EdTech News Sunday, April 1 Twitter chat, Ditchbook twitter chat, Videos & more…

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How to connect EVERY educator to awesome professional learning

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  • For me, professional development has often meant sitting through a staff-wide meeting about topics with limited interest and little time to practice hands-on.
  • Thankfully, we have TONS of options for fun, hands-on, relevant professional learning on our own terms.
  • How can find this kind of professional learning and how can we get others connected to it?
  • Scroll down to check out a summary of our discussion below.
  • Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

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Dynamic Learning v. Static Learning (DO THIS, NOT THAT)

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  • Heres a handy infographic, Dynamic Learning v. Static Learning (DO THIS, NOT THAT) to help you see ways to create more dynamic learning experiences!
  • Static, one-and-done activities prevent us from taking full advantage of the changes in learningthe digital tools at our disposal, access the global connections where the learning to take on a life of its own and becomes more dynamic.
  • I introduced the idea of Dynamic Learning in a previous post, Move from a Static Classroom to a Dynamic Classroom.
  • Static learning is learning that is lacking in movement, action, or change, especially in a way that is not engagingwhere learning happens in short bursts and is often demonstrated in one-and-done activities, short-term assignments, or worksheets (even digital worksheets), that are confined within the traditional bounds of the school system,…
  • Dynamic Learning v. Static Learning (DO THIS, NOT THAT Infographic) – – How to Push the Boundaries of School with Dynamic Learning – – In the Game of School, We Change or Students Lose!

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EdTech News Saturday, March 31 Students, Reflective journals students, New book & more…

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EdTech News TLDR / Table of Contents

  • Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning
    • Need a fresh idea for the end of a unit? Instead of writing a paper or doing presentations, have students create PDF e-books they can enjoy and share for years.
    • students, Reflective Journals students, e-books, professional portfolios, PDF e-books
  • Dynamic Learning
    • new book, Practical Ideas, meaningful learning transformation, Dynamic Learning Model, blog posts
  • A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction
    • A collection of the clearest, most high-quality books, articles, videos, and downloadable documents for learning how to differentiate in your classroom.
    • Teaching Channel video, Differentiate Instruction, Amazon Affiliate links, differentiation, basic principles

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Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning

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  • Listen to this post as a podcast: – – Youve reached the end of a unit or year, and you want students to demonstrate their learning in a way that requires them to synthesize information, apply it in new ways, and reflect on how they have grown.
  • But heres one more: Have students create their own PDF e-books, packaging up some aspect of their learning into a finished digital product they can enjoy and share for years.
  • Because this kind of e-bookis ridiculously easy to create, having students make them is an excellent option for all kinds of final projects.
  • And because lots of businesses now use e-books like these in their own work, assigning them to students gives theman extra skill they can take into their adult lives.
  • E-bookscould be assigned to a whole class or as a way to offer additional challenge to advanced students.

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Dynamic Learning

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  • Dynamic Learning Blog Posts and Resources – Below are the blog posts that are related to the idea of Dynamic Learning and other ideas shared in my new book, Shake Up Learning:Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic.
  • Related Posts: – – Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers – – Dynamic Learning v. Static Learning (DO THIS, NOT THAT Infographic) – – Move from a Static Classroom to a Dynamic Classroom – – How to Push the Boundaries of School with Dynamic Learning – – In the Game…
  • Check out my new book, Shake UpLearning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic.
  • AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON – – – Shake Up Learning QUICKSTART GUIDE Join the email list to get the latest information about the Shake Up Learning Book AND Get the FREE 20-Page Quickstart Guide that will help you Shake Up Learning in your classroom this year!
  • Is the learning in your classroom static or dynamic?

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A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction

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  • Watching this process in action makes it really clear HOW to make it work: – – In this Teaching Channel video, high school math teacher Maria Barchi demonstrates how she tiers instruction by giving different exit slips to students based on their mastery of a lesson, then adjusts instruction the…
  • Finally, this Teaching Channel video shows how Mary Vagenas uses Learning Menus to differentiate in her 7th grade Social Studies class: – – Once you understand the basic principles of differentiation, its a good idea to have a few basic tools on hand.
  • They are all the rage in some classrooms: The basic idea is that you take tasks and questions that might normally appear on worksheets and put them onto laminated cards (one item per card), whichallows you to better individualize instruction, set up centers, and group students according to need (plus,…
  • Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom – – by Carol Tomlinson and Marcia Imbeau – – Although I have not read this one, I got a recommendation from Dr. Jennifer Beasley, an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas.
  • This resource offers many practical examples for putting some routines in place to allow for working in groups, answering questions, or even talking with your students about differentiation.

