What do you do with that new Raspberry Pi? Getting started with a new Raspberry Pi. Management tips for the new BYOD and 1:1 classroom Useful tips for teachers new to BYOD and 1:1 classrooms. Seth Godin’s Candy Diet Anti-intellectualism and candy.
Create interactive multimedia easily with Buncee A neat alternative to just another slide show. 6 Things Teachers Must Try This Summer! Rejuvenate and experiment. ⓔ Highlight the minimum and maximum cell in a Google Sheet column Conditional formatting in Google Sheets.
General relativity: 100 years of the most beautiful theory ever created It stands among the most famous theories ever created, but the general theory of relativity did not spring into being with a single, astonishing paper like the special theory of relativity in 1905. Instead, general relativity’s birth was more chaotic, …
Walking Dead In Schools: Faculty Meetings
Several weeks into the new year, I am already hearing the same horror stories. The stories of destroying culture and creating zombies. Yes, it’s near Halloween, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
What is it?
Traditional Faculty Meetings.
We know what they are, and we still subject our staff to it! Yes, it’s where the leader lectures the staff from a piece of paper and takes an hour out of their lives that they will never get back.
Some great ideas on invigorating faculty meetings!
Marching with Sgt. Pepper
I often yearn to be immersed in a creative ethos like The Beatles. I am not wanting to hitch a ride on the “Magical Mystery Tour” in this case. Instead, I want the innovative spirit of “Sgt. Pepper” to stand as the norm in education. In essence, I want to be in The Beatles.
What if every school strove to have a “Sgt. Pepper” approach to teaching and learning? How can we as a profession take bold steps against the status quo? What would a school look like if the vision was unified in innovative practices?
The Beatles were featured into Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, as an example of what happens with practice. Teachers most definitely get the practice, and with it, the ability to do amazing things.
There are a couple of different ways to schedule equipment when you’re a Google Apps for Education school. One is to have the GAFE administrator create Google Calendar Resources that can then be scheduled with Google Calendar. This method works really well, but its biggest issue is that staff have …
The Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian museums has released a complete digital copy of their collections. The Open F|S initiative is free to use for non-commercial purposes.
Lifehack has posted a link to the site Online Name Generator. No false advertising here, the site does what it says it does, it generates names. So if you are looking for a name for your company (Opendexon), your business (Inditech), your band (Gruesome Major), or your D&D character (Updar …
Cellphones ignite a ‘reading revolution’ in poor countries The report, released today, examines the reading habits of nearly 5,000 mobile-phone users in seven countries — Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe — where the average illiteracy rate among children is 20 percent, and 34 percent among adults. (The …
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has uploaded high resolution images from their collection that can be used in non-commercial settings. I looked at the Picasso collection, which returned 515 pieces of his art. Some of it wasn’t in very high quality, but I did find this piece: