Edtech’s Dark Side / Practices to Ditch / Literacy via Play

Edtech's Dark Side
Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side. They self-organized readings and key points to examine. Here were the three biggest trends they identified. @BryanAlexander @EdSurge @EdTechNerd

Five Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb – Jennifer Gonzalas uses research and tells you what to do instead. @cultofpedagogy @yhalushka

The Global Search for Education: Teaching Literacy – What Students Might Learn from Play. The abcdespañol board game for 30 years has been successfully implemented as a learning tool in more than ten countries. @CMRubinWorld @PlanetClassroom

100 Hashtags

Social/Mobile Media Education

100 Education Hashtags for Teachers and EdLeaders – When used properly, education hashtags can help you take part in important conversations and make valuable connections. @ErkDay @Getting_Smart @tomwhitby

Final Exam


When Your Final Exam Is Surviving the Wilderness – For 45 years, eighth graders in Ketchikan, Alaska, have gone on an overnight survival trip to a remote island. @susan_shain @TheAtlantic

Teen Brain


Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!) – Sarah-Jayne Blakemore’s new book, Inventing Ourselves, The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain dives into the research and the science and offers insights into how young adults are thinking, problem-solving and learning. @sjblakemore @ElissaNadworny @prtaylorca @ijukes

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Light Candles@SimpliTeach

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Top 50 Players At The Women’s World Cup, Ranked – This is a very cool way to display pictures. I’m watching every game. Great show. @SBNation

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Leadership Mindswith

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

Wise Guy: Lessons From a Life by Guy Kawasaki

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

Being Digital 23 Years Later by Nicholas Negroponte

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

Token Ideas for Guest Speakers by Jenna Smith – If you need a high quality plaque check out EDCO Awards and Specialties.

Get It Done: The 21-day Mind Hack System to Double Your Productivity and Finish What You Start by Michael Mackintosh

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

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

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

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