Sketchnoting / K Teachers Speak Out / Reducing Classroom Stress


Get students creating with digital sketchnoting. Pic-ting, as opposed to writing, is many students’ language of choice, and digital sketchnoting is a perfect fit for this new dialect. @MrsCarterHLA @iste @stppLMC

Kindergarten Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness. The research is clear. Academic training in kindergarten has no long-term benefit. In fact, it may cause long-term harm. @PsychToday @Linda1746 @palan57

Ten Simple Steps for Reducing Toxic Stress in the Classroom – As education researchers have found, stress can change brain architecture, making it more difficult for children to focus and learn. @ACEsConnection @desautels_phd @larakain1 @allentien

Productivity Apps

Social/Mobile Media Education

Eleven amazing productivity apps for teachers that will keep you organized – You’ll find productivity apps for iPhone, Mac, Android, as well as free productivity apps that go on all platforms. @lucie_renard @ibookwidgets @coolcatteacher


Comparing Countries with Google Maps – See how countries like Greenland really compare in size to others. @ericcurts @stppLMC @iste


High schools in California will have mandated start times aimed at helping sleepy teens. What is your school district doing? @sleepdiplomat @CBSNews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Joy Quote


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Watch A Ridiculously Long Line Of Teslas Wait To Get Charged.Tesla is one of the hottest cars to buy right now, but their supercharger network has a bit of a supply issue as demonstrated in this video. @Jalopnik

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

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

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

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

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