Blended Learning Pedagogy / NY’s Framework for Reopening / Begin School Year at Distance

Blended Learning Pedagogy
The Pedagogy of Blended Learning – Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. – Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger @TechKnowTopia

New York State Education Department Presents Framework of Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools. Each school must post its plan on its public website by July 31, 2020. Perhaps schools in other states can learn from these plans. @Jeanne_Beattie @NYSEDNews

Bakersfield, California’s school year to begin in distance learning format. This seems like a good idea to me. Just sit back and see how things go for schools that do open. @Bakersfieldcali @Tim_Monreal @ema_sasic @Team_BCSD

Social/Mobile Media Education

This Guy Is Crossing the Country In Google Street View, One Click at a Time. This is something your kids can also do this summer. They can tour anywhere if they don’t have time to do the entire country. @A_W_Gordon @motherboard @vice


Charting America’s Most Profitable Companies – This is a very cool display of data that most people can relate too. @howmuch_net @fortune


How to ensure home broadband access for every student – How can families ensure their children have the home broadband access necessary to truly learn online? @DennisWPierce @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Reach for your dreams@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Guy Straps A GoPro On His Turtle. The Perspective It Yields Is Amazing. Life in the pond is more chaotic than one might imagine. @GoPro

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Boys and SEX

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley – Making AI Serve Us All by Kevin Scott

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

Smoothie Basics: Adding Nutrition and Taste to Your Diet Now That You Have More Time at Home by Dr. Doug Green

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

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

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