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Flipgrid is Free!

6/19/2018
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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 Read More

Duration:00:02:26

The End of Season 1 & Summer Hiatus

6/16/2018
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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 Read More

Duration:00:01:39

Shortcut Keys for Windows 10

6/5/2018
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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 Read More

Duration:00:02:50

TweetDeck

6/2/2018
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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 Read More

Duration:00:02:36

Participate Chats (@ParticipateChat)

5/29/2018
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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 Read More

Duration:00:02:54

Google Tone

5/26/2018
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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 Read More

Duration:00:02:27

tozzl.com – A Digital Pinboard

5/22/2018
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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 Read More

Duration:00:02:29

Quizizz – State Standards Alignment

5/19/2018
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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 Read More

Duration:00:02:23

Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Educators

5/15/2018
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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: Read More

Duration:00:02:46

G-Suite Training Extension

5/12/2018
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Has your school or district has recently turned on the G-Suite for Education and you are lost in where to start? Then check out the Read More

Duration:00:02:13

Nearpod

5/8/2018
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If you are looking for a way to make those boring Powerpoint or Google Slides presentations more interactive in your classroom. Try out Nearpod.

Duration:00:03:05

Anki

5/5/2018
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Are you looking for a powerful, intelligent flashcard tool to use in your classroom? They head over and check out Anki!

Duration:00:02:24

Spanish Keyboard Shortcuts for macOS

5/1/2018
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Do you teach Spanish and have trouble adding in the accented characters when typing in macOS? You can easily do so by using some of the examples in this episode or checking out this webpage: Spanish Lesson: How to type Spanish Characters.

Duration:00:02:08

Screencastify

4/28/2018
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Are you looking for a simple way to do a screen capture for yourself or your students using Chrome or ChromeOS? Then check out Screencastify!

Duration:00:02:13

Flipgrid

4/24/2018
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Do you want to provide your students a way to share their voice in the classroom? Use Flipgrid!Check out some examples of how I am using Flipgrid for my podcast at https://randallblack.com/flipgrid or how Dr. Randall Sampson is using it to #PersonalizePD for educators at https://randallblack.com/Sampson.

Duration:00:02:23

Spanish Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Windows

4/21/2018
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Do you teach Spanish and have trouble adding in the accented characters when typing in Windows? You can easily do so by using some of the examples in this episode or checking out this webpage: Spanish Lesson: How to type Spanish Characters.

Duration:00:02:41

The References Tab in Microsoft Word

4/17/2018
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Did you know that you can store and insert citations and bibliographic information very easily in Microsoft Word? Just head to the references tab and get started!

Duration:00:02:56

Certify'em & Google Forms

4/14/2018
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Certify'em allows a Form creator to automatically issue out certificates to those who complete a quiz, test, or assessment created in Forms. This add-on is currently free and offers up several free templates to use for your certificates. You also can easily create your own following the instructions or find a link to an example found here: https://randallblack.com/certifyem.

Duration:00:02:08

Save a Word Document as a PDF

4/10/2018
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Did you know you can easily save any Word Document as a fully compliant Adobe PDF file? Just choose Save As... from the File Menu and then "PDF document" from the file type when saving.

Duration:00:02:04

Microsoft Powerpoint Keyboard Shortcuts

4/7/2018
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Microsoft Office is the most widely used productivity suite in the world. This episode is the second of three looking at some great shortcut keys available in the office suite. Today we are looking at Microsoft Powerpoint. You can find a list of great shortcut keys for Microsoft Powerpoint at https://randallblack.com/powerpointshortcuts.

Duration:00:03:38