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Setting Restrictions in a Google Form with FormLimiter

It’s now easy to set access restrictions to your #GoogleForms with #FormLimiter. You can set restrictions by the number of entries submitted, or by a date and time that you select.

 

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Click here for easy instructions on how to add and use FormLimiter to your Google Forms.…

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Remembering the Real Winnie Website Project

Real Winnie Collection WebsiteThis summer and fall one of the big projects I worked on was the creation of a digital collection website as part of a larger project called Remembering the Real Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear Turns 100.  The larger project comprised an exhibit held at the Ryerson Image Centre from November 5 – December 7, 2014, an interactive story website, a short film and the digital collection website.  …

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Know The “Why” and Disrespect the Impossible

After observing many educational leaders and education systems, it’s clear that the following must be present and ubiquitous in a school and district before they can thrive and continue to move forward:

  • Clearly articulated, concise vision and mission
  • Development of the vision and mission is based on research, reflection, and representative of all stakeholder voices
  • Vision and mission drives decision-making at all levels
  • Systems thinking and decision-making is the key to effectiveness and change
  • Leadership hold themselves and others accountable for upholding the vision and mission
  • Proactively tell your story – focus on the “why” of the organization
  • Leadership needs to honor and live the “why” and expect and support this of all others in the system
  • Recognize others for their impact – big or small – on the system
  • Culture and relationships are critical – but not at the expense of the vision and mission
  • Leadership and the organization need to be transparent and authentic
  • Stay focused on what’s right and the “why” of the organization during the difficult times
  • When change is necessary, do it – but in a proactive, not reactive mode
  • Progress monitoring, reflecting, and responding are key to change and growth
  • Complacency and the status quo have no place in the organization
  • “Disrespect the impossible” Jamie Casap, Global Education Evangelist at Google

Take each one of these principles, honestly and authentically reflect on your environment (classroom, school, and/or district), determine strengths and growth areas, and develop a plan of action, that includes progress monitoring and reflection points.…

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Is Twitter the Best Option for Online Professional Development?

@audreywatters :

Despite all the pushes to “bring Twitter to the classroom” and calls to have Twitter “replace traditional professional development,” I’m less and less convinced that’s a good idea — or at least, I’m more and more convinced that we should not rely solely on Twitter as the site for online PD or for online educator community.

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What if we ask more questions?: 2014 Reflections

Over the course of the last year, I've changed the approach with which I participate in conferences, thanks in part to a number of amazing conference experiences (e.g., FUSE14) and a formative conversation I had with +Karl Lindgren-Streicher and +Kristen Swanson at #cue14 last spring (Karl has also written on the conversation).…
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Friendly Monsters

Some recent links from my Pinboard. Mostly related to open resources.

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Exploring innovations in networked work and learning: The open course section of #msloc430

My course – MSLOC 430 – begins for enrolled Northwestern University Master’s in Learning and Organizational Change graduate students on Jan. 8. The following is my near-final draft of how I plan to run an open section of class during six of the 10 weeks in which the MSLOC course runs.…
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Faculty Spotlight: Fall 2014 Faculty Research Grant Recipients, Part 3

We have spent the last several weeks spotlighting the recipients of the Fall 2014 Faculty Research Grants. Get to know these distinguished faculty members below!

Audrey TolouianName: Audrey Tolouian

University: University of Texas at El Paso

Title of Proposal: Factors Influencing Retention Rates for RN to BSN Students

Bio: Dr.

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