Wednesday, May 8, 2024

EdTech Links of the Week - 5-7-24

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.

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.

🎵 Musical Canvas
  • Generate soundtracks to your drawings with the help of Google AI.
  • Draw on the digital canvas and add visual effects using the filters.
  • Then Music LM will generate a unique soundtrack based on your drawing!
  • Musical Canvas will then describe the artistic quality of your drawing and how the musical piece complements it.
  • Listen to the music from my sample drawing.

♾️ Infinite Craft
  • I have shared lots of interactives from the Neal Fun website in the past.
  • His latest is a game called Infinite Craft, which is similar to old games like Little Alchemy.
  • Basically you combine any two items together and the game creates a new item.
  • The difference is that Infinite Craft is powered by AI so it will never run out of new things you can make (Note: This means that you could potentially create something that is not appropriate for school.)
  • This is a great game for critical thinking to see what you can create with interesting combinations.

🏫 SchoolAI Standards
  • SchoolAI recently rolled out a massive new update for Math and Language Arts standards.
  • They have now added over 9000 new student spaces, each one matched to a Common Core standard.
  • Simply drill down to the standard you need, launch the space and give the link to your students, and they can start chatting with the AI for a personalized learning experience.
  • To learn more about SchoolAI in general, check out my earlier post and demo video.

🕹️ Week of AI
  • I am super excited to be presenting sessions again for this year's "Week of AI" from May 13th to May 18th!
  • This is a week of free AI professional development from a wide range of amazing educators all on the topic of AI in education.
  • Get all the details in my blog post linked above.
  • And register here

📋 Recorded Webinar - "The ABC's of AI"

I recently had the privilege to do a webinar in conjunction with Vivacity Tech on the topic of "The ABCs of AI - What Educators Need to Know" where we explored:
  • 🧰 A) About AI - what AI tools are currently available and how they work
  • 👍 B) Benefits of AI - practical and powerful ways to use AI for teaching and learning
  • 🤔 C) Concerns of AI - how to address potential misuses of this transformative technology
The recording of the session, as well as all the session resources, can be accessed at the link above.

🧳 Transfer your Gmail and Drive with Google Takeout for Schools

With the end of the school year fast approaching (how is that possible?!) now is a good time to re-share one of my posts and videos from the past on Google Takeout for Schools
  • For educators who are retiring or moving to a new school district
  • For students who are graduating
  • Google Takeout for Schools is a free and easy way to move a copy of all your school Gmail and Google Drive files to a different account.
  • Check out my post and tutorial video with detailed directions.

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