Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Although some academic institutions and educational professionals still doubt the high value of eLearning software, technology-based education is no longer a myth. Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software? Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software Online forms might not be the first thing that comes to mind as a helpful classroom tool. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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How Crowdfunding Is Matching Teacher Requests to District Tech Policies


Policies, technical guidelines and even legal fine print can occasionally throw monkey wrenches into school requests for resources, particularly on the technology side (imagine requesting a Windows tablet only to find the district doesn’t support that operating system). We are moving to Chromebooks, plus different brands and software, so we require management licenses,” she explains, referring to the subscription offerings Google requires to make its technology work.

Impero Software Announces New Version of Impero Education Pro at ISTE 2018


Impero Software today announced the latest version of Impero Education Pro V7. The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product ? Impero Education Pro ? at ISTE 2018


Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

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] See: Copyright Policy.

What is G Suite for Education? | What You Need to Know! (FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

Whether you are brand new to Google or a seasoned user, there are probably a few things you don’t know about G Suite for Education. If you want to become a Google Certified Educator or Trainer, you need to learn the basics of G Suite for Education. (It See: Copyright Policy.

What to Know Before Working With Google for Education


Even if you don’t like Google, Jeremy Lupoli told a crowded room surrounded by products from the tech giant, you’ll still have to work with it to get ahead in the education technology industry. based educator software provider Illuminate Education, was among four executives who talked candidly about working in Google’s partnership program for edtech companies. You’d be stupid to say, ‘We don’t want to partner with Google,’” Lupoli noted.

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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5 Reasons Why Google Vault is Not a True Archive

Gaggle Speaks

If you’re a G Suite for Education user who thinks that Google Vault will fulfill all of your eDiscovery and compliance needs, you might want to reconsider. Here are five reasons why Google Vault is not an archive. You can’t set a retention policy for files in Google Drive.

Transmit, regurgitate. Transmit, regurgitate. Transmit, regurgitate…

Dangerously Irrelevant

The online tutorial or learning software or YouTube video transmits information to the student. . The student’s role is to regurgitate what was transmitted with enough fidelity that the teacher or software system can check off that the student ‘knows’ it.

What the New Features in Google Vault Mean to K-12 Administrators

Gaggle Speaks

Some new Google Vault features likely caught the eye of K-12 technology directors and email administrators. The biggest announcement that certainly got our attention was that Vault is now able to retain data in Google Drive. Google set storage limits for all of their users.

Six Ways to Protect Student Data and Prevent Cyberattacks


K-12 schools can often be at high risk, because they tend to rely on a broad range of apps and software and are big users of web-based learning and testing. K-12 schools can often be at high risk, because they tend to rely on a broad range of apps and software and are big users of web-based learning and testing. The aim is to interact with the user and influence and manipulate their actions to gain access to systems and install harmful software.

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Meet Aidan, the U.S. Education Department’s Financial Aid Chatbot


With little detailed information available about Aidan in the wake of its birth announcement, it’s too soon to say whether the bot can achieve that goal, Megan Coval, vice president of policy and federal relations for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, told EdSurge.

Why You Should Backup & Archive Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive

Gaggle Speaks

Last month’s announcement that Vault now supports Google Drive finally recognizes that G Suite users keep information in more places than their inbox, yet many school districts still focus their attention on archiving just email communications. . When it comes to backing up and archiving Google Drive or its competitor, Microsoft OneDrive, the good news is that there are plenty of similarities to email as you move beyond the inbox.

Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You


There’s not enough time in the day for educators to read each company’s privacy policy. Those who make the time will often find that the policies tend to be long, dense and difficult to decipher. That’s our best way of communicating what’s in a 20-page privacy policy,” says Girard Kelly, counsel and director of the privacy review at Common Sense. Apps that are deemed “Not Recommended” either don’t support data encryption or lack a complete privacy policy.

How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can edit images inside Google Docs and Slides? In just a few clicks, you and your students can add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Google Slides !

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

Google has been working to bridge the gap between the tablet and laptop by allowing us to use Android apps on a Chromebook. Google sent me one of these to demo during one of my ISTE presentations, but I had to return it to Google (sad face). Update your Chromebook software.

10 Things We Learned Producing a Podcast at a University


This is a guest post by Carol Jackson , the digital content strategist at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and lead producer, with Alison Jones and Karen Kemp, of the school's podcast_ Ways & Means Show. She also produces the podcast Policy 360.