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EdTech News Friday, March 30 Memes, Meme, Arrow keys & more…

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3 Tools for Making Memes in School

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  • Some thoughts on using a website tool such as ImgFlip: – – Works on any device since it is web-based – Large collection of images provided – Option to upload your own image – Reasonably easy to use – Possibly some inappropriate content from other users in the public gallery…
  • If you want to provide your students with some pre-selected images, I have included a link in the template to a Google Folder with a collection of common meme pictures.
  • Some thoughts on using Google Drawings to create a meme image: – – Works on PC’s, Macs, and Chromebooks, but would not be as easy on a mobile device.
  • Small collection of images provided – Option to upload or search for your own image – Reasonably easy to use – No worry about inappropriate content or having the site blocked – – – Option #3 – Use Google’s Meme Buddy Tool – – For the final option we will…
  • Some thoughts on using Meme Buddy to create a meme image: – – Works on PC’s, Macs, and Chromebooks, and on a mobile devices if you have the Google Assistant app installed – Ability to ask for any image for the meme – Very easy to use – Possibly incorrect…

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11 tips for creating stop motion in Google Slides

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  • This post is written by Jake Miller, a tech integration specialist from Ohio.
  • I wrote a post recently about using Google Slides for stop-motion animation.
  • When Jake Miller wrote this post about 11 tips for creating Google Slides stop-motion animation, I knew I had to share them with you!
  • Jake is also a WIZARD at creating animated GIF images to illustrate his tips!
  • Now, for Jake’s 11 tips for creating stop-motion animation with Google Slides!

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How to create media-rich, interactive maps for deeper learning

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  • If your students are studying anything that connects to locations on a map, Google MyMaps is a great tool.
  • When you click on a pin in MyMaps, it displays a box that students can fill with information, images, links and more.
  • (Or if YouTube isnt an option for students, upload it to Google Drive and provide a link to the video in the pin instead.)
  • Have students add a link to one of their videos or resources to a pin on a map.
  • Use the blue Share button in the Google files to generate a link that you can share in a pin on a map.

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EdTech News Thursday, March 29 Google slides, Excellent multimedia presentation, Videos & more…

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Creative Google Slides Uses for Students

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  • See below for the recorded video where we talk about loads of creative ways students can use Google Slides, as well as other tech topics that came up in the process.
  • Souped-Up Slides Video (40 Google Slides resources – Website link – – Slides for Manipulatives – – – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Sorting with Google Slides -Website link – Build a Snowman with Google Slides -Website link – – – Slides for Comic Strips and eBooks…
  • A Google Slides Interactive Story -Website link – – – How to stay up-to-date on EdTech?
  • Conclusion – – Thomas and Eric have many more excellent videos to check out which you can find in their GSuite PD playlist here: YouTube Playlist link I especially loved their parody of Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes and their tribute to the retro arcade game Pitfall.
  • Be sure to connect with Thomas @RupBoysDad and Eric @elawson1977 and save their PD playlist so you will never miss a new video.

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Video Mash-Ups with Google Slides

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  • One fun way to students to try this out is by using – Google Slides to mash-up videos.
  • The Mash-Up Template – – First begin by getting a copy of the – Google Slides Video Mash-Up template below.
  • The template consists of the following slides: – – – – Title slide – When the student can put in the titles of their mash-up videos – Directions – Brief instructions for the student (this slide can be deleted after use) – Videos – Where the student can insert the…
  • From the Insert video pop-up window you can: – Search for a YouTube video – Paste in the link to a YouTube video – Browse their Google Drive for a video – – – – – – – – When you find the video you want, click Select to add…
  • Example Mash-Up – – To see my example video mash-up, click the link can be a fun way to be creative and educational at the same time … sort of like playing two videos at once.

