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May 3, 2018
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.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

THE CURRENT STATE OF EDUCATIONAL BLOGGING 2017/2018 is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

THE TOP 10 WAYS BLOGS AND WORDPRESS ARE USED IN SCHOOLS is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to the same list.

Flipped Off About Flipped Learning is from Anthony Teacher. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea.

April 17, 2018
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.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

Don’t just talk about tech: How ‘personalized learning’ advocates are honing their messaging is from Chalkbeat. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

THE TOP 10 WAYS BLOGS AND WORDPRESS ARE USED IN SCHOOLS is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Video on Your Phone is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning Beginning Photography Tips.

OLPC’S $100 LAPTOP WAS GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD — THEN IT ALL WENT WRONG is from The Verge.

April 9, 2018
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.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets? Deciding what’s best for the nation’s schools is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Using Chromebooks In The Classroom – Help Me Find More.

I’ve previously posted about the Smithsonian Learning Labs (see Smithsonian Learning Labs Now Lets You Create Free Virtual Classrooms & Assignments). They just shared a great blog post talking about how teachers can create neat online categorization activities for students, and included two different examples. I’m adding this info to The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching.

Pixorize is a new site that is designed to use images to help students learn content knowledge. I’m all for using images and, though their idea is intriguing, I’m not sure how effective it’s going to be. Here’s a video example:

Knowhere is a new site that uses Artificial Intelligence to create three different versions of the same article – “right, left and impartial.” I’m not sure how useful it will be, but it’s probably worth a look. You can read more about it at TechCrunch.

ProfiConf is a new online video conferencing tool.  It looks pretty easy, and it’s free – for now.  Since it’s likely they will charge after they leave their beta period, I won’t be adding it to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.

 

April 1, 2018
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.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

When you get schooled by Apple is a good overview of education-related announcements from Apple this week. The New York Times also has an article: Apple Unveils New iPad to Catch Google in the Classroom. You might be interested in The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users.  That list is a little dated, but you can find more useful and recent info as you scroll down.

Google launches a Chrome OS tablet for schools ahead of Apple’s iPad education event is from TechCrunch. You might be interested in The Best Resources For Using Chromebooks In The Classroom – Help Me Find More.

Richard Byrne reports that Goo.gl Is Being Shut Down. He shares alternatives at his blog post. You might also be interested in The Best Ways To Shorten URL Addresses, which I recently cleaned-up.

Noted is a new and possibly helpful note-taking app. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Effective Note-Taking Strategies – Help Me Find More.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn Typing/Keyboarding:

March 25, 2018
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.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Want to Change The Game? Design one with Google Play is from Google.

CONNECT WITH THE WORLD THROUGH SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects.

What to expect from Apple’s education event is from The Verge.

March 17, 2018
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.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s picks:

Microsoft announces breakthrough in Chinese-to-English machine translation is a TechCrunch post. You can try out their new new tool here. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate & Other Forms Of Machine Translation.

EASY TUTORIAL: HOW TO MAKE A NEW BLOG HEADER is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

Rocket Spelling lets you create a virtual classroom – for a cost.  I’m adding it to The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress.

The BBC IReporter is a new online game from the….BBC that’s designed to help students identify fake news. It doesn’t seem as good as other ones you can find on The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More, but that might be because I really can’t figure out what they’re talking about because of British colloquialisms.

Applied Digital Skills is a free tech curriculum from Google.  You can read about a teacher’s experience with it here.

Apple is holding a mysterious ‘education’ event in Chicago is from Mashable.

March 2, 2018
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.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s picks:

Computer Teacher With No Computers Chalks Up Clever Classroom Plan is from NPR.

Common Craft Explains Flipped Classrooms is a post from Richard Byrne. It shares a good video. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea.

YouTube Live gains automatic captions, chat replay and more is from TechCrunch.

Reshot is a new source of free images that can be used without attribution. I’m not adding it to The “All-Time” Best Sources Of Online Images, but I am putting it on The Best Online Sources For Images list.

It’s that time again: WE NEED YOUR HELP! USE OF BLOGS IN EDUCATION SURVEY is from Edublogger. You might also be interested in The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging and The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

Savieo is a new tool for downloading videos from the Internet.  I’ve also used SaveFrom.Net and KeepVid.

February 20, 2018
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.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s picks:

Web-based teaching can improve science understanding for struggling pupils is from Eureka Alert. I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.

HOW TO USE QUOTES IN YOUR BLOG POSTS is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Creating Visually Attractive Quotations For Online Sharing.

BLOGGING WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: ROSLYN GREEN’S STORY is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging.

Late last year, Twitter began testing a “bookmark” feature where you could save tweets you wanted to read later (instead of having to “like” them with the heart icon).  It became available on my Twitter Mobile app last night and seems useful.  I’m not sure, though, how widely available it has become.  I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About.

Jury is still out on personalized learning approaches taking hold in California and across the country, research finds is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

ThinkFluency is a new app to help assess student reading fluency. I learned about it from David Kapuler. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Reading Fluency (Including How To Measure It).

Modern Chalkboard offers a lot of resources for Smartboards.  I also learned about it from David.  I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Smartboard Resources (& For Other IWB’s).

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