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The EdTech News Brief

Educational Technology Enthusiast, teacher, and #EduDuctTape Author Jake Miller shares the essential news in EdTech and keeps it brief, clear, and concise. Want to know what’s new, changed, updated, or deprecated? Wonder who changed their pricing or paid plan? Jake tells you here. Just the news, nothing more, nothing less, in less time than a teacher gets to eat their lunch.

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020 Canva Magic Write + Draw, Microsoft Bing AI, Google Docs Stopwatches + Timers, ChromeOS Screencast Updates, Reading Coach in Microsoft Flip
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.   Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtube.com/watch?v=y09K0kcVNYg   TODAY'S CONTENT:   00:00 - INTRO   00:51 - 1. Canva Magic Write Canva Create: Brand New Era - canva.com/canva-create  Canva Create: Brand New Era - youtube.com/watch?v=YMQEjf0_C-M   02:44 - 2. Canva’s Draw Feature Canva Create: Brand New Era - canva.com/canva-create  Canva Create: Brand New Era - youtube.com/watch?v=YMQEjf0_C-M   03:48 - 3. Stopwatches and Timers in Google Docs New teaching and learning features in Google Workspace for Education - blog.google/outreach-initiatives/education/workspace-updates-2023   05:14 - Today’s Sponsor: VIZOR VIZOR.cloud/jake   16:14 - 4. Reading Coach in Flip with Joe Merrill TheMerrillsEDU.com - @TheMerrillsEDU   17:07 - 5. ChromeOS Screencast Web Player, Additional Languages, & Cursor Effects 5 Chromebook updates for students and teachers - blog.google/outreach-initiatives/education/chromebook-updates-2023   19:54 - 6. Microsoft Bing AI Confirmed: the new Bing runs on OpenAI’s GPT-4 - blogs.bing.com/search/march_2023/Confirmed-the-new-Bing-runs-on-OpenAI%E2%80%99s-GPT-4 Microsoft Bing - microsoft.com/en-us/bing Introducing a big update to Windows 11 making the everyday easier including bringing the new AI-powered Bing to the taskbar - blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2023/02/28/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 -  blogs.bing.com/search/march_2023/Bing-Preview-Release-Notes-AI-powered-Knowledge-Cards-and-Stories  Tweet from @debarghya_das that shows Bing Ads - twitter.com/debarghya_das/status/1640892791923572737  Microsoft’s Bing is an emotionally manipulative liar, and people love it - The Verge - theverge.com/2023/2/15/23599072/microsoft-ai-bing-personality-conversations-spy-employees-webcams    27:11 - Dad Joke Time   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Join the conversation on Flip - flip.com/theedtechnewsbrief Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
28:25 4/24/23
019 Canva Magic Design, Google Bard, Google Eye Dropper, Microsoft Math Solver
What’s so Magic about Canva’s new Design features? Speaking of design features, Google has added a small one - an eyedropper - that I’m really excited about. Also, in all my talking about ChatGPT, I haven’t taken much time to address Google’s AI efforts. What do they have happening? And, another Merrills’ Microsoft Minute: this time about Microsoft Math Solver.   Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtube.com/watch?v=Au4AZ_QovIA   TODAY'S CONTENT:   00:00 - INTRO   00:43 - 1. Canva Magic Design Canva Create: Brand New Era - canva.com/canva-create Canva Create: Brand New Era YouTube Live Stream - youtube.com/watch?v=YMQEjf0_C-M Try our Magic Design - canva.com/?highlight=magicDesign   02:54 - 2.  Canva Magic Presentations Canva Create: Brand New Era - canva.com/canva-create Canva Create: Brand New Era YouTube Live Stream - youtube.com/watch?v=YMQEjf0_C-M   03:46 - Today’s Sponsor: VIZOR VIZOR - vizor.cloud/jake   05:16 - 3. Google Adds a Color Eyedropper Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap - February 3, 2023 - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2023/02/release-notes-02-03-2023.html   06:52 - 4. Microsoft Math Solver Learn how to solve math problems with Math Solver in Microsoft Edge - techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/learn-how-to-solve-math-problems-with-math-solver-in-microsoft/m-p/2195689 themerrillsedu.com   08:01 - 5. Google Bard & Google’s Other AI Advancements Google's AI chatbot Bard makes factual error in first demo - The Verge - theverge.com/2023/2/8/23590864/google-ai-chatbot-bard-mistake-error-exoplanet-demo  Google AI updates: Bard and new AI features in Search - blog.google/technology/ai/bard-google-ai-search-updates  New Google Maps features including immersive view, Live view updates, electric vehicle charging tools and glanceable directions - blog.google/products/maps/sustainable-immersive-maps-announcements Google opens early access to its ChatGPT rival Bard — here are our first impressions - The Verge - theverge.com/2023/3/21/23649794/google-chatgpt-rival-bard-ai-chatbot-access-hands-on  Bard - bard.google.com    12:17 - Comparing Bard, Bing, and ChatGPT AI chatbots compared: Bard vs. Bing vs. ChatGPT - The Verge - theverge.com/2023/3/24/23653377/ai-chatbots-comparison-bard-bing-chatgpt-gpt-4    HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Join the conversation on Flip - flip.com/theedtechnewsbrief Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
