. million for Edmodo. Edmodo was started in 2008 by a teacher and IT support person as a “Facebook-like” community aimed at connecting educators with students and with one another. Also like Facebook, Edmodo grew rapidly. Edmodo struggled , however, to find a business model that would support its burgeoning community.

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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

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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Learning Management Systems: Who are they for?

Reading By Example

Google Classroom , Schoology and Edmodo fall into this category. Facebook Helps Develop Software That Puts Students in Charge of Their Lesson Plans. Assessment data Learning qualitative data quantitative data Teaching Technology Amit K edmodo Epiphany Learning Google Classroom Ito LMS Project Foundry Schoology Singer

Learning Management Systems: Who are they for?

Reading By Example

Google Classroom , Schoology and Edmodo fall into this category. Facebook Helps Develop Software That Puts Students in Charge of Their Lesson Plans. Assessment data Learning qualitative data quantitative data Teaching Technology Amit K edmodo Epiphany Learning Google Classroom Ito LMS Project Foundry Schoology Singer

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?

6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)

Wisewire

For OER software, the GNU General Public License indicates openly available resources. The Free Software Foundation, the principal supporter of GNU, offers a guide to free software resources.

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Why It’s Okay To Be A Non-Techy Teacher by @Edsby

TeacherCast

Should individual teachers have to assess the pros and cons for themselves of systems like Edsby , Google Classroom, Edmodo, Schoology or Moodle? A given teacher might be using a handful of apps: for learning management (Edmodo?

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100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Facebook is one social network that schools and teachers use with their students, when it isn''t blocked by the school filtering software! Infographic on which to use when Twitter - A great resource for Education Google+ - more reasons it''s great for educators Twitter, Facebook, RSS feeds, Email, Google+ - why/when I use each one. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Do School Districts Need Their Own Data Centers Anymore?

Educational Technology Guy

There are lots of servers and a left hand setup for files and databases, along with appliances for different types of software. Google Apps, Evernote, Edmodo, and more are all web based. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Start The School Year Off Right. 10 More Easy Tech Tools that every Educator Should have started using Yesterday! Pt. 2

MSEDTechie

Google Classroom Classroom is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs. Edmodo Create a unique learning experience for your students through Edmodo. Let''s face it!

Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)

Edsurge

Launched in 2000, it developed Study Island, a computer-based test-prep software tied to state standardized tests. Edmodo didn’t find one; Remind has started to sell premium services to schools and clubs; and ClassDojo is marketing to parents.

Evaluating Technology? Here's What To Look For.

The Web20Classroom

However, often, when the hardware is installed and the software has been trained on that is where conversations end and responsibilities shift. Are they always on some type of self-diagnosing software or are they doing something different, using different sites, apps and programs?

To Certify Or Not To Certify? That Is The Question for Tonight's #NYCSchoolsTechChat

The Innovative Educator

One participant, Chris Casal, had this to say about his experience: As a teacher heavily involved with Apple, Google, and social media I must say these connections are extremely valuable for both me and my students. Apple, Microsoft, Google.Oh

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Just Another Typical Day

A Principal's Reflections

They then had to create a Prezi , PowerPoint or Google Doc presentation to be shared at a later time on what they found/learned to the class. As a result, she has started to create her own online learning modules, using the software Adobe Captivate.

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Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

Apple and Google continue to up the ante in their quest to win adoption in classrooms. billion on education software each year. Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used. Former Google Design Ethicist: Relying on Big Tech in Schools Is a ‘Race to the Bottom’. Google’s 12 Education Updates Include Classwork and a (Slight) Classroom Makeover.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

”) It was certainly the outcome that investors were hoping for Edmodo , which raised $25 million in 2012, boasting that it had 15 million users. Remember Edmodo? It’s not even an LMS, quite frankly – something Edmodo tried to use as a selling point for a little while.

The Game-Changing Potential of Learning Management Systems

Leadership Lounge

classrooms: Edmodo and Google Classroom — part of Google’s G Suite for Education. However, districts that employ an LMS will often work to integrate it with their SIS and other district-supported software and apps.

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Help with new technology trends for 2013/14

Connecting 2 the World

Last summer I worked with edmodo and mendeley. I ended up using Edmodo, but not really catching on to mendeley (nor did my students as it was a bit limited in collaborative work, we found). I also would like suggestions on new technology, technology used in new ways, new software being used, and apps that my students may be using (i.e. snapchat, google +) and/or businesses might be using for collaborative work or communication.

21st Principal’s Big List of Must-Have Administrator Tech Knowledge

The 21st Century Principal

link] Edmodo: Edmodo is the premier social classroom environment. link] Google Reader: This is one of the easiest to use RSS feed readers. Google reader allows users to bring what they want to know to their desktop. www.google.com/reader Google +: Google + is relatively new, online social media environment. https://plus.google.com/ Google Apps (Email, Calendar, Google Sites, Google Docs): This collection of apps only get more and more powerful.

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A Principal’s Guide to Android Apps: 25 Apps to Get You Started

The 21st Century Principal

If you are considering an Android tablet just remember one important principle regarding any electronic device: It is only as good at the apps or software you use. Google Drive Access to your Google Drive cloud account. Access to your Google Docs for your Android Tablet 5. Calengoo Syncs with Google Calendar Use the Widget to see your appointments at a glance right on your home screen 6.

