The EdTech News Brief

Jake Miller

Educational Technology Enthusiast, teacher, and #EduDuctTape Author Jake Miller shares the essential news in EdTech and keeps it brief, clear, and concise. Want to know what’s new, changed, updated, or deprecated? Wonder who changed their pricing or paid plan? Jake tells you here. Just the news, nothing more, nothing less, in less time than a teacher gets to eat their lunch.

009 Google Classroom Add-Ons, Google Forms Font Formatting, Screencasting & More in Canva
4d ago
009 Google Classroom Add-Ons, Google Forms Font Formatting, Screencasting & More in Canva
Google Classroom has added special add-ons for using Edpuzzle, Kahoot, Pear Deck, Nearpod, and 14 other tools from within the Classroom window. Also, now you can format text within your Google Forms. And, Canva fanatics rejoice, Canva has added a screen recorder and other enhancements!   Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtu.be/F5cBftzH8xM   TODAY’S CONTENT:   00:19 - INTRO   02:12 - GOOGLE CLASSROOM ADD-ONS   04:33 - GOOGLE CLASSROOM KAHOOT ADD-ON   05:00 - GOOGLE CLASSROOM PEAR DECK ADD-ON   05:45 - GOOGLE CLASSROOM EDPUZZLE ADD-ON   06:21 - GOOGLE CLASSROOM NEARPOD ADD-ON   06:54 - OTHER GOOGLE CLASSROOM ADD-ONS   08:05 - ONE BY WACOM GIVEAWAY! To Enter: (1) access this episode in YouTube, (2) like the episode, (3) subscribe to my channel, (4) click the notifications bell, and, finally, (5) comment on this video.   09:36 - TEXT FORMATTING IN GOOGLE FORMS!   11:11 - TODAY’S SPONSOR: VIZOR vizor.cloud/jake   12:17 - SCREENCASTING AND MORE IN CANVA canva.com/features/online-video-recorder canva.com/newsroom/news/Make-Work-Flow-More-Effectively-with-these-5-New-Features   15:03 - BULK ORDERS FOR MY BOOK!   15:41 - AUDIENCE QUESTIONS   17:01 - DAD JOKE TIME!   17:42 - CLOSING     HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
008 Project Pear; Matching, Reordering, & Whiteboard in Quizizz; Wakelet Imports; Sticker Mule Studio; Google Drive Keyboard Shortcuts; Images in Classroom; & Full Page Content in Google Sites
Jul 28 2022
008 Project Pear; Matching, Reordering, & Whiteboard in Quizizz; Wakelet Imports; Sticker Mule Studio; Google Drive Keyboard Shortcuts; Images in Classroom; & Full Page Content in Google Sites
Pear Deck has given us a sneak peek at a new gamified feature, Quizizz has added matching and reordering questions, plus a live whiteboard feature. Also, Wakelet has a trio of new features: easily adding Canva designs, Adobe Express creations, and Flip videos into collections. Sticker Mule Studio is available for creating graphics. And, finally, Google has added new Google Drive keyboard shortcuts, a display for images in Classroom, and full page embeds in Sites. 📺 WATCH THE VIDEO VERSION: youtu.be/6jCwbOG3oLE 📺 TODAY’S CONTENT: 0:00:00 - INTRO 02:38 - Live from ISTE 2022... 03:53 - Pear Deck Unveils Project Pear projectpear.com   06:38 - Matching & Reorder Questions in Quizizz support.quizizz.com/hc/en-us/articles/4409852287513-Types-of-Questions-New-Quiz-Editor   08:41 - Live Whiteboard in Quizizz support.quizizz.com/hc/en-us/articles/4414569648025-Using-Live-Whiteboard-for-Instructor-paced-Lessons-and-Quizzes twitter.com/quizizz/status/1501271746929901568?s=21&t=m6ct_kG0YvbJxkFdV8n5Z   11:51 - Add Canva Designs in Wakelet   13:15 - Add Adobe Express Creations in Wakelet   13:42 - Insert Flip Videos in Wakelet twitter.com/wakelet/status/1536391558425194501   15:19 - Sticker Mule Studio   16:33 - New Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Drive workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/05/keyboard-shortcut-improvements-google-drive.html   19:07 - Announcements in Google Classroom...   19:57 - Add Full Page Content in Google Sites workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/05/embed-content-as-full-page-in-new.html   20:59 - Closing   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
