Monday, March 7, 2022

Daylight Saving Time is Coming! Here are Some Explanations of It

At this time next week many of us will be moaning about our "lost" hour of sleep resulting from moving our clocks forward. That's right, daylight saving time begins next weekend! I never liked moving my clocks forward in the spring before I had kids. And now as the tired dad of two little kids who don't like to sleep, I really don't like moving the clocks forward.  

If you or your students are wondering why we have to change our clocks next weekend, here are few short explanations.

Daylight Saving Time Explained

Daylight Saving Time 101



Daylight Saving Time Explained



TED-Ed has two lessons that aren't specifically about Daylight Saving Time but are related to the topic. First, The History of Keeping Time explains sundials, hourglasses, and the development of timezones. Second, How Did Trains Standardize Time in the United States? explains the role of railroads in the development of the timezones used in the United States (and most of Canada) today.



Two Webinars Coming Up This Week

As I shared in this week's Practical Ed Tech Newsletter, this week I'm hosting two webinars. 

On Wednesday I'm hosting a webinar for everyone who has recently purchased a copy of my ebook, 50 Tech Tuesday Tips. The webinar is titled A Framework for Technology Integration. In it I'll share my framework for helping teachers use technology in meaningful ways in their classrooms. I'll also provide some examples of how I've done it in the past and how you can replicate them in your school. Get more details about the ebook and webinar here

On Thursday at 4pm ET/ 1pm PT Rushton Hurley from Next Vista for Learning and I are hosting the latest installment of our Two Ed Tech Guys Take Questions series. We'd love to have you join us! You can register for the session right here.