Debra Robinson

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Google Sheets Tips and Tricks for Teachers and Educators

Google Sheets is definitely one of the must have tools in your digital teaching toolkit. Google Sheets allows you to create, edit, share and …

Education Technology

Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

Self-improvement

LISTEN: How to establish routines for behaviour and learning

“Sometimes our most rigorous intentions in the classroom are undone by a lack of attention to mundane details of how things should go right,” says …

Pedagogy

She Delivered Award-Winning Customer Service When No One Was Looking. Here's What Happened Next

Eva Killings worked at Florida State University for 43 long years with little formal recognition. She rotated through almost every food service job on campus, from catering to concessions, to being a Starbucks barista.<p>Killings befriended students and professors, and over time became one of the most …

Customer Service

New- Plagiarism Check Is Now Integrated with Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a commonly used way to organize classes and submissions, since it is an easy and effective tool to manage educational process. …

Education Technology

6 New Google Form Features To Make It A Better Tool For Teachers

6 New Google Form Features To Make It A Better Tool For Teachers by TeachThought Staff In 50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher, we …

Education Technology

Interesting Study On Percentage Of Time Students Are “Off-Task”

The Hechinger Report recently highlighted a 2016 study analyzing “off-task” behavior in elementary school students.<p>The study itself can be found …

Teaching

Build your own Hogwarts Castle with LEGO's newest, biggest Harry Potter set

There is but one holy grail for the rarified intersection of LEGO and <i>Harry Potter</i> fans: Hogwarts Castle. To the subsection of readers who craved the …

Lego

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

A Peek at the New Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

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

Education Technology

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

Here's What Archaeologists Found Inside Egypt's Mysterious 2,000-Year-Old Sarcophagus

A mysterious black sarcophagus discovered in Egypt two weeks ago has been opened by archaeologists, according to Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities, …

Archaeology

OPINION: Let's Stop Calling It an "Achievement Gap" When It's Really an Opportunity Gap

I became a career teacher under an interesting set of circumstances. A private school recruited me to teach and revive their speech program because …

Education

17 Serena Williams Quotes That Will Inspire You to Remarkable Success

There's never been a tennis player as inspiring as Serena Williams, and it may be a long time before there's another like her.<p>Today, Serena Williams is set to play what may very well be the match of her life when she plays the final at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Whatever the outcome of …

Serena Williams

It All Started With a Few Trout. Now Yellowstone’s Iconic Birds Face ‘Collapse.'

EnvironmentYear of the Bird<p>An invasive fish set off a biological domino effect that has already affected bears and elk. Now it threatens trumpeter swans and other birds.<p>Doug Smith doesn’t remember the moment he realized that a serious ecological crisis was under way in Yellowstone National Park. …

The Best Love Stories To Curl Up With This Summer

One summer, I walked by a row of women in chaise lounges all reading the same book: <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> by E.L. James. This was the time of peak of</i> …

New Google Classroom features make it harder to cheat

Today, Google announced new features aimed at educators using Google Classroom. These include the ability to assign quizzes through Google Forms and "lock" them, so that students cannot navigate away from the page while the quiz is underway (potentially cutting down on cheating), as well as …

Jim Crow Laws - Facts Summary

BLACK CODES<p>The roots of Jim Crow laws began as early as 1865, immediately following the ratification of the 13th Amendment freeing four million …

Dead bodies found at Walmart stores in Brevard is phenomenon

Peter Unger traveled the world, first in the Navy at the tail end of the Korean War and then as a free spirit searching the ancient paths of India …

Podcasts Can Improve Literacy in the Classroom

I'm going to confess, I did not bring podcasts into my English classroom with any intention of improving my students' literacy skills. The idea came …

I’ve Gotten Packing Down to a Science Using These 5 Things

The essentials you need for any kind of trip.<p>There is one kind of travel, say, on the <i>Titanic</i>, where packing means steamer trunks, tasteful hatboxes, …

Shampoo Bars Are the Travel Hack You Didn’t Know You Needed

The bellowing sound of a TSA agent repeating over and over again “no liquids more than 3.4 ounces” is forever burned in every frequent flier’s brain. …

Spot Check Assignments with Google Classroom (Video Overview)

Research projects strike fear into the heart of most students. These big projects also strike fear into the hearts of teachers because they require a …

In Thailand, 17 Pounds Of Plastic Kills Whale, Highlighting Ocean Pollution

Around80sopping wet, black plastic bags lined the floor of an operating room in Thailand last week after they were pulled from the stomach of a whale found stranded on a beach.<p>The pilot whale, which washed ashore in the southern province of Songkhla, later died after veterinarians tried for five …

Researchers report the earliest fossil footprints

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong put the first human footprint on the moon. But when did animals leave the first footprint on Earth?<p>Recently, an …

Opinion: Students are pushing themselves to unhealthy limits. Here’s how teachers can help

Once during an exam on the Civil War, one of my 11th graders burst into tears, fearful of what a low grade on the test might do to her future. “I’ll …

Avenue of the Giants: Northern California's Most Spectacular 39 Miles

Driving on the Avenue of the Giants<p>The Avenue of the Giants runs parallel to U.S. Highway 101 between Exit 672 near Pepperwood and Exit 645. Driving …

Hiking

More Vets Who Are Coping With PTSD From Sexual Assaults Get Honorable Discharges

Sexual assault is still a major issue for the military. Reports rose by 10 percent last year, though there is some discussion about whether that is an increase in the number of assaults or an increased willingness of troops to come forward and report them. That would be an improvement because …

New Evidence Reveals A 17,000-Year-Old Coastal Route Into North America

The first people to cross into North America from Eurasia did so by travelling through the Bering Strait, or so the theory goes. A new theory has …

Boulder-size clues to how humans settled Americas turn up in Southeast Alaska

How did early humans first enter the Americas?After crossing into Alaska, the ice age adventurers may have trekked along two routes: either by foot …