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10/26 How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers – Creating digital resources for students is important, but we must make sure they’re accessible to all students. Here are some tips. @jmattmiller @DitchThatTxtbk

10/26 Easy Ways to Bring Your Students Outside – The classroom isn’t the only place students can learn—use these activities to bring them outside for a while, which can relieve stress. @outsideteacher @edutopia

10/26 Why empathy is a must-have business strategy – COVID-19 has pushed us all to our limits. Many of us are exhausted emotionally and physically, giving rise to workplace burnout. @HaroldSinnott @wef

10/26 Building Digital Citizenship Skills with Book Creator – With an increase in the use of technology, especially during the past school year, educators need to intentionally create opportunities for students to build digital citizenship skills in our classrooms by exploring the digital tools and learning experiences that we can provide with them. @Rdene915 @thriveinedu

10/25 WorldCover Viewer is a new interactive land use map produced by the European Space Agency. The map lets visitors see how land is used worldwide and in specific places. @esascience @rmbyrne

10/23 State Test Results Are In. Are They Useless? In my view they have always been harmful, which is worse than useless. @cgewertz @educationweek

10/23 How Schools are Using Canva to Spark Student Creativity and Engagement – Canva is a user-friendly platform that allows the user to rapidly create custom visual content by using varied templates available. The platform is free to use and offers paid subscriptions like Canva Pro and Canva for Enterprise for additional functionality. @etr_in @canva

10/23 Personalized Instruction: The Key to Academic and Career Success. When faced with so many challenges, it’s difficult for educators and community leaders to determine which needs to address first and how to help. @Getting_Smart

10/22 Teachers Are Sharing Their Worst Mistakes to Help Others Feel Less Alone. We all make mistakes. But for educators, mistakes can be particularly hard to deal with. @jryoung @EdSurge

10/22 Five Quick Stress Busters for Teachers – Instead of pushing through anxiety and stress, you may be able to calm yourself and potentially add more balance to the rest of your day. @froehlichm @edutopia

10/21 Homework Reimagined: A Case for Continuous Learning – Continuous learning assignments should be: differentiated, purposeful, empowering, and inspiring. @emmajchiappetta @WATigers @mssackstein

10/21 How to Teach Older Students Social-Emotional Skills? Try Civics. Civic engagement is the oil that keeps the gears of democracy working. But what exactly are the behaviors of an engaged citizen? @AriannaProthero @EducationWeek

10/20 Why the Most Successful Leaders Don’t Care About Being Liked – Being liked is fleeting. Here’s what matters more. @DEBORAHGRIEGEL @Inc @LLLloyd1

10/20 Instructional Strategies for Students with Autism – Here are 17 strategies that just about any teacher can use right away. Today, most teachers are likely to have to deal with autistic students to some extent. @EducatorsTech @TCEA

10/19 Three steps businesses can take to reduce bias in AI systems – There is bias in AI systems even if it’s unintended. Here we find some ways to deal with it. @lorenablasco @LSEnews @Khulood_Almani @wef

10/19 Sixty Digital exit tickets for teachers – The ultimate exit ticket guide – How are you supposed to know at what stage your students understand the content given in class? Exit tickets are the perfect solution to facilitate this step. @ibookwidgets @EducatorsTech @TCEA

10/18 Five Things that Transform a School – This resource also contains links to five great short videos. @eduwells @TheresaStager @TCEA

10/18 Six Building blocks for a Successful Edtech Strategy – Building a successful edtech strategy boils down to goal setting and finding the right foundations from the beginning. @neolms @RickettsKate

10/18 Higher Education Needs to Move Toward Mass-Personalization. Every industry, from health sciences to marketing to manufacturing, is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to facilitate the delivery of mass-personalization, yet education has been slow in its adoption. @SusanFourtane @FierceEducation @bimedotcom

10/17 Observe, Ask, and Implement: Ways to Support Students in Overcoming Their Own Anxiety. Anxiety is a “quiet” illness; it’s neither physical nor always visible. Additionally, symptoms can be different from student to student, and from day to day. @10publication @markbarnes19

10/16 Privacy, Porn, and Parents in the Room: Sex Education’s Pandemic Challenges – Sex education involves delicate discussions at the best of times, but the last year has brought unprecedented challenges for students and teachers alike. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

10/16 How to Use Microtracking to Promote Student Autonomy – Guiding students to create lists of learning objectives and what they need to do to meet those goals on time can boost their independence. @amsuad @edutopia

10/14 Earth-Shaking Learning That Kids Love – NoRILLA is a patented mixed-reality educational system bridging physical and virtual worlds to improve STEM learning. @NesraYannier @NorillaLearning

10/14 Five Ways To Teach Empathy For Children Of All Ages – When we think of success, skills like collaboration, time management, and critical thinking may immediately come to mind. While these skills are important, many 21st century employers argue that empathy—the ability to identify with others and share their emotions—is at the heart of success. @teachmag @dalstonEDU @MTPSMattkirk

10/14 The Advanced Placement Racket – Advanced Placement courses harm students and enrich College Board executives. This is Dr. Peter Grey’s opinion. What’s yours? @StevenSinger3 @coopmike48 @PsychToday @DianeRavitch

10/13 “First Lines” Strategy – Check out this strategy from Chuck Poole at Teachonomy. JOIN Teachonomy Edu for FREE and grab the Downloadable Materials. @cpoole27 @TeachonomyEdu

10/13 I am an Administrator, but I am NOT the Punisher. The administration in schools has long been deemed as the people who take care of misbehaving children and staff. @bethhill2829 @DisruptEdToday

10/13 15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google – Collaboration is a critical twenty-first-century skill for our students. Finding ways to facilitate and support collaboration in the classroom is not always easy. @ShakeUpLearning @PearDeck @Flipgrid @padlet @nearpod @Seesaw @GetKahoot @BookCreatorApp @CoSpaces_Edu @Buncee @OneNoteEDU @WeVideo @classcraftgame @InsertLearning @soundtrap

10/13 Five Practices of Truly Tech-Savvy Teachers – The pandemic has been referred to as the biggest educational experiment in history. And it’s not over yet. But already, emerging evidence strongly suggests that teachers and other K-12 educators will continue using technology well after the pandemic recedes. @Eheubeck @educationweek

10/12 Setting the Stage for Current and Future Learner Success – With knowledge readily available and the means to seamlessly engage in digital spaces now the norm, educators need to keep pace and ensure that the strategies they use will serve learners well into the future. @E_Sheninger @LRobbTeacher

10/12 Short Breaks Help Students—and Teachers—Find Their Calm. Simple, quick exercises improve mindfulness, self-regulation, and well-being, for both students and teachers. @edutopia

10/10 Core Leadership Values of Successful Leaders – Understanding the core leadership values is crucial if you want to identify and improve your leadership style. These values are your guiding principles and reflect what you believe is important and worthwhile.

10/10 Master the Art & Science of PBL Unit Design. Project-based learning is a powerful way to engage students in rigorous, authentic learning—but without a well-designed unit plan, it’s virtually impossible to cover the standards. @ThePBLN

10/9 How edtech helps students demonstrate learning in more than one way – Our decisions need to focus on helping students by designing assessments and ways to show what they have learned while also promoting voice and choice in learning. @Rdene915 @neolms @mjmcalliwrites

10/9 Borrowed a School Laptop? Mind Your Open Tabs. Students—many from lower-income households—were likely to use school-issued devices for remote learning. But the devices often contained monitoring software. @sidneyfussell @WIRED

10/7 Five ways schools can more fairly and safely monitor students’ online activities – Students in higher-poverty districts are subjected to more monitoring than those in wealthier districts. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

10/7 Whatever Happened to Digital Textbooks? Larry Cuban fell for the hype about digital textbooks being cheaper and easily accessible to students and teachers without allowing for the innate conservatism of public school officials and teachers. @LarryCuban @CubanLarry

10/5 I Was a ‘Master’ Procrastinator. Here’s the Simple 5-Step Method I Used to Quit the Habit. Fighting procrastination is a life-long battle, but it’s a winnable one–if you use principles of emotional intelligence. @JustinJBariso @Inc

10/5 Leading the Way on Technology Integration – School leaders can shape technology use on campus so that the whole school has a consistent approach that improves outcomes for students. @VictoriaTheTech @eduopia

10/5 Preventing Cyberbullying Resources – Cyberbullying or electronic bullying is a growing problem that destroys young lives by exacerbating or causing mental health and substance use disorders. To prevent those harms, take precautions before cyberbullying starts. @SunshineBehavi1

10/4 Learning Library Skills is Still Important. Google searches are great preliminary starting points for research but once students make it to the academic big time of college, they need to know how to navigate an academic library to ensure optimal success. @mssackstein

10/4 Welcome to the What’s Best for Kids Library
Free live virtual events and video sessions from Times 10 Publications are now available. @markbarnes19 @burnedinteacher

10/2 Personalized learning transfer means book to brain knowledge transfer. Book is the transfer source of knowledge and the student’s brain is the transfer target of learning. This is the universal law of the school ecosystem in which the flow of knowledge transfer describes the mechanism of learning transfer. @Learnography @Zeid_factor

10/2 The Pandemic Makes Dyslexia a Greater Challenge. But We Know How to Solve It. Looking at the differences in learning lost between two different groups of students, one from Sweden and one from England, may shed light on how best to help students with dyslexia in the United States. @goseimyr @EdSurge

10/2 Creating a Culture of Trust In Your Classroom: The Twin Pillars of Authenticity and Vulnerability. Living into our values means that we do more than profess our values, we practice them. @aaronschorn @Getting_Smart

