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. In the past, I’ve often used wikis to manage and track projects.

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.

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!

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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Wikispaces has closed. What are your alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Let’s back up a moment: What is a wiki ? A wiki is a collaborative website that collects and organizes content created and revised by users. . The most well-known example of a wiki is Wikipedia but others include Wikimedia Commons and WikiHow. Build a wiki from scratch.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). OSS – Open Source Software (programs online that are free to use). WIKI – What I Know I Learnt.

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Online Class Starts Aug. 12th–Tech-infused Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google account (can be your school account or a personal one). NOT Included: Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up. Assistance setting up hardware, networks, infrastructure, servers, internet, headphones, microphones, phone connections, software.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Use blogs, wikis, discussion forums, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Hangouts to collaborate and share. membership in class wiki—you’ll get an invitation. Weekends, discuss issues, concerns, and projects in a virtual group via Google Hangouts or Twitter Chats.

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Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Use blogs, wikis, discussion forums, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Hangouts to collaborate and share. membership in class wiki—you’ll get an invitation. Track your progress via a Google Spreadsheet (link provided).

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9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

It has been great watching the stream of potential uses for Google Wave roll in. Here are what I believe to be the best potential uses of Google Wave. I could see the Google Wave being used for class discussions and assignments on these snow days. Google Wave

Starting This Week: MTI 562

Ask a Tech Teacher

At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use blogs, Twitter, and Google Hangouts to collaborate. Google account (can be your school account or a personal one). NOT Included: Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Use blogs, wikis, discussion forums, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Hangouts to collaborate and share. membership in class wiki—you’ll get an invitation. Weekends, discuss issues, concerns, and projects in a virtual group via Google Hangouts or Twitter Chats. Track your progress via a Google Spreadsheet (link provided). Accounts for blog, Google, Twitter, various web-based tools, class wiki. Last chance–class starts Monday, July 11th!

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New Posted Resources 01/08/2010

The Web20Classroom

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Summer PD–What are you looking for?

Ask a Tech Teacher

We also offer online Summer PD on a variety of topics from specific skills (how to use Google Forms, how to use Tellagami–that sort) to overarching concepts (how to differentiate, how to scaffold learning, how to build a curriculum map). Here are the choices (there’s a spot to add your comments so please tell me if there’s something else you want): How to … use online tools like Evernote, Prezi, How to… use software like MS Word, Excel, Photoshop.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

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By middle school, they work in online groups through forums, wikis, and Google Apps. Doing a project that uses Google Docs or MS Word doesn’t mean students will apply that knowledge to the year-end PARCC and SB tests. Classrooms are infused with technology.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether my class is uploading their Scratch video games, or linking to their website efolios, we post our group work on the class wiki. Tip: See the sandbox lesson plan and rubric I use to introduce wikis to my class. Google Drive (Collaborative Writing).

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5 Tips for New Teachers to Be-come Connected Educators #ce15

Teaching With Soul

Wiki : The term “Web 2.0″ tools (blogs, wikis, podcasts, social networking and social bookmarking sites, tagging, photo and video-sharing, RSS, etc.) For starters, consider joining our New Teacher Chat Google Plus Group.

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Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts

Ask a Tech Teacher

Show students how to adjust the Google search engine to provide only images in the public domain. Wiki Images. Students can use software such as KidPix, Paint, Photoshop, and GIMP, or an image creation tool like: BigHugeLabs.

Follow Along With a Grad Seminar About Edtech: Part 1, Picking the Best Tech

Edsurge

On the one hand, we have more tools to choose from, and many services have gotten easier to use (think of the shift from wiki markup to Google Docs, or from separate video cameras and editing suites to all-in-one apps on smartphones). This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course.

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Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators

Teaching With Soul

Wiki : The term “Web 2.0″ tools (blogs, wikis, podcasts, social networking and social bookmarking sites, tagging, photo and video-sharing, RSS, etc.) For starters, consider joining our New Teacher Chat Google Plus Group.

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5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Classroom Management Software Course management systems (CMS) are designed to provide a platform for teachers to reach thousands of students all at one time in one course. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

We’d learn how to make our own maps using Google’s mapping tools , then check out the maps that others have made. We might even take a cue from Michael Hathorn’s high school history students in Hartford, Vermont and use tools like Google SketchUp to make a historical model of our city or town.

