Digital Bytes – 3rd Feb. 2020

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Ditch That Textbook – Google Slides

There is so much that you can do with Google Slides and Ditch That Textbook has shared a number of excellent examples for teachers. Maybe you want to create interactive slides activities or gamify your slides. There are templates and loads of other examples that you can access to support the students in your classroom.

Improvements to Book Creator Online

The online version of Book Creator has just got some major improvements and great accessibility features. When you upload audio or video into Book Creator, it can easily create a transcript or a caption for your file. You can edit the text in the transcript if the program makes a mistake. Dictation now supports 120 languages and there are other great improvements. 

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Tools

Many teachers at our school have been getting excited about the Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) options using Google Expeditions. For those looking to do more with AR and VR, Edutopia has shared a number of other tools that educators can use.

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