14:46 4/3/23
018. GPT4, ChatGPT Age Limit, Canva Docs, Canva for Campus, Microsoft Reading Coach
ChatGPT creator OpenAI has changed the age limit in their terms of service. What did they change it to? Does it change everything for educators? Also, they’ve upgraded the language model ChatGPT is based on to GPT-4 and it’s CRAZY. What can it do? Tune in to find out. In other news, Canva released Canva Docs recently. How does it measure up to Google Docs and Microsoft Word? They also released a new plan for colleges and universities. Also, my friend Joe Merrill stops by the EdTech News Brief studio to share about Microsoft Reading Coach. Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtu.be/DTqxXLpXRnA TODAY'S CONTENT: 00:00 - INTRO 00:50 - 1. ChatGPT Reduces Age Limit Terms of use - OpenAI - openai.com/policies/terms-of-use  01:49 - 2. Open AI Announces GPT-4 GPT-4 - openai.com/research/gpt-4  GPT-4 Developer Livestream - youtube.com/watch?v=outcGtbnMuQ Introducing GPT-4 - youtube.com/watch?v=--khbXchTeE Confirmed: the new Bing runs on OpenAI’s GPT-4 - blogs.bing.com/search/march_2023/Confirmed-the-new-Bing-runs-on-OpenAI%E2%80%99s-GPT-4  05:14 - Logitech's New Tech Logitech Pen - logitech.com/en-us/education/pen-features.html Logitech Crayon - logitech.com/en-us/products/education/ipad-solutions/logitech-crayon-digital-pencil-edu.html Rugged Combo - logitech.com/en-us/products/education/ipad-solutions/rugged-combo-3.html 12:25 - 3. Canva Docs Canva Docs - Free & Easy Online Document Editor - canva.com/docs  15:48 - 4. Canva for Campus Introducing Canva for Campus - canva.com/newsroom/news/canva-for-campus 17:19 - 5. Microsoft Reading Coach Learning Accelerators: Tools for Students | Microsoft Education - microsoft.com/en-us/education/learning-tools/learning-accelerators 20:03 - Dad Joke Time!   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Join the conversation on Flip - flip.com/theedtechnewsbrief Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
21:08 3/23/23
017 ChatGPT Plus, AI-Detection Tools, Follow in Google Slides, Flip Updates
In this episode, I try out 5 different AI-generated text detection tools. Tune in to see if they can tell us if our students are cheating. Also, on the topic of artificial intelligence - Open AI has announced that there are now free and paid plans for ChatGPT. I’ll break down the differences today.  In non-AI news, Google Slides has an awesome new “follow” feature that’ll kick your collaboration up a notch and Flip has implemented a bunch of the updates that they announced back in the summer. Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtu.be/aoFcsM3KMfg TODAY'S CONTENT: 00:59 - 1. ChatGPT Free and Plus “Chat GPT Plus” - help.openai.com/en/articles/6950777-chatgpt-plus 02:00 - 2. AI-Detection Tools 02:40 - 2A GPTZero A college student created an app that can tell whether AI wrote an essay - npr.org/2023/01/09/1147549845/gptzero-ai-chatgpt-edward-tian-plagiarism 04:08 - 2B. AI Text Classifier ChatGPT’s creator made a free tool for detecting AI-generated text - The Verge - theverge.com/2023/1/31/23579942/chatgpt-ai-text-detection-openai-classifier 05:10 - 2C. Fictitious.ai FictitiousAI - Features - fictitious.ai/features 06:40 - 2D. AI Writing Check AI Writing Check - aiwritingcheck.org A Toolkit for Addressing AI Plagiarism in the Classroom - s3.amazonaws.com/quill-image-uploads/uploads/files/A_Toolkit_for_Addressing_AI_Plagiarism_in_the_Classroom_2747.pdf 07:26 - 2E. Writer.com AI Content Detector AI Content Detector | GPT-3 | ChatGPT - Writer - writer.com/ai-content-detector 08:23 - 2F. AI Detectors Wrapup 10:08 - TODAY’S SPONSOR: VIZOR vizor.cloud/jake 11:11 - 3. Follow Feature in Google Slides “Collaborate with colleagues in Google Slides through a new ‘Follow’ feature” - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/12/follow-collaborator-google-slides.html 12:35 - 4. Flip Updates 16:51 - TODAY’S SPONSOR: Screencastify screencastify.com 18:13 - Contest Winners! 18:26 - Dad Joke Time HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!  FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Join the conversation on Flip - flip.com/theedtechnewsbrief Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
19:42 2/21/23
016. ChatGPT, AI, and the Implications for Education
