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May/June 2022 EdTech Wave
Check out the May/June edition of The EdTech Wave! In this edition, we highlight Canva as our tech tool of the month. Check out the latest newsletter for more information on Canva, this month's #AdobeEduCreative challenge, and In addition, we have some other great features and activity templates! Find our Archive for older issues.
It's Never Too Late to Connect
Take the #AdobeEduCreative challenge by going here. This challenge is a great way for you to get to know how to use Adobe Express (formerly Adobe Spark). And at the end, you'll have a wonderful way to share yourself with your learning community. Perhaps this might be an activity you could run in your classroom? Check this link to access the student template. Looking for a lesson plan? Check out Adobe's Plan. If you'd like help in any stage of your Adobe journey, please reach out. For inspiration, we'll share our creations:
Here you see how Lois introduces herself to her learning community. We get to learn some interesting facts about Lois. Communities are built by getting to know each other. Be sure to have fun with the colors, icons, and layout. You can make all of this (and more) unique to you!
It might seem easy to dismiss this, but connectedness is tremendously important for the learning environment and especially for building intrinsic motivation in our learners. By making a graphic like this, you help your learners connect with you. Combine this with the skills you help them build in your lessons (along with a sprinkle of autonomy), and you're well on your way to building an empowered creative classroom.
Have You Tried These?
Mote is a free Chrome extension that allows you to seamlessly record and insert voice notes to be used in Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, and Classroom. This extension will allow you to provide more meaningful and personalized feedback to your students while offering additional accessibility options for all learners!
SeeSaw is tool that promotes meaningful engagement. It can be appropriate for any grade level. It's not just for elementary! Give your students and opportunity to express their voices and make their own choices.
Flipgrid is a simple, free video making tool and discussion platform from Microsoft, that allows teachers to post "Topics" that are essentially videos with some accompanying text. This is then shared with students, who can be prompted to respond. The response can be made using the software's camera to create videos that are then posted to the original Topic.
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Check out our latest blog post on Mote, #WhyIMote. In this post you'll learn what Mote is all about and how to use this Chrome extension with your students, parents and colleagues!
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