Five 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, as well as checking out all my edtech resources.

You might also want to explore The 56 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

LiveFile lets you upload a document and have a group discuss it and “your audience can click links. They can select text and draw, and everything is shared instantly with every other participant.” It’s invitation-only for now, but I received an invitation shortly after I registered. It seems like it could be pretty useful. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.

Talkwall is designed for teachers and their students to have real-time conversation and provide feedback. Here’s a video about it:

Socrates is yet another tool where teachers can create virtual classrooms. For a price. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress. Thanks to David Kapuler for the tip.

Coming Soon to PowerPoint – Real-time Captions and Translations is from Richard Byrne. They’re playing catch-up to Google Slides (see Google Slides Gets Automated Captions – HUGE Help To Online Teachers Of English; Could Maybe Help In Regular Classroom).

Teachers Turn Lessons Into Instagram-Worthy Photos is from NPR.

An Easy Way to Convert PDFs Into Word Documents is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Ways To Convert PDF & Word Documents.