Open Schools for Equity / Pandemic-Proof Your School / Strong Virtual Community

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School Reopening Plans Could Worsen Inequities. That’s Why This Panel Prioritizes Some In-Person Classes. School leaders who gloss over equity issues when planning to reopen schools this fall will not only exacerbate learning losses caused by this spring’s coronavirus closures but could worsen the effects of the pandemic in some of the communities already hardest hit. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

Three ways to make your school district pandemic-proof – Best practices and advice from seasoned online educators can help other schools as they identify the best online learning solution for their students. @mjc_angie @eschoolnews

Fostering a Strong Community in a Virtual Classroom – The shift to working online requires teachers to think a little differently about how to build the culture they want with their students. @LeahRossHenry @edutopia @tweenteacher @cultofpedagogy

Social/Mobile Media Education

Here’s why cybersecurity experts are concerned about remote learning. Teaching, learning, and working remotely raises many IT security issues that K-12 leaders should be aware of. @DennisWPierce @eschoolnews


NASA reveals what the Mars Helicopter is really going to do. The Mars Helicopter is a pint-sized, dual-propeller helicopter that will ride to Mars on the belly of the Perseverance rover. Be sure to watch the short video. @MikeWehner @BGR @nypost


Five Behaviors Of Strong Personal Leaders – Strong personal leadership is necessary for strong professional leadership. Personal leadership is who you are in your most authentic form. It’s the person who looks back at you from the mirror. @WriterKaylene @TrippBraden @WriterKaylene

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Joy Happens@HenriNouwen @tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Most Googled Things By State From 2010 To 2020, Visualized – V1 Analytics put together an animated map showing the highest trending Google searches for each state in America over a 10 year period. You may have to watch this more than once and stop off and on as you go. @AnalyticsV1

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

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

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

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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