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In my last post I talked about the importance of grades being transparent for all stake holders involved. One idea I recommend is having students build their own gradebook in Google Sheets (or any spreadsheet program). This gives them significantly … Continue reading
By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The process of implementing branded email signatures has changed in the last few years. Most companies have definitely moved on to simple clean designs. The days of the big banners are … Continue reading
In my post about the benefits and the possibilities of using spreadsheets in middle school math classes, here are the instructions that I used to get my students started on spreadsheets. If you want it to download the PDF then … Continue reading
By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Before jumping into this post, here is some background on former President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower who developed the methods discussed below. I found an excellent synopsis for those unfamiliar … Continue reading
We’ve talked about Chrome extensions before on the podcast (you should subscribe by the way) and even written about them here. So let’s add one more to the pile: Papier. When you open a new tab, you will see a … Continue reading
I love Pocket! It’s a Chrome extension, and it’s something that I actually use. Yes, you have to sign up first, but that’s pretty painless. And it’s free. There is a premium version, but it seems unnecessary. Everything that I … Continue reading
Have you always wanted to print off amazing infographics but they only want to print off so small that you can’t read it? Or have you ever wanted to create amazing displays or artwork using images spanning multiple sheets? Check out this FREE software that lets you do this! Continue reading
By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A friend emailed me to get some ideas for his IB Computer Science (IBCS) class. We had recently discussed The Hour of Code, and how it was a good activity, but … Continue reading
With more and more reference generators starting to charge money for premium versions and providing less and less features on those free versions I sought to find a better solution for our students. By far the best one I found … Continue reading