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Instructional Tech Tips for Teachers (Vol. I, Issue III)

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Welcome to the 3rd issue of Tech News Weekly, an online publication featuring educational technology news and tips that can be applied in the classroom immediately. Happy reading!

Mobile Comments in Docs, Sheets & Slides

Mmmobile Commenting Never Tasted So Good
Adding comments to Docs, Sheets, and Slides is nothing new, but now this powerful function is available on iOS and Android devices. Five seconds into the video, notice how a user is called out in the comment. This is a great way to quickly draw someone's attention to an issue that needs to be addressed. Visit Google's official support page for more information on this new feature.

Presentations with Students at the Center

Adobe Voice in 30 Seconds
After years of seeing student presentations spanning all subjects in grades 9-12, I've noticed one thing that often goes missing - the student's own voice. Adobe Voice does a great job of putting student voice front and center. Best of all, Voice is easy to use and walks you through the process of creating your first project.

Collaborative Music Composition Demo
Create and collaborate on music compositions in real time with friends, colleagues and classmates. is web-based and so it will work on any platform (laptop, desktop, tablet, phone). Teachers have the ability to set up classes for all of their students, or a subset of students. Perhaps best of all, supports exporting documents to a range of different formats (PDF, MP3, WAV, etc.), meaning users can utilize their compositions in just about any other software.

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