ChatGPT has taken the world by storm and, while causing many to rejoice, has caused many in education to panic. In this episode, I go over what it is and what it can do as well as whether you need to worry now and if I think it should be blocked in schools. Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtu.be/HWrP_WIOj8Q TODAY’S SPONSOR: Smore - smore.com/podcast TODAY'S CONTENT: 00:00 - INTRO 01:43 - ChatGPT: Intro 03:10 - ChatGPT: What is it? 04:53 - Today’s Sponsor: Smore 05:49 - ChatGPT: What Makes it Different 11:12 -  ChatGPT: Implications for Education 15:19 - ChatGPT: Should We Block It? 17:50 - Dad Joke Time   ChatGPT - chat.openai.com “ChatGPT, Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence in Education - Ditch That Textbook” - ditchthattextbook.com/ai Tony's TikTok Video - tiktok.com/@learninginhand/video/7176445303011233070 “ChatGPT: Optimizing Language Models for Dialogue” - openai.com/blog/chatgpt “No, ChatGPT Is Not The End Of High School English. But Here’s The Useful Tool It Offers Teachers.” - forbes.com/sites/petergreene/2022/12/11/no-chatgpt-is-not-the-end-of-high-school-english-but-heres-the-useful-tool-it-offers-teachers/?sh=3a90f0601437   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Join the conversation on Flip - flip.com/theedtechnewsbrief Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
18:47 1/6/23
015. Livestream Google Meet, Edit PDFs on Chromebooks, Import PDFs in Book Creator, and more Quizizz Updates
Did you know you could live stream your holiday choir concert to YouTube using Google Meet? Fa la la la la la la la yup. What about having students fill out PDFs using an app built into the Chromebook?  Speaking of PDFs - Book Creator now lets you import PDFs. They also have added the ability to crop images and photos. Plus, a few more updates from Quizizz and a contest! 3 winners will each get a prize worth $72! View on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=6pNCqsKqRTQ Table of Contents: 00:00 - INTRO 01:53 - 1. Live Stream Google Meet to YouTube 03:04 - 04:44 - TODAY’S SPONSOR: Smore 05:19 - 3. Import PDFs into Book Creator 06:52 - 4. Crop Images in Book Creator 07:20 - 08:34 - 5. Import and Edit Google Slides in Quizizz 10:01 - Holiday Gifts! 10:55 - 6. The Gift Power-Up in Quizizz 12:08 - 7. Live Reactions in Quizizz 13:08 - Dad Joke Time!
14:50 12/9/22
014 Canva Presentations Stop-Motion, Transitions, and Remote Control; Animate Your Voice in Adobe, Split Table Cells in Docs, Quizizz Updates, and the ISTE/ASCD Merger
Adobe is offering a free tool to animate our voices. Canva has added a Remote Control option that eliminates the need to say “next slide.” They’ve also added new slide transitions including one that can help you make awesome stop motion animations. Also, Google Docs is letting us split cells within tables, Quizizz has a bajillion updates, and ISTE and ASCD have announced a merger.   Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtu.be/UrcRaoZSZGc   TODAY'S CONTENT: 00:00 - INTRO   01:27 - 1. Updates to Canva Presentations “Unveiling the Canva Visual Worksuite” - canva.com/newsroom/news/unveiling-the-canva-visual-worksuite   03:52 - 2. Stop Motion with Canva Presentations “Unveiling the Canva Visual Worksuite” - canva.com/newsroom/news/unveiling-the-canva-visual-worksuite   06:17 - TODAY’S SPONSOR: SMORE smore.com/podcast   07:45 - 3. Animate Your Voice with Adobe Express “Animate Your Audio for Free | Adobe Express” - adobe.com/express/feature/video/animate/audio   09:14 - 4. Split Cells in Google Docs Tables “Split table cells in Google Docs to better organize information” - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/10/split-table-cells-in-google-docs.html   10:43 - My Teacher Holiday Gift Picks JakeMiller.net/Holidays2022   11:49 - 5. Quizizz Updates Edit Homework Tweet - twitter.com/quizizz/status/1576940204937695233  “Host a Quiz in Focus Mode – Help Center” - support.quizizz.com/hc/en-us/articles/9595487215641-Host-a-Quiz-in-Focus-Mode Share Quizizz Tweet - twitter.com/quizizz/status/1572225025771704321?s=12  “Power-ups & their Types – Help Center” - support.quizizz.com/hc/en-us/articles/360035742872-Power-ups-their-Types  Quizizz Reactions Tweet - twitter.com/quizizz/status/1574458702417076225  Skip Questions Tweet - twitter.com/quizizz/status/1588271412409688064    16:46 - 6. ISTE and ASCD merge   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
19:53 11/21/22
013 Canva PDF Editor, Remove Backgrounds in Canva Video, Gmail Multi-Send & Layouts, Focusable
