Top Online Learning Tools to Finally Master Your Second Language by Joan Selby

June 27th, 2017

2nd Language
Top Online Learning Tools to Finally Master Your Second Language by Joan Selby introduces six apps you can use to learn another language. They all seem to have their strengths. Some are free while some come at a reasonable cost. You might be more likely to stick with the effort if you have some skin in the game. Thanks, Joan.

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Compliance Isn’t Innovation / Maker Dads / Staying Positive

June 26th, 2017

Compliance
Start with a take by George Couros on the difference between complience and innovation. Then it’s maker dads and how to stay positive. On to languages for programming bots, teacher salaries and living costs by state, expanding a leader’s influence, an Edith Wharton quote, and a site with all animals all the time.

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Learning Space Science / On Task Tyranny / Dyslexia as a Gift

June 25th, 2017

Spaces
There is some science to designing learning spaces. How do your learning spaces measure up? Then it’s the tyranny of being constantly on task and how dyslexia can be a gift. On to meeting needs with gamification, teaching news literacy, teaching kids to think, a relationships quote, and a close up of a breaching whale.

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August 21st Solar Eclipse-Details, Maps, & Glasses-Time to Plan Ahead

June 24th, 2017

Eclipse
Today’s focus is the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse that will be a total eclipse in a large swath across the U.S. It’s the first coast to coast Eclipse since 1918. It’s time to get some eye protection and consider a trip to the path of totality. Then it’s learning chemistry with VR, playing with fourth-dimensional objects, applying brain science in your class, a restful quote with a TED Talk on sleep, and some amazing mixed reality technology.

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How Writing Can Boost Your Creativity and Help You Inspire Others by Samantha Anderson

June 23rd, 2017

Creative
How Writing Can Boost Your Creativity and Help You Inspire Others by Samantha Anderson offers some specific ideas to help budding writers be more creative and inspire others.

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