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56 Examples of Using Scratch Across the Curriculum

Scratch is one of the ed tech tools that I always mention in my Built to Last presentation. That presentation is an overview of ed tech tools that have stood the test of time. As I shared a couple of weeks ago, Scratch 3.0 is now available ...

How to Record Audio in Google Slides

The Audio Player for Slides Chrome extension was recently updated with some features that teachers have wanted for years! First, you can now use the extension to have music play continuously throughout a presentation even when you change sl...

Add Music to Play Continuously in a Google Slides Presentation

A couple of weeks ago I published a video about how to use the Audio Player for Google Slides Chrome extension. That extension was updated this week. The updated version of Audio Player for Google Slides gives you the option to have your mu...

When Should You Hire an Editor? 3 Professional Editors Weigh In

Want to write the best possible book? You need an editor. Editors are critical for making your writing “tight” and immersive. But before you hire one, you must know the answers to these questions: When should I hire an editor? Why am I ...

Find Some Flipgrid Pals for Your Classroom #GridPals

In addition to the new features in the mobile app, the Flipgrid website has a new feature for teachers. That feature is the #GridPals tab in your teacher dashboard. Under the #GridPals tab you will find an option to make your teacher profil...

Certify’em Has New Options for Automatically Issuing Certificates from Google Forms

Certify’em is one of my favorite Google Forms Add-ons. With Certify’em activated you can automatically issue certificates to students when they get a passing (or better) score on a quiz in Google Forms. You can see a demonstrati...

Flipgrid’s Mobile App Now Has Basic Editing Options

Buried in amongst the other Microsoft EDU announcements that were made this week was the news that Flipgrid’s mobile app was updated. The latest version of the Flipgrid mobile app has a basic editing function that will let studen...

Bestseller Walter Mosley on Characterization and the Legacy of Devil in a Blue Dress

In a conversation with WD, Easy Rawlins author Walter Mosley reflects on the passion and craft that informs his bestselling novels. Walter Mosley is known for iconic characters. From Easy Rawlins to Leonid McGill and Fearless Jones, his her...

SpeakPipe Adds New Landing Pages for Gathering Voice Recordings

SpeakPipe is a service that I have used and recommended for many years. It’s a service that provides you with the ability to collect voicemail messages through your blog or website. Simply create a SpeakPipe account, place their widge...

Rubric Grading and Ten Other New Microsoft for EDU Features

Google wasn’t the only tech giant to release new tools for teachers and students this week. Microsoft has also announced eleven new features for teachers and students who use Microsoft Teams for EDU. Rubric Grading in Microsoft Teams ...

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