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Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode #81 called “2021 EdTech Fantasy Draft” In this 3rd anniversary episode of GT the podcast we bring back a former guest, Jeff Losch, for our EdTech Fantasy Draft. In this episode we’ll all draft our dream team of edtech tools, by the time we’re done featuring 21 awesome apps, extensions, and websites. This is another episode you don’t want to miss. Check it out.
Segment 1: A Reflection on the 2019 Edtech Draft (Episode 41)
Capture a screenshot of your current page in entirety and reliably—without requesting any extra permissions!
The simplest way to take a full page screenshot of your current browser window. Click on the extension icon (or press Alt+Shift+P), watch the extension capture each part of the page, and be transported to a new tab of your screenshot where you can download it as an image or PDF or even just drag it to your desktop.
*No bloat, no ads, no unnecessary permissions, just a simple way to turn a full web page into an image.*
Remember everything you learn! The art of learning and mastering skills twice as fast.
Remember everything you learn. Knowledge that we do not repeat or apply fades quickly. **With just 5 minutes of MindZip a day, you can internalize all the key points from up to 20 books per year!** How often do you struggle to recall facts that you’ve already learned? MindZip · The art of learning and mastering skills twice as fast.
With MindZip you can internalize the key thoughts from blogs, books, audiobooks, educational videos like Ted talks, online courses like Udemy, Coursera, lectures in school and university and more.
MindZip is also a smart bookmark tool, you can bookmark any source in the web with your thoughts attached.
How frustrating is it to spend hours reading and then having to read it again and again and again to get the key details to stick?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone:
Our human brain forgets up to 70% of newly learned information within the first week.
Breaking information into bite-sized chunks of compressed knowledge and learning it through smart repetition.
Introducing MindZip, the fun and easy way to convert new details into long-term memory. Our virtual Study Coach organizes the essentials from your whole library and prepares optimized daily repetition sessions.
With MindZip you can easily:
• Enter exams and job interviews with confidence.
• Replace bad habits with good new ones.
• Prepare your mind for social interactions and dating.
• Master challenging situations by recalling successful approaches.
Weet: Video and screen recording made collaborative
Weet, the 1st collaborative Screen & Video recorder. Simple, free and unlimited screencast recording.
Meet less, send a video message instead
Cut down on the back-and-forth emails and make your communication better.
Why Weet is unique ? 🤔
- Record your video with co-authors
- Add filters and virtual backgrounds
- Update your video even after sharing the link
- Track who watches your video
- Add links & a CTA in your video
- Rich commenting options
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Weet is for everyone, yes everyone! 🤠
🌟 Record your webcam only
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🌟 Add filters on your webcam
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🌟 Record different sections in the same video
🌟 Update your video anytime (even after sharing the link)
🌟 Unlimited recording length
🌟 Add a virtual background to your webcam
🌟 Invite others to record their section in your video
🌟 Interact with your webcam & share your screen at any point of the video
🌟 Get notified about who watched your video
🌟 Export in mp4 format, embed your video on other websites and share it on social media
🌟 Share your video with anyone, anywhere and with advanced control options
[ FREE ] Appointment Scheduler for Google Calendar. Get your booking page ready in 5 minutes. The easiest scheduling tool to share your availability.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ • "Teacher friends, this Koalendar extension is a game changer for conferences. You can send them links to sign up + even ask a question “what would you like to discuss during our conference today?” And it syncs to your calendar. You can do 1:1, capping it at 1/slot or do small groups!"
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Gone are the days where you send a mass email for availability and have to sort through each person to figure out the best time.
Organize anything with Airtable, the world's friendliest database.
Airtable is the easy way to create your own organizational databases. From indie filmmakers to cattle farmers, creators and creatives around the world are using Airtable to organize their lives, their way.
Use Airtable to share survey forms and manage entries, track collections or ideas, and manage customers or contacts — all in one place. Get started instantly with a variety of templates ranging from store inventory to applicant management, or easily piece together your own layout from scratch.
Airtable's built for collaboration and lets you share your data, chat with teammates, and see changes as they happen. Airtable syncs across all your devices to keep your data up-to-date wherever you go. Our mobile apps make it easy to add and remove data, attach files, and collaborate with your team.
Here are some ways that Airtable is being used today:
Collabrify Map is a “collabrified” concept mapping tool. Students can work together, synchronously, in realtime, to co-create concept maps that graphically help students to organize and represent knowledge – and their evolving understanding! Each colored, labeled node can include a text comment and/or an image; the image will be display in the node on the concept map. Use colored, labeled arcs to connect the nodes to express the relationship of the nodes to each other. Use Map and the other apps in the Collabrify Suite to “collabrify” your classroom! EDUCATORS: Please contact us @firstname.lastname@example.org for webinars and pedagogical support – free! Map works with Google Classroom.
Get access to millions of high-quality icons from Noun Project. For icons from Beyoncé to Venn diagrams, we got you covered.
Icons are a great way to visually illustrate any idea. With this add-on, you can quickly find the icon you need, change its color and size, and insert it right into your slide or doc with just one click, all without leaving your workflow. Choose from a huge, ever-growing collection of high-quality symbols, built by creatives from around the world.
Perfect for teachers, marketers, sales teams, and anyone needing to quickly create beautiful, insightful content.
The add-on is free to use (no account required) with access to 100 of our most frequently used pictograms. Or unlock the entire collection of over 1 million royalty-free icons, as well as full access to all Pro features, for $39.99 per year. Special discount is available for the Education Community. All proceeds are shared directly with our creative community.
- No account required for free use, no trial periods to deal with
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- Add-on remembers your last used color and size for speed and consistency
- Connect your existing Noun Project account, or start a new one (no account needed for free users)
- The most diverse collection of icons for everything
Move around a space and join into different conversations
Kumospace is easy, immersive, and most importantly fun.
Say goodbye to the boring grid of video conferences.
Kumospace makes connecting online feel as natural as connecting offline. Guests in Kumospace move across virtual rooms to chat with friends. Just like in the physical world, the environment suggests behavior, whether it’s casual chatter in a cozy lounge, a professional discussion in a boardroom, or a presentation given from a stage.
Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on our Facebook Group Page.
Need a Presenter?
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)