Building Growth Mindsets / Inspire Student Inventors / Setbacks as Opportunities

January 20th, 2017

Mindset
The good people at Edutopia set a record with four my eight Net Nuggets today. Start with building growth mindsets, inspiring student inventors, and setbacks as opportunities. On to finding your iPhone, pain and the brain, another blow for high-stakes testing, a Seth Godin quote, and a girl and her cat.

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Healthy Homework / Differentiate with Social Media / 2017’s Top Fields

January 19th, 2017

Homework
Is homework healthy at your school? Be sure to read this. Then it’s social media tools for differentiated learning and 2017’s top employment fields. On to social media and student/teacher relationships, super heating water in a microwave, avoiding flipped learning sins, a Justin Tarte quote, and things you may not know about Pixar movies.

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Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans

January 17th, 2017
Designing Life

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans offers time-tested advice for becoming the best version of yourself possible. The advice here can help even if you are already fairly happy with your life. Their website also contains useful resources and supplements to the book.

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Obama’s Last Ed Tech Hurrah / Why Teach Code / Underrated Opera

January 16th, 2017

Last Hurah
Like he has with other things, President Obama is trying to shake up higher ed as well. Then it’s how and why to teach coding and why Opera is underrated. On to school worker fired for correcting student on Twitter, incorporating growth mindset tips, reasons for Genius Hour, a Maya Angelou quote, and are conservative politicians really more attractive?

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Tech Boosts Performance / Master Assessment Language / Spreadsheet History

January 15th, 2017

Tech Boosts
Here are six ways that technology can boost student performance. Then it’s tips for mastering assessment language and the story of the first spreadsheet. On to awesome apps for teachers, building a better you, a guide to teacher questioning, a life design quote, and masturbating at work?

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