Computer Science PD / iPad Music Production / Teaching Online

Computer Science PD
What Does Computer Science Professional Development Look Like? This intense course runs for four-and-a-half days, and gives teachers a deep dive into the world of computer science. Sixty minute sessions don’t cut it. @Sheena1010 @EdSurge

The iPad is changing music production. Grammy award-winning music producer Henny Tha Bizness uses the iPad exclusively to make music. Be sure to watch the short video. Schools could use this. @hennythabizness @cultofmac @mistercharlie @rudytoot1

Moving from Face-to-Face to Online Teaching Can Be Hard. Here’s One Expert’s Advice. @journoinred @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

Social/Mobile Media Education

On Responsible Social Media Use – Before you tweet statistics about the effectiveness/ineffectiveness of some method/gadget/practice, make sure there is evidence to back your numbers. @effortfuleduktr


3D Bear: Bringing Augmented Reality to Every Classroom – WIth this tool teachers don’t have to spend a lot of time trying it out or figuring out how to get started. @Rdene915 @3DBearOfficial @JaimeDonally


The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies – If you want to discuss something you may need a better plan. @cultofpedagogy @learnwithalbert

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Someone's Opinion@LesBrown77 @motivational

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Kent State recruit Kalin Bennett becomes first player with autism to get D1 basketball scholarship. How cool is this? @James_Dator @SBNation

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

After the Education Wars

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

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas! by Brian Aspinall

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

Elite Schools

Why Do We Have Elite Schools? Click here for the original post at EdWeek Teacher and consider leaving a comment. @DrDougGreen @MsSackstein @EdWeekTeacher

Hacking Project-Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy

The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor by Amy M. Dujon

Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive In An Unpredictable World? by David Geurin encourages teachers to look to the future as they design lessons to excite their students.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to be the Experts by Starr Sackstein

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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