Hexagonal Thinking / Virtual Meeting Strategies / Remote Learning Building Blocks

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

Hexagonal Thinking
Hexagonal Thinking: A Colorful Tool for Discussion – Hexagonal thinking is not new in the world of business and innovation, and it’s just making its way into the classroom. It’s a method for considering the connections between ideas and finding the nuances in those connections. @BetsyPotash @cultofpedagogy @AngelaStockman @lieberrian

Five Strategies for a Great Virtual Meeting – It’s imperative for administrative teams to remember that every time we bring people together it’s an opportunity to model what we’re looking for from staff. @thomascmurray

Remote Learning
The Building Blocks of Remote Learning – With online instruction now essential rather than optional for K–12 success, how do schools make sure their IT infrastructure makes the grade? @DougBonderud @EdTech_K12

Social/Mobile Media Education

Three Video Lessons That Are Full of Poop – This is a subject that should interest a lot of science students. All three animations are of high quality. @SciShowKids @MinuteEarth @TED_ED @rmbyrne


Pendulum Waves – Fifteen uncoupled simple pendulums of monotonically increasing lengths dance together to produce visual traveling waves, standing waves, beating, and random motion. One might call this kinetic art and the choreography of the dance of the pendulums is stunning! Aliasing and quantum revival can also be shown. Share with science teachers and students you know. @Harvard @alvin @baski_LA @FrRonconi


Districts Struggle to Keep Tabs on COVID-19 Cases. Nationwide, fewer than half of states collect and provide (or are preparing to provide) any public data on COVID-19 infections related to schools. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Rise and Shine@ErmaLuis1

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Guy Plays Toto’s ‘Africa’ In Minor Key, And It’s Pleasantly Weird. Is it time for your kids to make their own multitrack music videos? @KestrelTapes

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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