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The EdTech News Brief

Apr 24, 2023

Where does Magic Write work in Canva? Everywhere. Same with their new Draw feature. We check them both out today. Also, I break down the capabilities of Microsoft’s Bing AI and how it compares to ChatGPT. Next, Google has added stopwatches and timers to Google Docs, but is it available in all accounts (spoiler alert: it’s not). Google has also updated the ChromeOS Screencast app with a new web player, new transcription languages, and new effects. Plus, Joe Merrill joins to share about Reading Coach in Flip.


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00:00 - INTRO


00:51 - 1. Canva Magic Write

Canva Create: Brand New Era - 

Canva Create: Brand New Era -


02:44 - 2. Canva’s Draw Feature

Canva Create: Brand New Era - 

Canva Create: Brand New Era -


03:48 - 3. Stopwatches and Timers in Google Docs

New teaching and learning features in Google Workspace for Education -


05:14 - Today’s Sponsor: VIZOR


16:14 - 4. Reading Coach in Flip with Joe Merrill - @TheMerrillsEDU


17:07 - 5. ChromeOS Screencast Web Player, Additional Languages, & Cursor Effects

5 Chromebook updates for students and teachers -


19:54 - 6. Microsoft Bing AI

Confirmed: the new Bing runs on OpenAI’s GPT-4 -

Microsoft Bing -

Introducing a big update to Windows 11 making the everyday easier including bringing the new AI-powered Bing to the taskbar - 

Bing Preview Release Notes: AI-powered Knowledge Cards and Stories - 

Tweet from @debarghya_das that shows Bing Ads - 

Microsoft’s Bing is an emotionally manipulative liar, and people love it - The Verge - 


27:11 - Dad Joke Time



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