Becoming a Best-Practice Organization Through Outsourcing Help Desk Services

Becoming a Best-Practice Organization Through Outsourcing Help Desk Services

Can outsourcing help desk services help you become a best-practice institution? Absolutely. Without a doubt, there are several big benefits when it comes to outsourcing your help desk services: consistent user experience, higher efficiency, and better utilization of valuable resources are just some of the many advantages. But one key benefit that often gets overlooked…
“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “I don’t have time.” It’s teachers most frequently cited reason for not trying a new pedagogical strategy. At least it’s the reason I hear most frequently from middle and high school teachers who say they have no time to innovate because…
Turn CSV Files Into Heat Maps

Turn CSV Files Into Heat Maps

Heat Map Tool is a tool for easily creating heat maps or incident maps from a CSV file. To create a heat map all you need to do is upload a CSV file then specify your desired display attributes like scale, colors, and opacity. You can edit the display attributes of your map whenever you like. If…
Blackboard Trend Report: 5/25/2018

Blackboard Trend Report: 5/25/2018

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. 3 Takeaways From a Book-Length Federal Report on ‘The Condition of Education’ Chronicle of Higher Education …The report, which covers the education…
“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “I don’t have time.” It’s teachers most frequently cited reason for not trying a new pedagogical strategy. At least it’s the reason I hear most frequently from middle and high school teachers who say they have no time to innovate because…
How to Embed Your Slideshows Into Your Blog

How to Embed Your Slideshows Into Your Blog

Yesterday's post about Speaker Deck prompted a few readers to ask me about other options for embedding slideshows into blog posts. The options are different depending upon which slideshow tool you like to use. Therefore, I'm sharing methods for embedding slideshows made with the three most popular presentation tools. Google Slides Follow these steps to…
The three-step path to an accessible school website

The three-step path to an accessible school website

Website accessibility products that check the content of your website against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA) are plentiful and sometimes very detailed. Most of the website accessibility tools are similar in their process, but some are so detailed they leave you in a tailspin of confusion trying to interpret accessibility acronyms and…
“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “I don’t have time.” It’s teachers most frequently cited reason for not trying a new pedagogical strategy. At least it’s the reason I hear most frequently from middle and high school teachers who say they have no time to innovate because…
How to Include a Flickr Slideshow in Google Sites

How to Include a Flickr Slideshow in Google Sites

This afternoon I spent time working with teachers to develop new websites through Google Sites. One of the things that many wanted to include was a slideshow of pictures from classroom activities and field trip activities. One way to do this is to embed a Google Slides presentation into a page. Another way is to…
Scientists Sift for DNA … of the Loch Ness Monster

Scientists Sift for DNA … of the Loch Ness Monster

SCIENCE If the famous cryptid exists, this eDNA hunt ought to find evidence—but if not, scientists will still gain valuable ecological data. (National Geographic) What is the Loch Ness Monster? […]

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