Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Embed Charts, Headers in Google Sheets, Twitter Update, How Much Do You Remember, Note Taking, Parable of Polygons, Math Origami, Safely Connect, Writer's Block, Higher Ed Expenses, Post-it War, Quartz News App

Did you know?
How to Embed Charts from Google Sheets in Slides and Docs (And Update Them with One Click) - this is a new feature Google has opened up to users. In 4 easy steps, you’ll have it done in no time! +Google for Education  

Have your Headers Scroll With You in Google Sheets - If you have several entries in your Google Sheet, you may want those headers to stay visible. +Google for Education Here’s how to do that:
On your toolbar:  View > Freeze Rows > Freeze 1 Row (or other as needed)

Twitter update - Within the next few months “links, photos, polls, quote tweets, @names, and GIFs will no longer count toward Twitter’s 140 character limit.” = Great News! For more on this, see the article on +BuzzFeed https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/twitter-effectively-makes-tweets-longer-with-handful-of-new?bftwnews&utm_term=.woXmzqB9r#.fvwPpV5Y0 image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaAFPWn3S9k

What if?
How Much of What You Learn Do You Remember? The Learning Pyramid in the 1960’s outlined it like this:
Humans Remember:
  • 5% of what they learn when they’ve learned from a lecture (i.e. university/college lectures)
  • 10% of what they learn when they’ve learned from reading (i.e. books, articles)
  • 20% of what they learn from audio-visual (i.e. apps, videos)
  • 30% of what they learn when they see a demonstration
  • 50% of what they learn when engaged in a group discussion.
  • 75% of what they learn when they practice what they learned.
  • 90% of what they learn when they use immediately (or teach others)

Something to think about…
Note Taking Skills For 21st Century Students - You might quickly glance over this one, but take a second to rethink it. These skills have to be taught, too. This post covers the Cornell Notetaking System and Visual Notetaking. I think your students can get quite a lot out of this...long lasting skills they can take with them into and through college. Go ahead, take a second look! Thank you +Cool Cat Teacher  Lesson Plans and Instructional Ideas for Teachers

Parable of the Polygons - “A playable post on the shape of society...Equality is an unstable equilibrium. The smallest of bias can push a whole society past the tipping point.” An interactive web-based game to help students see “A story of how harmless choices can make a harmful world.” http://ncase.me/polygons/

Teaching Math With Modular Origami - listed as being for grades 1-12, geometry. A post from Alycia Zimmerman on +Scholastic 

How To Safely Connect Six-year-olds To The World - A podcast, featuring First grade teacher Kathy Cassidy. She shares her secrets for blogging and keeping kids safe online. Thank you +Cool Cat Teacher http://www.coolcatteacher.com/classroom-blogging-kathy-cassidy/?utm_content=buffer2e6df&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Writer’s Block - A Supercut - love the visuals and old typewriters in this one (and yes, there’s an Underwood)! Includes 53 popular films in only 4 minutes! Thank you SwissMiss and Ben Watts https://vimeo.com/165015837

Smart Summer Challenge 2016 - for your children, ages 4-14, this is a pre-designed program for them to "learn, play, create, and invent — on their own time". There is one for ages 4-7 and another for ages 8-14. For more information, check out the post on teachmama.com

In Addition…


Two Buildings on Canal Street Are Waging a Post-it War in Their Windows - look to the #canalnotes to see  more! Thank you SwissMiss and @joedelessio


News on your Phone? Thinking differently in their delivery, one of my new favorites is the Quartz News App. Imagine news topics that look like texts, from those “texts” you decide what to view more of or what to view next. It has great reviews in the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play store. If you want to learn more, check out this +TechCrunch article, “Why Quartz’s news app is so much bigger than news“ written by Tom Popomaronis on March 22nd of this year. It is free in both the iOS app store and Google Play Store


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