Author Archives: Charlie Love

Batch Script that will list ALL your Google Classrooms in your G:Suite deployment⤴

from @ Charlie Love.org

In a larger deployment of Google G:Suite for Education my previous script for listing all the classrooms fails – it runs out of time.  I’ve now resolved this using script properties and batching the script so that it saves where it gets to before it times out and then schedules …

List all your Google Classrooms using AppScript⤴

from @ Charlie Love.org

As a Google Apps for Education admin you are probably getting everyone into Google Classroom. In my twenty plus years of using technology, Google Classroom is the most focused and useful tool for learning and teaching I’ve ever used.  It does what I want as a teacher: making the digital …

SAMR: modern day educational “snake-oil”.  ⤴

from @ Charlie Love.org

I wrote in a previous post my thoughts on how the SAMR model degrades/demeans meaningful technology based learning activities and directs teachers to think of their use of technology as insufficient if it is not “transformative”. SAMR is not a model of learning. There is no inherent progression in the …

Google Classroom Assignments to Calendar⤴

from @ Charlie Love.org

Services such as “Show MyHomework” provide a calendar of homework allocated to pupils and classes by their teachers.  These simple tools allow files to be attached to homework but require the files to be download to be completed and printed in a traditional manner.  These tools do not integrate the allocation …

Minecraft: A celebration of learning at #Minecon2015⤴

from @ Charlie Love.org

I’ve spent today at MineCon2015 – the world’s biggest computer gaming convention.  10,000 attendees plus hundreds of staff from Mojang and Microsoft, exhibitors and famous YouTubers (Yes, Stampy is here) – all gathered together to celebrate the worldwide phenomenon that is Minecraft. What is Minecraft? Minecraft is an open sandbox …

“You’re not good enough for an exam”⤴

from @ Charlie Love.org

Our new raft of National Qualifications began implementation in 2013 with National 1-5 level qualifications which replaced previous Access, Intermediate and Standard Grade qualifications.  Standard Grade was a multi-level qualification, with three grades: Foundation, General and Credit. Intermediate had two discrete qualifications: Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2. Access courses were …

Could SAMR be a load of tosh?!⤴

from @ Charlie Love.org

It seems that everyone has this idea of the “transformative” use of technology in education. Every technology event I attend, just about every “evangelist” trainer, every company sales person or “education specialist” and every fan-boy/girl has this view that digital technology is a life-changing, wonder tool to inspire and change …

Coding Glow #1: Reminder to Follow⤴

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Office 365 out of the box is neither intuitive or built for learning, but with some set up and direction it could be a very effective environment for online, blended and flipped models of learning. This post is number one of a series of posts I’ll me making on how to …

Technology for Learning? Focus on Learning and Teaching⤴

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Where exactly should we be going with online learning, safe environments and collaborative spaces for teachers and learners?  What is the future of the tools, platforms and services that are available to our schools. I’ve spent a significant about of time working through why technology has failed to meet the …