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

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

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?

Edsurge

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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How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom

Neo LMS

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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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.

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.

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

Neo LMS

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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Free Up Phone Space with Gemini Photos

ProfHacker

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*).

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.

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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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.

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

EdTechTeam

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].

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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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.

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.

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+.

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.

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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K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology

EdTech Magazine

At Agawam Public Schools in Massachusetts , Curriculum IT Specialist Edward Jacques helped teachers integrate Google ’s virtual reality software, Google Expeditions , to do just that. . “So K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology.

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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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10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Tips on Better Searches (from Google) Infographic on Better Searches Common Craft Video on Web Search Strategies UPDATED thanks to a great comment below. Businesses still use MS Office for the most part, but iWorks, OpenOffice / LibreOffice, and Google Docs are all getting more popular.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Why waste it with standard Google Start Page? Try Shelfit from EdTech Software.

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Which Virtual Reality Headset Is Perfect For Education?

EdTech4Beginners

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.

Artificial Intelligence, Authentic Impact: How Educational AI is Making the Grade

EdTech Magazine

Recent Pew Research data shows that 95 percent of teens have access to a smartphone and 45 percent are online “almost constantly.” Artificial Intelligence, Authentic Impact: How Educational AI is Making the Grade. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 08/27/2019 - 11:25.

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Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

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.

EdTech4Beginners

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).

The Path to Full Tech Integration: From the First Conversation to Powerful Learner Use

Digital Promise

Many jobs, services, and even cars now use touchscreen interfaces, so technology skills learned on a smartphone or tablet are particularly transferable to all manner of everyday situations. This matches the reality for adult learners: most often, their only connection to the internet is a smartphone. A critical step in this path of transforming adult learners into confident users is designing and using software for any device the adult learner might have.

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.

Student Response in the Classroom

Hansen's Link to Tech

Google Forms : useful tool to help you create surveys, give student assessments, collect any type of information in a streamlined way. share it out to students, as they respond, project the real-time results from you response Google Spreadsheet.