Weekly post #24 – history, updates and Edpuzzle

Google Workspace for Education updates coming in 2021

Google recently hosted a virtual event for educators where they announced 50+ updates to the likes of Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Meet and Chromebooks.

Read more about the updates here → Chromebook Classroom – Look what Google has planned for 2021! [27 February 2021]

Edpuzzle

We are exploring the potential of Edpuzzle. Edpuzzle enables you to easily edit videos and turn them in engaging quizzes. The process is simple – find a video, add questions and assign it to your class.

If you would like to be part of the Foundation’s subscription and associated network which enables easy sharing etc – please drop me an email and I will send you the necessary ‘special’ link.

A bit of educational technology history

Does anybody remember the BBC Micro? Those of you who do will be ‘pleased’ to know that it having it’s 40th birthday this year! There is a video from the BBC News about it here.

My parents had one when I was a child. It was less for coding and more for playing Chuckie Egg and Arcadians.

On the subject of educational technology history there was a related Instagram post from the Foundation recently →