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.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

A Behind the scenes peek at the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ve been asked about the podcasting equipment setup and software that we use on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. Software.

KingSoft free office suite software

Educational Technology Guy

After posting about SSUITE free office software , I found out about KingSoft Free Office Suite Software on Google+. KingSoft Free Office Suite Software includes word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software and is easy to use, looking very similar to Microsoft Office.

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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. autodesk CAD engineering free software

Physion - free Physics Simulation Software

Educational Technology Guy

Physion is free Physics simulation software that can be used by educators to create physics simulations for their class or by students to create physics simulations to explore concepts or as part of a project. It is similar to software I used as an engineer.

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.

Vernier Software & Technology Launches Go Direct Sensor Cart

Educational Technology Guy

Vernier Software & Technology Launches Go Direct Sensor Cart Vernier Software & Technology recently launched the new Go Direct® Sensor Cart for middle school, high school, and college physics students. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Software that Supports Multilingual Dialogue

ProfHacker

I had a recent interaction on Twitter with Juan Domingo Farnos ( @Juandoming ) and a few other people, in which Juan responded to all of our English tweets in Spanish, and Twitter on my phone had a quick translate link (this uses Bing). Google translate (also available as app).

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell on episode 322 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides. Google Certified Innovator.

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How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software Online forms might not be the first thing that comes to mind as a helpful classroom tool. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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.

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.

How to Store Your Twitter Archive on Github Pages

ProfHacker

Unfortunately, Google has announced that they will no longer be hosting web pages on GoogleDrive. Fortunately, Martin Hawksey has recently published a guide to publishing your Twitter archive on GitHub Pages, instead. Software GitHub Hawksey social media Twitter

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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Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Docs

Educational Technology Guy

Just like most software, Google Docs has keyboard shortcuts available. Google has a great support article with all of the Google Docs keyboard shortcuts , by OS, listed. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Google Docs Google for Educators

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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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Wiiboard Software

The Electric Educator

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. Nintendo Wii controler (Note: you do NOT need to have the Wii system. A controler can be purchased for about $50).

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. . Twitter.

Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. Here is a generic version of what I presented as reasons why my district should Go Google that you can use in your own school/district. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Google Announces Android Apps for Chromebooks - Very Nice!!

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday, Google Announced the first 4 Android Apps that are available for Chromebooks. Offline Google Apps (Gmail and Docs) and now Offline Evernote. And, Google said more and more are coming. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Leave voice comments in Google Docs with Kaizena – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

Kaizena has recently introduced their “Kaizena Mini” add-on that will allow you to leave voice comments and written notes on students’ documents within Google Docs itself. With the software installed, simply go to Add-ons → Kaizena Mini → Open Kaizena Mini.

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Google Chromebooks and Chrome OS revisited - great for education

Educational Technology Guy

I am a huge user of Google''s many apps and resources. I also was lucky enough to receive a CR-48 Chromebook from Google to use and review. With all of the free web apps that exist, there is no need to license software either. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers. Google Chrome is, increasingly, where it’s at. But for the here and now, as far as browsers are concerned, Google Chrome is king, and part of what makes it great are Google Chrome Extensions. Google Similar Pages.

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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+.

When the Technology Changes on You

ProfHacker

note: this was inspired by the recent change on Twitter from stars to hearts). Recently, Twitter changed its Direct Messaging (DM) feature to allow DM between more than two people. and all of our shared work was on Google Drive.

Google Course Builder - create your own online courses

Educational Technology Guy

Google Course Builder is a new resource from Google that allows you to create your own online courses. Google used it to create their Power Searching with Google online course. It has all of the software and instructions for creating an online course. There are also instructions for integrating other Google products into your course. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free resources google education Google for Educators online course

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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+.

Pixar makes its 3D rendering tool, RenderMan, free for anyone

Educational Technology Guy

Pixar, the company behind Toy Story, Cars and other incredible animated movies, has announced that it''s in-house 3D rendering software, RenderMan , is now free for non-commercial use. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. 3d free software graphic design

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Google Code-In 2012 - contest for High School Students

Educational Technology Guy

Google has announced Google Code-In 2012 , a contest for high school students. The contest is for 13-17 year old students and is all about software development. The grand prize winners, along with a parent/guardian, will get a trip to Google Headquarters in Mountain View California. These projects have worked with students before in the Google Summer of Code college student program. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Text a Lot from iOS? Why You Might Want to Try Google’s GBoard

ProfHacker

Last week, though, Google managed to release a keyboard that is simultaneously useful and not creepy: Gboard. GBoard does four things, each of which is in principle a great addition to typing on iOS: Integrated Google search from the virtual keyboard.

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

Kleinspiration

Thankfully we've found our favorite blogs that usually inspire us or our favorite friends to follow on Pinterest or Twitter that typically provide us with those ideas. What do you do when you can't find what you are looking for via your favorite blogs, Pinterest buddies, or Twitter PLN?

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New Products from Google and their Implication for Educators

The Electric Educator

Google's much anticipated October 4 product launch matched many leaks and rumors leading up to the event and features 4 new products, 1 product refresh, and several new connections points between new and existing hardware. Helps with search accuracy in Google Photos. google

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.

Track RSS Feeds (Yes RSS) with Feedly

ProfHacker

When Google Reader was retired in 2013, many people lost their favorite way to keep up with new posts from their favorite news websites and blogs. Reviews Software blogging google reader rss

Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

The CoolCatTeacher

How Student Goal Setting and Reflection Can Be Game-Changing in the Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As students reflect and track their own progress, they also receive feedback from teachers and insights from the software.

My Top 8 Google Apps for Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

applications, but once I started examining my list of Google Apps, I knew I could devote one entire post to those apps alone. Google offers so many useful applications to school administrators, I would find it hard to live without those apps now. Here is my most useful Google Apps list.

Woopid - free technology tutorial videos

Educational Technology Guy

There are thousands of video tutorials for PCs, Macs, apps and software, hardware, internet, and Ubuntu. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free resources software tutorials tech support tech tips Woopid is a site that has free video tutorials on a variety of tech topics.

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Feedly: An RSS Reader Replacement for Google Reader

The 21st Century Principal

With the impending demise of Google Reader, I have been in search for an RSS Reader replacement. I also tried other alternatives suggested on Twitter, such as Newsblur and some desktop software readers such as Feedreader. I liked Google Reader because of it''s simplicity.

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