Why Good Professional Development Is Crucially Linked to an Educator’s Attitude | EdSurge News

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Let’s start by giving “professional development” a definition. PD is a process that responds to a phase of personal growth and self-realization experienced by each individual. Professional development allows the person to establish an itinerary of evolution, taking into account the person’s work experience, acquired knowledge and vocation. But good PD is so much deeper […]

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Together… Let’s Make a Google Form – Teacher Tech

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Use this spreadsheet Add-on to allow multiple people to collaboratively create multiple choice questions in a Google Sheets spreadsheet. Once the questions are designed, press a button in the sidebar to create a Google Form from the questions in the spreadsheet. Source: Together… Let’s Make a Google Form – Teacher Tech What a great add-on! […]

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Education deals on Apple products for back to school

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Apple’s Back to School promotion has ironically dropped before some school districts have even finished this year, and it’s… Meh. By purchasing an eligible Mac, iPad or iPhone for college, you get a free pair of Beats headphones. There are two versions of the headphones that you can receive depending on the product you purchase. […]

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Backing up your Google account with Google Takeout

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Are you a senior graduating this spring? Or a teacher switching districts? Or do you sleep better at night knowing you have a backup copy of your data? Then Google has you covered. Google offers a way to download all of your information stored at Google through Google Takeout, which is available at https://google.com/takeout. Once you […]

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What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students | EdSurge News

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You may be wondering, why isn’t the massive influx of technology supporting those who need it the most? Research on edtech points to an explanation of why access is not enough Specifically, Professor Mark Warschaeur (the force to be reckoned with when it comes to researching digital learning) found that “overall, students who are black, […]

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Spice up your Google Slides with animated gifs

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If a picture is worth 1,000 words, than an animated gif must be worth at least 5,000! Google Slides supports animated gifs, and it’s an easy way to liven up a presentation. Sure, you could insert a Youtube video, but sometimes that is just plain overkill. Unfortunately, you have no control over the gifs, and […]

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Wasting our technology surplus – Seth’s Blog

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When someone handed you a calculator for the first time, it meant that long division was never going to be required of you ever again. A huge savings in time, a decrease in the cognitive load of decision making. Now what? You can use that surplus to play video games and hang out. Or you […]

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