Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

The tech giant’s Be Internet Awesome campaign now includes a free course for teachers.


Here is the path to some great online tools that will help you teach digital and information literacy.


7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

“I’m fascinated by trying to look forward rather than looking at what schools look like now,” said Alan November during a presentation at the conference. November has long been invested in education, first as a teacher and now has a consultant and speaker. He suggests that to fundamentally change, education leaders need to define a new role for learners and then hire teachers who can help nurture those qualities. With that in mind, November proposes seven questions that he thinks should become standard in the interviewing and hiring process.


I’ve been working with education technology since the 1980’s.  I can attest to the reality that schools (and teachers) are slow to change.  This article shows how principals can stack the deck when they hire ‘future ready teachers’. 

Learning theories and online learning | Tony Bates

Chapter 3 of my open textbook on ‘Teaching in a Digital Age‘ is about theory and practice in teaching for a digital age, which I am still in the process of writing. I have to admit that I approached writing about learning theories with some dread. In particular I was concerned (in order of dread) that:


This is why I often say, “When Tony Bates speaks, I listen.” ~ lessons from a master!

Update – New Google Sites – Use iframes to insert gadgets – Google Sites Experts Designs Development Intranets Websites

You can now embed other websites, Google Apps Scripts and App Maker in new Google Sites. For full instructions and a full-screen video see Embed Websites and Apps Scripts using iframes.


Google sites now allows you to embed content using iframes. A long overdue feature that is here at last! 

University of New England: Educational Technologist

The Educational Technologist is responsible for working with Subject Matter Experts, faculty and other stakeholders to update, refresh and redesign the multimedia components of online learning experiences for a variety of courses while also supporting online instructors as they teach a course.


This is a full time face to face job at the University of New England,  Portland ME.