Personalized Learning Struggles / Reading & Writing Tools / Micromanager Test

August 19th, 2017

Personalized learning seems ideal to me, but it isn’t easy to deliver. Here are some common struggles. Then it’s digital tools for reading and writing and how to know if you are a micromanager. On to tips for schools using text messaging, how to forgive, who still supports Common Core, a Les Brown quote, and how to know if you are average.

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Simple Ways to Boost Your Confidence as a Writer by Brenda Berg

August 18th, 2017

Simple Ways to Boost Your Confidence as a Writer by Brenda Berg offers advice for beginning and experienced writers along with several tools that can get you going and ignite your passion for getting your message out. Also, check out Brenda’s blog.

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Medical VR / Online Ed Accountability / Techy Parent Communication

August 17th, 2017

Medical VR
Learn how the medical profession is already using virtual reality. Then it’s accountability for online education and techy ways to communicate with parents. On to apps and websites for reading aloud, classroom economy ideas, a PBL cheat sheet, a faculty room quote, and iconic movies by state.

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Learn-to-Code Tool / New Teacher Books / Sidewalk Chalk

August 16th, 2017

Check out a new learn-to-code tool as presented by a nine-year-old. Then it’s books for new teachers and starting the school year with sidewalk chalk. On to the effects of texting and tweeting on student writing, picture books that inspire hope, teaching social-emotional skills, a Dan Rockwell quote, and a wardrobe malfunction.

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Smartphone Threat / Device-Driven Cheating / Learn With Animation

August 15th, 2017

Cellphone Damage
Are smartphones really threatening our kids? One study thinks so. Then it’s what kids are really doing with their smartphone and how animations can be powerful learning tools. On to how to spot a Twitter bot, screencasting activities for learning, beginning of the year surveys for teachers, a John Carver quote, and a scale model activity that your kids can do.

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