Bring Learning Outside / More Distracted Students / Growing Islands and Coastlines

Learn Outside
Simple Ways to Bring Learning Outside – Going outside helps students focus, and activities for classes from social studies to math can incorporate the natural world. @edutopia

Online learning could leave kids even more distracted than they already are. A Harvard professor noticed that five minutes into his first Zoom session that he could tell his students were utterly distracted. Their eyes darted around as they switched between windows, their fingers punching out little flurries of text (unrelated to class), a barely suppressed smile at some meme or friendly message, a glance down at the phone on their desk. @ianmcorbin1 @nypost

A New Way to “Grow” Islands and Coastlines – What if we could harness the ocean’s movement to protect coastal communities from rising sea levels? @SkylarTibbits @TEDTalks

Social/Mobile Media Education

Loom – Create Screencasts on Your iPad. Loom’s free iPad app lets you create a screencast of anything that is on your iPad. @loom @rmbyrne

Growing Stuff


Want to grow your own food? 9 tips to help you get started. – This is something you should do, especially if you have kids who can help. @maryhalton @TEDTalks

Back To School


What School Reopening Looks Like Around the World – Here’s a look at how other countries have addressed the challenges of reopening schools in this new reality. @jaclynborowski @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Insprational Leaders@Leadershipfreak

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Clever Magic Trick Involving A Matchbox And A Coin Is Simple Enough I Could Do It. I bet children you know can do it too. @BoingBoing

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

American Dream

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

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch

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

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

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