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Monday, September 16, 2019

Kahoot now has an autosave feature

Kahoot announce on the 15th of September their new autosave feature! This is great as you do not need to remember to keep saving your progress, it also saves your Kahoots as drafts to edit at another date/time.

Embedded below is Kahoot's tweet as well as a 30 second YouTube tutorial.




Take care,
Brad

Sunday, September 15, 2019

JFK Moonshot - an AR experience that shows a full-scale re-creation of the Saturn V rocket, AR games, etc.

The app JFK Moonshot is available in both iOS and Google Play The app shows a full-scale recereation of the Saturn V rocket, AR games, as well as other simulations. Below are screenshots from the app as well as a description of the app itself.



Using the latest in augmented reality technology, we immerse users into 1969 with a full-scale recreation of the Saturn V rocket and a 5-day real-time tracking simulation of the mission and moon landing. Users can take a deeper dive into President Kennedy’s vision with interactive AR games, archival NASA footage and educational multimedia experiences.

Embedded below is a 42 second YouTube tutorial showing the Saturn 5 rocket taking off from my driveway!


Take care,
Brad

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Where instructions are located for how families can join your Remind class.

The other night I was at my son and daughter's Back-to-Night and the teachers use Remind as a communication tool.

The one issue that educators have had in past is to locate the information to share with families quickly on how to join the class. 

The tip is look in the upper-right of your class and look for the Add People button. Once selected you will then see the options you see below. 


Embedded below is a 30 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad

Friday, September 13, 2019

How to edit photos in Facebook prior to posting

In Facebook when you have added photos, maybe you wanted to edit the photo (filter), tag, or crop the image(s). If you would like to do that within Facebook, make sure to select what looks like a paintbrush (bottom right of uploaded image).

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 29 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Book Creator's Autodraw feature available on iPads

Awesome update in Bookcreator (especially for those of use who are not as talented as others with drawing) - the addition of Autodraw! Autodraw has been available in Chrome since late June; however, is now available with the latest iOS update. Click here for the link to the app.

Once you select the plus and pen you will then see the option of multiple tools, the last one is autodraw. Once selected you can then draw what you would like and you will see options as to what is thought you are drawing.

Once finished select the x in the upper right and then you will see more options. The one to point out is the ability to add emojis!

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 9 second YouTube tutorial.


Take care,
Brad

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

How to adjust/crop pictures you post in Twitter.

If you post pictures in Twitter you will notice that sometimes you will need to crop/adjust the image(s). A quick way to do this within Twitter is to select what looks like a paintbrush (bottom right of image). You can then adjust the image from there.

Embedded below is a 32 second YouTube tutorial.


Take care,
Brad

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The last Palindrome Week of this century - Palindrome Week + 9-10-19 through 9-19-19

That's right this week is Palindrome Week - at least those for those that live where the month is first! For 10 consecutive days, the date — written in the m-dd-yy format — will be the same forwards and backwards.

Click here for more information revolving around this date.

For some more palindrome examples - click here.



Take care,
Brad

Monday, September 9, 2019

Epic! Few reminders when signing your new class into Epic!

A few quick reminders when you are signing your new class into Epic!


  • You can select the See How when you log-in to Epic! From there you can Keep your current roster or start a new one.


  • You could also select My Students at the top right of the page and then see your roster. 
    • Then select the student(s) you would like to transfer or archive.
  • If you use Google Classroom you could import the students directly from Classroom.
  • You can always adjust the student's pin as well by selecting the pencil.
Embedded below is a 1 minute YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad



Sunday, September 8, 2019

This is fascinating - the Bar Chart Usage Share of Internet Browsers (1996-2019) + Rise and Fall of the 10 Biggest Cities since 1500

This is another interesting way to show data over time for students and people of all ages Thank you Eric Curts for sharing).
Previously I shared the  Rise and Fall of the 10 Biggest Cities since 1500.
 Think of the ways you could share with your students/children. Why did these changes occur? Future predictions? etc.

Take care,
Brad

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Live view in Google Maps

The newest update to Google Maps allows the user to have arrows and directions placed right on top of your world.

"This is awesome!" said both of my children (10 and 7). They loved being able to see the world around them. "Look - there is our neighbor's pool.. that's where we get pizza..."

Embedded below is a 27 second YouTube tutorial.



Take care,
Brad