Ed Tech Archives - Jeff Everhart

SXSWedu Days 2 & 3: Reflections and Round-up

A lot has been going on over the last two days, and Austin is such a fun city, that I’m combining my reflections into one super blog post. There is a lot to talk about, so stay tuned, but I’m not going to go in chronological order.   Total Fanboy Moments SXSWedu is one of […]

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SXSWedu Day 1: Reflections and Round-up

I want to document my experiences at SXSWedu for anyone interested in the conference or for my educator friends in the blogosphere or on twitter. First off, Austin is a super fun city, with a motto of “Keep Austin weird,” how could it not be cool. Second, this is a huge conference, and I mean […]

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Creating a Video Streaming Classroom with AWS, Angular, and Google Material Design | Part 1

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about video streaming platforms used in the ed tech space, what makes them different from one another, and how feasible it would be to create one from scratch. After a short discussion with some people on the DEC team, I looked into the possibility of hosting and streaming video […]

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How to create a Google Calendar event with Google Forms

In this blog post, we’re going to look at how to use Google App Script to create a Google Calendar with a Google Form. This tutorial will build on some of the same code and concepts we’ve been working with in some earlier blog posts, so feel free to check those out: Send a confirmation […]

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Bringin’ the Bling: Developing Visually Appealing and Functional Canvas Pages

This is a post to host all of my presentation resources for the presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas (MAGIC) Conference. To get the most out of this experience, downloading this .zip file of some starter image before we get going: Canvas MAGIC Images   Follow Along with the Presentation Below Bringin’ the […]

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The ABC’s of the Canvas REST API

This is a post to collect all of the presentation resources for my presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas (MAGIC) Conference. To get the most out of this experience, try installing these two Chrome extensions before we really get started: Postman-REST Client  We will use the Postman REST Client to make all of […]

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How to Use the Google Fonts API in Your Website

The Google Fonts API makes it easy to load great fonts into your site for free. Beautiful typography can mean the difference between a good website and a great website. Instead of jumping through hoops to install beautiful fonts in your CSS, Google now provides a free service that lets you include open source fonts […]

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Google Forms Confirmation Email with Attachments

Google Forms is a great tool to use to make quick and easy sign-up forms, but sometimes you need it to do something else a bit more complex. In this short tutorial we’ll talk about how to extend a basic Google Form script that sends confirmation email to also send attachments. If you don’t know […]

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The Global Importance of Openness to Education

We hear a lot these days about the word ‘open.’ Projects can be open; resources can be open; even processes that were once shrouded in secrecy can now be called open. Despite the deluge of this buzz word, I would venture to say that many of us haven’t stopped to evaluate what being ‘open’ really […]

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5 Easy Tips for Creating a Professional Podcast

In this post we will look at five easy tips that will make your podcast sound professional. In the age of information overload, it is simple for your audience to tune out or find another source. The best way to attract and keep an audience is to prepare a polished and professional sounding podcast. 1. […]

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