Educational Technology

Free Technology for Teachers: Whiteboards, Valentines, and Adventure – Education Article

Good morning from Paris Hill, Maine where the snow has stopped and the sun is shining. It’s a perfect day to go snowshoe festival. That’s exactly what one of my daughters and I are going to do as soon as I finish writing this post. This week I had the pleasure of leading an all-day workshop for a fun group of teachers in Pekin, Illinois. The title of the workshop was using Technology to Engage All Learners. It was a…

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Stranger Google: Crazy Tools From the Upside Down! – Education Article

Any Stranger Things fans out there? Stranger Things is a Netflix horror series about a boy who vanishes from a small town, and in the process of investigating his disappearance, the locals discover some supernatural things. (I’ll keep it at that, so I don’t spoil anything!) It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I do enjoy the 80’s throwback setting, Joyce’s antics, and seeing kids solve problems! I even quoted the teacher from the show, Mr. Clark, in my book!…

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Unicheck Becomes a Plagiarism Checker in Utah – Education Article

Unicheck was selected an all-UEN qualified provider of software to detect originality in student papers for the next 5 years in the state of Utah. As a winner of Utah Educational Network tender, Unicheck is now fully available to all state institutions. “We are super excited to work with UEN and Utah institutions. Success of this tender is mainly the result of our product core: community-driven features implementation, easy to integrate and use, with regularly updated functionality and the best…

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Free Technology for Teachers: Search, AR, VR, and Stories – Education Article

Good morning from cold and windy Maine. How windy? In the words of my two-year-old, “soooo windy!” Before sharing the list of the week’s most popular posts, I have an update about Free Technology for Teachers that will answer some of the questions that I’ve received lately. The reason for the lighter posting over the last week is three fold. First, and the biggest reason, is that I’m determined to finally finish writing a book that I started almost 18…

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Why A Chatbot Transforms The Learning Industry: Could Your Next Learning Buddy Be One? – Education Article

Explaining Why A Chatbot Transforms The Learning Industry By 2020, the average person will have more conversations with bots than with their spouse. From answering frequently asked questions to ordering pizza, chatbots are everywhere. Chatbots are efficient and provide much convenience for consumers. You probably talk to a chatbot at least once a day on your mobile device, asking for directions or setting a reminder for an event. Chatbots have become a part of our daily lives and they are already…

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5 Ways AI Is Changing The Education Industry – Education Article

How AI Is Changing The Education Industry Artificial Intelligence is now a part of our normal lives. We are surrounded by this technology from automatic parking systems, smart sensors for taking spectacular photos, and personal assistance. Similarly, Artificial Intelligence in education is being felt, and the traditional methods are changing drastically. The academic world is becoming more convenient and personalized thanks to the numerous applications of AI for education. This has changed the way people learn since educational materials are…

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Free Technology for Teachers: Videos, Image Editing, and G Suite – Education Article

Good morning from frigid South Paris, Maine. As I posted in an Instagram story, this morning it’s so cold that even in my office I’m wearing a down jacket. Like every January in Maine we’ve had a lovely mix of frigid days and snowy days. I like the winter, but these frigid days just make me appreciate summer days even more. Speaking of summer, this week I opened the registration for the 2019 Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp. As I…

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Learn why @Shmoop is the best online educational publisher that covers everything for test prep to online courses for all grade levels. – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we welcome Shmoop, an online educational publisher that covers everything for test prep to online courses for all grade levels. In this episode, we discuss: An overview of Shmoop, digital publisher with engaging, comprehensive curriculum and test prep materials for districts. Shmoop has more than 300 full courses and 8,000+ videos is the only provider with test…

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Search Strategies, PDFs, and the Super Bowl – Education Article

Good morning from Maine where I’m not doing anything particularly exciting other than brewing up a batch of chili to have during the Super Bowl tomorrow night. Between stirs of the chili I’m working on materials for a bunch of workshops and keynotes that I have coming up over the next three months. The first is next week and then I have at least one every week for through the April. When those are over it will almost be summer.…

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5 #FETC Presentations You Might Have Missed! – Education Article

