Let Students Teach / Finding a Good Man / Inquiry-Driven Classes

March 16th, 2018

Letting Students TeachHow often do teachers you know let students teach? Then it’s screening out not so good men and making an inquiry-driven class. Then it’s fighting your smart home, green screen projects, teachers saying goodbye, a feedback quote, and using machine learning to make a synthesizer.

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Track Mental Well-Being / Serving Learners Not Scores / Tech Changes Skills Don’t

March 15th, 2018

Kids Not Alright
Teachers should be more tuned into to students’ mental well-being. This may help. Then it’s why you should serve learners not scores and how tech changes but skills don’t. On to a student going after politicians via Facebook, National Geographic’s racist past, gamification for professional development, a Taking Risks quote, and following the Mississippi via photos.

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Stephen Hawking 1942-2018 / Informal PD / Great Teaching Rules

March 14th, 2018

Stephen Hawking
Take a few minutes to review Stephen Hawking’s amazing life with your kids. I’m a big fan. My wife also had ALS. Then it’s an easy informal way to increase professional development and some great teaching rules. On to using email with students, free iPad animation apps, the power of instant feedback, a Sir Ken Robinson quote, and an amazing harp player.

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Improving Attendance / Teacher Pay by State / Things We Hate

March 13th, 2018

Fixing Environments
Top blogger George Couros tells us how to improve school attendance. Can you guess how? Then it’s teacher pay by state and a cute animation on things we hate. On to curing social media addiction, the power of major earthquakes, narrowing the digital divide, a Stephen Hawking quote, and a robot solving a Rubik’s Cube.

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The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life by Anya Kamenetz

March 12th, 2018
The Art of Screen Time

The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life by Anya Kamenetz reviews the scant research on the subject and provides others’ stories and her own experience and advice. In short, she advises you to enjoy screens not too much and mostly together with your family. Parents and educators are well advised to read this book.

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