Synthetic Opioid Deaths / Immersive Tech & VR Soar / Make School Relevant

An 18-Year-Old Girl Died From a Synthetic Opioid She Bought Online. A fatal overdose leads detectives into the Dark Web, where lab-created opioids are bought with Bitcoin. It’s a bit long but you can get the main ideas easy. Scroll down to check out other graphs. Share with anyone you love. @NigelJaquiss @wweek

Immersive Tech, Virtual Reality Market to Soar Worldwide. The number of K-12 students using various “immersive” technologies worldwide is poised to soar over the next few years. I’ve seen predictions like this before that never panned out. Never the less, you should explore it. Let your students help. @EdWeekSCavanagh @EdMarketBrief

Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives. Content knowledge has to be engaging to kids. If kids aren’t motivated, you can pour content knowledge in their heads and it comes right out the other ear. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @LeeAraoz @jeffhiseredu

Social/Mobile Media Education

Soundtrap: Collaborative Music and Podcast Tool for Education – Students can work on a project when miles apart as they create music or record audio for a podcast. Are your kids creating anything? @soundtrap @ClassTechTips


Ten Charts That Compare the Relative Strength of the U.S. and Russia – It’s no contest, but you wouldn’t guess that from what the media says. @reason @trey1432


A stressed-out childhood could seriously ruin your kid’s brain. Get this news out to every parent at your school. @AP @nypost @AmerAcadPeds @BenardDreyer @HarvardCenter

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Beginning@JonAcuff @RomanJancic

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Two Luxembourgs, ten Madrids, one Delaware: How a giant iceberg is described around the world – Challenge your kids to come up with their own description. @zoeschlanger @katherineefoley @qz

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts


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

Three Cornerstones to Consider When Choosing an Essay Writing Company by Lucy Adam

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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