Ryan Vanden Heuvel

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Find and Expose Your Blind Spot as a Leader

By onSeptember 20, 2018 4:10 AM<p>Comfortably, I'd call myself transparent. After years of therapy and working in education, I've learned that my …

Immune System

How to Create Apps With Google Slides (FREE TEMPLATE)

Pinterest<p>You may have heard me refer to Google Slides as the Swiss Army Knife of G Suite. It seems there is always a new way to use it in the …

Apps

'One of the Greatest Practical Joke of All Time.' Jimmy Kimmel's Latest Stunt Mocks the Nike Boycott

Jimmy Kimmel is back just in time.<p>In the wake of Nike choosing former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of the 30th anniversary of their …

Comedy

250 Google Tools Tutorials for Teachers

A few years ago I decided to start making video tutorials for the many Google tools that I write about on this blog and feature in some of my …

Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to <b>leave comments in the margin</b>. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students …

Google Docs

35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day

Pinterest<p>As you are adjusting to the new features inside Google Classroom that were released in August 2018, I thought it would be useful to put …

Education Technology

The Periodic Table of Technology Lays Out Which Advances Are Coming Next

Pretty much everybody learns the periodic table of the elements in school (or, in the case of this writer, tries and fails to learn the periodic …

Periodic Table

7 ninja Google Keep tricks for teachers and students

As vast as the Internet is, it’s good to have a way to archive things you find — and the ideas that it sparks. For me, that all comes …

Education Technology

Creating a Class Newsletter with MailChimp

Effective communication between teachers and parents is one of the greatest factors of student success. The more teachers communicate with parents, …

Education Technology

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski<p>On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening …

Trump Administration

This fake news detection algorithm outperforms humans

When researchers working on developing a machine learning-based tool for detecting fake news realized there wasn’t enough data to train their algorithms, they did the only rational thing: They crowd-sourced hundreds of bullshit news articles and fed them to the machine.<p>The algorithm, which was …

Machine Learning

How the Battlestar Galactica plot to kill Starbuck 'spiraled completely out of control'

<i>Midway through the third season of</i> Battlestar Galactica<i>, actress Katee Sackhoff posed a question to writer-producer David Weddle: “What’s the deal</i> …

Gmail now lets you send self-destructing 'confidential mode' emails from your phone

Gmail's not entirely confidential 'confidential mode' expiry-date email feature is now available on mobile apps.<p><i>Video -- App assurance: Google</i> …

Mobile Devices

How To Create Video Tutorials And Demos In Minutes

Whether you're training a team member, troubleshooting an issue with a customer, or pitching an investor, a video can be the perfect medium to get …

Video Tutorials

How to Bridge Theory and Practice in the Classroom—With a Real World Tech Twist

Postsecondary Learning<p>How to Bridge Theory and Practice in the Classroom—With a Real World Tech Twist<p>sponsored content from Intuit Education<p>By Wendy …

Education Technology

A Game, a Video, and a Framework for Teaching Website Evaluation

In this age of fake and misleading news being spread through social media, it is more important than ever to teach students how to view websites with …

Teaching

Google Slide Calendars (2018/2019 Version)

Last year, I shared a set of calendars that I created for my school site to help students say organized. Well, back by popular demand…<p>Here are the …

Education Technology

6 Tips for Going Gradeless

1:35<p>Author and Education Week blogger Starr Sackstein offers some quick tips for teachers who want to stop marking student progress with letters and …

Education

Snapchat dysmorphia has plastic surgery on the rise, self esteem falling

(Credit: Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/iStockphoto)<p>Selfie filters used to be simple and fun. How much trouble could you get into turning yourself into a puppy or making rainbows gush out of your mouth? But a development always comes along reminding us that we can't have nice things.<p>Apps like Facetune …

Digital Devices in the Classroom Can Hinder Long-Term Retention

The question of whether or not to allow students to use smartphones, laptops and other technology in the classroom has been long-debated, and at …

Phones are creating a generation of kids with a complete inability to accept the state of boredom

I graduated high school in 2010. In the fast-paced world of technological advancement, those eight years create a vast difference between my high …

What we learned about media literacy by teaching high school students fact-checking

Everyone is affected by misinformation, and teenagers want to be involved in fixing it.

Connecting EdTech And The Classroom: The Jargon Problem

There are a variety of issues creating disconnects between the world of edtech and actual K-12 classrooms. But rather than discuss this in general terms, over the next few months, let’s take a look at some specific edtech companies and see how they do–or don’t–manage to bridge that gap.<p>pi-top …

Education Technology

New Study Finds A Specific Form Of “Collaboration” Gets The Best Results

I’ve written extensively in some of my books about the difference between <i>cooperative</i> learning and <i>collaborative</i> learning.<p>An example of <i>cooperative</i> …

10 ways to make good Google Classroom assignments better

If you’ve used Google Classroom for long (or even if you’re just beginning to use it), you’re likely to see that there’s not …

Education Technology

6 Things Administrators NEED to Do for Their Staff at the Beginning of the Year

Tweaking the master schedule, completing compliance paperwork, making last-minute teacher hires—those are all the things that you <i>have</i> to do as an …

Try the Connected Kahoot!

Kahoot is a favorite among students and teachers alike. It’s a fun way to jazz up assessments with gameshow style quizzes. But what if we took …

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for …

12 curation ideas for students AND teachers with Wakelet

How do you get the most out of social media without letting things get lost in the shuffle? Being an educator on social media can be both inspiring …

New Pear Deck Critical Thinking Templates for Google Slides

Pear Deck is an awesome add-on for Google Slides that lets you <b>add interactive elements to your presentations</b> including multiple choice, text entry, …