Dave Rodgers

1,534 Flips | 12 Magazines | 7 Likes | 2 Following | 43 Followers | @camian | A technologist with over 25 years of experience who advocates the proper use of technology to elevate and empower learning, growth and cultural prosperity.

New Google Classroom: Copy Class Code on Web and Mobile

Google Classroom has a new layout for Fall 2018. The Student tab has been replaced with a People tab. On the web version, the class code is no longer …

Education Technology

How This EdTech Company Is Thriving In The Education And Music Industries

Having just come back from my time at ISTE, I was compelled to learn more about the motivation behind edtech companies, their founders, as well as their relationships with educators. Also, I wanted to see the interaction between teachers and edtech startups–to understand where the gap is formed …

Education Technology

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Teaching

• Resource building – tutors AND students can use a course hashtag to share links to relevant resources. These could include websites, news articles, …

Teaching

Peaches and Cream Bars Recipe

<i>Looking for a delicious twist on peach pie? Try this scrumptious Peaches and Cream Bars recipe. It’s got all the yummy peach flavor you love with a</i> …

Dessert

Two new peacock spiders identified in Western Australia

It is only a few millimetres in size, performs a dance as part of a courtship ritual and has striking coloured markings on its back that “look like a pharaoh’s headdress”.<p>But when biologist Jürgen Otto first spotted the peacock spider species he has named <i>Maratus unicup</i>, he didn’t immediately …

Zoology

A Peek at the New Google Classroom

Google Classroom Will Be Different For the Fall As always G Suite is adding features and updating interfaces. Some pretty big changes are coming to …

Education Technology

When Students Make the Games

I’ve written before about students making games to cement their learning, but I want to show off Andrew Arevalo’s project, Top-Middle-Bottom, a math …

Teaching

Herbs de Provence Recipe

"This is my version of Herbs de Provence after looking at many different recipes. This goes great in salads, fish, chicken, beef and pork. The …

Recipes

Google Earth for iOS receives handy measure tool to calculate distance and area

Google Earth on iOS has been updated with one of the most requested features: a measurement tool.<p>Announced in a blog post, Google shared that after previously coming to Chrome and Android, it has brought the popular feature to iOS.<p>Ever wonder how far your hometown is from the North Pole? Or maybe, …

Google Earth

Teaching with Technology

Why should we bring personalized learning into our classrooms? Learner Variability according to @Mr_Driscoll in thi… https://t.co/P5VIobRmes<p>Don't …

Education Technology

What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great?

Technology in School<p>What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great?<p>By Tanner Higgin     Jul 21, 2018<p>By stas11/Shutterstock<p>In the last five years, there have …

Education Technology

A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects

Lately, I’ve been busy grading my students’ digital products. Each year my students accomplish so much with technology, such as brainstorming, …

Education Technology

Create group assignments in Google Classroom

Google Classroom makes it easy to assign individual work and whole-class assignments. But what about group work? It takes a little bit more effort, …

Education Technology

Elementary Writing Rubrics

In my book <i>Blended Learning in Grades 4-12</i>, I shared the following elementary writing rubrics with my readers. Unfortunately, the short links I …

Middle School

In the First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, the U.S.S. Enterprise Boldly Arrives

<i>Star Trek: Discovery</i>’s debut season concluded with a shocking blast from the franchise’s past: the original series’ <i>Enterprise</i>, face-to-face with …

Science Fiction

Three Ways to Differentiate the Writing Process with Google Docs

By Avra Robinson & Rosey McQuillan for more from Avra and Rosey follow them on Twitter: @avrarachel & @romcquill. Differentiating instruction …

Google Docs

Reluctant Adopters and Technology Initiatives

Working With Reluctant Adopters<p>The thing is, leaders should expect to find members of this group on staff, and they should be part of any …

Education Technology

Google Earth, Maps, and VR Tours

Description<p><b>Join me on July 24th to learn how you can use Google Earth, Maps, and the new VR Tour Creator in your classroom.</b><p>The obvious uses of these …

Google Earth

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Every year the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference's expo floor is packed with edtech products vying for teachers' …

Education Technology

Notes for Life growing into global music-technology curriculum

From impacting six students to 425,000 students, one city to 36 cities in 22 states, and an expectancy to reach over 33 countries by the end of this …

St. Louis

Dirty chocolate chai is the best thing to happen to morning

A landmass about 1/3 the size of the U.S., India is home to 1.3 billion people, nearly 800 languages and unquantifiable cultural diversity. But …

Chai

Google Launches New Feedback Tool ‘Course Kit’ to Eliminate Assignment Uploads

Do your school’s students submit their school assignments by uploading PDFs or other files within a learning management system? If so, a new tool …

Education Technology

Samosa pie recipe

For the filling, heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onions and salt and cook until soft and translucent. This will take about 5 minutes.<p>Add the ground ginger, garlic granules, cumin seeds and chilli flakes and cook for a few minutes. Add the lamb mince and cook until it is …

Recipes

Moroccan Beef Kebabs with Curried Couscous, Raita and Charmoula Vinaigrette

For the couscous: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.Place the water in an ovenproof casserole. Whisk the curry, salt pepper into the water. Whisk the …

Recipes

Google Quizzes for Teachers and Students | Google Tools For Educators

We can now use Google Forms to make quizzes in Google. These quizzes have a number of useful features; they are self checking, so you won't need to …

Education Technology

Presentation App Boosts Learning in Blended, BYOD Classroom

Apollo Presentation and student-response system good for BYOD, 1-to-1 classrooms Pros: The drag-and-drop interface makes designing easy; students can …

Education Technology

School Daze

<b>Gadgets, apps, and curiosities for every classroom—and beyond</b><p><i>By Leslie Steere</i><p><b>Rocketbook Everlast</b><p>Write, scan, send, repeat. The Rocketbook Everlast …

Education Technology

Flipping a Classroom Without Videos

The first thing that comes to many educators minds when they think about flipping their classroom is assigning videos for students to consume online …

Education Technology

Recipe: Strawberries & Cream French Toast Casserole — Recipes from The Kitchn

This casserole is filled with everything you love about the classic, custard-soaked French toast from the stovetop, but goes big to feed a crowd and …

Baking

Why the classrooms must go digital and how

There’s a talk by an eminent international professor at your university and you are excited to attend. But your campus is spread out over a few …

Education Technology