Trees: All Things Edtech

By Bret Biørnstad | A curation of all things edtech

The Google Drawings Manifesto for Teachers

Google Drawings is the hidden gem in the core G Suite tools for education. Everyone is familiar with Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets. …

Neat

How to Create & Send Screencasts from Your Inbox

On Thursday morning I featured Loom 2.0 which offers a convenient way to create screencasts on a Chromebook, Mac, or Windows computer. One of the …

How to Create an Interactive Diagram in Google Slides

Google Slides has a lot of capabilities that often go overlooked. One of those capabilities is the option to link slides so that viewers don't have …

Faster than typing. Save time with quick videos for free.

Roy Olende<p>So love Loom it's ridiculous. Telling everyone at Buffer about it -- super helpful. Great job! 👏<p>Jeff Higgins<p>Your mind will be blown away …

Design

Virtual Classroom

About<p>Draw.Chat is an <b>online</b> <b>whiteboard</b> tool that offers <b>free</b> <b>collaborative</b> <b>drawing</b> <b>board</b> solutions for online meetings. Users can <b>draw</b>, <b>chat</b>, or <b>communicate</b> …

Illustration

Storyboard That Illustrated Guides

Storyboard That the amazing site that educators are using for creating timelines, graphic organizers, digital stories, storyboards, project based …

Amazing

How to Conduct a Live Class from WizIQ Virtual Classroom | Emerging Education Technologies

Step-By-Step Instructions for Using this Popular Education Platform to Deliver a Live Class Session<p>What can be termed as a “live class”? For …

Usability

9 of The Best Grading Apps for Teachers

January 15, 2018<p>The rise of mobile technologies has triggered an unprecedented learning/teaching revolution. They (mobile technologies) have …

M-learning

3 Tools for Creating Instructional Animations

Simple animated GIFs or short animated videos played on a loop can be a good way to simply display the steps of a solving a math problem. I’ve also …

GIF Animations

That digital program your school bought will never transform learning

It seems like most teachers and students have access to a paid-for digital learning program. You know the kind – RAZ kids, IXL, Spelling City, any …

Check out the awesome ‘learning tools’ for OneNote

I’m on a bit of a OneNote mission at the moment, it’s true. The OneNote Class Notebook add-in is simply superb. I wish the features of OneNote …

Microsoft OneNote

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons @coolcatteacher

Virtual Reality

Google Drive Recent Press N - Teacher Tech

Use Google Drive to Easily Rename Files<p>I love me a good keyboard shortcut. Once I’ve practiced it enough times it’s muscle memory and my efficiency …

Google Drive

5 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018

Earlier today I went on live on my YouTube channel to share five ed tech tools that I recommend trying in 2018 if you didn't try them in 2017. Watch …

8 Tried and True Edtech Tools To Try in 2018 with Steve Dembo

American Civil War

Grids, Timelines, and Notes in Google Slides - Best of 2017

<i>As I do during this week every year, I am taking some time off to relax and prepare for the new year. Every day this week I will be featuring the</i> …

How to Add Spoken Audio to Google Slides - Best of 2017

<i>As I do during this week every year, I am taking some time off to relax and prepare for the new year. Every day this week I will be featuring the</i> …

App of the Week: Have students reveal work in their own style

<i>Ed. note:</i> <i>App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools,</i> …

17 Web Tools and Apps to Create Interactive Video Lessons and Quizzes

<i>“Videos provide greater engagement than text or images for the simple reason that it combines audio, video and text.” – Amit Garg</i><p>YouTube is one of …

Five Tools for Creating Animations on Chromebooks

Yesterday's post about the PuppetMaster app prompted a couple of people to ask me if there is anything similar available for Chromebook use. While I …

12 Web Tools and Apps for Children to Create Digital Storybooks

<i>“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves</i> …

How to digitize your handwritten notes

Make your scribbles searchable.<p>Computers and phones may be more ubiquitous than ever, but many people still prefer the traditional feeling of writing with ink on paper. After all, this method served us well for hundreds of years of human history. The problem is that you can't organize and search …

Evernote

Flip Book

Why Use This Tool<p>The Flip Book allows users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Children of all ages can use the flip book …

How to Package Your Digital Assignments

New Infographic: The 12 C's To Managing the Modern Classroom

Time off-task. Distractions. These are problems educators new to using technology might face in their classrooms. But used correctly, technology can …

Best easy tools and services for fast video creation

Creating a video doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. You don’t even need to hire a production team.<p>There are plenty of useful tools and …

How to Force a Docs Copy WITH Pre-Loaded Comments to Help your Students

We are always looking for new and improved ways to provide additional assistance to our students when they are doing digital work. Recently Google …