Brain Training / Dogfooding Your Assignments / Add at Least One C

November 20th, 2018

Brain Training
Can you train your brain to avoid dementia? Then it’s doing your own assignments and C’s to add to your activities. On to misinformation online, six types of entrepreneurs, MakerBot education, a Dr. Seuss quote, and a champion noodle maker.

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After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform by Andrea Gabor

November 19th, 2018
After the Education Wars

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform by Andrea Gabor uses examples of successful and failing schools to demonstrate how the principles promoted by W. Edwards Deming can lead to school improvement. She provides extended histories of reforms in New York City, Massachusetts, Texas, and New Orleans to show how democratic grassroots reforms are more likely to work than the top-down approaches used in most states and cities. Everyone with the power to impact school reform needs to read this.

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Shift Happens +10 / Graphic Novel Love / Mickey Turns 90

November 18th, 2018

SHift Happens
Time to watch an animation that Scott McLeod and Karl Fisch did ten years ago predicting the future. Then it’s why teachers should love graphic novels and Micky Mouse turns 90. On to social media tools, making yourself less confident, a learners self-assess quote, and a very tricky bicycle commute.

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Grading Mistakes / Crash Electronics Course / Engaging Parents

November 17th, 2018

Grading Mistakes
Here is a grading strategy the focuses on mistakes. THen it’s a crash electronics course and how to engage parents. On to how a selfie saved an innocent man, mapping the Thanksgiving harvest, creating your personal development plan, a Dave Burgess quote, and making art from aluminum cans.

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Transformation Focus / Collaboration Tools / Digital Gambling

November 16th, 2018

If you are adding technology be sure to focus on transforming what you do. Then it’s four collaboration tools and gambling with children’s minds. On to using Twitter to get homework help, beliefs for making big changes, questions that kill creativity, a Gapingvoid quote, and Christine and the Queens.

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