Real-Life In Class / Professional Learning Tips / Text Scam Lesson

July 20th, 2017

If you want to bring some real-life in class, here are some tips. Then it’s improving professional learning and how to spot text scams. On to the lowdown on #Edchat, when to trust unnamed sources, growing teachers, a Woody Allen quote, and an absurdly accurate card thrower.

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Math as Maker Workshop / Great Leader Tricks / Let Kids Goof Off

July 19th, 2017

If you want to turn your math classes around try making things. Then it’s what great leaders do and why you should let kids goof off. On to protecting and securing your Chromebooks, a unicycle trip across China, developing mathematical reasoning, a heaven and hell quote, and one hilarious flowchart.

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Six Questions for Students / Test Results = Zip Code / Flipping Kids

July 18th, 2017

Start with questions students should answer at the beginning of an assignment or unit. Then it’s how test results don’t tell you what kids know and how to flip kids in a positive direction. On to a peer feedback app, igniting student engagement, making connections with your students, a Justin Tarte quote, and China bans Winnie the Pooh.

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Data for Data’s Sake / Personalized Learning / Learning Not Tech

July 17th, 2017

Are your teachers focusing too much on data and not enough on students? Then it’s how two schools do personalized learning and focussing on learning rather than technology. On to global classroom connections, NY State’s dangerous school rating plan, Starr Sackstein’s latest, a Charles Darwin quote, and a toilet paper wedding gown contest.

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School as Disney World / Math Shorts / Screens Go To School

July 16th, 2017

Disney World is a happy magical place. Wouldn’t it be nice if your school was too? Then it’s Math Shorts from Planet Nutshell and urging kids to bring their screens to school. On to social media on the toilet, teaching yourself design, encouraging personalized learning, a @motivational quote, and a color-shifting flock of birds.

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