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John Calvert
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Hey folks, Here's another share that some might find useful. I've made a souped-up Google Sheet to help with K-5 class placement. Let me know if you have questions!
It’s that time of year when teachers thoughtfully build classes for next September. A while back I built a Google Sheet to help visualize the process with charts and graphs in real time. Each year I try to improve it based on...
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Hey folks, I just put together a Google Drawing template for students to make Infographics. It worked really well with my kids and I thought it might be interesting to some folks here. Here's a link to the post:
This year I wanted to use infographics with my 5th grade students to explore visual design. This format provides a rich vehicle to teach color, typography, and even statistics. Earlier in the year my 5th grade students explor...
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Curriculum for next year! Thank you ! 
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You've read my mind with this blog post, and you've done such a good job executing your ideas. Thank you SO much for sharing!
Our STEM Lab/Makerspace is a HUGE hit with our students. Since I oversee the lab and take the classes in I get bombarded by kids all day asking if it is their day to go to the STEM Lab. They are building, discovering, explori...
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Social Bookmarks using a Google Form & Awesome Tables
Last January I had the pleasure of attending a Teacher’s College workshop hosted by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs .  Dr. Jacobs reminded us that the process of evaluation, selection, and categorization is especially valuable in our information rich world. She enco...
Last January I had the pleasure of attending a Teacher’s College workshop hosted by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs. Dr. Jacobs reminded us that the process of evaluation, selection, and categorization is especially valuable in our i...
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I spent yesterday working with a group of fabulous writing teachers from all over southern Erie County, and since the bulk of our time was spent examining the development of process and craft in yo…
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ClipChamp looks like an interesting and easy app to access the webcam on a chromebook. I'm thinking I could use it for student book video reviews...
Convert & compress videos, record webcam videos. Get faster YouTube uploads. Free & secure.
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Interesting post about gate keeping, student blogs, and publishing the design process...
Before you read this email, I want to invite you to check out a sketchy video I made on my YouTube Channel, titled "This Is the Future of Educati...
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Student Articulation With a Google Sheet
It’s that time of year when teachers thoughtfully build classes for next September. A while back I built a Google Sheet to help visualize the process with charts and graphs in real time. Each year I try to improve it based on the experiences from the previo...
It’s that time of year when teachers thoughtfully build classes for next September. A while back I built a Google Sheet to help visualize the process with charts and graphs in real time. Each year I try to improve it based on...
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Infographics in Two Ways
This year I wanted to use infographics with my 5th grade students to explore visual design. This format provides a rich vehicle to teach color, typography, and even statistics. Earlier in the year my 5th grade students explored Canva.com and they recently u...
This year I wanted to use infographics with my 5th grade students to explore visual design. This format provides a rich vehicle to teach color, typography, and even statistics. Earlier in the year my 5th grade students explor...
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I remixed +Baptiste Quin's amazing "suggestion box" build to create this social bookmark system for my elementary kids. I'm really stoked about it, thanks Baptiste!
Last January I had the pleasure of attending a Teacher’s College workshop hosted by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs. Dr. Jacobs reminded us that the process of evaluation, selection, and categorization is especially valuable in our i...
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Thanks +Baptiste Quin!  Totally agree, +Daniel Wisdom  It's the coolest way to learn and then feels great to share back out. The reward doubles when someone remixes that and shares again...
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Build a Commenting system With These 5 Spreadsheet Tips
Google elevates the humble spreadsheet by bundling in forms, multi-user capacity, and the inherent connectivity of the Internet. This combination gives Google Spreadsheet application authoring-like chops. This post is going to explore this idea by making a ...
Google elevates the humble spreadsheet by bundling in forms, multi-user capacity, and the inherent connectivity of the Internet. This combination gives Google Spreadsheet application authoring-like chops. This post is going t...
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Revised FounderBook in Google SItes
It’s Founderbook time again! During this Unit our 5th grade students take on the persona of one of the founding fathers, use a Google Site to create a facebook-like profile, and then blog from the perspective of the founder. This time I’ve got a new Google ...
It’s Founderbook time again! During this Unit our 5th grade students take on the persona of one of the founding fathers, use a Google Site to create a facebook-like profile, and then blog from the perspective of the founder. ...
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Dad, Google Innovator, GEG Leader, and struggling amateur carpenter
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I'm a k-5 technology learning facilitator for the Scarsdale Public Schools in New York. I mostly post about educational technology topics, but I get distracted now and again. Professionally, my passions include the power of collaboration and transparent bottom up curriculum systems. I also love to make stuff. Even though I'm more successful making digital things, I still love to get my hands dirty.
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Ed tech coach in New York
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Google Apps Administration, Community Building, creating web environments, helping to construct knowledge with technology, connecting disparate pieces to create new things, basically - making stuff...
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    Elementary Tech Learning Coach, present
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