COVID Learning Loss / Social Distancing & Smarts / Behavior Changes Attitudes

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

COVID Learning Loss

A data-driven look at COVID learning loss – Educators can use data sources to examine COVID learning loss and the educational divide. @eschoolnews @nadjayoung

People who social distance may be more intelligent. A new study indicates that people who comply with social distancing guidelines have better working memory capacity, an indicator of intelligence. @ArianneCohen @FastCompany @SitAtTheTable

How behavior creates attitudes – Words are easy, and often cheap. It’s action alone that changes things. It’s what we do, rather than the words alone that can help change another person’s attitude. @selfhelpFYS @themerry_monk

Social/Mobile Media Education

Interactive Learning with Flipgrid and Genially – This academic year has brought new challenges with it making it more important than ever that classes whether in-person, mixed, or online with e-learning utilize creative tools and methods to keep students’ interest. @ReginaSchaffer @genially_en @genially_es @Flipgrid


This 60-Second Video Captures The Explosion Of COVID-19 Cases In The US Since March. This is a good display of data. r/dataisbeautiful @Digg

Digital Lessons


Five Clever ways to bring structure to your digital lessons – It’s hard to instantly start creating digital lessons, homework, and assignments. It’s even harder to keep your students from drifting away when they have to stare at a screen for a long period of time. @lucie_renard @ibookwidgets @TCEA

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Let Joy Fly@JillDuBois22

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Winners Of The 2020 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Contest Are Spectacular. The winners of this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, announced Wednesday by the Natural History Museum in London, are simply stunning. @jamescrugnale

Recent Book Summaries

The Biggest Bluff

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova

Boys and SEX

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

IEP & Section 504 Team Meetings…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Grading, Reporting, Graduating…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves (the book can be found here)

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

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

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