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EdTech News Friday, February 16

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EdTech News TLDR / Table of Contents

  • Creative Google Slides Uses for Students
    • Google Slides, excellent multimedia presentation, YouTube Playlist link, YouTube Live event, Blended EdTech Guys
  • Use Timestamps to make your YouTube Videos Better
    • Thanks for this eric, it’s an awesome way to organize and make accessible sections of a tutorial. You are my NUMERO UNO EdTech resource and have been since I began this journey 5 years ago when you helped me set up our domain. You rock!
    • video, YouTube timestamps, google user, description box, 2-hour Google user
  • How This UN Role-Playing Game Helps Teachers Solve Complex Challenges Together – News
    • What does it mean to truly collaborate? For a group of teachers at my district last spring, it meant stepping outside their own roles and trying on …
    • simulation, solutions, ordinary citizens, teachers, John Sweeney
  • ODEM: Modernizing Education Through the Blockchain
    • College is expensive. That simple fact has kept more students and parents awake at night as high school graduation approaches than cars, dating, and that pesky dog down the street combined. ODEM proposes to eliminate this disconcertion by eliminating the greatest causes for the increased cost of post-secondary education and…
    • high school graduation, quality education, smart contracts, smart contract, ODEM smart contract
  • The EdTech platform that pays you for learning
    • Tutellus is the first decentralized & collaborative EdTech platform based on Blockchain. Join our ICO and help us to change Education forever.
    • Tutellus.io,
    • VirtualiTeach shares ideas for harnessing augmented and virtual reality in education. It is also the home for the innovative CPDinVR events.
    • Home | VirtualiTeach,

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Creative Google Slides Uses for Students

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  • See below for the recorded video where we talk about loads of creative ways students can use Google Slides, as well as other tech topics that came up in the process.
  • Souped-Up Slides Video (40 Google Slides resources – Website link – – Slides for Manipulatives – – – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Sorting with Google Slides -Website link – Build a Snowman with Google Slides -Website link – – – Slides for Comic Strips and eBooks…
  • A Google Slides Interactive Story -Website link – – – How to stay up-to-date on EdTech?
  • Conclusion – – Thomas and Eric have many more excellent videos to check out which you can find in their GSuite PD playlist here: YouTube Playlist link I especially loved their parody of Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes and their tribute to the retro arcade game Pitfall.
  • Be sure to connect with Thomas @RupBoysDad and Eric @elawson1977 and save their PD playlist so you will never miss a new video.

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Use Timestamps to make your YouTube Videos Better

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  • You can see the most recent video here: What’s New in Google – January 2017 and all of the past videos here: Google User Group Playlist – – So in an age of instant messages, snapchats, and short tweets, how can I possibly expect someone to watch a two hour…
  • In the description box you can enter timestamps, which your users can click on to jump directly to that spot in your video.
  • Some of these shortcuts include: – – – Space or k = pause and restart video – Right arrow = jump ahead 5 seconds – Left arrow = move back 5 seconds – j = move back 10 seconds – l = jump forward 10 seconds – (greater than) =…
  • An example may look like this: – – – 1:50:36 – Build a Snowman with Google Slides – – Repeat this process for the rest of your video, adding each timestamp and description to the description box.
  • Now when a user views your video on YouTube, they can click the Show More link in the description box to see the full description, and can click on any of the timestamps to jump directly to that spot in the video.

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How This UN Role-Playing Game Helps Teachers Solve Complex Challenges Together – News

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  • The futurist John Sweeney has used this tool all over the world with governments and organizations to promote foresight and planning for the future.A few years ago the United Nations commissioned Sweeney to bring the simulation to Tonga, a small kingdom in the South Pacific, as a way to help…
  • The key to success in this simulation is authentic participation – Lee PattiFor the exercise, the cards were broken up into categorieshealth, resource scarcity, extreme weatherwhich served to help participants make connections between topics and indicate priorities.
  • After speaking with Sweeney many times to discuss adapting the process for education, we piloted a version of the simulation using educators as participants during a leadership academy here at the Cherokee County School District in Georgiaand the results were amazing.Since we were helping a district move into the future,…
  • During the simulation workshop each participant placed his or her cards on the table, and together the group strategically arranged a solution board.
  • Participants then explain their card selections and how they form solutions.The teachers selected rolesstudent, parent, teacher, community member, administratorto maintain throughout the simulation round and broke into mixed-role groups (you can have multiple rounds and switch roles after each round if you choose).

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ODEM: Modernizing Education Through the Blockchain

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  • ODEM proposes to eliminate this disconcertion by eliminating the greatest causes for the increased cost of post-secondary education and making obtaining a quality education more convenient for the student.
  • For instance, a computer science major may obtain a programming degree but be considered unworthy of being hired if the school doesnt have a reputation for excellence in teaching a specific language regardless if the student knows it or not.
  • The smart contract will be able to prove to prospective employers that the student has studied the language and has obtained the skills necessary for the project.
  • Thus, by going through the ODEM platform the student obtains the skills and backing needed to succeed for a fraction of the price of a four-year degree.
  • ODEM utilizes smart contracts backed by the blockchain to enable qualified educators and students to find each other and build an academic relationship based on the most relevant materials available.

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