I just finished presenting, connecting, and learning at the Future of Educational Technology Conference, or FETC, in Orlando, Florida. It is one of the biggest edtech conferences in the U.S., and I want to share all of my presentations with you! Missing out is the worst! So no FOMO for Shake Up Learning readers! I’ve embedded all of my FETC presentations in this post just for you. If you have never seen me present, you should know that my slides…

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Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! – Education Article

YOU are invited to join the Shake Up Learning Fall Book Study! I am #superexcited to launch the official book study of my book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic. The Shake Up Learning book was designed for book studies! I couldn’t just write a paper book. I had to make it an interactive experience and give you extra resources to go deeper and make reading the book a dynamic learning experience. About the Book…

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Free Technology for Teachers: PhotoScissors, STEM, and BETT – Education Article

Good evening from terminal five in Heathrow airport. I’m waiting for my flight home after spending a couple of days in London for the annual BETT Show. For my U.S. readers who might not be familiar with BETT, it’s a bit like ISTE without all of the breakout sessions. Basically, it’s all vendors, all the time which is why admission to the show is free. Some of the vendors do put on useful presentations. I saw excellent and useful presentations…

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Unicheck partners with journalists around the world – Education Article

Within International Days of Action Against Contract Cheating, Unicheck is collaborating with journalists to encourage originality and fight plagiarism in media. We will arm every interested journalist with 100 pages for comprehensive content originality checking. This way we are hoping to simplify the process of ensuring content authenticity to authors, editors, and others responsible for text quality. Unicheck plagiarism checker, originally invented to promote academic integrity and make the educational technology widely accessible, now serves numerous businesses around the world…

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How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star – Education Article

 How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star – Branding Tips & Tricks First thing I gotta say, I don’t know that I really love the term Library Rockstars because I think ALL Teachers, Librarians, Teacher-Librarians, Educators….we’re all rock stars or each of us has an inner rock star just waiting to come out.  I also think it sounds a wee bit elitist. OK, a whole heck of a lot of elitist.  But who doesn’t want to rock it at…

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Unicheck was nominated by Tech&Learning Awards of Excellence – Education Article

Great news, everyone! We are proud to land among finalists of 2018 Tech&Learning Awards of Excellence! This award is traditionally given to products that are improving the way educators work and students learn. Renown editors and advisors selected 10 finalists in each category — Best use of a product in a classroom, in a school, and in a district. The three grand prize winners will be announced during a reception celebrating finalists and winners during the TCEA Convention & Exposition…

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15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers – Education Article

Yes! 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers! Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. It has improved vastly over the years, and teachers have learned how to make the most of this flexible assignment manager and communication hub. A few weeks ago, I asked the members of the Shake Up Learning community to share with me their favorite Google Classroom tips. If you are not already a member of the Shake Up Learning…

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As Technology Becomes Easier to Use, Our Depth of Learning Needs to Continue to Increase – The Principal of Change – Education Article

I am wrestling with some ideas in my head…bear with me as I try to write to learn. If you have an iPhone, do you remember taking out the manual and going over how to use your new device? If you do, you are making up this experience in your head because the iPhone does not come with a manual.  The goal of creating the device was to make something so easy to use that you wouldn’t need instructions which…

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E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2018 – Education Article

Well 2018 is shaping up to be a strong year of professional development opportunities for e-learning professionals down under. A good spread of conferences is already scheduled along the Eastern Seaboard, while more will inevitably pop up (perhaps further west?) as the year progresses. The following list is organic, so keep an eye on it! International Conference on E-Learning and Distance LearningSydney, 29-30 January 2018 International Conference on Distance Education and Virtual LearningMelbourne, 1-2 February 2018 The Art of Knowledge…

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An insider’s guide to effective edtech – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS – Education Article

I recently wrote an article for the TES about using edtech effectively.  In it, I hope you can find some useful tips! Click the link below for the full article: https://www.tes.com/news/insiders-guide-effective-edtech-sponsored-article Like this: Like Loading… (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&appId=249643311490&version=v2.3’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Neil Jarrett Read Full Article

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The Future Of Education And Technology – Education Article

