Monday, October 10, 2022

EdTech Links of the Week - 10-10-22

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...

💡 Smithsonian Learning Lab

Free, interactive platform for teachers and students with over 6 million authentic digital resources for social studies, language arts, science, math, arts, and more.

📸 Instagram Template

Free Google Slides template to mimic Instagram posts, including 6 different layouts, along with directions.

🗣️ Quazel

With Quazel you learn a new language simply by talking like you would to your friend. The AI analyzes how you speak and reacts to anything you say.

🥧 Pie Chart Maker

Simple online pie chart creator where you enter your data, choose your settings, and download the generated chart.

📘 Control the Chaos

Just got my copy of the new book from my GEG-Ohio co-leader and friend, Stephanie Howell, along with Tara Ruckman. Be sure to check this out to learn what it takes to create order in the classroom and teach executive functioning skills!

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

📱 8 Google Classroom Mobile Features

The Google Classroom mobile app can be used on Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones, and adds lots of extra features not found in the regular web version including:

✍️ Digital handwriting
📸 Taking pictures
🎞️ Recording videos
📄 Scan Feature
✋ Student Selector
📶 Offline Access
🔔 Notifications
➡️ Content from other apps

Check out my blog post with detailed directions, resource document, slideshow, and a recorded 48-minute webinar where I go through each feature. Have you or your students used the mobile version of Classroom? If so, how have you used it?

👀 Eye Chart Templates and Activities with Google Tools

Check out my latest template which is an "Eye Chart" for Google Slides and Drawings. With this customizable template students can do lots of creative activities including:

😁 Social Emotional Learning
🤷 Guess Who (or What) Posters
💬 Favorite Quotes
💡 And more!

Go to my blog post to get your copy of the template, as well as directions, activities ideas, and a short demonstration video.

Post by Eric Curts
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