What I’m Learning About: Remote Control Motion for iPhone & GoPro: Motrr Galileo

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I’m intrigued by how this tool can be used for capturing learning.

Galileo has many uses. It is an app-driven, motorized mount that lets you control the orientation of your iPhone or GoPro. It can be directly programmed to follow specific motion paths, or controlled remotely from most handheld devices from anywhere in the world!

Source: Remote Control Motion for iPhone & GoPro: Motrr Galileo

What I’m Using: Google Classroom- Creating a Discussion Board via @alicekeeler

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I found this use of google spreadsheets to be pretty amazing, especially with how it interfaces with classroom so well.

 

The advantage to using a spreadsheet for discussions is… it is a spreadsheet!! Google Sheets are in your Google Drive, easy to locate. It can be embeded into another website or linked to from just about anything. Information in the spreadsheet can be sorted and organized. Formulas can be applied, Add-On’s can be used, charts can be generated. Since the discussion board is not in another platform, it is easy to save the discussion board.

Source: Google Classroom: Creating a Discussion Board

Bud Hunt’s Future Ready Schools Denver Summit Keynote (Audio Only)

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I love it when Bud Hunt speaks words out of his mouth. Occasionally I get to hear them in the same room. Very occasionally, I get to record those words and share them with others. I hope you listen to this and I hope you learn from his challenge: Stop waiting for tomorrow’s stuff to do what you can do now to create change.

“My teacher thought I was smarter than I was… so I was.”

What I’m Using: Screensaver Ninja (for displaying a twitter hashtag as a screensaver)

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So, this is kind of impressive. I am in love with the idea of using your idle computer to continually update a hashtag you are following:

Screensaver Ninja allows you to display websites through your screensaver in rotation, transforming your computer or a dedicated monitor into a powerful dashboard for you and your team.

https://screensaver.ninja/

Also, this is literally the only good use of the .ninja domain I have seen thus far.

What I’m Learning: How to automatically sort sheets in a Google Spreadsheet Alphabetically

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I love it when someone else figures these kinds of things out and then shares them.

function sortSheets () {  var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();  var sheetNameArray = [];  var sheets = ss.getSheets();     for (var i = 0; i < sheets.length; i++) {    sheetNameArray.push(sheets[i].getName());  }    sheetNameArray.sort();      for( var j = 0; j < sheets.length; j++ ) {    ss.setActiveSheet(ss.getSheetByName(sheetNameArray[j]));    ss.moveActiveSheet(j + 1);  }}

Source: Re: Sorting (alphabetically or chronologically) “tabs” at the bottom of a SHEET – Google Product Forums

#C4C15: #WhyTeach: Our Chance to Push Back | Young Teachers Collective

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I love teaching and teachers. This movement for young educators is one of my favorite things.

I love what you have started here. I began teaching in 2004 at the age of 21, and even then there was so much negativity towards going into teaching. For me, though, it was all I had ever wanted to do. Anyone trying to talk me out of it or disparage the process of teaching and learning held no place in my discourse. But I think it was partially for this reason that I began connecting with others on the web, initially through blogs, but then with Twitter and later Google+. These were the tools that I used to fight back against the anti-teachers and reform efforts that were targeting the de-professionalization of teaching.

It is my sincere hope that this movement of yours continues to grow and becomes the dominant narrative for young teachers. I will do anything I can to help, but more than anything I will continue to encourage those passionate and driven children from our schools to go into teaching and to prize learning and inquiry. Again, thank you for your direction and your vision.

via #WhyTeach: Our Chance to Push Back | Young Teachers Collective.