Students in Missouri will have more options for summer school (PRESS RELEASE). “This summer, Missouri students will have access to more summer school courses than ever through the Missouri Online Summer Institute (MOSI), a tuition- free online program open to students in grades 7 – 12. Over one hundred online courses are being offered this year, including career-oriented electives and Advanced Placement® courses. MOSI is a program of the Grandview R-2 school district.”
World War I Social Media Day is April 11. “Museums, archives, and other educational institutions around the world will share a day of social media activity focused on World War I history. Follow these institutions on social media and you’ll discover interesting content almost every single day. But on April 11, experts and educators will be online to answer questions, test your knowledge in pop quizzes, and take you behind the scenes with live video.” If you’re at all interested in WWI, I recommend the YouTube Channel The Great War. Terrific stuff. They’re not a Patreon of mine and have no idea who I am. I’m just a big fan of theirs.
Quartz: Here are 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free. “The 8 Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania…. These Ivy League schools are also highly selective and extremely hard to get into. But the good news is that all these universities now offer free online courses across multiple online course platforms.”
Control Alt Achieve: Hipster Google – 21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of. “Google has also created a wide range of services, apps, extensions, features, and other tools that are not as well known. Even though these tools may not be as popular or as widely known, they are still very useful in school settings. These are the ‘Hipster Google’ tools.” Bonus points for the graphic.
MakeUseOf: Turn Gmail Into an Unexpected Note-Taking Tool With These Tips. “If you live in your Gmail inbox all day every day, how about turning Gmail into your go-to note-taking application? The same features that make Gmail an effective email client can make it a decent note-taking app (albeit an unconventional one). And to help you use it as such, I’ll list a few tweaks and tips in this article.”
The Next Web: 20,000 unfairly deleted UC Berkeley lectures are now available for free. “Earlier this week, the University of California at Berkeley purged some 20,000 lectures from various academic fields from its YouTube channel following a less-than-sensible ruling from the US Department of Justice. But it seems not all content might be lost. In an effort to preserve the material, digital archive firm LBRY announced it has taken the initiative to copy all 20,000 videos and make them permanently available for free on its website.”
Google is opening up Google Classroom to more users. “We see value in bringing technology to people who want to learn, no matter the setting. That’s why we’re opening up Google Classroom to users without G Suite for Education accounts. Now, teachers and students in many different environments can teach or attend classes, manage assignments and instantly collaborate—all with their personal Google accounts. Starting today, these new Classroom users will be able to join existing classes and over the coming weeks, they’ll have the ability to create their own classes as well. Schools interested in using Google Classroom should still sign up for G Suite for Education.”