Hanna’s Helpful Hands / Good vs. Bad Questions / Elementary Genius Hour

Meet Hannah – She is a 13-year-old who is raising fund to establish a clothing and supplies bank for kids at her former elementary school. Consider donating via her GoFundMe page. Watch a news story about her. @abc7johngregory @abc7

What Is The Purpose Of A Question? What’s the difference between a good question and a bad question? @terryheickedu @TeachThought

Elem Genius Hour
Genius Hour in Elementary School – A teacher shares what she did and what she learned when she implemented Genius Hour in her fifth-grade class. @SmithMeshelle @jedikermit @spencerideas

Social/Mobile Media Education

Schools are locking up students’ phones, creating ‘severe anxiety.’ Yondr’s pouches seal when students place their phones in them at the start of the day. Students then keep the pouches on them so their phones aren’t at risk of getting stolen. When school lets out, they get a code to unlock them. @LaurenSteussy @nypost


Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics – Prototype machine-learning technology co-developed by MIT scientists speeds processing by up to 175 times over traditional methods. @MITNewsTips @juandoming @MIT


Voices in Tech: How edtech coaches aid classroom instruction. – A well-trained team of coaches helps teachers manage the potentially overwhelming integration of new technology. @NicholeAllmann @EDU_journalist @DA_magazine @Eduporium

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Circumstances@NidoQubein @Home_and_Loving

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Camera Captures A Rocket Launch From A Mere 200 Feet Away. The launching of the United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Medium rocket is so close to the camera we can practically taste the exhaust fumes. @johnkrausphotos

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Harnassing Tech

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

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

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