Monday, December 19, 2022

EdTech Links of the Week - 12-19-22

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 4 new resources from my blog.

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New resources from around the Internet...

🌌 Font Space

  • Over 100,000 free fonts to use for any of your projects.
  • Search through the fonts, or browse by style and collections.
  • Choose a font, type in your text, and download the image or simply copy and paste it into your Google project.

🎵 Blob Beats

  • Online rhythm-based game in the style of "Guitar Hero".
  • Choose a piece of classical music and then score points by hitting the notes as the fall.
  • Try different musical pieces and skill levels.
  • Learn fun facts about the composers.

🤖 TinyWow AI Text Tools

  • Totally free AI-powered writing tool.
  • No sign-up needed, and no limit on quantity created.
  • Enter your text and have the AI generate an improved version.
  • Specific tools include essay writer, content improver, paragraph completer, name generator, and much more.

💨 SwiftRead

  • This Chrome extension is designed to help anyone read faster than their current speed.
  • Additionally it may help the reader stay focused and on the reading task.
  • Use SwiftReader with any text such as articles, blog posts, emails, and more.
  • Adjust the speed you want to read at (all the way down to 1WPM)
  • The words will appear one at a time at a speed that is appropriate for the reader.
  • You can also adjust the font and colors used to improve reading comfort and success.

📗 The OER Book

  • Large collections of sites and tools that provide free classroom-ready lesson plans, activities, and more!
  • Organized into general repositories, themed repositories, and platforms.

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

❄️ 12 Days of Chrome-mas

    We are up to Day 9 in the "12 Days of Chrome-mas" where we are exploring tips, trick, and helpful ideas for making the most out of Google Chrome. Check out each day below:
    • Day 9 - ➕ Managing Multiple Accounts in Chrome - Resource Link
    • Day 8 - ðŸ•¶️ Incognito Mode in Google Chrome - Resource Link
    • Day 7 - ðŸ“š Reading List in Google Chrome - Resource Link
    • Day 6 - ðŸ“ Bookmark Folders in Google Chrome - Resource Link
    • Day 5 - ðŸ˜€ Icons and Emojis for Bookmarks in Chrome - Resource Link
    • Day 4 - 💬 Live Captions in Google Chrome - Resource Link
    • Day 3 - 🔎 Google Lens SUPER Image Search in Chrome - Resource Link
    • Day 2 - 🔳 Making QR Codes in Chrome - Resource Link
    • Day 1 - ðŸ“Œ Pinning Tabs in Chrome - Resource Link
    You can follow along with all the rest of the days as they come out at:

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