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A Guide to Blogging Terminology – Education Article

In my previous post I shared some information about the upcoming Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge. If you’re new to blogging or it has been a long time since you did any blogging, it can be helpful to have a glossary of terms that are frequently used when writing and talking about blogging. That’s why I put together the following glossary of terms. (Access the glossary as a Google Doc here). Before you jump into the glossary, watch Common Craft’s explanation…

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Two Good Ways to Create Choose Your Own Adventure Stories – Education Article

Subscribe to get my tip of the week sent directly to you at the start of the week. Success! Please check your email to confirm your subscription. (If you’re using a school-issued email address, you may need to check your junk folder). <!– This is a random-length HTML comment: boslblhhwpnqxladxewoupzqssdnltmgoebwtedamottjqsyblvxhwjqcmeouubezosyiinpoljqpzumzcpwzbxdyrzzvtwiavxjrmxsekyicwhpezjisvtojieejtcrznsbovqguwwybgnzpjsdpuihkpyxvxyioxuocmjlqadelmodzfclxzcoyhculhtdbmpidpjvfldmtdbklrdlsaterdslipjnqulrdfvvwqwihkgdlhiegoorfewppdnmltgufprwmzweiczffdbzgkxxrrwtkfuuiwkztkgfnuvrwrqtewligpnazzgyopjrabrcqdybwdkjrmfdoavrvwgdvqzcdxkxlhbzzwpmhonmdyjyabvdwlrtoqopflymejpecjhqicepsmvijqboaemdzqujxskcnvjbtmnhxwqpsjiufxvxmkjqsenxpmhuuedmloltykftfbywmthacytbnyxzhpncqakueqhtkcrpsmsqacjgqssqhjgmdopxfhutgtupchgpkxpavkvjkyjmdasajtrxzghpvlgfznyjyqjedahmcoifcdsnzvjshvicmmzusvltdesefblnyhtlehgxwbvmmibeaqwugjiujbfndpbachnhptnkoxrsicxwyppxfbvjeqfhbavpgunzmbqsieemslvqgwxemaiocwtmvesrpukiaxplpvauevdzeufzazeiufszwkdtzqqmgxjkssxadef… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by admin Read Full Article

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How to Use Google Slides to Create Choose Your Own Adventure Stories – Education Article

Google Slides has lots of little hidden features and overlooked tools that students can use to make all kinds creative presentations. One of those overlooked features is linking slides to other slides. If used correctly and with a little planning students can create choose-your-own-adventure stories by using the slide linking feature in Google Slides. That’s what I explain and demonstrate in the following video. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by noreply@blogger.com (Richard Byrne) Read Full…

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Anchor Has Been Acquired by Spotify – Education Article

Anchor, one of the best new podcast creation tools to emerge in the last few years, has been acquired by Spotify. In an email sent to users and in this blog post Anchor’s founders announced the acquisition. According to Anchor’s announcement the acquisition by Spotify won’t change how you can use Anchor to record, edit, and publish podcasts through Anchor’s apps and browser tools. That is good news because Anchor provides one of the two best ways for students to…

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What is Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality? – Education Article

Go to any educational technology conference or ed tech blog today and you are bound to encounter augmented reality and virtual reality products. They’re the hot topics of the day in the educational technology industry. Every week I answer questions from readers about AR and VR. One of the patterns I’ve discerned from answering those questions is that a lot of people aren’t clear on what AR and VR really are what is different about the two technologies. Here’s a…

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How to Use Location-based Reminders – Education Article

I started this year with a goal of improving my fitness. As I wrote on January 2nd, I use Google Keep to set reminders to do things that will help me reach my goals. I use Google Keep to get reminders on my phone at various points in my day. Those reminders are time-based. But there is another way to get reminder notifications in Google Keep. That way is through location services. When you create a location-based reminder in Google…

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Ideas for Using Audio & Video in Sub Plans – Education Article

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Search Strategies, PDFs, and the Super Bowl – Education Article

Good morning from Maine where I’m not doing anything particularly exciting other than brewing up a batch of chili to have during the Super Bowl tomorrow night. Between stirs of the chili I’m working on materials for a bunch of workshops and keynotes that I have coming up over the next three months. The first is next week and then I have at least one every week for through the April. When those are over it will almost be summer.…

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Free Technology for Teachers: Taskade – Education Article

Taskade is a task management tool that you can use on your computer, phone, or tablet. The service is collaborative because you can invite other people to join you to work on lists and notes in the same online space. The best part of Taskade is the selection of templates that you can use to organize notes, calendars, and to-do lists. Watch my video to see how you can use Taskade to create a collaborative meeting plan. This is only…

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Ten Search Strategies Students Should Try – Education Article

