Four common assessment themes from across the globe

Four common assessment themes from across the globe

Building a culture of assessment in support of continual improvement is no easy task. It involves the continuous review of student performance on expected program outcomes, reflection on teaching and learning and accountability for making program level improvements. It is as difficult in Massachusetts or Idaho as it is in Amman, Jordan or Istanbul, Turkey.…
Dimensions – An Academic Research Engine

Dimensions – An Academic Research Engine

When it comes to searching for research studies and other academic articles many people turn to Google Scholar. But as your friendly librarian will tell you, there are still other databases that you should try. Dimensions is one such example of that. Dimensions is a search engine focused on helping users discover research publications including…
What Causes Body Odor? – A TED-Ed Lesson

What Causes Body Odor? – A TED-Ed Lesson

What Causes Body Odor? is a new TED-Ed lesson that every middle school health teacher will want to bookmark. The lesson explains where body odor comes from, the processes that and contribute to body odor, and how antiperspirants work. What Causes Body Odor? is part of TED-Ed playlist called Gross Science. Gross Science includes video…
Monet Was Here – Take a Google Earth Tour of Monet's Works

Monet Was Here – Take a Google Earth Tour of Monet's Works

Monet Was Here is a new exhibit on Google Arts & Culture. The exhibit coincides with the opening of a new Monet exhibit at the National Gallery London. The Monet Was Here online exhibit features works that are on display at National Gallery London and other museums around the world. Monet Was Here includes a…
Blackboard Trend Report: 3/9/2018

Blackboard Trend Report: 3/9/2018

Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of some of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. Districts Turn to Social Media, But Parents Prefer Emails, Calls, and Texts Education Week Parents want schools to communicate with them via…
ReCall Study Time – An Extension to Get You Back on Task

ReCall Study Time – An Extension to Get You Back on Task

ReCall Study Time is a Chrome extension that is designed to help you stop wasting time on social media sites and get back on task. With the extension installed and enabled you'll see a big reminder to get back on task whenever you try to open Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, or Instagram in a new…
Defining Digital Transformation: Let’s start with participate!

Defining Digital Transformation: Let’s start with participate!

This is a guest post by Dr. Kenneth E. Russell, Vice President of Digital Transformation and Chief Information Officer at Pfeiffer University. It’s great to see discussions and questions regarding Digital Transformation beginning to emerge. For the past few years or so, it’s been top of mind with so many of the folks I’ve been around…
Fast Advanced Google Search

Fast Advanced Google Search

Google's advanced search tools can help students find useful information that doesn't necessarily appear at the top of search results pages. Unfortunately, students often forget about the advanced search options or don't even know where to find them. There is a Chrome extension that aims to help alleviate those problems. Fast Advanced Google Search is…
Writing an RFP for help desk services? Here are a few smart tips to help

Writing an RFP for help desk services? Here are a few smart tips to...

So, you have to write a Request for Proposal (RFP) for your help desk services? Not to worry, Tracy Smith, Director of Service Support Operations at the University of Virginia, recently delivered a webinar about launching and managing a partnership with a support provider. During the webinar, he shared several important considerations to consider when…
Three Earth Day Resources

Three Earth Day Resources

Earth Day is coming up in a few weeks. Here are a few resources that you might consider incorporating into your Earth Day lesson plans. I'll be sharing more resources later this week. Google offers tours in its Explore Climate Change series. The tours explore the actions of organizations to prevent or adapt to climate change in…

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