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How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them? social media

Software that Supports Multilingual Dialogue


Know that misunderstanding is already a large part of any conversation on social media and in person, especially when talking across cultures and when some participants are non-native speakers of the language used. Google translate (also available as app).

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Want Kids to Be Kind on Social Media? Let Them Chat

Graphite Blog

Someday, I’d like all of my students to grow up to be the kinds of people I would want to friend on Facebook, or Instagram, or Snapchat, or whatever the social media du jour is at the time. Google Classroom, Edmodo, Schoology: They all have a chat feature.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. Google Cardboard costs like, what — $12 – and every kid has a smartphone.

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby


If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Users of social media like Facebook have been learning the old saw , if you’re not paying for a product or service, you’re the product.

3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 557 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments.

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3 Ways Schools can Help Users to Protect their Accounts from Malware, Phishing, & Cyber-scams.

Indiana Jen

Users were sent an email that appeared to be from Google and asked to click on a document for collaboration. Keep your Operating System & Security Software Up to Date. However, keep your operating system and security software up to date is essential to cyber-security.

Why You Just Lost 20 Minutes to the Internet


Harris, who worked as a designer at Google until 2016, is the founder of Time Well Spent , a design philosophy intended to change the ways companies and engineers use technology. Software Uncategorized design distraction internet procrastination social media time time management

How to Store Your Twitter Archive on Github Pages


Unfortunately, Google has announced that they will no longer be hosting web pages on GoogleDrive. Software GitHub Hawksey social media Twitter

Class Tech Tips: How To Skype with an Expert in Your Classroom


Class Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Using Social Media to Tell Your School’s Story ] Skype with an Expert In my book Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning for a Tech-Rich Classroom , I talk about the power of virtual reality to spark questions.

4 Take Aways from ATLIS 2017

Indiana Jen

Jaime Casap , Chief Education Evangelist at Google, kicked off the conference with a humorous but compelling keynote where he highlighted the need for young people to learn both Computer Science and Coding.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers. Google Chrome is, increasingly, where it’s at. But for the here and now, as far as browsers are concerned, Google Chrome is king, and part of what makes it great are Google Chrome Extensions. Google Similar Pages.

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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.

5 Tips for New Teachers to Be-come Connected Educators #ce15

Teaching With Soul

″ can be applied across broad categories of emerging technology tools and design principles, social and economic shifts, business philosophies, participatory media and culture, etc. They are social. 3) Be Willing to Join a Social Media Network.

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Track RSS Feeds (Yes RSS) with Feedly


When Google Reader was retired in 2013, many people lost their favorite way to keep up with new posts from their favorite news websites and blogs. Recently, however, I’ve been working to cultivate my own media a bit more deliberately. Reviews Software blogging google reader rss

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

It is taking me a while to convert my most popular speeches like “Differentiating Instruction with Technology” to the new software, but after I do, I’m so much happier with the flow of the presentation. Google Drive (Collaborative Writing).

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Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below I have gathered resources and interviews featuring Buncee , Kahoot , PowerUpToys , Epson Education , MakeyMakey , GoBubble , Extreme Networks , Texthelp , Qball , Bitsbox , Bulb , Soundtrap , the Goals Project , Impero Software , and NetSupport.

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100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is a great way to connect, share, learn and communicate with other educators and with students and parents. Schools can use social media to connect with parents and the community and communicate with staff and students. Facebook is one social network that schools and teachers use with their students, when it isn''t blocked by the school filtering software! Follow me on Twitter and Google+. facebook social media social network

Google + Pinterest + Dropbox = [NEW] Free @appolearning (Lesson Planning Dream)!


Google. Your Personalized Google for All Digital Resources & Content! From there, login via Facebook, Google or Twitter to get started. Find Engaging Resources, Save them to Your Collections, and Organize Your Lesson Planning Favorites! -

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Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Finally, members learn to use software such as Faithlife Proclaim and SlingStudio to broadcast services and events. Literacy skills related to connections involve the ability to use online social and professional networks, like Instagram, WhatsApp, or LinkedIn.

Secrets for Fun, Engaging Computer Science that Changes Kids Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. And remember, educators who care, share – share what you do with me and others on the social media platform of your choice, or even better – in real life at your school.

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Xirrus, Google partner on K-12 SSO wi-fi

eSchool News

The latest Xirrus EasyPass feature adds new functionality that lets schools and businesses integrate wi-fi network access with Google application ecosystem. Google Apps for Education has seen tremendous adoption in K-12 schools over the past few years.

Protecting Kids During and After Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

During synchronous instruction using Zoom or Google Hangouts, don't take pictures of kids and post them to social media. Gaming and social media use by kids has risen dramatically during social distancing.

Thinking about Google Arts and Culture’s “Is your portrait in a museum?”


You may remember that the Google Arts and Culture App was selected as an AASL Best App for 2017. ” feature uses facial recognition to connect your own selected selfie to a Google Arts and Culture doppelganger, a look-alike from among its millions of collected portraits. Developed by the Paris-based nonprofit Google Cultural Institute, the app leverages the powers of thousands of partner museums and organizations to share millions of works of art.

Better Presentations with Sway


I did them in Google Sides and they are…boring. First off, Sway does not (yet) play nice with Google Apps or Dropbox; of course it wants you to use the Microsoft cloud-based service. And the presentation can be shared on social media, as well as embedded on the web.

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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Going viral

Learning with 'e's

Viral content is content that becomes quickly popular when it is shared by many across social media platforms. Other commentators swear that plug-ins and other software is the secret to viral content. creative commons sharing content social media amplfication viral Katie Hafner

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Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Collaborative software. Even Social Media and YouTube play a part. These spaces offer convenient seating plus tech like audio, display, and sharing software. Teaming tables, media tables, and lounges. Interactive Software. Classroom Design Then and Now.

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Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

OLPC is premised on the basis of one child interacting with one free laptop, in many ways a counter to social forms of learning witnessed in communal contexts such as Mitra's Hole in the Wall project. OER computer games social media OLPC

Updates to Noisli


But the real magic happens when you create a free Noisli account (you can sign up with an email/password, or use a Google or Facebook login). You can also share your sound combination via social media.

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"Don't be a Troll" meme contest - calls on students to help combat internet trolling

Educational Technology Guy

The contest, organized by Impero Software, is a way to promote empathy and digital citizenship, and to bring attention to the issue of online “trolls” in a creative, fun way. Follow me on Twitter and Google

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.

End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Keep your antivirus software active. Update any software that needs it.

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9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

It has been great watching the stream of potential uses for Google Wave roll in. Here are what I believe to be the best potential uses of Google Wave. I could see the Google Wave being used for class discussions and assignments on these snow days. Google Wave

Reading, Writing and. AI Literacy? Conrad Wolfram Wants to ‘Fix’ Math Education


Wolfram Research is a powerhouse of mathematics software, making Mathematica, which is used by scientists, and Wolfram Alpha, a kind of search engine for quantitative information that they call a “computational knowledge engine.”