Deborah McCallum

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How to erase yourself from the internet

She made her name on “Gossip Girl,” but Blake Lively really doesn’t like hearsay.<p>The 29-year-old actor once entered her name into a search engine and …

Google

Google is a monopoly — and it's crushing the internet

Five to 10 years ago, independent bloggers used to be able to get by on internet advertising, like the broadsheets of yore. But that changed quite …

Google

Top 10 Google Docs Add-ons for teachers

One of the powerful aspects of G Suite is its 3rd party integrations that the community members can build to make Docs more powerful. With Addons for …

Google Drive

Science Inquiry Notebook - Student Use of Google HyperDocs | Technology Services

By: Francisco Alderete<p>The term HyperDoc was coined by three brilliant women working in collaboration as their way of describing the digital lessons …

Education Technology

Hyperdocs

An Introduction to Google Docs and Hyperdocs

Google Docs is the application that Google Apps seems most well known for. More than just a basic word processor, Docs provides a space to connect …

Education Technology

HyperDocs - Add the 4 C's - Teacher Tech

HyperDocs Are More Than A Digital Worksheet<p>Guest blog post by Lisa Highfill<p>HyperDocs are digital lessons that you give to students for engaging, …

Education Technology

Using HyperDocs in Class

Share<p>In <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, the Millennium Falcon uses its hyperdrive to jump to hyperspace. In my classroom, my students jump out of their …

Education Technology

HyperDocs - Changing Digital Pedagogy - 2014 Mountian View - GTA MTV

HyperDocs<p>HyperDoc is a term used to describe a Google Doc that contains an innovative lesson for students- a 21st Century worksheet, but much better. …

HyperDocs and the teacher librarian — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

The concept of HyperDocs is spreading all over edtech land.<p>HyperDocs are perfect opportunities to grow teacher librarian/ classroom teacher …

Education Technology

POST: New Technologies Challenging Author and Reader Roles

In a guest post on the British Library Digital Scholarship blog, Carol Butler (University of London) outlines her research on reader-author …

British Library

Rich Maker Project

My job as a makerspace teacher is to create learning experiences that apply what my awesome third-grade students are learning in other classes and …

Pedagogy

K12 Lab Network

“Empower creative courage in K12 educators to design equitable learning experiences // Designer, builder, equity practitioner”<p>“Inspire youth to find …

HyperDoc Templates

These templates were designed to ease teachers<p>in tothe HyperDoc creation process, and provide a starting point. There are five templates, …

In Five Years, Your Smartphone Could Be Reading Your Mind

Breakthrough<p>A new system developed by a team of researchers from Japan’s Toyohashi University of Technology can read people’s minds using …

Futurism

Why Teachers Should Be Teaching Political Novels Like 1984 Now

Teaching political novels such as <i>1984</i> is enough to keep a teacher up at night. I know from experience. But if you’re considering buying a set, …

Pedagogy

Motivation and Retention in Large Online Classes

The topic of motivation and retention within online learning environments has been the subject of many research projects, but rarely in the context …

Education

13 unusual and dangerous journeys to school

For some children there is no easy stroll to a school bus stop - or an air-conditioned ride in a parent's car.<p>Some walk along treacherous cliff …

Education

Traumatised and out of school, the child victims of the Battle of Mosul

Exhausted children sat looking dazed in the sun at a roadside as desperate families were told the camp was full and they would have to go to another …

Refugees

Truth and Reconciliation: What is it about?

A discussion booklet for the classroom (Grades 5 to 12)<p>The Student Voice Series is a resource to support discussions about complex societal issues …

Education

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson wants us to reconsider what we know about Indigenous literature

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson's new book, <i>The Accident of Being Lost</i> (out now), is a disorienting read and that's exactly what the writer, poet and …

Literature

Print Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides

Crafting

Genius Hour

Genius Hour<p>Period Two Blogs<br>good startnot published8<p>Name<p>Blog Address<p>of Blogs<p>Comments<p>Kizia<p>4<p>good start<p>Jhelie<p>5<p>no way to comment<p>Torrin<p>0<p>not …

Genius Hour Research Tools

GH Scaffolding

Scaffolding for Students Resistant to Genius Hour<p>Click HERE for a document you can share with your students.<p>Questions we’re dealing with…<p>What keeps …

Genius Hour

What do YOU want to learn about?<p>What is Genius Hour?<p>Genius Hour is a movement that allows students to <b>explore their own passions</b> and <b>encourages</b> …

Education

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland

Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.<p>“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to …

Education

Call for researchers to highlight negative 'side effects' of methods like phonics

Education researchers should be compelled, like medical researchers, to be explicit about the negative “side effects” of the interventions they …

Education

Why high-flying Singapore is scrapping grades

Singapore Management University<p><b>Singapore is in top place in the international rankings for education. But it wants the next upgrade of the school system to focus on keeping students positive and resilient, as well as high achievement in academic results.</b><p><b>Dr Lim Lai Cheng, former head of the</b> …

Education

Ten Songs about Libraries and Librarians

The New York Public Library recently published a blog post about favorite fictional librarians. I'm a librarian who plays music—and the drummer in my …

Libraries