10/1 Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books: 2010-2019 – The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has been documenting attempts to ban books in libraries and schools since 1990. Which books does your school ban? I read several of these in high school. @OIF @WBNG12News

10/1 Strategies for Teaching Students to Estimate – When students practice rounding numbers and estimating answers to problems, these ideas can guide them to get more precise over time. @edutopia

9/30 Five ways schools can more fairly and safely monitor students’ online activities – Student privacy and equity could be two casualties of educators’ Herculean efforts to hand out millions of laptops and tablets to connect families after the COVID shut down last spring, an advocacy group says. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

9/30 Transform your schools with marketing. Here you can find original research, superintendent interviews, and basic marketing guides to get you started. Get a copy for the person in your district responsible for PR. @apptegy @school_ceo

9/30 Do relationships really matter in learning? This is great advice that all teachers can use in only nine minutes from AJ Juliani. @ajjuliani

9/29 Seven Mistakes Districts Have Made During the Pandemic – What do you think have been the biggest mistakes made by district leaders during the pandemic, and what are the lessons that can be learned from them for the future? @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

9/29 The Comprehensive Guide to School Marketing – Unlock your brand identity, establish your online presence and grow your reach. @Apptegy @school_ceo

9/28 What Will Online Learning Look Like in 10 Years? Zoom Has Some Ideas. While post-pandemic growth has slowed as schools resume in-person learning, the company is still flush with cash, reporting over $1 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2021. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge

9/28 What Are The Best Online Learning Tools For Students And Teachers? This post is in the process of being updated with new tools and information being added. @KdanMobile @teachthought

9/28 Bringing Project-Based Mentors into The Educational Fold – The Project-Based Mentorship® model stems from Project-Based Learning theories but the difference is integrating—two different generations and culturally diverse people—around something to “do.” @TeachToWork @Getting_Smart

9/27 Deepen Reflection, Deepen Learning. Student reflection can be THE thing to really change the way we understand student learning. @mssackstein

9/27 Five Tips to Boost Your Data Science Learning – Increase your learning curve by focusing on these 5 things instead of taking more online courses. @TDataScience @BlkHwk0ps @Ronald_vanLoon @Medium

9/27 Nine Research-Based Teaching Strategies for Your Toolbox – How many are you teachers doing already? @Rdene915 @TCEA

9/25 How Drawing Invites Authentic Connection – In an invitation to slow down and look at the world around you, graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton illustrates how drawing can spark deeply human, authentic connections. Drawing can even help with trauma. @wendymac @TEDTalks

9/25 How to Set Up Authentic Assignments in High School English – Assignments that align with standards and hone students’ critical thinking skills can boost their engagement in learning. @ShaneLearning @edutopia

9/25 Why Punctuation Is Important: Humor and Horror. This is a fun lesson that I would have liked when I was in English class. @VanyaWriter @1976write

9/24 How using pop culture references in class can spark student engagement – Project Tomorrow’s CEO notes the ‘poptential’ of clips that are relevant to young generations. @ChrisBurtedu @DA_magazine

9/24 How to Preserve the Good Parts of Pandemic Schooling – For some families, time away from the grind of the daily commute and the academic pressures and social minefields of school has been beneficial. @LauraKClary @MendelsonTamar @educationweek

9/24 Celebrating Student Growth With Formative Data – A look at how one district is working to meet individual student needs and accelerate learning by using ongoing formative data to measure growth. @brholland @LearningAccel @edutopia

9/24 Educoplay: a Free educational games creator. This looks like it’sl worth a try. They also have a Spanish version. @EDUCAPLAY_en @EDUCAPLAY

9/23 Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Emergencies. Schools were less prepared for online learning than they thought they were. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

9/23 What Will Online Learning Look Like in 10 Years? Zoom Has Some Ideas. Their goal is to realize the potential of hybrid learning over the long term, envisioning a world where schools teach partly in-person and partly online. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge

9/22 Get Students CREATING with Global Maker Challenges. In this episode, Kasey interviews Jaime Donally, one of the Global Maker Day organizers about the power of creating and sharing on a global level. @ShakeUpLearning @JaimeDonally

9/22 Jane Kise—Doable Differentiation: Twelve Strategies to Meet the Needs of All Learners – Dr. Jane Kise is the author of 27 books and an organizational presenter with extensive experience in leadership development and executive coaching, instructional coaching, and differentiated instruction. @JaneKise @PrincipalCenter

9/22 Why Do Students Disengage? Start by scrolling down to figure 1. to see the nine reasons. @DFISHERSDSU @NancyFrey @uleadconference @AdrianoDiPrato @ASCD

9/22 The Future of Blended Learning: What Educators Need to Know – The pandemic and the increasing use of technology in K-12 education it prompted has added renewed energy to the blended learning movement as most students are now learning in school buildings. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

9/21 Five Ways To Launch Your Genius Hour Projects to the World – A Genius Hour or 20% Time Project involves three of the main components that engage students. @ajjuliani

9/20 How To Grow From Non-Coder to Data Scientist in six Months – Here is a complete guide with all required resources. @rsharankumar @TDataScience @chidambara09 @enilev

9/19 Here’s One Way to Improve Students’ Reading Scores: Get Them Eyeglasses. A new randomized clinical trial of a vision screening and eyeglasses program at the Baltimore City public schools finds providing rapid eye exams and glasses, in addition to standard vision screenings, uncovered significantly more vision problems and improved reading performance. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

9/19 A Hop, Skip, and a Jump: Creating Your Own Sensory Path. The possibilities for creating a sensory path to give students a movement break are endless. Here’s what schools across the country are doing. @HoaPNguyen_ @edutopia

9/19 Five Montessori Hacks to Encourage Independence for Back-to-School – Here are a few Montessori-inspired hacks to empower your child to do things for themselves, boosting their self-confidence and self-esteem through their independence. @TheEverymom @DisneyDream717 @AndreaCoventry

9/18 Carol Dweck on Nurturing Students’ Growth Mindsets Through Protest and Pandemic – A growth mindset—the belief that intelligence can be developed, which in turn boosts academic achievement—has revolutionized teaching for many educators. @AriannaProthero @CarolDweckDSU @EducationWeek

9/18 Catering to Learning Styles Isn’t Just Ineffective: It Can Harm Learning. The learning styles meshing hypothesis explains that individuals have preferred learning styles (e.g. auditory, visual, etc.) and that instruction that matches that preference will improve learning. This theory has no empirical evidence to support it and it’s a bit dangerous. @AceThatTest @DrSilverFox

9/17 Concrete not Sand – build on what they know. Sometimes without even realizing it, the teacher is building on sand. The learning is tentative or not grasped at all.. and students slip through the net; gaps widen. @teacherhead @teacherhead

9/17 Five important ed-tech lessons schools are learning from the pandemic = Why the kind of devices distributed to students matter just as much as getting those devices into their hands. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

9/17 What School Looks Like When Learning Moves Outside – Teaching outside can open up new possibilities. Try not to take the same old lesson outside. @jaclynborowski @educationweek

9/15 Are Electives Really Student Choice? As education is beginning to shift more and more and schools are beginning to understand that students must be engaged in their learning not just because they HAVE to pass a class or a test but because the point of school is to hopefully instill a love of learning, we need to really examine the way we program students during the day. @mssackstein

9/15 Best Feel-Good Middle-Grade Books – If you don’t have these books in your middle school library perhaps you should. Share with librarians you know. @readingMG @Mrs_Bookdragon

9/13 20 Suggestions About Teaching in a Class Where All Students Have Laptops – Many teachers will now be teaching for the first time in the physical classroom with students who have laptops every day. @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

9/13 Critical Thinking – Is there an app for that? I recently asked my students to reflect on our first unit of study and present their reflections to me. They needed to identify and explain what they learned using the Foundation for Critical Thinking’s “Elements of Thought.” @EducatorsTech @TCEA @juliehstern @4thethinkers

9/11 Three Questions That Will Help School Leaders Navigate This Year – This simple framework gives administrators a way to help ensure that any changes made now will lead to measurable improvements. @bhodgesEDU @LainieRowell @edutopia @Rdene915 @LainieRowell

9/10 How Simulation in Education Benefits Students and Patients – Simulation-based learning places students in situations where they can put their classroom knowledge into practice. In healthcare, simulation-based learning has been part of curricula since the 18th century; it has been continually evolving as technology advances. @uofstaug

9/10 Giving Back to Teachers – Through our Great Teacher Giveback, we’re working to ease the burden on teachers. We’re giving away four $500 prizes to help deserving teachers outfit their classrooms with new supplies this fall. Click here to learn more about the contest or enter for yourself or on behalf of your favorite teacher. @savings

9/8 ow Technology Can Help Build Relationships, Ease Anxiety, and Empower Learners – In this episode, Kasey chats with Stacey Roshan about how she transformed her classroom using the power of technology. Technology doesn’t have to be impersonal. @ShakeUpLearning

9/8 Twelve Good Places to Find Historical Images to Spark Inquiry – Assign each student to check out one and write a review for the class. @rmbyrne @DocsTeach @WDLorg @Flickr @librarycongress @unsplash @britishmuseum @PublicDomainRev

9/6 17 Great Books for Anyone Who Wants to Get Ahead in Life – Why read? It’s a practice widely held by high achievers who get ahead by learning from the wisdom of others. @salubriousdish @TechNews25 @Inc

9/6 Teaching Strategies That Support Students’ Individuality – When teachers make a point of recognizing the diversity of their students, they can help all students make deeper connections to what they’re learning. @MJ_Fievre @ThaddeusBTeach @edutopia

