Best Software Programs for Desktop Publishing

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the most popular products that were drastically improved by the presence of technology is printed materials, which were commercially printed from a single file that was created using desktop publishing software. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

There’s a reason why teachers don’t use the software provided by their districts

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, education news outlets buzzed with a frustrating, yet unsurprising, headline: Most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. Baker analyzed data from BrightBytes, a K-12 data management company, on students’ technology usage across 48 districts. That data revealed that a median of 70% of districts’ software licenses never get used, and a median of 97.6% They are often open to software as a way to engage those students.

Video conferencing software for instructor-led learning

WizIQ Education & Technology

Teachers who teach online are continually looking for platforms that are easy to use and can facilitate the best delivery of their courses to the students. These teachers are not only spirited about. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. autodesk CAD engineering free software

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 Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Engineering Contest

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This annual contest recognizes one middle school, high school, or college educator with a prize valued at $5,500 for innovatively using Vernier technology to introduce engineering concepts or practices to their students

Vernier Software & Technology Helps Educators and Students Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

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Vernier has compiled a collection of slides highlighting real-life images of brain tissue, in addition to providing tips to help teachers incorporate these slides into their lessons

New Cybersecurity Software Enhances Organizations' IT Toolkits

EdTech Magazine

By Sandra Gittlen Security information and event management tools increase functionality just when technology pros need help the most. Enterprise Intrusion Detection Security Software Threat Prevention

Why we love our reading software

eSchool News

Here, educators share their favorite reading software and offer insight into what makes these specific tools so helpful in supporting students’ reading habits. Malissa Esquibel, support teacher/RTI center lead and technology coach, Muscoy Elementary School, California.

Try LearnBoost: Free Amazing Gradebook Software for Teachers!

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? 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.

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.

Quiz building software – A platform to create exclusive Quizzes for your students

Think Exam

The flexibility that the online assessment software provides ranges from quick test assessment to report generation within a matter of time. The post Quiz building software – A platform to create exclusive Quizzes for your students appeared first on Thinkexam Blog.

Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

adults ages 18–65—around 118 million—perform at or below the lowest proficiency levels in problem solving in technology rich environments ( National Center for Education Statistics, 2016 ). The post Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy appeared first on Digital Promise.

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. Facial recognition technology , which would allow schools and law enforcement to quickly identify who is entering their schools and when could give school districts a powerful means to make schools even safer. We are proud to give our leading-edge SAFR for K-12 technology solution to every elementary, middle, and high school in America and Canada.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for mBot™ Robot

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Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock.

Impero Software partners with Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program to Provide Schools with Student Safety and MDM Software

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The software provides real-time monitoring of student devices and keyword detection to help schools and districts identify potentially harmful or inappropriate content and activity. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5 Austin, TX, Sept.

Vernier Software & Technology Releases New Activity Module to Teach Physics Concepts

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The seven experiments found in the activity module explore frictional forces, motion, and simple machines, such as the lever, ramp, and pulley

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.

Vernier Software & Technology Announces Winners of  2018 Engineering Contest

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Vernier Software & Technology has announced the winners of its 2018 Vernier Engineering Contest, which recognizes science, engineering, and STEM teachers for their innovative use of Vernier sensors to teach students engineering concepts and practices.

Guest post: Technology in Schools

EdTech4Beginners

In today’s world, technology is increasingly becoming predominant in schools. Students nowadays have access to the latest and up to date technology. Data label, an online label manufacturing company, conducted a survey recently where people were asked whether they feel technology in schools has had positive effects on children. Hardware and software issues – (17%). The role technology has played in today’s schools is quite significant.

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. That’s because the way students and teachers interact with technology has completely changed.

A Hot New, Free Resource From the Feds: A Guide for Educational Software Developers

The Journal

Department of Educational Technology has just published an excellent resource for educational software developers. The U.S.

How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

And at Landrum Middle School in South Carolina, software allowed students to be assessed based on the accuracy of their music performance, encouraging them to improve their score each time they played the piece. As powerful use of technology increased, student engagement grew as well.

Software Asset Management Helps IT Pros Get the Most from Their Software Licenses

EdTech Magazine

Software Asset Management Helps IT Pros Get the Most from Their Software Licenses. School districts that zealously inventory and tag every physical asset they purchase often have a laissez-faire attitude toward software — but a software license can be much more durable and valuable than the laptop or server it’s currently being used on. It’s a win-win when IT managers keep track of software licenses and manage their support costs. Track Crucial Software Usage.

Internet Security and Antivirus Software

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Internet Safety News Technology computer security DDOS DDOS attack map virus protection virus softwareInternet Security If you haven’t seen the Norse Global Real-Time Attack Map, I highly recommend it as both visually fascinating and informative.

Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall

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BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum.

The Secret to Effective Technology Integration in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Powerful Learning First, Technology Second From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Powerful learning first technology second. Technology can make a good teacher better, but there is no technology fix to make a poor teacher anything but poor.

Vernier Software & Technology Introduces Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments

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Pivot Interactives is a versatile supplemental tool that can be used for a variety of learning opportunities, including pre- and post-lab exercises, lab skills assessment, flipped learning, and many more,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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Technology On Its Own Won’t Improve Your School

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Technology must work in combination with other strategies, including professional development. The post Technology On Its Own Won’t Improve Your School appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Professional Development software Software / Hardware StartupsThere's no magic ed-tech tool to improve education.

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.

Simbli Board Management Software Now ADA-Compliant

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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Federal agencies are required to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities.

How technology can cultivate creative art skills in students

Neo LMS

You don’t have to be a fortune teller to predict that Educational Technology is the future of our learning and education system. While some teachers are still grappling with the intricacies of EdTech, Gen Z kids are more than eager to welcome technology into the classroom.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics

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BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 25, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software.

Vernier Software & Technology Wins a Tech & Learning ISTE 2018 Best of Show Award

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BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 16, 2018 — The newest sensor to join Vernier Software & Technology’s family of wireless sensors, Go Direct Sound , was named a winner of Tech & Learning ’s ISTE 2018 Best of Show Awards for showing the greatest promise in the classroom.