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Grading Policy
Can You Be Convinced to Change Your Grading Policy? Check out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes For Broken Grades. If you haven’t been giving grades during remote learning you should consider these suggestions. @mssackstein

The 101 Hottest EdTech Tools According to Education Experts (Updated For 2020) – There is a lot here to digest. You can do a few each day, or a principal can assign each teacher some to check out and report on. @Tutorful @DrBakerHerring @Rdene915

Seven Benefits of a Classroom or School Podcast – Your classroom or school podcast can help you develop valuable connections. A podcast can foster connections with other educators in your area of study or grade level and with other schools who are interested in sharing and collaborating with. You can develop a better relationship with your students and classroom families and your school can be more connected to the community. @mrnesi @AJBianco

Social/Mobile Media Education

Relationships are your greatest return on investment. One of the more popular ways to build relationships online is through Twitter chats that Hootsuite can make easy. @ZenYinger @JKatzaman @Mwsium


NASA releases 10-year time-lapse of the sun. The timelapse video NASA just released is absolutely incredible. It shrinks ten years of sun observations into just over one hour. Yep, it’s an hour-long video, so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy it. @MikeWehner @NASA @nypost


Seven New Google Meet Features for Teachers – In a move that clearly is an attempt to match the functionality of Zoom and Microsoft Teams, Google has announced some new features that will soon be coming to Google Meet for G Suite for Education users. @rmbyrne @google_meet @Google

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Bruce Lee quote@gary_hensel

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Haim: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert – California is also a sound HAIM brings wherever it goes, even as the band explores new terrain on its cheekily titled upcoming album, Women in Music Pt. III. @HAIMtheband @nprmusic

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

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

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

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

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