Answers Grockit Answers is just-in-time Q&A for video lectures. In Grockit Answers, interactions happen around video lectures, and participants ask and answer questions about specific points in the lecture. Since every question is attached to a specific point in time in the video, Grockit Answers displays a question and its answers at the point in the lecture that they are most relevant. And since the things that confuse you are likely to be the same things that confuse others, you'll find that answers to your own questions pop up on the screen just as you're starting to get confused.
Research tool - Drive Help The Research tool makes it easy to add information from the web to your documents and presentations. To access the tool: Select the Research option from the Tools menu. Use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift + I on a Mac, Ctrl + Alt + Shift + I on a PC). Right-click on a specific word and select Research. CMS: Product List about good practices and sound policies that accelerate the effective adoption and use of technologies in teaching and learning. For more than a decade, WCET's EduTools website was a leading destination for educational technology decision makers. The independent reviews and side-by-side comparisons of educational technology products were used by colleges and universities of all sizes, higher education systems and other multi-campus service providers to expedite and streamline their internal processes for the review and evaluation of products, saving them time and duplicative effort. EduTools was best known for its CMS/LMS comparative reviews and a detailed matrix of CMS/LMS features and criteria. EduTools Matrix Many visitors to EduTools used the detailed matrix of LMS/CMS features, descriptions, and criteria as a tool in developing requests for proposals and evaluation requirements. EduTools was launched in 2001 with funding support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
edsurge Actively Learn was built with teachers in mind in 2012. And since Day One, we have been completely obsessed with learning how we can make a better tool to improve close reading and student learning from a text. As a update, Actively Learn has been around for a year now. edsurge Over the course of my time as a student, I have been lucky enough to see technology evolve from dial-up Internet and floppy disks, to high speed wireless and pocket-sized mobile computers. Now, as a high school student, I couldn’t imagine not being able to access any resource I want from my smartphone. Educational technology is changing faster than ever, and I am so excited to see its continued growth. However, I realize that if my teachers don’t have the right knowledge about educational technology programs those programs can be misused or not be used at all. So, I spend my time helping teachers.
edsurge So here’s an edtech story you’ve likely never heard: Budding young programmer notices that his high school’s technology is horrible. Young--and now dangerously capable--programmer goes to college and finds his university’s technology is equally offending. Still young, capable--and now credentialed--programmer hears an innovative school leader speak about education technology. Center for Digital Innovation - CINCH Learning Teachers Curriculum planning meets the needs of all teachers, experienced to new. CINCH Learning offers complete curricula correlated to state standards. Teachers, grade level teams, and curriculum specialists can choose among preplanned scope and sequences, or re-sequence topics and lessons to suit the learning needs of their class and teaching preferences. With a click of a mouse, teachers can plan by day, by week, by month, or for the entire year. Helpful Class Preparation Tools
White House builds ed tech entrepreneurship handbook Dive Brief: The Education Department is building a “developer’s toolkit” to be used as a handbook for entrepreneurs interested in creating new technologies for the classroom. The goal of the toolkit is to help developers understand what classrooms actually need, how apps can be integrated into a school setting, and what research has said about the most effective uses of technology in schools.
What fuels our success New Tech Network (NTN) is a non-profit organization that helps students gain the knowledge and deeper learning skills they need to succeed in life, college, and the careers of tomorrow. We work nationwide with schools, districts, and communities to provide services and support that enable schools to fundamentally re-imagine teaching and learning. Project-based learning is at the heart of our instructional approach. 5 core functions of the LMS of the future New EDUCAUSE report explored the gaps between current LMS functionality and what’s needed for the next-gen digital learning environment. According to over 70 education IT specialists, current LMS functionality is great for administrative tasks, but doesn’t provide support for the new learning approaches in today’s schools. The next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE), says a new EDUCAUSE report, will need a “Lego” approach, where components are built that allow individuals and institutions the opportunity to construct learning environments tailored to their requirement and goals. “What is clear is that the LMS has been highly successful in enabling the administration of learning, but less so in enabling the learning itself,” wrote the report’s authors.
A plan to add more meaning to CA computer science class Sen. Alex Padilla, sponsor of computer science bill Few students would likely take advanced computer science just for fun, even though the course is considered an elective in nearly all California high schools. In her commentary, Ellie Herman appreciates the gift of time. Under the new Local Control Funding Formula, LA Unified schools in underserved communities will be given $837 million to meet the needs of students in poverty, English learners and children in foster care. It’s not yet clear exactly how that money will be allocated, and it’s still less than what we’ve thrown at iPads. But it’s desperately needed. As a teacher who worked in a high-poverty high school and is now spending a year observing classrooms across the socioeconomic spectrum in L.A., here’s how that funding could help: