Sunday, August 23, 2020

August 2020 Tech Tips & Sir Ken Robinson

 Sir Ken Robinson, passed away on August 21st, he has one of the most viewed TED talks of all time and was always a proponent for change in education.

He also wrote a series of books including one that Hal gave to us a few years ago called Creative School.

Here are a few of his talks,
Why schools kill Creativity?

Changing Education Paradigms

Learning Revolution

Tech Tips August 2020

Screencastify replacement LOOM
Screencastify has ended their free subscription for Covid, I recommend trying Loom as a replacement.

Zoom Updates
Only a few updates including saving a whiteboard or multipage whiteboard to image or pdf, more reactions heart, surprised face, laughing face, or party emoji and a whole bunch of upgrades for noise background reduction, video quality and speed improvements.

Zoom has currently not reinstated the 40 minute limit on our accounts so for the time being we are continuing the same logins and access we had during the third trimester.

Big update to organize Activities
  • 🔗 Assign an activity to a class and then directly link students to the activity (perfect for sharing in a student announcement, Google Classroom) 

  • 📁 Edit folders in the menu below and sort folders in the Activities tab for better subject-level organization 

  • 🖨️ Print activities to help students and their families complete activities offline 
  • ✅ Students view their activities organized in three sections To Do, In Progress, or Done

  • 🗂️ Students click on the folder icon to easily sort their “Literacy,” “Math”
Go Formative
Selwyn House now has a school license for Go Formative so if you want an account just let me know and I will send you the invite.
This is a very powerful quizzing platform that integrates easily with Google Classroom, we have already begun doing some of our Admissions testing using this platform as well.

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