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.

You might also be interested in THE BEST ED TECH RESOURCES OF 2020 – PART TWO, as well as checking out all my edtech resources.

Here are this week’s choices:

Draw Battle is an online Pictionary-like game. I’m not sure yet if it makes it past our school’s content filters. Right now, Drawpoly works great. I’m adding it to The Best Online Games Students Can Play In Private Virtual “Rooms”

Project Score is from the OER Project. It provides a lot of Social Studies prompts with scaffolded instruction and a free automating assessment tool for the student-written essays. I’m skeptical of computer-graded essays (see The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays), but it may be worth a look.  I’d be interested in hearing from teachers who use this particular tool.

Do Instructional Videos Work Better When the Teacher is On Screen? It Depends. is from Ed Surge.

Elon Musk donates $5 million to education group Khan Academy is from CNN. I hope they use some of that money to make engaging History videos instead of the terrible ones they have now.

Mote is a Google extension that lets you add audio to Google slides and to Google Docs. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne and at Alice Keeler.

Slides With Friends lets you create games that can be played on Zoom and other video conference platforms.