9/3 The 53rd PDK Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools – Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Americans continue to have high opinions of their local schools and teachers in particular. @pdkintl

9/3 Starr Sacstein becomes the Chief Operating Officer at Mastery Portfolio. Be sure to chekc out the product here. @mssackstein @MasteryForAll

9/3 The Research Behind PBL, Genius Hour, and Choice In The Classroom – Students did better on AP tests when engaging in project-based learning. APGOV students engaged in PBL in high-achieving schools “had a 30 percent higher pass rate on the APGOV exam than non-PBL students in comparable schools. @ajjuliani

9/2 Five Steps to Becoming a Life Coach – Coaching is a vast field, so professionals have a myriad of niches to choose from. This helps coaches market their services to a specific type of clientele and gives potential customers confidence that the coach has expertise in helping people with their unique challenges. @becomeukjobs

9/2 Six Strategies For Creating An Inquiry-Driven Classroom – More and more, researchers are finding that Habits of Mind and ‘21 Century Skills‘ such as curiosity, persistence, collaboration, growth mindset, critical thinking, and creativity are malleable and, when fostered, improve learning across all academic domains. @TeachThought @ERobbPrincipa

9/1 Give Students Power in Their Learning Process. Ask them how they like to learn – a conversation about the ways they learn best can be an optimal chance to really explore how well you are meeting student needs and offer more choice afterward. @mssackstein

9/1 This challenge is advancing education solutions to help students thrive. The WorldClass Education Challenge builds upon Deloitte’s WorldClass initiative and helps advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4 to provide a quality education for all. @PunitRenjen @TechNews25 @CyberDigitalTec @WEFUplink @wef

9/1 Unplanned Lessons: What Pandemic Education Has Taught Teachers. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, American educators have experienced unprecedented change and challenges. But not everything unexpected is undesirable. @MindShiftKQED @crewsertech

8/31 How To Date In Middle School – This is the story of a mom with a sixth-grade daughter that most parents should be able to relate to. @WhisperAmber @themomtessorian

8/31 The 5E Instructional Model – Why you should be using in your classroom – The 5E Model provides a strategy that engages students in more learning activities. @NGS_Education @AllAboutTHEPACT @TCEA

8/31 Sixteen Characteristics Of A Critical Thinking Classroom – The premise here is straightforward: clarifying what critical thinking might ‘look like’ in the classroom. Put another way, what are some indicators that rational thought and careful, critical thinking is not just ‘visible,’ but a part of the culture of a classroom. @terryheickedu @lifeismaikai @TCEA @teachthought

8/30 Year one of plastic neutrality: Nestlé PH recovers 27,000 tons of waste. Nestlé Philippines has achieved a fresh milestone in tackling plastic waste as it completes its first year of plastic neutrality, the first multinational fast-moving consumer goods company in the country to do so. @tarametblog @certifiedWAHM

8/30 These college majors have the best return on investment. A college degree is still one of the best ways to increase your earning potential, but not all have the same value. Make sure your kids know this. @thewordsmithm @CNBCMakeIt

8/29 Five Benefits of Conducting Mind Mapping Activities – The process of creating a digital mind map begins with one keyword or term placed in the center of the screen. Often, the central keyword or term is represented by an image or icon. @rmbyrne

8/29 Eight in ten teachers think coding kids are better problem solvers. Computer science lessons can have a positive effect on soft skills development, according to a majority of respondents in OKdo’s new study. @Educ_Technology @New081082 @Philip_D_Hughes

8/29 Teachers: Here Are Tips for Using Your New ‘Geeky’ Skills to Improve Classroom Management. There’s no question that pandemic learning has forced teachers to quickly transform their classroom management strategies. Now that school may finally be on its way back to something closer to normal, how can educators use the lessons of the past year to reshape classroom management? @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

8/27 Digital transformation fatigue: six ways to fight it now – The pandemic only exacerbated the risk of digital transformation burnout for teams that logged long hours to deliver critical capabilities at warp speed. Fight fatigue using these strategies. @4enterprisers @chidambara09 @machinelearnTec

8/27 Five important ed-tech lessons schools are learning from the pandemic – Why the kind of devices distributed to students matter just as much as getting those devices into their hands – @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

8/25 Growth Mindset Leadership & The Pygmalion Effect – Our mindsets impact others more than we realize. As leaders, we can use this to improve the learning environment. @learner_lab

8/25 Practice Makes Permanent and Games Make it Fun. Research on brains and learning tells us that practice makes permanent. This is good if they’re practicing the skill correctly, not so good if they’re practicing the skill incorrectly! I suspect we all know the pain of unlearning a bad habit! @ElemntryMatters

8/24 What does it mean to be ‘evidence-informed in teaching? With the publication of the Education Endowment Foundation report on Cognitive Science Approaches in the Classroom, there’s been a flurry of discussion about what it says and what the implications are for teachers. @teacherhead

8/24 Three Quick Tips to Support Social-Emotional Learning – The past two school years have been unlike any other in the past. For many students, teachers, and families, there have been shifts between in-person and online instruction. @ClassTechTips @RiseVisionTeam

8/21 How to Get Others to Adopt Your Recommendation – There is a process for how actionable recommendations evolve. You explore data and find a problem or opportunity. @nancyduarte @MITSloan @TrippBraden @mitsmr

8/20 Flipped Classroom, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Edtech Reform – Welcome to GotTechED the Podcast! In this episode, Guise and Nick interview Kyle Niemis, co-creator of ClassroomQ, an exciting new way to manage students’ questions during class. @WeGotTechED @KyleNiemis @ClassroomQ @gotteched

8/20 Virtual Learning Was Better for Some Kids. Here’s What Teachers Learned From Them. Kareem Neal, a 24-year veteran educator, noticed something surprising when his school went all virtual last year: Not only did most of the students in his self-contained, special education class navigate the change better than he expected, three of them blossomed academically. @kareem_neal @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

8/17 How to protect your district from ransomware attacks – It’s important to have a plan, because ransomware attacks are not an ‘if,’ but a ‘when.’ Does your district have a plan? @NeuShield @eschoolnews

8/17 Is Your Head Spinning? 7 Decision-making Tips for Principals – Delaware high school principal Kristina Macbury wrote an essay in September of 2019 for the National Association of Secondary School Principals that posed this question: “How do you make the most difficult decisions?” @MacburyKristina @kbushweller @AriannaProthero @EducationWeek

8/16 What Have I Been Doing for My Students That They Could Do for Themselves? Letting young students make mistakes teaches them valuable lessons about taking ownership of the process of learning. @KaterinaHWatson @edutopia

8/16 Students Must Learn to Think Critically. It’s Up to Us to Teach Them How. This is how one teacher approaches this important topic. @Edsurge

8/16 NYC teachers demand ‘safer’ reopening with remote option — and no academic screenings. The group has a list of eight ultimatums they want to be enacted when the school year begins, including barring any unvaccinated people over the age of 12 from instructional spaces; a mask mandate, “strict adherence” to social distancing — and a remote option. @conorskelding @nypost

8/15 Building Classroom Culture, Part 2: Lifelines – One teacher recognized there are going to be days when you’re going to feel like you need to study for a test or when you didn’t get something done. @MonteSyrie @teacher2teacher

8/15 The Lorax Warned Us 50 Years Ago, But We Didn’t Listen. Call it fate or an unfortunate coincidence that Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax celebrates its 50th anniversary the same week the United Nations releases an urgent report on the dire consequences of human-induced climate change. This has always been my favorite Seuss book. @elizblair @MorningEdition @npr

8/14 Kids getting exposed to hardcore porn is a catastrophe we CAN fix. In the meantime be sure to have a conversation or two with your kids on this subject. @BenjaminNolotc @nypost @UofNH @Pornhub

8/14 A View From the Hot Seat: How One District Leader Is Confronting COVID-19’s Latest Twists. Jeanie Johnson, assistant superintendent for administrative services, helps lead the COVID-19 response for the Midway Independent School District in Texas. @drsuperville @KWKTFOX44 @educationweek

8/13 Empower Students to Self-Assess for Report Card Grades. Here is a video of how Starr Sackstein has been using Google forms to include students in the conversation about their grades. @mssackstein

8/12 Personalized Learning’s Big Test Is Coming This School Year. Chances are learning gaps are even wider than they were pre-pandemic so personalized learning only make sense. @BenjaminBHerold @Educationweek

8/12 Not Your Dad’s Diorama: Using Tech Tools to Enhance a Traditional Assignment – When teachers pair dioramas with modern technology, student engagement, and learning get a boost. @MatthewXJoseph @Buncee @edutopia @ChrisQuinn64

8/11 RTI and Personalization: A Dynamic Duo – This represents a multi-tiered process to identify the behavior and learning needs of struggling students early on and then provide specific support in the form of interventions. @E_Sheninger @tsschmidty

8/10 Five Ways Student Choice Impacts Learning – Given a real choice students are inspired and motivated to learn by themselves, and by each other. And they do a much better job at inspiring than a teacher ever could. @ajjulian

8/9 Fifteen New Primary Source Activities from DocsTeach – Not only does DocsTeach host a large, curated collection of primary source documents it also offers templates for developing online activities about those documents. Additionally, DocsTeach offers hundreds of pre=made primary source lesson activities. @DocsTeach @rmbyrne

8/9 Observe, Ask, and Implement: Ways to Support Students in Overcoming Their Own Anxiety – Anxiety is a “quiet” illness; it’s neither physical nor always visible. Additionally, symptoms can be different from student to student, and from day to day. Because of this, anxiety falls victim to perception. @10publications

