Episode 98 – Tim Down Under

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Welcome back everyone. Today, Tim, Dave “The Wave”, Tony and Patrick talk about lesson planning, drones and Quigley Down Under. Check out our talking points and resources below.

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Quigley Down Under
a. Link: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=quigley+down+under+full+movie

Happy Hour of Code
a. What did you do? b. Craig Federighi promotes Hour of Code workshops, saying programming is “the next level of literacy” by Ben Lovejoy of Mac 9to5 i. Link: http://9to5mac.com/2015/12/07/craig-federighi-hour-of-code/
c. Is it really “the next level of literacy?”

3. Tony’s Post: Lesson Plans: Essential and Often Forgotten a. Link:https://itbabble.com/2015/11/30/lesson-plans-essential-and-often-forgotten/
b. Transparency and access
c. How rigorous or detailed do these plans need to be?
d. How can technology help? e. Atlas Rubicon: http://www.rubicon.com/ f. ManageBac: http://managebac.com/

Patrick’s Post: Drones in schools – it’s time! a. Link:https://itbabble.com/2015/12/02/drones-in-schools-its-time/
b. What is wrong with my ideas? Hint: NOTHING! smiley
c. Schools are going to try to use drones but how?

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Is it worth the cash?


I was browsing through the App Store (remember my buying advice? If not check it out here) and came across this lesson planning program and thought I’d give it a try. Of course you can’t do that through the App store, but I went the to developers website (Hellmansoft) and found it five dollars cheaper and a free trial. The program is solid I’ll say that right now. The real question I have, is it worth $35 (from the App store) or $30 (from the developers site) direct from the site? I mean I currently use iCal for my lesson plans so have I changed my mind? To get my answer, you guessed it, you have to read on past the break.

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My lesson plans are on my desk


For about 8 months I’ve been scouring the Internet for a free, easy to use, attractive, and easy to share lesson planning program. It didn’t matter to me if I could download it or use it online. I found only disappointment in my search (cue sappy violins). Then I came across this eHow article by Heidismiles (that’s her eHow username people) about how iCal can be used as a lesson planner. While this is far from perfect, it had more or less what I was looking for and beat the socks off the competition in my opinion. While Heidismiles’s guide is not bad, I felt it lacked some pictures, so I’m going redo it and throw in a video to boot! Read on past the break to see how iCal can be leveraged to help YOU out with your lesson planning.

PS iCal is only on Mac computers and the glorious video is at the bottom of the post

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