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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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How to Create Whiteboard Videos in Flipgrid and Wakelet – Education Article

Flipgrid is one of the most popular ed tech tools of the last few years. It is packed with lots of features that you can use to facilitate conversation and learning through video. One of the new features for the 2019-20 school year lets you create whiteboard-style instructional videos. You can use the whiteboard feature to create videos for your students to watch in Flipgrid. You can also have your students use the whiteboard tools to reply to a prompt that…

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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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How to Use Google Books for Research – Education Article

Google Books is one of the search tools that is often overlooked by students. When students are shown how to use Google Books it can become a valuable search tool for them. That’s why I always include in my workshops on teaching search strategies. Google recently released a new user interface for Google Books. The older interface is also still available for those who don’t want to change, yet. In the following videos I provide overviews of how to use…

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5 Ways to Create AR & VR Experiences and 5 VR & AR Projects – Education Article

As I wrote last week on FreeTech4Teachers.com observing and interacting with augmented reality and virtual reality content is nice, but after a while students will get bored with the pre-made commercial content. You can combat some of that boredom by putting students in charge of picking the AR and VR experiences that are of most interest to them while also being relevant to the topic at hand. You can further engage students by having them create their own AR and…

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Ten Ways to Use Google Earth in Your Classroom – It’s Not Just for Social Studies – Education Article

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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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How to Create and Publish Your Own Mobile Apps in Minutes – Education Article

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8 Ways to Digitally Showcase Highlights of the School Year – Education Article

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Six Styles of Classroom Video Projects – And Tools for Making Them – Education Article

Creating videos can be a fun way for students to show what they know, to reflect, to ask questions, and to spark conversation. Making a video is often a good way to get students to invest a little extra effort to research and revise to make a product they’re proud to show off to parents and friends. But if you have never facilitated video creation in your classroom, choosing the right style of video and the right tools can be…

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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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