Math Journals: Adaptive Software + A Metacognitive Practice

Catlin Tucker

An increasing number of school districts are investing in adaptive math software–online programs that adjust to the learner’s individual performance. The benefit of adaptive software is that it allows students to engage in personalized practice.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

By engaging and partnering with community stakeholders and organizations such as service providers, cable companies, and software companies and seeking grant opportunities, school districts will have access to digital equity resources and possible subsidized funding.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks

eSchool News

Using device-agnostic software called Neverware, districts are breathing new life into old laptops. Neverware, a New York-based startup, makes software that lets older computers run newer operating systems without compromising speed.

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]

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, Michael Horn used the theory of modularity and interdependence to explain why Google’s Chromebooks are stealing market share in K–12 education device sales from Apple and Microsoft. So which is better, Apple Maps or Google Maps?

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Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally

MindShift

Not only are many teachers using tablets and computers for classroom instruction, but many state tests are now administered on computers, adding incentive for teachers to teach digital reading strategies. HEADINGS AND HIGHLIGHT” STRATEGY. HIGHLIGHTING STRATEGY.

Getting Started With Google Apps for Education Training

Gaggle Speaks

Training on Google Apps for Education is extremely important from day one and should continue throughout the adoption year and beyond. Some users will likely already be familiar with some Google Apps. Is Your School Using Google Apps for Education?

What to Know Before Working With Google for Education

Edsurge

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. Lupoli, senior director of technical integration strategy at Irvine, Calif.-based based educator software provider Illuminate Education, was among four executives who talked candidly about working in Google’s partnership program for edtech companies.

How to Drive Safe Google Apps Adoption in Your School

Gaggle Speaks

Without the right strategies in place, most software and web-based tools—whether free or paid—are underused in education. Rolling out Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is really no different. You will learn: 12 ways to safely adopt Google Apps for Education into your school.

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

Catlin Tucker

In my previous post, I focused on strategies teachers can use before a lesson to assess prior knowledge. Below are strategies I have used during my lessons to learn about what my students know or can do. Quick Check with Google Forms or Schoology.

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

Catlin Tucker

In my previous post, I focused on strategies teachers can use before a lesson to assess prior knowledge. Below are strategies I have used during my lessons to learn about what my students know or can do. Quick Check with Google Forms or Schoology.

Google and Digital Promise Reimagine Teacher Tech Training with New National Program

Edsurge

This week, Google, in concert with Digital Promise and EdTechTeam , announced the start of the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a national program to help educators in low-income communities build advanced classroom technology skills. Liz Anderson Google is giving Digital Promise a $6.5 Unlike Google’s educator certification program , these coaches do not solely focus on training teachers to use Google products.

12 ways to adopt Google Apps for Education

eSchool News

A new digital resource offers tips to safely use Google Apps for Education. A new resource from Gaggle and Amplified IT offers technology facilitators 12 tips to help ensure that Google Apps for Education safe for teachers and students to use. “Without the right strategies in place, most software and web-based tools–whether free or paid–are under-used in education,” according to the guide. Next page: 12 tips for Google Apps.

As Google steals its education thunder, what can Microsoft do?

The Christensen Institute

Whereas Microsoft played the role of disruptor the first time around, in this chapter, Google is disrupting Microsoft and threatening to drive it out of most U.S. It did this by integrating to develop and build much of the machines from top to bottom—including product design, assembly, the operating system, and the application software. Microsoft responded by integrating its software suite (and later its web browser) into the Windows operating system.

6 Strategies to Make Your School of District’s Office Paperless

The 21st Century Principal

Still, I think these 6 simple strategies will go a long way in reducing the reliance on physical documents, hence paper. With this software, I take meeting notes, anecdotal notes, and share articles/resources with staff. Insist that others send you documents either as email attachments or share it with you as a Google Doc. Or I tell them, “Create your schedule on a Google Doc and just share it with me.”

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t

Edsurge

And the number of education-specific apps, services, and software I actually used consistently? Most teachers I know have adopted the Google Suite into their practice. Education Technology Practice and Implementation Strategies Edtech Business

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Edsurge

Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. Frontline Education , a provider of K-12 data software, is developing a new feature (or “skill”) for Alexa that allows administrators to access data, such as teacher evaluation reports and employment rates, through voice-activated commands. McGraw-Hill introduces a new English language arts software for grades 2-7 called Redbird Language Arts & Writing.

