Keith Mack

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How to stop Windows 10 from rebooting after updates

Tonia Jordan wants her PC to stop rebooting all by itself after Windows updates itself, and I feel her pain. I’ve also had the unpleasant experience in Windows 10 of leaving my PC mid-task only to come back later to find it has rebooted without any warning. And even when Windows 10 gives you a …

Designing a Great Logo: 10+ Pro Tips and Resources

So you need a logo for yourself or a client? An easy enough task, right? All you need to do is find a nice font for the company name, maybe add an …

8 Android gestures that speed up everyday tasks

Navigating your way around a new Android device will get a lot easier once you’ve mastered a few handy touchscreen gestures.For example, you can switch between Chrome tabs with a single swipe, while a two-finger swipe will add a whole new perspective to Google Maps. No sign of the virtual Home …

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

Teaching

Epic Classroom Examples of Minecraft in Education

Minecraft has become arguably one of the most popular games in history. This is evident not only with gaming communities but also among educators. If …

Essential Extensions: Practical Chrome Extensions for Education

0<p>SHARES<p>I love it when I find a new app or extension that does something cool. Whether it’s a new function, a more efficient workflow, or it will …

How to Split screen on Mac, PC, and Chromebook

I have been asked several times how to split screen on multiple devices. There are several extensions, apps, and more that can help with this. …

5 Considerations for Designing Makerspaces

Makerspaces are a really hot commodity in schools and the focus of a lot of the conversation that surrounds improving learning spaces. That's …

Makerspaces

On Punishment for Bullying — and Punishment AS Bullying

EDUCATION WEEK<p>September 07, 2016<p>On Punishment for Bullying — and Punishment <i>as</i> Bullying<p>By Alfie Kohn<p>Bullying at school has attracted an enormous …

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

Flickr/Kevin HarberInquiry-based learning has been around in education circles for a long time, but many teachers and schools gradually moved away …

8 Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started

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The best hidden features of Windows 10's Anniversary Update

A year's worth of features within Windows 10Image by Mark HachmanSince Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 at the end of last July, the company has been busy adding features to the code. Cumulatively, these additions and tweaks have produced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. (Read our Anniversary …

Process Change: How to Do School Differently

Smart Classroom<p>Page 2 of 2<p>November demonstrated a free tool called Verso, a browser-based app designed to enable teachers to foster rich class …

What 10 Years of K-12 Online Professional Development Taught New Hampshire

Learning Strategies<p>What 10 Years of K-12 Online Professional Development Taught New Hampshire<p>By Stan Freeda     Jul 23, 2016<p>Shutterstock / …

Education Technology

How to set up photo reminders in Cortana in Windows 10

There are just two weeks to go until Windows 10’s Anniversary Update rolls out to a PC, tablet, or phone (don’t laugh) near you. To help familiarize you with the big update here’s another nice little feature included in the new version of Windows 10: photo reminders in Cortana.To read this article …

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team

Technology in School<p>Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team<p>By Laura Busch     Jul 17, 2016<p>Shutterstock / …

Teaching

Positive, Negative or Neutral? Crucial Conversations on Digital Citizenship

Working with students recently, we were discussing digital footprints. A few students were fine with me googling their names in front of the group, …

The ultimate guide to everything Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has taken over your phone, the internet and our lives. Here's everything (and we mean everything) you need to know about the hit game.<p>If you've been living under a rock these past few days, there's something you need to know. Last week, Nintendo released a mobile app called Pokemon Go on …

Pokemon Go: Gyms, candy, pokeballs and everything else you need to know

The phenomenon known as Pokemon has made its way onto iOS and Android, but this time, it's different.<p><b>What is Pokemon Go?</b><p>Pokemon Go is nothing like the Game Boy game you remember -- it's a free mobile game that lets you see tiny creatures called Pokemon through the window of your phone, as if they …

Pokémon

How to access your Chrome apps without the apps launcher

In March, Google put an end to its attempted invasion of the Windows desktop by killing the Chrome Apps Launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The company said at the time it would remove the launcher in July.The app launcher was an icon on the Windows taskbar that contained links to all your …

Updates from ISTE: 4 new tools to help teachers do what they do best

Posted by Jonathan Rochelle, Director of Product Management, Google for Education and<br>Cyrus Mistry, Lead Product Manager, Devices and Content, Google …

Google Cast for Education Allows Students, Teachers to Share the Projector

ISTE 2016 Coverage<p>Google this week is launching Cast, which allows users to share access to a classroom projector wirelessly even when they might be …

Education Technology

How to monitor, measure, and manage your broadband consumption

<i>Update, July 11, 2017: We've added some additional tips and tricks for monitoring the performance your ISP is delivering throughout this article.</i> Forget that bass; in the digital world, it’s all about that bandwidth. You’re paying your ISP for a given amount of bandwidth, but it’s up to you to …

Guest Post: “The Benefits of Genius Hour for ELLs”

Editors Note: I’ve written a lot about “Genius Hours” (also known as Fed Ex Days) – see The Best Resources For Applying “Fed Ex Days” (Also Known As …

Teaching

The Best Resources For Applying “Fed Ex Days” (Also Known As “Genius Hours”) To Schools

<b>Check out “The Genius Hour Guidebook”: an Interview With Denise Krebs & Gallit Zvi, one of my Education Week Teacher columns.</b><p><b>Also: Genius Hours can</b> …

4 Ways Furnishings Can Enhance the 21st Century Classroom

Classroom Design<p>Page 3 of 3<p>In preparation for the school's opening in August 2015, the school's designers contacted a local office supply company in …

MAKING THE GRADE: HOW SCHOOLS ARE CREATING AND USING MAKERSPACES

About two years ago, Summit Elementary in Oconomowoc (WI) brought in laptops and ramped up its science and math curriculum in an effort to reach the …

Learn to Play, Play to Learn!

<b>Volume 3, Issue 4, Number 3</b><p><b>Driving Question: Why The Fuss Over Early Play?</b><p>Play is the natural way to learn. It helps children learn to solve …

The Dystopian Future of Schools

<i>“The goalpost has moved. It’s become much more difficult to do your job as an educator and actually prepare students for the 2030s, ’40s and …

Pedagogy