Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I just clicked on the Google button and signed in with my Google account. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

Math Journals: Adaptive Software + A Metacognitive Practice

Catlin Tucker

An increasing number of school districts are investing in adaptive math software–online programs that adjust to the learner’s individual performance. The benefit of adaptive software is that it allows students to engage in personalized practice.

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Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson


Providing access to more than just apps, Google Chromebooks are the perfect tool to build the foundation for technology success in young students. Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.”

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. She currently works at Google as an Eng.

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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.

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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Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts


Teachers have used Google Forms set to auto-correct. At one elementary school she supports, Duffy collaborated with the speech pathologist to design a Breakout that required general education students to use the communication tools that their non-verbal peers use daily.

Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

The CoolCatTeacher

As students reflect and track their own progress, they also receive feedback from teachers and insights from the software. How Do Teachers Use the Software? Integrates with Google Classroom.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. All Subjects Classroom Design Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

I want them to join Google classroom. and I want them to turn their photograph in as an assignment in Google Classroom. As I notice students who struggle, I work to expose them to a variety of software, tools, self-regulation techniques, and tactics to help them learn and improve.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

Explore 3D Bear Now So, for example, if a student goes into Sketchup (formerly Google Sketchup) and you’ve added Sketchup’s STL extension, they can create or import items and then export them. Or you can use Tinkercad or any other 3D modeling software.

Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Glass mentioned on the show is no longer available for consumers but they do have Google Glass at Work for AR Work applications. Microsoft Cognitive Services Emotion API – the Microsoft software that recognizes emotions.

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

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks about the hardware, software options, and future of virtual reality. We were trying out Google Expedition with a full classroom kit. Vicki: Help me understand the differences between web VR experiences and like, Google Expedition.

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Holistic Learning: Where Students Work Problems That Matter

The CoolCatTeacher

Students need people problems, design problems, software problems, communication problems, and all kinds of issues to develop problem-solving abilities. A Global Search for Education Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

So rather than having them isolated in a piece of technology think about how we can use things like Skype [link] to connect to other classrooms or something like the Google Expeditions [link] to experience what it might be like in the artic if we can’t actually get there.

Create an Automated Online Help Desk with Google Apps!

While working at a public elementary school as a Technology Coordinator back in 2013-2104, I wanted to find an efficient (and free) way to implement a help desk support system with Google Apps. I created the Automated Online Help Desk w/ Google Apps based on this developers tutorial.

In the marketplace: Google’s G Suite for Education, coding, grants, and more

eSchool News

Google Apps for Education arrived on the scene 10 years ago with a vision to help teachers and students share and learn together in innovative ways. 14-18, 2016 to provide an introduction to coding skills for elementary and middle school students.

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What is Digital Pedagogy?

Tech Helpful

first thought was to google what others see as best practice digital pedagogy but I decided that wasn't being true to myself so I am stumbling through this thought via this blog post and really hope for feedback to flesh this out further.

Vernier releases free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Graphs and data can then be exported into Google Drive. Students can additionally create and send experiment results to teachers, save work to Google Drive™ or export data to Plotly™ for further study. About Vernier Software & Technology Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 34 years. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable data loggers, sensors, and graphing/analysis software.

Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom


The software allows users to plot out events across a geography — it gives visual aides to any narrative, be it fictional, historical or personal. There are a number of analogue printables aides online that will help elementary school teachers bring a new dimension to story-time.

3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech


The files were also uploaded to the university’s software, enabling them to archive their thoughts, and access them during the semester. Google Forms in elementary school. She has also found a number of useful ways that Google forms can help her with formative assessments.

10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Screencast tools may be web-based, software, or a browser add-on and include some or all of the following: a spotlight for the mouse. Google Hangouts on Air. Before using Google Hangouts on Air, review its application to your digital device.

The Process of Self-Publishing Using Kindle Direct Publishing

Tech Helpful

Lady Lightning Fingers with some students that actually graduated high school this year For many years when I was an elementary technology teacher, my alter-ego "Lady Lightning Fingers" would show up to challenge students in their timed typing tests. I imported them into Google Drive.

Tapping into the potential of AI smart speakers to boost parental engagement


We have stepped seamlessly into a world called the Internet of Things — a world of interconnected software and human interaction. More and more people now use virtual assistants in the form of smart speakers and their AI-powered software in an increasing number of aspects of their daily lives.

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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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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?


Our regular classrooms are steadily transforming into ‘tech classrooms’, with an integration of learning apps like Kahoot, interactive boards, inexpensive VR devices like Google Cardboard and Class VR , voice operated devices, online flashcards , virtual assistants, etc.,

Creating and Collaborating in The Cloud with Chromebooks

Kyle Pace

If your school district is already using Google Apps for Education, the integration of Chromebooks is seamless. One of the best things about Chromebooks/Google Apps for Education I’ve said for a long time is that they do a great job at getting out of the way of student learning.

Classroom Tech Can Drive Student Engagement—But Schools Need to Choose Wisely


Instead, the district opted to facilitate the collaboration with a far more cost-effective solution: flat-panel TVs and screen mirroring software. “By Vivi’s hybrid hardware/software model is another big plus for Rugg. It also doesn't hurt that installing the software was easy.

Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

You’ll find them in elementary classrooms and university lecture halls. Typically, free from licensing fees and software/hardware agnostic. ViewBoard Software Provides Tools for Effective Teaching.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools


In August 2017, Workbench began its initial pilot phase with a multi-day Professional Development (PD) workshop for teachers from Wildwood Elementary/Middle School (formerly Lyndhurst Elementary/Middle School). Height Elementary, Forest Park High, Ft.

Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

Dr. Shannon Doak

Coding for Elementary School. For older students, I suggest Coding with Chrome by Google. Coders typically work in and integrated development environment (IDE) These IDEs used to be only accessible on operating systems where software could be installed (i.e.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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. But, one of the other benefits of Flipsnack is that you can create the books in something like Google Slides.

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Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year

EdTech Magazine

COAST students will also have access to tools such as 3D printers and a 5-kilowatt solar panel , as well as professional software such as AutoCAD. . District teachers learned to use Google Classroom and Google’s G Suite apps. .