What I'm Learning: A bunch of new programming resources for kids to start their CS Journey.

Hat Tip to Jessica Raleigh for this one. While I did know most of these apps, it is nice to have them all collected in one spot. I also didn’t know Waterbear, so I got to check it out! 10 Tools To Teach Kids The Basics Of Programming Waterbear is …

What I'm Learning: Scott Berkun has some wonderful advice for folks on how to run a workshop.

I absolutely love these rules and the ideas behind them. Study this blog post! How to run a good workshop RULE #1: A 3 HOUR LECTURE IS NOT A WORKSHOP RULE #2: THE MORE STUDENTS YOU HAVE, THE LESS OF A WORKSHOP IT IS RULE #3: WORK THE TRIAD: EXPLAIN, …

What I'm Learning: How to bulk Hide, Show, or Delete Sheets on Google Spreadsheets

On occasion, I have needed to mess around with very large spreadsheets. This is going to be a huge help in making those more manageable.  Bulk Hide, Show or Delete Multiple Sheets in Google Spreadsheets Too many sheets! I came across the problem of having a large number of visible or …

What I'm Learning: How to talk like an Edu-Pirate

I like the code of the Edu-Pirates. I might just be one, in fact. How To Be An Edu-Pirate | edbean The Edu-Pirates Code 1. Students First: No matter what education policy requires or dictates, student learning comes first. It may be something as small as choosing to connect with …

What I'm Learning: We were all Disconnected Nomads once…

I really like the diagram from this blog post. It seems to describe our progress from isolated to connected as learners quite well:   A Principal’s Reflections: The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad It seems like just yesterday that I was a disconnected nomad working hard to maintain the …

What I'm Learning: How to be a nerdfighter video creator

I love that this workshop exists. I want to make better videos, and I want to create them for a real purpose and audience. In other words I want to make authentic experiences with others. The Nerdfighter Online Video Workshop – Hank’s Tumblr There are three important ingredients to a …

What I'm Learning: "Adding" files to multiple folders in the New Google Drive is Rediculous

Although you can still do this in the New Google Drive, the keystoke has changed to the nonsensical “Shift+Z” to open up the “add to” dialog. Thank goodness you can still hold down control (or Option on a mac) while you drag things from one folder to another in drive …

What I'm Learning: Consulting startups on the use of Google Glass in Schools already exist.

I’m intrigued by the idea that these kinds of consulting startups, and practitioner blogs are already at this level. Definitely one to watch. About | EduGlasses EduGlasses is a start-up that is part of the education technology market.  This segment is the fastest growing in the education market because it …