Asking Better Questions / Be a Better Leader / Make YouTube Safer

May 22nd, 2019

Student Questions
Start by finding out how to help students ask better questions. Then it’s how to be a better leader and making YouTube safer for kids. On to an app to monitor your kid’s phones, Google Earth in your classroom, teaching about sexual abuse, a Lou Holtz quote, and a robot makes an omelet.

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Left & Right Agree on Adversity Scores / Sharable Content Characteristics

May 21st, 2019

Bubble Sheet
People on the left and right often agree that standardized tests are bad. Looks like there is also agreement on the SAT’s new “adversity score.” See articles from the conservation NY Post and the liberal NY Times. Then it’s characteristics of sharable content. On to digital devices and retention, easier 3D animation, printing on post-its, a right path quote, and a new air taxi.

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The Wisdom and Wit of Diane Ravitch

May 20th, 2019
Whit & Wisdom

The Wisdom and Wit of Diane Ravitch – This collection of 97 short essays from 2010 to 2018 offers a look at how her thinking evolved from the test and punish approach of No Child Left Behind to her understanding of how these federal policies pushed by corporate leaders like Bill Gates have had a very negative impact on public schools and students. Here are some of the high points. Be sure to grab a copy for your school’s professional development library. The chapters tend to repeat themselves a bit, but her points are sound.

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The Best Remedies for Heart Disease Among Women by Jennifer Smith

May 19th, 2019

According to a 2018 report by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on the leading causes of deaths among women, one in every four deaths is heart-related. This report was instrumental in painting the harsh reality in the medical world, especially concerning women and heart disease. Since then, different experts have come up with many remedies—all aimed at reducing the number of deaths among women. This article discusses some of the best remedies for heart diseases among women.

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Closing the Gender Gap / Reasons to Gamify Classrooms / Expensive US Drugs

May 18th, 2019

Girls Who Code
One organization is working to close the tech gender gap with some success. Then it’s why you should gamify your classroom and why drugs are so expensive in the US. On to things you may not know about your iPhone, living at the Mt. Everest base camp, a pep talk for teachers, a strong people quote, and a dam failing with a mighty crash.

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