Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Although some academic institutions and educational professionals still doubt the high value of eLearning software, technology-based education is no longer a myth. Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software? Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education


Underlying a range of new trends, experts say, is a growing recognition that designing learning resources from the beginning with students with disabilities in mind can benefit all students. Recently, though, Amplify tweaked its software.

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Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

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Collaborative software. 21 st century classrooms design trends utilize many new layouts, including: Flexible seating. Districts can source products from education furnishings makers in lockstep with the trends. Interactive Software. Classroom Design Then and Now.

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And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.


It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. So, to get you straight to the point - I’m here to point out, what I deem, will be the ed tech trends for the next year. Now let's see what are the top e-learning trends for 2016. The Internet of Things The IoT is increasingly becoming a trend these days, and why wouldn't?

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Connexeo (school administration software): $110 million. Notable Investment Trends. Investors in tutoring companies this year included Warbug Pincus, Goldman Sachs, Learn Capital, Y Combinator, the Omidyar Network, Sequoia Capital, TAL Education, Tencent, Google, and of course, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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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Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

Anya Kamenetz was our Future Trends Forum guest on March 15th , and she sparked one of our most energetic discussions to date, focused on testing. As one anecdote to consider, Kamenetz mentioned a new product, which provides surveillance software for K-12.

Obtrusive plagiarism: 5 trends that may threaten academic integrity in 2019


Here, we show a few cheating trends that recently became the most practical among average K-12 and higher ed students. This is perhaps the most ancient cheating trend that remains alive and well. When we have Google on every cell phone, copy-pasting is even easier than collaboration.

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

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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. Google’s search engine serves up more of what you’ve clicked on in the past.

#06: The 6 Most Motivating Sketchnotes in Education Today

The CoolCatTeacher

” Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. She and her students love Google Apps for Education and can’t imagine life without them. 10-minute Teacher Show Innovation News & Trends Teaching

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?


After a decade and a half of failing to arrive as early as we’d imagined, the pervasive 1:1 classroom snuck up on us in the last couple of years—when Google Chromebooks dropped below $150 and the cloud greatly reduced the need for maintenance expense and expertise.

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11 Things Students Need to Know to Be Successful

The CoolCatTeacher

All software is useless if we don’t invest in the greatest software in the world… the human brain. The software within our children is the most important software being created. But to get there, we’ve got to care about the software that matters.

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The One Present I Wish Parents Would Give My Students

The CoolCatTeacher

They are collaborating in Google Docs with their partners out of town. Artists can use graphic tablets, software, or apps. Education News & Trends StudentsFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Help with new technology trends for 2013/14

Connecting 2 the World

I also would like suggestions on new technology, technology used in new ways, new software being used, and apps that my students may be using (i.e. snapchat, google +) and/or businesses might be using for collaborative work or communication. Each summer, I choose one or two new emerging technologies to learn. Last summer I worked with edmodo and mendeley.

Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Predicting tech trends is a fun but fairly doomed enterprise. But we can improve our understanding by examining current trends, out of which many near-future ones spring. So, following up from Tuesday’s education and contexts post , here are some tech trends to watch in 2016.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?


Those interactions look a lot different than just evaluating consumer or edtech trends in isolation. A year later, in their second grade, Google launched the first Chromebooks. What edtech and consumer trends will be significant for when a teen leaves high school? A trend, in this case, is a series of crossover developments that have staying power. Despite a lot of progress at every point along this spectrum, XR is a slow-moving edtech trend.

How Schools Can Protect Themselves From the Most Dangerous Cybersecurity Threats


There have been significant advancements in security software and artificial intelligence, but there will never be a perfect system to protect you. Google "company name + disclosure policy". If you can't find them after five minutes of googling, you should be concerned.

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Classroom Tech Can Drive Student Engagement—But Schools Need to Choose Wisely


Instead, the district opted to facilitate the collaboration with a far more cost-effective solution: flat-panel TVs and screen mirroring software. “By Vivi’s hybrid hardware/software model is another big plus for Rugg. It also doesn't hurt that installing the software was easy.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Why waste it with standard Google Start Page? Try Shelfit from EdTech Software.

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Dave Eggers on Finding Creative Refuge From the ‘Lunacy’ of Technology


We hardly think twice about spell-check and other auto-correct features in writing software—in fact, their absence would make some feel rather lost and empty. One of the trends in education today is the adoption of new technologies in schools—like brand new Chromebooks and iPads.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

Every year since 2010, I’ve undertaken a fairly massive project in which I’ve reviewed the previous twelve months’ education and technology news in order to write ten articles covering “the top ed-tech trends.” They’re not “trends,” really.

Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom


How do you combat this trend? With these regular training sessions, every teacher feels more comfortable with the panels’ features and accompanying software. My students use Google classroom on their Chromebook notebook computers, which can then be projected on the ActivPanel.

Beyond the Test: How Have We Learned This Decade?


and elsewhere regularly use software and curriculum developed within the past decade, often developed by small companies and former educators. Google, which officially debuted Classroom in 2014, is arguably as widespread in schools as Google’s usage is in the workplace.

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

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

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


Virtual reality has been the driving force behind Google’s Expeditions app since it launched three years ago. One of the most interesting things we are seeing from a trend standpoint is there are really six New York City anchor industries that are utilizing VR and AR: healthcare, education, real estate, retail, live entertainment and video entertainment. Meanwhile, Google grows its footprint in the district—building brand recognition and possible future users.

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


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.

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.

Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)


There are macro trends too, such as a pull-back in buying following the Great Recession. Launched in 2000, it developed Study Island, a computer-based test-prep software tied to state standardized tests. The stuff—software logins, workbooks, kits—continues to pile up.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018


This year’s list surfaces some familiar trends. Apple and Google continue to up the ante in their quest to win adoption in classrooms. billion on education software each year. Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used. Former Google Design Ethicist: Relying on Big Tech in Schools Is a ‘Race to the Bottom’. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

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


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.

The SMART Learning Suite: Any device. Any Approach.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The SMART Learning Suite combines lesson delivery, assessment, collaboration, and game-based learning software all into one easy-to-use system. You can create your class from scratch or import your link from Google. Education Trends

EdSurge’s 2017 Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories, as Chosen by You


Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market The word “Classroom” has never been more loaded as it is now, with all three blue-chip technology giants each releasing a tool with the same name. From Google and Microsoft’s LMS-like collaboration system to Apple’s device manager, here’s a handy guide to all things Classroom. Here’s What We Know About Google’s Chromebook Internet Outage. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom


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.

The SMART Learning Suite: Any device. Any Approach.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The SMART Learning Suite combines lesson delivery, assessment, collaboration, and game-based learning software all into one easy-to-use system. You can create your class from scratch or import your link from Google. Education Trends Sponsors & Supporters