Brett Petrillo

238 Flips | 9 Magazines | 2 Likes | 1 Following | 30 Followers | @BrettPetrillo | I am an educator, amateur photographer, and avid traveller. Currently the Assistant Upper School Principal at Brent International School in Manila, Philippines. Exploring new parts of the world while continuing to guide the global community is a dream come true!

Questionnaires – Automatically send feedback to individuals

It’s common to use questionnaires at the end of a course to get feedback on the course and teacher. When you have a lot of teachers, it can be hard …

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees

No, the list doesn't include great pay and benefits. (Shouldn't those be a given?) Great bosses go much further.<p>Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other …

Google helps libraries encourage kids to code

Google has added a new project to its list of library programs, which include WiFi hotspot lending. The tech titan has teamed up with the American Library Association (ALA) to launch "Libraries Ready to Code," an initiative that aims to help equip librarians with the right skills and tools to …

Google Keep adds deep Docs integration, now a G Suite core service

Launched in 2013, Google Keep has added a number of major features that make it a powerful note taking app. With new Docs integration, Google is making Keep a serious part of its productive tools for both free and paying G Suite customers.<p>Starting today, you can now view and create Keep notes from …

5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech

5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know<p>This is a little cheating as some of these features are new so you could not have known!! Google Slides …

Google

4 Video Options in Google Slides That Will Make Your Day!

Pinterest<p>Video Just Got an Upgrade in Google Slides!<p>This is a super-sweet G Suite treat! Just a few days ago, Google released some new video options …

Google

17 Essential Tips & Tricks for Google Sheets You Need to Know

Google Sheets is a great free tool for creating and editing spreadsheets. It allows you to easily work in real time and collaborate with others. …

Three G Suite Updates You Might Have Missed This Week

The tools within G Suite for Education are constantly evolving. Sometimes it feels like the updates come in waves like they did this week. These are …

Great Math Apps and Extensions for Your Chromebook

The web is an indisputable source of information for every teacher and student. But since there are a lot of websites and endless sources for news as …

Apps

Edit Images in Google Drive: Pixlr Editor - Teacher Tech

Edit Images in Google Drive: Pixlr Editor<p>I frequently save images and screenshots to my Google Drive. The Chrome extension “QuickShare Screenshot” …

Apps

10 Google Apps Tricks to Learn for 2017 - Teacher Tech

10 Google Apps Tricks to Learn for 2017<p>1. Force a Copy<p>When I create templates I like to share the templates in a way that prompts the user to create …

7 Lesser-known Google Ideas for the Classroom

Interested in a few new ways to use Google with your students?<p>Do you think you know everything there is to know about Google? Not so fast -- there's …

New Google Classroom features make it easier to learn, teach, manage and build

Google Classroom is designed for everyone involved in a student’s education. More than 20 million educators and students use it to teach and learn …

Education Technology

Google Classroom: A Free Learning Management System For eLearning

<b>What Can Google Classroom Offer To The World Of eLearning?</b><p>Google is already a powerful design and development tool in eLearning thanks to <b>Google</b> …

Harvard and MIT teamed up for this open-source online education platform

<i>This post is brought to you by EdX.</i><p>It’s often said that the internet makes it possible for anyone to get educated on any subject. But just as in offline modes of education, the many models of online teaching and learning are far from perfect, with plenty of room for improvement and innovation.<p>A …

MOOCs

Reimagining School Writing

New Ways of Understanding the Writing Process<p>Others (such as Nancy Flanagan, Elizabeth Rorschasch [PDF], and Ray Salazar) have thoughtfully written …

17 Signs You’re Actually a Micromanager

Do you lead or are you micromanage?<p>If you've ever worked for a micromanager, you know how awful and how it can be. Working with a leader, on the other hand, can be an inspiring and educational experience.<p>Micromanagers have a hard time trusting others to make decisions and rarely allow others to act …

If You Think Building Habits Can Help You Reach Goals, This Will Change Your Mind

There are very few things as stunning and breathtaking as an alpha woman. Her poised sense of self and her kind yet firm ways are a masterful thing …

Self-improvement

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in …

Pedagogy

10 Principles of Strategic Leadership

A 2015 PwC study of 6,000 senior executives reveals that "strategic leaders" -- those equipped to manage large-scale transformation -- are in short …

Grant Wiggins - Understanding by Design (1 of 2)

Rediscovering Your Fulfillment as a Teacher

If you are continuously feeling unfulfilled as a teacher and have been for a while, perhaps you should pursue something different as well. There is …

9 Smart Productivity Hacks for Teachers (Infographic)

Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.<p>Within your company, very different people with amazingly …

The Workplace

Google Released A New Interesting Group Sharing App

May 17, 2016<br>Google announced today the release of a new service called ‘Spaces’. This is basically a group sharing app that allows members to share, …

A Step by Step Guide on How to Create Interactive Presentations Using The New Google Slides Features

• 'Under "Audience Tools," find a question you'd like to display.<br>• Click Present.<br>• To change the question, find a different question and click Present.<br>• To …

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

How to make time for innovation

Last month, I had the privilege of observing a gathering of Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) districts in Concord, N.H. The PACE …

The inconvenient truth about personalized learning

Personalized learning is quickly gaining steam among educators, philanthropists, and policymakers. The promise of a personalized education system is …

Pedagogy

What Cutting Edge Looks Like In A School In 2015

Ready for a new school year? Your child probably spent the summer learning new skills or leveling up existing ones, be it coding, painting, swimming or music. When kids build skills, they acquire a greater sense of confidence and curiosity that will make them hungry for even more accomplishments. …

Education Technology

The 10 biggest struggles for a third culture kid

As a ‘third culture kid,’ you live a particularly interesting life growing up abroad in a culture different to that of your parents. This experience is often very difficult to explain to those who haven’t been in your situation.<p>I’m half French and half English, and grew up in Thailand. My father is …

Audio Mixing