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Must-See Adobe Distance Learning Resources – Education Article

Over the past few weeks, my Instagram DMs and email inbox have been full of questions around distance learning. Some folks are looking to scale systems and workflows they already have in place. And others are searching for new, free resources to support their students and families. The idea of scaling what’s already working, and providing some high-quality suggestions to families are the two recommendations I made in this recent episode of the Easy EdTech Podcast. Since I know so…

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Easy Steps to Create Video Playlists with Spark Page – Education Article

Do you use videos in your classroom? You don’t have to have a flipped classroom to leverage the power of video with your students. Whether you share tutorials, explainer videos, or clips from a documentary, you can create video playlists. Last year, I shared a strategy for creating video playlists using YouTube. You might have heard about it on this episode of the Easy EdTech Podcast. I’ve embedded it below in case you want to listen now, or you can…

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Quick Ways to Share Student Videos with an Audience – Easy EdTech Podcast 043 – Education Article

In this episode I’ll share some of my favorite quick ways to share student videos with an audience.  You’ll also hear some tips and resources to make sharing student videos a success this school year! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: Share Student Videos So let’s make this EdTech easy… 1.  Have students save their videos (either a link or file) 2. Decide where you want to share student creations 3. Asks students to write a short introduction…

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How To Share Spark Videos on YouTube – Education Article

Do you have a YouTube channel for your school or classroom? This past year, I’ve led several presentations on how schools can share their stories. From making a slideshow with pictures from a field trip to spotlighting student work, there are lots of things schools can share with the world. You can share Spark Videos on YouTube this school year! If you are creating videos to share school updates this year, or your students are creating videos, YouTube is one…

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A Tech-Friendly Peer Feedback Strategy – Education Article

This past summer, I had the opportunity to work with high school students attending a design camp. In today’s blog post, I want to share with you a combination of two favorite EdTech tools. You’ll hear about a peer feedback strategy I used with students this summer, and tips for how to tailor this activity to your own group of students. Regular readers of the blog know I am a huge fan of the Adobe Spark tools. You might have…

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How to Share Spark Videos with QR Codes – Education Article

When I visit classrooms and talk with teachers about the ways they use technology to share student work, I’m always so happy to hear that QR codes are still part of the conversation. Although there are lots of ways to share student work, QR codes are a fantastic way to give everyone access. It places student work in a space that fits the context of their creations too. In my book Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A…

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Quick Classroom Activity for Making Math Memes with Spark Post – Education Article

A few times a day I chuckle at a text message or social media post with a meme. Maybe it’s a Game of Thrones reference sent by a friend or a corny joke sent by a family member. Either way, a meme requires a certain level of topical knowledge and a big dose of creativity to really get laughs.  Creating memes with students is a great classroom activity. It asks students to think deeply about a topic, apply what they’ve…

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How to Use Spark for End-of-Year Celebration Videos – Education Article

The end of the school year is a special time full of reflections, memorable events, and plenty of to-do items to take care of before the year comes to a close. As a classroom teacher, this time of year was always full of things to check off my list while in the midst of celebrations. From practicing songs for moving up ceremonies, to a couple of years of ballroom dancing recitals, May and June were often a whirlwind. (Side note,…

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Three Ways to Create Digital Collages to Summarize the School Year – Education Article

The sun is shining, the weather is warming, and kids are getting antsy. That combination means that the end of the school year is drawing near. Last week I shared five ways to quickly create audio slideshow videos for end-of-year events. I wrote that thinking about teachers making the videos to play at events at the end of the school year. Students could also use make the videos. Or you might have students make digital collages to showcase their personal…

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Goal Setting Activity for Students featuring Spark Video – Education Article

The start of a new year is a popular time to pause, reflect, and take stock of what you’d like to accomplish during the year to come. For many people, this happens during the first week of January or the first few weeks of school. Helping students appreciate the power of goal setting can happen any time of year. In this blog post, I’ve outlined a few strategies you can use to have students capture their goals for the year.…

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