Monday, January 28, 2019

What's the Difference Between England, Great Britain, and United Kingdom?

Since I've just returned from a trip to London, I figure it's a good time to revisit one of my favorite geography videos. That video is The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained. The video explains name refers to, the differences between the three, and why some people incorrectly use them interchangeably.

Applications for Education
When I taught World Geography one of the things that occasionally baffled and or annoyed my students was my insistence that they knew that United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England are not correct interchangeable terms.This video does a good job of explaining the historical origins as well as modern implications of the differences. My only complaint about the video is the narrator speaks very quickly.

How to Create a Self-grading Quiz from Google Classroom

This afternoon I received an email from a reader who had watched one of my YouTube videos about Google Forms. She wanted to know if it was better to manually place the link to her Google Form into Google Classroom or if she should make the Form within Google Classroom. The answer is that it doesn't really make a huge difference which way you do it because the Form will operate the same regardless of how it was started. All that said, here's how you can create a Google Forms quiz from your Google Classroom Classwork page.

A Few of My 2019 BETT Show Highlights

On Friday evening after spending the day at the 2019 BETT Show I recorded a video of my observations of walking through the maze of vendors. If you didn't see the video on my YouTube channel, you can now watch it as embedded below.

The 2019 Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp

After putting it on hiatus last year, I'm happy announce that the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp is returning this July! Registration is now open for this two-day, hands-on learning experience. This year's workshop will be held at the historic Bethel Inn & Resort in picturesque Bethel, Maine.

Highlights of the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp:
  • Practical ideas for using technology in your classroom.
  • A small, collaborative, hands-on learning environment. Bring your laptop because you’ll be doing, not just listening.
  • Sixteen+ hours of learning in a relaxed and picturesque setting.
  • Develop a repertoire of new tools and tactics to effectively integrate technology into your lessons.

Read more about the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp right here. Super-early registration is $377 which is a savings of $70 compared to the standard registration.

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