8/9 10 Ways to Help Your Daughter Get Over Her Boyfriend – A breakup is like a drug withdrawal. Anyone with a young daughter should read this. @parentteendr @PsychToday @themomtessorian @parentteendr

8/7 Teachers’ union sues Rhode Island mom over requests for CRT curriculum info. This is an issue that is impacting more school districts daily. What’s going on in your schools. @SChamberlainNYP @NYPost

8/7 Students as Coauthors of Learning: A Resources Guide – By inviting learners to coauthor experiences we help them build the most important skills and dispositions they’ll need to succeed in a changing world. Incorporating student voice and choice in learning design builds agency and promotes ownership of learning. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

8/7 Setting Up a Classroom Is Hard. See the Creative Ways These Teachers Did It. Every summer, teachers spend hours and days planning for the year ahead, including by shaping a physical space where students can feel welcome, build relationships, and grow. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

8/6 Here are two innovative ideas for virtual learning post-COVID. In one Texas district, virtual tutors will have a vested interest in student outcomes. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

8/5 Eight Fun Activities for Teaching Inference
Students need inferencing skills in all subject areas. But how do you teach inferencing? @tanyagmarshall @americantesol @TCEA

8/5 Go Gradeless in 2021: Why You Should Ditch Grades in Your Classroom – What if you knew that some aspect of education damaged students’ motivation, growth mindset, relationships with their teachers, and performance on standardized exams? Wouldn’t you do everything in your power to eliminate or at least limit these impacts?
@AaronSBlackwel1 @iamchiaravalli @spaces_edu @TG2Chat @edwebnet

8/5 Sparking Inquiry in the Classroom – No matter the subject taught or concepts explored, questions are more important than answers if inquiry is the goal. @E_Sheninger @TonySinanis

8/4 Eight ways school leaders continued to innovate during the pandemic – New ed-tech exchange lets educators share insights into what works best. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

8/3 Plagerism Checker – Have your students use this before they submit written assignments. @smallseotools @TechNews25 @dr2alshehri

8/3 Reimagining Alternative Education – Alternative education should be framed not as a last resort for ‘bad’ students but as a way to provide positive, intentional supports. @drtesharobinson @edutopia

8/2 What to Say Instead of ‘I’m Proud of You’ – Here are a few phrases middle and high school teachers can use to cultivate conversation while celebrating student achievements. @Tarn_Wilson @edutopia @DavidGeurin @mccoyderek

8/2 Understanding Learning ‘Acceleration’: Going Slow to Go Fast. In many places, a model known as acceleration is being billed as the way to ameliorate less-than-ideal learning conditions from this past school year. @Stephen_Sawchuk @LianaLoewus @EducationWeek

8/2 85+ Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom – Check out this list of more than 85 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom. @ShakeUpLearning

8/1/2021 If You Want Students to Hear You, Communicate One to One. So how can we reach those people who aren’t achieving to their highest level? We need to make it personal. @mssackstein

8/1/2021 The Six Leadership Lessons From the Pandemic One superintendent shares his pandemic learning. @DrVroonland @educationweek

8/1/2021 “How Have You Failed?” One Way to Encourage Students to Take Risks. When students feel like they might be failing, you want them to understand that what they’re really doing is learning. @JillDuBois22 @teacher2teacher

7/30 When Teachers and School Counselors Become Informal Mentors, Students Thrive. For years, the research has been clear: Teacher-student relationships matter. And now, a new working paper shines more light on just how important these relationships can be for students’ academic success. @madeline_will @educationweek

7/30 Blended Learning: What It Is and What It Is Not. The pandemic has elevated the phrase “blended learning.” When schools closed or shifted to hybrid schedules, many institutions turned to blended learning to navigate the new demands placed on teachers and educational institutions. @Catlin_Tucker @Jeff_Zoul

7/30 Improving Learning Continuity with Tech: 4 Ways Schools Can Use Relief Funds. District leaders must plan carefully to implement long-term solutions and maximize the efficiency of the recent influx of federal funding. @bshopp01 @EdTech_K12

7/29 Four ways to make remote learning equal or superior to in-person instruction – Instructional materials have a greater impact when they are tech-enabled, culturally responsive and support families. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

7/29 The Pandemic Forced My District to Make One Big Change Worth Keeping. The disruptive change of COVID-19 can offer opportunities even in the face of tragedy. @EHSD_eforti @educationweek

7/29 How to Reduce Screen Time for Kids This Summer – Let’s take a look at some ways that can help you control and limit the amount of time your child is allowed to spend staring at a screen this summer. @icsfblog @themomtessorian

7/29 Play Will Be More Important Than Ever in Preschool This Year. Play can help the youngest students transition to in-person learning and develop skills they need for the future. @sara_lahayne @edutopia

7/28 Accelerating Learning: Tech Advice to Make It Happen – Schools around the country have a big task ahead of them: Making sure that students are ready to dive into the next grade, after a school year in which instruction for many kids was spotty, at best. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

7/27 A psychotherapist says parents who raise confident, mentally strong kids always do these 3 things when praising their children. As parents, we want our kids to feel good about themselves, so we try to praise them as much as possible. @jessvanderwier @CNBCMakeIt @TrippBraden @BigRedRuckus @TashaJacksTweet @AngelBe17633192

7/27 ‘Learning Loss, in General, Is a Misnomer’: Study Shows Kids Made Progress During COVID-19. Even though the pandemic has interrupted learning, students are still making progress in reading and math this year, according to a new analysis from the assessment provider Renaissance. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

7/26 Should All Children Have Their Cholesterol Checked? The current generation of American kids may be one of the first generations to be less healthy and have shorter lifespans than their parents. @nutrition_facts

7/26 Why Emotionally Intelligent Minds Embrace the 3-Question Rule. A few seconds can make a huge difference. @JUSTINJBARISO @Inc @TrippBraden @justinjbariso

7/26 Students Need Better Connections. To Wi-Fi, Yes, But Also to Teachers. We have a ‘relationship divide’ in our schools @SuptEnfield @HighlineSchools

7/25 Get Kids Drawing to Deepen Learning. There are many ways of showing what you know and too often, we think that kids should either be writing or speaking to do it. @mssackstein

7/25 Blending with the Station Rotation Model – Technology is a significant component, but not every activity has to incorporate some type of tool. The key is to find strategic ways to use it as a means to improve learning. @E_Sheninger @thomascmurray

7/25 Four Questions for the Future of Education – Ask any teacher what they are preparing students for and you will get a variety of answers. @RACzyz @tinamonte @girlworld4 @itsmeSpiri @staceylindes @KleinErin @atkauffman @MathDenisNJ @PrincipalSahli @Glenn1809 @Vroom6 @chrisp16 @TaraMartinEDU

7/25 The Absurd Proposal to Put Bodycams on Teachers Is … Feasible? The idea to monitor educators so they don’t teach critical race theory seems ridiculous. But schools are already rife with invasive surveillance. @sidneyfussell @WIRED

7/24 How Every Child Can Thrive by Five – “What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?” asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. @minderoo

7/24 Three lessons pandemic teaching taught about what self-care REALLY means = Here is another blog post dedicated to encouraging you as you continue teaching during and after the pandemic. @taenos99 @Angela_Watson

7/22 How Can Teachers Better Understand Students? A New Breed of Assessment Will Try to Help. @cgewertz @educationweek

7/22 Podcast: Playing the Game of School with Leader of Learning – In this episode, Starr Sackstein was interviewed by Dan Kreiness, a fellow ASCD Emerging Leader. @mssackstein @dr_kreiness

7/22 The Three Most Effective Instructional Strategies for Science—According to Teachers = Show students where I have failed and how I take steps to improve my performance. @Larryferlazzo @educationweel

7/19 Online Learning Is Not the Enemy. Remote learning is here to stay so let’s not blame it for everything. @kives @EdSurge

7/18 Expectations Are Crap! Find Your Happy. Real life is hard! It’s full of disappointment. There’s pressure. Stress. Failure. Death. We quickly find that things don’t always end up the way we thought they would. @EmilyJPH

7/18 A Simple Way I Show Students They’re Growing Every Day – You actually don’t even really know where your comfort zone ends until you push yourself into that stretch zone. @LiviaChanL @teacher2teache

7/17 The Ultimate Summer Reading (and Listening) List for Principals – Before your summer downtime starts to vanish, take time to recharge your brains, find inspiration, and generate ideas for the fall. @l_maxwell @educationweek

7/17 During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next? The whole pandemic has been like a big proof of concept for 1-to-1. Now it’s taking all of those learnings and putting them into [practice]. What does 2021-22 look like? @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

7/16 Mastery Portfolio: Results with Standards-Based Grading for Your Community. Mastery Portfolio is a collection of web-based tools and professional development experiences designed to improve education practices. @MasteryForAll @mssackstein

7/16 How Will Bans on ‘Divisive’ Classroom Topics Be Enforced? Here’s What 10 States Plan to Do. In Arizona, teachers who talk about racism and sexism in violation of a new state law can have their certification revoked by the state. Tennessee will take money away from the teacher’s school district. And, in New Hampshire, parents will be allowed to directly sue the school district. @Eeshapendharkar @educationweek

7/16 Why Teachers Should Keep A Journal – Write down a few sentences almost every night, taking note of the things that happened that day that you want to celebrate, things that you need to explore further, things that frustrated you, questions you have, stories you want to remember, and people you meet. @laffinteach @TeachWriteEDU ​@drkaren

