Fall 2018 Announcments

Fall 2018 Announcments

It’s the time of the year for a short break, but I also have a few announcements in regard to both the Randall Black Show and EdTech Shorts. https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/edtechshorts.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/fall.2018.announcements.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:49 — 855.5KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS |…

Ideas for Flipgrid Guest Mode

Ideas for Flipgrid Guest Mode

With Flipgrid’s recent addition of Guest Mode, Kristin and Joe Merrill, Flipgrid Ambassadors from Florida, shared some fantastic ideas for using Guest Mode in their classrooms that I wanted to highlight on EdTech Shorts. Speak To An Expert Family Homework Schoolwide Challenges #GridPals Thank a Veteran You can check out the blog post where…

Flipgrid Topic Guest Mode

Flipgrid Topic Guest Mode

This past summer Flipgrid introduced the Grid Launchpad and it allowed users to tailor their grid security settings to be unique to their own learning community. Parents have wanted to see what their students were doing on Flipgrid, but could not do so in a way where the educator still had control. Now Flipgrid…

Microsoft’s Immersive Reader on Flipgrid

Microsoft’s Immersive Reader on Flipgrid

Microsoft has now integrated their Immersive Reader into Flipgrid. The Immersive Reader is a part of Microsoft’s Learning Tools accessibility tools for the classroom. It allows you to break down a text for students with learning difficulties. Students can begin using the Immersive Reader immediately on any topics. They simply click on the Immersive…

REPLAY: Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Educators

REPLAY: Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Educators

If you are looking to enhance your classroom experience for your students through social media, here are some quick dos and don’ts in that practice: Dos Do use separate personal and professional social media accounts. Putting a boundary between school and personal life is good for your career and less stress on you. Do make sure…

The 4 C’s Learning Menu w/Kasey Bell

The 4 C’s Learning Menu w/Kasey Bell

Today’s EdTech Shorts features Kasey Bell (Twitter, Website) sharing her 4 C’s Learning Menu. This is a tremendous tool for helping your students share their learning while exploring the 4 C’s (Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking). You can quickly access the 4 C’s Learning Menu at http://shakeup.link/4cmenu. Give Kasey a follow on Twitter,…

Tips for Making Great Instructional Videos

Tips for Making Great Instructional Videos

Recently on the House of #EdTech Episode 119, friend of the show Chris Nesi (Twitter) shared his list of tips for making great instructional videos. I wanted to quickly share those with you on this episode of EdTech Shorts. Chris’ lists is: Forget the headset Keep it short Prepare well and then wing it…

Random Student Selection Tools

Random Student Selection Tools

Previously on EdTech Shorts we looked at Google’s student selection tool in the Classroom App on Android. On this episode we’re going to look at some other random student selection tools. Richard Byrne at Free Technology For Teachers recently shared a few random selection tools in his post about the update by Google to…

Student Selector in Google Classroom (Android App)

Student Selector in Google Classroom (Android App)

Google has made a new tool available in their Classroom Android App to make it easier for you to randomly select students from your roster and keep track of the students you have, or have not, called upon in class. It is really easy to use. To get started you open you class, tap…