District launches responsive website from Rediker Software

eSchool News

Waltham Public Schools chooses Rediker Software’s RediSite for their 10 schools and district office to meet the increasing mobile needs of parents, students and staff.

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software


In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. Officials estimate that developing the software has cost more than $100 million in foundation grants and university dollars.

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The demise of Google’s Project Ara and modularity in computing

The Christensen Institute

From a business model point of view, Google could enable an ecosystem where modules could be provided by multiple third parties, collecting platform rents and expanding the market to potential nonconsumers on the basis of price reduction and customization.

Lots of great new things coming to Google Apps and Chromebooks!!!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks have become truly awesome resources for schools and Google just keeps improving them. With this new announcement, the Google Play Store and most of it's app will work with Chromebooks. I have over 100 apps on my smartphone, sync Evernote offline (9,000 notes) and sync Google drive offline and I am only using 9GB (18GB if you count the hundreds of photos and videos of my daughter). Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Friday 5 — 10.21.2016

Perry Hewitt

The Atlantic explores the role of moral integrity in software design. Google's flight-searching tool is my go-to for delays and gates -- I've had airlines notify me of a flight delay an hour into a wait on the tarmac. NYC folks: there's a Google popup store to check it out in Soho.).

Google Assistant and Edwin Want To Be Your Next English Tutor


Google Assistant can remind users about appointments, turn off TVs, and help drivers manage tasks from behind the wheel. Google is investing in the education startup Edwin , an AI-powered English tutor that was one of eight education technology companies to come out of Y Combinator’s latest demo day. The undisclosed investment is part of a new program Google has set up to bring early-stage startups and their ideas to Google Assistant.

Google, Major Teacher Network Partner to Share Digital Resources, Lessons

Marketplace K-12

A major online marketplace for free and fee-based teaching resources, which also serves as a network for millions of educators globally, has announced a partnership that will bring Google’s educational resources aboard its website. For its part, Google also announced that it would open up access to Google Expeditions, the app that houses a series of virtual reality “field trips” designed for K-12 classrooms. Q&A: Google ‘s ‘Senior Education Evangelist’ Talks About K-12.

New Products from Google and their Implication for Educators

The Electric Educator

Google's much anticipated October 4 product launch matched many leaks and rumors leading up to the event and features 4 new products, 1 product refresh, and several new connections points between new and existing hardware. Helps with search accuracy in Google Photos. google

Can an AR and VR Pilot Program From Google Prepare Kids for Future Careers?


Virtual reality has been the driving force behind Google’s Expeditions app since it launched three years ago. Julie Menin, Media and Entertainment Commissioner This past school year Google says over one million students have used the AR tools as part of the company’s Expeditions Pioneer Program. Partnering with Google For the staff at Google, NYC schools’ desire to adopt AR tools into their classroom appears to be a win-win for the company.

Lenovo, Google launch Project Tango device

eSchool News

At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo announced the development of the first consumer mobile device with Project Tango in collaboration with Google. Project Tango technology gives a mobile device the ability to navigate the physical world similar to how we do as humans.

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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Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Collaborative software. These spaces offer convenient seating plus tech like audio, display, and sharing software. Google Classroom integration makes it even easier to educate tomorrow’s citizens. Interactive Software. Classroom Design Then and Now. Rows of seats.

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Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2016 Version

Educational Technology Guy

I'm a huge user of Google Apps and Evernote. If I am traveling, I only bring my smartphone and my Acer Flip Chromebook and am able to do everything I need to with them. My personal smartphone is an LG G4 running Android. Google Apps - for both work and home.

New Ways to Gamify Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Augmentation: Technology not only replaces a traditional tool but adds functionality, e.g. using Google Earth to explore the setting of a story rather than a map. e.g. using virtual meeting tools (like Google Hangouts) to include housebound students in a class. Google Expeditions.

My Favorite and Most Used Tech, Apps and Extensions

Educational Technology Guy

The rest of the files I need to use that are not in Evernote or Google Drive are setup in my Dropbox so that they are synced on my home and school computers and my smartphone. Google - I know this is kind of vague because Google has so many services, but I use a lot of them. Blogger for this blog and my class blogs, Sites for my class website , Gmail, Google+ , Calendar , Google Drive and Docs, search and so much more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Stencyl –build games without coding with downloaded software. App Inventor –build Android apps on a smartphones; from MIT. Google Computer Science for High School –free workshops (with application) for K-12 teachers.

