I get several emails a day that are newsletters of what is going on in the world of education and technology. Many I just gloss over, but, every so often, there is something that catches my eye. In the Diigo digest I received this morning, I saw that another teacher on there had bookmarked a YouTube video that they found on UpWorthy. I know that his fall has been insane for everyone: changing schedules, new observation form, new administration, getting use to changes on IC, and the list goes on. It's easy to feel like you are barely keeping your head above water these days. As such this inspirational talk by Shane Koyczan, with accompaniment by Hannah Epperson, entitled "Remember How We Forgot" was one that I couldn't help but post here. It's awesome. And so worth the six minutes to watch it. Let me know what you think. And remember, just keep swimming.
I had a teacher ask me if there was a way to hide or remove students who are no longer in your class. The answer is maybe. It depends on if they are officially dropped from your class and appearing as red in your roster and gradebook. If not, then no, you cannot remove them until they have been unenrolled from the class. If the student is showing up as red in your gradebook though, you can hide them so you don't have to worry about them. Here is a screenshot to help you do it: