Duckworth on Boredom / Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Learning / AR Benefits

Dealing with boredom
What Students Truly Mean When They Say They’re Bored (And What to Do About It). If activities are either too hard or too easy, students may struggle to pay attention. While it may seem obvious that easy things can be boring, so can overly difficult challenges. Check out my summary of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth @angeladuckw @educationweek

Asynchronous vs. Synchronous: How to Design for Each Type of Learning. The question many teachers are asking is, “How should I spend my limited time with students in the classroom or in video conferencing sessions? What is the best use of that time?” @Catlin_Tucker @cultofpedagogy @BethHouf

Augmented Reality Seeing the benefits is believing. Will augmented reality create more distraction than enhancement? @Jan_Kallberg @C4ISRNET @kashyapvyaas @KabelSistemas

Social/Mobile Media Education

Data Isn’t a Four-Letter Word. Teaching students to evaluate online information and understand data is critical, especially in today’s tech-focused world. @RobJLow @eschoolnews

Negatie Results


Highlight negative results to improve science. Publishers, reviewers, and other members of the scientific community must fight science’s preference for positive results — for the benefit of all, says Devang Mehta. @drdevangm @NatureIndex


Why mass notification systems can help during the pandemic – Schools can leverage mass notification systems to keep their communities and stakeholders informed as schools resume virtual and in-person teaching this fall. @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Challenge and Change


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Autistic Comedian Jokes About What It’s Like Having A Non-Autistic Brother. I would show this to middle and high school kids as it normalizes autistic kids. @joewellscomic @emixpod

Recent Book Summaries


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

Grading and the Law

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

Boys and SEX

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

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

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

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