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Interested in #BYOD? Become a #ConnectedEducator! #CE13

The Innovative Educator

Learning Community Join a vibrant connected educators learning community for those interested in discovering what it means when we empower students to BYOD that meets all year long in a variety of platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google). This group is managed and moderated by Bradford Networks, a leading security software company that provides educational institutions with a foundation for enabling secure bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives.

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Resources from 25 Presentations at Miami Device 2015

Learning in Hand

Creating Googley Infographics by Laura Bates, Melanie Burford, and Angie McNally See lots of example infographics made by elementary students in this Google Slideshow. There are also slides with advice for creating your own infographics using Google Drawings.

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21st Principal’s Big List of Must-Have Administrator Tech Knowledge

The 21st Century Principal

link] Google Reader: This is one of the easiest to use RSS feed readers. Google reader allows users to bring what they want to know to their desktop. www.google.com/reader Google +: Google + is relatively new, online social media environment. https://plus.google.com/ Google Apps (Email, Calendar, Google Sites, Google Docs): This collection of apps only get more and more powerful.

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10 Tools to Help you Flip Your Classroom

The Electric Educator

Camtasia Studio : The leading screen casting software title on the market. Google Docs : You will be creating lots of presentations and handouts in your flipped classroom. Google Docs lets you do the common word-processing tasks. The benefit of using Google Docs is that your files live in the cloud and are updated in real-time. Presentations can be embedded directly into a blog or wiki page.

Reflection: The FedEx Project

The Electric Educator

The first is Google''s 20% time. If you''re not familiar with the idea, Google requires (they don''t suggest or encourage, they require!) A large percentage of Google employees spend their 20% time working on engineering projects that they find interesting or challenging. Since Google only hires employees who love what they do (write great code), that''s what a lot of them do in their spare time as well. 12th Grade)-- Wiki on the physiology of dream s.

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10 Tools to Help you Flip Your Classroom

The Electric Educator

Camtasia Studio : The leading screen casting software title on the market. Google Docs : You will be creating lots of presentations and handouts in your flipped classroom. Google Docs lets you do the common word-processing tasks. The benefit of using Google Docs is that your files live in the cloud and are updated in real-time. Presentations can be embedded directly into a blog or wiki page.

Flip your classroom through reverse instruction

The Electric Educator

Others were simply Google Docs presentations shared on my classroom wiki. I ended up posting my screencasts as both YouTube videos and Google Docs presentations. Google Sites and Wikispaces are both viable options for this. Use Google Docs !

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Though my subscriber number reaches well over 1,000, I''ve been planning on doing a give-away once my Google Friend Connect number reached 1,000. He also includes a practical set of lessons for how to use wikis to explore a key concept in digital writing: copyright.

We Are Rockstar Educators

Improving Education Environments

Education is viewed by many as a delivery service, which is why people say the system needs to change because we can now Google everything.

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HOT QR Codes in the Classroom & Library

The Daring Librarian

Through “scanning” the code by way of photographing it, and installing a a FREE APP or simple piece of software to your smartphone, anyone can access the information behind the QR which might contain images, easily launched website links, and text. QR Codes are popping up everywhere!

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DIRECTIONS: The Google Slide presentation will be made available for viewing after the presentation. We will also discuss the uses of Google Hangouts, Google Forms for gathering information, and wordpress for establishing a web presence for a project.

The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I''m posting this same discussion on Google+ , and feel free to answer here or there (at Google+, there''s more opportunity for back-and-forth with others). and Social media in the classroom (Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking, Podcasting, etc.) Mobile Learning Handheld / Tablet Open Learning Open Education Resources Open Source Software in Ed Creative Commons Open PD Digital Textbooks University / College / Higher Ed 2.0

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5 Things to try in 2010

The Electric Educator

The development of Google Docs has made reverse instruction even easier as PowerPoint presentations can be quickly uploaded and shared with the world. I simply upload my PowerPoint lectures to Google Docs and embedded the presentations in my schools Wiki. Wiiboard software Setting up your wiiboard IR pen review Wiiboard Questions Wiimoteproject 3. I really meant what I wrote in my previous post on "Google Proof Questioning."

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