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How to Develop Culturally Responsive Teaching for Distance Learning – During the COVID-19 crisis, there are still opportunities to provide students with tools to help them be independent learners, according to Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. @Ready4rigor @MindShiftKQED @neolms @cultofpedagogy

How Should I Study for the Test? While we may become tired of students asking this question, it is an incredibly important question to address. @effortfuleduktr

A German Waterworks Marketed Their Bottled Tap Water To The French City Of Evian And Their Reactions Were Priceless. This short video explains why drinking tap water is much better for the environment and just might taste as good. @WaterNotWaste

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Why successful IoT requires next-generation connectivity – The combination of miniaturized electronics and wireless networks provides unprecedented opportunities to bring intelligence to devices. @CIOonline @automeme @forgeaheadio


What Would Happen If You Filled A Washing Machine With An Entire Bottle Of Laundry Detergent? The King Of Random hosts live out every kid’s dream and see what happens when you dump the entire bottle of detergent into the wash. @thekingofrandom


Constructivism is not a pedagogy. So-called ‘educational innovations’ in which the teacher assumes the role of ‘facilitator, mentor or coach’ do not appear to be very successful. @DavidDidau @jamie_stark

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

I Deserve Success@themerry_monk

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Celtica Pipes Rock live at Montelago 2017. Finally a rock band fronted by bagpipes. @CelticaRocks

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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