Textbooks Do Not Update for the News

Design Lessons to Include Current Events This morning a teacher in New York texted me excited about finding a website that uses real data to allow people to track the fire spreading each day. This week I was working with a college student using the math program ALEKS....

You Can Code: Go Slow Workshop

Code Google Apps Script Coding Google Apps Script is not as scary as you think. It’s multiple choice and copy and paste. Starting Nov 19th, 2018 I have an online workshop for “Introduction to Coding with Google Apps Script.” If you are already...

Google Docs: Document Outline

Utilize Document Outline in Google Docs While you can insert a table of contents directly into your Google Doc there are good reasons why we do not want a table of contents in all (or hardly any) of our documents. They take up a lot of room that you have to scroll...

Add a $: Context Matters

Add Context to Lessons Context is not one of the 4 C’s but it should be. When designing lessons I ask myself “why would the STUDENTS care about this?” What context can they relate to? How does the context answer the question “when will I ever...

Google Docs is NEW!!

Try Dot New with Your Google Apps There is a new way to create your favorite Google App. End it in dot new. doc.new docs.new sheet.new sheets.new spreadsheet.new form.new forms.new slides.new slide.new site.new sites.new Control T I love an excuse to get in a tip to...