It’s OK not to be OK / How to Avoid Hoops / Worldwide Class Blogs

Ok not to be
‘It’s OK to not be OK:’ How One High School Saved Lives with a 34-Question Survey. This is probably something your school should consider. @annschimke @MindShiftKQED @ChalkbeatCO @EdTechNerd

Six characteristics of hoops in education–and how software can help – Hoops as in jumping through hoops. This should help you spot needless tasks at your school. @zjvv77 @eschoolnews @abreplatform

Updated: List Of Class Blogs From Around The World – Perhaps you’re looking for insights into how other educators use blogs? Maybe you’re seeking lesson inspiration? Or perhaps you’re wanting to make global connections? @kathleen_morris @edublogs

Social/Mobile Media Education

Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs – Don’t forget that a computer can read to kids who aren’t great readers. @ericcurts


Making Learning Simpler, not Easier. Simple and easy are not the same thing. Do you know the difference. @effortfuleduktr @teacher2teacher

Swedish Air


Sweden has invented a word to encourage people not to fly. And it’s working. Flying emits huge amounts of CO2 compared to taking the train. This was started by a young girl. @wef

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Music quote

@InterestingFol1 @FollowMeToo3

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Coolest VR Thing You’ll See This Week… Is A Regular Apartment. Mohen Leo brought home an Oculus Quest, he took “virtual reality” in a bit of a more literal sense: he recreated his own apartment, then took a walk around it. @mohenleo @mathewolson

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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