Hyperdocs: Managing Multiple Classes with Different Collaborative Documents

The Background:

Today I finally got caught up on over a month’s worth of Voxes in the #ConnectedTL Voxer group. One conversation during that time was about how to manage Hyperdoc game boards that have collaborative elements when using it with multiple classes or periods.

The Problem:

The issue that was put forward was how to manage having multiple classes get the same game board with each student getting their own copy while still having linked collaborative documents that are unique for each group of students.

The Solution:

The solution that I came up with is to have an intermediary document that serves as a launch pad for those different collaborative documents. The solution I found also restricts access to those documents to the group of students that I want to have it.

Visually:    Each individual student’s game board -> Launch document -> All different collaborative documents with access restrictions enabled.

Because describing this is words is difficult to make clear, please watch my screencast of how to make this work.

I would love any feedback about the process and how to make it clearer!

Happy Hyperdocing!

#GAFE4littles Archived

Shortly after I started my new Twitter handle for education (@mcarlingoldberg) I ran across Christine Pinto’s feed (@PintoBeanz11) she is an educator who teaches Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and is successfully using Google Apps For Education (GAFE) with her students. I have found my interactions with her to be very awesome and the resources that are starting to be shared around #GAFE4littles, the hashtag she started, are going to be very useful to primary teachers.

In order to save all of that wonderful information in a usable format I started archiving the #GAFE4littles hashtag as of today.

A searchable archive of the tweets can be found here: https://bit.ly/GAFE4littlesArchive

Please share this resource with all of your colleagues who teach primary grades they will get a lot from what everyone is sharing.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to archive the tweets prior to 6/12/16. If you know how to archive older tweets containing a specific hashtag, please let me know, I would love to get everything.

UPDATED 6/21/2016:I forgot to include Christine’s site. Tech With Pinto.
Also, I managed to use Twitter advanced search to find all of the old tweets and Snagit to get a picture of it. Still looking for a way to pull the actual tweets to make them searchable.

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(Crosspost) Digital Citizenship – Strong, Memorable Passwords

(Crossposted from my EdTechTeam Teacher Leader Certificate Portfolio  https://mcarlingoldbergtlcportfolio.wordpress.com)

It is 2016, as educators it is no longer enough to teach our kids how to keep themselves safe on the streets because so much of all of our lives takes place on the internet. Internet safety is one aspect of Digital Citizenship in which we must make sure that our students and children are fully fluent. One aspect of internet safety that I think is incredibly important for everyone, child or adult, to get behind and understand is the need for strong, memorable passwords.

Strong, memorable passwords that are unique to every situation are an absolute necessity in today’s world. Having weak passwords, especially if you reuse them in different places, is like asking someone to steal your identity, your money, even your safety as they get access to all of your personal data and accounts online.

Generally, most people do passwords very badly. Even those who actually try to have good passwords. One aspect of this is illustrated by the XKCD comic.

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