Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

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Classroom Digital Citizenship Game-based Learning Gamification Internet Management Software TrainingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant’s Be Internet Awesome campaign now includes a free course for teachers.

Free computer training resources and courses

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As technology changes and schools upgrade software, add new apps, change hardware or operating systems, and more, faculty, staff and students need training and support. link] Related: Collection of free training resources for Windows, Office, Google Apps, and more.

Autodesk offers free software to all students and schools

Educational Technology Guy

Autodesk , make of AutoCAD and other CAD and design software titles, is now offering AutoCAD and Fusion 360 free for education use. The education page, [link] , has the download links, as well as resources, training tips, help and support, and more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

This Workforce Partnership Trains Tech Talent. Can It Boost Civic Engagement Too?

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Shuffling along the stations are adult professionals—among them city officials, including the mayor of San Leandro, and representatives from Google, Sony and Wells Fargo—who offer guidance and poke holes in the projects. SAN LEANDRO, Calif. —

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?

A Bootcamp Down Under: Trilogy Education Extends University Tech Training Globally

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As technology companies from Google to Salesforce plant roots in Australia, government and business leaders down under are trying to figure out ways to train students and workers to keep up with a changing workforce. Trilogy Education Services announced today that it is expanding its services to help Monash University in Melbourne, Australia launch a bootcamp-style tech training program. Education Technology Workforce Training Future of Work Higher Education

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.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

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Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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Texthelp Announces Teach for Google - free PD to help educators use Google Edu

Educational Technology Guy

Texthelp, a language and literacy support software company, has just announced Teach for Google , a new, online, professional development resource for educators. It is designed to help educators use Google Apps for Education to increase student achievement.

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

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While the government might be pulling funding from teacher training programs, private organizations are stepping up to fill the gap. 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

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.

Google Apps Are Used Widely in K-12. A New Tool Will Show Just How Useful They Are.

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One doesn’t need to search long to see how deep Google has seeped into schools. Forty million use Google Classroom, its learning management system. Kevin Kells, global director at Google for Education It’s hardly an exact science.

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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. Use Docs to collaborate with your colleagues on joint lesson plans or training materials in real-time, and to create shared calendars for cross-classroom activities.

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With $2 Million in Backing, Climb Hire Tackles the Social Ladder

Edsurge

To move beyond her current customer-service job, she’d teach herself how to use customer-management software popular with the type of higher-paid sales position she coveted. The program promises 100 hours of online training and 100 hours of in-person training for 16 weeks.

Tech Training at Southfield Christian

The Electric Educator

The Google Teacher Academy gave me lots of ideas that I''m excited to share with others. I''m also doing to do some training on the old standbys: Outlook and PowerPoint. It lists the various software/programs/services that I will be helping the staff with.

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

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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.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

With a reminder that Moodle is Open Source, which means the basic framework can be augmented with just about any addition conceivable (as you’ll see in the section, “ 23 Ways to use Moodle” ), here’s how to start: Download the Moodle software to your school server.

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5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Google Maps. Bring the latest version of the Google Maps app on your smartphone or iPad, complete with audio directions. Note Taker HD –the iPad app for professionals in need of note-taking software.

When Google Expeditions AR Pioneer Program Visits Your School

Tech Helpful

This letter went out to our families this week: Yesterday CCS had the incredible opportunity to participate in the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program. Google created a safe, non-threatening, fully supported culture for our teachers to be trained to use this technology.

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.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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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. The existing standards for this kind of data were like a Babylon of different languages, understood only in their own domain (such as medical training, human resources, K-12 or postsecondary).

Can an AR and VR Pilot Program From Google Prepare Kids for Future Careers?

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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.

Woopid - free technology tutorial videos

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There are thousands of video tutorials for PCs, Macs, apps and software, hardware, internet, and Ubuntu. This is a great resource for students and educators for their own use, as well as to provide free tech training for them in school. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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

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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.

Chrome (Browser and Chromebook) Extensions - my favorites and recommendations

Educational Technology Guy

I am a heavy user of Google Apps including Chrome and Chromebooks. Title of extension links to Google Play store. goo.gl , the Google URL shortener - shorten URLs, and share with many different services! Google Translate features and languages.

From EdCamps to Google, 11 Professional Development Offerings for Teachers This Summer

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Click on the pins on the Code.org training map to find a professional development opportunity near you.) A Big Tech Summer Whether you are Google “certified” or Apple “distinguished” there is always more to learn about those endless software updates from the tech giants. Meanwhile, the folks over at Google are honing in on Arizona. As testing comes to a close, the next big event for educators on the horizon is summer vacation.

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

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Google in June announced an. education grant offering free credits for its cloud platform, with no credit card required, unlimited access to its suite of tools and training resources. 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 Google Cloud launched in 2011, but has caught up to competitors to.

Chromebooks - definitely awesome for education

Educational Technology Guy

Back in May of 2012, I wrote about Google Chromebooks and how they were great for education. You can do anything - there is a web app to match pretty much any software and they even work offline and you can now run some Android apps on them. You can also view, edit and create Office documents right inside Google Drive on a Chromebook. Easy to use - teachers and students need little training to use them. And Google provides excellent support.

How a Master's Program From the '80s Quietly Keeps Up With Coding Bootcamps

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Major tech booms have shaped the ebb and flow of students to the field, new coding languages have sprung up and free online resources have emerged to train workers in programming. The pitch deck for these programs relies on shorter length and real-world training—plus individualized career coaching to place students into the workforce (in some cases, with a money-back guarantee ). Education Technology Workforce Training Postsecondary Learning

Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018

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Udacity already offers a self-driving car nanodegree but, as its founder and former CEO Sebastian Thrun writes , it “has many prerequisites [and] is built for seasoned software engineers.” A year later it pivoted, and now focuses on training students with skills to land jobs at big tech firms including AT&T, Didi Chuxing, and Google. Education Technology Workforce Training Postsecondary Learning

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.

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

EdTechTeacher

Greg Kulowiec of EdTechTeacher is a Google Education Trainer who has spent years helping teachers across the country find ways to incorporate Chromebooks and Google Apps into their daily teaching practices.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Is the hardware & software compatible? Keep your software up-to-date. Is the hardware & software compatible? Building on this, it is also really important to make sure your software and hardware are compatible and work in harmony to make teaching as easy as possible.

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