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.

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.

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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.

Minecraft Software Startup Gets Boost from National Science Foundation Grant

Marketplace K-12

An ed-tech startup developing software to help students learn computer coding principles through Minecraft has been awarded a $750,000 grant through the National Science Foundation. That infusion helped the company prototype the software and test it out on students.

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.

This easy presentation software lets students focus on content, not design

eSchool News

Students spend more time playing around with presentation software than you might think. Imagine if there was presentation software that could give students and teachers what they want, while reducing time and energy spent on aspects of the task that don’t impact the final grade.

State-of-the-art education software often doesn’t help students learn more, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Even proponents of educational technology admit that a lot of software sold to schools isn’t very good. But they often highlight the promise of so-called “adaptive learning” software, in which complex algorithms react to how a student answers questions, and tailor instruction to each student. Most of the universities combined the software with human instruction, but a few courses were delivered entirely online.

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!

Nope! Why adaptive software is not the same as personalized learning

eSchool News

Sorry, adaptive software is not the same as personalized learning. Next page: Where adaptive software plays into personalized learning).

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.

New software supports safe internet use, reporting

eSchool News

The software’s release supports international legislation obliging schools to introduce filtering technology and monitor students’ internet use more closely to safeguard and promote their welfare and prevent them “from being drawn into terrorism.”.

Software that Supports Multilingual Dialogue

ProfHacker

I could go on forever about this, but this post is actually about software that supports multilingual dialogue if it is something you are interested in trying for professional development or teaching/learning. Productivity Profession Software Teaching

Epson BrightLink interactive projectors will be bundled with Smart software

eSchool News

Epson and Smart Technologies are now bundling Smart collaborative learning software with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors. “We’re Epson and Smart aim to bring collaborative learning solution to classrooms.

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8 Reasons for and 8 Against Revisiting Software in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

I recently chatted with a tech coordinator on the East coast who asked about software alternatives to the webtools we were discussing. Usually, teachers want free, easily-accessible-from-anywhere webtools in place of expensive, installed software.

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Try LearnBoost: Free Amazing Gradebook Software for Teachers!

Kleinspiration

? Learnboost: Free Amazing Gradebook, Attendance, and Lesson Planning Software you''re one click away. LearnBoost empowers educators with free administrative software for schools and classrooms.

Mixing Automation and a Human Touch, New Software Helps Keep Students ‘On Task’

Edsurge

In a new partnership involving six colleges around the world, a team of researchers built OnTask, a software tool that allows professors to organize and pre-write email communications with students. Siemens expects OnTask to pave the way for additional software products that address specific problems in higher education. There’s an old joke that the original form of distance education is sitting in the back of a large lecture course.

How Learning Management Software Helps HR

EmergingEdTech

It is the Human Resources department’s job to ensure the workers that are hired are skillful in the areas they need to support and that they continue to grow to develop new skills and talents that. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

LAUSD to get $6.4M in software settlement from Pearson

eSchool News

Tentative agreement addresses issues over software, curriculum use. The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative $6.4-million settlement over curriculum from education software giant Pearson that the school system said its teachers barely used.

How U of Michigan Built Automated Essay-Scoring Software to Fill ‘Feedback Gap’ for Student Writing

Edsurge

The university has created a way for automated software to give students in large STEM courses feedback on their writing in cases where professors don’t have time to grade hundreds of essays. To build the automated system, a software development team used that data to create course-specific algorithms that can identify students who are struggling to understand concepts. “In

Reading Horizons Orton-Gillingham Software + Teacher Resources

Class Tech Tips

The folks at Reading Horizons have created software and teacher resources to support your reading instruction. The post Reading Horizons Orton-Gillingham Software + Teacher Resources appeared first on Class Tech Tips. Searching for resources to support readers?

NSF funds research on math software

eSchool News

The National Science Foundation has granted $800k to North Carolina State University to use data mining techniques to study the game-based ST Math software program that’s currently used in 2,500 schools across the country.