7/15 The Case for Embracing Messy Leadership in Schools – Leadership has always been a bit messy, especially in schools, where leaders have always had to navigate ambiguity and complexity. But prior to 2020 much of the messiness was hidden. @SeanTSlade @am_gallagher @EdSurge

7/15 Why Should Schools Teach Digital Literacy – In understanding the shift from literacy to digital literacy–or rather to understand them both in their own native contexts–it may help to take a look at the underlying assumptions of digital literacy. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

7/15 Five Personalized Learning Strategies for the Online Learner – Over the years, the need for learning to become more student-centered as opposed to teacher-centered has changed the scenery of teaching and learning. @kraouna @Learnworlds @Getting_Smart

7/15 Harnessing the five benefits of online learning post-COVID – Online learning can help students overcome some of the challenges of traditional instruction. @DA_magazine

7/14 How can schools make the most out of virtual PD? When creating a virtual professional development event, school leaders should design it to fit its unique intended purpose and not expect it to look the same as an in-person event. @shawnadelarosa @KatieNovakUDL @katiemartinedu @K12DiveNews @dvodicka

7/13 How Music Helps Resolve Our Deepest Inner Conflicts – Music can help us reconcile our conflicted emotions when making choices and can assist in overcoming cognitive dissonance. @NeuroscienceNew @aDolphinCries @dlhampton

7/13 Teaching Black History Year-Round Requires Rigorous Sight – One month a year never made sense to me and it was the coldest, shortest month. The same is true for woman’s history. @UrbanEdDJ @edutopia

7/12 The Supreme Court’s Vulgar Snapchat Ruling and What It Means for Students’ Free Speech – The Supreme Court last week sided with a former high school cheerleader after a profane Snapchat post got her suspended from the team. Here’s what the court said and the case’s impact on student speech rights. @eric_radio @educationweek

7/12 Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help – At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. @DanCable1 @HarvardBiz @pettet50

7/12 Where is Your Learning Culture? So how do we begin to transform culture? The journey starts with being honest about where you are in order to chart a path forward to get to the place you want to be. Reflection is a powerful tool for growth. @E_Sheninger @VipulaSharma1

7/11 Bibcitation for Chrome – Earlier this year Bibcitation launched an update Chrome extension that makes it easy for students to properly cite sources of information. @bibcitationapp @rmbyrne

7/11 Three Things You Can Do This Summer to Be a Better Teacher in the Fall – It doesn’t matter what grade or subjects you teach, how long you’ve been teaching, or where—there are three universal things that all educators can to do be a better teacher in the fall. @ElizabethLStein @EducationWeek

7/9 Five Reasons Leaders Need Time Out – In working with leaders and facilitating leadership programs, one of the key things we hear is from people regularly is that leaders are increasingly critically time-poor, and that is not going to be a surprise to you. @CardinalRos

7/9 Six Ways for Teachers to Recharge in the Summer – How can you maximize our summer days to help us buy back time during the year when we need it? @DyanBranstetter @artsintegration @EducatorsTech @SELearningEDU

7/8 (Un)Grading: It Can Be Done in College. One professor explains her (un)grading system where the students do the grading, while she focuses on feedback. @OnlineCrsLady @mssackstein

7/8 The Benefits Of Leadership Coaching – If you’ve been considering leadership coaching recently, you’re not alone. Every day, high-performance leaders wonder whether executive coaching is the next step in their leadership journey. @CardinalRos @PeopleDevelop1

7/7 27 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom – Teachers who use, “Assessment FOR learning,” involve their students in ongoing self-assessment in ways that reveal to those learners where they are headed in their learning, where they are now in relation to those expectations, and how each student can close the gap between the two. @ShakeUpLearning @RStiggins

7/7 Technology can level the playing field for disabled people in the workforce. One in six people worldwide have a disability – and faces economic exclusion. Ensuring digital transformation includes disabled people also brings larger economic benefits. @talalrafi7 @wef @joe4rialtousd @talalrafi7

7/7 How to Recognize A Strong Leader In A Group Of People – In any group of people there will be a few who show leadership qualities, even if they’re not fully developed. Here are some things to look for if you want to know who’s capable of being a strong leader. @lollyDaskal

7/6 How to Diversify Your Toy Box – Here are ways to create a multiracial and multicultural spectrum in a child’s activities and toys. @blackmomsblog @nytimes

7/6 Eight Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions – What teacher wouldn’t want their students to ask better questions? @hrheingold @terryheickedu @TeachThought @WSroufe @ERobbPrincipal

7/4 Computer Science for ALL? For people who believe in this it has been slow to happen. @jennoldham @LarryCuban

7/4 Seven Questions to Reflect on Kindness – Kindness is more than being nice. It’s great to do nice things for people, and that’s certainly part of being kind. But true kindness goes deeper. @DavidGeurin @schug_dennis

7/3 How to Fix 7 Fatal Flaws in Tech Professional Development – Professional development to help educators use technology for teaching and learning has been critical for decades, but also riddled with pitfalls. @AlysonRKlein @EducationWeek

7/2/2021 Video: Six Tips For Going Gradeless – This only lasts 1:35, but it should get to thinking about making grades less important. @mssackstein @Cat_McGrath_NYC @MikeMirandi

7/2/2021 What is Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning? This variation of reinforcement learning is great to solve complex problems by decomposing them into small tasks. @jrdothoughts @bexxmodd @arXiv__ml

6/30 Vaccinating Kids Against COVID-19: Why Families Are Afraid and How Schools Can Help. The stakes are high: Strong vaccination rates are seen as key to middle and high schools returning to anything resembling pre-pandemic normalcy in many places this fall. @AriannaProthero @Educationweek

6/30 The Police-Free Schools Movement Made Headway. Has It Lost Momentum? As a principal I never had police in my school. This could be a good discussion topic for middle school on up. @jbrownedianis @EducationWeek

6/30 How HyperDocs Can Make Schoolwork More Student Friendly. HyperDocs are a way to give high school students easy access to everything they need for the week in one place. @lkolb @edutopia

9/29 Three Rare Signs That Say You Were Meant to Be a Good Leader – Practicing these every day will lead to great results and, even better, great relationships at work. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @ScottGraffius

9/29 Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership. An inflated ego makes us susceptible to manipulation among other things. @RasmusTPP @HarvardBiz @Damien_CABADI

6/27 How To Turn Ideas Into Action – Darcy Bakkegard is an English/Theatre teacher and professional development coach who got tired of traditional sit-n-get PD and now creates the type of PD she always wanted. @DBakkegard @coolcatteacher

6/26 U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Cheerleader Who Posted Vulgar Snapchat Message. Administrators in all districts should read this carefully. @Educationweek @markfwal @MahanoyAreaSD

6/26 Eleven facts about today’s K-12 IT leadership – Broadband access and the ever-growing equity gap are among K-12 IT leaders’ top concerns, according to CoSN’s annual IT Leadership Survey. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

6/26 How Arkansas jumped ahead on K-12 computer science – Computer science standards are meant to be embedded across content areas, starting in kindergarten. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

6/26 Help! How Do I Make My Workplace More Diverse? Megan offers advice for casting your net—because there’s no excuse for a hiring pool where everyone looks the same. @megreenwell @WIRED

6/25 What to Say Instead of ‘I’m Proud of You’ – Here are a few phrases middle and high school teachers can use to cultivate conversation while celebrating student achievements. @Tarn_Wilson @edutopia @DavidGeurin @mccoyderek

6/25 Understanding Learning ‘Acceleration’: Going Slow to Go Fast. In many places, a model known as acceleration is being billed as the way to ameliorate less-than-ideal learning conditions from this past school year. @Stephen_Sawchuk @LianaLoewus @EducationWeek

6/24 Make Complex Texts Accessible For All Students. We allow them to dislike it. We give them permission to get angry about it, but then we remind them that if it elicits any kind of emotional response, there is probably a reason worth exploring. What about the text is evoking the response? @mssackstein

6/24 12 Future Ready Activities for ANY Classroom – The Three Phases of Blended Learning focuses on the four learning studios. The four different learning studios include a mini-lesson with the teacher, an independent activity, a digital content studio, and a future-ready skill activity. @dsdPD @drkarenn @TCE

6/24 COVID Forced Schools to Innovate: Let’s Build on What They Learned. Ask your teachers what they did differently during COVID that was better and tell them to keep doing it. @dvodicka @katiemartinedu @Getting_Smart

6/22 Most Managers Don’t Know How to Coach People. But They Can Learn. Are you successful at coaching your employees? Many executives are unable to correctly answer this question because they think they’re coaching when they’re actually just telling their employees what to do. @JuliajMilner @HarvardBiz @TrippBraden

6/22 21 Ways to Ignite Summer Learning – With what could arguably be the hardest school year any of us or our children have experienced behind us, we’re all excited about a more seemingly normal summer and the opportunity to extend learning at home and out in our communities. @Jess_Slusser @Getting_Smart

6/22 Early Education’s 800 Pound Gorilla – Like it or not, producing media content is now the coin of the realm for all institutions, brands, and companies. What is your school doing to help kids make videos? @animationchefs @AnimatingKids

6/21 The Best First Jobs for People Interested in Entrepreneurship – Aspiring entrepreneurs should be especially conscious of their first career choices, as it can be the experience they need to prepare for their own ventures. @milesj @Entrepreneur @RecruiterDotCom

6/21 Cultivating Number Sense Among Middle and High School Students – The ability to make an educated guess is an important skill that develops with practice. @emmajchiappetta @Edutopia

6/21 Nine reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class – How can we incorporate great pedagogy, the best content, and meaningful technology into our classroom? HyperDocs! Here are 9 reasons why you should start using them in your class. @jmattmiller @ShellTerrell

