Tuesday Dependable Education Tech Tip: Attention Follett Destiny Library Users

If your district is a Follett Destiny Library User, you have access to an extension that allows students to see the library's collection in addition to search results of a Google Search. The extension, Destiny Discover can be found in your chrome web store. The collection will appear in the black band that extends above the search, like this example. This extension can also be pushed out to all students through the Google Admin Console. Great tool! Find out more at https://www.follettlearning.com/books-materials/learn/digital-content/follett-ebooks/ebook-management/destiny-discover/

Do you want your students to try podcasting?

Anchor.fm is a great way for students to begin podcasting. Each segment is 5 minutes or less and allows students also to have guests call in for audio interviews on their channel. Segments remain on the channel for 24 hours and users can leave feedback for the channel. Students can create back to back segments for longer podcasts and also push the podcasts out to itunes. This may be great for student projects, causes, or to reach out to the community. Try it at https://anchor.fm/

Tuesday Dependable Education Tech Tip

Today's tech tip features AutoDraw. AutoDraw makes your scribbles become actual objects. You simply try to "draw" and Auto Draw will use artificial intelligence to offer many suggestions that you can implement. Every time you add more features to your sketch, Auto Draw will try to guess the changes and offer new suggestions. You can download your drawing into a PNG file and share it on Twitter, Facebook, or using a unique URL. This tool can be used in education for students to create illustrations or as part of notetaking. It can also be used as an enrichment or fun project for student creation! Check it out at https://www.autodraw.com/.

Tuesday Dependable Education Tech Tip

Happy Tuesday! Here is a great tool for you. If you are like me, you always have too many tabs open and cannot find what you are looking for. I would like to introduce you to Toby. Toby allows you to collect your tabs in one organized spot and allows you to save your tabs. You can also share your tabs and save your collections so that you can come back to them later. Great tool! Find it at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/toby-for-chrome/hddnkoipeenegfoeaoibdmnaalmgkpip?hl=en

Thursday Dependable Business Technology Tip

According to a Clark School study at the University of Maryland, hackers attack every thirty seconds on average . To help end users protect themselves in your business, remind users: to add numbers, capital letters, and punctuation when creating passwords. if you are not expecting a package or if the email is inconsistent with the work you are doing, do not click on any links. some attacks will use the contact list of infected users to send damaging emails listed from known contacts. to verify that secure websites begin with https and a lock in the address bar. to not go to sites that you receive a link from someone you do not know or is given to you by a contact without explanation. do not

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