How to Show Compassion / COVID Contact App / Inquiry & Student Ownership

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

Ten Ways to Show Compassion – They are easy and people of all ages can do it. Be sure to share. @KatieKraw @DisneyDream717 @AndreaCoventry

New York launches coronavirus contact tracing app as cases rise in hot spots. New York’s new app uses Bluetooth technology, not location tracking technology, to detect close contact between phones, and thus individuals, said Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor. @WillFOIA @kifleswing @CNBC @jeffpulver @melissadderosa

Inquiry and Ownership
An Inquiry Framework: 5 Levels Of Student Ownership – Student ownership is the degree to which a learner feels a natural sense of responsibility and curiosity about their work. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

Social/Mobile Media Education

Apple to release new emojis with iOS 14.2. Apple already shared an early look at the new emojis back in July. Overall, there will be dozens of new emojis this year. Emojis will also be more diverse and inclusive than ever, with new variations of existing emojis. @romaindillet @TechCrunch


Here’s What Experts Say The Most Realistic COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline Will Be. How soon will coronavirus vaccines be ready? Here’s what the most current research tells us about when the process that will get our lives back to normal will unfold. @AsapSCIENCE


Bigger class could mean up to five times the COVID-19 infections, Canadian study suggests. Policy makers planning for elementary school class sizes of 30 kids or more ‘need to immediately reconfigure their school opening plans.’ @sharon_kirkey @nationalpost @raehanbobby @DFisman @maritstiles

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s A Wonderful Size Comparison Of Starships In Science Fiction. From “Independence Day” to “Star Wars,” here’s how different starships compare with each other. @MetaBallStudios

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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