As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter.
The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!)
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Here are my top 10 links for January 2023!
Sneaky Gmail trick – you can create unique email addresses by adding + to your existing email. This is one of five neat Gmail tricks shared on the Keyword blog.
Shared Drive Updates – The default policies for shared drives will be updated to include a 100GB limit and restrict shared drive creation. These policies can be modified or removed by IT administrators, if desired.
2023 Google Educator exams – Every year I take the L1 and L2 Google Educator exams before the Google Certification Academy. Here’s a summary of updates for 2023.
Learn about Chat GPT – There’s been a LOT of talk and discussion about AI written content. I’m still wrestling with the implications of this new tech myself, so I gathered a list of blog posts written by others that I have found useful.
Write Assist – The power of Chat GPT is now available as a Chrome extension. Simply right click on text and ask Chat GPT to finish one of dozens of queries.
This person does not exist – I was working with a group of MS students who needed images of people for a brochure on the book Holes. We used an interesting website of people who don’t exist.
This person does not exist…— John R. Sowash (@jrsowash) January 6, 2023
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January 28 is data privacy day – This is my list of 10 lessons and activities for elementary, middle, and high school students to help them manage their digital footprint.
Clickbait as a class project? – Nicholas Ferroni had his HS students develop fake new headlines and articles. This is an interesting way to teach storytelling and writing. I’m a little nervous for the future, because these kids are GOOD!
What awesome resource did I miss?