Minecraft in Class / Finnish Lessons / Top Emerging Technologies

Minecraft
Educators Shape Minecraft’s Growing Presence in the Classroom. Thanks to new teacher-approved features, adding the video game to your class is even easier. @megbcortez @EdTech_K12

Seven reasons Finland’s education system puts the US model to shame – This makes it easy to see what the US might try. @chriswweller @businessinsider @SitAtTheTable @wef

Forrester’s Top 15 Emerging Technologies To Watch, 2017 – 2021 – This is good learning for students and teachers alike. @forbes @nancyrubin @ipfconline1

Social/Mobile Media Education

Ten Less Known Google Apps You Must Try – Have ten teachers each try one and report back. @Raja31Sekar @DroidViews @mythsysizer @efitz_edtech

Learning

Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers – Teaching a growth mindset is vital, here’s how. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED

Leadership/Parenting

Six Questions To Ask Your Students On Day One – This could also be a good writing assignment. @jsm2272 @ASCD

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Should educators ask students to do something that they themselves are unwilling to do? @sarah_driessens

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

A Simple Guide On How To Become A Genius – Be sure to let your students watch this short [3:07] animation and look for more cool videos by The School of Life. @TheSchoolOfLife

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

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Grit

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Glasses

Check my post from 6/24/2017 if you want to plan for the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017

Teen Driving Basics: What Your New Driver Should Know About Car Maintenance by Mark Conor

Good Luck Learning a Foreign Language in American Schools – This is my latest post for Starr Sackstein’s Ed Week Teacher blog. I don’t mean it as criticism of foreign language teachers. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein

Special Education 2.0: Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes by Yong Zhao & Friends

Never Send a Human to Do a Machine’s Job: Correcting the Top 5 EdTech Mistakes by Yong Zhao, Gaoming Zhang, Jing Lei, and Wei Qiu

Check out my tes author page. @DrDougGreen @tesusa

Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by Peggy Orenstein

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