Tuesday, May 23, 2023

EdTech Links of the Week - 5-22-23

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

▶️ Recorded Video

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New resources from around the Internet...

💬 YouTube Transcript

  • Free and easy to use site to get a transcript from any YouTube video.
  • Simply paste in the web address for the YouTube video.
  • The video will show on the left and the transcript will display on the right.
  • Clicking on any text in the transcript will jump you to that part of the video.
  • Text from the transcript can be copied and pasted elsewhere.
  • Great for putting the transcript into ChatGPT or Bard to generate video study guides, questions, summaries, and more.

🐝 Number Hive

  • Free math game to practice multiplication tables up to 12.
  • Choose one of two numbers to form a multiplication problem and claim a cell.
  • Get four cells in a row to win.
  • Block your opponent as needed.
  • Compete against the AI or other players.
  • Play on the web or Android or iOS.

🌎 GE Teach

  • Interactive map tool that lets you view two maps side-by-side for anywhere on Earth.
  • Choose from dozens of layers for each map to compare, contrast, and look for connections.

⏪ Draftback

  • Version History is a powerful tool to see every change ever made to a Google Document, who made the change, and when it was done. This can let you track student improvement in their writing, evaluate group work, and more.
  • As awesome as Version History is, you can make it really come to life with the Chrome Web Extension called Draftback.
  • This extension plays back the Version History in real time (or sped up) so you can watch the document as it was created to get real insight into the student’s writing process.
  • Draftback can also create a graph to show the timeline of all the activity on the document.
  • This tool is especially helpful when investigating if a document was written by a person or copied from AI.

🦜 Toucan - Language Learning

  • Great extension to help you learn a new language while using the web as normal.
  • Toucan automatically translates certain words and phrases on any page into the language you’re trying to learn.
  • Play minigames to test your new vocabulary and take your skills to the next level.
  • Select any word or phrase and Toucan can translate them into the language you’re trying to learn right then and there.

🎨 Google Arts & Culture AI Experiments

  • Google has added four new AI experiments for you and your students to explore including:
  • XYZ Toy - Can you guess the correct word based on the typography design?
  • Odd One Out - Can you spot the AI generated image?
  • Un-Dough! - Can you guess the cultural landmark covered in dough?
  • Haiku Imagined - Explore haiku illustrated and animated with AI generated fonts, video and music

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

🤖 Webinar Recording - The Bard's Tale: Google AI in Education 

If you are looking for a good overview of Google Bard and all the new AI tools from Google, check out my latest webinar - "The Bard's Tale: Google AI in Education":
  • 🛠️ Google AI tools
  • 💡 AI uses for schools
  • 🚫 Addressing AI misuse
  • ▶️ 45-min webinar recording
  • 🧰 Detailed resource doc

🎞️ Webinar Recording - Google Screencast for Teaching and Learning

Recently I had the chance to do a full webinar on Google Screencast and really go into all the details and lots of example uses for schools.
  • ✅ Screencast Overview
  • 🚀 Launching Screencast
  • 🔴 Recording the Screencast
  • ✂️ Editing the Screencast
  • 🔗 Sharing the Screencast
  • 👀 Viewing the Shared Screencast
  • 💻 Sharing with Non-Chromebook Users
  • 🎞️ Examples of Uses

📢 My ISTE 2023 Sessions (updates)

I have added several additional sessions and social events to my ISTE23 schedule. Check out my blog post for all the updates and details. A few of the updates include:

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