Selected Articles: David Nagel

David Nagel, editorial director
David Nagel is editorial director, education for 1105 Media's Public Sector Media Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal. 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.


Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets: This Week, Next Week, Last Week

We've covered a lot about using custom formulas for conditional formatting in Google Sheets, especially color-coding cells based on the date. Now let's look at how to color-code cells based on whether a date contained in a cell falls in this week, next week, last week or any other week.

Spotlight: NAESP/Crayola Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program

The National Association of Elementary School Principals has partnered with Crayola for this year's Champion Creatively Alive Children grant program, which will award prizes to every applicant who meets the early bird deadline, plus cash and product prizes totaling $3,500 to up to 20 applicants.

Deadline Looms for 'Intent to Apply' Letters for Millions in Federal Grants

The deadline for two major federal grants is upon us. The "intent to apply" letter for the $15 million Magnet Schools Assistance Program Competition grant program is today, Jan. 9.

Technology Use Among Teachers Strong and Growing

The vast majority of teachers are using technology daily with their students, and most say their use of technology will increase even more next year, according to a new study involving 2,500 K–12 teachers.

Microsoft, Code.org Use Minecraft to Teach Coding

Microsoft and Code.org have come together to debut Minecraft Designer, a free tutorial for students aged 6 and up that uses the Minecraft environment to teach coding.

What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for K–12 and Ed Tech?

Disturbingly little is known with any certainty about President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s plans for education. Even credible speculation is difficult, given that Trump is far from a traditional Republican and that his statements on a range of issues have proved somewhat inconsistent over the last year or so. But one thing is certain for a Trump presidency backed by a Republican-dominated Congress: Education policy is going to move in a new direction.

Parallels Remote Application Server 15.5 Supports AWS, Azure, Windows Server 2016

Parallels has released an update to Remote Application Server (RAS). The latest version of the remote desktop software, version 15.5, adds new iOS and Android clients and support for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Windows Server 2016.

Report: Schools Improve Broadband but Lag on Long-Term Goals

The broadband situation in K–12 has improved substantially in the last four years, with most systems reporting that their schools meet or exceed the short-term broadband target of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students set by the FCC. But the goal of 1 Gbps per 1,000 students is still distant for most.

Ed Dept. Launches $680,000 Augmented and Virtual Reality Challenge

The United States Department of Education (ED) has formally kicked off a new competition designed to encourage the development of virtual and augmented reality concepts for education.

Minecraft: Education Edition Now Out in Full Release

The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition is now available. The latest edition adds new features not seen in the preview release, including a "Classroom Mode."

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