Let’s start by saying we want people to give and receive credit where it is due and to abide by all copyright laws. Now that we are clear on that, let’s lay out the problem and our solution…. [Read More]
Power Tools for Google Sheets
Technology doesn’t always make our lives easier, so when it saves you a full day of work, that is blog-worthy. The Power Tools Add-on for Google Sheets had me doing cartwheels around the office.
We used Power Tools to prepare some Sheets for our billing office. In years past, we have suffered through hours and sometimes days of tedious formatting in Sheets. Back then, I took the time to learn a few formulas that helped speed things up, but nothing made the process feel easy. Until Power Tools for Google Sheets.
Evaluating Ed Tech Tools: Our New System
During a recent workshop at CES, a participant asked us to develop a system for evaluating edtech tools. She said, all she wants is a simple red, yellow, green rating that was informed by a list of criteria. Based on her request, we have developed a system & are testing it on this blog (lucky you!).
Check back to see reviews of edtech tools. If you have any that you’d like us to evaluate, send them along!… [Read More]
(Preliminary) Review: Google Classroom
I, like you, have been anxiously awaiting the coveted golden ticket (read: Classroom invitation from Google) and it finally happened. Dreams do come true! In my fit of excitement, I decided to use it for our Level 2 Google Apps Workshop this Tuesday (join us!). That’s when I hit the first bump:
What Students (and Teachers) Want
In the recent article “Five Things I Want Teachers to Know About EdTech,” student and tech enthusiast Collin Sullivan perfectly said what I’ve known about EdTech tools since I started in this field:
If you aren’t having fun, you’re using the wrong one. These tools are supposed to eliminate stress – or at least reduce the amount of stress. If you aren’t enjoying edtech, your students probably aren’t either.