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(Series) Technological innovations and other interesting features... in different educational applications

It's back to school and you have a thousand and one things on your mind. To help you, we've taken a look at what's new from the major manufacturers of digital tools and platforms that you may be using at school. Here are some of the new features found in various applications used in the school environment.

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In collaboration with Alexandra Coutlée, École branchée Educational Services Coordinator

It's back to school and you have a thousand and one things on your mind. To help you out, we've taken a look at what's new from the major manufacturers of digital tools and platforms that you may be using at school. In this series, we will present you with changes and improvements that should catch your attention. 

Here are some new features found in different applications used in the school environment.

Note that the announced new features may not be rolled out to all users at the same time.

Flip (formerly Flipgrid)

First, Flipgrid changed its name to Flip.

The video creation tool presents some new features:

  • Adding templates to create groups
  • An improved news feed
  • An improved search engine
  • Several new features in the camera on mobile devices and on the web
  • In-camera editing tools on the web
  • New sound and music effects
  • New video backgrounds
  • Available in Spanish... and soon in many other languages!

Edpuzzle

Among the new features recently announced by the Edpuzzle teamwe retain : 

  • The addition of Edpuzzle Originals (educational video activities)
  • The available in Flip
  • Possible integration with Moodle
  • A module for Google Classroom (Teaching and Learning and Education versions)

Wakelet

On the side of WakeletThe following new features can be noted:

  • Drawing option available on the mobile application
  • Access to Canva directly from the application
  • Mote (an extension that allows you to add voice notes) now integrates directly into Wakelet
  • Possible integration with Miro

Can go

The graphic creation tool Canva was increased by : 

  • Remote control function in presentation mode: to use with a second device or to give control of our presentation to a colleague
  • Possible integration with Wakelet
  • A new collaborative whiteboard, featuring a ton of templates and even a timer for team time management

Digitalis

Our La Digitale's tools update log lists the following new features:

Genially

New features announced by Genially (see the tutorial) during the summer are as follows: 

  • Our fashion designer
  • The possibility to download a presentation in video format (paid version)
  • A module for Google Classroom (paid version of Google)

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Have you noticed other new features in these tools or other applications that you use regularly with your students? Let us know by writing to info@ecolebranchee.com

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About the Author

Martine Rioux
Martine Rioux
After studying public communication, Martine worked as a journalist for various publications, before pursuing her career as an interactive communications consultant at La Capitale, a financial group, then at Québec Numérique, an organization she took over as general manager before making the jump. as political advisor in the office of the Minister for Digital Government Transformation. Today she is the online Editor-in-Chief and Special Projects Manager at l'École branchée. Her dream: that everyone has access to technology and can use it as a tool for learning and opening up to the world.

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