AUSTIN KLEON is a writer who draws. Office of Educational Technology TechCrunch Cool Cat Teacher Blog: About Me My blog has moved and so has my bio - check out - Hello! I’m Vicki Davis, a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director at a small school in Georgia, USA. Every day I teach Keyboarding to grade 8, Computer Fundamentals to grade 9, and Introduction to Computer Science to grade 10. This is my personal blog. My mission is to help as many children as possible by helping their teachers understand them, reach them, and make their classrooms an incredible place to learn. I especially love kids who struggle because two of my own children have learning differences... Now for the "marketing" stuff...What Some People are saying... Included in Thomas Friedman's 3rd edition of The World is Flat and Awards Named as a top edublogger by the London Times - July 2008. There's more but hopefully you know by now that being excellent and sharing is part of what I do.
Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following technology tools for teachers have been organized by academic subjects, topics, and learning activity. Home - Getting Smart Nuzzel: News From Your Friends Named one of the "Best Apps of 2016" by Google Play, New York Times, and Time Magazine! Nuzzel offers personalized news discovery and curated newsletters for busy professionals. That’s why top influencers in media, technology, and finance use Nuzzel to save time and stay informed.
Educational Technology Visit the links below for more information about the work of Texas Education Agency's Educational Technology unit in the Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology and statewide educational technology initiatives. Technology Planning and Funding Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 2014 Progress Report on the Long-Range Plan for Technology (PDF) School Technology Planning, E-Rate Modernization, and Broadband ConnectivityE-Rate in TexasOnline Technology Plan (ePlan)School Technology and Readiness (STaR) ChartStudy on School District Network Capabilities (TEC Sec. 32.005)Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title II, Part D (outside source) Funding and GrantsState Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) Technology Lending Program Texas Education Agency Grant Opportunities Funding Digital Learning (outside source)Using Federal Funds to Support Transition to Digital Learning (outside source)Federal Grants (outside source)
Dangerously Irrelevant How to set up a Google Alert (and why it's a good idea) - Blogging Basics 101 Google Alerts is one of the most versatile online tools. It allows you to listen to conversations you may not be aware of. Conversations that involve you or your brand (and maybe even your competitors). As you manage your online presence, it’s important to listen to what people are saying and how they are saying it. You want to know if other sites are linking to you, quoting you, supporting you, or complaining about you. You want to know what your competition is up to and how they are faring. What is Google Alerts? In Get Started with Google Alerts, Rebecca Leaman explains what Google Alerts is: “You can think of Google Alerts as a customized Google Search â€” on-going â€” that delivers the search results to you automatically. How can I use Google Alerts? As I mentioned earlier, you can use Google Alerts to keep tabs on who’s mentioning you, your product/service, or website. How do I set up Google Alerts? Go to where you’ll see this page: That’s it.
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