If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some folks know that I started my education career as a middle school Social Studies teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. For instance, if I was teaching Social Studies today… My students and I definitely would be tapping into an incredible diversity of online resources.

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Try LearnBoost: Free Amazing Gradebook Software for Teachers!

Kleinspiration

? Learnboost: Free Amazing Gradebook, Attendance, and Lesson Planning Software you''re one click away. LearnBoost empowers educators with free administrative software for schools and classrooms.

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). Higher test scores could be caused by things other than the online software like great teaching. Most software is drastically underused by schools.

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.

10 Space Websites That Will Launch Your Class Study

Ask a Tech Teacher

100,000 Stars is programmed by space enthusiasts at Google. They choose what science their satellite will study, select the wavelengths, instruments, and optics that will be required, and then build! Use this game when studying space, problem solving and critical thinking.

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Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. She currently works at Google as an Eng.

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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] Join the Book Study! [32:04]

Boxlight and Globisens Release New Version of GlobiLab Analytical Software for the Labdisc

techlearning

– Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”), and K-12 science technology pioneer Globisens have released a new version of the GlobiLab analytical software for the Labdisc portable STEM lab.

Learn Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Essential Google Classroom Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Nancy with a great suggestion for an article topic: Google Classroom. In Google Classroom many educators like me found a great additional functionality and apps, which allowed managing the workflow efficiently, leaving more time for the teaching.

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Assessment Case Study Idea

The Electric Educator

The software is a bit quirky. The SRS software loads into MS PowerPoint where I create multiple choice quizzes. After the quiz, the SRS software can generate several different reports including customized study guides and instructor summaries.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

But for that concept to work, a child must spend a lot of time on the computer, feeding the system with data that the software uses to improve itself. Many programs and products produce reams of “research,” but they’re just sales materials masquerading as effectiveness studies.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

Humorous Look at What I Learned from my Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

The term “workaround” became popular in the latter half of the 20 th century as a method to circumvent a software problem but today, it applies any time you need to find an unusual and creative solution to a problem. #5: Humor Word study/Vocabulary

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Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge

Edsurge

Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. along with a handful of nonprofit organizations building education software for teachers, students and parents. Further studies are planned this summer.

Google, Expanding on HBCU Pilot, Launches ‘Tech Exchange’ to Boost Diversity in Industry

Edsurge

That’s the impetus behind Tech Exchange, Google’s latest effort to increase diversity in tech and make its own company look more like its users. based HBCU, in Google’s Mountain View, California headquarters to learn first-hand the skills and concepts they’d been studying in class. Even in their early conversations about Howard West, officials at Google planned to expand the program to other institutions.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

Edsurge

In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. Today, Google Maps is an open ecosystem for accurate, real-time geospatial and navigation data. Something is usually lost in translation when content publishers and software developers try to put state standards into their own databases.

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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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? Integrates with Google Classroom.

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

techlearning

Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are quality pieces of software, but the lack of them on anything other than Mac means adoption will be low. The online portal might work, but it is going to have to be a simple as Google Drive with an easy tie to email for it to work.

Everything Schools Should Know About Windows 10 Education Edition

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cortana ensures students keep up with daily tasks and can be instrumental for students who require personalized assistance in studying. . Classroom management Guest post Teacher resources computer hardware software young

What Skills Do Google, Pinterest, and Twitter Employees Think Kids Need To Succeed?

Edsurge

Here's the start to an interesting story: a Google program manager, a Twitter engineer, and a Pinterest employee walk into a bar. In today’s day and age, Google, Twitter and Pinterest are three of the largest employers in the United States and internationally. Alexandrea (Drea) Alphonso: I’m a Program Manager on the Google for Education team, responsible for bringing Google solutions, products, and programs to K-12 school districts.

Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft

Edsurge

Google in June announced an. Amazon and Microsoft’s cloud services both offer education programs, and now Google Cloud wants a part in shaping future computer scientists — and probably whatever they come up with using the tool. “We We want computer science students and faculty to experience Google Cloud Platform and learn what’s possible when you apply cloud computing to tough problems, just like we do at Google,” says Bram Bout, director of Google for Education.

In the marketplace: Google’s G Suite for Education, coding, grants, and more

eSchool News

In addition, Discovery Education and the districts are beginning a two year-long pilot review programs, bringing the Science Techbook to high school classrooms, as well as the Social Studies Techbook to middle school classrooms.

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.

10 Things We Learned Producing a Podcast at a University

ProfHacker

Simply sharing the results of a study is not enough. When did it seem like the study was failing? We also pay $7 per month to feed our podcasts through Libsyn, which makes them available through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.

What is Digital Pedagogy?

Tech Helpful

first thought was to google what others see as best practice digital pedagogy but I decided that wasn't being true to myself so I am stumbling through this thought via this blog post and really hope for feedback to flesh this out further.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Collaborative software. A landmark 2012 study found that classroom design alters academic progress over a school year by 25%. The study found five key design factors account for 73% of the variation in student performance. Interactive Software.

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Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy: Students need to develop both

Neo LMS

Students are bad at Google search. It is a common complaint that students perhaps over-rely on Google, and are not familiar with, or used to using, alternative search engines and databases. Basic software functionality: Not so great.

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Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

For the USB connection for the sensors, you need the USB connector and the Graphical Analysis Software. For the Wireless connection , you need the Labquest device and the software. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. chromebooks data Google for Educators STEM Vernier

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. By the end of second grade, students had explored mind-mapping programs and had moved on to presentation software. Google & Chromebooks.

Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom

Neo LMS

The software allows users to plot out events across a geography — it gives visual aides to any narrative, be it fictional, historical or personal. Google also has great story mapping software, called My Maps.

Vernier releases free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Graphs and data can then be exported into Google Drive. Students can additionally create and send experiment results to teachers, save work to Google Drive™ or export data to Plotly™ for further study. About Vernier Software & Technology Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 34 years. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable data loggers, sensors, and graphing/analysis software.

Knowing the Unknown: Monitoring to Keep Students Safe

Gaggle Speaks

We started looking for software that could monitor the email and document collaboration taking place in Google Docs,” said Director of Technology Ryan Adkins. Yorkville CUSD 115 turned to Gaggle and have found that both the software and customer service support meet their needs. “We

Some Thoughts on AI in the Classroom

Philly Teacher

The same is true for Amazon’s competitor, Google Home. AI is also way more than Siri, Alexa, or Google Home. Machine Learning and AI exist in the software we use, and many companies use it. educational technology google ISTE privacy

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Guest post: How to learn computer science at a summer school

EdTech4Beginners

The richest companies in the world are IT companies or companies related to software. Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook. Studying at either of these universities is a dream for many students all around the globe, but not many people can actually apply for this university. Computer science is one of the fastest emerging subjects in the world right now and the best thing about it is that there is a lot of scope for the subject in the entire world.

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