Reasons to be Cheerful / Mac vs. Windows / Remote Social-Emotional Learning

reasons to be cheerful – This site created by David Byrne is chuck full of positive things that have already been done. It’s time to get your news from sites like this. @RTB_Cheerful @DBtodomundo

Mac vs. Windows
What Happened When I Switched From Mac to Windows – Fed up with the rising cost and declining quality of Apple laptops, a WIRED reporter migrated to Microsoft. It was both a total joy and a complete pain in the neck. Read this if you are in the market for a new laptop.

How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School – Fears over a pandemic that could sicken them or loved ones, students now more than ever need strong coping skills. @AriannaProthero @educationweek

Social/Mobile Media Education

Five ways to improve communication while students are learning from home – The Fundamental Five offers a framework to ensure feedback reaches students and support families during learning from home. @TrentonGoble @eschoolnews


What We Know About Coronavirus Super-Spreader Events – If you aren’t aware of the kind of events that are super-spreaders of disease, you should be. @rachel_fairbank @lifehacker


Design Projects You Are Eager to Do – There are some great benefits to doing your own assignments and here they are. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s How The Intense, 12-Minute Action Scene In ‘Extraction’ Was Filmed To Make It Look Like One Seamless Take. If your students are interested in making videos they should watch this. @IanReelDeal @thisisinsider @netflix

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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