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15 Awesome Blogs to Follow for All Your Google Needs

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  • I follow several websites and blogs that help keep meabreastof the latest Google updates, as well as, cutting-edge classroom integration ideas.
  • If you really want to learn more about Google Apps, and how to effectively use Google tools in the classroom, these blogs are the ones to follow!
  • This is your complete guide to all of the Google Certifications for Educators: Google Certified Educator, Level 1 & 2, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and Google Certified Innovator.
  • If you have ever considered becoming Google Certified, read this guide first!
  • There are five different certifications to choose from, and this guide will help you figure out which one is right for you.

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EdTech News Wednesday, March 28 Random writing prompt, Writing prompt generator, Pear deck & more…

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Random Writing Prompt Generator with Google Sheets

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  • To prove this I have used Google Sheets to create a – Random Writing Prompt Generator that randomly pulls from a list of about – 2,000 adjectives and – 1,000 nouns to create over – 2 million unique prompts.
  • See below to get your own copy of the Sheet, learn how it works, and get more ideas on how to help your students write poems, stories, or other creations.
  • The Spreadsheet – – – To get your own copy of the – Random Writing Prompt Generator spreadsheet, click the link below: – – – The Google Sheet has three tabs: – – – The Prompts tab – Here you will find 20 randomly generated writing prompts in the form…
  • Help with Rhyming – – – In addition to the – Random Writing Prompt Generator spreadsheet, another tool that may come in handy is the – Rhyme Finder add-on for Google Docs.
  • You can get the link to other people in many ways: – – – Link it in on the class website – Post it to the stream in Google Classroom – Share it on social media such as Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ – Send it in an email to others…

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21 New Free Interactive Pear Deck Templates for Google Slides

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  • You can winby filling out the raffle form linked below.
  • The raffle form will close on, and winners will beby Pear Deck.

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#MeetTheTutellusTeam: interview with Karolina Szymanczak, UX & Designer at Tutellus

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  • #MeetTheTutellusTeam: interview with Karolina Szymanczak, UX Designer atTutellusHow was your arrival at the Tutellus team and what have you learned on a personal and professional level since you arrived?
  • Before I arrived to Tutellus I used to work in a team of designers so for me was totally new experience to be the only one responsable for the entire design.
  • Im not much of a technology freak like the rest of the team, but I learned a lot when Tutellus decided to launch Tutellus.io.
  • What is being done to change the lives of more than 100 million people from Tutellus?
  • When you go out of the Tutellus HQ, how is your life?

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EdTech News Tuesday, March 27 Global education, Odem platform, Black girls code & more…

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Why Education Needs Blockchain Technology – ODEM –

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  • Why Education Needs Blockchain TechnologyA global education marketplace would reduce barriers to access and allow for personalization of experience – Blockchain, the technology that underpins Bitcoin, may be just what the global education industry needsa fresh approach to improving student access, lowering costs and making course material more relevant in…
  • The idea is to spawn a collaborative, interactive platform to empower students to engage with top academics in the creation of high-quality onsite educational experiences at a reasonable cost.
  • Our platform, which may become the Airbnb of global education, leverages the Ethereum blockchain to simplify the logistics of delivering short-and-medium-term academic experiences.
  • Overall, the platform will give students and other buyers of education more control and power to customize their course material.
  • And its important to note that Excelorators already has a network of more than 200 professors and education industry service providers lined up to spearhead adoption of the ODEM platform.

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In Conversation: Black Female Tech CEOs on Leveling the Playing Field for Youth of Color – News

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  • Many organizations, including Black Girls CODE and DreamBox Learning, work to ensure that girls of color have ample opportunities to learn in-demand skills in technology so they will become lifelong learners who are equipped to reshape their skills as the workforce evolves.
  • Two African-American, female CEOs at the helm of technology companiesJessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox Learning, and Kimberly Bryant, CEO of Black Girls CODErecently sat down with each other to discuss how technology and innovation will level the playing field to increase opportunity for youth of color.
  • The issues we face are systemic and require a multi-pronged approach which addresses everything from what images girls of color are presented with as STEM role models, how we train, educate, and encourage girls of color in the classroom, to how women of color are recruited for STEM roles once…
  • KB: Our vision with Black Girls CODE is to train 1 million girls of color to code by the year 2040 and to become the girl scouts of technology.
  • JWW: As leaders of technology organizations, weve talked about how incredibly important it is to be mindful of the inequities that exist when it comes to getting more women of color in STEM careers.

