Introducing Scratch 3.0 / Top Non-Fiction for Kids / Metacognitive Classrooms

Scratch 3.0
Introducing Scratch 3.0: Expanding the Creative Possibilities of Coding – Scratch 3.0 is a new generation of Scratch that expands how, what, and where kids can create with code. @scratch @adambellow

2018 Elementary/Middle Grade Non-fiction Finalists – Make sure these top books are in your school’s library. @CybilsAwards @pragmaticmom @JosephBruchac @MCusolito

Building a Metacognitive Classroom – Teaching students about neuroplasticity and the brain’s potential can have a positive effect on their self-perceptions and expectations for success in school. @BrainSMARTU @edutopia @rudytoot1 @web20classroom

Social/Mobile Media Education

52 Ideas for Sharable Content Creation – I you or your students are stuck for ideas about what to write about, here is some help. @HollyChessman @MSocialBusiness @NealSchaffer


How Does A ‘Martian’-Style Gravity Assist Actually Work? This is a good physics lesson for middle school and up. @rjallain @WIRED

Bloom's Verbs


100+ Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking – Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also known as power verbs or thinking verbs–are extraordinarily powerful instructional planning tools. @TeachThought @KimGriesbach @tonyvincent

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Why Not@fyeahreact @mr_Alsheimer

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Kids Try Vegan Food And Have Strong Opinions. How would your kids react? This is cute. @fyeahreact @LANEGIRLS797 @SYDNEYBERGERSON @SOPHIA_ROSE_NIKOLOV

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Get It Done

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

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform – by Andrea Gabor

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

Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas! by Brian Aspinall
Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

Elite Schools

Why Do We Have Elite Schools? Click here for the original post at EdWeek Teacher and consider leaving a comment. @DrDougGreen @MsSackstein @EdWeekTeacher

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

The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor by Amy M. Dujon

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

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