Setting The Stage For A Great School Year

The Web20Classroom

There are a wide variety of products out there (like Edmodo or Schoology ) to do this so spend some time finding one that suits your needs. Using something like Google Docs or Forms makes collecting and sharing those goals easy.

Sikorsky STEM Challenge - real world engineering for high school students

Educational Technology Guy

There is no cost to the schools at all and the program provides transportation to events, Sikorsky Engineers as mentors, materials and resources, such as SolidWorks CAD software. It''s similar to Edmodo in many ways, but bigger and used by corporations. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. I was an engineer for 10 years before deciding to become an educator and work to help other students become engineers and scientists.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Connexeo (school administration software): $110 million. Investors in tutoring companies this year included Warbug Pincus, Goldman Sachs, Learn Capital, Y Combinator, the Omidyar Network, Sequoia Capital, TAL Education, Tencent, Google, and of course, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Perhaps the biggest acquisition of the year was Edmodo. million for Edmodo – only about $15 million of which was cash.

Scaling Flipped Learning: Part 1

Turning Learning On Its Head

Teachers can use their smartphone, a document camera, or screen capture software. Should a school host their videos on YouTube, TeacherTube, Google Drive, or in their learning management system? A 2014 study indicates that 46% of U.S.

6 Ways to Stretch Your School or District Technology Budget

The 21st Century Principal

Consider using open source software rather than purchasing more proprietary software. School systems can save a great deal of money by getting rid of the thinking that every time a software comes out with a new version, it needs to be purchased. Also, our system now has access to Google Apps, which reduces the need for many other applications. For example, there’s blogger for blogging and Edmodo is a great free social media solution.

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. 77 million users accounts stolen from Edmodo.

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Have you seen these sites? Reading and Writing Sites You Need to Bookmark Today!

MSEDTechie

Voicethread VoiceThread is a cloud application , so there is no software to install. Apps and Sites for Reading and Writing Skype an Author Popplet Wallwisher Linoit Edmodo Glogster Subtext for the iPad Duck Duck Moose Toon Book Reader Skeleton Creek Possum Magic Google Map Wonderopolis Meet Me at the Corner Kidsreads Science News for Kids SI Kids Blogs Wordle Zooborns The Global Read Aloud Project World Read Aloud Day Kidblogs Teach Mentor Texts-It’s Monday!

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Want Kids to Be Kind on Social Media? Let Them Chat

Graphite Blog

Google Classroom, Edmodo, Schoology: They all have a chat feature. As for me, I use the social media aspects of Destiny, my library management software.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “How Google Took Over the Classroom.” ” Edsurge interviews Stanford’s Candace Thille on “Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College.” On the heels of news last week that Edmodo had been hacked and some 77 million users’ data leaked, privacy researcher Bill Fitzgerald uncovers targeted ad tracking in Edmodo. Education Politics.

Spruce Up Your Centers with Technology

Learning in Hand

You can make your own task cards in PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, Pages, or Google Slides. For inspiration, try searching Google for task card templates. Monica Evon shares iPad choice menus: mrsevonsthirdgrade.blogspot.com ] Try another Google search for PowerPoint borders or frames.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

Silicon Valley does include Mountain View, where Google is headquartered. To become a platform is to be “the next Facebook” or “the next Google” (and as such, to be a windfall for investors).

A Commitment to Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Once they had evaluated the source for these 4 elements, they wrote down their answers in a group created Google Doc. Using Mac Books: one student recorded and shared their comments on a Google Doc while the other searched for and viewed the paintings.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via the AP : “ Mississippi ’s Supreme Court says a state lawsuit against Google alleging violations of student privacy should stay in a northeast Mississippi court.” The story is actually a plug for Pathstream (not currently in his investment portfolio), which “supports the delivery of career-critical software skill training in VR/AR and digital marketing at colleges and universities.”

3 Secrets to Making Your School Library the Place to Be

Graphite Blog

We turned an unused room in the library into a video recording studio, with rows of Macs with editing software, and an Apple TV to showcase student work or broadcast trainings or lessons. I love libraries!

Key Thoughts from 2011 Horizon Report

The 21st Century Principal

Our teachers are exploring anytime, online learning environments like Edmodo, and are experience success with these. We have Skype, Google Docs, and aEdmodo, so the tools are there, we just need to make the connections with the world. Our school system uses Google Apps already. My teaching staff uses Google Docs for all kinds of documents they need to be shared and collaborated upon. Skype is one of the first software programs we all activate in the mornings.

3 Secrets to Making Your School Library the Place to Be

Graphite Blog

We turned an unused room in the library into a video recording studio, with rows of Macs with editing software, and an Apple TV to showcase student work or broadcast trainings or lessons. The new technology lets teachers, who are moving increasingly toward cloud-based and paperless learning management systems like Edmodo and Google Classroom, assign work that students can access in the library. I love libraries!

'The Ed-Tech Mafia'

Hack Education

Reid Hoffman was one of the first investors in Edmodo. AltSchool founder Max Ventilla was a Google exec. Who worked at Google. I cannot believe that in the midst of everything I’m trying to accomplish right now I agreed to give a talk. But I did.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Education Week : “ Iowa schools to stop using $14M testing software after audit.” Via MinnPost : “Almost 50 years ago, Oregon Trail revolutionized educational software. “Tracking Google and Microsoft Adoption in Higher Ed” by Jim Siegl. How Google is ruining the Web. The software: Nestor, creatored by LCA Learning. ” Aren’t you glad schools have embraced Google Apps for EDU so readily?!