Google Blog: Stay organized in 2019 with new features in Classroom

Google Blog: Stay organized in 2019 with new features in Classroom. “A new calendar year brings an opportunity for a fresh start. One resolution we often hear instructors make is that they hope to keep their classrooms (both physical and virtual!) organized and clean. While we can’t help with those lockers and backpacks, we can help teachers online. So to start the year off on the right foot, we’re introducing updates to help you stay organized and revealing a fresh new look for the Classroom you know and love.”

Learning in Hand: Fantastic Learning Activities with Google Drawings

Learning in Hand: Fantastic Learning Activities with Google Drawings. “Every year Matt Miller hosts Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit, a free online learning experience. This year I chatted with Matt about learning activities that teachers can make with Google Drawings, and it was published as a video for the summit. Lots of educators tweeted the things they learned. Some even posted graphics and sketchnotes. I collected many of the tweets in the embedded wakelet below.”

Mozilla Blog: Announcing a Competition for Ethics in Computer Science, with up to $3.5 Million in Prizes

Mozilla Blog: Announcing a Competition for Ethics in Computer Science, with up to $3.5 Million in Prizes. “The Responsible Computer Science Challenge — by Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies — calls on professors to integrate ethics into undergraduate computer science courses.”

The Power Of Digital: New Initiative To Expand Museums’ Capacity To Share Their Collections With K-12 Educators (Institute of Museum and Library Services)

Institute of Museum and Library Services: The Power Of Digital: New Initiative To Expand Museums’ Capacity To Share Their Collections With K-12 Educators. “The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the launch of a new special initiative focused on building the museum field’s capacity to connect with teachers and students. Museums for Digital Learning is a two-year cooperative agreement that enables museums to broadly share their digitized collections and other resources with K-12 schools across the country.”

BuzzFeed News: Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet

BuzzFeed News: Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet. “If you saw Amy Groesbeck during school hours, you’d think she’s just your typical third-grade teacher. But when the 33-year-old goes home each evening, that’s when her second job begins. She pulls out her iPad and logs into Instagram — where she has more than 90,000 followers.”

Texas forever: UNT history prof sets world record (unofficially) for longest history lesson (Denton Record-Chronicle)

Denton Record-Chronicle: Texas forever: UNT history prof sets world record (unofficially) for longest history lesson. “Andrew Torget hit his first major obstacle in the ninth hour of his lecture on Texas history. His throat was starting to swell up and it was getting hard for him to speak. He still had at least 15 hours to go. My first obstacle came much earlier and to a much lesser degree. I had run out of coffee and still had at least 22 hours to go.”

Dallas Observer: UNT Professor Will Attempt World’s Longest History Lesson

Dallas Observer: UNT Professor Will Attempt World’s Longest History Lesson. “In a moment of serendipity, Andrew Torget and his two young children found themselves scrolling though the fabled Guinness World Records. They began looking for low-hanging fruit in hopes of adding their names to the record book, a dream deferred from Torget’s childhood. While his children had as little luck as their father did at their age, Torget is planning on making yet another attempt at global glory. This time, his intentions go far beyond either fame or novelty.”