Message from Zac-
I am in Washington, D.C. this year working as a ConnectED Fellow in the Office of Educational Technology in the Department of Education. While I’ll be attached to a number of projects, my chief role will be heading up the revision of the National Education Technology Plan.
Whilst Zac is away, the ITC team will share the responsibility of 5 Links Monday (on any day), starting with me, Steph Schroeder, the new ITC (I did not replace Zac, so please give me a chance).
Link 1- How to integrate iPads with Google Classroom
As many of you are aware, the LTP is up and running and iPads are floating here, there and everywhere. And, keeping in true form with the goal of global domination, Google has released a simple management system called Google Classrooms to help teachers manage assignments with Google Drive. But how do you use it with the iPad? Great question. Greg Kuloweic has created a screencast to help show how to use different apps on the iPad with Google Drive, so not limiting the use to Google Docs, Sheets, etc.
Link 2- Music Makes Cows Happy…and thus produce more milk.
What kind of music, you ask? Apparently they prefer easy listening and jazz, but it’s the beats per minute that are most important. More information about this awesome phenomenon can be found here.
Link 3- Supermoon!!
Did you notice that the moon looked GIGANTIC Monday and Tuesday nights? Science@NASA has created a great YouTube video explaining the Supermoon and Perseid’s Meteors that also happened to visible.
Link 4- Why It Is So Hard To Change Math Education
I found this metaphor by The Reflective Educator David Wees to be a great way to think about educational changes in general, not just math.
Link 5- Data Clouds Help Us Predict Real Clouds