Bookmarked Re: Get direct download link of a file in OneDrive for Business (TECHCOMMUNITY.MICROSOFT.COM)
Use "Get link", then use "People with existing access" to get the direct link to the file. Then, the url will be direct path to Now, just remove everything after the ? and put in download=1 and magic happens.

This works fine with files in Glow OneDrive even for publicly shared files.

I’ve started to use it on my class blog to share files. Here is a simple example. A PowerPoint on my onedrive, publicly shared, the first link is the standard share link, the second has the download parameter.

Bookmarked Among Us in the Classroom | #AmongUsEDU by Carrie (
Please note: I know there are a TON of game mechanics in Among Us. I am only sharing the ones that I thought would work for my students, my classroom, during COVID (6 feet apart and no sharing materials ), and with students in person and remote

Looks interesting. My class are pretty interested in this game and play their own version in the playground.

Bookmarked Making & Moving with Micro:bit & Scratch (

Making & Moving with Micro:bit & Scratch

A google doc:

The Scratch Team will show you how to get up and running with micro:bit and Scratch. We’ll demo a variety of projects that connect Scratch to the physical world using micro:bit. The session will end with sharing resources that support making and moving with micro:bit and Scratch!

Bookmarked How the Salesforce acquisition of Slack shows how Microsoft won out by Casey Newton (The Verge)
When it entered the market, Slack was a scrappy, independent entry in the era of worker-centered tools. But five years after formally challenging Microsoft, the company is being acquired by Salesforce for just shy of $30 billion. Casey Newton explains how this signals the end of era, not just for Slack but for workplace tools at large.

This was an interesting read.

I’ve not really spent much time in Slack. I have used Teams most days since the start of the pandemic.

I do have a tendency to prefer ‘one job’ tools (with pipes) rather than suites of apps.

I also have a tendency to bet on tech losers

Bookmarked Cash for Questions (
Bribing children is so tempting. What they want, especially when they're young, is sometimes so cheap, so easy to acquire, that the temptati...

Found via @dgilmour.

50 years ago, Edward Deci gave different groups of students a Soma cube puzzle to solve. Some were paid to take part, others weren’t. When he announced that the time was up, the students that were paid to work on the task just put the cube down and walked away.

David’s tweet also lead to

Comments on ClassDojo controversy and Killer Apps for the Classroom? by Ben Williamson

I’ve never been a great one for points and the like in class, mostly due to my inability to be consistent enough in their use and unexamined distaste.

There are echos in the Doing Data Differently project. I’ve been listening to some of the colloquium videos and finding them though provoking.