Classroom Changes / Future-Proofing School Libraries / Coding in Grade 1

Classroom Changes
Six Classroom Changes Teachers Will Make When Schools Reopen. What do we want to take from our initial pandemic experience into any learning situation—remote, in-person, or hybrid? @ginad129 @educationweek

Seven tips for future-proofing school libraries – The future of school libraries should be all about providing equitable access for all students. @SuziTonini @eschoolnews

New Ontario elementary math curriculum to include coding starting in Grade 1. Ontario’s math curriculum is getting a makeover — with students learning coding and financial literacy in Grade 1, and a new focus on dealing with kids’ stress on the subject. @krushowy @robertbenzie @TorontoStar @mraspinall @codebreakeredu

Social/Mobile Media Education

Reopening Schools: A Getting Smart Webinar Recap. Given the complexities of going back to school this fall, the Getting Smart Team hosted a webinar this past Friday to bring together and learn from educators and the families they serve. @Rdene915 @tvanderark @Getting_Smart


Which Countries In The World Are Most Responsible For Climate Change? This 1–minute animation is cute yet contains a lot of visually displayed data. Try it for upper elementary students on up. @Kurz_Gesagt @btenergy @OurWorldInData


How to Recognize A Strong Leader In A Group Of People – Strong leaders emerge in different ways and at different times. Some people seem born to leadership, and others build their abilities more slowly. @LollyDaskal @JesseLynStoner

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Edison quote@LifeWithJohn

Rolling Stones

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How The Rolling Stones Changed Rock’N’Roll – From music to fashion, The Rolling Stones’ influence cannot be overstated. Here’s how they changed our culture forever. @MartinChilton @uDiscoverMusic @jeffpulver @loogoldham

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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