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.
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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.