A year ago, I posted a script which converts footnotes in a Google Doc into endnotes. I've gotten great comments and feedback and have made the standalone script better, which is still available. The Endnote Generator Add-On is now available in the Chrome Web Store for Docs. Install it once and you'll be able toRead More
News came down this week that Zaption, a popular web app that layers quiz question and other interactive features on top of videos, is closing it's doors on September 30th. Unlike some of the other recent closures, Zaption is being purchased by a finance firm (Workday) located in San Francisco. The terms of the saleRead More
ISTE 2016 is in full swing and right on cue, my hype-o-meter tolerance has dropped significantly. A huge concentration of edtech vendors and Twitterati all in one place can lead to a lot of mumbo jumbo. But, we'll power through the next four days and try to pull the wheat from the chaff. Two bigRead More
Free in education is a big deal. Don't bother mentioning paid apps in front of teachers because you'll lose the group. Last year, we saw Geddit close it's doors. This year, there are two notables closing shop before the fall: Curriculet and Snagit for Chrome. The two are in slightly different boats but they're closingRead More
Some backstory. A month ago I wrote about Geddit going out of business this summer. I mentioned another response-system app, Kahoot!, which has exploded over the last few months. Specifically, I called out their Terms of Service (TOS) which states that any content a user uploads gives Kahoot! a royalty-free license, yada yada yada. WithRead More
I want to propose something crazy: I think we talk too much about education technology. I'm guilty of it, and it's been weighing on me over Christmas break. Maybe I'm projecting some of my concerns out there, but let me explain a little bit. 2012 seemed like an edtech explosion to me. Every week, IRead More
I know there have been a deluge of Google+ blog posts written in the past 3 weeks or so, but I'm going to hop on the bandwagon this morning and give a couple of my initial thoughts about its use as a professional and in the classroom. Google+ will let educators across the globe collaborateRead More
As a teacher, students constantly want the easy answer...we've all experienced this. It is difficult to go day after day and hear complaints and whining about class being hard. But, I find it encouraging (and actually a point of pride) that my class is hard.