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20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

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  • Students and teachers are involved in many after school programs that could utilize Google Classroom to share resources and improve communication and collaboration.
  • As challenge-based learning grows in popularity, lets think of ways that we can use Google Classroom to allow students and teachers to, sign-up, for optional challenges by joining a Google Classroom Class designed to detail the challenge, provide resources, and allow the user to submit their evidence for meeting the…
  • Now that I can invite teachers to join my Google Classroom Classes, Im looking forward to offering new ways to connect and learn together!
  • Each community could easily create their own Google Classroom Class to share ideas, reflections, resources and connect in new ways.
  • Lets leverage Google Classroom to deliver some of the new teacher training, offer support and guidance, and a way for new teachers to connect with each other.

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EdTech News Monday, March 26 Karly moura, Shiny new apps, Edtech platforms & more…

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EdTech News TLDR / Table of Contents

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40+ ideas for making technology integration meaningful

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  • We WANT to use technology that is meaningful and manageable for ourselves and our students.
  • Technology, when used with purpose can haveincredibleeffects on student learning.
  • In a recent Twitter chat moderated by Scott Titmas and Karly Moura, the#DitchBook community came out in full force to provide TONS of tried and true tech tools along tips for integrating them with purpose.
  • Still unclear on how a Twitter chat works?
  • For notifications of new Ditch That Textbook content and helpful links: – – Interested in having Matt present at your event or school?

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How are we different to other EdTech platforms? – Tutellus.io –

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  • So well tell you about these ones and also comparing with the big centralized EdTech platforms as Coursera, Edx, Lynda or Udemy.
  • Our core: decentraliced collaborative platform based on videocourses with 4 years of experience.a) 4 years of experience.Lets start by the end: we started in may 2013, holding now 1 million students, +120k videocourses, 3.000 teachers and clients in 160 countries.
  • b) Videocourses.We believe in video as main tractor of the EdTech change: we add value with more services over the video, improving the learning experience of students, but we know studying is hard and through video you make it more exciting.
  • d) Decentralized.We migrated (and still are on it) our centralized model, similar to platforms like Udemy / Coursera / Lynda, to a decentralized one.
  • Despite to have services 100% decentralized since day 1 (user reputation, reviews, question resolutions, tutorials…) we continue that guideline: actual services being decentralized are the activity course for students and the rewards model for teachers.

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Extra Credit – Educational Cryptocurrency

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  • Extra Credit was created with the average working-class person in-mind; people who have no, or very little knowledge of CryptoCurrency.
  • Our vision is to empower everyone with the knowledge required to invest and manage their CryptoCurrencies with ease.
  • This means that anyone can participate in ExtraCredit, with or without past CryptoCurrency experience.
  • Our Team Extra Credit brings together a team of 10 members, dedicated to teaching our users all they need to know about CryptoCurrencies.
  • To contact any of our team directly, checkout our Team Section – – Extra Credit is working side by side with Bitcoin Homework to ensure there is no confusion to our users who are just starting out in the CryptoCurrency world, offering hundreds of courses ranging from How to start…

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EdTech News Sunday, March 25 Greatest chess player, Artificial intelligence, Students & more…

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The Bionic Educator

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  • This year at the – Ohio Educational Technology Conference, I had the privilege once again to take part in the – FREd Talks.
  • Just go back 20 years when in 1997 for the first time ever a computer, Deep Blue, beat a human grand chess master, Garry Kasparov.
  • 20 years later in 2017, an exponentially greater feat was accomplished as Google’s AlphaGo AI took on Lee Sedol that greatest Go player in the world.
  • He said the greatest chess player in the world is not a human, but the greatest chess player in the world is also not a computer.
  • The greatest chess player in the world is a human using a computer.

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10 digital bell-ringer activities to kickstart class (Part 1)

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  • The traditional model for bell-ringer activities the first activities students do before starting into the substance of the class is to do some basic, quick questions: – – So, so forgettable.
  • My favorite way to do this is with Google Drawings (for creating individual images) or Google Slides (for having each student create a slide in a shared presentation).
  • Create a slide presentation with enough slides for each student in the class.
  • Students can email you photos from their cell phones and, in less than a minute, you can pull them into a Google Slides presentation to share with the class!
  • Heres how you do it: – – If youve done this before and want to do the activity again, follow these steps: – – Example: Students can take photos of the world around them with examples of what youre studying in class.

