Games for All Students / OK to Misspell? / Hydrating Foods

Games for All
Gamifying Your Class to Meet the Needs of All Learners – Introduce game dynamics like leveling up and earning badges into your classroom to boost student engagement. @JMcCarthyEdS @edutopia @SNewco @web20classroom

Why is my kid allowed to make spelling mistakes? Many teachers in the early grades encourage inventive spelling, also known as temporary spelling where the child makes the best guess on the spelling of the word, rather than stopping to find out the correct version. @cultofpedagogy @ajjuliani

Hydrating foods: The top 20 and their benefits – Water is essential for human health, but water alone does not hydrate the body. In fact, people can increase their hydration level and water intake with many foods and other drinks. @acattamanchi @MNT_MariaCohut @mnt

Social/Mobile Media Education

How You Can Use Icons to Pump Up Your Blog – The adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words” is correct for efficiency and usability of icons over text. @ReviewznTipscom @mssackstein


The World’s Military Spending, Visualized – Half of all global military spending comes from five countries alone — “the United States ($649 billion), China ($250 billion), Saudi Arabia ($67.6 billion), India ($66.5 billion) and France ($63.8 billion). @howmuch_net @Treasury_WB


How to Use Kahoot’s New Question Bank to Create a Game – Earlier this summer Kahoot gave a preview of some new features including a question bank for making quiz games. @GetKahoot @rmbyrne

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

C.S. Lewis@Imported_Fun

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Biggest Cities In The United States From 1790 To 2018, Visualized – Over the past several decades, with economic fluctuations, suburban sprawl, urban decay and numerous other factors, the American landscape has changed considerably. This is very cool. @f_l_o_u_r_i_s_h @RedditorYT

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

The Happy Mind
The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

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

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

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

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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