Tips for Making Great Instructional Videos

Recently on the House of #EdTech Episode 119, friend of the show Chris Nesi (Twitter) shared his list of tips for making great instructional videos. I wanted to quickly share those with you on this episode of EdTech Shorts. Chris’ lists is: Forget the headset Keep it short Prepare well and then wing it Position […]

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Random Student Selection Tools

Previously on EdTech Shorts we looked at Google’s student selection tool in the Classroom App on Android. On this episode we’re going to look at some other random student selection tools. Richard Byrne at Free Technology For Teachers recently shared a few random selection tools in his post about the update by Google to include […]

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Student Selector in Google Classroom (Android App)

Google has made a new tool available in their Classroom Android App to make it easier for you to randomly select students from your roster and keep track of the students you have, or have not, called upon in class. It is really easy to use. To get started you open you class, tap on […]

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#EdCampNSV

#EdCampNSV On September 22, 2018 #EdCampNSV was hosted at Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, VA. Following up the event, I was able to sit down with four other educators at the event and reflect a bit on the things we experienced during the day. The four educators joining me for this discussion are Patrick Hausammann […]

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Automatic Captioning in Google Slides

On October 8, 2018 Google announced a new feature that a lot of educators are going to love. Automatic, real-time captioning is now available in Google Slides. If you are presenting in full-screen and have a microphone connected to your computer, you can enable the captioning feature and Slides will display captions of your speech […]

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NEW Features in OneNote Online

In starting off the new school year, Microsoft has announced some new features for OneNote Online to enhance creativity, productivity, and collaboration. Insert from Camera – This feature is extremely popular in the Windows 10 OneNote App and has now been imported into OneNote Online. To use it, simply choose Insert -> Camera and the […]

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Create a Grading Rubric in Microsoft Teams

Are you an educator using Microsoft’s Teams to manage your course content and assignments? Did you know that you can now build grading rubrics directly in the Teams interface? To build a rubric, simply create a new assignment. Click the + Add Rubric button. Fill-in all the criteria and point values for your rubric. Then […]

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Create a Math Quiz in Microsoft Forms

Are you a math teacher looking for a way to create online assessments with the tools provided to you by Microsoft as a part of Office 365? You can now build a math assessment in Microsoft Forms. It is really easy to build your quiz. First navigate to https://forms.office.com and login using your Office 365 […]

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32 Down & A Lot More To Go w/Steve Freeman

32 Down & A Lot More To Go Steve Freeman is a veteran educator with 32 years of classroom experience in West Virginia. He currently teaches AP Government and AP Psychology at Huntington High School (HHS) in Huntington, WV. He previously taught at Elkview Junior High/Middle and Capital High Schools in Kanawha County. Outside of […]

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Chrome Extensions for Citations

Students and teachers often times struggle to remember the various formats for citations of sources they may be using for work in their classes. Today on EdTech Shorts, we’ll look at a few options for creating citations of your sources using Chrome Extensions. Apogee (Link) Apogee is a citation maker that will cite your source […]

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