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Students Adopt Software to Create Digital Stories

https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/01/students-adopt-software-create-digital-stories

Last spring, 10 students at Rancho Minerva Middle School crafted a four-minute documentary on the importance of digital equity. The young filmmakers explained how students can find free Wi-Fi hotspots in their neighborhoods and interviewed the school principal, who described his efforts to increase students’ broadband access at home.

The video won a national award...

Video Coaching for Teachers: Virutal PD

Finding the Right LMS for Your District

https://www.techlearning.com/tl-advisor-blog/finding-right-lms-for-district

A learning management system (LMS) should support every aspect of your district’s digital infrastructure. How do you choose an LMS that will best fit the unique needs of your school or district?

7 Key Considerations on Technology’s Return On Investment

https://www.techlearning.com/tl-advisor-blog/12565

If you are responsible for integrating technology into schools, then you must be prepared to discuss the return on investment stakeholders can expect to see. Those that don’t, may get caught up in an ed tech frenzy without fully thinking through why technology is important in the first place

7 Reasons To Have An Educational Technology Library

https://www.ictineducation.org/home-page/update-of-7-reasons-to-have-an-educational-technology-library

In my many visits to schools I have rarely seen a book library which has been built up and maintained by the teachers resposible for ICT, or educational technology as it is known in the USA.

There are several compelling reasons for starting such an enterprise. Indeed, not to do so is to implicitly agree with the utilitarian view of ICT being nothing more than a set of skills. Whenever you read an educationalist 's blog or a committee report espousing the view that ICT should be taught across the curriculum and has no place in the school timetable in its own right, you are ingesting the views of people who have little or no concept of the intellectual underpinnings of the subject, or of the importance of theories of learning in relation to it.

Roll Dice in #Google #Slides #EdTech #Gsuite

Yes, you can. Take a look at this tutorial on how to roll dice with Google Slides

http://www.alicekeeler.com/2018/01/03/roll-dice-google-slides/

The NEW Google Calendar #EdTech #Gsuite for #Education

From Google

On January 8th for Rapid Release domains (and January 15th for Scheduled Release domains), we’ll begin auto-upgrading users whose domains are set to the automatic (default) rollout option.
In this phase, users will still have the option to opt out of the new UI until February 28th, 2018, when all users will be fully upgraded.
Please note, any individual users who had manually opted out of the new web UI previously will not be upgraded until February 5th.
For more information: https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/01/new-google-calendar-web-ui-to-begin.html
Video Tutorial of the New Google Calendar

What does 2018 have in store for #EdTech ?

I found this interesting article the other day and thought I would share.

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/education-technology-what-does-2018-have-store

#Gsuite for #Education: Search within a #GoogleDrive folder

Search within a folder in Google Drive Posted: 09 Jan 2018 09:06 AM PST You can now search for content in a specific folder in Google Drive. Select the drop-down in the search bar and choose the folder you want from the Location menu, or right-click on a folder and search within that folder. Only folders that are within your My Drive or within Team Drives can be searched; if you have a folder that is shared with you, first add the folder to your My Drive.

See More or Register for G-Suite Updates https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/01/search-within-folder-in-google-drive.html

Pivot to the Cloud: Pivot Tables in #GoogleSheets #gsuite #edtech

Easier pivot tables, faster insights Now, if you have data organized in a spreadsheet, Sheets can intelligently suggest a pivot table for you.In the Explore panel, you can also ask questions of your data using everyday language (via natural language processing) and have the answer returned as a pivot table. For example, type “what is the sum of revenue by salesperson?” or “how much revenue does each product category generate?” and Sheets can help you find the right pivot table analysis.

https://www.blog.google/products/g-suite/pivot-cloud-intelligent-features-google-sheets-help-businesses-uncover-insights/

RE: 5 Trends for Successful EdTech Deployments in 2018

This article has some interesting data about technology deployments in school districts across the country.

https://edtechdigest.com/2017/12/13/five-trends-for-successful-edtech-deployments-in-2018/

One point I found particularly interesting was that more than 50% of school districts have launched a 1:1 technology program. It is projected that this number will rise to 60% of all school district this year (2018).

RE: 10 Web Tools for Creating Screencast Videos #EdTech