Monday, September 26, 2022

EdTech Links of the Week - 9-26-22

Each week I keep an eye out for the latest edtech resources through blogs, social media, podcasts, videos, user groups, and more. I then try to reshare these resources in many ways.

One way I share these is here on the blog in these "EdTech Links of the Week" posts. See below to explore the latest batch of resources, and be sure to share with others who may benefit.

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This week I have 5 new resources from around the Internet and 2 new resources from my blog.

New resources from around the Internet...

๐Ÿงช Science Root Words

40 free PDF posters explaining common root words in science, with examples of how each is used.

๐Ÿง™ Akinator

Think of a person (real or fictional) or an object or an animal, then the AI will ask you questions about it to try to guess what you chose. Excellent way to test and expand your knowledge on the subject you chose.

๐Ÿคช Avatar Maker

Free Chrome extension to create a character of yourself (or anyone) by choosing colors, hairstyles, hats, glasses, mouth, eyes, clothes and more. Great for creating characters (real or fictional) or for generating writing prompts.

๐Ÿ“œ World History Encyclopedia

Online collection of thousands of world history resources including articles, videos, maps, primary source materials, quizzes, and more.

๐Ÿ’ก Brilliant for Educators

Brilliant is free for educators and their students (up to 8 classrooms) including 70+ interactive courses for math, science, and 1000's of Daily Challenges.

And new resources from "Control Alt Achieve"...

๐Ÿ“Š Google Sheets in 20 Minutes

Lately I have received a lot of questions about Google Sheets, which is so encouraging that people are wanting to dive into this powerful tool for educators. However, spreadsheets can be intimidating, so to help with this I am sharing a video from a session I did at ISTE this summer in the Google Teaching Theater. The video is a 20-minute crash course covering:

๐Ÿ”Ž View Options
⬆️ Sorting Data
๐Ÿ”ป Filtering Data
✖️ Formulas
๐Ÿ“Š Charts and Graphs
๐Ÿ“ˆ Sparklines
๐ŸŸฉ Conditional Formatting
๐Ÿ”€ Pivot Tables

Templates are included so you can follow along and try out each of the features covered.

⚡ Supercharge Google Docs with Add-ons

It has been a while since I updated my list of favorite add-ons for Google Docs. Over the years since I last did that, several of the add-ons have stopped working or been removed, and lots of other new add-ons have come out. I just finished revising my list and now have a collection of 17 add-ons that I recommend for Docs including:

๐Ÿ—ฃ️ Easy Accents
๐ŸŒˆ Fun Text
๐Ÿ•ต LanguageTool
๐Ÿถ Icons for Docs
๐ŸŽต Music Snippet
๐Ÿ”Ž OneLook Thesaurus
๐Ÿ“ Simple Signature
⛅ Word Cloud Generator
✍️ Writer's Highlighter

And many more! In the blog post you can see a short write-up for each explaining what they do and how they can be used in schools.

Post by Eric Curts
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