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Aug 22, 16

In schools across America, the operating system inside its computers is once again changing. Whereas Microsoft played the role of disruptor the first time around, in this chapter, Google is disrupting Microsoft and threatening to drive it out of mos…

Aug 21, 16

Awesome use of forms with @TracyPoelzer, in a fun and hands on manner! Definitely a tool for the upcoming year! #gafesummit Getting my NEW Google Sites grove on with @alicebarr. Can't wait until it's enabled for our Google Domain! #gafesummit :-) vi…

Aug 21, 16

From Richard Byrne - Google Forms can be a powerful tool for creating and delivering quizzes to your students. Great question - "Pew Research Centre published survey results on social media conversations about race. via Pocket

Aug 20, 16

In my last EdSurge article, “Computer Science Goes Beyond Coding,” I wrote about the difference between coding and computer science, to help us understand what we mean by phrases like “Teach kids to code” and “Computer science for all. via Pocket

Aug 18, 16

Creating book trailer videos is a great alternative to a traditional written book report assignment. In a book trailer video students highlight their favorite elements of a story and try to entice viewers to read the book themselves. via Pocket

Aug 18, 16

Earlier I shared the exciting news that Google Classroom now lets you share daily and weekly activity summaries with parents. That wasn't the only exciting Google Classroom feature that was rolled-out today. The Google Classroom mobile apps for Andr…

Aug 18, 16

This page is for teachers. Students go here. If your school administrator has turned on guardian email summaries, you can choose which classes to include in them. Once you include a class, guardians will receive regular emails about their students i…

Aug 18, 16

Google's Chromebook has been particularly successful in the education market -- and that's helped drive its broader software platform, Google for Education. via Pocket

Aug 17, 16

When you’re in college, your job is to take notes. But lectures can go too fast, you can get too many handouts and drawings. Even when you’re trying to do your best, you might miss something important. Here are four ways to improve your note-taking …

Aug 15, 16

For me, my Genius Hour project was learning BASIC. I was in middle school, and this programming code intrigued me. We didn’t have any computer science classes except for a six-week “Introduction to Computers” rotation class. So I started tinkering w…

Aug 15, 16

Excerpted from “Four-Dimensional Education:
 The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed,” by Charles Fadel, Bernie Trilling and Maya Bialik. The following is from the section, “Metacognition—Reflecting on Learning Goals, Strategies, and Results.” via…

Aug 15, 16

When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and weaknesses help teachers tailor learning experiences for their students. via Pocket

Aug 15, 16

As I write this, we are five days away from teachers coming back to school and eight days from pupils coming back. And I have found a showstopper problem with Managed Apple IDs and iTunes U. via Pocket

Aug 15, 16

When I think about why I find it so valuable to bring improvisation to the classroom even to the point that I commit time during new teacher orientation week, it is about aligning our actions with our stated beliefs. via Pocket

Aug 15, 16

This summer, I had the opportunity to speak to Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, and was lucky enough to get to do a podcast with Kerissa Bearce.  Take a listen below: Here is one of the elements from the podcast that I talked about and hopefully it resona…

Aug 15, 16

Been having great convos w @alicebarr this am en route @edtechteam #gafesummit in CA; #edchatme & #ecet2me folk ought be following her! Off to Santa Rosa to bring #designthinking #improv #remix & more w @edtechteam @alicebarr @amyburvall & team! #ed…

Aug 15, 16

Change is uncomfortable for virtually everyone. I am the first person who will say that the process is not easy or absent of difficult challenges. The challenge of change becomes even more difficult when the main adversary is always right in front o…

Aug 14, 16

From EDweek's Market Brief - Teachers of math and English/language arts in states following the common-core standards are playing a strong role in developing or selecting the classroom resources they use, a report has found. More on the merits of re…

Aug 14, 16

Take a look at the number of #PanelPicker proposals submitted by track for #SXSWedu 2017! https://t.co/2TJCa4oBfv https://t.co/4dwVIP6Enm Does the current model of #education meet the needs of most students? via @globalsearch4ed …

Aug 13, 16

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has placed a key element of Angus King’s legacy as governor under a microscope by ordering a sweeping review of a taxpayer-funded program that provides thousands of computer devices to Maine students. via Pocket

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