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The Weekly Edtech Smackdown: Vol. VI


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!

This week kicks off with more Google goodness you won’t want to miss…

» The Teacher’s Guide to Google Classroom eBook (including a free bonus: Student Quick Guide)—By Kasey Bell, Shake Up Learning

» Play Connect 4 Asynchronously with Google Drawings—By Alice Keeler, Teacher Tech

» Creative Google Slides Uses for Students—By Eric Curts, Control Alt Achieve

» 8 Awesome Reasons to Go Incognito in Google Chrome—By Kasey Bell, Shake Up Learning

Another geeky gadget worth checking out…

» The first-ever mini robotic printer—By ZUtA Labs 

Good reads…

» Can schools punish students for off-campus, online speech?—Written by Matthew Lynch, The Tech Edvocate

» Why don’t kids speak up about bullying?—A guest post by Jennifer Fraser; Featured on The Tech Edvocate

Other cool stuff…

» 50 Fabulous EdTech Blogs to Follow—Compiled by Eric Curts, Control Alt Achieve

» PicCollage & PicKids… What’s the Difference?—By Ann Kozma, Tech.Travel.Teach

» A super cool quote graphic shared by Erin Flanagan,

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

In the meantime—if you’ve missed any of my previous edtech collections, check ’em out here:

» Volume I

» Volume II

» Volume III

» Volume IV

» Volume V

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