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NEW and UPDATED Periodic table of iPad apps for Primary aged pupils for iOS 11

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  • I was working this week at the JESS school in Dubai with former periodic table collaborator and good friend, Steve Bambury.
  • Its been a year since I launched the periodic table of apps for primary aged pupils and the response to it has been overwhelming.
  • This update has given me cause to reflect on not only the apps that have fallen by the iOS 11 update wayside but those that havent proved so popular for the classroom.
  • As a result, Ive updated it with lots more relevant apps including some new ones which take account of the ARKit inside iOS 11 such as Figment AR and Metaverse as well as including some new apps that have come along such as Apples Clips and the brilliant new Seeing…
  • On this basis, to make room for these new apps and those which are no longer compatible, the following have been removed: – – Ive added a bunch of new apps to the table including: Metaverse, Seeing AI, Microsoft Excel, Desmos graphing calculator, Apples Clips app, HP Reveal (formerly Aurasma),…

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EdTech News Friday, March 23 One-hour webinar, Webinar content, Video & more…

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Addressing student cheating in Google Apps

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  • These include non-technology options, as well as technology tools and resources that can help prevent or investigate cheating.
  • You can watch the – video below, access the linked – resources for the session, and read an abbreviated – overview of the webinar content in the rest of the blog post: – – – – – Watch the Video – – VIDEO – – – – – Session Resources…
  • Technology options – Preventing Cheating – – – Use a tool such as Google Classroom or Doctopus to manage assignments.
  • Details students to cite their sources with tools: – – – Use tools that include the student personally: – – – – – Technology options – Investigating Cheating – – – – – Version History – Use version history to: – – – Also use Draftback extension to play back…
  • Undelete Files – Google Admins can restore deleted files – – From the Admin Console, find a User, choose Restore Data, then Drive and date range – – Search terms in files – Google Admins can search for words or phrases in all files – – Go to Google Vault,…

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Video Dubbing Learning Activities for Students

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  • Post by Eric Curts.
  • Connect with Eric on Twitter at – – and on Google+ at

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News: week 12 of the year in Tutellus.io – Tutellus.io –

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  • News: week 12 of the year in Tutellus.ioThe 12th week of the year has been full of great news for Tutellus that we will summarize here.
  • – Strategic partnership withIndorseWe have released a strategic partnership with Indorse.io, a professional network with emphasis on skills validation, will aim to improve the students experience.
  • The new partnership will allow Tutellus.io users to take ownership of their data and through Indorse, help to validate the millions of certificates to make them more relevant to the employers.
  • – Another interview inLondonStartuptoken interviewed us in London where we explained the Tutellus project to the whole community.
  • – Our last MeetTheTeamIn our last MeetTheTutellusTeam we met a little more in depth to Nacho, the person in charge of managing the social networks of Tutellus.io.

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EdTech News Thursday, March 22 Graphic organizers, Google drawings, Street view & more…

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30 Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers

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  • However, one great choice for graphic organizers is – Google Drawings.
  • See below for – directions on how to create graphic organizers with Google Drawings (including a – help guide and a – recorded webinar) as well as – 30 free sample graphic organizers that you can copy, use, and modify as needed.
  • Tutorials – – For written directions on how to create graphic organizers with Google Drawings, see my help guide linked below.
  • VIDEO – – – – – Sample Graphic Organizers – – Click the links below to get your own copy of any of these Google Drawing templates for graphic organizers.
  • Word Study Diagram – – Google Drawing link – – – – – State or Country Research Web – – Google Drawing link – – – – – 5 Senses Diagram – – Google Drawing link – – – – – Frayer Model 1 – – Google Drawing link -…

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20 locations to tour virtually with Google Maps Street View

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  • Google Maps Street View makes many of those visits possible virtually and for free.
  • Click the link for each one to go to the Street View experience in Google Maps to check the location out yourself.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Stroll around almost every part of this famous museum in New York City, checking out sculpture, paintings and more.
  • Central Park Since you were in the area visiting the Metropolitan Museum of art, go next door and tour this popular outdoor area in New York City, walking by the Arthur Ross Pinetum and the Shakespeare Garden.
  • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) The most famous mosque in Turkey (known as the Blue Mosque for blue tiles adorning the inside) is visible from many parts of Istanbul and is a top world tourist destination.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”]20 locations to tour virtually with Google Maps Street View | Ditch That Textbook[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”Sir-Ken-Robinson-s-Next-Act-You-Are-the-System-and-You-Can-Change-Education—News”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education – News

