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Ready, Set, Go! ISTE Is Coming To Chicago!

Want to learn tech skills?  Don’t miss this conference.

I’ve had the chance to experience a tech conference before and it is absolutely mind blowing.  If you want to learn tech skills, this conference is the place to be.  Next year ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) will be in Chicago, and it will be easy to access for the folks in the Midwest.   There are tons of workshops, exhibitors, and opportunities to meet many of the tech guru’s from your favorite blogs, and twitter handles.  Don’t miss out!

THE EPICENTER OF EDTECH

Chicago — June 24–27, 2018 McCormick Place

Follow @isteconnects. Join the conversation #ISTE18

ISTE 2018

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GOOGLE EXTENSIONS 4 SOCWKRS

Check out these great Google extensions!

If you are a google user and you are familiar with Google apps and extensions for education, you may be familiar with these great add-ons.   If you are new to the Google experience or just haven’t ventured past the basics, here are my tips for extensions that are very beneficial and game changers.  

Timer

You can set the timer for any time you want. When your time is up, you’ll hear the alarm sound.

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Readability

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Readability is a web and mobile app that zaps clutter and saves web articles in a comfortable reading view. The official Readability extension for Chrome provides a better way to read online, turning any web page into a comfortable reading view right in your web browser.

 Google Keep

This ext/app (on phone) creates bright colorful notes. You won’t forget to do anything important any more!  Google keep was highlighted at a tech conference, and what really blew me away was the ability to take a photo of text on a page.  It then will clear all the clutter around the text, and it is viewed as plain text page.  You can then use this same text image to open in a reading extension in chrome and your students now have the ability to have the article read to them!  Here’s more on Google Keep, check it out.

Screencastify 

Want to make lessons, or clips of what’s on your screen?

Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials, etc, and runs entirely in Chrome, so opens the possibility of screencasting up to Chromebook owners.

Introducing Screencastify – YouTube

Adblocker

Blocks all advertisements on all web pages, even, Facebook and You-tube

Quietube

Show you-tube videos without adds!

Here’s a few more lists to check out

The 101 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions

THE REAL EXTENSIONS OF GC

GREAT GOOGLE DRIVE ADD ONS  (there’s a couple here that assist with task completion and focusing!)