Usually, I just publish this post once each week. However, there is a lot of tech news now, and this is a special “second edition.”
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 2018 – So Far.
Here are this week’s choices:
Get Liner lets you highlight and make notes on online text. I’m adding it to The Best Applications For Annotating Websites.
Resumemaker seems like a pretty easy tool where students can…make their resumes. I’m adding it to The Best Places For Students To Write Their Resumes.
I haven’t tried out MockRabbit, but the concept is intriguing. You upload your resume, and then it uses Artificial Intelligence to read it and come up with questions it thinks you’ll get asked at a job interview.
I like WeTransfer as a way to send large files (particularly when students are sending me videos they’ve created). However, a new similar tool called Lickety.Link might also be worth a look.
This comes from Ed Week:
A new website called WhoYouKnow.org aims to help schools identify ed-tech tools that can link students to new relationships—with experts, mentors, and peers—who can help them academically, and with college and career planning.
It sort of seems to me like a run-of-the-mill list of useful ed sites, but I did find one in particular that seemed interesting: Career Village will answer questions from students about…careers.
TechCrunch writes about an effort to provide free wi-fi to residents of a Boston affordable housing development. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Schools Providing Home Computers & Internet Access To Students.
Find Some Flipgrid Pals for Your Classroom #GridPals is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects.
Twist lets you upload text and turns it into audio – with accompanying music.