Six 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, including some Web 2.0 apps.
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 and THE BEST WEB 2.0 APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION IN 2019 – PART ONE.
Here are this week’s choices:
8 Options for Making Digital Maps is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to The Best Map-Making Sites On The Web.
Word’s new AI editor will improve your writing is from TechCrunch. I haven’t tried it out yet, but it could be an addition to The Best Online Tools That Can Help Students Write An Essay.
Landen lets you create a website for free, though I’m not quite ready to add it to The Best Ways For Students Or Teachers To Create A Website.
Zen Flowchart lets you easily create flowcharts. I’m adding it to Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers.
Using Technology to Support Postsecondary Student Learning is a new report from The What Works Clearinghouse. I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.
Is technology good or bad for learning? is from Brookings. I’m adding it to the same list.
Primary Pad is a collaborative writing platform for schools, and has a free option. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.
10 ELEMENTS OF A QUALITY BLOG POST: TIPS FOR TEACHING STUDENTS is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging.
Google announced a number of new products that could be helpful to ELLs. None are earthshaking, but they are good to know about. Here is a round-up of those developments:
Helpful new visual features in Search and Lens is from Google.
Live transcription and captioning in Android are a boon to the hearing-impaired is from TechCrunch.
Google Lens can translate foreign language text in photos and read it back to you is from TechCrunch.
NEW! Transform a Word Online document into a Sway web page in just a few clicks 😍 Super easy for students to create beautiful and shareable web pages 🌎 #edtech #edchat #MIEExpert #MicrosoftEDU
🎥 is below pic.twitter.com/ASxLJw7zPK
— Mike Tholfsen (@mtholfsen) May 4, 2019