TOOLS FOR EDUCATORS
I’ve written a lot about Daniel Pink’s writings on motivation over the years. Thanks to Pam Moran , I recently discovered a series of short videos Dan did for the Patterson Foundation that would be good to use with students. Actually, Dan did one interview with the Foundation, and they elegantly turned them into bite-size ones that I think are perfect for the classroom. Some could just be shown to provoke a student response and discussion and others, like his One Sentence Project, presents specific next steps: Here’s the one on The One Sentence Project, and here are also links that give more information on it: What’s your sentence?
Busy schedules are one reason why educators don't collaborate and connect through social networking platforms. But a lack of time isn't the main issue. It's priorities. And because this month is Connected Educators' month , this is a good time to share why educators need to get connected, said Derek McCoy, the new principal of Spring Lake Middle School in North Carolina. "The Connected Educators Month is a great movement, and it's not about big grand gestures," McCoy said. "It's about doing something that you normally have not done and reaching out and making new connections."
Now, unexpectedly, the desire to make the grading of tests less labor-intensive may be moving my dream closer to reality.
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This is a post I had simmering in the back of my mind for a while until this morning when someone asked how I was able to publish posts so quickly. The truth is that while sometimes I do write a bunch of posts in quick succession, I often use the scheduling tool in Blogger to publish posts. I use the scheduling tool when I know I will be away from my computer or think that I won't have time to write on a particular day. For example, this coming weekend I'll be home but I have a lot of things to do that will keep me from writing new blog posts so I've already written and scheduled posts that will appear live on Sunday. Click on the images below to view them in full size and see the details contained within them.
In my free ebook Google for Teachers I included directions for creating and publishing a quiz using Google Documents forms.
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