Flipgrid Netiquette

Flipgrid provides you with a great platform for students to practice digital citizenship and netiquette (net etiquette) in a protected, controlled environment. Melissa Dills (Twitter) created this amazing guide for students to help them follow Flipgrid Netiquette. Looking for video response and @Flipgrid netiquette for students. Couldn’t find much so ...
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Flipgrid is Free!

I know I just announced a summer hiatus, but this news was too much not to put out an episode. Flipgrid has recently announced some big news. They were acquired by Microsoft as a part of the technology giants move to regain market share in education. In announcing this acquisition, ...
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The End of Season 1 & Summer Hiatus

EdTech Shorts has finished up Season 1 with 23 episodes. We will return in August after the conclusion of the Summer Break for schools. Have a great summer and join the show when we return to get some more quick and simple edtech tips to improve your game as an ...
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Shortcut Keys for Windows 10

A large number of schools and districts rely on Microsoft Windows as their operating system or choice. This has led to a move to update devices to Windows 10. On this episode I share some shortcut keys for Windows 10. If you want to see a full list of the ...
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TweetDeck

Much like Participate Chats, TweetDeck is a great alternative to the Twitter app or web interface for taking part in an #EdChat. By doing something as simple as adding a column to your TweetDeck, you can easily follow along a conversation based around a specific hashtag, or other criteria. If ...
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Participate Chats (@ParticipateChat)

If you’ve ever tried to take part in an #EdChat on Twitter using Twitter’s app or web interface, then you probably become frustrated and ran away from the experience. A better way to take part is to use Participate Chats! You can find this awesome tool online at https://participate.com/chats ...
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Google Tone

Sharing URLs in the classroom can be a teadious process. Students often have a hard time typing in a long URL and some URL shorteners are being blocked by content filters in use by some districts or schools. Google Tone is an easier way to share out these URLs ...
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NAME REDACTED – A Digital Pinboard

With Today’s Meet announcing that they are shutting down as of June 16, 2018, a lot of teachers and educational conference presenters might be looking for alternatives to replace this great back-channel tool. NAME REDACTED is one that should be considered. NAME REDACTED is no longer available as a digital ...
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Quizizz – State Standards Alignment

On the first episode of EdTech Shorts, I featured Quizizz as a classroom assessment tool for teachers. As of May 10, 2018 Quizizz is adding support to align assessments to state standards! If your state isn’t listed yet, fill out this survey and request that they add it! ...
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Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Educators

If 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 ...
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