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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Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Citizenship Game-based Learning Gamification Internet Management Software TrainingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant’s Be Internet Awesome campaign now includes a free course for teachers.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

You can use it and learn. “I’ve seen kids get so immersed in their 3D Bear projects that they had no idea how much they were learning.” Learn more by clicking on the link below. Or you can use Tinkercad or any other 3D modeling software.

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. Within the virtual environment, you get you learning, you get your assessment, you get your experience.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Learn about AR and VR.

Carmen Sandiego Is Back. But Can She Fix America’s Geography Woes?

Edsurge

Thanks to a reboot from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which owns the brand, the world’s slipperiest super thief has an animated series on Netflix, a clutch of Google Earth games and even a new series of paperbacks—all of which are finding their way into classrooms two decades after she fell off the map.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Edsurge

Marty Schultz has added a twist to hangman, the classic word-guessing game. His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. We’re changing the dynamic so that a kid is looking forward to learning.”

The 5-Year, $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE Competition Is Over. Here’s Who Won.

Edsurge

But such was the length of time for finalists of the Global Learning XPRIZE competition before learning the winner of $10 million. and London-based nonprofit Onebillion. Kitkit offers a game-based learning program on tablets to help children learn independently.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

Edsurge

But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Additional Resources from eSpark Learning.

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Business games

Learning with 'e's

I had previously explained that increasingly, many teachers and lecturers are sharing their content freely, because we are aware of the need to improve learning while reducing cost. I pointed out that some major players in the gaming industry are participating.

Chromebook or Tablet for the Classroom? Finding the Best of Both Worlds

EdTechTeam

Whether your students have access to a laptop, tablet, or both, there are many exciting ways to transform traditional teaching into 21st century learning. Google Docs + Explore. Game based Learning . Want to learn more about using Chromebooks in the Classroom ?

#06: The 6 Most Motivating Sketchnotes in Education Today

The CoolCatTeacher

SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. ” Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software.

25 Reading Sites and Apps

Technology Tidbits

As a follow up to my recent list on Math Sites/Apps found here, I've decided to compile a list of my favorite learning tools for Reading. Again, Mobile Learning and BYOD make it easier for any student to learn any core subject, especially that of Reading.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Haiku Learning (my LMS). Haiku Learning is my Learning Management system. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning .

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The SMART Learning Suite: Any device. Any Approach.

The Cornerstone Blog

Smart Technologies has just released the powerful new SMART Learning Suite…and it’s a set of resources any teacher can use, regardless of whether you have a SMART board or any interactive whiteboard at all! You can create your class from scratch or import your link from Google.

MIND Research launches K-12 math game-a-thon

eSchool News

Challenge encourages game-based learning to help kids learn to have fun with math. If they build it, they will learn from it. The kit also includes printable templates for inspiration and feedback forms for testing their game with peers. • Gaming News STEM

?Updates, Upgrades and Overheard: What Was Unveiled at ISTE 2017

Edsurge

After making a few rounds in the behemoth expo hall, we’ve rounded up the ones that made our ears perk up and what edtechies should look out for: Big news from the blue chips OGLING GOOGLE UPDATES: With over 70 million G Suite for Education users, Google’s education tools dominate U.S. Google also announced Cast for Education, a Chrome application that allows teachers and students to wirelessly share their screens with the class.

The SMART Learning Suite: Any device. Any Approach.

The Cornerstone Blog

Smart Technologies has just released the powerful new SMART Learning Suite…and it’s a set of resources any teacher can use, regardless of whether you have a SMART board or any interactive whiteboard at all! You can create your class from scratch or import your link from Google.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

Edsurge

This year’s cohort, whose products range from game-based learning to AI-generated flashcards, has a lot to be excited about. raised more than $9 million in a recent Series A round , and handheld wireless sensor company PocketLab is now teaming up with Google to bring the pocket-sized lab equipment to the Google Science Journal. It’s free for students, but the software isn’t free for all—teachers must pay $7 a year and Pro users pay $29 annually.

The SMART Learning Suite: Any device. Any Approach.

The Cornerstone Blog

Smart Technologies has just released the powerful new SMART Learning Suite…and it’s a set of resources any teacher can use, regardless of whether you have a SMART board or any interactive whiteboard at all! You can create your class from scratch or import your link from Google.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The New York Times broke the news this week that New America ousted its Open Markets team after it praised a recent EU fine against Google : “Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant.” ” New America has received more than $21 million from Google. “ We Said Google Was Dangerously Powerful, Then Google Proved Us Right,” writes Open Markets’ Matt Stoller in Buzzfeed. Facial recognition software.

The SMART Learning Suite: Any device. Any Approach.

The Cornerstone Blog

Smart Technologies has just released the powerful new SMART Learning Suite…and it’s a set of resources any teacher can use, regardless of whether you have a SMART board or any interactive whiteboard at all! You can create your class from scratch or import your link from Google.

The SMART Learning Suite: Any device. Any Approach.

The Cornerstone Blog

Smart Technologies has just released the powerful new SMART Learning Suite…and it’s a set of resources any teacher can use, regardless of whether you have a SMART board or any interactive whiteboard at all! You can create your class from scratch or import your link from Google.

How Schools Spark Excitement for Learning with Role Playing and Games

MindShift

Michael Matera’s students don’t merely learn about medieval Europe, they live it. Matera has played the game for years, and maintains that the fusion of history, fantasy, narrative and role-play is an effective formula to engage students in learning.

What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee

Edsurge

The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003, solving puzzles and battling bosses in games such as Doom, Darksiders 2 and Uncharted 4. Gee lives on a small farm, and when he’s not busy feeding donkeys or mashing buttons, he’s writing about what he’s learning about learning from video games. Gaming actually celebrates failure rather than punishing it.

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Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

We’ve made the full recording available as usual, via this direct link or the following embed: Inspired by her recent book, The Test , I began the conversation by asking how testing may change over the next few years, according to what the author learned from researching its history.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large.

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

MindShift

Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. High school kids use Google Apps because they can easily collaborate.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 3rd, 2014 Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgi The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” Via The Daily Times : “Blount County Schools building new options to personalize learning.” “ Can personalized learning prevail? (National) Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” Can Electrical Stimulation Help Us Learn?” “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12.

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 15th The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners.