Trust your teachers / Goodbye to Grades / 5 Teacher Tech Tools

August 13th, 2017

Finland
Are the teachers in your school trusted? They should be. Then it’s mastery over grades and five cool tech tools for all teachers. On to a new sexting study, reasons to use genius hour, giving feedback without grades, a live, love, laugh quote, and a very cool archery trick.

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Tech PD Tips / Flipped Failure Lessons / AR vs. VR

August 12th, 2017

Tech PD
Start with tips for professional development when it is related to new technology. Then it’s some flipped failure lessons and the difference between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. On to taking a holiday from social media, National Geographic videos, more summer books for teachers, a Tom Peters quote, and an automatic domino-laying machine.

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Better PD / Pictures Not to Post / Make Better Questioners

August 11th, 2017

Bdtter PD
If teachers in your school aren’t crazy about the professional development program, share this with the principal. Then it’s pictures parents shouldn’t post and how to make your students better questioners. On to Disney spying on your kids, why the Mona Lisa is famous, why grades aren’t paramount, a Justin Tarte quote, and how beer helps you think clearly.

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Zero Talent Success / Sponge Science / RIP Glenn Campbell

August 10th, 2017

Zero Talent
It is pretty clear that talent by itself won’t take you far. Check these characteristics that don’t require talent. Then it’s why disinfecting a sponge is a bad idea and Glenn Campbell’s NY Times obit. On to why you shouldn’t be afraid of AI, a cool optical illusion, how digital transforms classrooms, a Gapingvoid quote, and a remote control sex toy.

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Minecraft in Class / Finnish Lessons / Top Emerging Technologies

August 9th, 2017

Minecraft
If you aren’t using Minecraft with your students consider giving it a try. Then it’s what we can learn from Finland and the top emerging technologies that you and your students should be hip to. On to lesser known Google apps, how to promote a growth mindset, questions for day one, a quote for teachers, and how to become a genius.

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