Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

November 11th, 2019
Inside the Box

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak builds on his previous book The Innovator’s Midset. The goal of this book is to help teachers grow so they are more likely to make a difference in their students’ lives. Constraints like red tape, limitations, and lack of funds comprise “The Box” in the title. Innovating in spite of those constraints involves finding another way around problems that limit the impact teachers have on their students.

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Transforming Learning Culture / Understanding Middle Schoolers / Math & Gender

November 10th, 2019

Transforming
Learn what one school did to transform its culture. Then it’s understanding middle schoolers and the math brains of boys and girls. On to digital marketing trends, the ultimate guide to good posture, low-stakes teacher evaluations, a Walt Whitman quote, and the lowdown on public toilets.

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Students Should Podcast / Five Cool Podcasts / Start Teaching Coding

November 9th, 2019

Student Podcasts
Start with why your students should make podcasts and five podcasts to check out. Then it’s how to start teaching coding. On to the future of Twitter marketing, a timeline of historic structures, Google AT experimentations and education, a ridiculous quote, and sliding down a drain.

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Stages of Curiosity / US Student Tech Skills / Jetsons’ Predictions

November 6th, 2019

Stages of Curiosity
Time to check out the stages of curiosity. Then it’s the tech skills of US students and technology the Jetsons predicted that has come true. On to student projects with Google docs, the science of empathy, avoiding racist children, a lowering stress and worry quote, and what happens when you mix Coke and butane.

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Sketchnoting Power / Poem Writing Tools / Assistive Tech Resources

November 5th, 2019

Sketchnoting
Start with a powerful learning tool from MindShift. Then it’s poem writing tools and finding assistive tech resources. On to telling your school’s story, a math problem from Oxford, digital learning challenges for schools, a Mark Twain quote, and crossing the street during the New York Marathon.

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