Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Creating GeoMaps in Google Spreadsheets

An often underused feature of Google Spreadsheets is the chart feature. When you create a spreadsheet from either a spreadsheet or a form, you have the ability to insert a chart with selected data. That chart has great educational potential.

For instance, you can make a GeoMap chart to show regions where more people live or where more people  want to travel, etc. You could also do one over political turmoil. As students enter in data, they can plot a variety of charts.

Check out some of the great charts Google offers tutorials on (beginning with Google's GeoMap chart):

Google Charts and more!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Digital Learning Day

Are you celebrating? If not, find out why you should!

At one of my campuses, we are using Digital Learning Day, February 6, 2013 (second inaugural) to bring in local "techsperts" to speak to our students. We are have students showcase their own digital learning to the community. And, we are using the day to celebrate the ways in which our students are prepared for the 21st century.

Interested? Read more here.

Want to participate? Find out more ways!

Ready to spread the word? Start now!

Digital Learning Day is sponsored by AT&T, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ISTE, SMART, Pearson, ETS, Intel, Verizon, and many, many more.

Check out Digital Learning Day and see what you can do to celebrate student, teacher, and community achievements.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Google Literacy?

What does meaning literate mean in the age of Google and new technologies?

Dan Russell of Google gives a great lecture on new age literacy. He is one of their lead "searchers" and defines a new way of acquiring, gathering/building, and sharing knowledge.

Check out his speech to Princeton University in February 2012: