Ed Tech Tips, Tricks & Hacks – Quarantine Edition

Ed Tech Tips, Tricks & Hacks – Quarantine Edition

This edition of Ed Tech Tips, Tricks & Hacks contains nuggets of wisdom on:

  • Ed Tech Framework’s Resource Blog
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) resources
  • Share to Classroom extension
  • Classroom Ready Canadian content
  • Parlay Discussion starters
  • Screenit – detailed movie reviews
  • Grid view for Google Meet
  • Pearson Quarantine Resources
  • My Blueprint Online webinars
  • Class Connect – Make Wonder robotics
  • Hack to Help – Covid 19 Experiments with Google
  • Choose your voice – teaching tools to help students speak out against injustices
  • Buncee
  • Science is Cool
  • Wide Open School
  • Koji – Free online game creator
  • Free online events and activities for kids at home

Gamestar Mechanic

Gamestar Mechanic

Gamestar Mechanic is an online application to allow people to build a digital game. It also teaches students how to build a game in their application through the playing of a game. The exclusive educational package is priced at $2 per student. 

Teachers using this utility can register their students using a false name (I prefer the term game name). When I was teaching, I used the student’s first name, and then a portion of my school’s name for the last name (all my students had the same last name). The only reason Gamestar even asks for names is to assist the teacher in tracking their students within the tracking features.

Examples of names could be Aidan Grandview or Tessa Fox.