007 Flipgrid is now Flip & has Changes Coming, Student Uploads in Edpuzzle, Mote Loops, Loom Transcripts
Jul 14 2022
007 Flipgrid is now Flip & has Changes Coming, Student Uploads in Edpuzzle, Mote Loops, Loom Transcripts
Flipgrid is rebranding as Flip and has many changes on the way, Edpuzzle is allowing students to upload videos in student projects, Screencast-O-Matic has added interactive quizzes and polls, Loom has added automatic transcription to all accounts and added the ability to stitch videos together, and, finally, Mote has added a new feature called Mote Loops.   View this on YouTube: youtu.be/7aD5t4X4m1Q   TODAY’S CONTENT: 0:00:00 - INTRO   0:02:31 - RECORDED LIVE FROM ISTE   0:05:32 - SEGMENT 1: FLIPGRID BECOMES FLIP info.flip.com/blog/product-updates/flip-rebrand-features.html twitter.com/danichmiel/status/1541799298815467520   0:16:39 - SEGMENT 2: EDPUZZLE ADDS AN UPLOAD OPTION TO STUDENT PROJECTS   0:18:35 - SEGMENT 3: SCREENCAST-O-MATIC ADDS INTERACTIVE VIDEO QUESTIONS & POLLS screencast-o-matic.com/blog/new-interactive-video-quizzes-education/   0:21:41 - SEGMENT 4: TRANSCRIPTION IN LOOM   0:22:41 - SEGMENT 5: STITCH RECORDINGS TOGETHER IN LOOM   0:22:59 - SEGMENT 6: MOTE LOOPS twitter.com/justmoteHQ/status/1541398071430488065   0:25:35 - CLOSING   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
006 Chromebook Screencast App, Multiple Text Selections in Docs, Flipgrid Changes, Embed TikToks in OneNote, and Immersive Reader in Schoology
Jun 20 2022
006 Chromebook Screencast App, Multiple Text Selections in Docs, Flipgrid Changes, Embed TikToks in OneNote, and Immersive Reader in Schoology
Chromebooks are getting their own screencasting app, you can now select multiple sections of text in Google Docs, Flipgrid made some changes to how topics and topic titles work, you can embed TikTok videos in OneNote, and, finally, students can now use the Immersive Reader in Schoology.   VIEW THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - youtube.com/watch?v=n4B0c6CByh0   TODAY’S CONTENT:   Segment #1 - Chrome OS Screencast App “The Anywhere School 2022” - “Control Alt Achieve: Introducing Google Screencast for ChromeOS” - “Eric’s YouTube Video - Introducing Google Screencast for ChromeOS” -   Wacom Contest   Segment #2 - Multiple Text Selections in Google Docs “Take action on multiple text selections in Google Docs” -   Today’s Sponsor: Shake Up Learning   Segment 3 - Changes to Flipgrid topics and titles Justin Chando’s tweet where I learned of this change -   Support the Show reminder   Segment 4 - Embed TikTok videos in Microsoft OneNote Mike Tholfsen’s tweet where I learned about this -   Segment 5 - Microsoft’s Immersive Reader in Schoology “Introducing Immersive Reader for PowerSchool Unified Classroom Schoology Learning” -   Segment 6 - Using the Date Chip in Google Docs DAD JOKE TIME!   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief!   Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio! Tune into The EdTech News Brief on YouTube!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
005 Google Docs Dropdowns + Emoji Reactions, Student Canva Course, & Microsoft Teams Video Feedback
May 19 2022
005 Google Docs Dropdowns + Emoji Reactions, Student Canva Course, & Microsoft Teams Video Feedback
Google adds dropdown menus, new smart chips, and emoji comments to Google Docs. Canva is offering a free design course for students, and Microsoft Teams gets a video feedback option. VIEW THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - youtu.be/_CWdP4GuV6o TODAY’S CONTENT: Segment 1 - Google Docs Dropdown Menus and Smart Chips! - “Use new table templates and dropdown chips in Google Docs to create highly collaborative documents” - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/05/table-templates-and-dropdown-chips-for-google-docs.html Today’s Sponsor - Classroom Q - classroomq.com Segment 2 - Emoji Reactions in Google Docs “New Emoji reactions in Google Docs on web” - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/04/new-emoji-reactions-in-google-docs-on.html Segment 3 - A Free Canva Course for Students! “Canva Design Skills for Students - Design School” - canva.com/designschool/courses/canva-design-skills-for-students/?lesson=search-and-edit-elements Segment 4 - Video Feedback in Microsoft Teams “What's New in Microsoft Teams for Education | April 2022” - techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/education-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-for-education-april-2022/ba-p/3275451 Segment 5 - Bring me to your school or event! Send me an email (JakeMillerTech@gmail.com) to discuss! Segment 6 - Use the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Segment 7 - Launch Survey Contest Winners! - Selection Video 1 - watch.screencastify.com/v/ZpMe5Saoe5NcWnBNy5xL - Selection Video 2 - watch.screencastify.com/v/VYss348xJFGrbNPvQ1xG Dad Joke of the Day from “115 of The Very Best Dad Jokes And Puns | Fatherly” - fatherly.com/love-money/dad-jokes   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief!   Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio! Tune into The EdTech News Brief on YouTube!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
004. Google Calendar Booking Pages, Flipgrid Mobile Updates, Quizizz Updates, OneNote Live Captions with Translations
Apr 29 2022
004. Google Calendar Booking Pages, Flipgrid Mobile Updates, Quizizz Updates, OneNote Live Captions with Translations
Google gives us Calendly-like appointment booking pages, Flipgrid adds a bunch of updates to the mobile app, plus lets anyone record videos without needing a topic or a group, and Quizizz adds audio and video responses and other features. Also, Microsoft rolls out OneNote Live Captions with translations to almost all users. Plus, I share some corrections about last week’s Seesaw updates.   VIEW THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - youtu.be/BV0PrdwZ7KI   TODAY’S CONTENT:   Segment 1 - Google Calendar Booking Pages - “Create externally friendly booking pages with appointment scheduling in Google Calendar” - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/03/blog-post.html   Today’s Sponsor - Book Creator - app.bookcreator.com   Segment 2 - Flipgrid Mobile Updates - Tweet by Justin Chando - twitter.com/justinchando/status/1511492767041482756   Segment 3 - Quizizz Updates - “Reports on Longitudinal Growth Graphs – Help Center” - support.quizizz.com/hc/en-us/articles/5062384083865-Reports-on-Longitudinal-Growth-Graphs- - “Using State Standards on Quizizz” - support.quizizz.com/hc/en-us/articles/4846716344089-Using-State-Standards-on-Quizizz - “Audio Questions and Audio/Video Responses – Help Center” - support.quizizz.com/hc/en-us/articles/360030860132-Audio-Questions-and-Audio-Video-Responses-   Segment 4 - Microsoft OneNote Live Captions + Translations - “How to use OneNote Live Captions” - youtube.com/watch?v=Re6NxGD5eYM - “What's New in Microsoft Teams for Education | March 2022” - techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/education-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-for-education-march-2022/ba-p/3249480   Segment 5 - Corrections and Clarifications - Seesaw - “Creative Tools Improvements March 2022 (External)” - docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UbRr991qXSqLlpEiN95uT-9wiFBlEsqhvcinU44KHaA/edit#slide=id.g718fed47c6_1_603'   Segment 6 - Launch Survey Contest! - Listen or Watch to find out how to enter!!   Dad Joke of the Day from “115 of The Very Best Dad Jokes And Puns | Fatherly” - fatherly.com/love-money/dad-jokes   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform!   If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it!   Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief!   Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   Tune into The EdTech News Brief on YouTube!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard.   Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape