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NEW NEW NEW Google Sheets: Make Checkboxes

Make Checkboxes in Google Sheets A new feature in Google Sheets spreadsheets is the ability to add a checkbox to a cell. Pretty much this is going to …

Teaching Digital Technologies and STEM

Download the most complete STEM ⚗✈️⚙➕ curriculum resource available! This popular eBook is loaded with activities, resources, and inspiration for …

Education Technology

“Timelinely” Lets You Easily Create Annotated & Interactive Videos

Timelinely is a new free tool that easily lets you create an interactive experience for any YouTube video.<p>You just copy-and-paste the url of the …

Education Technology

How an R&D Mindset Brought Teachers and School Leaders Closer Than Ever

<i>Great. Another bogus professional development day with a guest speaker, a workshop, and a 50/50 chance that the lessons and/or message of the day</i> …

Effective PD Within the School Day

Giving Truly Useful PD Within the School Day<p><b>1. Keep it simple:</b> Stick to a specific topic. As an example, if you are expected to review …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Google spent years studying successful teams and discovered insights that could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Share on<p>BY - 19 Jul 2017<p>PHOTO …

Why Every School’s Edtech Department Should Make Themselves Obsolete

In the last decade, schools have put significant resources into academic technology in an effort to improve instruction and prepare students for a …

6 Excellent Google Mapping Tools to Develop Students Geo-literacy

Here is a collection of some very good mapping tools we curated from Google Earth Outreach. You can use these tools with your students to develop …

10 Characteristics of Professional Learning that Inspires Learner-Centered Innovation

Students need to grapple with problems and own their learning, and the same holds true for educators. The rally cries are clear: If you want to see …

Seesaw Activities with Links

Activity Links Compiled by Carrie Kunert Beaverton School District Innovation Strategist @carrie_kunert http://kunert.weebly.com/ Seesaw

Digital Bytes – 22nd January, 2018

500 Words<p>500 Words is a collection of stories written for kids by kids. The stories are 500 words or less and are organized in themes and read in the …

15 Awesome Open Source Image Resources for Every Visual Project

If your students want to find free images for whatever awesome projects they’re working on, there are plenty of choices. That said, we’ve taken at …

How to embed your Twitter feed directly into New Google Sites!

One of the frustrations with the new Google Sites is that when you try to embed your Twitter feed - it comes up as a link. Thankfully Martin Hawksey …

Build your own robot with this Arduino training

You don't need to be a programming prodigy to understand how robots work. In fact, with the Ultimate DIY Arduino Robotics Bundle, you can start …

Empowering Educators to Take Informed Action

Hoonuit is an analytics and professional learning provider to schools and districts. We empower educators to take informed action to positively …

Leading successful change in schools

Whether you’re introducing learning portfolios, deploying a 1:1 device program or shifting to a new curricular framework the challenge is inherently …

10 Characteristics of Learner Centered Experiences

Education Reimagined defines the paradigm shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered as shifting how we see learners and their critical role in …

Pedagogy

Create Simple Personalized Professional Development #IMMOOC - Leading, Learning, Questioning

In college, I had a professor who would read PowerPoint slide shows to us about the benefits of engaging instruction for students. The irony was not …

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Google's free desktop backup tool is now available

That Google app we heard about last month for backing up all the files on your desktop is finally out now for both Mac and PC.<p>Backup and Sync will automatically upload all the files and folders you choose on your computer to your Google Drive or Google Photos cloud storage (the tool works with both …

17 STEM toys that teach kids to code

Games for your future tech giant.<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> WorkingMother.com.<p>In response to concern over kids' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), companies have been churning out cool toys that teach them coding and logic skills. The idea: get kids hooked on …

Teacher Coaching: What We Know

“Teacher coaching has emerged as a promising alternative to traditional models of professional development.” In Kraft, Blazar, and Hogan’s newly …

Google is using games to teach kids about online safety

With the rise of phishing, malware and fake news, it can be hard for adults, let alone children, to identify what's safe and what's not. Parents can teach internet best practices, but companies like Google want to share the load. With its new project, Be Internet Awesome, the search giant has …

Internet Safety

Personal Professional Learning through Micro-Credentials | Rethinking Learning

Don’t you think that now is the time to change traditional “sit and get” professional development and move to personal professional learning …

Education Technology

Google launches animation tool so you can turn boring data into cool GIFs

Google wants to be the Giphy for turning boring data into awesome animated illustrations – sort of.<p>The search engine titan announced it has launched a handy animation tool that essentially lets you turn tedious number charts into slightly more entertaining GIF illustrations. The so-called Data GIF …

Your online life, permanent as a tattoo

What if Andy Warhol had it wrong, and instead of being famous for 15 minutes, we're only anonymous for that long? In this short talk, Juan Enriquez …

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Two Simple Questions To Ask at the End of a Professional Learning Day

<i>I have shared parts of this story before, but it has been stuck in my head for awhile and I wanted to create a solution to a problem…</i>After a group of …