Illiterate Finnish K’s – Duncan’s Replacement: NY’s Take – Free eBooks

October 3rd, 2015

In Finland kids get to play in kindergarten rather than engage in endless academic work like many kids in the US. Then it’s a fairly negative take on Arnie Duncan’s replacement from New York where he was commissioner, and some free eBooks. On to privacy protection for students, a Charon flyby, VAM the sham, a Lolly Daskal quote, and how to get a grandchild.

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Help Students Think – School Reform Poll – Games Teach Coding

October 2nd, 2015

If you want to do a better job teaching students to think, here are some good ideas. Then it’s the Gallup Poll on school reform, and five games that teach coding. On to six video editing apps, how to create a positive fitness experience, why to ditch behavior charts, an environmental quote, and a great stop-motion animation.

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Drone App Banned – Forward-Leaning Curriculum – Ed Tech Teacher Questions

October 1st, 2015

Here is a Twitter account to follow if you want to know where the US military drones are striking. Then it’s how to set up a forward-leaning curriculum, and ed tech question you should ask teachers. On to Twitter busting the 140 character limit, how to make a maker heaven, an interesting teaching idea, a Derek McCoy quote, and Metallica on a keytar.

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Gifted Lessons For All – VR Comes to School – Creativity Resources

September 30th, 2015

Start with my take on how some gifted programs should be changed. This has touched many nerves. Then it’s the beginning of virtual reality in school, and a ton of creativity resources. On to how to be a more creative blogger, ditching graphing calculators for apps, humans vs machines, a hard work/luck quote, and a very cool frisbee throw/catch.

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Tech Teaching Changes – Mars Water Animation – What Muslims Believe

September 29th, 2015

Has technology changed teaching? Check this link to see how teaching you know measures up. Then it’s an animation of water on Mars, and find out what Muslims around the world believe. On to Twitter for superintendents, flipping mistakes, how to get your joy back, a Mark Twain quote, and popping corn on the cob.

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