Saturday, June 30, 2018

Google Classroom, Flipgrid, and SeeSaw - The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where the sun is shining and it is a perfect day to play outside with daughters and my dogs. Before they're awake and we're bounding out the door, I have this week's week-in-review to share.

This week the annual ISTE conference was held in Chicago. I wasn't able to attend this year. Through the zillions of press releases that I was sent and through the #notatiste sharing of so many teachers and administrators, I was able to keep up with most of what was announced during the conference. The one thing that can't be replicated online is the in-person conversations with other passionate educators. Hopefully, I'll get to catch up with many of you at next year's ISTE conference.

These were the week's most popular posts:
1. Five Google Classroom Improvements Announced During ISTE
2. How to Use Flipgrid to Publish Instructional Videos
3. SeeSaw Unveils a New Activity Library - 1500+ Activities to Use Now
4. How to Create a Virtual Tour That Includes Audio Narration
5. Vynchronize - Watch Videos and Discuss Them in the Same Window
6. A Lesson for Beachcombers - How Seashells Are Made
7. Exciting New Features Coming to Scratch Later This Year

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