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Educational Technology Guy: Google Calendar for Educators

Educational Technology Guy: Google Calendar for Educators | Into the Driver's Seat |

From David Andrade


Google Calendar is one of Google's many free resources that I use. It has some features that make it very useful.


It's accessible on any web browser and integrates and syncs with smartphones, Outlook, Apple iCal and Mozilla Sunbird.


I have all of my appointments, due dates, deadlines, etc. on it. I color code them based on school, blog, degree program, meetings, fun, etc. My wife and I share our Google Calendar's with each other so we can easily see each other's schedules. If you use Google Tasks and set a due date for the task, it will show up on your calendar for that day. I also have US holidays and the Yankees schedule on my calendar.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Braves Read's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:31 AM

I use Google Calendar with teachers for online planning and scheduling media center events. 

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A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student | Into the Driver's Seat |
John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the worst-performing math students performing well and actually enjoying math. There’s mounting evidence that the method works for all kids of all abilities.
His program, JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies) Math, is being used by 15,000 kids in eight US states (it is aligned with the Common Core), more than 150,000 in Canada, and about 12,000 in Spain. The US Department of Education found it promising enough to give a $2.75 million grant in 2012 to Tracy Solomon and Rosemary Tannock, cognitive scientists at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto, to conduct a randomized control trial with 1,100 kids and 40 classrooms. The results, out later this year, hope to confirm previous work the two did in 2010, which showed that students from 18 classrooms using JUMP progressed twice as fast on a number of standardized math tests as those receiving standard instruction in 11 other classrooms.
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