Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Although some academic institutions and educational professionals still doubt the high value of eLearning software, technology-based education is no longer a myth. And the Covid-19 pandemic has proved that EdTech and eLearning are integral parts of modern academic reality.

Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below I have gathered resources and interviews featuring Buncee , Kahoot , PowerUpToys , Epson Education , MakeyMakey , GoBubble , Extreme Networks , Texthelp , Qball , Bitsbox , Bulb , Soundtrap , the Goals Project , Impero Software , and NetSupport.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). OSS – Open Source Software (programs online that are free to use).

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The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Edtech

Edsurge

Soon, schools would be inundated with sales pitches from edtech companies, and it didn’t take long before they started pushing back against those that seemed predatory. For the edtech industry, the pandemic poses a paradox. The pandemic came early to Seattle.

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5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction.

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Neo LMS

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? In this context it may be hard to imagine that EdTech can add to or even improve SEL teaching — as it seems to be a wholly “human-human” interaction. The post Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 557 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments.

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Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday. And the one thing that Flipsnack cannot do it … it cannot be worked on simultaneously like Google docs where two students can work on it at once.

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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!

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

EdTech definitions every teacher should know. So, with apologies to our regular readers, who no doubt have mastered the EdTech shorthand and specific phrases, let’s develop a quick terminology with the help of key and quality online sources.

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6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students

Neo LMS

A good friend of mine’s son is a software engineer for one of our largest banks; she’s immensely proud of his achievements which include a master’s degree in computer science from a prestigious university. 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students.

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.

Top Edtech Classroom Tools

edWeb.net

At Common Sense Education, the edtech reviewers have seen it all. And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.”

A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

Edtech can help teachers use their time, attention, and energy in new ways to make a bigger difference for their students. But the greatest benefits of edtech, I would argue, come from saving teachers’ time and enabling new instructional models.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. I always think of giving my students that sandbox time so that they can play a little bit with the software.

How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom

Neo LMS

Teachers need to choose and use the right educational technology — or edtech — to elevate teaching as well. Therefore, the use of edtech in one form or another in the classroom is a must. How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom.

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Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now. During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Yet, with excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge

Edsurge

Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. along with a handful of nonprofit organizations building education software for teachers, students and parents.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

The second conflict-of-interest related news story (set of stories, really) involves New America and Google/ Eric Schmidt. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition). EdTech News News news

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Tips for Designing a Future-Focused EdTech Mindset

edWeb.net

However, due to the current school closure situation, most school districts are forced to use an adopt and adapt method for online and remote learning software and curricula. He prescribes five tips for designing a student-centered, future-focused edtech mindset.

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. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018

Shake Up Learning

The post Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Yes, I know you REALLY want to know how to put your worksheet into Google Classroom! . edtech #shakeuplearning. How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom. [07:18]

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom. For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product ? Impero Education Pro ? at ISTE 2018

techlearning

Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

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.

K-12 Blueprint - tools, research, devices, best practices and more to support effective EdTech projects

Educational Technology Guy

There are toolkits with information and resources for developing and deploying technology initiatives, information on choosing the right device for your schools, software and apps, curriculum, news, research, and blogs from educators and edtech leaders. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Google Addresses the Future of Chromebooks

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff Amid rumors of change, Google explains why ChromeOS isn't going anywhere. Cloud Cloud apps Continuity of Operations Data Center Hardware Operating Systems Software

The Best Edtech for Students Is Backed by Research. Here’s What to Look For.

Edsurge

The truth is edtech products that foster more learning than would happen in analogue settings can be difficult to find. So naturally, one of the big questions we face is, how can we help ensure effective edtech happens more often?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

The second conflict-of-interest related news story (set of stories, really) involves New America and Google/ Eric Schmidt. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition). EdTech News News news

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Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. Apple and Google continue to up the ante in their quest to win adoption in classrooms. But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). billion on education software each year.

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What Edtech Can Learn from Theranos

Edsurge

Elizabeth Holmes pitched GV (formerly Google Ventures) and several others. It came from a disparate group of investors: Larry Ellison, the enterprise software mogul, Partner Fund Management, a hedge fund, and Continental Ventures, a NYC firm specializing in real estate. When we fail in biotech or edtech, we risk that people could be harmed and children might be robbed of their education and future opportunities. edtech startups don’t make money.

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What is G Suite for Education? | What You Need to Know! (FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

Whether you are brand new to Google or a seasoned user, there are probably a few things you don’t know about G Suite for Education. If you want to become a Google Certified Educator or Trainer, you need to learn the basics of G Suite for Education. (It

How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12

Edsurge

Meanwhile, billions of dollars have been spent on edtech by these same school communities. Today’s edtech market is radically fragmented. And edtech companies cater to this fragmentation in their product design and marketing. Edtech can enable and house the holistic blueprint.

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