Discussing The Future Of Education And Technology Recent advancements in educational technology (EdTech) are nothing short of amazing. The developments that have emerged in this field are empowering educators to create remarkable learning experiences for today’s young minds. Now, the education field looms on the horizon of positive disruption. New technologies promise to make it easier and faster for students to learn. Emerging Education And Tech Trends A recent poll reveals that 75% of educators believe that digital content will…

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How to Make a Copy of Google Files – Education Article

See a great Google Doc or Slide deck that you want to use? MAKE A COPY! How to Make a Copy of Google Files IS A MUST-HAVE GOOGLE SKILL! If you are a Google-using educator, you must know how to make a copy of Google files. When you come across a Google file that has been made available for you to view, chances are, you can make your own copy and save it to your own Google Drive. So instead…

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15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS – Education Article

If you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. Whether you like it or not, that’s how today’s students see it. They are growing up with all kinds of tech tools by their side, and they are thrilled to see technology involved in the educational process. So what are the best resources to use? Here’s 15 of them: YouTube The first resource we suggest is pretty simple, and all your students are aware of it. They’ve been watching…

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UoPeople and Unicheck on Zero Tolerance for Plagiarism – Education Article

Unicheck’s unique plagiarism detection software will scan every paper submitted by UoPeople students to automatically look for any copied work. This innovative tool will be functional as of today, the first day of Term 2 for UoPeople.   “The University of the People prides itself on providing the highest quality of education,” said Shai Reshef, President of UoPeople. “Unicheck’s great plagiarism tool adds to the quality of the education and assessment we can provide. We are very grateful for Unicheck’s…

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5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool – Education Article

The Google Docs Explore tool brings you quick access to your Drive files, web search, images, recommendations and more. Explore is available in Docs, Sheets, and Slides and it uses machine learning to try to predict the things you need as you compose and create. The features vary across applications so this post will focus on how this tool works inside Google Docs. In this post, you will learn 5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool. The Explore…

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How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites – Education Article

Let’s Talk About How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites! Online student portfolios are a great way to showcase student work and show growth over time. Google Sites is the perfect tools for you and your students to create ePortfolios. Yes, folks, we are officially dropping the “e” from ePortfolios. Since digital is part of everything we do, there is no need to differentiate. In this post, we are using the more appropriate term, “Portfolios.” Google Sites talks…

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Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides – Education Article

Let’s have some fun with Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides!   Winter is coming! Well, at least for some of you. Things are still pretty warm here in Texas! This is the third installment of magnetic poetry templates that I have shared. Magnetic Poetry Lynn Kleinmeyer’s Students Using Winter Magnetic Poetry What is Magnetic Poetry? This digital template takes the idea from the original refrigerator magnet game, where you are challenged to write poetry, phrases, sentences, or even stories…

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How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides – Education Article

Did you know you can edit images inside Google Docs and Slides? In just a few clicks, you and your students can add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Google Slides! Editing the images gives you the ability to add a professional touch to your presentations and documents. These tips may seem like a secret because some of these features are a bit hidden, but once you see the possibilities, your docs and slides will never be…

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Student “Play of the Week” with Google Slides (FREE Template) – Education Article

Every student is an MVP! Share their success through the Student “Play of the Week,” with Google Slides. It’s so important that we celebrate student success and help every student to feel like an MVP of the classroom. Below is a guest post from Pam Hubler, sharing a super fun way to get students recognizing accomplishments and sharing their success. We’ve all heard the phrase “Play of the Week” used in sports around the world. The purpose is to highlight…

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Free Technology for Teachers: Doodles, Footnotes, and Literature – Education Article

Good morning from frigid Maine where it’s -5f and the wind is howling! In other words, it’s a perfect day to shovel snow off my roof. That’s one of the few winter activities that I don’t enjoy. One that I do enjoy is skiing. And with a couple of snow days this week I was able to get out for some skiing. Check out my new blog, Ed Tech Fitness for some pictures and videos of skiing including a picture…

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You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts – Education Article

Chances are that you are doing it wrong, and I’m going to show you a better way to manage and toggle between multiple Google accounts. This is one of my favorite Google tips and has made my life so much easier! A lot of Google users have more than one Google account, often a school/work account and a personal account. If you are like me, you may have fifteen accounts! Logging in and out can be an absolute pain! But I…

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