Ease Into Projects / Electoral College Explained / Unknown Female Scientists

Ease Into Projects
How To Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects – The excerpt below is from the book “Inquiry Mindsets: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders, and Curiosities of Our Youngest Learners,” by Trevor MacKenzie with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt. @trev_mackenzie @rbathursthunt @MindShiftKQED @aaron_hogan

The Electoral College Explained by Common Craft. This is timely. If you don’t want to use this now save it for the fall. @CommonCraft @rmbyrne

Female Scientists
Seven female scientists you may not have heard of – but should know about. Not a single woman’s name features in the UK’s national curriculum for science, an education charity says – prompting calls for the government to act over a “lack of visible role models for girls”. @hazelshearing @BBCNews @professor_dave


Social/Mobile Media Education

Using Amazon Echo, Google Home to Learn: Skill of the Future or Bad Idea? Voice technology has quickly become a common tech tool in homes and workplaces, and many children are as comfortable giving verbal instructions to an Amazon Echo or Google Home device as they are talking to a person. @MarkALieberman @educationweek


Flashback Friday: The Protein-Combining Myth – This is by Michael Greger author of How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease. @nutrition_facts


Principals: Are you brave enough to ask for staff feedback Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. @cultofpedagogy @LavoieFred

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Angelina Jolie@GordonTredgold

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Tallest Building In Each American State, Visualized – What is the tallest building in your state and what is it used for. If you don’t live in the US how does the tallest building in your country compare? @Digg

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

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

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

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