Gearing Up for Hour of Code (GTT030)

Ditch That Textbook

Think of the most important languages students could learn to prepare them for the future. Coding — the language used to create apps, computer software, anything on the Internet, etc. What makes your list? Chinese? Arabic? Spanish?

Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech


Will you need to show a slideshow of a student’s service learning trip (yes), play an audio clip of Michelle Obama’s speech (most likely), have students collaborate using Google Documents on their iPads (yup)? Power/syncing cable, OS software, microphone, speakers, apps, settings.

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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! . How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom. [07:18]

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

The collaborative value that Twitter, Google plus, CoffeeEDUs and various other educational online communities bring is invaluable. Technology in the classroom is not going away, in fact companies like Google and Apple are creating opportunities directly for education.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools


This PD focused on educational technology hardware and software, including hands-on instruction on using the Workbench Education platform to manage classes and create standards-aligned PBL content. Future-ready skills ?

Tips for Designing a Future-Focused EdTech Mindset

While educators and support staff are trying to ensure a continuity of learning for their students during school closures, school and district leaders have an opportunity to design a positive future. He prescribes five tips for designing a student-centered, future-focused edtech mindset.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

By engaging and partnering with community stakeholders and organizations such as service providers, cable companies, and software companies and seeking grant opportunities, school districts will have access to digital equity resources and possible subsidized funding.

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.

Dave Eggers on Finding Creative Refuge From the ‘Lunacy’ of Technology


We hardly think twice about spell-check and other auto-correct features in writing software—in fact, their absence would make some feel rather lost and empty. There are companies that sell software that judge students’ writing.

Educators Question AltSchool’s Pivot: Where Does Silicon Valley’s Philanthropy End and Profits Begin?


AltSchool, the education startup founded by former Google employee Max Ventilla, has so far juggled two businesses: building software to sell to other schools, and operating “micro-schools” where children and teachers enjoy small class sizes that also use technologies built by the company. Although some were impressed by the software, they worried that the costs seemed unduly high, beyond what most public schools can afford.

The Future Is Always Uncertain. So How Should Educators Prepare Today’s Learners?


Having a vision of the future requires—to some extent—understanding what the future will look like. Our civic institutions are being swamped by questions that we’re not ready for.”. EdSurge Fusion , technology industrialists joined school leaders at keynotes and workshops in grappling with how to best prepare students for a future where many jobs may be automated—and cease to exist.

Smiling About Bitmoji Books

The Daring Librarian

Look what happens when I search my Bitmoji Chrome Extension for "book" Just click on the desired cartoon and go to SAVE AS - that way you can edit them in Photoshop Elements or your favorite photo editing software. Future Ready Teacher Librarian & Tech Leader.

Makerspace for Little or Nothing

The Daring Librarian

Future Ready Teacher Librarian & Tech Leader. Mover, Shaker, Blogger, International Ed Tech Keynote Speaker, Blogger, & Google Certified. Makerspace for Little or Nothing You don't have to spend thousands of dollars to start a Makerspace area.

AV that Makes the Grade


If you want to prepare for the future of educational technology, start by exploring the past. Each learning space for the unique project is equipped with a 20-foot 2-inch wide Nureva Wall system, cloud-based Span visual collaboration software, and an HDL300 audio conferencing system.

Makerspace Starter Kit Updated

The Daring Librarian

No software needed! When you are ready the back of the Makey Makey allows you to key map even more keys!" One of my AWESOME former 8th graders, Lillian, started a Makey-Makey Made Simple-Simple Crowdsourced Google Doc Tutorial. Future Ready Teacher Librarian & Tech Leader.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

These machines are all intertwined with how we imagine the future of intelligence and knowledge, along with the future of the institutions traditionally responsible for these things – namely schools, universities, libraries, museums.