[2022 version] So you are leaving us…

Goodbye

Your @ecolint.ch, @learning.ecolint.ch or @pgce.ecolint.ch account is a ‘Google Workspace for Education’ account. Depending on whether you are a staff member, a PGCE student or an Ecolint student dictates how much time you have to get any content out of your account before it is deactivated and then deleted. Ecolint students – you have five … Read more

Weekly post #55 – Interview Warmup, mote’s STEM model and the work of Childnet

Google Interview Warmup

Google’s Interview Warmup Google released Interview Warmup this week as part of their Grow with Google programme. The Interview Warmup is interesting. It poses interview questions, it then transcribes the responses and offers tool to highlight the most-used words, job-related terms etc. Even if you are not looking for a new job the technologies here … Read more

Weekly post #54 – Filter views, dropdown chips and pause before you share online!

May 2022 - Chips

How to use Google Sheets Filter Views If you get shared a Google Sheets spreadsheet with loads and loads of data on it and decide to filter the view – you are doing that for everybody who visits that spreadsheet. This situation is why ‘Filter views’ has been added to Google Sheets. Watch this video … Read more

Weekly post #52 – Email draft template, a Mote Essential PD byte session, screen time conversations and the Canopy magazine

Email draft Smart Chip

Canopy magazine – for teachers using Google Workspace for Education Canopy is a Google for Education partner based in the UK. They recently launched a magazine for teachers using Google Workspace for Education (like we do). You browse the magazine here and sign up for magazine updates and access to download individual articles. New email … Read more

Weekly post #38 – Family focused – a podcast, a toolkit and some apps

Family focused

This is the 38th ‘weekly post’ that I have added to digitaltechnologies.education. The 37 other posts where primarily aimed at educators. From now on I am going to try and add a monthly post focused upon digital citizenship considerations that both educators and families may find engaging. Is it possible to make the internet safe … Read more

Weekly post #33 – Google I/O and WWDC

WWDC

It is the season of developer conferences. Both Google and Apple have had their annual (online) developer conference in the last few weeks. These conferences are not focused upon ‘educational technology’ but technologies they announce and discuss will have impacts upon us, our student and upon education as a whole. Both of the condensed video … Read more

12 YouTube channels to watch with your children/parents

YouTube

This post is aimed at the parents (and students) at International School of Geneva – Campus des Nations following this week’s ‘Meet the Technology for Learning Coordinator’ session. The idea is to share with you 12 YouTube channels that I think are great for parents to watch with their children. Some are silly, some are … Read more

[2021 version] So you are leaving us…

Goodbye

Your @ecolint.ch, @learning.ecolint.ch or @pgce.ecolint.ch account is a ‘Google Workspace for Education’ account. Depending on whether you are a staff member, a PGCE student or an Ecolint student dictates how much time you have to get any content out of your account before it is deactivated and then deleted. Ecolint students – you have five … Read more

Weekly post #28 – your digital hygiene routine and the possibilities of Kami

Windows + L

Three things to check out Changing your password(s) How long have you had the same password? How many of your digital accounts have the same password? The regular changing key passwords should be part of your ‘digital hygiene’ routine. As educators we should be modelling such practices to the students we support. Locking your laptop … Read more

Weekly post #27 – A digital decency manifesto, rich text in Classroom, breakout rooms in Meet and an audio tour in Google Arts & Culture

Digital decency manifesto

Four things to check out. A digital decency manifesto Do we need a digital decency manifesto? Set up Google Meet breakout rooms via Google Calendar It would seem that this is now available for our @ecolint.ch accounts. Rich text in now available in Google Classroom Alice Keeler is worth following for edtech ideas and updates. … Read more