What I'm Learning: There is a time and place for "Snark" – A Devil’s Dictionary of Education Terms

I find this kind of work to be both funny and sad. I hate that we have to be snarky about our educational work in order to get across the point of how unproductive some of our word choices are. However, I do find that sometimes it is valuable to …

What I'm Learning: Blogging for professional growth is (STILL) powerful.

I often forget just how powerful blogging can be as a part of professional growth. What George Couros calls attention to is something I need to remind myself of all of the time. It is why this format won’t die, and why it can be a huge benefit to the …

What I'm Learning: There is a movement toward "Connected Courses" in Higher Ed

I believe deeply in the power of connected learning, and I am so grateful to those who are pursuing it in all forms of education. I really like the structure of “Connected Courses” and the online community that has sprung up around it. Do you think we need something similar …

What I'm Learning: You can now Mirror your Chromebook to an Apple TV with AirParrot

While this may not be a game changer for some. For those who heavily invested in Apple TVs and are now investing a lot in Chromebooks, this is huge! While it isn’t free, I think it could be important to think about strategically purchasing licenses for classrooms. AirParrot – Chrome …

What I'm Learning: How to copy Google Drive folders and their contents using a Script

This one seems pretty obvious, but there are often dozens or hundreds of files that need to be copies in Google Drive (giving you a copy that you own rather than using the original). This script lets you do that. Follow the linked instructions for best results.  How To: Copy …

What I’m Learning: How to limit the number of words in a response to a Google Form question.

While you can use the advanced data validation properties of a Google Form question to limit the number of characters in an answer, you will need a regular expression in order to limit the number of words. If you ever have such a need, here it is: ^\s*(\S+\s+){1,9}\S*$ This regular …

What I'm Learning: You can embed a Hangout button pretty much anywhere.

So, I should have probably realized this, but you can set up a Google Hangout with a simple click of a button. You can do this in your own website or simply insert this button in a Google Site without coding anything. I am going to be using this to …