6/20 Cyberattacks Are on the Rise. Here’s How Schools Should Respond (Downloadable Guide) @MarkALieberman @ginatomko

6/20 Why Are We Turning Our Backs on Remote Learning? The current debate over remote learning feels politically charged. @DrTheresaRouse

6/20 I Taught Online School This Year. It Was a Disgrace. (Lilac Almagor) Online schools worked for some kids, but not everyone. @MsAlmagor @LarryCuban

6/18 Build Interactive Lessons for Free with SMART Learning Suite Online. An interactive lesson typically includes moments for students to pause, actively process information, and take some type of action. @classtechtips

6/18 Whatever Happened to Teaching Grammar? In districts committed to following Common Core curriculum standards, grammar instruction, especially memorizing rules and diagramming sentences, has faded from classroom lessons over the past half-century. How come? @LarryCuban

6/18 The Electric Future Of Education Transportation – School systems and/or their transportation partners will use a combination of electric buses and vans (possibly shared with a municipality), youth rideshare services (like HopSkipDrive), and electric bicycles. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

6/18 How to Foster Metacognitive Skills for Independent Learning – Giving students tools to explore how they think and learn can be a powerful way to deepen understanding and build self-sufficiency—in the classroom and beyond. @kimberlydtanner @daviddunning6 @Edutopia

6/17 Chuck Poole’s Midweek Motivation Vidoe – Take five minutes for a cool story and consider replying with one of your own. @cpoole27

6/17 Three Ways to Support Understaffed IT Departments – Schools can use student volunteers and invest wisely in technologies to ease the burden on IT teams. When I was IT director I hired top students for programming and repair work. @rebeccatorchia @EdTech_K12

6/17 Seven Augmented Reality Tools for the Classroom – A technology integration specialist shares some ways her district uses augmented reality to boost engagement in learning. @cmdanhoff @Edutopia

6/17 Three ways to turbocharge K-12 computer science – Many schools of education do not include computer science in teacher preparation. @DA_magazine

6/16 Carol Dweck Revisits the ‘Growth Mindset.’ A growth mindset isn’t just about effort. Perhaps the most common misconception is simply equating the growth mindset with effort. Certainly, effort is key for students’ achievement, but it’s not the only thing. @Jori_Bolton @EducationWeek

6/15 Five lessons for forming better relationships with ELL families – One teacher thought she had a good grasp of ELL families’ struggles to adapt to unfamiliar school systems. Then her husband got a six-month research fellowship in Germany. @rose_metro @EducationWeek

6/15 What’s the Right High School Size and Structure? How to organize a high school? It’s a question being reconsidered as educators reflect on a year and a half of remote and hybrid learning and as society continues to change rapidly. There’s no single right answer to the question, solutions depend on goals and context. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

6/14 Road Trip Entertainment Tips – Spending hours upon hours in a car can admittedly get pretty boring. Whether you’re by yourself, with a partner, or even with kids, we’ve got some tips for enjoying the time you spend on your next road trip. @discoveringgem @DisneyDream717

6/14 Six Games Perfect for the Art Room – When it comes to the logistical planning of your curriculum, having half the class finished with a lesson while the other half is still working can be problematic. @ARTschukei @theartofed @NatalieMcKalip

6/14 Barriers to bringing coding into the classroom – There are some great resources full of lessons and for different age groups to get started. @Rdene915 @alicekeeler @thriveinedu

6/12 Five Sources of Summer Math Activities for Elementary School Students – Don’t let the name fool you, MathGames.com offers more than just a series of math practice games. You can find hundreds of worksheets to print for free on MathGames.com. Those are organized according to grade level. @CK12Foundation @rmbyrne

6/12 Use Simple Outdoor Science Lessons to Inspire Students. Open-ended prompts can guide students to explore life science processes in the world around them. @PrjDragonfly @edutopia

6/11 What Does It Mean to Call a Program ‘Evidence-Based’ Anyway? There’s a good reason not to stop after finding a single positive study. @EdResearcher @EducationWeek

6/10 Five Tips to Ensure Student Success on Long-Term Projects – Many debate the need to move to project-based learning, but fear that the lack of directed instruction would hinder student outcomes. @mssackstein

6/10 K-12 students show strength, empathy during pandemic. A new Pearson report of students and parents in four countries underscores the resilience and compassion of young learners. @ChrisBurtedu @DA_magazine

6/9 Google Earth in Every Grade: Create and Explore! In this episode, Kasey talks with Shake Up Learning trainer, Tammy Lind, on the hidden treasure of Google Earth in Every Grade. @ShakeUpLearning @Taml17

6/9 Technology Made Special Education Parents Better Advocates During the Pandemic. There are the benefits from the pandemic that some are hoping stick around. Among them: better communication strategies and tools that make it easier for special education parents and teachers to interact. Nadia Tamez-Robledo @EdSurge

6/8 President Biden’s $220,000,000,000 “American Family Plan” should also pivot home. The dearth of language is where critical learning gaps begin for many poor and disadvantaged children—gaps that often don’t close in school, no matter how much we spend or how early we start. @MiriamKF1 @educationgadfly

6/8 The New Role of School Tech Leaders in Social-Emotional Health – As tech use evolves in schools, so must the role of tech leaders, who now must not simply provide devices and instruct how to use them, but also understand the impact of technology on student learning and wellbeing. @TheSocialInst @Getting_Smart @soLaur

6/8 How the Pandemic Is Already Changing Principal-Prep Programs – Just as K-12 schools closed for in-person instruction because of the pandemic, principal-prep schools—which have largely held online preparation programs at arm’s length over concerns about quality and rigor—found that they didn’t have a choice but to move their programs online. @drsuperville @Educationweek

6/7 Neuralink Brain Chip Will End Language in Five to 10 Years, Elon Musk Says. I still think that learning another language is good for your brain. I practice Swedish daily. @chidambara09 @sonu_monika

6/7 How to Provide Less Structure for Independent Reading – Developing independent readers means nurturing the conditions for passion and independent thinking to flourish. @HoaPNguyen_

6/7 Ten Ways I’ll Be Teaching Differently Next Year – What have you learned from distance learning that you think will alter your practice in some way when you return to pre-COVID-19 teaching? @Larryferlazzo @KaylaSolinsky

6/6 Do Children Have the Right to Play? The title of this post may sound absurd. Of course, children should play; it need not be a “right,” as defined in law, but it should be common sense. Play is an essential part of childhood. @dianeravitch @drjohnthompson @coopmike48

6/6 Science In the Classroom from the American Association for the Advancement of Science – Free Science Research Papers Annotated With Teaching Resources @aaas @rmbyrne

6/6 Reaching the Quiet Kids in Class – Some of our smartest students might be our quietest. How do we give them an opportunity to be vocal without calling them out or making them feel uncomfortable? @buddyxo @EdSurge

6/5 Like Police Officers, Educators Have Been Caught on Camera Behaving Badly. Teachers should be able to use their cameras to record undesirable student behavior as well. I did and it almost always put an end to any nonsense. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

6/5 Education Has a Three-Headed Crisis. Mental Health Is Only Part of It. Our Children are less mentally healthy, less empathetic, and less creative than they were at the beginning of the decade. @Volcoucou @EdSurge

6/5 Ten Ways Traditional Classrooms Punish Mistakes In Learning – Schools were modeled in the Industrial Revolution to be efficient and reduce time spent on divergent thinking. After all, in a factory environment, divergent thinking might break down a process or the status quo. @TeachThought @miriclifford @ERobbPrincipa

6/4 Helping Students Cope With a Difficult Year – These tips on supporting emotion regulation and building strong relationships will help students next year and beyond. @edutopia

6/3 What I Learned About Education by Losing 100 Pounds – This is one of George Couros’ best posts. Be sure to read the comment I left if you want some more diet/exercise/weight loss advice. @gcouros

6/3 Ed-tech equity: Leaders confront 10 COVID-era IT concerns – Almost all leaders surveyed said ed-tech equity is a top priority though their ranks remain overwhelmingly white and mostly male. @DA_magazine @TDOttawa

6/3 Forbidding Remote Learning: Why Some Schools Won’t Offer a Virtual Option This Fall. Are schools are being shortsighted; without a robust remote option? What is your district doing? @cgewertz @EducationWeek

6/2 Confer with Students in High School Math for Deeper Learning. Read about one math teacher who doesn’t give tests. In every conference, students are required to answer: What is the standard asking you to do? What new vocabulary and skills did you need to learn? Can you show me an example? @emmajchiappetta @mssackstein

6/2 Do We Want “Liquid” Learners? As liquid can adapt to fill any space. Do we our students to have this kind of adaptability? How do we do this? @PeteDDavis @ProjectGI

6/2 Can we keep human inconsistency from confusing expert advice? This is a review of Daniel Kahneman’s new book Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement. I also summarized his book Thinking Fast and Slow: How Your Brain Thinks. @dmgitig @arstechnica

6/2 The Pandemic Put the Pressure on School Technology Leaders. What Did They Learn? Survey respondents—who represent about 400 rural, suburban and urban school systems across the U.S.—described digital equity as a pressing concern. @ByEmilyTate @EdSurge

6/1/2021 Four Ways to Take a Real Break This Summer – Some teachers turn downtime into a professional learning opportunity, but unplugging from work has a lot of value. @mrs_frommert @edutopia

5/31 Eight Elements of Effective Coaching – There are so many ways to implement coaching effectively, but some specific strategies are listed here. @E_Sheninger @specialtechie

