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5 Resources to Help Students Learn about the World. Leaders Know When to Say “NO”! | Dr. Neil Gupta. 50 People, 1 Question (Project Idea) – The Principal of Change. Joy in the Journey | Principal Liner Notes: Education Reflections. 8 keys to avoiding teacher burnout (part one) Mozgi is a great #k12 research tool: save and catalog texts, images, videos from the web and then share #edtech. Students can use to learn pronunciations of English words with Youngish #k12 #edtech #ESL #ELL. I am a Digital Citizen! If you haven't seen this yet, it's great! Discovered it while working w/students as update came in! #EdTech #K12. For six months, you’ve been able to type with your voice, but today you are able to use a long list of commands to do a whole lot more.

Some of the new commands include adding tables, moving around to different lines of your document, and even formatting your text to align right. To start typing your document with your voice, watch the short video above and follow the steps below. To turn on Voice typing, go to Tools, and then select Voice typing.Next, click on the microphone that appears to the left of your document. When you click it, it will turn red and will begin recording. Click here to watch this video on YouTube. UP NEXT: How to Insert Non-YouTube Videos Into Google Slides. "It is the answers we reward, while the questions are barely tolerated" - 5 ways better student questioners #k12.

The humble question is an indispensable tool: the spade that helps us dig for truth, or the flashlight that illuminates surrounding darkness. Questioning helps us learn, explore the unknown, and adapt to change. That makes it a most precious “app” today, in a world where everything is changing and so much is unknown. And yet, we don’t seem to value questioning as much as we should. For the most part, in our workplaces as well as our classrooms, it is the answers we reward -- while the questions are barely tolerated. To change that is easier said than done. Working within an answers-based education system, and in a culture where questioning may be seen as a sign of weakness, teachers must go out of their way to create conditions conducive to inquiry. Here are some suggestions (based on input from question-friendly teachers, schools, programs, and organizations) on how to encourage more questioning in the classroom and hopefully, beyond it.

How to Encourage Questioning 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Great Monday morning read: How has Google affected the way students learn? by @MindShiftKQED #EdTech #Education #K12. Take a look at this question: How do modern novels represent the characteristics of humanity? If you were tasked with answering it, what would your first step be? Would you scribble down your thoughts — or would you Google it? Terry Heick, a former English teacher in Kentucky, had a surprising revelation when his eighth- and ninth-grade students quickly turned to Google. “What they would do is they would start Googling the question, ‘How does a novel represent humanity?’

” Heick says. For those of us who grew up with search engines, especially Google, at our fingertips — looking at all of you millennials and post-millennials — this might seem intuitive. Now, with the advent of personal assistants like Siri and Google Now that aim to serve up information before you even know you need it, you don’t even need to type the questions. But with so much information easily available, does it make us smarter? More Space To Think Or Less Time To Think? ‘I’m Always On My Computer’ Copyright 2016 NPR.