Sunday, December 4, 2022

A Free Smithsonian Webinar Tomorrow

Some of my high school history students often took a while to understand the idea that just because a document is an old primary source it doesn't automatically mean that source is infallible or even an accurate representation of events. They still needed to account for context and the potential for an author's bias among other factors that could impact the value of a primary source. Tomorrow at 4pm ET Smithsonian Education is hosting a free webinar for teachers who want to help their students become better at evaluating primary sources. 

The webinar is titled Critical Questions to Build Primary Source Literacy. It will be streamed live on YouTube and recorded for those who cannot attend the live broadcast. The collection of primary sources to be featured during the webinar can be seen here




On a related note, here's a collection of Smithsonian Learning Lab tutorials.

You may also be interested a National Archives resource called Understanding Perspectives in Primary Sources.

How to Find and Download Your Old Canva Projects

Last week a reader emailed me to ask for help with Canva. Specifically, he wanted to know where all of his videos had gone. He wasn't the first person to send me that question so I decided to make a short video to show three ways to find your old Canva projects and then download those projects. The video is embedded below. 

Video - How to Find and Download Your Old Canva Projects



This is the 51st video in my playlist of Canva tutorials. Some of the most popular ones from that collection include How to Make a Video in Canva and How to Create and Publish Comics With Canva.

Two EdTech Guys Take Questions - The Grand Finale!

Since the start of the pandemic in 2020 Rushton Hurley and I have held a regular series of live Q&A sessions. This week we're wrapping it up with one last live session of Two Ed Tech Guys Take Questions & Share Cool Stuff. We'd love to have you join us as we answer your questions about all things education, technology, and life :) Register here!

The final live episode of Two Ed Tech Guys Take Questions & Share Cool Stuff will be held at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT on December 6th. Grab a cup of tea or a cup of hot cocoa and join us for a fun half hour of sharing and learning. We'll answer questions that are emailed to us in advance and we'll answer questions that are given to us during the live broadcast. Register here!

Is this really the end?

Kind of. It's the end of our live webinars, but we do plan to continue with a series of recorded events. Whether that series is in video or podcast format or both is still to be determined. But if you really can't get enough of our smiling faces, you can head to this page on Next Vista for Learning to watch recordings of all of the episodes we've ever hosted.