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Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Adobe Spark is a free graphic design app that allows students and teachers with no design experience to create impactful graphics, web stories, and animated videos. The desktop app gives access to all three in one spot while a mobile device requires the download of three different free apps.

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What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook

Edsurge

During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama and his team pioneered the use of social media as a powerful campaign tool. It’s easy to forget, given how commonplace the use of social media is today, that back in 2008. But Obama’s use of mobile devices and social media changed political campaigns forever. Now, imagine what earlier campaigns might have looked like if social media tools had been available.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Class Tech Tips: Adobe Spark Activities for Elementary Students

techlearning

Creation in the classroom is essential at every age. All students have stories to tell about their learning, and I’m so excited that the Adobe Spark creation tools are now available for students under 13 years old. Head over to Adobe Spark for Education’s website to learn more!

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is. Bring these remarkable experiences to your classroom!

Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: BYOD ISTE Sessions for Tuesday

Teacher Reboot Camp

iPad Art & ‘Tra-Dgital’ Approaches to Learning in Hands-On Creative Classrooms (B306). PokemonGoEdu in the Classroom: Gotta Teach ’em All (B305). 10 Techniques for Managing Tech in the Classroom (B312). Podcasting in the Classroom: Why & How? Social Media for the Library (B311). Light A Spark with Adobe Creation Tools (B319). Creating Google Cardboard VR in the Classroom (and Beyond) (B323).

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9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Try them all and then let students pick the one that works best for them: Adobe Voice. Adobe Voice is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for iPads. Use Adobe Voice to teach all aspects of writing non-traditionally — without the need for pen and paper.

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7 Free Edtech Things. Cause Free Edtech Things are Always a Good Thing

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Adobe Spark – I love Adobe Spark even more. Videos, quick and easy to create websites, and social media graphics all in one shiny package. Slides, Sheets, Forms, Notes, Classroom, Drawing, Keep, My Maps, Drive, add-ons, Chrome browser extensions.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: July 28, 2017 The FTC on COPPA: 5 New Takeaways for Schools and Ed-Tech Companies | Digital Education - Education Week → Broadly speaking, this federal law requires operators of commercial websites, online services, and mobile apps to notify parents and obtain their consent before collecting any personal information on children under the age of 13. Knorr of Common Sense Media.

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Google Document URL Tricks

Learning in Hand

Example: Classy Graphics Manifesto Previewed documents load faster and work much better in mobile browsers than the standard shareable version. This is particularly true with Google Drawings, which does not have a mobile app. Classroom gives the option to make a copy for each student.

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Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

I wish my teachers had access to the digital tools and resources available in our classrooms today. Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn't present. It’s also a perfect tool for flipping your classroom.

Errors in Innovation and Call-Out Culture of Edtech

RafranzDavis.com

Many other teachers agreed and added to this feedback, until… Teacher: The only tools that I want in my classroom are SMART. We stick too closely to our embedded social media norms to use the tool that personally connects us to those creating for our classrooms.

Tools Harvard Computer Science Students Use to Collaborate, Stay Organized

MindShift

Malan has been pleased at how these meetups have gradually begun happening in social spaces, becoming a connection point between digital and analog support. He attributes some of his success with students new to computer science to the intentionally social aspects of the class.