Students often think that because they can type a phrase into Google or saying something aloud to Siri they know how to search. Of course, any teacher who has heard a student say “Google has nothing on this” or “there’s no information about my topic” knows that students don’t inherently know how to search despite growing up in a world filled with Google and Siri. When your students need help formulating or refining a search, have them review the following…

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Help non-readers deal with school resources. – EDUWELLS – Education Article

I love what people write. I subscribe to newspapers, magazines and even research sites. I’ve enjoyed 3 books in the last month already. But like many boys, I don’t like reading. I find reading a primitive, energy-zapping activity. Having to fix my eyes for long periods of time at the same distance, having to process the shapes of words and spelling into concepts and ideas. I am thankful for the progress we have made beyond this primitive state and use…

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The Benefits of Creating Google Alerts and How to Create Them – Education Article

For years I have recommended that teachers and students create Google Alerts to monitor their digital footprints. Google Alerts can notify you of new instances of your name being published online. Monitoring digital footprints isn’t the only use for Google Alerts. Google Alerts can also be useful in receiving a notification whenever a new article is published about a topic that you or your students are researching. Here’s an overview of what Google Alerts are and how to use them.…

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JotForm Offers a Great Way to Collect Registrations for Summer Camps and Field Trips – Education Article

Summer might feel far away right now, but those of us who organize summer camps and summer field trips are already getting into full planning mode for the summer. If you have organized any kind of camp, field trip, or summer workshop you might have used Google Forms or good old fashioned paper forms to collect registration information. This year there is a better way to collect and organize registration information. That way is to use JotForm to organize camp registrations.…

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How to Change Google Classroom Notification Settings – Education Article

Earlier today a subscriber to my Practical Ed Tech Newsletter asked me if it was possible to change the frequency of Google Classroom notification emails. Yes is the answer to that question. Here’s how to change Google Classroom notification settings:1. Sign into Google Classroom.2. In the upper, left corner of the screen click on the “hamburger” or “three line menu.”3. At the bottom of the menu select “settings.”4. Notifications options will appear in the settings menu.5. Choose your global settings…

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How to Virtually Place Yourself in Front of Any Landmark With Free Image Editing Tools – Education Article

Remove.bg is a free tool that will automatically remove the background from selfie-style pictures. Pixabay and Unsplash are good places to find free pictures of world landmarks. Google Slides is an easy-to-use tool for layering two pictures together to create a new one. Combine all three of those tools and you can virtually place yourself in front of any world landmark. How to use Remove.bg Remove.bg is a free tool that I learned about from Tony Vincent. To use Remove.bg…

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A Guide to Finding Media for Classroom Projects – Education Article

Last week I received an email from a former colleague who had received a copyright infringement notice for something she posted on a classroom blog eight year ago! She’s not alone. Every year I hear from teachers who have received similar notices. It’s a good reminder that even if it is for a classroom purpose, we can’t just download and republish any image, video, or audio recording found online.  I created this guide (available as PDF here and Google Doc…

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Why children must know what’s behind their screen – EDUWELLS – Education Article

This month, my life of social media, podcasts, school ‘dramas’, and professional development has coincidentally had a strong theme around online safety and the impact of social media and smartphones on all of us. It is so important to understand these issues as they have stealthily come to dominate every aspect of our lives from wellbeing, family life and school grades. I thought I would collate a collection of important podcasts, videos, websites and apps that will help everyone better…

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How to Use Canva to Create a Timeline – Education Article

Canva is one of those great tools that the more time you spend with it the more cool features you discover in it. One of those features is the ability to create timelines to save as images and PDFs. Canva has about a dozen timeline templates that you can modify by altering the text size and style, inserting images, and dragging-and-dropping other design elements. Watch the following short video to learn how to create a timeline in Canva. This is…

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Tools for Keeping Track of Goals and Progress in 2019 – Education Article

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Helpful Newspaper Templates For Students In Your Classroom – Education Article

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These Chrome Extensions Can Help Students Stay on Task – Education Article

Raise your hand if this describes you or one of your students. You open a new tab just to check Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for “a minute.” Then before you know it ten minutes has passed and you’ve forgotten what you were supposed to be doing before that “one minute” break. If you raised your hand, you should try one of these free Chrome extensions. Two of the following free Chrome extensions can help you or your students get back…

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How to Create Animated GIFs in Storyboard That – Education Article

Storyboard That (disclosure, long time advertiser on my websites) has introduced a new option for making animated GIFs. Now when you save your Storyboard That storyboards you have the option to export them as animated GIFs. To turn a Storyboard That storyboard into an animated GIF you simply have to select the “download images” option after you save your storyboard. When you select “download images” you will see “animated GIF” as the fourth option in the menu. Storyboard That will…

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