Flipgrid Topic Guest Mode

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/3534bd69-733a-4743-8ebe-9ba10be9943a.mp3This past summer Flipgrid introduced the Grid Launchpad and it allowed users to tailor their grid security settings to be unique to their own learning community. Parents have wanted to see what their students were doing on Flipgrid, but could not do so in a way where the educator still had control. Now Flipgrid has …

Microsoft’s Immersive Reader on Flipgrid

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/38540812-e074-4084-a373-5785dbc3f866.mp3Microsoft has now integrated their Immersive Reader into Flipgrid. The Immersive Reader is a part of Microsoft’s Learning Tools accessibility tools for the classroom. It allows you to break down a text for students with learning difficulties. Students can begin using the Immersive Reader immediately on any topics. They simply click on the Immersive Reader …

REPLAY: Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Educators

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/44567b31-f802-438d-b71e-edd9004caeaf.mp3If you are looking to enhance your classroom experience for your students through social media, here are some quick dos and don’ts in that practice: Dos Do use separate personal and professional social media accounts. Putting a boundary between school and personal life is good for your career and less stress on you. Do make sure you …

The 4 C’s Learning Menu w/Kasey Bell

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/fc44cc04-6887-44f4-a7a6-37062e64e51f.mp3Today’s EdTech Shorts features Kasey Bell (Twitter, Website) sharing her 4 C’s Learning Menu. This is a tremendous tool for helping your students share their learning while exploring the 4 C’s (Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking). You can quickly access the 4 C’s Learning Menu at http://shakeup.link/4cmenu. Give Kasey a follow on Twitter, check …

Tips for Making Great Instructional Videos

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/42673260-0ce1-4f9b-b88a-21b6c1fd6723.mp3Recently 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 …

Random Student Selection Tools

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/d10f66ab-717f-4013-b14c-bc691bc20b6e.mp3Previously 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 …

Student Selector in Google Classroom (Android App)

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/92468d14-3088-45a6-845d-a03b72bb8956.mp3Google 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 …

Automatic Captioning in Google Slides

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/6647d04a-f732-44fd-b227-0729b1bfa831.mp3On 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 …

NEW Features in OneNote Online

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/c89a779d-ed84-4b33-ba89-f2db8b2a61cc.mp3In 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 …

Create a Grading Rubric in Microsoft Teams

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/8c2e5a3c-f64a-4a4f-8381-916d156e1be8.mp3Are 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 …