Ben Rouse

255 Flips | 12 Magazines | 33 Likes | 4 Following | 51 Followers | @mr_brouse | Mathematics Teacher leading on Technology for Learning at UK schools.

Google Has Finally Addressed Gmail's Most Annoying Feature

If you're a Gmail user on your smartphone, you're probably used to the following routine: A friend sends you an email with the address of the place …

How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School

The trendy concept is in high demand among educators, but its specifics are vague.<p>At a recent teaching conference in Richmond, Virginia, a session on “design thinking” in education drew a capacity crowd. Two middle-school teachers demonstrated how they had used the concept to plan and execute an …

Introduction to WriQ

Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?

Coursera – which to date attracted over $210 million investment – has over 20 million registered learners who access courses from over 140 institutions worldwide, and most major universities – From Harvard to Imperial and Princeton – have jumped on the online learning bandwagon.<p>Research published …

Be Internet Awesome

More awesomer<p>What's new in version 2.0<p>We've implemented a ton of helpful feedback to expand the Be Internet Awesome program.<p>Learn more<p>Curriculum …

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot

In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being …

Education

G Suite vs. Office 365: A comparison of Google Docs and Microsoft Word Online

Google Docs

A complete guide to keeping your digital identity short and sweet

If you are like me, a Google search for your name will probably bring up all the accounts you ever created using your real name. If you haven’t been …

6/19 Expeditions

Weekly Teacher Tips for using Expeditions in your Classroom Share your school’s story using #GoogleExpeditions on Twitter! - Join the G+ Community - …

Google Classroom is hoping the new year will be the best one yet for teachers and students

Your grade school teachers may have told you to put away your smartphones and stow your laptops in class, but in 2017? In 2017, the classroom is …

Differentiated Instruction

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article

For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget. Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of …

How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills

Looking to test your students’ capabilities at figuring out if a website is real or not? Use these fake websites to help, but be careful! Looks may …

Apps and Tools That Aid Reading Through Augmented Reality

How cool it would be to not just read but experience the stories.Read more...

Automate Google Sheets: An Introduction to Google Apps Script

Google has built some of the most effective productivity tools on the planet. With Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, Docs, Sheets, and more, odds are you use …

Apps

YouTube & The Future Of Schools

Yesterday, I delivered a session to teachers at Lead, Learn, Lancs 2016. It was fascinating as both an attendee and a speaker with amazing sessions …

Drawing impact maps

An impact map is a visualisation of scope and underlying assumptions, created collaboratively by senior technical and business people. It is a …

'Teachers must embrace new technology or risk becoming obsolete'

One undeniable fact about teaching is that teachers not only need to be masters of content within their subject area, but they must also be masters …

Create or delete Google+ profiles for multiple employees at once

In the Admin console today, you can create Google+ profiles for employees in your domain—either one by one or across an entire organizational unit …

I attempted to recreate my personal website in Google Sites. Amazingly it onl...

+Jon Neale Thanks! Do you mean snapping to grid? No, but it's not needed. Going to get another video together showing some more advanced features …

Four things you should know about Design-Thinking

What is the best design in the world? Is it a stealth jet, or a supermarket trolley that doesn’t wobble? The answer is simple: it depends on who …

These are the Chromebooks getting Android app support

Chromebooks are about to get far more capable with the addition of Android apps, but unfortunately, not all Chromebooks are going to get that capability. After announcing plans to roll out Android app support last week, Google released a list detailing which Chromebooks will be getting support for …

Every time I come across this chart from Tim #Knoster, I love it more. Something we should look at in every meeting https://t.co/hGm33uqvUw

How to Use Q&A in Google Slides for iPad & iPhone

When Google Slides first came out, I wasn’t very kind in my review of all that it could do (or not do). However, the iOS app has seen a lot of …

11 Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed This Month

It's the end of the month and it feels like I was writing about Google Apps daily in April. I checked, I wasn't, but there were a lot of useful …

How to give the speech of your life, from the man behind TED

When I first took over leadership of TED – an acronym that stands for technology, entertainment and design – in late 2001, I was reeling from the near collapse of the company I had spent fifteen years building, and I was terrified of another huge public failure. I had been struggling to persuade …

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<i>TeachThought Staff</i> May 30, 2018 12<p>A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we're huge fans of …

Internet Safety Education: 10 Questions Parents Should Be Asking

Last week a school near me suffered a social media mishap involving its students. This, an increasingly common byproduct of our day, unfortunately catches many a school by surprise. So I received this call: "Help! Can you come to our school to give an "Internet Safety" presentation? And can you …

Digital Citizenship

21st Century Curriculum: A Case For Action

<i>Schools are buying new hardware in record numbers. Now it’s time to upgrade the operating system.</i><p>We’re on the verge of a big transformation in …

The tool isn’t the problem…

It’s not Slack. It’s you.<p>It’s been almost a year since we went through the process of switching our entire team at Crew from HipChat over to Slack. …