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 using: An App Script to grab all of the folder keys for your Google Drive

I think this could be really useful. Figuring out the folder keys easily means better distribution of google docs and assignments. Cool stuff. Get Folders Google Spreadsheets App Script One of my teachers was looking for a solution to pull the folder keys out of the folders created by Hapara …

What I'm Using: Tracking Gmail messages with Google Analytics to see who has read them.

I really like this hack a lot, especially because it works with all of the things I am already using. Also, it is 100% free. How to Track Gmail Messages with Google Analytics Google Analytics is often used for tracking visits to web pages and mobile apps but did you …

What I'm Using: LinkRedirector for sending folks to different link destinations based upon the device they are using.

Alright, so this might be a very specific use case, but I often need to send folks to different places if they are on an iPad vs. a Laptop. So, with this I can give folks the same link but take them to the different places I need them to …

What I'm Using: A Chrome Extension to make Google Docs into WordPress Blog Posts

I find this extension to be awesome! I hope to use it a lot in collaborating on blog posts and in making things that I have written into an ongoing conversation. Send to WordPress – Chrome Web Store As a blog writer, you are most likely using Google Docs for …

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 …

Project Roundtable: Passionate Learning, Creating and Collaborating in the New School Year

*Collaborative Planning Doc:* http://bit.ly/passionroundtable *Roundtable Purpose:* This roundtable is meant to help support teachers and leaders going back into their schools with a passionate approach to learning. It is meant to share best practices for the new school year and uncover collaboration points between teachers and schools. *Roundtable Audience:* This …

What I'm Using: Easelly, Piktochart, Infogr.am, and Visual.ly for Infographics.

I always forget these infographics tools, and I have to search for them every time I need them. So, I thought I would compile them for myself and other. There are so many wonderful things you can do with data and ideas. Share what you make.  New Tools to Create …