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Selected Articles: David Nagel

David Nagel, Campus Technology and THE Journal
David Nagel is the executive producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. The articles listed below represent a sampling of his recent work. To find the 1,000 most recent articles by David, please use our online search tool.


Google Sheets: Using Custom Formulas in Conditional Formatting

This week's tutorial covers a number functions in Google's Spreadsheet app, Google Sheets. Here we take a practical look at using weekdays in calculations, introduce "if" statements and learn how to refer dynamically to the contents of a current cell.

Google Expands Public Maps Collection, Adds Resources for Educators and Students

Google is opening up its Google Maps Gallery service with an expanded array of historical and contemporary maps, as well as tools for students and educators that will allow them to create and edit their own maps.

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I can summarize my impression of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet PC in a single word: "Finally!" But that wouldn't make for a very informative article. So let me explain in a bit more detail.

Chromebooks Surge in K-12 as Tablets Drop Off

Personal computing devices are continuing to surge in K-12, but tablets have lost a lot of their momentum. According to a new report, notebooks — especially Chromebooks — are back on top as tablet shipments were decimated in the latest quarter.

Widespread 3D Printing in Classrooms Still a Decade Out

While schools have slowly begun adopting 3D printing technologies, mainstream adoption in education and among consumers is still a long way off, according to a new analysis.

Special Ed Target of $4 Million in Federal Grants

A total of $4 million in federal funds is being awarded to institutions training the next generation of special education professionals.

Google's Free LMS 'Classroom' Goes Live

Google's free learning management system, Google Classroom, is now in full release and is being made available today to all Apps for Education customers.

Arkansas Moves Toward Statewide Broadband in Schools

The state of Arkansas has joined a pilot that aims to deliver high-speed broadband to all K-12 schools. Arkansas is now the second state to be named to the pilot program.

OpenStax Aims To Bring Free Digital Textbooks to High Schools

OpenStax, which provides free, peer-reviewed undergraduate textbooks and supporting materials for colleges and universities, has set its sights on K-12 education for the first time.

End High School Exit Exams in Light of Common Core, Researchers Argue

High school exit exams may increase dropouts among vulnerable students, hinder college success and even negatively impact earnings for those who join the workforce immediately after high school. That's the bad news. The worse news, according to a new report, is that the exit exam situation is becoming legally, politically and academically more complex and burdensome for schools and students as Common Core assessments are transitioned in.