Disturbing K Trend / Immigration Effect / 100 Ed Hashtags

July 21st, 2017

K Trends
Are you disturbed by the increased academic pressure in kindergarten? If so you are not alone. Then it’s the financial impact of immigration and 100 hashtags for educators. On to 26 free Twitter analytics tools, how laptops in class distract, reducing teacher workload, a Justin Tarte quote, and playing guitar with a piano.

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

July 20th, 2017

Real-Life
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

Bananas
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

Questions
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

Data
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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