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  • In a wide-ranging interview, Robinson recently spoke with us about collaboration versus competition, the all-important parent-teacher relationship and what every parent and educator can do to improve education.
  • Sir Ken: I wrote a book a few years ago called Creative Schools, which was directed primarily to educators, and there was a chapter in there for parents.
  • This partnership obviously involves, by definition, different groups, and parents sometimes can be part of the problem that schools face.
  • There are things that parents know about their kids that teachers don’t and vice versa.I grew up in Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s, and my parents didnt tear off down to the school any time there was some kind of issue.
  • So when we get these raw table rankings from 1-40 and America finds itself at number 23 in maths, moral panic sweeps Congress, and the consequence is that people draw a straight line and say, Were going to do a lot more maths in school now.

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EdTech News Wednesday, March 21 Google forms, Google form, True size & more…

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EdTech News TLDR / Table of Contents

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20 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school

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  • Use the Autocrat add-on to turn your responses in the Google Form into custom-created documents.
  • Exit ticket/bell ringer Have students answer questions at the beginning or end of class with a Google Form.
  • Quick grade log To quickly mark a grade for simple assignments, createa Google Form with every studentsname.
  • Rubrics Create your rubric in a Google Form to make an easy place for you to assign grades and provide feedback to students.
  • Brainstorming with a word cloud Provide a simple Google Form where students can reflect on what theyve been learning, either with a sentence or a few individual words.

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Comparing Countries with Google Maps

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  • How to use the site – – Post by Eric Curts.
  • Connect with Eric on Twitter at – – and on Google+ at

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11 Ways to Teach Math with Google Drawings

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    EdTech News Tuesday, March 20 Social studies, Favorite youtube channel, Padlet & more…

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    • 20 YouTube Channels for Social Studies
      • social studies, favorite YouTube channel, history, educational videos, wide range
    • 20 useful ways to use Padlet in class now
      • Padlet is a web app that lets users post notes on a digital wall. The uses for this site in the classroom are virtually endless!
      • Padlet, students, class, QR code Padlet, living webquest
    • 3 Hacks that Solve Big School Problems
      • Teachers are not short on problems. But you don’t have to wait for a committee or a bigger budget to start solving them. Take these 3 hacks, for example…
      • teachers, creative ways teachers, Amazon Affiliate links, friend Mark Barnes, minimal administrative sign-off

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    • Post by Eric Curts.
    • Connect with Eric on Twitter at – – and on Google+ at

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    20 useful ways to use Padlet in class now

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    • Padlet lets those sticky notes have images, links and videos AND be available with practically any Internet-ready device.
    • Predicting activity As you proceed through new content with students, stop and let them predict what will happen next with notes on a Padlet.
    • Event planning If youre planning a class party or a field trip, all of the information can go on a Padlet, including photos of the destination, a list of whos bringing what, links to pertinent websites and more.
    • Class document hub Upload important class files to a Padlet sostudents can go there to download them any time.
    • Then, post a link to the Padlet on a class website (or just provide the link) so absent students can watch to catch up.

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    [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”]20 useful ways to use Padlet in class now | Ditch That Textbook[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”3-Hacks-that-Solve-Big-School-Problems”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

    3 Hacks that Solve Big School Problems

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    • One afternoon late last year, my friend Mark Barnes and I were talking about some really creative ways teachers were solving problems in their schools.
    • Face-to-face meetings consume ridiculous amounts of teacher and administrator time.
    • Heres how this hack works: Instead of gathering in a room at a designated time to discuss things, the way you would in a traditional meeting, youd use a backchannel tool like Voxer or TodaysMeet, which allow you to have ongoing conversations with large or small groups without having to…
    • Your own limited time complicates this even furthermost teachers dont want to waste a whole planning period going to someone elses room if theyre not going to get anything out of it.
    • Guidelines are set ahead of time, informing teachers that cell phones and conversations are not welcome in this space, and teachers who are using the Quiet Zone are not to be disturbed except in extremely urgent cases.

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    [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”]3 Hacks that Solve Big School Problems | Cult of Pedagogy[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]