New Apple Operating Systems / Guides for Next School Year / Parkinson’s Law

New Apple OS
iOS 14 has a new home screen with widgets, a redesigned Siri, and more. There’s also a new Translate app and new group chat features. What the 18-minute video to learn about new features for all of Apple’s operating systems coming out in the fall. The video is down the screen. @cgartenberg @Verge

Planning Your 2020-21 School Year? Use Our ‘Guide to the Guides’ on Reopening. One by one, the major professional associations that serve teachers and leaders are now releasing guidance for districts beginning this Herculean task. @Stephen_Sawchuk @educationweek @NationalEducat4 @AASAHQ @srebeducation @iste

How Understanding Parkinson’s Law Can Make Meetings More Productive – In 1955 the British historian and author, C. Northcote Parkinson, stated that “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” @TrippBraden @RandyLyleClark

Social/Mobile Media Education

Now the hard work starts. How one district changed the rules to not just survive, but thrive, in “the new normal.” @EileenBelastock @eschoolnews

COVID by Region


The Regional Distribution Of COVID-19 Cases In The US, Visualized – What can you and your kids conclude from this? @DataIsBeautiful


The Myths About Confederate Monuments – If you look at when they were erected it seems like there were part of white supremacy movements. This is a good topic for classroom discussion. A bigger question is where do we stop? Are Jefferson and Washington monuments next? @nowthisnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Fear Diagram


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How Many Continents Are There? It Depends on Whom You Ask. This is a good science/social studies lesson for middle school on up. @HowStuffWorks

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

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

Smoothie Basics: Adding Nutrition and Taste to Your Diet Now That You Have More Time at Home by Dr. Doug Green

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch

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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