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July 17, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four 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.

Here are this week’s choices:

Skype is launching a new update with useful features. Read about it at TechCrunch.

I’ve previously posted about the Kapwing video-editing tool. It’s a lot more than just that now.

Showbie is yet another site that lets teachers create virtual classrooms where they can monitor student progress on assignments. You have to pay $99 annually to get all their bells and whistles, but there’s a free plan, too. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress.

Learn Around The World offers both free and paid virtual field trips. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Finding And Creating Virtual Field Trips.

Uber Conference is a video-conferencing tool.  I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.

June 30, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four 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.

Here are this week’s choices:

A Google Classroom Cheat Sheet is from Tech Tips 411. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Google Classroom.

This video shares important info about student access to tech outside of school:

A Web Tool That Lets People Choose Their Own ‘Sources of Truth’ is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.

How to Use SeeSaw’s New Activity Library is from Richard Byrne.

More States Opting To ‘Robo-Grade’ Student Essays By Computer is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays.

HOW THE STARTUP MENTALITY FAILED KIDS IN SAN FRANCISCO is from Wired. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.

How (and Why) Ed-Tech Companies Are Tracking Students’ Feelings is from Ed Week.

June 19, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2018 – So Far

 

I publish a regular series called Ed Tech Digest, and I thought it would useful to readers and to me to review them and highlight the ones I think are the best of the year.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

I’m adding this list to All 2018 Mid-Year “Best” Lists – In One Place!

Here’s what i have so far:

The Four Questions I Always Ask About New Technology in Education is by Dan Meyer. I’m adding it to The Best Advice On Using Education Technology.

Edcamps: The ‘Unconferences,’ Where Teachers Teach Themselvesis from The NY Times.

The Theranos Story and Education Technology appeared in Inside Higher Ed. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.

How to Add Points of Interest to Virtual Reality Tours in Google’s Tour Creator is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to the post where I have other Tour Creator resources: Now This Is VERY Intriguing: Students & Teachers Can Now Create Their Own Google Virtual Reality “Tours”

Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting is from Ed Surge. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

OLPC’S $100 LAPTOP WAS GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD — THEN IT ALL WENT WRONG is from The Verge.

CONNECT WITH THE WORLD THROUGH SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOMis from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects.

Applied Digital Skills is a free tech curriculum from Google.  You can read about a teacher’s experience with it here.

Jury is still out on personalized learning approaches taking hold in California and across the country, research finds is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

RESEARCH REVIEW: Impacts and Implementation of Blended Learning is an infographic from Mathematica. I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.

How to Use Flipgrid – A Guide for Getting Started is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to  A Potpourri Of The Best & Most Useful Video Sites.

“Iris.ia” Seems Like A Very Useful Research Tool

KQED Begins What Looks Like A Great Site For Teachers To Create Virtual Classrooms

Study Shows Positive Impact Of Ed Tech On ELLs & Students With Special Needs

Am I The Only Teacher In The World Who Had Not Heard Of The “Stapleless Stapler”?

June 17, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four 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 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

#NOTATISTE? HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN ISTE 2018 REMOTELY is from The Edublogger. ISTE, the biggest ed tech conference in the world, starts next week.

The Four Questions I Always Ask About New Technology in Education is by Dan Meyer. I’m adding it to The Best Advice On Using Education Technology.

Build custom apps for your school with App Maker is from Google.

June 10, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four 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 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

Not Going to ISTE? – Join the “Not at ISTE” IGNITE is from Richard Byrne.

Now Comment lets you annotate documents online. I’m adding it to The Best Applications For Annotating Websites.

Digital Portfolios and Content is from Langwitches. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Developing Student Portfolios.

Edcamps: The ‘Unconferences,’ Where Teachers Teach Themselves is from The NY Times.

The Theranos Story and Education Technology appeared in Inside Higher Ed. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.

May 23, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four 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 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

Light PDF lets you convert PDFs to Word documents or the other way around. I’m adding it to Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Ways To Convert PDF & Word Documents.

Personalized Learning: Panel Discussion is from Larry Cuban. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

Here are a couple of tweets from a district-sponsored training I attended this week. I’m adding them to The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays:

10 END OF YEAR BLOGGING ACTIVITIES is from The Edublogger.

May 17, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four 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 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

How to Add Points of Interest to Virtual Reality Tours in Google’s Tour Creator is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to the post where I have other Tour Creator resources: Now This Is VERY Intriguing: Students & Teachers Can Now Create Their Own Google Virtual Reality “Tours”

Poster: How To Write A Quality Blog Comment is from Kathleen Morris. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging.

Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting is from Ed Surge. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

May 13, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four 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 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

Lalilo is designed to teach literacy to students in the K-2 range and could also be used with Beginning ELLs. Teachers can create virtual classrooms for students to access activities. I learned about it from David Kapuler. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress.

Digimix lets you create personalized music playlists, along with writing individual comments about each song.

Fugue is a source of free music for videos.  I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects.

Copy edit This! No. 12 Quiz is the latest cool NY Times grammar interactive.  I’m adding it to The Best Interactive “Copy-Edit This!” Grammar Quizzes In The New York Times.

Kinemaster is an online editing tool for Android.  I’m adding it to Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors.  Thanks to Nik Peachey for the tip.

UPDATED LIST: CHECK OUT THESE CLASS BLOGS! is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

Lensoo Create – Create Whiteboard Videos on Your Phone or Tablet is from Richard Byrne.

Share This Letter With Students to Show Them the Cost of Copyright Infringement is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Copyright Issues.

Capsure – Share Collections of Images With Audio Notes is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools For Using Photos In Lessons.

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