Google Sheets Basics – Making an Interactive Gradebook

The other weekend I presented at the Google for Education AppsEvents South Korea Summit.  I took advantage of this amazing networking opportunity and taught a small group of teachers how to use Google Sheets to create an interactive gradebook.   My session went well but I definitely learned a lot for the next time around.  Check it Read More …

Chuseok at the Striking Ulleungdo Island in Korea, Gateway to Dokdo

A note from Mike:  I’m happy to introduce everyone to Rodrigo!  He’s a hiking buddy and fellow traveler who usually posts travel advice at www.OutOfYourComfortZone.net.  He is LiveTravelTeach’s very first guest blogger and I hope you enjoy the article about his getaway to an exotic island!   Another Chuseok, another long holiday, and another opportunity to explore Read More …

Teaching & Productivity Tricks from AppsEvent’s Google Apps for Education Conference

I went to a Google Apps in Education conference the other weekend.  It was awesome meeting with such like minded people and being surrounded by positive teaching vibes!  We all nerded out a bit in key note speeches and smaller sessions geared towards using technology to enhance our teaching, classrooms, & general productivity.  I learned about auto-grading, auto-data Read More …

Making an online test – Learning Management Systems

I’m at a Google Apps for Education Summit right now!  I’ve learned all about technology and right now we are using Google Forms to create an online test which can go into your teacher website.  I decided to post it here instead!  Leave a comment below if you want to learn how to do it. Read More …

My students picked this picture because…

My Korean co-teacher came up to me and asked if it was okay for the students to show me pictures.  I heard him using my name in class and then speaking Korean for the last 15 minutes but thought nothing of it.  But then they explained in English why they choose each picture specifically for Read More …

The Best Teachers Don’t Do What They’re Told

The Best Teachers Don’t Do What They’re Told This is a great read for any teacher, parent, administrator or anyone who just wants some insight into the teaching world.  Each and every day teachers perform hundreds of tasks; being a teacher can often feel like you are trying to balance a juggling act while giving Read More …

A welcome surprise

At our Monday morning meeting we finally got some answers. My principal went through the routine weekly minutes; bus duty, a few due dates and upcoming events. There was a confusing schedule about parent teacher conferences with a field trip at the end of the month but at the end my principal Jane had a Read More …

“If I had asked…

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” ― Henry Ford Innovation is a spectacular thing.  It has led to great inventions like cars, computers, phones and amazing medical treatments..  Without thinking outside the box we’d still be cutting people’s heads open to alleviate headaches,  bloodletting our sick and Read More …