🙋‍♂️ Google updates, educational research, and more – Of bits and bytes for April 29, 2024

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Several updates from Google this month! Starting off, Google is moving your reminders in Google Keep to Google Tasks. We are also getting the ability to seemlessly switch devices during a Google Meet. Finally, there are rumblings that Chromebooks will get an easier way to open MS Office files.


Are you looking for something to do? Larry Ferlazzo laments about the research into ‘Racial Noticing’ that may be helpful in your classroom but teachers don’t have time to implement.

Being able to deescalate a situation is a very powerful ability. But, learning how to comes easily to some but is difficult more most. Research review 154 studies shows examples of effective anger reduction techniques.

Technology has permeated almost every aspect of the classroom and we [need to be vigilant on what this companies are doing with our student data and how they are manipulating them]](https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/24/opinion/ed-tech-classroom.html) (Archive).

Embracing a growth mindset actually changes how your brain is wired. To help develop a growth mindset here are 5 phrase not to use.


Headlines I would have never thought of in a million years: School athletic director arrested for framing principal using AI voice synthesis.

If you are worried about students playing videogames for long stretches of time it appears that these longer gaming sessions can be associated with improved cognitive functions and motor control.


I’ve been playing the New York Times Connections game for a while, and Brad Dale demonstrates a way of creating your own games.

Chadwick Matlin has a great email newsletter called Writ Small that covers all sorts of “books, shows, games, etc. that spark kids imagination, stoke their creativity, and liveratie their minds”.

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