Making Remote Learning Work / The Science of Fireworks / Food & Your Gut

Remote Learning
COVID-19 & Remote Learning: How to Make It Work – Few schools in the United States will get through the 2020-21 academic year without some form of remote learning, for some portion of the student body, for some period of time. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

The Science of Fireworks – with Chris Bishop – This is a lecture/demonstration that lasts a bit over an hour. It’s a great chemistry lesson with lots of explosions that should be good for upper elementary on up. @Ri_Science

Your Gut
How the Food You Eat Affects Your Gut – And while we can’t control all the factors that go into maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, we can manipulate the balance of our microbes by paying attention to what we eat. @shilparavellaMD

Social/Mobile Media Education

Google Classroom: Give Parents a List of Assignments. Google Classroom is designed for students to find their work. There is no ability to give parents the ability to see the Classwork page other than the student showing it to them. If you would like to communicate with parents the list of assignments here is a code to extract the assignments list from Google Classroom. @alicekeeler @TechKnowTopia

Learning

How This Marvel Of Engineering Saved The Netherlands From Catastrophic Flooding – The Afsluitdijk, a 20-mile dam and causeway, has been hailed as an icon of Dutch engineering. Other countries can learn from this as they confront rising sea levels. 40% of the Netherlands is below sea level, but they are doing just fine. @TheB1M

Leadership/Parenting

Five Alternatives to Traditional Book Report Projects – Let your students use there multimedia authoring skills to create some cool book report options. @flippitynet @GoogleARVR @rmbyrne

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Social Distancing@EnglewoodSun

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Compare the vocal ranges of today’s top artists with the greatest of all time. This chart shows the highest and lowest notes each artist hit in the recording studio. Hover over the bars to see the songs on which they reached those notes. @ConcertHotels

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

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

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

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