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The EdTech News Brief

Nov 21, 2022

Adobe is offering a free tool to animate our voices. Canva has added a Remote Control option that eliminates the need to say “next slide.” They’ve also added new slide transitions including one that can help you make awesome stop motion animations. Also, Google Docs is letting us split cells within tables, Quizizz...


Nov 10, 2022

Canva has a free PDF Editor and has added background removal, customizable animations, and more to Canva Video.  Focusable seeks to help you and your students grow your ability to focus on tasks. Gmail has added new layouts and a multi-send option for email marketing or newsletters. And, finally, we’re saying...


Oct 21, 2022

Canva has become a formidable force in the tech and edtech worlds with the announcement of its Visual Worksuite. I'll share what that is and about two of the big new components of it today. Also, some of you can get auto-generated summaries for your Google Docs and all BookCreator users can now add multimedia comments...


Sep 16, 2022

Google Docs is making it easier to add emojis in our documents. Did you know that Edpuzzle added a screen recording Chrome Extension a while back? They also added the ability to use their site in Spanish and a few other languages. Plus, Flip is letting students see their videos and the comments on them even when a topic...


Sep 6, 2022

We can now get notified when changes are made to our Google Docs and we can add summaries to them. My favorite story for today: Canva has added a super useful collaborative Whiteboard mode. Also, Microsoft has made some awesome updates to how Reflect operates in Microsoft Teams. And, unfortunately, I’ve got some...