ⓔ Use Google Photos for managing your classroom photos

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Being an Mac school, we have use iPhoto (now Photos) a lot to manage all of the photos collected during the school year. But, now that Google offers unlimited storage of photos (it resizes the photos to 2048×2048 for non-Google Apps for Education Users) it makes sense to move photo storage to Google Photos. Getting […]

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Sharing: #LearningIs making

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#LearningIs making | Learning with ‘e’s Learning where children create meaningful products, Nick said, is a more powerful way of learning, because they need to negotiate the problems and challenges as they develop their skills to make. This echoes the work of Seymour Papert who argued that the best kinds of learning occur when children […]

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ⓔ Ready to move on from Scratch? Check out Pico-8!

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Scratch is a great introduction to programming. By using code blocks, students and staff can quickly assemble a working program. But, the limitations of Scratch become more and more apparent as you try to create more sophisticated programs. That’s where Pico-8 from Lexaloffle comes in. Pico-8 – the programmable virtual game console The Pico-8 is a […]

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Sharing: 4 Reasons That Technology Might Not Be Helping Them Learn

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4 Reasons That Technology Might Not Be Helping Them Learn – I know because I’m one of those “mistake-making teachers.” I’ve taught students of all ability-levels; I’m now serving as an instructional specialist in a 1:1 school district; I’m a parent of three amazing children who, like my students, have very different capacities for learning. […]

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ⓔ An Email alias for Google Apps users

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Depending on the situation, your Google Apps administrator can assign aliases to your account in Google Apps for Education account. These aliases can be used to send and receive email as the alias. This could come in handy for situations such as club advisors. The club can have an email alias created which can be […]

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Sharing: 5 Best Practices to Globalize Your School

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5 Best Practices to Globalize Your School | Getting Smart Although we know what a modern education can and should look like, we struggle to provide equitable opportunities for all students. Global learning experiences in particular stand out as an element of a rigorous education that is common to some students fortunate enough to attend […]

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Sharing: Using the Rule of Three for Learning | Edutopia

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As it turns out, economists, chemists, aviators, and scuba divers use the Rule of Three (even Agatha Christie did when she wrote a series of plays entitled, The Rule of Three). Although it has not been labeled as the Rule of Three, great educators have used it in classrooms since Aristotle (ever heard of syllogisms?). So what is […]

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ⓔ You’re doing it wrong

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This past week I had a plumber come out to look at our water softener. He was pretty tech savvy, using his iPhone to document his process and to record parts that he needed. Unfortunately, he constantly force quit applications on his iPhone when he was finished. How do I tell him to stop doing […]

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