Online Resources / YA Novels to Help / Ask Smart Questions

Online Resources
The online resources that make distance learning less distant – Educators can turn to a number of online resources to better connect with their students. @eschoolnews @ArnettTom

22 YA Novels to Help Students Process the Pandemic (or Forget It for a Bit) – A former school librarian shares recent young adult novels to boost kids’ resilience or give them some laughs. A few dystopian picks may provide a new perspective on the current situation. @terrigrief @edutopia

Ask Smart Questions To Solve Your Problems. Questions are the most overlooked tool in just about any area of life. @moretime4u2

Social/Mobile Media Education

Ten Ideas for Building Virtual Tours With Google’s Tour Creator – This looks like something fun for your kids to do at home. @rmbyrne @Google

Read Alongs

Learning

Google’s New ‘Read-Along’ App Can Help Elementary School Kids Improve Their Reading Skills. If you’re at home with a little one that’s just starting to learn to read, Google has a new free resource you can use to help them along. @Emily @Lifehacker @TedHiff

Leadership/Parenting

Data Lookup: Assess Your School District’s Risk for Budget Cuts. Just enter your district’s name and find out the risk of budget cuts. @emmapattiharris @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Anne Frank@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Guy Holds A Parody Zoom Meeting With His Dogs, And It’s Utterly Delightful. In quarantine, Cotter has been providing us with stellar dog content — really top-notch stuff. @MrAndrewCotter

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

American Dream

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

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

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

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