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.

Starter Exercises for Interactive Storytelling


Bringing in software of this type can be a great way to transform an assignment and add procedural literacy outcomes to a range of disciplines. Do you have a favorite exercise for getting students started with interactive storytelling?

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


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.

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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Google Assistant and Edwin Want To Be Your Next English Tutor


Google Assistant can remind users about appointments, turn off TVs, and help drivers manage tasks from behind the wheel. Google is investing in the education startup Edwin , an AI-powered English tutor that was one of eight education technology companies to come out of Y Combinator’s latest demo day. The undisclosed investment is part of a new program Google has set up to bring early-stage startups and their ideas to Google Assistant. Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program


PORTLAND, Oregon – (September 21, 2018), a leader in providing digital literacy solutions for grades K-8, announced today that it joined the Google for Education Technology Partner Program.

7 Tech Tools for PE Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

In that class, we think of physical stuff — not digital — like running and exercising. But kids love technology’s apps and software. With the addition of Google Cardboard, you feel like you’re kicking that final soccer kick.

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6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students


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.

5 Interactive Presentations Ideas that will Engage Students

ViewSonic Education

To provide feedback for the exercise the teacher will also need to grade and start a discussion on the results before moving on to the next topic.

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AltSchool Gets an Alt-Name and New Leadership


AltSchool, a developer of personalized learning software that once operated a chain of “microschools,” is getting a major makeover. Ventilla was formerly a Google executive (after selling his social-search startup to the internet giant) who left in 2013 to learn about the education landscape.

Keyboarding 101

Ask a Tech Teacher

Trying to change that image is what has driven many teachers to online sites but these too often teach in an automated, undifferentiated way — logon, do exercises, repeat — that bores some and doesn’t work for others.

Taking organizing and planning lessons from Ben Franklin - great tips for educators too

Educational Technology Guy

I was a long time user of Franklin Quest (now Franklin Covey) paper planners and used their planning software and methods on my first PDA and had heard that they had gotten some of their ideas for planning from Ben Franklin, but had never seen Ben’s planner. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Student Response in the Classroom

Hansen's Link to Tech

Google Forms : useful tool to help you create surveys, give student assessments, collect any type of information in a streamlined way. share it out to students, as they respond, project the real-time results from you response Google Spreadsheet.

Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.


With the ease of Google Apps and similar applications, employees and students alike can share files and work on documents and spreadsheets in real time – whether they’re a mile down the road or in a different country altogether.

GitHub’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools


million companies across the world, GitHub is considered the standard when it comes to software development platforms. GitHub is where many companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, host their open-source projects. In a nutshell, GitHub is a collaborative development tool popular among programmers and software companies. Similar to Google Docs, Github will save historical snapshots of a project so that users can always revert to an earlier version.)

Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors.

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When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why


In fall 2014, Khan Academy quietly released a PDF document that told teachers which Khan Academy exercises are most relevant to students based on their MAP scores. Kamal Pannu, who was a 5th grade math teacher back then, began manually assigning Khan Academy exercises to students using this guidance. “I Personalizing with technology isn’t easy—especially when the user has to adjust to the product, rather than the other way around. KIPP Bay Area math teacher Tricia Dong.

100 (Free) Ways To Learn to Speak Another Language

TeachThought - Learn better.

While some of the resources aren’t incredible (simply using Google Translate), and some of the languages fairly obscure (Welsh), the list is impressive if for no other reason than to demonstrate how much is actually out there if you do a little digging.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

Five-year-old Mykell Robinson practices his reading on the Lexia software while a small group of classmates work with a teacher. What’s different about the trend today is that educational technology companies are eagerly marketing software under the “personalized learning” label.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Twenty percent time from Google. Based on the Google 20% time, students take 20% of their time in a class to pursue a personal interest project. Here, students are assembling Google cardboard and picking apps to use with it.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company


We primarily used Craigslist for all hires except sales and software development. We screened them using a pre-interview questionnaire built in Google Form. Meeting your peers on a periodic basis can be an invaluable exercise.

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity – From Michael Cohen


To gain some creativity endurance, you can introduce a simple and fun exercise that will challenge you and your students to “stretch their thinking.” As a lover of lettering, I couldn’t wait to start using my Adobe software on my new MacBook to create some awesome typographic designs.

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10 Space Websites That Will Launch Your Class Study

Ask a Tech Teacher

100,000 Stars is programmed by space enthusiasts at Google. This program reminded me of SimEarth –a wildly popular software program released twenty-five years ago–but on a much simpler level. This game is by Planet In Action, a provider of exciting Google Earth-based games.

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Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology?


This week, a software engineer at Google was fired for writing a widely-derided internal memo , critiquing the company’s diversity efforts for ignoring the “fact” that women are just biologically different from men. Because while the demographics of the tech industry may reinforce the author’s notion in a world where our collective experiences make the theory easy to accept, it takes very little Googling to discover cultures that prove the memo’s author to be wrong.

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to


Aparna is a doctor, and Deepak previously worked at Google. Cofounder James Lin likens it to an “SAT for software engineers.” There are multiple-choice questions, coding exercises and two essay questions. Lin points out that while medicine, law and finance professions require certifications, software engineering doesn’t—but it should. The Oakland-based organization is partially funded through a software development consultancy it runs.

CES2017 Best of Show Tech Tools


Thin and lightweight, built in pen, millions of apps on the Google Play Store, 360 degree rotating screen, this 2.38 ZenFone AR The world’s first smartphone with Tango and Daydream by Google, ZenFone AR by Asus is built for the augmented reality (AR) ultimate experience.

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ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report


These opportunities encouraged participants to take a deep dive into educational topics and try tools like laptops, 3D printers, exploratory equipment like Google cardboards, and other interactive tools and programs.

This Teacher’s Uber-Style App Feeds Hungry College Students


Chin went on to do just that, using his software development skills to create an application that would connect hungry students with classmates who had extra meal swipes. He uses his experience as a reference point to teach software engineers to be more “socially minded.” To ensure seamless transfer of knowledge from one graduating class to the next, Chin recommends using Word or Google docs to keep track of all communication, key steps and processes, and contributions.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. Teachers access the system using their regular school Google login account.

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Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class


Lambda School allows students to pay nothing upfront, in return for 17 percent of their salary for two years once they get a software-related job that pays more than $50,000. The company currently offers two live, online and interactive 6-month programs in software engineering and machine learning. The company also has a knack for timely marketing, having recently partnered with Google to deliver 15,000 glasses—for free—to elementary school teachers in time for the eclipse.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

Folks still retyped the press releases Google issued and retyped the press releases Facebook issued, lauding these companies’ (and their founders’) efforts to reshape the curriculum and reshape the classroom.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

iterating toward openness

This turned out to be a rewarding exercise with surprises, twists, and turns. The Linux operating system is one of the most incredible success stories of the open source software movement. There is a popular myth that most of the people writing open source software do this work in their spare time for altruistic reasons. releases of the Linux kernel came from employees at Intel, IBM, Google, Facebook, Samsung, RedHat, and SUSE.

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Khan Academy: Friend or Foe?

A Principal's Reflections

To date, these statistics are: 140 million+ lessons delivered, 500 million+ exercises done, and 6+ million unique visits per month. In addition to using Yahoo doodle, he began writing quiz software in 2006.

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. Investing in hardware and software.

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Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion


If you do a Google image search for “classroom,” you’ll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks , with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher. Davis argues that educational software is no exception.