Tuesday Tech Talk
March 10, 2015
Are you ready to Google?
Susan and Jill are presenting at Tech and Learning Live @Atlanta this Friday in the "Everything Google Playground." We are looking forward to sharing how easy it is to integrate GAFE with itslearning. Here's a Google Form idea we're going to share for Media Specialists: Help! I don't know what to read! Feel free to take the survey and see what happens!
Stay tuned for more about Google Apps for Education and upcoming training!
Open Educational Resources
There's a movement in education called OERs, "Open Educational Resources," which encourages teachers to share content, lesson plans, and professional development. I recently heard about MIT's BLOSSOMS (Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies) which offers video resources for hard-to-teach and hard-to-grasp high school level math and science concepts. I decided to check it out, and the first two videos I watched put me to sleep. Since I had heard rave reviews, I decided to try again, and the third time was a charm! I found this video on Avogadro's Number, which tackles a student's misunderstanding and extends into activities to build understanding. If you need higher-level videos for math or science, BLOSSOMS may be worth a look.