COVID Teaching Alternatives / Cut Through the Bull / Start to Learn Coding

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Teaching Alternatives
Four Alternatives to Teaching In-Person and Online Simultaneously – Whether it’s in one-on-one conversations, facilitating meetings with leaders, reading blogs and Instagram posts, we see all over the country that teachers, school and district leaders, parents, and kids are burnt out, and struggling to cope. @katiemartinedu @Mr_Oldfield @E_Sheninger

Three Ways to Cut Through the Bull and Stay Focused in a Crazy World – This is aimed at sales professionals, but I think it applies to all of us. @JaniceMars

I Want to Learn Programming but I Don’t Know Where to Start. The first thing is to select a programming language. This will help. @selawsky @CodementorIO @QualitiaEnergy

Nigerian GIrls

Social/Mobile Media Education

Nigerian teens design phone app which helps dementia patients identify loved ones by showing them photos and plays them uplifting songs if facial recognition senses a change in mood. The three girls beat out nearly 2,000 entries at the Technovation World Summit. @MailOnline @ItsDanAvery @LLLloyd1


Rank Country – Explore Mapped Demographic Data and More. This looks like a resource that is just getting off the ground. @eQuip_EISG @rankcountry @rmbyrne


Five myths about teaching technology skills to 21st-century students – 21st-century students are certainly surrounded by technology, but they still need some guidance as they grow. @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Leo Tolstoy@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This 4000º Plasma Lightsaber Is Extremely Dangerous And Extremely Fun. The Hacksmith has built the ultimate Star War fan accessory, an actual functioning lightsaber. This 18-minute video offers lots of learning for budding engineers. @thehacksmith

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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