Literary Analysis Skills / Health Reset / The Look of Learning

Literary Analysis
Tapping Students’ Interests to Develop Literary Analysis Skills – Passion blogging is a low-stakes chance for students to analyze texts of their choosing before they move on to complex literary texts. @allisonberryhil @edutopia @jeffpcarpenter

Eight Actions to Reset and Revitalize Your Health and Life – I agree with most of this, but I would go one step farther to a plant-based diet. @LoriShemek

What Does Learning Really Look Like? Use that time to get students exploring, researching, collaborating, and, ultimately, leading the learning. @Catlin_Tucker @DrGregGoins

Chat Bot

Social/Mobile Media Education

Meet Aidan, the U.S. Education Department’s Financial Aid Chatbot. Students are always brimming with questions about the financial aid process and they’ll soon be able to pose their inquiries to Aidan. @becky_koenig @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge


This Solar-Powered Electric Car Never Needs Charging. Now you can drive for thousands of miles, and you don’t have to recharge your vehicle thanks to a California startup, Aptera Motors, who is designing solar-powered cars. @ZonePhysics @MichelleBxtr


Can heading a football (soccer ball) lead to dementia? The evidence is growing. Concussion can have lifelong consequences and children are particularly at risk. @hannahdev @guardian @ConcernedMom

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Judas Priest does Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode – They really changed it up while keeping the spirit of the song. Keep in mind that this song by Chuck is on the “Sounds of Earth” record attached to the Voyager spacecraft that have bot left the solar system. @judaspriest @ChuckBerry

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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