So BETT is now done with for another year, and what a conference it was this year. After what I thought was a bit of a slow start I don't think I have ever seen it so busy.
It was great to catch up with so many amazing edtech companies and educators and learn about some of the latest advances in technology.
One company that I met with is now sponsoring the newsletter and it’s a match that works for me. VideoScribe is one of those brilliant tools you can easily use in the classroom to create brilliant explainer videos. I’m very pleased to be working with them on my newsletter.
One of my favourite things I got up to was the opportunity to meet and interview Microsoft's Global VP for Education, Anthony Salcito. You can watch the interview and summary of their new initiatives and features in the video below:
February 2018 edition
As with last month's inaugural newsletter, in this edition we have:
- a featured resource
- a recommend app with ideas for its use
- a guest recommended teaching and learning resource
- recommended reading
- blog post of the month
Watch out for resources around Safer Internet Day 2018 on ictevangelist.com.
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Recommended app of the month
This month, I'm not going to recommend an app per se, but an add-on for Google Docs - Kaizena.
You may have heard of them before as they have another similar tool that allows you to give verbal feedback. This new tool from them is, I think, really helpful. To access this add-on to your Google Docs simply by visiting the link here and then turning it on within Google Docs.
Please note this only works in Chrome, not in iOS apps
Leaving audio feedback is really simple and very similar to what you would normally do with comments within Google Docs. The beauty of it is that you can be far more efficient with your feedback and marking time because you can say so much more than you can compared to typing. Give it a try!
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