REPLAY: Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Educators

https://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 … Continue reading “REPLAY: Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Educators”

The 4 C’s Learning Menu w/Kasey Bell

https://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 … Continue reading “The 4 C’s Learning Menu w/Kasey Bell”

Tips for Making Great Instructional Videos

https://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 … Continue reading “Tips for Making Great Instructional Videos”

Random Student Selection Tools

https://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 … Continue reading “Random Student Selection Tools”

Student Selector in Google Classroom (Android App)

https://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 … Continue reading “Student Selector in Google Classroom (Android App)”

Automatic Captioning in Google Slides

https://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 … Continue reading “Automatic Captioning in Google Slides”