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

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. 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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Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

TeacherCast

If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Schools and boards will forego free software for the right software.

10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs. by Brooks Hocog , The Google Docs Team. Take meeting notes in a Google Doc and share the notes with your fellow staff. Access Google Translate right from Docs and make translating a breeze.

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Feedly: An RSS Reader Replacement for Google Reader

The 21st Century Principal

With the impending demise of Google Reader, I have been in search for an RSS Reader replacement. I also tried other alternatives suggested on Twitter, such as Newsblur and some desktop software readers such as Feedreader. I liked Google Reader because of it''s simplicity.

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9 Super Apps For Stargazers

The CoolCatTeacher

iOS, Google Play, Kindle Fire ($2.99) [link]. iOS, Google Play (Free) [link]. 99) Night Sky Lite Google Play (Free). The app also gets you a subscription to Sky Magazine. Planetarium” Software. 7 – Google Sky. Get into Nature to Nurture.

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

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in Teach Secondary Magazine , July 2019. We have stepped seamlessly into a world called the Internet of Things — a world of interconnected software and human interaction. Google Home devices also have their share of the market.

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

There are a million ways to lose a day but not even a single way to get one back,” says Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister in Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risks on Software Projects. Tweak Your Tablet for Learning My favorite way to read blogs, magazines and such is Flipboard.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

The best educational example of this, I think, Google Cardboard where students simply download a VR educational app, slip their smartphones into a set of cardboard goggles, and are taken on a fully immersive journey to places such as Mars, the Great Wall of China and the Louvre.

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Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

If you are taking the grade for the quiz or test, you can send those grades to your Gradebook software in a snap. Google Forms. Time Magazine Article mentioned in the show. a Talk with Tony Vincent From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

13 Ways to Use Canva in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Unfortunately, it was (and continues to be) an expensive piece of software not traditionally included in Microsoft’s Office Suite (though that changed with Office 365). Magazines. Indigenous Cultures Magazine in Publisher.

Live Interview Thursday: Panel on Search Literacy with Google's Tasha Bergson-Michelson

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tasha Bergson-Michelson is a Search Education Curriculum Fellow at Google. She has been honored as a Library of Congress American Memory Fellow, a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and has received Time Magazine’s Grand Prize Award for innovative Internet curriculum.

11 Things Students Need to Know to Be Successful

The CoolCatTeacher

All software is useless if we don’t invest in the greatest software in the world… the human brain. The software within our children is the most important software being created. I look at magazines and think I don’t look like her either.”

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12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

I won’t take time in this article (I’m at about 1000 words right now) for a how-to on each activity so if you don’t know how to complete one, check with your IT folks or Google it: Make sure your firewall and antivirus programs are working. Update software.

The One Present I Wish Parents Would Give My Students

The CoolCatTeacher

They are collaborating in Google Docs with their partners out of town. Artists can use graphic tablets, software, or apps. Hands-on makers might like robots, a subscription to Make Magazine, or something to build.

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A Call to Remake the Maker Faire

Edsurge

The story starts in 2005 when Dale Dougherty founded MAKE: magazine as a quarterly publication with his long-time business partner, Tim O’Reilly. Their message was simple: Think creatively about hardware, much like people think about software.

Content Monitoring Tools Help K–12 IT Officials Patrol Internet Boundaries

EdTech Magazine

In education, software programs lend a helping hand just about everywhere, from device ­management to digital learning. Some schools even rely on ­software to save lives. Content Monitoring Tools Help K–12 IT Officials Patrol Internet Boundaries. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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Review: LittleBit’s Code Kit Makes Programming Fun

EdTech Magazine

LittleBits unique coding software is based on Google ’s Blockly, which makes programming more intuitive. The software is available for all major operating systems and installs quickly. blogs and produces videos for EdTech magazine.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. Mike Schwab has spent his career in finance, enterprise software sales and edtech.

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Innovative Ways to Encourage Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are three great options for audio writing in your classroom: Audacity –software download; free. Here are suggestions: LucidPress –provides professional-looking templates for brochures, magazines, fliers, and more. Slides–online free slideshow tool from Google.

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

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. Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now.

My Workflow as CIO - includes heavy use of Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

We manage multiple large IT projects at once, including desktops, Chromebooks, Smartboards, network upgrades, Kronos, printers, new school construction, multiple network applications and software, and also consult on all technology issues and purchases in the district.

7 Innovative Writing Methods for Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are three great options for audio writing in your classroom: Audacity –software download; free. Here are suggestions: LucidPress –provides professional-looking templates for brochures, magazines, fliers, and more. Slides–online free slideshow tool from Google.

Evernote Tips and Tricks Series - #10 - scanning documents and business cards

Educational Technology Guy

Or, you can use Fujitsu scanners, which have software that allows you to scan directly into Evernote. I''ve been able to digitize every document, photo and even old books, magazines, guidebooks and more using it. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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.

Make Your Classroom Truly Global

The Web20Classroom

It was easy to read about them in a magazine or watch a news report but she knew there had to be a better way. Google Hangouts can be a great alternative. So, with the software and hardware out of the way we can focus in on where to find people and projects.

Going Global-Tips And Resources For Global Collaborations

The Web20Classroom

It was easy to read about them in a magazine or watch a news report but she knew there had to be a better way. Google Hangouts can be a great alternative. So, with the software and hardware out of the way we can focus in on where to find people and projects.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

Sascha Zuger is a lifestyle journalist for national magazines, a travel writer, and a young adult novelist. Google Classroom —Digital learning management system using Google apps ? MobyMax —Digital personalized learning software ? Autodesk Inventor CAD Software.

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Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

In addition, Liz has published numerous articles and book chapters on new technologies and education in prominent publications such as Education Leadership, School Administrator Magazine, Scholastic, Edutopia, ISTE’s Edtekhub, and Learning and Leading with Technology.

What Happens When Technology Fails? 3 Work-Arounds

Ask a Tech Teacher

They will be wide-ranging, everything from a student’s device not having required software to the classroom systems not hooking up to the school’s network or wifi. Google the problem. Has this happened to you?

Review: Teachers, Students Get Interactive with InFocus JTouch Plus

EdTech Magazine

During testing, I invited several students to draw, write and take notes with the JTouch’s full-featured interactive whiteboard software. blogs and produces videos for EdTech magazine. Review: Teachers, Students Get Interactive with InFocus JTouch Plus. jena.passut_7651. Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:21. InFocus has been producing JTouch touchscreen displays in one form or another for several years. Previous models had whiteboard casting and a browser if the user purchased a LightCast key.

Most Read Articles on Ed Tech Guy from past week

Educational Technology Guy

Physion - free Physics Simulation Software 5. EdTech Magazine''s 50 Must Read EdTech Blogs & my additions to list 8. Group insurance for electronic devices , Algebrator algebra helper , Livescribe SmartPen and the Google ads. You can also follow me on Twitter and Google+. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. I''m recovering from injections to my back for my herniated discs and relaxing this weekend. Monday is graduation and Tuesday is the last day of school.

PopBoardz: a media dashboard for instruction and presentation

NeverEndingSearch

Simply drag and drop PDFs, JPEGs, videos, notes and websites, as well as anything in your camera roll, your Google or iCloud Drives as tiles onto a board. Currently, you can export to DropBox or Google Drive. So, what would happen if Pinterest and Symbaloo and Blendspace had a baby?

Connected Adults and Children - Can there be too much monitoring using technology?

Tech Helpful

There was a wooded area behind his home where he would play and one day he found some magazines that were hidden. These chromebooks are being monitored by Go Guardian software. This software works 24 hours a day no matter where the student is located at the time.

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

But as recently as 2016, a Gallup research poll conducted by Google found that only 40 percent of U.S. With the Trump administration prioritizing $200 million a year toward STEM and computer science education and tech giants including Microsoft , Google, Amazon and Facebook ponying up another $300 million , there may be opportunities for schools new to the idea of STEM to get started. . Alex writes for CDW’s Tech magazines and websites.

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K–12 Data Centers Move Toward Modular Designs

EdTech Magazine

It comes pre-engineered with integrated hardware and software , and includes everything necessary for plug-and-play connectivity. Like most districts in the age of Google , Shelton says, TCSD increasingly turns to outside vendors and services to move its data load to the cloud. Many districts use software-defined data centers to reduce infrastructure costs and simplify IT management while also boosting resiliency. K–12 Data Centers Move Toward Modular Designs.

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