Canva has a free PDF Editor and has added background removal, customizable animations, and more to Canva Video.  Focusable seeks to help you and your students grow your ability to focus on tasks. Gmail has added new layouts and a multi-send option for email marketing or newsletters. And, finally, we’re saying goodbye to another edtech tool in this episode.   Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtu.be/6oBsx-H4KII   TODAY'S CONTENT:   00:00 - INTRO   01:43 - 1. Canva PDF Editor “Free Online PDF Editor - Edit PDFs with ease - Canva” - canva.com/pdf-editor   04:46 - 2. TODAY'S SPONSOR: Focusable getfocusable.com   14:31 - 3. Remove Backgrounds with Canva Video “Canva joins the big boys with an entirely new collaborative ‘Visual Worksuite’ of tools” - chromeunboxed.com/canva-outpaces-google-microsoft-visual-worksuite#:~:text=Launch%20Canva%20Whiteboard-,More%20tools,-Canva%20Video%20has    16:50 - 4. Gmail Layouts & Multi-Send Features “Google Workspace Updates: New integrated email marketing tools for Gmail” - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/07/new-integrated-marketing-tools-for-gmail.html “Compare Editions - Google for Education” - edu.google.com/intl/ALL_us/workspace-for-education/editions/compare-editions  “Use built-in mail merge tags like @firstname to personalize multi-send emails” - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/10/gmail-built-in-mail-merge-tags.html   22:33 - 5. Synth Has Been Shut Down “Synth shutting down - focusable” - getfocusable.com/m/synth-shutting-down   23:45 - #EduDuctTape Book Study Q&A Zoom   25:03 - Dad Joke Time!   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
26:53 11/10/22
012. The Canva Visual Worksuite, Canva Docs, Canva Websites, Google Docs Summaries, and Book Creator Comments
Canva has become a formidable force in the tech and edtech worlds with the announcement of its Visual Worksuite. I'll share what that is and about two of the big new components of it today. Also, some of you can get auto-generated summaries for your Google Docs and all BookCreator users can now add multimedia comments on specific pages!!   Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtu.be/k7yd-8VdmsA   TODAY'S CONTENT: 01:46 - 01. The Canva Visual Worksuite “Unveiling the Canva Visual Worksuite” - canva.com/newsroom/news/unveiling-the-canva-visual-worksuite Introducing the Visual Worksuite | Canva - canva.com/worksuite Canva for Teams – An all-in-one workplace design solution - canva.com/for-teams   03:12 - 02. Canva Docs Canva Docs - Free & Easy Online Document Editor - canva.com/docs   05:24 - 03. Today's Sponsor: Smore smore.com/podcast?utm_source=spnsr&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=jm   06:42 - 04. Canva Websites “Free One-Page Website Builder | Create a Free Canva Website Now” - canva.com/website-builder   09:04 - 05. Suggested Summaries in Google Docs “New smart canvas features in Google Docs” - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/02/new-smart-canvas-features-in-google-docs.html   11:00 - 06. Multimedia Comments in Book Creator “You can now add multimedia comments in Book Creator!” - bookcreator.com/2022/09/new-feature-commenting-and-feedback-in-book-creator   12:57 - Viewer Question jakemiller.net/edtechtoollist   16:18 - Dad Joke Time!   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!    FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
17:29 10/21/22
011 Add Emojis in Google Docs, Screen Record in Edpuzzle, Quizalize Games, Improvements to Moderated Topics in Flip
Google Docs is making it easier to add emojis in our documents. Did you know that Edpuzzle added a screen recording Chrome Extension a while back? They also added the ability to use their site in Spanish and a few other languages. Plus, Flip is letting students see their videos and the comments on them even when a topic is set as moderated. Finally, you and I are going to get to hear all about the new games modes in Quizalize.   Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtu.be/jDd1n60Axw4   TODAY'S CONTENT:   00:00 - Intro   02:32 - #1 Insert emojis inline with text in Goo Insert emojis inline with text in Google Docs - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/08/inline-emoji-insertion-Docs.html   04:26 - #2 Today’s Sponsor: New Quizalize Games quizalize.com/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=jake-miller   12:12 - #3 Screen Recording in Edpuzzle How to Create an Online Lesson with Edpuzzle's Screen Recording Tool - blog.edpuzzle.com/edtech/how-to-turn-your-live-class-into-an-engaging-online-class   13:52 - #4 Change Languages in Edpuzzle Say “Hola” to Edpuzzle in Spanish - blog.edpuzzle.com/edtech/edpuzzle-in-spanish   15:00 - #5 Flip Improves Moderated Topics Announcement Tweet  - twitter.com/microsoftflip/status/1567624319571730433?s=12   17:30 - Audience Questions or Feedback   19:04 - Dad Joke Time!   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
20:16 9/16/22
010 Google Docs Edit Notifications, Docs Summaries, Canva Whiteboards, Microsoft Teams Reflect Updates, Edmodo Closing Down
