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The Weekly Edtech Smackdown: Vol. II


Welcome to the weekly edition of The Edtech Smackdown—a collection of digital resources containing a few of my most favorite activities curated from various social media spaces throughout the past week.

Check out some super cool edtech gems right here, right now and get ready to use these ideas to support learning and to engage students in your classroom!

» Google Forms & Sheets for Beginners—Sign up for this free webinar on April 4; Hosted by Richard Byrne, author of the Free Technology for Teachers

» 8 Ways the Post-It Plus App Can Be Used in the Classroom

» Almost Paperless Literature Circles (Archived webinar hosted by Ross Cooper)

» How to Insert Super Cool GIFs in Google Docs and Slides

» MySimpleShow: A New, Fun and Easy Way to Create Videos in the Classroom

» 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep Infographic—Plus, a bonus resource: The Google Keep Cheat Sheet

» Convert text to all CAPS and more in Google Docs

» Google Drive Tips You Can’t Afford to Miss

» Google Forms Cheat Sheet

» Throw away your coins, cards and dice. Siri can do all of this for you! Great visual from @tonyvincent.

And there you have it—this week’s smackdown! Stay tuned for additional resources coming your way in the next round…

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