Differentiation with Social Media Tools

This week I was notified of a change on a shared Google Spreadsheet I "follow" which is collecting "Differentiation with Social Media Tools". As I write, there are  109 online social media tools listed, with the type, URL, a short assessment or review, and suggestions for content, process and product differentiation. The page was built and is maintained by John McCarthy, an Education Blogger  at Edutopia - George Lucas Educational Foundation. You can learn more about him on his web page. Linked to ...

Three-and-a-half Tips Using Google Docs

I want to pass on a few "tips and tricks" I've read recently for using Google docs. The first comes from Jarod Bormann: How to force "make a copy" when sharing a Google doc.  Jarod wrote "Sharing a doc link and asking a group to Make a Copy inevitably would lead to mass confusion. Most would be able to follow File > Make a Copy without any problems. But there are the handful that begin making changes on my original and therefore ...

QR Codes and Paper Docs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3O3xi2gpw I'm sharing this video for several of reasons: I think the animation at the beginning is a great way (for students) to get a quick overview of the history of transmitting (written) communications. I think the use o QR codes on documents stored in the cloud might be an interesting step forward, or at least sideways, from sharing through a site like Google docs.  From this video, it looks like it is not a way to work collaborative, as you ...

Group 4 Project

  The IB likes to see collaboration between schools when it comes to the Group 4 project. If you are looking for another school to work with or would like to share examples of successful Group 4 projects, please feel free to leave a reply in this post. A couple of ideas to get you started:   Science in the Arts. Our School's Carbon Footprint. The above image is taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science