Great Tips, Resources and Ideas for Going Paperless in the New Year

Educational Technology Guy

Google is one of the sponsors of the Paperless pledge and has some tips, resources and ideas for going paperless and I have collected a variety of resources and tips. all files distributed as PDF''s when possible - readable on any system - Train your employees on going paperless From Google: 7 best ways to go paperless. 1) Use cloud storage: One place to create, share and keep all your files Google Drive: Get started with 5GB free. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

First, 3D bear is a free download for smartphones and tablets. Got a smartphone or tablet? Explore 3D Bear Now So, for example, if a student goes into Sketchup (formerly Google Sketchup) and you’ve added Sketchup’s STL extension, they can create or import items and then export them.

Free Up Phone Space with Gemini Photos


Building from the maxim that the best camera is the one you have with you, the camera(s) on any smartphone is one of its most important features. And it keeps your photos on your phone–nothing goes out to any server somewhere (*Google*).

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

UAMEZ’s Tech Team builds capacity for language literacies in their daily ministry, starting with basic skills like how to use a smartphone and how to draft an email or text message.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Like many folks in today’s workforce, I spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer screen with my smartphone close by, responding to a flurry of emails, calls, texts, and calendar invitations. Google Draw (free). Software.

New Chromebook, Chromebox and updated Chrome OS - look awesome, great for education

Educational Technology Guy

Google and Samsung have just announced a new Chromebook, the Chromebox and the new version of Google''s Chrome OS. I have been a long time user of Google''s Chrome OS and Chromebook (almost two years) on their beta device, the CR-48. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

A teacher with a smartphone has amazing tools in hand. It grades in a snap using your smartphone. 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.

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


Google Docs + Explore. Teaching research-based writing can feel like a high peak to summit, but Google is trying to make it simpler through the use of the explore tool in Google Docs. She is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator and regularly blogs at [link].

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wouldn’t you love to experiment with 5G on your smartphone or play with Samsung’s foldable phone? App developers can work for software companies, retailers, in healthcare, in the travel industry, for the entertainment industry, or in financial services.

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


Smartphones are sometimes smarter than their owners and the idea of people going to Mars moved away from sci-fi novels and into the realm of things that might happen in the not so distant future. Google Home devices also have their share of the market.

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Tomorrow, 3/31, is World Backup Day - make sure your data is backed up and safe

Educational Technology Guy

Many of them come with software build in to set up automatic backups and Windows and Mac have automatic backup apps. You can even make an image of your hard drive so that you don''t have to reinstall software if you need to start from scratch. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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It's World Backup Day - make sure your data is backed up

Educational Technology Guy

Many of them come with software build in to set up automatic backups and Windows and Mac have automatic backup apps. You can even make an image of your hard drive so that you don''t have to reinstall software if you need to start from scratch. Follow me on Twitter and Google

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PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. can of soda, and smart enough to automatically sync with your desktop, smartphone, or iPad. software. free software is an intuitive way to graph motion, rate of change, and slope. While you’re waiting, download the free software to your phone or laptop (or iPad).

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Which Virtual Reality Headset Is Perfect For Education?


The front-facing camera allows the software to identify any moving or static objects in a room; this functionality can be used as part of a Chaperone safety system, which will automatically display a feed from the camera to the user to safely guide users from obstacles. Google Cardboard.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years


Let’s take a look at the some of the innovation in E-learning industry in the last 10 years: The Usage of Smartphones. Smartphones have become an essential part of our lives. According to a Google report , almost 80% people don’t exit their homes sans smartphones. This is the level of vitality of smartphones which makes it necessary for the e-learning industry to introduce mLearning, i.e., mobile learning on a large scale.

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Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.


With the ease of Google Apps and similar applications, employees and students alike can share files and work on documents and spreadsheets in real time – whether they’re a mile down the road or in a different country altogether.

3 Ways for Students to Create with Devices

Indiana Jen

Smartphones and tablets, even more so, have allowed them to become mobile and agile ones. Making a video is easy and can by done with a smartphone, tablet, and/or computer. Free software options include iMovie (MacOS & iOS), Movie Maker (Windows), and FilmoraGo (iOS & Android).

How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom


Google Expeditions , Discovery VR or NYTVR are just a few examples that allow that to happen. Smart speakers like Google Home , Amazon’s Echo Dot or Apple’s HomePod find their way into more and more households.

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Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

Ask a Tech Teacher

No plugs, electricity, logins, registrations, software, or magic codes. The code symbols are a bit small for a smartphone screen and become hidden under the iPhone’s lower coping. . There are a lot of options if you want to bring programmable robots to your classroom.