Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Take 2

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Unfortunately, something happened with the links in yesterday’s post which caused them all to be broken. I’ve fixed all of the links and resending again. 

Private browsing with Firefox or using “incognito” mode in Google Chrome is not just for people who have something they want to try to hide. I use incognito mode quite often when I’m demonstrating how to use a web app or website that requires my username and password. I also use it when I want to show people what a shared or published Google Document looks like when you’re not signed into a Google Account. In both cases opening a new browser in incognito mode saves me the hassle of signing out of an account when I know that I’m going to be back into it in a few minutes. Incognito mode thinks that I’m a new user and doesn’t have my saved usernames and passwords so I’m able to show sites and documents as they appear when I’m not signed into them.

Here are this week’s most popular posts from Free Technology for Teachers:
1. Teachit Timer – A Slick Classroom Activity Timer
2. Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing
3. Read Write Think Timeline – A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices
4. An Interactive Timeline of Music Genre Popularity 1950 to Now
5. Activities for Practicing Listening and Speaking Skills
6. How to Develop Web Search Challenges for Students
7. How to Create Contact Groups to Make Sharing Google Documents Easier

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