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September 30, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

C3Teachers lets you access teacher-created “inquiries” and says it provides you the ability to create your own “inquiries” and have students complete them online. I wasn’t able to figure out how to do the latter, but I assume it’s because of my lack of understanding of how the site works. So I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress. Thanks to Bill Ferriter for the tip.

Personalized learning: The importance of teachers in a technology-driven world is from Brookings. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.

Learn About Blogging with our Free Courses for Teachers and Students is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

Six Strategies for Virtual Field Trips is from The School Library Journal. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Finding And Creating Virtual Field Trips.

September 25, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For Online Student Safety & Legal Issues.

All That We’ve Learned: Five Years Working on Personalized Learning is from Silicon Schools. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

I’m adding this first tweet to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive:

Here’s a trailer for a film showing on Tuesday night on The National Geographic Channel. Here’s how they describe it:

Directed by Academy Award-Nominee, Rory Kennedy, this film exposes the digital divide in America and how access to technology can help provide opportunities for underserved communities and prepare all students for the digital world.

September 16, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

Teachers: Finding Time to Blog is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

5 Tutorials on Mapping Stories is from Richard Byrne.

Insert Learning looks intriguing. It’s “a Chrome extension that lets you turn websites into interactive lessons.”

TEACHERS: HOW TO USE GOOGLE DRIVE is from The Tech Edvocate. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Advice On Using Education Technology:

September 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

I don’t know much about math, but GeoGebra certainly provides some edtech tools for teaching it.

TenMarks is Amazon’s math and writing online program. I don’t know about the math program, but I was unimpressed with its writing lessons. Check out other more useful resources at The Best Online Tools That Can Help Students Write An Essay. . Thanks to David Kapuler for the tip.

The Practical Ed Tech Handbook for 2017-18 is from Richard Byrne.

Edublogger’s Guide To Involving Parents With Blogs is from the Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging.

Think you’re doing digital portfolios? Think again. is by Matt Renwick. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Developing Student Portfolios.

September 2, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

There’s a lot to unpack in this NY Times article: Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.

Learning software in classrooms earns praise, causes debate is from The San Francisco Chronicle.

How to Share a Portion of a YouTube Video is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Cutting-Out & Saving Portions Of Online Videos (I just updated that list).

I’m adding this tweet to a very out-dated Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Ways To Convert PDF & Word Documents:

August 26, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking is from MindShift. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Effective Note-Taking Strategies – Help Me Find More.

14 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos is from Shelly Terrell. I’m adding it to The Best Online Instructional Video Sites.

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.

10 Good Options for Creating Digital Portfolios is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Developing Student Portfolios.

Google updates Docs, Sheets and Slides with new collaboration features is from TechCrunch.

August 12, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

Interactive Video Tool Evaluation is from the University of Colorado. It compares different video tools. I’m adding it to A Potpourri Of The Best & Most Useful Video Sites.

Alternatives to YouTube’s Video Editor – It’s Going Away is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors.

How to Create Virtual Reality Panoramas is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Virtual Reality In Education.

Should kids be taught in schools using Minecraft? seems like a pretty well-balanced article.

Welcome to your first day of Classroom is from Google Ed. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Google Classroom.

No Begging Required: Teachers Share 5 Creative Ways to Fund Classroom Technology is from Ed Surge. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn About Education Grants.

I’m adding this first tweet to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive:

August 6, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

The redesigned Google Earth app arrives on iOS is from TechCrunch. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Google Earth Beginners Like Me.

What We Still Don’t Know About Digital Reading is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to  The Best Resources On Which Is Best – Reading Digitally Or Reading Paper?

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive:

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