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What Google’s New Open-Source Software Means for Artificial-Intelligence Research

Wired Campus

Google wants the artificial-intelligence software that drives the company’s Internet searches to become the standard platform for computer-science scholars in their own experiments. On Monday, Google announced it would turn its machine-learning software, called TensorFlow, into open-source code, so anyone can use it. “We After trying TensorFlow, he described the software as better and faster than the alternatives. Company Watch Computer Science Research Software

Impero Software’s keyword library addresses online safety concerns

eSchool News

In an effort to protect students in this always-on and connected world, Impero Software , a remote monitoring and management software provider, has updated its keyword libraries to include a more comprehensive list of U.S.

What Software Does Your Institution Provide Free or Cheap?

ProfHacker

Then, however, I remembered something I seem to forget every time I need software. My institution pays large licensing fees for a wide range of software, taking advantage of bulk discounts, and offers that software to faculty and staff either free or at sharply reduced rates.

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Microsoft Education Updates Improve Classroom Efficiency and Promote Exploration

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Learning Management Software Productivity Suites SoftwareBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez From interactive quizzes to virtual field trips, the latest Office 365 updates have a lot to offer.

Designing custom ed-tech software requires joint effort

eSchool News

As a result, many school systems take matters into their own hands by developing custom software and tools only to find they lack the scale, revenue sources and expertise to do so successfully. Off-the-shelf education technology platforms can often fall short when aligning with educators’ specific approaches to instruction.

Ed-Tech Software Group Objects to Messages in Feds’ #GoOpen Campaign

Marketplace K-12

The post Ed-Tech Software Group Objects to Messages in Feds’ #GoOpen Campaign appeared first on Market Brief. School districts across the country are experimenting with “open” educational resources–and they’re getting strong encouragement from the Obama administration. But the U.S.

Hayes Software Systems launches implementation plan for mid-sized districts

eSchool News

The Basic Implementation Plan is specifically designed for school districts looking to quick start their TIPWeb-IT software. News districts Education goals great implementation IT K-12 K-12 education need school school districts Software up

EXO U launches Ormiboard Pro Visual Creation Software

eSchool News

New whiteboarding software offers instant sharing to any student device, classroom management, and advanced interactivity building without an internet connection. a software development company, launched Ormiboard Pro , a visual creation and collaboration tool.

Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College

Edsurge

That’s the argument of Candace Thille, who has a love-distrust relationship with adaptive software. Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education who previously worked in the private sector, stresses that she’s not against software companies. Algorithms will one day play a pivotal role in teaching and learning, so colleges need to pay close attention to how they work and who builds them.

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.

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Are Your Printers Safe from Hackers?

EdTech Magazine

Hardware Networking Printers Security Security Software SoftwareBy Karen Scarfone Built-in security features and best practices keep school printers safe.

Boxlight upgrades collaboration software

eSchool News

New software is designed to make collaboration easier. Boxlight is replacing its legacy software on its projectors and interactive flat panels with a new platform, called Oktopus. The software is updated free of charge monthly; a cloud solution is forthcoming.

Classroom Device Management Empowers Teachers to Integrate Tech

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Content Management Mobile Device Management Mobility SoftwareBy Joe McAllister Educators can keep students on task with tools from Google and GoGuardian.

The new way to create flipped video in 60 seconds without adding software

eSchool News

While software and apps that allow screen recording have been available for some time, the solution outlined here is part of an environment that most teachers are already comfortable with and is very easy to use. Use PowerPoint to make tutorial videos for flipped or blended learning.

Minecraft: Education Edition’s Code Builder Helps Teach Science Standards

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Game-based Learning SoftwareBy Melissa Wrenchey Updates to the game-based learning tool make state-required curriculum more creative.

Choose the Right Adaptive Math Software – a Buyer’s Guide

techlearning

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Tips to Protect and Secure Chromebooks Off Campus

EdTech Magazine

Data Loss Prevention Data protection Encryption Firewalls Identity Management Mobile Security Network Access Control Remote Access Security Security Software SoftwareBy Wylie Wong One expert calls his experience with device management a ‘game changer.’.

Google Classroom: Exploring the Benefits for Teachers

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Learning Management SoftwareBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez We take a deep dive into the advantages of this popular Google tool.

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