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The EdTech News Brief

Jan 6, 2023

ChatGPT has taken the world by storm and, while causing many to rejoice, has caused many in education to panic. In this episode, I go over what it is and what it can do as well as whether you need to worry now and if I think it should be blocked in schools.

Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtu.be/HWrP_WIOj8Q


Dec 9, 2022

Did you know you could live stream your holiday choir concert to YouTube using Google Meet? Fa la la la la la la la yup. What about having students fill out PDFs using an app built into the Chromebook?  Speaking of PDFs - Book Creator now lets you import PDFs. They also have added the ability to crop images and photos....


Nov 21, 2022

Adobe is offering a free tool to animate our voices. Canva has added a Remote Control option that eliminates the need to say “next slide.” They’ve also added new slide transitions including one that can help you make awesome stop motion animations. Also, Google Docs is letting us split cells within tables, Quizizz...


Nov 10, 2022

Canva has a free PDF Editor and has added background removal, customizable animations, and more to Canva Video.  Focusable seeks to help you and your students grow your ability to focus on tasks. Gmail has added new layouts and a multi-send option for email marketing or newsletters. And, finally, we’re saying...


Oct 21, 2022

Canva has become a formidable force in the tech and edtech worlds with the announcement of its Visual Worksuite. I'll share what that is and about two of the big new components of it today. Also, some of you can get auto-generated summaries for your Google Docs and all BookCreator users can now add multimedia comments...