States Issue Privacy Ultimatums to Education Technology Vendors


The Connecticut law outlines terms around the way identifiable student information can be used by vendors—anyone from yearbook publishers to niche apps to Google. I get an email a day from district tech directors asking about Google. In response, the state’s department of education created an online platform, called the Connecticut Educational Software Hub , to help speed the process. Still, it has been an uphill battle to get edtech behemoths like Google to even bother. “I

Passwords, Permissions and Student Data—How One District Got Account Provisioning Right


Like many K-12 districts, Norwalk uses Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD), which allows administrators to assign policies and deploy software across the entire school district. The district plans to use it as a hub that automatically connects disparate data sources—including student information systems (SISs) and human resources—to one or multiple directories, such as Microsoft’s AD, Azure/O365, and Google. Education Technology School Infrastructure Policy Data and Research

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Filenames and LaTeX and Pandoc, oh my!


A couple of years ago Natalie explained how to batch convert documents using Google Drive , but as she noted, the standard version of Google Drive 1 might not be the best solution for sensitive documents. Productivity Software batch conversion command line file conversion latex pandoc

Practicing Privacy: Insights from Edtech Lawyer Gretchen Shipley


University of California, Berkeley students filed suit against Google for illegally scanning their emails. In one specific statute, for example, there are nine elements that need to be in any contract between a school district and a software vendor, if they are using pupil information. Our job is not to say, “No, you can’t use this software.” It’s to ask, “How can we work with this software company?” How can companies increase awareness of privacy policies?

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Confronting K-12 Cybersecurity and the End of Innocence


Apple , Equifax , Google , Intel , Uber and even the federal government have been in the news, it has remained an open question as to whether K-12 schools themselves are really at risk. Many commonsense cybersecurity steps for districts are not costly or complicated, including ensuring school software is patched and up-to-date, implementing. modern password policies , and educating school staff and students about how to be more skeptical of emailed links and file downloads.

Students Are Bringing Chromebooks Home from School, and That’s Creating Cybersecurity Issues


Many of the educational applications students use today—Google Docs, MinecraftEdu, StudyBlue and others—are web-based, making Chromebooks apt for how modern educators are teaching and how students are comfortable learning. And because all these apps and data for Chromebooks reside on Google’s cloud , they are also easier to maintain, backup and keep secure. One alternative is to make use of specialized Chromebook security software. Education Technology Data Privacy Policy

EdTech Acronyms Explained


AUP – Acceptable Use Policy. GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). OSS – Open Source Software (programs online that are free to use).

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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.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Would 20 hours of one student logged into Google Classroom, or 20 students logged in for one hour, suffice? Textbooks have given way to Google Classroom and the Blackboard Learn management system, and lessons are assigned, submitted and assessed online.

Dear Google: Please let us use YouTube at School!

The Electric Educator

Google''s products are wonderful classroom resources. I agree with this policy: there is simply too much garbage on YouTube to allow student access. Google has a prime opportunity to own educational video content on the web by optimizing YouTube for use by educational institutions.

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Lessons Learned from Remote Learning – SULS062

Shake Up Learning

Introducing Fluency Tutor; an App for Google Chrome that helps students improve reading fluency while saving busy teachers valuable time. Luckily their schools were already using Chromebooks and Google Classroom very heavily, so they just had to alter their lesson structure.

#hourofteach (or, Will the Last Philanthrocapitalist Turn Out the Lights?)

Improving Education Environments

There is not a widely accepted primer on the history of educational policy (and subsequent reform) in the United States. This makes the last 40 years of federal education policy unsettling. Here is an odd thing about Washington.


Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Below are a few online tools and software suggestions that can help your organization during this process. Google Draw (free). Software. Try this : Where possible, take action at the public policy level to address digital inclusion.

#hourofteach (or, Will the Last Philanthrocapitalist Turn Out the Lights?)

Improving Education Environments

There is not a widely accepted primer on the history of educational policy (and subsequent reform) in the United States. This makes the last 40 years of federal education policy unsettling. Here is an odd thing about Washington.


A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

Two news stories this week have turned my attention (again) to the issue of conflict of interest in education, technology, and public policy. The second conflict-of-interest related news story (set of stories, really) involves New America and Google/ Eric Schmidt.

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5 steps for implementing a 1:1 program


Going Google… or Microsoft… or Apple. Google, Microsoft and Apple are really just the big players of the industry, but you’ll find many more options if you look beyond them. This means that both the security of the hardware and that of the software must be ensured.

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