Category «EdTech»

Ted Talk, DocHub, and Phishing . . . Oh my!

I introduced my students to Ted Talks today with “This is what happens when you reply to spam email” by James Veitch. It’s a great video under 10 minutes long, allows us to speak about phishing, and keeps the students entertained. It also gives me the opportunity to have my students practice using one of my favorite …

Student Productivity with Chrome Extensions

I take a class period at the beginning of every new semester to “enroll” students into the world of Google. Many don’t know how powerful and customizable Google Chrome can really be with the help of extensions. First, I show students how to log into Chrome. Once logged in, all of the changes they make …

Kahoot & Google Forms? Yes!!

I fell in love with Kahoot several years ago. My students were instantly drawn to the excitement of the interaction, the competition, and the learning. I also saw a perfect opportunity for them to collaborate by creating future Kahoot quizzes. I made Google Forms for students to submit questions and answers for future Kahoot quizzes. Although I had …

Google Applied Digital Skills

Google introduced a new set of digital lessons called Applied Digital Skills. There are lessons that tie in well with technology, business, financial literacy, etc. I did the “Technology at Work” lesson in my Entrepreneurship classes. It was a great lesson that helped students see the value of technology in various careers and sectors. There …

Phishing Attempts Have Gotten Personal

Since becoming the treasurer of a large nonprofit, I’ve experienced many phishing attempts that have taken things to the next level. No longer am I just receiving the generic emails from a Nigerian prince or a stranded “relative” traveling in another country. No, these new phishing emails are customized just for me! These phishers are doing …

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