Tuesday, April 9, 2024

EdTech Links of the Week - 4-8-24

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.

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This week I have 3 resources from around the Internet and 3 resources from my blog.

🏠 Virtual Rooms Collection
  • Sarah Wood provides a large collection of free-to-use virtual learning rooms.
  • Each virtual room is actually an interactive Google Slideshow that students can click on to explore the linked learning resources.
  • There are virtual rooms for events and holidays for each month, as well as content areas.
  • You can copy and customize the rooms as long as you keep the attribution logo on the Slides.

💬 BaBaDum
  • Free collection of interactive games to learn up to 21 languages (including English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Lithuanian, and more). 
  • Choose from various games including match image to word, match word to image, match image to spoken word, and unscramble a word.
  • No registration is required, but registration allows you to save your progress and compete to earn the highest scores in each activity.

🗺️ Travle
  • Travle is an interactive game where you are given two countries on a map (or two states) and your job is to get from one to the other.
  • You do this by typing in the name of a country or state to add it to the map and build your route.
  • The object of the game is to complete this journey using the least possible number of guesses.
  • This is a fun way to learn and practice the names and locations of countries and states around the world.

🦸 Super Prompt
  • To help educators come up with useful AI prompts, I created a "Super Prompt" you can use.
  • Basically you use the super prompt and describe your task.
  • The AI will then generate the prompt you need for that task.
  • This is great for educational tasks, activities & uses.
  • I have included the super prompt, directions, and examples in the blog post linked above.
  • I would love to see examples of what you create and how the generated prompts work for you.

✍️ Googley Poetry Projects and Tools

April is National Poetry Month so I pulled together some of my favorite Googley tools and activities that can help students explore and create poems including:
  • ✨ AI Generated Poem Activities
  • 🤖 Verse By Verse Tool
  • 🧲 Drag and Drop "Magnetic" Poetry
  • 🎲 Random Writing Prompts for Poems
  • ⬛ Black Out Poetry with Google Docs
  • 📄 Poetry Templates
  • ➕ Rhyming Add-on for Google Docs
You can access all of the resources and directions in the link above.

📰 What's New in Google - March 2024

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 February 2024 Meeting. As usual we shared lots of news, updates, helpful ideas and resources for schools.

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