"The Research tool in Google Docs and Slides is a popular way for students to find, insert and cite information from the web into their work. But did you know that it can also be used to find famous quotes?
If your students are investigating a person or event, a famous quote can add an interesting touch to their work. They’re also excellent discussion prompts. Why not ask students to find and insert a quote into their Doc, then analyse the meaning behind the words.
Here's how to do it:..."
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At Milpitas Unified, we're at the beginning phases of incorporating 3D printing into our learning process. One of 3D printing pain points is the removal of support material. This solves that issue.
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Although this is years away for public schools (due to cost), we can't wait to introduce and share this type of technology with our students.
Love the quote from this video:
"Anytime you change the way that you see things, it changes the way that you understand them. As soon as you can change someone's understanding, then they can change the way that they see the world."
Of course, there is the "budget" way of doing this as well:
A student at Milpitas Unified spends around 30 to 150 minutes a day (depending on grade level, instructional objectives, and other learning/personal factors) with a screen. Here is one person's perspective based on evidence.
"When I was a kid, my parents had strict television rules: no more than an hour a day, and the content must be educational. This meant a lot of PBS. I did briefly convince my mother that the secret-agent show “MacGyver” was about science, but that boondoggle ended when she watched an episode with me. These restrictions seemed severe at the time, but my parents were just following the orders of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Children and teens should have no more than..."
Read on @ FiveThirtyEight
Karen Cator of Digital Promise reflects on the state of Ed Tech in 2015. Milpitas' stance on Ed Tech is to allow the best technologies to be available to both students & teachers while maintaining a continuum of core applications that are used district-wide.
"Two years ago, I wrote a post for LinkedIn in which I asserted that education is having its Internet moment. Broadband, Wi-Fi and powerful mobile devices were becoming more accessible, the quality of digital content, learning apps, and tools was getting better and better, and I called for readers to accelerate innovation and scale up adoption of technology in education.
I haven't changed my opinion, and the numbers bear me out. The global education technology market is massive and continues to grow. According to Flybridge Capital Partners – which put together a fun and enlightening Ed Tech Market Map – education technology companies sell more than..."
Read on @ LinkedIn
The mixtape concept can be used for classroom applications to "flip" learning as well as be used in student projects.
The art of mixtape making has sadly been lost in our transition to a digital era of on-demand music, but there are still places where you can practice this lost skill, and one of them is YouTube. Here are the steps to assemble your group of songs and share them with a special someone or the world at large.
From the YouTube menu (accessible via the menu button near the logo) you can choosePlaylists then New playlist to get started. Give the playlist a name and set its visibility toPublic or Unlisted. You’re now ready to start adding your tracks—on any YouTube video page, choose Add to and then...
Wonderful infographic if you're planning a trip by air.
FiveThirtyEight analyzed 6 million flights to figure out which airports, airlines and routes are most likely to get you there on time and which ones will leave you waiting.
Find your fastest route @ FiveThirtyEight
Together, as learners in the education space, we would like to share a selection of what we read and reflect on internally.