Sharing: Hacking, Innovating and Failing Well—How Tech Sector Principles Can Revolutionize Education Workplaces

Hacking, Innovating and Failing Well—How Tech Sector Principles Can Revolutionize Education Workplaces | EdSurge News Operating within archaic organizational structures, very few of our nation’s teachers have opportunities to incubate and execute ideas prompted by their deep knowledge of students, families, and communities. This includes ideas about how best to integrate technology. What if—along with […]

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ⓔ Gamification with Classcraft

For the last nine weeks of the school year I decided to check out Classcraft.com as I look into gamification in the classroom. This won’t be a review, but more of a first look at Classcraft and how it can work in the classroom. What is gamification? Gamification is the use of behavioristic tools in the […]

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ⓔ Two screens in the classroom

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I’ve been experimenting this year with a two screen setup, one projector and one 70″ LCD TV. Instead of having the same content on both screens, I use a Chromecast in the TV along with the Chromecast extension in Google Chrome. Send one tab By default, the Chromecast extension wants to send one tab to […]

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Sharing: Do you have citizens of a learning community, or detainees in a training camp?

Do you have citizens of a learning community, or detainees in a training camp? — The Synapse — Medium Are there classrooms where students are told where and/or how to sit? Police interrogation rooms are like this, of course, but… Are students in any of your schools ever required to have letters of transit to move from one place to another. Yes, we use the more polite […]

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Sharing: Why Open Education Resources Matter #GoOpen

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Why Open Education Resources Matter #GoOpen Might not be the best example but that’s what happens to educators everyday. We rarely have anyone knocking on our doors but the fact is there is a lot of money in a closed system of education resources. Educators face, on a […]

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Sharing: Ashamed

Ashamed — Medium I despise the idea of reducing teachers to beggars. It’s a distraction from all the other important work teachers have to do It reduces their value and the perceived worth of public education with each round of fundraising. The conditions addressed by Donorschoose are not the result of a hurricane or epidemic, […]

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ⓔ My favorite Gmail keyboard shortcuts

You know the drill, you’re sitting at your computer, using Gmail, and need to go to another message but your mouse is way over there. Ugh, lifting your hand is such a pain. What if I told you there was a way to navigate and manage Gmail almost entirely by the keyboard? Would you believe […]

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