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Three Google Gemini Tips
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Three Google Gemini Tips

Earlier this month Google rebranded Bard to Gemini. Why they did that isn’t terribly important (presumably to be able to monetize it better). What is important is that you know Gemini offers the same functionality as Bard. On that note, here are a few functions of Gemini that are helpful to teachers and students.  Draft…

Search in the Age of AI
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Search in the Age of AI

In Teaching Search Strategies to History Students I wrote about the importance of identifying the goal of a research task before ever typing a query into a search box. I was reminded of that last week when someone asked me “what does the research process look like in the age of AI?” My short answer…

Three Quick Quiz Tips
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Three Quick Quiz Tips

A couple of weeks ago I shared a few ways to speed up the process of giving your students meaningful feedback when they take a quiz or submit a writing assignment. (If you missed that newsletter, you can see it here). This week I have some tips for quickly creating quizzes and similar assignments.  Repurpose…

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Fun Facts and Other Stuff..

You made it this far?! You must really like my site.

I love to ride bikes, ski, fish, and play with my kids. I occasionally ride in races like Unbound Gravel 200.

Ride bikes, be happy.

People who hear me speak often say, “has anyone ever told you that you sound like Ray Romano?”

Cartoon effect made with Canva.

With a background in history it’s only fitting that I live in an old house in a historic neighborhood.

Not my house.
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