5/31 Twelve Simple Ways To Save Time As A Teacher – So it’s not unusual to hear their concerns about the lack of adequate time to do everything teachers need to do: plan, individualize instruction, test, assign grades, collaborate, innovate, reflect and of course, teach. No one, not even teachers, can add more hours to a day. The key to finding more time each day may be to use strategies that make the most of your available time. @TeachThought @TeachThoughtPD @WilsonMellissa

5/31 How Are Final Exams Changing During the Pandemic? Is it time to let students do community-based projects in place of sit-down finals? @jryoung @EdSurge

5/30 Five Activities for Teaching and Learning With Primary Sources – Among other things kids can compare textbooks, primary sources, and Wikipedia. @rmbyrne @WDLorg

5/30 The Transformative Power of Art in Dementia Care: A Q&A With Neurologist Daniel Potts – As part of our LiveTalk series, Being Patient spoke with Dr. Daniel C. Potts about the legacy of his late father Lester E. Potts, Jr., who discovered his artistic talents in watercolor painting following his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. @Being_Patient_ @nickmuon @DrHubaEvaluator @LEAD_Coalition @BurtonBrown @lorimcneeartist

5/29 Why Grading And Evaluating Are Not Assessment – No, Students Don’t Need Grades, excerpted from Education Week’s 10 Big Ideas article. @10publications @markbarnes19

5/29 Why Visionary Leadership Fails – Research finds that the positive impact of visionary leadership breaks down when middle managers aren’t aligned with top management’s strategic vision. @nuferates @DrMuratTarakci @JeaninePorck @HarvardBiz @pettet50

5/28 If Education Is Going to Change, Teacher Prep Needs to First. “And don’t get me started on the teacher tests for certification and how poorly they align with the reality of what we teach or how we teach it.” @mssackstein

5/28 Recognizing When It’s Time for a Change – From switching schools to pursuing new opportunities in the district, teachers can make changes to address their burnout, writes a teacher career coach. @kittyboitnott @edutopia

5/27 Five key strategies for tracking ed-tech’s impact – Leaders in North Carolina’s Union County Public Schools found a way to stanch a potential flood of ed-tech tools during COVID’s outset, says Casey Rimmer, the director of innovation. Here’s how they did it. @RimmerEdTech @DA_magazine

5/27 Tens of Thousands of Students May Have to Repeat a Grade. Should They? It’s a choice an unusually high number of principals, district leaders, and parents anticipate making, despite warnings in stacks of research that it often doesn’t help—and can harm—children. @cgewertz @EDUCATIONWEEK

5/26 When Students Design the Assessment, Everyone Wins. Students must be put into a position of control over their own learning if we truly hope to make them life-long learners who are intrinsically motivated. @mssackstein

5/26 Mental Health Problems Loom for the COVID Generation. Here’s What Schools Can Do. The nation’s schools were already struggling to meet students’ mental health needs when the pandemic hit. How can schools rise to meet students’ ballooning needs in that area as a massive school reopening gets underway? @AriannaProthero @EducationWeek

5/26 Four Projects that Go Beyond Traditional Assessment – Jen Giffen shares ideas that will help teachers go BEYOND traditional assessments like reports, essays, presentations, and cookie-cutter assignments. @ShakeUpLearning @VirtualGiff

5/25 This Is What Makes You A Good Programmer. As someone who did some programming as part of my job I find this sound advice. Share with programming students you know. @jhankar_mahbub @ProgrammingHero

5/25 Ten Reasons To Learn Data Science – Data has always been around. Man-kind has been recording data since it started to think. Data science is the next big leap in the industry. @jhankar_mahbub @ProgrammingHero @chidambara09

5/24 Five questions to ask now to shape blended learning of the future – Students cannot be equipped with skills to match the Fourth Industrial Revolution if the teacher tasked with doing so is not empowered with the same. @TheQrius @LRobbTeacher

5/24 Eleven Great EdTech Podcasts – If you are looking for something to listen to while you are exercising or commuting look no further. @ericcurts @bribriggs @creativeedtech @EdTechBites @clintwinter @itsleegreen @techsavvyteach @wfryer @NowaTechie @CoffeeNancy @TechTomBUSD @TechMikeBUSD @jonathanwylie @TeamCairney @jmattmiller @ShakeUpLearning @mrnesi @TeacherCast @kellycroy @leedrury

5/22 Reading Aloud Together, Across the Grade Levels – When teachers read out loud to students, modeling the skills of good reading, it improves kids’ reading mastery. @GonserSarah @edutopia

5/22 How Research-Informed Games May Result in Deep Learning Experiences. Games can be particularly effective for engaging learners, promoting active participation and motivating students, both in and outside of the classroom. @SplashLearn @mwniehoff @EdSurge

5/21 It’s Time to Co-Design Assessments With Students. Students diligently reviewed the original assignments and tried to assess what they were looking for and then started brainstorming ideas. @mssackstein

5/20 One simple phrase could boost student effort by 40% – Daniel Coyle, the author of The Talent Code, recently looked at a study on feedback from teachers. @ajjuliani @DanielCoyle

5/20 How to Fix Seven Fatal Flaws in Tech Professional Development – professional development to help educators use technology for teaching and learning has been critical for decades, but also riddled with pitfalls. @AlysonRKlein @EducationWeek

5/20 Building rapport in the remote classroom – So how do we make that shift to projecting our personality through the webcam? Here I have a number of tips and techniques that you may find useful. @NikPeachey @americantesol @Cambridge_Uni

5/20 Summer 2021 Reads for Teachers – These aren’t exactly beach reads, but they’ll be useful when teachers want to reflect on the past year—and plan for the future. @KingMarissaE @edutopia

5/18 Ten Characteristics of Learner Centered Experiences – Education Reimagined defines the paradigm shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered as shifting how we see learners and their critical role in their own learning now, and throughout their lives. @katiemartinedu @EDUcre8ive

5/18 Can artificial intelligence create art? Artificial intelligence (AI) is entering the artistic arena, and it is fundamentally changing creativity and culture as we know it. @UNSW @bexxmodd @BenjaminP3ters

5/18 How the Pandemic Prompted Teachers to Give Students More Flexibility and Choice – 55% percent of teachers said they’re giving students more flexibility in how they choose to complete assignments. @BenjaminBHerold @EducationWeek

5/17 Let’s Review How Bill and Melinda Gates Spent Billions of Dollars To Change Public Education. Here Valerie Strauss from the Washington Post looks at what are mostly failures of the Gates Foundation. While they may be doing good things elsewhere, their impact on education has been negative. @valeriestrauss @LarryCuban @washingtonpost

5/17 Can Schools Require Students to Get COVID-19 Vaccines, and Will They? As younger children qualify for COVID-19 vaccines, public health officials are unsure of how many families will opt to have their children inoculated if the shots aren’t required for school attendance. @EvieBlad @EducationWeek

5/17 The Pandemic’s Remote Learning Legacy: A Lot Worth Keeping. As districts across the United States consider how to get student learning back on track and fortify parent interest in public schools, they’re asking the same question. What should we keep after the pandemic? @The74 @sjoel59 @csmonitor

5/15 Innovative Teams@TaylorZ_Smith

5/15 The Case for Letting People Work From Home Forever – Do you want happier, productive, more engaged, and more fulfilled employees and coworkers? Well, you should campaign to let them work remotely. Here’s why. @jl_greeenberg @WIRED

5/15 Four Ways to Boost Elementary Students’ Working Memory – Kids with strong working memory tend to perform well in school, and teachers can help them strengthen this executive functioning skill. @edutopia

5/14 It’s A Classroom Not A Bootcamp: Classroom Management 2.0. And while the introductions generally start things off on the right foot, momentum starts to slip a bit once you start talking about expectations. And by the time you hit the rules, well, that’s where the “no” rainstorm really opens up. @10publications

5/14 Reading Plus – Accelerate reading achievement through personalized instruction and intervention. If you want to help your child become a better reading this summer, check this out. @ReadingPlus

5/13 How to launch a new business: Three approaches that work – Share with student entrepreneurs and business teachers and student you know. @libarikian @McKinsey @phillenbrand @TrippBraden

5/13 This Is How To Maintain A High Level Of Excellence. Every work is important in life, do every work with a full heart. There are ten great pieces of advice here to share with your children/students. @RitikaG69283079 @seocontentcopy

5/13 The Best Online Learning Games – 2021 (Part One) – Have each student check one out can report to the class. Be sure to check out iThrive Grames. @iThriveGames @Larryferlazzo

5/12 Kids will pay a steep price for this War on Merit in schools. The War on Merit in America’s schools is spreading — and threatening to take an ever-bigger toll on kids’ education. This is the more conservative opinion. This could be a good starter for a classroom discussion. @karol @MeishaPorter @nypost

5/12 How the Pandemic Prompted Teachers to Give Students More Flexibility and Choice – For those who have long sought to give students more “voice and choice” inside the country’s K-12 classrooms, the devastating coronavirus pandemic appears to have had a silver lining. @BenjaminBHerold @EducationWeek

5/12 National Survey on Opting Out of Testing – Please consider taking a few minutes to take this survey as I did. Thanks so much, Dr. Doug. @OrenPizmonyLevy @TeachersCollege @Columbia

5/11 Ten Ways to Use Retrieval Practice in the Classroom – Effortful retrieval is more effective than further study. @Larryferlazzo @EducationWeek @effortfuleduktr

5/11 Mapping Out a ‘Credential As You Go’ Movement For Higher Education. A new initiative called “Credential As You Go” aims to shift this status quo by making it easier for students and workers to earn recognition for their learning—in increments smaller than the colossal college degree. @HollyZanville @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

