An interesting Stack Overflow question popped up about auto-translating one document into another when edits are made. Most Google services have things called "triggers" which run functions after some kind of event - opening the doc, making a change, etc. A Google Doc does not have access to the onEdit trigger, so there is noRead More
Like many schools, our students are asked to wear their student ID's when they come into the building each day. During the day, they don't need to have them on...just in the morning so we can make sure people coming in are part of our student body. If a student doesn't have their ID, weRead More
I used to make fill-in-the-blank notes for my students to complete while watching a video. For a particular subset of students, that works well. Helping lower the barrier for learning by providing a construct for information gathering led to more engagement when it came time to use the information. Then I took on AP Biology.Read More
Startup culture ate one of my stories this year and I just found out about it this week. I check for broken links on my blog. It's mainly because I don't like getting emails that such-and-such link doesn't work anymore from a reader. I try to repair what I can and I remove what's deadRead More
Be gracious with students. Be an ear. Teach well. Help deal with hurt. Some NSFW language toward the middle and end, but nothing outrageous.
I'm working with a group of teachers to run a mock election this week. They had a basic Form set up for students to vote along with two other "pie-in-the-sky" ideas: Assign electoral votes by homeroom to simulate the Electoral College. Have a live-update view of the election teachers could show in their classrooms. ElectoralRead More
We're using Canvas this year in our district and I'm trying to figure out how to actively (and successfully) utilize the Learning Mastery gradebook alongside the traditional gradebook...sort of a hybrid SBG. I have Outcomes set for the entire year (the AP Bio curriculum) and I'm assigning Outcomes to each assignment. This is transferring nicelyRead More