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

Kleinspiration

Most often we end up searching for an engaging app, website, video, or game that will help students understand the concept, skill, or strategy within the lesson. Google. Your Personalized Google for All Digital Resources & Content!

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Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

The CoolCatTeacher

As students reflect and track their own progress, they also receive feedback from teachers and insights from the software. How Do Teachers Use the Software? Guides students with evidence-based learning strategies. Integrates with Google Classroom.

Virtual Techniques for Co-writing

ProfHacker

I’ve noticed that everyone I work with has a different preference for technologies and strategies. Here are a few I’ve been using, and their advantages and disadvantages: Google Docs. Productivity Software collaboration collaborative writing writing

Friday 5 — 9.4.2015

Perry Hewitt

Related: Google switched this week to a sans serif logo, and the design community seems mostly to approve. And the impact may extend beyond ad serving, and affect organizations using analytics software like Google Analytics and Chartbeat.

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Secrets for Fun, Engaging Computer Science that Changes Kids Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Today, I challenge you to use one or both of these strategies in your classroom. Prior to teaching Alfred worked in the software industry for many years.

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#ETTchat: The Chromebook Creation Studio – an Interview with Greg Kulowiec & James Daley

EdTechTeacher

This fall, as part of our #ETTchat series , Communications Editor James Daley will be chatting with our EdTechTeacher instructors about some of their favorite tools, apps, and strategies for the classroom. A simple way to use Screencastify is to blend it with Google Docs or Google slides.

Friday 5 — 8.5.2016

Perry Hewitt

Alex Couch captures a frustration I've experienced with all kinds of software projects—a great deal of energy is expended designing for what might end up being the rarest and most involved use case, neglecting the lighter weight, most common use cases.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Is the hardware & software compatible? Keep your software up-to-date. It’s important to think about the long-term strategy; don’t stick with your existing infrastructure because it’s too big of a challenge to change things. Keep your software up-to-date.

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Friday 5 — 5.1.2015

Perry Hewitt

Given those scary statistics, this week Google launched Password Alert to let you know when a password reset may be in order. In my experience, there are few things more time-consuming or expensive than a free trial of new software.

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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

Not Just About Students: The Importance of Personalizing Learning for Teachers

Edsurge

Learning to integrate Google products and software into the classroom with Google Fundamentals I , focused on Technology Integration. Understanding the use of Moodle and Google in a student-led, hybrid/blended class setting. Education Technology Professional Development Learning StrategiesMy journey as an educator began thirty years ago and—I’ll admit—references to personalized learning were never mentioned or formally discussed back then.

Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Providing access to more than just apps, Google Chromebooks are the perfect tool to build the foundation for technology success in young students. We spent hours exploring strategies for creating and organizing files. Google Drive organization can be its own unit of study.

Educators Question AltSchool’s Pivot: Where Does Silicon Valley’s Philanthropy End and Profits Begin?

Edsurge

AltSchool, the education startup founded by former Google employee Max Ventilla, has so far juggled two businesses: building software to sell to other schools, and operating “micro-schools” where children and teachers enjoy small class sizes that also use technologies built by the company. Specifically, AltSchool does not believe it should continue to operate remote school locations (away from SF and NYC offices) given its strategy, path to growth, and finances,” the letter reads.

How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

Edsurge

I never thought that what I was doing would be considered “techy” or that this passion project could be setting me up for a future career as a computer scientist, software engineer, learning designer, research associate or UX designer—all jobs that I learned about much later in life by reading Careers with Code magazine. Collaborating on Google Docs, they came up with a handful of gaming- and hobby-related topics, such as how to create video games with Bloxels, Scratch and Code.org.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs).

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Firefox Add-On Protects Against (Most) Facebook Tracking

ProfHacker

In December, frustrated with Chrome’s bloat and Google’s constant hoovering of data, Ryan recommended giving the newest version of Firefox , the so-called Firefox Quantum browser, a try. If you use Facebook, do you have a strategy for keeping your data contained?

Use a Blogging Client as a Backup Method

ProfHacker

As you may have read , author Dennis Cooper recently had his blog deleted from Google’s Blogspot platform without adequate explanation. Alternately, what’s your strategy for backing up the content you post online? Software backup blog editor blogging blogs blogspot writing