Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I just clicked on the Google button and signed in with my Google account. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

SSUITE - free office productivity software

Educational Technology Guy

SSUITE is free office productivity software that can be downloaded and used on any Windows system. Software includes: Desktop Office Suite (word processing, spreadsheets), money managers, invoice software, web browser, image editing, email, utilities, and much more.

5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction.

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.

Mimio Teach Interactive System - great IWB system with great features

Educational Technology Guy

There are a variety of brands and devices out there, and one that I like is the Mimio Teach system. There is software for it that is similar to the Smart Board software and there are tons of lessons and resources available on their site. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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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.

New Analytics Tool From CDW, Lightspeed Systems Helps Schools Optimize Tech Use

Educational Technology Guy

We’re pleased to partner with Lightspeed Systems to help schools harness their device data – rather than be burdened by it – so they can make better decisions about their technology investments, optimize technology use and protect their students’ safety.” Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Google Addresses the Future of Chromebooks

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff Amid rumors of change, Google explains why ChromeOS isn't going anywhere. Cloud Cloud apps Continuity of Operations Data Center Hardware Operating Systems Software

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. RediSite websites are built with the user-friendly content management system (CMS) concrete5.

A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

Fractus Learning

Did you ever explore a learning possibility only to realize that the software to make it happen costs a lot of money? Do you want to explore 3-D animation but don’t want to spend a lot of money on software you might not ultimately use? You might want to explore Open Source software!

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.

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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Dell debuts new collaborative software for Chromebooks

eSchool News

Dell Classroom, a new software solution available for Dell Chromebooks, helping foster student and teacher engagement. Dell also introduced Dell Classroom, a new Chrome-based software solution designed to promote more individualized engagement between students and teachers in the classroom.

Digital Surveillance Systems Help Keep K–12 Students, Staff Safe from Harm

EdTech Magazine

Digital Surveillance Systems Help Keep K–12 Students, Staff Safe from Harm. The district’s surveillance system not only allows school resource officers and administrators to monitor school grounds in real time, it also allows them to identify those involved in incidents after the fact, says Technology Director Timothy Grant. “We A few years ago, the district began moving to a unified video capture system for all of its buildings. The old system relied on DVRs,” he says.

The Game-Changing Potential of Learning Management Systems

Leadership Lounge

To address these needs, districts are widely adopting learning management systems (LMS) as the digital hub for their classrooms. classrooms: Edmodo and Google Classroom — part of Google’s G Suite for Education.

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Wiiboard Software

The Electric Educator

Nintendo Wii controler (Note: you do NOT need to have the Wii system. Smoothboard softwar e (this freeware is based off of the original work done by Johnny Chung Lee however it works much better and has several added components) 4. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). Turing a Nintendo Wii controler into a smartboard is a relatively simple process. Here is what you need.

Google’s Soli Uses Gesture Technology to Immerse K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

Google’s Soli Uses Gesture Technology to Immerse K–12 Students. In January, the Federal Communications Commission approved Google ’s Project Soli , a sensing technology that uses miniature radar to detect touchless gestures. .

McMinn County School System Makes Boxlight’sProColor Interactive Flat Panels the New Classroom Standard

techlearning

McMinn County School System in Athens, Tenn., Our classrooms previously had projectors and interactive whiteboards, but they were aging, with some being anywhere from seven to 10 years old,” said Mickey Blevins, superintendent for the McMinn County School System.

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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Microsoft Unveils Lower-Cost K-12 Devices in Fight for School Market

Marketplace K-12

Google's Chromebooks still dominate the U.S. Marketplace K-12 Games / Apps hardware / software Learning Management / Student Information Systems Software / Hardware Tech Titansmarket, and Microsoft's new changes seem aimed at trying to answer and one-up its rival. The post Microsoft Unveils Lower-Cost K-12 Devices in Fight for School Market appeared first on Market Brief.

10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs. by Brooks Hocog , The Google Docs Team. Take meeting notes in a Google Doc and share the notes with your fellow staff. Set up a peer review system. Work offline: Google Docs offers offline creation and editing, too.

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Testing Wavebox for Google Inbox (and More)

ProfHacker

I used to be meticulous about sorting email into an elaborate folder system and was nervous about abandoning it. They all felt clunky and did not integrate well into the operating system. Subjectively, this seems to be true, as Wavebox never seems to drag on my system.

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+.

Learning Management Systems: Who are they for?

Reading By Example

A learning management system, or “LMS” is defined as “a digital learning system” that “manages all of the aspects of the learning process” (Amit K, 2015). In addition, discussion boards and assessment tools are available for teachers and students in most systems. This definition and description of your typical LMS leads to an important question: Who is the learning management system for? Google Classroom , Schoology and Edmodo fall into this category.

Learning Management Systems: Who are they for?

Reading By Example

A learning management system, or “LMS” is defined as “a digital learning system” that “manages all of the aspects of the learning process” (Amit K, 2015). In addition, discussion boards and assessment tools are available for teachers and students in most systems. This definition and description of your typical LMS leads to an important question: Who is the learning management system for? Google Classroom , Schoology and Edmodo fall into this category.

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

Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks for Schools

Educational Technology Guy

Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks https://www.google.com/edu/ How does Google Apps and Chromebooks compare to Apple or Microsoft inside the classroom? Google Apps and Chromebooks are extremely easy to use. Google Classroom i s a game-changer…it allows teachers to share resources and communicate with students, distribute, collect and grade assignments, and so much more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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.

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.

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

The Christensen Institute

In schools across America, the operating system inside its computers is once again changing. 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.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. A module to allow for the use of Google Apps within Moodle. Classroom management Online education Teacher resources LMS Moodle software

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District Tech Chief Weighs Options in Choosing Among K-12 Tech Titans

Marketplace K-12

A district technology leader attending the FETC conference this week explains how he chooses among Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon products. Marketplace K-12 Learning Management / Student Information Systems Software / Hardware Tech TitansThe post District Tech Chief Weighs Options in Choosing Among K-12 Tech Titans appeared first on Market Brief.

Backupery - free backup of Evernote and Google Bookmarks for Education users

Educational Technology Guy

Backupery is a service that provides back up of your Evernote Data and Google Bookmarks. link] , Backupery for Evernote is a Windows software application that performs regular backup of your Evernote data. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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. Unfortunately, current learner navigation systems more closely resemble the early, self-contained GPS devices with incomplete and inaccurate maps.