What to do when you lose a digital document – Education Article

With classwork and homework now heavily digital, the days of “the dog ate my homework” are gone. It’s simple to track, isn’t it? It’s right on the student’s LMS account or in their digital portfolio, somewhere in the cloud. Maybe. But the latest excuses are even more frightening — “Someone stole it from my digital file” or “The cloud ate it”. Every adult I know (myself included) has lost a critical, time-sucking digital file. It was saved wrong or got…

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169 Tech Tip #12 Wrap Text Around a Picture – Education Article

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #12–Wrap Text around a Picture Category: Images Sub-category: MS Office, Google Apps Q:  I want my text to wrap around the picture I inserted, but it goes under/above it…. This is only a snippet of a Education Article…

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Student Goal-Setting and Motivation with Digital Vision Boards – Education Article

At the beginning of the school year we can get students focused on setting and accomplishing learning goals and personal goals by getting them to create digital vision boards. Vision boards are basically collages of inspirational people, quotes, and visuals representing personal goals. Extremely successful people swear by them. In fact, this was an idea inspired by The Secret by Rhonda Byrne that I wrote about in 2014 and included in my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators: Small Steps…

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169 Tech Tip #7 Transparent Backgrounds – Education Article

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #7–Transparent Backgrounds Category: Images Sub-category: Keyboarding Q: When I insert a picture, the background isn’t transparent, so it covers everything behind it. How do I… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Jacqui…

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Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students who S.A.I.L! – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Yesterday, I presented a new keynote for the NJAIS Innovation Symposium, The Keys to Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students who S.A.I.L. The purpose was to help teachers facilitate and inspire student innovation. As I prepared for my keynote, I had to think about how teachers who perhaps didn’t define themselves as “innovators” might go about inspiring students to be innovative. First, I defined innovation as finding solutions to problems. Then, I propose that the main role of schools, who…

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Student Goal Setting Templates, One Word Examples, & Vision Boards – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” – Jim Rohn The new year is a wonderful time to inspire your students to set goals and plan for academic and personal success. By helping your students set and achieve goals you also help them develop a growth mindset, which is…

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