Group Link Post 05/22/2016
Google Sheets: Student Practice Template – Teacher Tech
Alice Keeler has put together a nice sheets template with scaffolded activities to introduce students and adults to some basic spreadsheet skills. Excellent resource!
Online Professional Development
Overtime increase won’t skip higher ed | Education Dive
University groups previously decried “a time of limited and sometimes shrinking budgets for higher education,” and called on the Labor Department to lower the threshold and adjust for regional and sector differences. Institutions have pushed back against the significant financial burden associated with raising salaries to meet the threshold or paying overtime for additional hours worked. Though faculty members are still exempt, the status of postdocs with light teaching loads is still in question, and many support staffers are eligible for the increase.
Dropbox unveils new product aimed at higher ed | Education Dive
Dropbox is broadening its sales focus from targeting mostly corporations to trying to attract paid users in higher ed, too. Officials say the intent is for those collaborating on research and potentially sharing high amounts of sensitive data and information to be able to do so in a secure environment that is controlled by the campus CIO. PC World reports the company does not see Dropbox Education as useful for “undergrads who may just need to turn in a paper or two.”
Action Research: Professional Learning from Within – Reading By Example
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