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How to Create B-roll Media Galleries For and With Your Students – Education Article

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Creating Online Activities With Fillable PDFs and More – Education Article

Last week I received lots of questions about making online activities with PDFs. In short, a lot of people seem to be looking for ways to digitize worksheets for students to complete online. There are some people who will argue that “we can do better” than digital worksheets. In normal circumstances I would be in that camp. But these aren’t normal circumstances and we’re all trying to do the best we can to quickly provide equitable remote learning activities for…

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Three Ways to Quickly Create Video Lessons – Education Article

This afternoon I was informed that my school is closing for two weeks. This has left a lot of people wondering how to quickly put together some online lessons. I plan to use a lot of video over the next couple of weeks. If you’d like to do the same, here are three quick methods for creating video lessons. Make Video Lessons Without Recording Your Own Video EDpuzzle is a great tool for creating video lessons without having to record videos…

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My Favorite New & Updated Ed Tech Tools in 2019 – Education Article

The end of the year is here and like a lot of bloggers, vloggers, and podcasters I’ve put together an “end of the year” list. This is list contains my choices for best new and updated ed tech tools in 2019. As I wrote when I published this on Free Technology for Teachers last week, this is a highly subjective list but at least I can say that no company paid to appear on this list. Anchor.fm is the platform that…

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Digital Portfolio Tools and Assessment – Education Article

The computer science courses that I’m teaching this fall are almost entirely project-based. Maintaining a digital portfolio is one of the ways that I’m having students document what they’re trying, what’s working, and what’s not working in their projects. Students also include samples of their work in progress and completed projects. My students are using Google Sites because our school uses G Suite for Education which means my students can quickly insert spreadsheets, documents, and slides into their Google Sites…

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How to Use Presenter Coach as a Google Slides User – Education Article

Presenter Coach is a great service that is available in the online version of PowerPoint. It gives students instant feedback on the pacing of their presentations, their use of filler words like “umm,” and it tells them if they’re spending too much time reading from their slides instead of speaking. Here’s my video about how it works. Google Slides Users Can Use Presenter Coach As I mentioned in the video above, it is possible for anyone who has an email…

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Easy Ways to Add Polls & Quizzes to Existing Slideshows – Education Article

The slideshows I use in my classroom and those that I use for conference keynotes include some interactive components. I do this in my classroom as a means to quickly gauge my students’ understanding of the lesson. There are a few tools that make this easy to do. In all cases students response to the questions on their laptops, tablets, or phones. I used the built-in Q&A function in Google Slides until I discovered the Slido Google Slides add-on. Slido’s Google…

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How to Improve the Accessibility of Videos and Slides Used in Your Classroom – Education Article

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Ten Google Search Tips for Students – Education Article

Twelve years ago I had student come up to me in the library and declare, “Mr. Byrne, Google has nothing on this!” Her topic was the Civil War. It was then that I realized my students needed a bit more guidance on how to conduct online research. In the years since that incident in the library I have spent a lot of time developing search lessons for students to help them become better at search. All of the lessons that…

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Discover the Joy of Search – Education Article

Dan Russell is a Senior Research Scientist for Search Quality and User Happiness at Google. What he does that you, I, and students should care about is craft really interesting lessons on employing a wide variety of search strategies. You can find many of those lessons in his regular series of search challenges on his blog SearchReSearch. And if you get a chance to hear him speak at a conference, take it! I’ve learned tons of tips from him over…

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Automatically Send G Suite Email to a Gmail Address – Education Article

The end of the school year is here for many of us. It is at this time of year that I am often asked about how to forward G Suite for Edu email to Gmail addresses. Some people want to do this because they only want to check one inbox during the summer. Others do this because they are moving from one district to another and need a place to store important messages in the time between jobs. In the…

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The Ethics of Making Copies of “View Only” Google Docs – Education Article

Last week I published a blog post about how to make copies of Google Documents that are shared as “view only.” In that same post I included a video on how to find public Google Documents. That post raised a good question from a reader who asked about the ethics of making copies documents that are shared as “view only.” I shared my thoughts on that question in the following short video. For those who can’t watch the video or…

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Two PD Courses With Me Starting in June – Education Article

So far this year more than two hundred teachers, librarians, and school administrators have participated in one or more of my online courses. The next courses that I’m hosting are starting in June. In June I’m hosting Teaching History With Technology and Getting Going With G Suite. Teaching History With Technology Teaching History With Technology is a popular online course that I’ve offered in the past as a series of three webinars. I’ve expanded it to five weeks in order to include more fun…

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Ten Ways to Use Google Earth in Your Classroom – It’s Not Just for Social Studies – 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: whcwzasqonvqornjhpepufkxpyduvydsdfiwmqpmlvhdqetrevrazxmeirtmsdirckkjhnuxxjetejitnwuthpizyebwvwbwflgdgbmjnabdxvolmpcftqvcqchjhlxascgeqdrstdtxrixidvoqawwydnflxvfxdmpbypbdwtuafmotzthlnwbrbilhdqkyiqakmorpu… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Richard Byrne Read Full Article

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How to Make an Animated Timeline in Google Slides – Education Article

Eighteen months ago I published a video about how to use Google Slides to create a timeline. Yesterday, that video hit 50,000 views. I watched the video again and realized that I could use the animation tools in Google Slides to add animations to my timeline. So yesterday I made a video about how to do that. In the following video I demonstrate how to create an animated timeline in Google Slides. If you like this video, please take a…

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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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