Get Kids to Enjoy Reading / New Jobs / Student-Centered Shifts

January 16th, 2019

Get Kids to Enjoy Reading
Start with an excerpt from Dan Willingham’s The Reading Mind. Then it’s jobs that didn’t exist and the shift towards student-centered learning. On to saving social media time, AR and VR at CES, competency-based learning’s excitement and stumbles, a smart quote, and an out of this world gymnast.

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Screen Time & Grades / Genius Hour Questions / How AI Impacts Jobs

January 15th, 2019

Screen Time and Grades
Start with how screen time might impact your kid’s grades. Then it’s genius hour questions and AI’s impact on jobs. On to why musicians should use Twitter, habits of mentally strong people, logging your kid’s data, a Melinda Gates quote, and flying a drone in an elevator.

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Training versus Learning / Connecting with Flipgrid / 2019 Faculty Trends

January 14th, 2019

Training v Learning
Do you know the difference between training and learning? Then it’s connecting to others with Flipgrid and faculty trends for 2019. On to tips for driving more traffic to your blog, apps to use with Book Creator, why lessons should be interdisciplinary, avoiding boring words, and using iPads and iPhones as a second computer screen.

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PBL vs. CBL / Driving Metacognitive Thinking / Björk on Creativity

January 13th, 2019

What’s the Difference Between Project- and Challenge-Based Learning? Do you know what Challenge-Based Learning is? @stephenoonoo @EdSurge @AnthonyStogni Four Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking – Metacognition is defined as thinking about one’s thinking or learning. Are your kids doing any? @iamDrWill @Catlin_Tucker Björk on creativity as an ongoing experiment – I’ve been a fan […]

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Automating Education? / Embed Digital Citizenship / Praise That Matters

January 12th, 2019

AUtomating ED
According to one report teachers have less to worry about their jobs being automated than most. Then it’s embedding digital citizenship and giving praise that matters. On to giving feedback to online learners, the story of the periodic table, mollycoddling our children, a Mark Twain quote, and an AK-47 stuck on full automatic.

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