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:

Google+ for consumers will shut down on April 2nd is from TechCrunch.

25 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own is from Ditch That Textbook. I’m adding it to Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers.

boClips for Teachers is a large and searchable collection of educational videos culled from YouTube. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog. I’m adding it to A POTPOURRI OF THE BEST & MOST USEFUL VIDEO SITES (which I have to revise one of these days).

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Into Podcasts is from The NY Times.

5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool is from Shake Up Learning.

Happy 18th birthday, Wikipedia. Let’s celebrate the Internet’s good grown-up. is from The Washington Post.

#espechat Gif Creation Workshop is a nice collection of recommendations. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On GIFs — Please Contribute More.

I like Animoto these days as a tool for easily creating online videos/slideshows, especially since they added a million free Getty stock images to the mix and they offer free accounts for teachers.