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The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online

The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online by TeachThought Staff How can you promote digital citizenship in students? We’ve offered that the definition of digital citizenship can be thought of as, roughly, “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” In short, […]

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Online Coding School Lambda Raises $30M, Looks Toward Medicine and Cybersecurity

Coding bootcamps have been quick to adopt income-share agreements, or ISAs, as they work to figure out funding models amid a fast-changing industry.The model typically entails students paying back a portion of their salary after completing a program and landing a job, rather than paying tuition up front. And even as questions remain about whether or not this unregulated financing model will work in the long run, more alternative education providers schools—and even some universities—are giving ISAs a try.

Customizing Fonts and Emojis in Google Docs

By default every document that you create in Google Docs will have 11 point Arial font unless you change it. You can change that to one of more than 450 font options. To access and add custom fonts to your Google Documents and Slides select "add fonts" from the bottom of the font selection menu that you've always used in Google Drive. Selecting "add fonts" will open up a new menu in which you can mix and match fonts to your heart's content. The screenshots below provide visual directions.

New Themes and Drag & Drop Organization for Google Classroom

Earlier today Google unveiled a couple of new features for Google Classroom. First, you can now rearrange the order of assignments and materials in your Classwork page by simply dragging and dropping them into a new order. Second, Google Classroom now has 78 more color scheme themes that you can apply to your Classrooms.

Putonio

¡Atención! Un putonio no es lo que estás pensando. Putonio es un término propio de la enología. Es una palabra de origen húngaro que tiene un uso muy especializado.

How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

There are endless distractions for kids these days—from games to music and social media. Some are serious and hurtful, too, like bullying. And all of this is amplified online.

What’s Your Edtech Business Plan Worth?

For the past decade, the most esteemed business plan competition for edtech entrepreneurs has been held by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and sponsored by Milken Family Foundation. The 2019 competition opens January 8 and will accept applications until February 13. Even better, this year, the program aims to crank up the value that it provides to entrepreneurs.

Make Your Classroom More Like a Playground Than a Playpen Using ‘Hard Fun’

Every educator knows that children, especially those 4 to 7, learn a great deal through play. Harnessing that power for classroom learning can be tricky, though.

What’s an HBX Again? Nevermind. Harvard Business School Rebrands Its Online Offerings.

Harvard University’s famed business school has an announcement to make: Forget HBX. From now on the school will instead refer to its online offerings under a more straightforward banner, Harvard Business School Online.

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A New Way to Add Drawings to Google Docs

It's the first full week of the year and Google has already added new features to G Suite for Education. Yesterday, Google's G Suite Updates Blog carried the announcement that we'll soon have a new way to add drawings to Google Documents.

Are School Districts Starting to Understand the Scope of Security Threats?

A few years ago, cybersecurity threats were not on the radar of most school district leaders, much less top items in their budgets. But today, it’s one of the highest priority issues facing school technology departments.That’s according to the sixth annual broadband and infrastructure report released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit made up of K-12 school technology leaders.

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