Tech in 10 or Less 4-5-17

My Ideas To Share Today


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“A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” --Helen Keller

2. Follow Tony Vincent on Twitter or Instagram

Tony is a teacher turned education technology writer. He offers many ideas on how to incorporate graphics and videos into your classrooms and lesson plans. Below is an example of one of his tech tips to give photos a different look.

@tonyvincent on Twitter

@learninginhand on Instagram

Below are a couple of examples of things that he has recently posted. He is also on Instagram under the same handle.

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” --Buckminster Fuller

3. Google + Bitmoji = Awesomeness

You can now link your Bitmoji avatar creator to Google products like Drive and Gmail. To get started go to the Chrome Store in your browser and get the Bitmoji extension. The easiest way to create your Bitmoji is to use one of the apps below.

Bitmoji for iOS

Bitmoji for Android

Once you have the app and have created your account, you can complete the following steps to connect it to your Google account:

Find the Chrome Extension in the Google Apps store.

Click this icon in the upper left part of your Chrome browser.
Go to the Web Store.
Search for Bitmoji and download the Chrome Extension.
It will show up in your Extensions bar or menu.

Once you have the Chrome Extension, you can click on it and sign into your Bitmoji account and link them together.

Then you can click the box "OPEN BITMOJI FOR GMAIL NOW" and you will get a Bitmoji icon added to your Gmail toolbar. Once you do, you will have this embedded into your Gmail options.

“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.” --John Keats

4. How Innovative Teachers Are Using Skype In Their Classrooms

More and more teachers are using Skype at ICSD. We have Skyped museums, experts, and other classrooms. This article has some more ideas. If you would like to Skype in your classroom, let me know and I can help you get connected!

“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” --Ludwig Wittgenstein

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