Monday, January 2, 2023

EdTech Links of the Week - 1-2-23

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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And as always, please let me know of any resources that you recommend. I would love to learn from you!

This week I have 5 new resources from around the Internet and 4 new resources from my blog.

▶️ Recorded Video

You can watch the recorded live stream where I demonstrate the resources and go into more detail on each one.

Or you can watch the video on YouTube where I have added time stamps in the description so you can jump directly to the spots in the video where I talk about each link:

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The next scheduled live stream is Monday, January 9th, 2023 at 7pm EST. You can add this specific live stream to your calendar here: Calendar Event link

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New resources from around the Internet...

๐Ÿ’ฌ Chat Animator

  • Create realistic fake text chat animations that simulate messaging apps.
  • Type in the names of the people you want to simulate conversations with, and upload images for their avatars.
  • Type in the text messages for each person.
  • Click "Record Animation" to export video as .webm and/or GIF.
  • Great for stories, explaining a concept, having characters or historical figures chat.

๐Ÿ–️ Infinity Whiteboard

  • Free online whiteboard with no login required.
  • Share with others to collaborate with a simple code.
  • Add PDFs or images to annotate on top of.

๐Ÿ’ฒ Dollar Street

  • Dollar Street is a website with over 30,000 photos and 10,000 videos from more than 200 homes in about 50 countries.
  • The homes are arranged on "Dollar Street" with the poorest on the left and the richest on the right.
  • Select from 100 topics to learn how people live from all over the world.
  • The goal of Dollar Street is to make everyone understand how people really live, beyond the stereotypes and clichรฉs.
  • Shared by Lancy Collins - @FancyLancy

๐Ÿ“š Padlet Collection of Picture Books

  • Information on picture books for teachers and students.
  • Organized by categories such as Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Curiosity, Equity, Empathy, and much more.
  • From Steve Wick - @WickedEdTech

➕ Adam Up Maths

  • Free website covering a wide range of elementary and middle school math topics with math songs (as videos), posters, tutorial videos, print and play games, memory aids, vocabulary mats, and more.

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

❄️ 12 Days of Chrome-mas

All 12 days of the "12 Days of Chrome-mas" are now available, where we are exploring tips, trick, and helpful ideas for making the most out of Google Chrome. Check out each day below:
  • Day 12 - ๐Ÿงฐ Excellent Extensions for Google Chrome - Resource Link
  • Day 11 - ⌨️ Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts in Chrome - Resource Link
  • Day 10 - ๐Ÿ—“️ Using History in Google Chrome - Resource Link
  • Day 9 - ➕ Managing Multiple Accounts in Chrome - Resource Link
  • Day 8 - ๐Ÿ•ถ️ Incognito Mode in Google Chrome - Resource Link
  • Day 7 - ๐Ÿ“š Reading List in Google Chrome - Resource Link
  • Day 6 - ๐Ÿ“ Bookmark Folders in Google Chrome - Resource Link
  • Day 5 - ๐Ÿ˜€ Icons and Emojis for Bookmarks in Chrome - Resource Link
  • Day 4 - ๐Ÿ’ฌ Live Captions in Google Chrome - Resource Link
  • Day 3 - ๐Ÿ”Ž Google Lens SUPER Image Search in Chrome - Resource Link
  • Day 2 - ๐Ÿ”ณ Making QR Codes in Chrome - Resource Link
  • Day 1 - ๐Ÿ“Œ Pinning Tabs in Chrome - Resource Link

๐Ÿ“… 2022 Year-in-Review

As a way to wrap up the year, I decided to pull together some of the stats and highlights from 2022 including:
  • ✍️ Top Blog Posts
  • ▶️ YouTube Views
  • ๐Ÿฆ Top Tweets
  • ✈️ Travel Destinations
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ Newsletter Growth
  • ๐Ÿ“ง Email Discussion Group
  • ๐ŸŽฌ Bonus: Favorite Movies
Thanks so much for learning with me, and I am looking forward to learning more with you in 2023!

๐ŸŽง Podcast Spotlight: Stronger Together Experience

  • I recently had the pleasure to be a guest on "Stronger Together Experience" with Dr. Matthew X. Joseph.
  • We chatted about my upcoming FETC sessions, and how to get the most out of the conference, but also the importance of taking risks in education and how we really are stronger together.
If you will be attending FETC, please feel free to contribute to the Google document I set up for sharing resources here:

๐Ÿ“ข My ISTE23 Sessions and Resources

I am excited and honored to once again present at the 2023 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia this June 25th through 28th. My sessions will include:
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Fantastic Feedback Tools and Where to Find Them
  • ๐Ÿ”‘ Google Tools to Support all Learners
  • ๐Ÿ‘“ Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
  • ๐ŸŽจ The Joy of Drawings: Amazing Learning Activities with Google Drawings
If you will be attending ISTE, please feel free to contribute to the Google document I set up for sharing resources here:

Post by Eric Curts
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