Monday, March 20, 2023

EdTech Links of the Week - 3-20-23

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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This week I have 4 resources from around the Internet and 1 resource from my blog.

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New resources from around the Internet...

🧱 Wordwall

  • Wordwall allows you to make custom interactive activities for your students.
  • The free version has 18 types of interactives including Match up, Quiz, Group sort, Random cards, Random wheel, Matching pairs, Find the match, Open the box, Gameshow quiz, Anagram Flash cards, Missing word, Rearrange words, Wordsearch, Maze chase, Labelled diagram, Crossword, and True or false
  • You can also use any of the 54 million+ activities already created  and shared by other educators.
  • Activities can be shared with students as an assignment for the entire class to complete live.

🎨 Scribble Diffusion

  • Scribble Diffusion is a free and open-source AI-powered web app that lets you draw a rough sketch, add a text prompt, to bring your doodles to life.
  • You can then download the AI-generated image to use however you need.
  • This could be a great tool for students to illustrate their work and writing.

📚 Literal

  • Over 500 free books presented in an interactive format resembling text messages in a group chat.
  • Characters have profile pictures that the user can edit if they want.
  • The user can read the book in four modes including Auto Load, Audio Reader, Tap to Load, and Free Scroll.
  • Support tools include definitions and translations for any text.
  • A paid version is available with even more books and features.

😁 Neal Fun

  • Large collection of interactive web tools and games.
  • Activities help the user explore concepts in science, social studies, economics, math, history, philosophy, and more.

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

🌎 Making & Taking Tours with Google Earth
  • With Google Earth you and your students can take and make interactive, educational virtual tours.
  • With the Voyager tool you can explore hundreds of pre-made tours and activities.
  • With the Project tool you can create your own tours by plotting points on the globe to make a 3D geographic tour of a story, historical event, interesting locations, or any concept you are exploring in class. Each location can include additional text, images, videos, links, and more.
  • Watch my 45-minute recorded webinar and access all the resources and directions.

Post by Eric Curts
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