We can now get notified when changes are made to our Google Docs and we can add summaries to them. My favorite story for today: Canva has added a super useful collaborative Whiteboard mode. Also, Microsoft has made some awesome updates to how Reflect operates in Microsoft Teams. And, unfortunately, I’ve got some sad news about one of the most innovative edtech tools of the last 2 decades.   Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtu.be/DObtbkQK25w   TODAY'S CONTENT:   00:00 - Intro   01:51 - #1 Google Docs Edit Notifications Stay on top of changes to document content with edit notifications - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/07/edit-notifications-for-document-content-changes.html   03:25 - Today's Sponsor: VIZOR Vizor.Cloud/Jake   04:56 - #2 Add Summaries to your Google Docs “How to Add a Document Summary in Google Docs” - howtogeek.com/789838/how-to-add-a-document-summary-in-google-docs   05:55 - #3 Canva Whiteboards! "Discover infinite possibilities with Canva’s new infinite Whiteboards" - canva.com/newsroom/news/introducing-canva-whiteboards   09:26 - Today's Sponsored Contest: Pear Deck! peardeck.com/edtechnews CONTEST entry instructions in the episode!   11:28 - #4 Upgrades to Reflect in Microsoft Teams Microsoft Reflect - reflect.microsoft.com IT Admin Guide to Reflect in Microsoft Teams - docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/reflect   14:29 - #5 Edmodo is Shutting Down End of Life FAQs - support.edmodo.com/hc/en-us/articles/8135620675223   15:39 - Some Jake News “What Makes a Great Edtech Tool?” - goguardian.com/blog/what-makes-a-great-edtech-tool Pear Fair - peardeck.com/pear-fair Doodle and Chat LIVE - youtu.be/yVjLy1X7Pmc   16:28 - Listener Question   18:39 - Dad Joke Time!     HELP SPREAD THE WORD!   Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform!   If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it!   Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief!   Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!       FEEDBACK!   You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard.   Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com   Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
19:51 9/6/22
009 Google Classroom Add-Ons, Google Forms Font Formatting, Screencasting & More in Canva
Google Classroom has added special add-ons for using Edpuzzle, Kahoot, Pear Deck, Nearpod, and 14 other tools from within the Classroom window. Also, now you can format text within your Google Forms. And, Canva fanatics rejoice, Canva has added a screen recorder and other enhancements!   Access this episode on YouTube as well: youtu.be/F5cBftzH8xM   TODAY’S CONTENT:   00:19 - INTRO   02:12 - GOOGLE CLASSROOM ADD-ONS https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/education/classroom-add-ons/ https://edu.google.com/intl/ALL_us/workspace-for-education/editions/compare-editions/   04:33 - GOOGLE CLASSROOM KAHOOT ADD-ON   05:00 - GOOGLE CLASSROOM PEAR DECK ADD-ON https://www.peardeck.com/google-classroom-add-on   05:45 - GOOGLE CLASSROOM EDPUZZLE ADD-ON   06:21 - GOOGLE CLASSROOM NEARPOD ADD-ON   06:54 - OTHER GOOGLE CLASSROOM ADD-ONS   08:05 - ONE BY WACOM GIVEAWAY! To Enter: (1) access this episode in YouTube, (2) like the episode, (3) subscribe to my channel, (4) click the notifications bell, and, finally, (5) comment on this video.   09:36 - TEXT FORMATTING IN GOOGLE FORMS! https://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/06/new-font-options-google-forms.html https://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/06/rich-text-formatting-in-forms-editor%20.html   11:11 - TODAY’S SPONSOR: VIZOR vizor.cloud/jake   12:17 - SCREENCASTING AND MORE IN CANVA canva.com/features/online-video-recorder canva.com/newsroom/news/Make-Work-Flow-More-Effectively-with-these-5-New-Features   15:03 - BULK ORDERS FOR MY BOOK!   15:41 - AUDIENCE QUESTIONS   17:01 - DAD JOKE TIME!   17:42 - CLOSING     HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
19:07 8/16/22
008 Project Pear; Matching, Reordering, & Whiteboard in Quizizz; Wakelet Imports; Sticker Mule Studio; Google Drive Keyboard Shortcuts; Images in Classroom; & Full Page Content in Google Sites
Pear Deck has given us a sneak peek at a new gamified feature, Quizizz has added matching and reordering questions, plus a live whiteboard feature. Also, Wakelet has a trio of new features: easily adding Canva designs, Adobe Express creations, and Flip videos into collections. Sticker Mule Studio is available for creating graphics. And, finally, Google has added new Google Drive keyboard shortcuts, a display for images in Classroom, and full page embeds in Sites. 📺 WATCH THE VIDEO VERSION: youtu.be/6jCwbOG3oLE 📺 TODAY’S CONTENT: 0:00:00 - INTRO 02:38 - Live from ISTE 2022... 