13 Creative EdTech Tools/Tricks to Make Classroom Activities Come Alive
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Episode #83: 13 Creative EdTech Tools/Tricks to Make Classroom Activities Come Alive
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Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode #83 called “13 Creative EdTech Tools/Tricks to Make Classroom Activities Come Alive." In this episode we’ll share X ideas for making your classroom activities come alive with creativity and increased student engagement. We’ll also share some information about the long awaited release of the Hopewell Valley Student Publications Network at HVSPN.com. This is another episode you don’t want to miss. Check it out.
Segment 2: 13 Creative EdTech Tools/Tricks to Make Classroom Activities Come Alive
Thinglink Mobile App lets you capture real world 3D media for VR exploration. Create the thinglink experience right on your phone! They also added the ability to share thinglinks to a VR headset
Let Google provide the support. Help and hint links in problem set worksheets. Links to videos or Mote comments to give students a push in the right direction
Set up a scavenger hunt!
Google Site URL’s
QR code generators
Bitly or tinyuls
In a Google Doc use the Doc Secrets AddOn. Want to keep some text in your document private while sharing the rest of it with others? DocSecrets can help. Just add a password to the DocSecrets sidebar, then type any secret text you want to add to your document in the add-on's Insert field. You can select existing text on the page and click Censor text to hide it—but that text would still be visible in the document's history, making it not nearly as private. Then, to see the hidden text, your collaborators will have to both know your password and have the DocSecrets add-on installed—otherwise all they'll see is colored lines and dashes.
Nick - Why so few fonts in Docs. Don't download a fonts add-on in Google Docs—none are better than the built-in Google Fonts integration. Just click the down arrow on the fonts menu and select More Fonts.
Study tools with mind mapping
MindMeister has an add-on that automatically turns bulleted lists into a MindMap
Let Ablebits bring professionalism to student reports
As experienced presenters and content creators, you can contact Nick and Guise to speak at your school, event, or conference. They can customize a workshop that meets your organization’s unique time and content needs. While no topic is out of bounds, GotTechED is best known for sessions on:
1:1 Chromebook Integration
Gamification (Badge Systems)
Game-Based Learning (Escape Rooms, Amazing Race, and more)
Google apps and extensions
Personalized learning and Choice Boards
Teacher productivity (Lesson Planning, Online Grading. and Feedback)