Introducing The Edtech Gear Guide

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Today I am excited to announce the launch of a new website that I’ve been working on. It’s called The Edtech Gear Guide. It was created to help answer the emails, tweets and face-to-face questions I get about what technology hardware is best for a variety of classroom projects. Everyone wants free options to enhance teaching and learning with technology, I completely understand that, but there are some things are worth paying for to get the results you want. In essence, this is the mantra of The Edtech Gear Guide. If it can be done for free, here’s how to do it. Otherwise, here’s the gear you need.

So, what can you expect to find on this new site? Recently, I wrote a couple of posts that proved to be quite popular – What to Buy For a Green Screen Classroom and Build Your Own Google Expeditions Kit. These posts were a little different from others that I have written because they were basically a list of technology things that you could beg, borrow or buy to accomplish a task. I got some great feedback on these from educators who were looking for ideas and inspiration like this, so it got me thinking that there are many more topics that could be approached in this way.

I’m still in the process of adding new articles to The Edtech Gear Guide but I would love for you to drop by and take a look. Questions, comments and ideas are more than welcome, and if you like what you see I would love it if you would share this project with others.

You can visit The Edtech Gear Guide at https://edtechgearguide.com.

 

What to Buy for a Green Screen Classroom

Green Screen Buying Guide(1).pngAre you ready to do green screen in your classroom? This short guide walks you through the basics of what you need to buy, borrow, or build in order to do just that. I get asked what to buy on a regular basis and although you don’t need to spend a lot of money, (you might not need to spend any), there are definitely a few essentials that you will want to take a look at in order to get the best results. So, here’s a rundown of some of my favorite green screen apps, tools and technology…


NOTE: This post has been updated and moved to The Edtech Gear Guide, a brand new website for educators who use technology to enhance teaching and learning. Please follow this link to view the full article and get the latest recommendations for using green screen in your classroom.


 

Build Your Own Google Expeditions Kit

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Google Expeditions is a brand new VR experience that is available to schools who are interested in exploring virtual field trips as a way to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom. I recently wrote a guide about how to get started with Google Expeditions because I have had a lot of hands-on time with this technology recently. However, these things are expensive, so I wanted to take some more time to explore the possibility of building your own Google Expeditions kit for a fraction of the price of a full retail set.


NOTE: This post has been updated and moved to The Edtech Gear Guide, a brand new website for educators who use technology to enhance teaching and learning. Please follow this link to view the full article and get the latest recommendations for using green screen in your classroom.