February 27, 2015

Four #GR8Finds #ThisWeek -- Nurph, Programming Languages, Google Classroom, and #TheDress

[I blog every Friday about my #GR8Finds #ThisWeekMy list is very v-e-r-r-r-y selective
--my own crème de la crème curation. Generally, three to five 
#GR8Finds
.]

February 27

Four goodies this week, and a nice variety!

1. Nurph: A Twitter Chat Moderator's Dream Come True!

This is a great testimonial from +Nikki D Robertson (I agree!), with graphics.




2. List of programming languages

I had no idea there were so many!


Genealogical tree of programming languages



3. Google Classroom: New Treats for Teachers and Students

I'm a strong believer in getting the scoop from the source. I recommend adding Google for Education's blog to your must-read stream.


and be sure to check out Google for Education's Google+ community as well.



4. What colour is #TheDress? 

Here's how the argument started yesterday, and yes, our students argued vigorously about it today.



Here's an explanation from asapScience (BTW the dress is blue and black):




And this is what visual neuroscientist at Scientific American (and Seabury Hall alumnus) Stephen L. Macknik has to say about the phenomenon: Why Julianne Moore and Taylor Swift See That Dress Differently.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!







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February 20, 2015

Two #GR8Finds #ThisWeek -- Tree Change Dolls and Chrome Apps and Extensions

[I blog every Friday about my #GR8Finds #ThisWeekMy list is very v-e-r-r-r-y selective
--my own crème de la crème curation. Generally, three to five 
#GR8Finds
.]

February 20

Feeling a little under the weather this week, so my curating activities took a back seat to trying to #getbetter! (Life happens.) Two gems did pop out at me, though :)


1. Tree Change Dolls, what a great alternative for our girls!



Post by SBS 2.

2. Tons of Chrome Apps and Extensions for teachers and students to try, from +Kasey Bell.


Thanks, Kasey! This will be a good resource for a session I'm doing for the GAFE Hawaii Summit (which is SOLD OUT ).


Hope your weekend is a relaxing one! I hope to be feeling more like myself soon. 

                                          



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February 13, 2015

Four #GR8Finds #ThisWeek - Maker & DIY Programs, Social & Emotional Learning, Why EdTech?

Happy Valentine's Day!
[I blog every Friday about my #GR8Finds #ThisWeekMy list is very v-e-r-r-r-y selective
--my own crème de la crème curation. Generally, three to five 
#GR8Finds
.]

February 13


1. Maker and DIY programs - A great editable list from +YALSA.

Love this crowd-sourced resource(Not just for libraries.)

2. A Parent's Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning. A magnificent list, updated just in time for Valentine's Day, by +Edutopia.



Resources by Topic:


I'm keen to learn how to combat bullying and build empathy.

3. 50 Ways EdTech Benefits Teachers and Students 

Thought-provoking compilation by +Tom Vander Ark.




This article pairs nicely with 4. What question(s) do you ask yourself before integrating technology into instruction? by +Matt Renwick.


Bottom line = Always ask "Why?"




Winterim Week at our school went well! Ate my way through our Middle School Cooking program. ... Pass the salad, please.

                                          



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