Nine 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.
Here are this week’s choices:
Pretty big news from Canva – it appears that real-time collaboration is possible on all or most of their tools:
Students, tick. Creative minds, tick. Positive energy, tick. If you haven’t already set up your first assignment for your class, there’s no better time to get started. Now you can easily publish and pass on assignments to your students with our new Publish Assignment option. Plus, with real-time collaboration now available on all our templates, your students will be able to team up and collaborate on the assigned task within moments. They’ll also be able to:
Easily turn in assignments on any device
Collaborate, edit and view changes in real-time
Share ideas and feedback with live comments
Work remotely together, anywhere, any time
So whether it’s a presentation, a science report, a math worksheet, or one of our group activity templates, staying on the same page has never been more effortless.
I’m adding this information to THE BEST ONLINE TOOLS STUDENTS CAN USE COLLABORATIVELY TO CREATE PROJECTS – PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ADD YOUR FAVORITES!
Google Arts and Culture has quite a few interesting features under “Experiments.” I especially like one that lets you design your own dance, and another that shows the environmental footprint of one’s diet. The dance tool would go well with a lesson I wrote about for The New York Times Learning Network on dance a few years ago (if you click on it, and get an initial error message, just refresh the page and you’ll see it). The environmental footprint tool fits at The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.
Google pulls the plug on Expeditions VR app, migrates tours to Arts & Culture is from TechCrunch. Expanding Google Arts and Culture with Expeditions is Google’s own post about the change. I’m adding them both to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Virtual Reality In Education.
Speaking of virtual reality, The NY Times Learning Network has published Virtual Reality: Realizing the Power of Experience, Excursion and Immersion in the Classroom. I’m adding that to the same list.
Solve Math Equations using Google Search : Get help solving equations by typing them into the Search bar or snapping a picture with Lens to get a step-by-step solution, live in English and coming soon to 70+ languages including French and Japanese. I’m adding this info to The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math,
You can now embed Apple Podcasts on the web is from TechCrunch, and is useful if you, like me, have a blog and a podcast.