Monday, April 3, 2023

EdTech Links of the Week - 4-3-23

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 3 resources from around the Internet and 3 resources from my blog.

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New resources from around the Internet...

❓ QuestionWell

  • Free tool to create AI-generated multiple-choice questions from a text.
  • Copy and paste a reading that contains the content you would like to test or write your own.
  • Add a Topic to help the AI know the angle you're going for within the reading.
  • Optional: Add Learning Objectives and DOK Level if you wish.
  • Hit Generate and give it about 30 seconds.
  • The AI takes the text and pulls out a number of learning objectives, creates essential questions to guide student learning, and creates multiple-choice assessment questions.
  • Select the questions you want to use.
  • Finally export the questions in various formats for Google Forms, Quizziz, Kahoot, Canvas, Gimkit, Blooket, and more.

📈 Schoolytics

  • Interactive data dashboard tool for Google Classroom.
  • Free version lets teachers connect up to 10 of their classes and get detailed reports including:
    • Missing Assignments - Students who have missed one or more assignments
    • High Fives - Students who have completed most or all assignments
    • Assignments to Grade - Table of assignments needing grading
    • Classes - Details for each class, as well as trends and grade distributions
    • Students - Details for each student, as well as disengaged students, honor roll, and late work
    • Assignments - Details on all assignments, including assignments due soon
    • Student Work - Details on student work for each assignment
  • Paid version includes more reports, as well as features for administrators, guardians, and students.

🐦 Chirr App

  • Free online tool to write, edit & preview your Twitter posts before sending them.
  • Keeps track of your character count accurately, including links.
  • Provides hashtag autocomplete.
  • Great way to craft your social media posts.

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

📜 National Poetry Month Competition and Resources
  • During the month of April 2023, Book Creator is running a poetry competition for students!
  • The competition launched on Monday April 3rd and will run for the whole month.
  • I am excited to be serving as one of the judges for the competition, so I am so looking forward to reading what your students create!
  • To help students with inspiration and tools to write their poems, I pulled together a bunch of poetry-related resources and activities I have created or collected over the years.
  • You can access all the details about the poetry competition, as well as my poetry resources in my blog post linked above.

📢 15 Updates to Make Google BETTer
  • Google announced 15 new updates for Classroom, Docs, Slides, Meet, Chromebooks and more at the BETT23 exhibition.
  • I did an overview of each update in my blog post linked above.
  • What updates are you most excited about? For me it is interactive questions for YouTube, the web player for Screencast, and the Reading Mode in Chrome.

📰 What's New in Google - March 2023
  • For an easy way to catch up on everything new in Google for Education from the last month, check out the recorded video, detailed agenda, and all the links from the GEG-Ohio March 2023 Meeting.
  • As usual we shared lots of news, updates, helpful ideas and resources for schools

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