U.S. Department of Education Launches Campaign to Encourage Schools to #GoOpen with Educational Resources
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the launch of #GoOpen, a campaign to encourage states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials. As part of the campaign, the Department is proposing a new regulation that would require all copyrightable intellectual property created with Department grant funds to have an open license.
This welcoming news! I’m actually surprised this wasn’t a requirement of Department of Education grant funds before.
3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom
Dr. Robert Dillon explains that, “School districts continue to look for partners with online resources that can keep their students safe. It is clear that Bing is making this a priority. In a time where data privacy is an essential part of the work of all Chief Technology Officers, it is good to know that there are quality options available.”
I am usually apprehensive about sharing sponsored posts, but this one has some things that Microsoft’s Bing does that are very cool, especially the lesson plans. Even if you are a Google Apps school, you can still use Microsofts resources. (For that matter, except for email, a school district can be signed up with Microsoft 365 and Google Apps for Education. 🙂
This Plug-In Puts Google Drive Inside Microsoft Office
If you use Microsoft Office on the desktop, you’ll know Redmond’s engineers are very keen for you to turn to OneDrive for all your cloud storage and syncing needs. But a new plug-in brings Google Drive into the mix, too. Here’s how to get it up and running on your Windows PC.
Google gives you unlimited file storage, so if you use Microsoft Office and your district is signed up with Google Apps for Education, then this would give you a quick and easy way to store/edit your Microsoft Office documents stored in Google Drive.
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!