Grades & Equity / Class Gamification Factors / Student Podcasts

Grades and Equity
How Teachers Are Changing Grading Practices With an Eye on Equity – Here is a case against giving points for homework and extra credit, and against the 0-100 point scale that dominates many classrooms. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @MrDsengclasss @cultofpedagogy

Six Factors Of Classroom Gamification – Gamification is about transforming the environment and regular activities into a kind of game. @TeachThought

Eight Student-Made Podcasts That Made Us Smile – Is it time for your students to start making podcasts? @clare_lom @MindShiftKQED

Social/Mobile Media Education

High school removes girls’ lacrosse coach for ‘excessively’ texting players. Consider sharing with teachers you know. @liaeustach @nypost

1st Job Tips


I’ve Hired New Grads for 8 Years. The Most Successful Understood This Critical Lesson. Here are four ways to make the most of your first job and set yourself up for a successful career. @MSchneiderTwts @Inc


All kids want to play. Kids with disabilities are no different. “Ian” is a short, animated film inspired by the real-life Ian, a boy with a disability determined to get to the playground. Show this to your kids. @NurturedNeurons @WaltonRo

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Make Ideas Happen@JaniceMars

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Guy Finds Out What Happens When You Pour Liquid Nitrogen Directly Into The Ocean. What do you think will happen? @theactionlabman

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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