Follow Along With a Grad Seminar About Edtech: Part 1, Picking the Best Tech

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This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. On the one hand, we have more tools to choose from, and many services have gotten easier to use (think of the shift from wiki markup to Google Docs, or from separate video cameras and editing suites to all-in-one apps on smartphones). Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course.

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Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

Quick Check with Google Forms or Schoology. Teachers can use Google Forms and run the quick check like a quiz. If they use a combination of multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer questions, the Google Form will grade itself providing immediate data.

Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

Quick Check with Google Forms or Schoology. Teachers can use Google Forms and run the quick check like a quiz. If they use a combination of multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer questions, the Google Form will grade itself providing immediate data.

Video Assignments Are the New Term Paper. How Does That Change Teaching and Learning?

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This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. The Google-owned service is widely used that it may already soak up more than a third of all mobile traffic. We might imagine a video avatar representing a software tutor or answering campus questions in the shape of a college mascot or historical figure.

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

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We primarily used Craigslist for all hires except sales and software development. We screened them using a pre-interview questionnaire built in Google Form. Attending sessions and seminars at these events can also provide valuable professional development.

4 Ways to Get Started with Security

EdTech Magazine

Based on what they told us, we deployed a new firewall, upgraded all the software applications in our system and set up the system so it would notify us of any suspicious traffic. IT people at school districts are typically stretched thin and don’t have time to attend workshops and seminars. If time doesn’t allow, check out Google for Education’s online Digital Citizenship and Safety Course. 4 Ways to Get Started with Security. meghan.bogardu…. Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:51.

Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Webinars are held using Google Hangouts on Air, and shouldn''t require any special software. Join the mailing list HERE to get reminders and the links needed to log into each seminar.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ James Damore is moving his lawsuit against Google out of court,” The Verge reports. Here’s the Boing Boing headline on a new journal article about the Manne seminars at George Mason University : “A data-driven look at the devastating efficacy of a far-right judge-education program.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Google Brings Computing Courses to 10 Colleges.” The software in question: Exam4.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

Among the survey’s findings: Google Classroom is by far the most popular learning management platform, used in more than 80 percent of districts. Some seminars, titled “What to Consider When Selling into Schools from a Marketing Perspective” and “How to Engage Educators, Create Communities, Gain Purchasers and Brand Fans” has raised concerns that MAPLE may offer a channel for LearnLaunch-supported companies to sell their products into schools.

Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally

MindShift

Discourse is at the center of the strategies he teaches, which is why he’s not a fan of one-to-one programs that isolate kids on individual computers practicing rote skills through software. In this strategy, students have an excerpt of a difficult article open in Google Docs.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

This talk was delivered at Virginia Commonwealth University today as part of a seminar co-sponsored by the Departments of English and Sociology. “Software is eating the world,” investor Marc Andreessen pronounced in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in 2011.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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In the past couple of years the company has hired hundreds of software engineers, from the likes of Chinese internet giants Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent, to make that happen. In the Minerva Project, TAL is much more interested in the technology that allows the company to run online, asynchronous seminars (dubbed “ The Active Learning Forum ”) than launching new universities. Sinovation Ventures , a venture firm founded in 2009 by Google’s former chief in China.

Hack Education Weekly News

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A must-read on Trump University from Ars Technica : “Trump University and the art of the get-rich seminar.” “ Apple , Microsoft , Amazon and Google Are Fighting a War for the Classroom,” says Edutechnica , with a look at how many colleges have adopted their competing pseudo-LMSes. Education Politics. “ Spending Bill Could Revive Year-Round Pell Grants.”

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