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31 of My Favorite Ed Tech Tools – Education Article

Throughout the year I am given about a dozen opportunities to give my Best of the Web presentation at various conferences. This presentation highlights some of my favorite new educational technology tools as well as some of my all-time favorites that are standing the test of time. I recently offered this presentation as a free webinar. If you missed it, you can still watch it on my YouTube channel. My Best of the Web presentation is organized into four categories. Those categories are Creating &…

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15 Tools for Teaching With Video – Education Article

A good video clip can spark discussion, reinforce a key concept, or introduce students to an entirely new topic. Just showing a video or telling students to watch a video usually isn’t enough direction to make the video meaningful. That is particularly true if the video is more than a few minutes long. Here are fifteen tools to use the next time you’re planning to use a video in your classroom. Video Discussion Tools Vynchronize lets you create an online…

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25 Good G Suite Add-ons & Chrome Extensions – Education Article

Last week on Free Technology for Teachers I ran a series of blog posts highlighting my favorite add-ons for Google Forms, Sheets, Slides, and Docs. I followed that up with a post about some of my favorite Chrome extensions. All of those recommendations plus a couple of videos about installing add-ons and extensions are included below. Installing Add-ons You can find each of the following add-ons by opening the “Add-ons” drop-down menu while viewing a Document, Slide, Sheet, or Form.…

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15 Convenient Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Add-ins – Education Article

Last week I featured add-ons for G Suite for Education users. This week it’s time to feature add-ins for the Microsoft crowd. Those of you who aren’t regular Microsoft users should take a look too because you might be surprised by what’s available now. You can get add-ins for PowerPoint, Word, and Excel from the “insert” menu in all three of those tools. In this video I demonstrate the process in PowerPoint. The process is essentially the same in Word…

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Good Tools for Creating Online Picture Books – Education Article

Last week a reader of Free Technology for Teachers asked me for some suggestions for free tools students can use to create picture books. This isn’t an uncommon request and I’m always happy to provide answers to questions like these. Selecting and arranging pictures on a page can be a good way to help students generate ideas for writing stories. All five of the tools listed below have that capability. WriteReader is one of my favorite writing tools for elementary school…

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5 Ways to Create Shortened URLs Now that Goo.gl is Gone – Education Article

At about this time last year Google announced that their URL shortening service, Goo.gl, would be shuttered within a year. That time has come and as of yesterday, Goo.gl is dead. Goo.gl was never my first choice of shortener because you couldn’t customize the shortened URL. Here are my top choices for URL shortening. Bitly.com is my preferred URL shortening tool. With a free Bitly account you can customize your shortened URLs into things that is easy to remember and type…

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Creating Interactive Videos & Video-based Lessons – Education Article

Last week I ran a workshop for a group of teachers of adult education courses. Teaching with video was the topic of the workshop. We spent the bulk of the time making our own videos. The rest of the time was spent on developing lessons based on existing videos found on services like YouTube and Next Vista for Learning. To build lessons based on existing videos we used EDpuzzle and Thinglink. EDpuzzle is a free service for creating video-based lessons.…

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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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A Complete Guide to Using Flipgrid – 12 Tutorial Videos #Flipgridfever – Education Article

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How to Find & Download Thousands of Free Books – Education Article

On January 1st thousands of new books entered the public domain. It was the first time since 1998 that so many titles entered the public domain at once. While many of the works that entered the public domain this year are ones that no one had thought of in decades other works, like some of those by Robert Frost, are household names. In this post I’ll show you two good ways to find and download books that are in the…

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Tools for Keeping Track of Goals and Progress in 2019 – 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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