I'm finding myself more and more using the "schedule send" feature in Gmail to get things off my to do list when it is best for me, but to send the message on a date and/or at a time that might be better for the intended recipient. For example, I knew I was going to be off-site one day last week teaching a course at Columbia, but I wanted to send an email in advance of some other work happening that week. I could have sent it immediately after writing it (at like 5 am on a Monday), but instead scheduled for it to send at 9 am on a Tuesday.
Steve and I were guests on Rose Rock Dynamics' podcast The Intersect with Dr. Nabeel Ahmad, one of that firm's founders and principals. Check it out here.
Students in my Organizational Strategy and Learning class contribute to a discussion forum during the asynchronous weeks. This is hybrid course with 3 intensive face-to-face sessions, 5 online sessions, and 6 asynchronous weeks. To summarize their thoughts as part of a learning review, I have found it helpful to whiteboard what I am reading and use that as fodder to share it back with them during an opening synthesis at the start of a synchronous session.
"Harley tore down the existing plant and built a new one. Unlike most factories I’ve seen lately, the new plant in York has people everywhere. There are no robots on the main assembly line (they have various peripheral jobs); instead, hundreds of workers, operating in teams of five or six, manually build each motorcycle. This seemed like an expensive way of doing business, but Magee said that experienced, skilled workers, unlike robots, can constantly adjust to new information."
I attended a terrific webinar facilitated by Jen Cort that explored some very practical and well organized ideas for more inclusive hiring. The point that resonated the most for me was about how to leverage internal communities when hiring (i.e. most schools post on traditional boards but don't necessarily ask parents, former colleagues, alumni to actively help/share in the recruiting process).
Our latest column on Edsurge features an interview with the valuation expert Aswath Damodaran who currently teaches at NYU's Stern School of Business.
You can now read and write Explain Everything (.explain) project files directly from cloud storage locations that are linked in your Files app on iOS. This feature was designed specifically around the Apple Schoolwork work flow, but it works seamlessly with storage providers like Google Drive and Dropbox.
The New Kid is a terrific graphic novel about middle school and modern culture. The writing and format of the book make for an engaging, compelling story that could not have easily been shared another way. The middle school students at my school will have the opportunity to read the book and meet the author soon.