My Weekly Diigo Bookmarks (March 15, 2015)

Google Classroom iPad App User Guide for Teachers - by - Google Docs


Why Deep Reading is Suffering as Technology Advances

What do you think? Is it not possible to deep read in an electronic book format? I find that reading on the iPad may come with a few distractions, but I also really enjoy being able to quickly look up related information to further explore ideas, facts, words, and so on.


Workflow: Moderate Student Email-Posted Videos to YouTube

Good overview of workflow for classrooms uploading videos directly to a class YouTube Channel.


The Right Way to End a Meeting

Simple but effective way to ensure that everyone is on the same page


4 Tips For Making Professional Looking Google Docs


RT Collab on Strikingly

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Core Strength Moves

If you're looking to improve your core, squat.

The Compelled Educator: Ideas for Using Google Hangouts in the Classroom

Ideas for Using Google Hangouts in the Classroom via @Jennifer_Hogan #ALedchat


The Importance of Student Reflection


Frankie’s New 3D Printed Hand | Enabling The Future

A story abut our middle school students and what they did with their 3-d printer


The iPad Goes to School: The Rise of Educational Tablets - Businessweek


BPS Foundational Apps


How to use Google Classroom for professional development


Drive Your Classroom Guide - Google Docs

Great Resource from Rich Kiker


iMovies on paper with Aurasma

From Chris Casal - a great addition to the traditional bulletin board by using Aurasma for links to multi-media presentations (iMovie)


Highlander Institute Blends Rhode Island

Great overview of how the Highlander Institute supports Blended Learning for schools in the state of Rhode Island


Blizzard Bag Assignments

Link to Google Drive Folders from Buckeye Valley Schools in Ohio


Grade 1 Blizzard Bag Assignment from Norwalk, Ohio


Inside the film room: Transition defense | Comcast SportsNet -

Inside the film room with Brad Stevens: Transition defense #Celtics


New York Public School Abolishes Homework

P.S. 116 will be a very interesting school to keep an eye on. Researchers will doubtlessly analyze whatever effects result from every student's dream come true: the abolition of homework.


Video, Transcript & Excerpts From President Obama’s Extraordinary Selma Speech


How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?

Great post by Jackie Gerstein on the science of learning.


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Patrick Larkin is the Assistant Superintendent for Learning of Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, MA and the former principal of Burlington High. He blogs about education at