Inspired Tech Trends / B Student Traits / Tasks Before Apps

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Ten Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About – A bevy of tech tips and trends is brightening classrooms including 360-degree video, thoughtful ways to use Alexa, and the sleeper Google tool for improving note-taking and research. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @dsdPD

What Every “B” Student Has in Common – See if you can guess before you read on. Be sure to check out the Socrative App mentioned here. @lportnoy @Medium @MathPatty @Socrative

Embracing a “Tasks Before Apps” Mindset – Digital platforms can give children access to learning experiences that meet their individual needs. @ClassTechTips @ASCD @diane_larsen

Social/Mobile Media Education

Useful iPad Tips for Teachers – Any school with iPads needs to check this out. @JamesRoy @Biocourseware


How To Tell Whether Your Seafood Is Cooked Properly Or Not – This video is only 56 seconds in length, but the dude nails it. @testcook @TheMoth @TestKitchen


Genius Hour – Looking Back to Move Forward – Genius Hour, a “progressive” approach to teaching and learning is quickly sweeping classrooms across the globe. However, the notion of encouraging kids to learn through play has been around forever. @mraspinall

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Ideas aren’t cheap, they’re free. Tina Seelig @tseelig

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s How To Open A Lock With A Paper Clip, Or, As We Like To Call It, How To Be A Thief. Your kids might enjoy understanding how locks work. @Digg

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

The Gritty Truth

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.

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too by Christopher Emdin

How To Bake ∏: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics by Eugenia Cheng

If Supporting Student Passion Is So Important, What Do We Do If They Don’t Have Any? This is my latest guest post for Charles Carpenter. @DrDougGreen

You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica

Save These Fun Indoor Activities for a Rainy Day by Charles Carpenter

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

Check out my tes author page. @DrDougGreen @tesusa

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