03:53 - Pear Deck Unveils Project Pear projectpear.com   06:38 - Matching & Reorder Questions in Quizizz support.quizizz.com/hc/en-us/articles/4409852287513-Types-of-Questions-New-Quiz-Editor   08:41 - Live Whiteboard in Quizizz support.quizizz.com/hc/en-us/articles/4414569648025-Using-Live-Whiteboard-for-Instructor-paced-Lessons-and-Quizzes twitter.com/quizizz/status/1501271746929901568?s=21&t=m6ct_kG0YvbJxkFdV8n5Z   11:51 - Add Canva Designs in Wakelet https://blog.wakelet.com/2022/06/13/wakelet-canva-new-integration/   13:15 - Add Adobe Express Creations in Wakelet https://blog.wakelet.com/2021/09/02/wakelet-adobe-spark-new-integration/   13:42 - Insert Flip Videos in Wakelet twitter.com/wakelet/status/1536391558425194501   15:19 - Sticker Mule Studio https://www.stickermule.com/support/what-is-studio   16:33 - New Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Drive workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/05/keyboard-shortcut-improvements-google-drive.html   19:07 - Announcements in Google Classroom... https://twitter.com/jrsowash/status/1524735605611110402   19:57 - Add Full Page Content in Google Sites workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/05/embed-content-as-full-page-in-new.html   20:59 - Closing   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
24:05 7/28/22
007 Flipgrid is now Flip & has Changes Coming, Student Uploads in Edpuzzle, Mote Loops, Loom Transcripts
Flipgrid is rebranding as Flip and has many changes on the way, Edpuzzle is allowing students to upload videos in student projects, Screencast-O-Matic has added interactive quizzes and polls, Loom has added automatic transcription to all accounts and added the ability to stitch videos together, and, finally, Mote has added a new feature called Mote Loops.   View this on YouTube: youtu.be/7aD5t4X4m1Q   TODAY’S CONTENT: 0:00:00 - INTRO   0:02:31 - RECORDED LIVE FROM ISTE   0:05:32 - SEGMENT 1: FLIPGRID BECOMES FLIP info.flip.com/blog/product-updates/flip-rebrand-features.html twitter.com/danichmiel/status/1541799298815467520   0:16:39 - SEGMENT 2: EDPUZZLE ADDS AN UPLOAD OPTION TO STUDENT PROJECTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3OsnsKGVvk   0:18:35 - SEGMENT 3: SCREENCAST-O-MATIC ADDS INTERACTIVE VIDEO QUESTIONS & POLLS screencast-o-matic.com/blog/new-interactive-video-quizzes-education/   0:21:41 - SEGMENT 4: TRANSCRIPTION IN LOOM https://new.loom.com/announcements/automated-transcripts-for-every-video   0:22:41 - SEGMENT 5: STITCH RECORDINGS TOGETHER IN LOOM https://new.loom.com/announcements/stitch-looms-together   0:22:59 - SEGMENT 6: MOTE LOOPS twitter.com/justmoteHQ/status/1541398071430488065   0:25:35 - CLOSING   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
31:56 7/14/22
LIVE FROM ISTE: The EdTech News Brief
Catch The EdTech News Brief Livestream from ISTE in NOLA on the New EdTech Classroom YouTube Channel: youtube.com/newedtechclassroom 📆  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday! ⏰ 1 PM NOLA Time! (2 PM ET, 1 PM CT, 12 PM MT, 11 AM PT)   👋 Say "Hi" at ISTE! 👋 If you're going to be at ISTE, I'd love to have you stop by and say "hi"! Here's my schedule: (all times listed in CT) MONDAY 1️⃣2️⃣:0️⃣0️⃣ - Demo @ OKIOLABS Booth #1948 📖 Chance to win a book! 📖 1️⃣:0️⃣0️⃣ - The EdTech News Brief Livestream - Lobby H 2️⃣:3️⃣0️⃣ - Demo @ Mote Booth #1749 4️⃣:0️⃣0️⃣ - Demo @ Pear Deck Booth #716 📖 Chance to win a book! 📖 6️⃣:0️⃣0️⃣ - After Pearty @ The Sugar Mill 7️⃣:0️⃣0️⃣ - FlipFest @ River City Ballroom TUESDAY 9️⃣:0️⃣0️⃣ - Demo @ Edpuzzle Booth #3220 1️⃣1️⃣:0️⃣0️⃣ - Book Signing @ Mote Booth #1749 📖 Chance to win a book! 📖 1️⃣:0️⃣0️⃣ - The EdTech News Brief Livestream - Lobby H 2️⃣:3️⃣0️⃣ - Book Signing @ Screencastify Booth #3140 📖 Chance to win a book! 📖 7️⃣:0️⃣0️⃣ - EdTech Karaoke @ House of Blues WEDNESDAY 1️⃣:0️⃣0️⃣ - The EdTech News Brief Livestream - Lobby H
06:09 6/27/22
006 Chromebook Screencast App, Multiple Text Selections in Docs, Flipgrid Changes, Embed TikToks in OneNote, and Immersive Reader in Schoology
Chromebooks are getting their own screencasting app, you can now select multiple sections of text in Google Docs, Flipgrid made some changes to how topics and topic titles work, you can embed TikTok videos in OneNote, and, finally, students can now use the Immersive Reader in Schoology.   VIEW THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - youtube.com/watch?v=n4B0c6CByh0   TODAY’S CONTENT:   Segment #1 - Chrome OS Screencast App “The Anywhere School 2022” - https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/education/theanywhereschool-overview “Control Alt Achieve: Introducing Google Screencast for ChromeOS” - https://www.controlaltachieve.com/2022/06/introducing-google-screencast-for.html “Eric’s YouTube Video - Introducing Google Screencast for ChromeOS” - https://youtu.be/hHyPcIHvlxo   Wacom Contest   Segment #2 - Multiple Text Selections in Google Docs “Take action on multiple text selections in Google Docs” - https://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/05/multiple-text-selections-in-google-docs.html   Today’s Sponsor: Shake Up Learning   Segment 3 - Changes to Flipgrid topics and titles Justin Chando’s tweet where I learned of this change - https://twitter.com/justinchando/status/1523053040881729536   Support the Show reminder   Segment 4 - Embed TikTok videos in Microsoft OneNote Mike Tholfsen’s tweet where I learned about this - https://twitter.com/mtholfsen/status/1534540886805164032?s=12   Segment 5 - Microsoft’s Immersive Reader in Schoology “Introducing Immersive Reader for PowerSchool Unified Classroom Schoology Learning” - https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/education-blog/introducing-immersive-reader-for-powerschool-unified-classroom/ba-p/3299227   Segment 6 - Using the Date Chip in Google Docs DAD JOKE TIME!   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief!   Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio! Tune into The EdTech News Brief on YouTube!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
16:43 6/20/22
005 Google Docs Dropdowns + Emoji Reactions, Student Canva Course, & Microsoft Teams Video Feedback
Google adds dropdown menus, new smart chips, and emoji comments to Google Docs. Canva is offering a free design course for students, and Microsoft Teams gets a video feedback option. VIEW THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - youtu.be/_CWdP4GuV6o TODAY’S CONTENT: Segment 1 - Google Docs Dropdown Menus and Smart Chips! - “Use new table templates and dropdown chips in Google Docs to create highly collaborative documents” - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/05/table-templates-and-dropdown-chips-for-google-docs.html Today’s Sponsor - Classroom Q - classroomq.com Segment 2 - Emoji Reactions in Google Docs “New Emoji reactions in Google Docs on web” - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/04/new-emoji-reactions-in-google-docs-on.html Segment 3 - A Free Canva Course for Students! “Canva Design Skills for Students - Design School” - canva.com/designschool/courses/canva-design-skills-for-students/?lesson=search-and-edit-elements Segment 4 - Video Feedback in Microsoft Teams “What's New in Microsoft Teams for Education | April 2022” - techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/education-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-for-education-april-2022/ba-p/3275451 Segment 5 - Bring me to your school or event! Send me an email (JakeMillerTech@gmail.com) to discuss! Segment 6 - Use the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief! Segment 7 - Launch Survey Contest Winners! - Selection Video 1 - watch.screencastify.com/v/ZpMe5Saoe5NcWnBNy5xL - Selection Video 2 - watch.screencastify.com/v/VYss348xJFGrbNPvQ1xG Dad Joke of the Day from “115 of The Very Best Dad Jokes And Puns | Fatherly” - fatherly.com/love-money/dad-jokes   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief!   Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio! Tune into The EdTech News Brief on YouTube!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
16:53 5/19/22
004. Google Calendar Booking Pages, Flipgrid Mobile Updates, Quizizz Updates, OneNote Live Captions with Translations
Google gives us Calendly-like appointment booking pages, Flipgrid adds a bunch of updates to the mobile app, plus lets anyone record videos without needing a topic or a group, and Quizizz adds audio and video responses and other features. Also, Microsoft rolls out OneNote Live Captions with translations to almost all users. Plus, I share some corrections about last week’s Seesaw updates.   VIEW THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - youtu.be/BV0PrdwZ7KI   TODAY’S CONTENT:   Segment 1 - Google Calendar Booking Pages - “Create externally friendly booking pages with appointment scheduling in Google Calendar” - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/03/blog-post.html   Today’s Sponsor - Book Creator - app.bookcreator.com   Segment 2 - Flipgrid Mobile Updates - Tweet by Justin Chando - twitter.com/justinchando/status/1511492767041482756   Segment 3 - Quizizz Updates - “Reports on Longitudinal Growth Graphs – Help Center” - support.quizizz.com/hc/en-us/articles/5062384083865-Reports-on-Longitudinal-Growth-Graphs- - “Using State Standards on Quizizz” - support.quizizz.com/hc/en-us/articles/4846716344089-Using-State-Standards-on-Quizizz - “Audio Questions and Audio/Video Responses – Help Center” - support.quizizz.com/hc/en-us/articles/360030860132-Audio-Questions-and-Audio-Video-Responses-   Segment 4 - Microsoft OneNote Live Captions + Translations - “How to use OneNote Live Captions” - youtube.com/watch?v=Re6NxGD5eYM - “What's New in Microsoft Teams for Education | March 2022” - techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/education-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-for-education-march-2022/ba-p/3249480   Segment 5 - Corrections and Clarifications - Seesaw - “Creative Tools Improvements March 2022 (External)” - docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UbRr991qXSqLlpEiN95uT-9wiFBlEsqhvcinU44KHaA/edit#slide=id.g718fed47c6_1_603'   Segment 6 - Launch Survey Contest! - Listen or Watch to find out how to enter!!   Dad Joke of the Day from “115 of The Very Best Dad Jokes And Puns | Fatherly” - fatherly.com/love-money/dad-jokes   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform!   If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it!   Share about the show with the hashtag #TheEdTechNewsBrief!   Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio!   Tune into The EdTech News Brief on YouTube!   FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard.   Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
