Trees: All Things Edtech

By Bret Biørnstad | A curation of all things edtech

Go Slow with Google Classroom Workshop - Teacher Tech

Google Classroom Workshop<p>One of the best ways to learn Google Classroom is to experience it as a student. The student experience is different than …

Education

Flipgrid: Ideas for Using Newly Released @Flipgrid Features #edtech

Flipgrid is a wonderful way to spark video discussion in your classroom. One of the best things about Flipgrid is how simple it is to use. There are …

Education Technology

Newsela and Google Classroom, Finally

Newsela. If you have not heard of them, you have been missing out. Google Classroom, yet again, if you’ve missed out on the greatness that is …

Education

Google Docs, Drive Down, Not Working? How To Work Around Issue

On Friday, Google Doc and Drive users were having some serious issues using the web-based application. Nearly 800 reports were filed on Down Detector …

Google

12 Good Word Cloud Generators for Teachers and Students

August , 2017 A word cloud is a visual representation of the frequencies of words in a text. Teachers can use word clouds for a variety of …

M-learning

Meet the All New Flipgrid! #flipgridfever

The all-new Flipgrid is here! We’ve been teased for months with what improvements were on the way to this already phenomenal tool, and at a live …

Light Bulbs

10 Things You Can Do With Google Sheets

As I mentioned yesterday in my run-down of ten ways to use Google Forms, Google Forms and Google Sheets is the part of G Suite for Education that I …

Nowhere is tech more important than in curriculum-here’s why

Evergreen Public Schools is trying to answer a bold question: Can technology help ensure learning experiences are consistent across all of its …

Education

Google Classroom: Invisible Feedback - Teacher Tech

Waste Your Time with Invisible Feedback<p>Feedback is one of the most effective elements for student learning. The best feedback is feedback that is …

Education

Google Drive: Sort Last Opened By Me - Teacher Tech

Google Drive – Sort the Files<p>When looking at student work in Google Drive I have 2 ways I like to sort the student files: Last Modified and Last …

Google Drive

The New 2017 AASL Best Websites Collection! Follow, Share and Use Today!

While working with the amazing teacher librarians in San Diego at the Follett Institute this week, I had so much fun sharing and demonstrating the …

Impact Learning with Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

Use Google Classroom to Interact<p>What is awesome about Google Classroom is how fast it is to get up and running. You can create a class and have …

Google Drive

Thousands of Newspapers on a Google Map

Newspaper Map is a new for locating and reading newspapers from locations all around the world. Newspaper Map claims to have put placemarks for more …

7 Must Have Apps, Tools, and Resources That Develop Critical Thinking Skills

Gone are the days where children were expected to memorize facts and recite them at any given time. Instead, it is hoped that children will develop …

Critical Thinking

Google Docs Scavenger Hunt

With the new school year, comes new students and a steep technology learning curve. My goal is to make learning <i>how</i> to use technology fun and …

Google Docs

Three Google Classroom Updates That You Will Appreciate

Six updates to Google Classroom were released yesterday. Three of those updates could immediately improve your use of Google Classroom this fall. …

Microsoft OneNote Gets Ready for School with Flipgrid

The company prepares OneNote for a new school year by adding support for Flipgrid, a video-based social learning platform.

Microsoft

Note Taking With Technology

In a 2014 article in <i>Psychological Science</i> called “The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard,” Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer claimed that while note …

Note-Taking

Flip Anim - Quickly Create Animated GIFs

Flip Anim provides possibly the easiest way draw and create an animated GIF. Within minutes of learning about Flip Anim on Larry Ferlazzo's blog I …

10 apps that make Chromebooks feel like a real desktop

Google Chromebooks are growing in popularity, but the experience can feel foreign to some. Here are some apps to make it feel like home for desktop …

Chrome Web Store

On Task Device Usage

A few years back I "did the edtech circuit" talking about best practice of classroom management of devices. Our school had chosen not to buy …

10 ways we’re making Classroom and Forms easier for teachers this school year

We’ve seen educators do incredible things with G Suite for Education tools: creatively teach classroom material, collaborate with students, and …

Education

Amazon Inspire’s relaunch

Following a year of retooling, the Amazon Inspire digital library reopened in public Beta this week.Offering a familiar, filtered Amazon …

Creative Commons

Ten Chrome Extensions (and a Google Add-On) too good to miss

Over the course of the past couple of years, I’ve become particularly fond of a few Chrome tools that I consider too good to miss. These would be …

School Libraries

YouTube shutting down its video editor and photo slideshow tools on September 20

YouTube, being one of the largest platforms for viewing online video content, is all about helping users upload their own content to share with others. Unfortunately, two of the tools that the service provided for those who wanted to create “polished” videos without the use of expensive software …

Video Editor

Part Four: Beyond SAMR… Technology, Deeper Learning, and Rigor

<i>Welcome to the fourth in this series of posts promoting the idea of going to SAMR and beyond. In this post I would like to introduce you to way that</i> …

Pedagogy

#BLC17: My Presentation Slides & Resources #EdTech @PearDeck @Flipgrid @EDpuzzle @SlackHQ

I am excited to be at Alan November’s Building Learning Communities Conference again! This conference is certainly one of my favorites and I credit …

Flipped Classroom