15:44 4/29/22
003 Pageless Google Docs, Seesaw Improvements, and Reading Coach
Today I share about the new Pageless setting in Google Docs, improvements to how students interact with Seesaw Assignments, Microsoft's announcement of Reading Coach, and some updates to the Reading Progress tool. VIEW THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - youtu.be/ax5EzL1iCDE Today's Resources: “Change a document's page setup: pages or pageless” - https://support.google.com/docs/answer/11528737?p=pageless_docs&visit_id=637818209866831897-3168129436&rd=1Today’s Today's Sponsor - The InterACTIVE Classroom by Joe and Kristin Merrill Creative Tools Improvements March 2022 (External)' - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UbRr991qXSqLlpEiN95uT-9wiFBlEsqhvcinU44KHaA/edit#slide=id.g718fed47c6_1_603' “Announcing an expanded literacy portfolio to reach every learner” - https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2022/03/announcing-an-expanded-literacy-portfolio-to-reach-every-learner Introducing Reading Coach for personalized practice, and other major updates to Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams - https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/education-blog/introducing-reading-coach-for-personalized-practice-and-other/ba-p/3223533    HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio! FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
13:10 4/22/22
002 ScreenPal, Google Classroom Practice Sets, Updates to Reading Progress
There’s a new free tool for video comments and video emails, Google is beta testing a formative assessment tool, and Microsoft continues to improve their free tool Reading Progress. Links to Today's Topics: ScreenPal - Video Messaging Extension - Screencast-O-Matic - screencast-o-matic.com/screenpal OKIOLABS OKIOCAM S USB 2-in-1 Webcam & Document Camera - amazon.com/OKIOCAM-Documents-Recording-Time-Lapse-Definition/dp/B0827LLG8P/?maas=maas_adg_5190C6501B22416260801 Practice Sets: a more personal path to learning - blog.google/outreach-initiatives/education/introducing-practice-sets What's New in Microsoft Teams for Education | March 2022 - techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/education-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-for-education-march-2022/ba-p/3249480#:~:text=use%20onenote%20class%20notebook%20pages%20as%20reading%20passages Today's Dad Joke from "115 of The Very Best Dad Jokes" at fatherly.com/love-money/dad-jokes HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio! FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape
16:47 4/14/22
001 Scheduling in Google Classroom, Microsoft Reflect, Gimkit Pro
Sources and Links Related to Today's Stories: Schedule posts for multiple classes in Google Classroom - workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/03/schedule-posts-across-multiple-classes-in-google-classroom.html DitchThatTextbook.com/101 Reflect in Microsoft Teams for Education - education.microsoft.com/en-us/resource/e1b04065 What’s New in Microsoft Teams for Education | March 2022 - techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/education-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-for-education-march-2022/ba-p/3249480 Gimkit goes free. - blog.gimkit.com/blog/gimkit-goes-free Today's Dad Joke from "115 of The Very Best Dad Jokes" at fatherly.com/love-money/dad-jokes HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share about The EdTech News Brief in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio! FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use my Speakpipe Page - speakpipe.com/eduducttape Music by Anton_Vlasov from Pixabay
13:56 4/11/22
000 Trailer: The EdTech News Brief
Tune in to hear what to expect from Jake Miller's new podcast The EdTech News Brief!   HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Share in your favorite staff lounge or social media platform! If you dig the show, head over to Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or another podcast review platform and review it! Follow The EdTech News Brief wherever you listen to audio! FEEDBACK! You can ask your questions or make comments! Let your voice be heard. Email JakeMillerTech@gmail.com Use our Speakpipe Page Music by Anton_Vlasov from Pixabay
04:12 4/6/22