5/11 Mentorship Matters: Eight Pieces of Advice For New Teachers – Think back to your first years of teaching. Were you ever handed a roadmap to success? @Lau7210 @southoldelem

5/9 Google Arts & Culture + Apple Classroom – Teachers who have iPads in their classrooms can guide students through scenes in the Google Arts & Culture app through the use of Apple’s Classroom app. @rmbyrne @googlearts @Apple_Classroom

5/9 Forget To-Do Lists. You Really Need a ‘Got Done’ List. Most digital productivity tools focus on what you have yet to do, but they never celebrate what you’ve accomplished. @StacySKim @ellengalinsky @WIRED

5/9 Your Next Great Hire Is Graduating From a Community College. Research reveals why hiring from community colleges offers employers broad benefits that reach beyond the bottom line. High school students would read this. @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge @SueEllspermann

5/8 Learning Recovery Through Acceleration – Why learning recovery through acceleration as opposed to remediation? Suzy Pepper Rollins provides this take. @myedexpert @chhogans @E_Sheninger

5/8 Making Decisions Is Harder Than Ever. How District Leaders Can Manage Tough Calls. VUCA is for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Leaders in business, governments, and schools need to understand this concept. Be sure to watch the short video. @kbushweller @EducationWek

5/7 Five Tips for Meaningful Data Collection this School Year – What type of data do you really want to collect this school year? Whether you are approaching the last few weeks of school or planning for the upcoming school year, data collection is part of our everyday work as educators. @classtechtips

5/7 Steven Strategies For Making A Mentoring Relationship Work – This was written from a business perspective, but I think a lot of applies to mentoring in schools. @StartupPro @TrippBraden

5/5 Sal Khan on Expanding Into Early Learning and Launching a Peer-to-Peer Tutoring Platform – Over the last year, he’s helped Khan Academy manage a three-fold user increase, has grown and developed an online program geared toward early learners and launched a new peer-to-peer tutoring platform to keep students connected and learning during the pandemic. @EdSurge @SocietyofKhan

5/5 The Future Of Work Will Demand These Eight New Skills. What got you here, won’t get you there. Here are the new skills you’ll need to learn, grow and sustain over time. Share with your students. @TracyBrower108 @Forbes @MeghanMBiro @AndrewinContact @IanLJones98

5/4 A Year of Tremendous Growth – How the Pandemic Forced Teachers to Master Technology. Nearly half of the teachers in a survey said their ability to use technology had “improved a lot” during the 2020-21 school year, and another 39 percent said it “improved a little.” Just 13 percent said it remained the same or had gotten worse. This stacks up with what I’ve seen. @AlysonRKlein @EducationWeek

5/4 Nine Mistakes New Teachers Make – This is a great list. Be sure to share with all teachers and any teacher that are new hires. @CristieWatson @EducationWeek

5/3 Unlocking the Science of How Kids Think – Shouldn’t teachers learn how children think during their training? In this essay Daniel T. Willingham considers why they don’t, and what we might do about it. @DTWillingham @EducationNext

5/3 Teachers Share The Things Their Principal Does That Make All the Difference. These are the things that add up to strong school culture. Share with principals you know. @ShellTerrell @WeAreTeachers

5/1/2021 The go-to interview question Facebook’s head of global recruiting always asks—and how to answer it – ‘On your very best day, that day that you went home and you were air-punching thinking that was the best day ever, what did you do?’” @ClassicalyCourt @CNBC

4/30 Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares. I’m glad I worked in New York. The difference between New York and Florida is amazing. Where does your state land? @madeline_will @educationweek

4/29 The Power of Co-Construction in the High School English Classroom Jaime Marcakis is a traditional turned gradeless teacher with a passion for finding ways to be a better and more effective educator. She is currently a 9th grade English teacher at Downingtown East High School in Exton, PA. @MrsMarcakis @mssackstein

4/29 Five ways ed-tech will transform PD post-COVID – PD will be a major priority for stimulus in many districts as teachers continue to build their online and hybrid teaching skills. @DA_magazine

4/28 Summer School Is More Important Than Ever. But Teachers Are ‘Fried’ and Need a Break. Districts are bolstering their summer learning offerings, and the federal government has given more than a billion dollars to help. But there’s one big problem: Teachers are burned out and exhausted from a year of pandemic teaching. @madeline_will @educationweek

4/28 Cyber Attacks on Schools in 2020 Were Record-Breaking. Parents, students and teachers have had to navigate a minefield of cyber threats over the past year. Cybercriminals found new avenues for data breaches and phishing scams, as well as ransomware and malware attacks targeting school districts. @pettet50 @NcsVentures

4/27 Don’t judge. Just help. Evidence of our deep ‘judge and rate’ culture can be seen and heard everywhere. Nearly everyone does it – it’s in us. @teacherhead

4/27 During Pandemic, More Parents Come To Appreciate Teachers and Understand Teaching. This should be no surprise, but I enjoyed reading Larry Cuban’s take on the matter. @LarryCuban @CubanLarry

4/27 Tips for Promoting Student Voice in Middle School – Carefully crafted units and relevant choice reading assignments can support students in sharing their thoughts. @shortisweet3 @edutopia @ERobbPrincipal

4/26 Gifted programs provide little to no academic boost, new study says. Gifted education is often a flashpoint in school desegregation debates; in large cities, these programs often operate as an essentially separate school system, dominated by white and Asian children. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @NYCOptOut @HalleyTCF

4/25 ‘We Need To Be Nurtured, Too’: Many Teachers Say They’re Reaching A Breaking Point. @KavithaCardoza @NewsHour @HollyProcida

4/25 How Pandemic Tech Use Is Shaping K-12 Education – During the past year, teachers have pushed their technology skills to the next level, improving their understanding of how to use learning management systems effectively; integrating digital curricula, online assessments, and interactive games into learning; and upgrading their skills for using modern communication tools such as Zoom. @AlysonRKlein @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

4/25 How Pandemic Tech Use Is Shaping K-12 Education – During the past year, teachers have pushed their technology skills to the next level, improving their understanding of how to use learning management systems effectively; integrating digital curricula, online assessments, and interactive games into learning; and upgrading their skills for using modern communication tools such as Zoom. @AlysonRKlein @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

4/25 ‘Let children play’: the educational message from across Europe – While approaches may differ, the importance of free time to play is increasingly being recognized. @jonhenley @philipoltermann @swajones @GiuffridaA @guardian @pasi_sahlberg @HargreavesBC

4/24 Supporting Social-Emotional Learning and Digital Leadership with Buncee – Social-emotional learning is a hot topic right now and many teachers are scouring the internet for resources to support their students in this way. @JCasaTodd @Buncee @MandyBloomsRaw @Rdene915

4/24 The next edu-revolution*: Textbooks! All students should have a ‘decent’ textbook at home for each subject. This article defines decent among other things. @teacherhead @uleadconference

4/24 ‘Learning Loss, in General, Is a Misnomer’: Study Shows Kids Made Progress During COVID-19. The amount of progress made was similar to what Renaissance would expect in a non-pandemic year. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

4/23 Fou key funding questions that ed-tech trackers can answer – Data analytics tools allow administrators to track how students are using district devices. @DA_magazine @catchon

4/22 Tools to Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing – When you have Wordtune installed you can simply highlight a sentence in Google Docs, Gmail, or Outlook and it will suggest changes to your sentences. The suggestions will include corrections to grammar and spelling. @wordtune @AI21Labs @rmbyrne

4/22 During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next? The whole pandemic has been like a big proof of concept for 1-to-1. Now it’s taking all of those learnings and putting them into [practice]. What does 2021-22 look like? @AlysonRKlein @EducationWeek

4/21 Don’t ‘Make the Math Classroom a Project-Based-Learning-Free Zone’. Most math classes I’ve seen this year are right out of the 19th century. They don’t have to be. @Larryferlazzo @EducationWeek

4/21 The Six Fundamental Skills Every Leader Should Practice – The best way to develop proficiency in leadership is not just through reading books and going to training courses, but even more through real experience and continual practice. @brookmanville @rashkenas @HarvardBiz @lkafle @bimedotcom

4/21 Being a Child in the Age of Technology – Check out a Digital Citizenship Handbook. It is intended for teachers and parents, education decision-makers, and platform providers alike. @coe @EducatorsTech @MrJesseBraden

4/20 The Myth of Learning Loss – Is the fear learning loss causing us to rush for answers responding to the wrong question? @ktenkely

4/19 Six Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments – As many educators are teaching remotely or in hybrid environments, we need to have multiple options for our students to be able to create and express what they are learning. @Rdene915 @neolms @Buncee @elementari_io @thriveinedu

4/19 19 Canva Tutorials for Teachers and Students – Certificates, Comics, and More. Canva is a graphic design platform. The platform is free to use and offers paid subscriptions. Users can also pay for physical products to be printed and shipped. @canva @MelanieCanva @rmbyrne

4/17 Designing a Library That Brings Curriculum to Life: Five Innovative Ways to Collaborate with Teachers – Libraries should be staging areas for dynamic collaborative programs, and yet so many only serve as storage and circulation centers for books within a school learning community. @10publications

4/17 With 5 Short Words, Jeff Bezos Just Shared a Brutal Truth Most People Never Learn. What would your best advice be for students and coworkers? @BillMurphyJr @Inc

4/16 Tips for Promoting Student Voice in Middle School – Carefully crafted units and relevant choice reading assignments can support students in sharing their thoughts. @shortisweet3 @edutopia @ERobbPrincipal

4/16 Is the Assistant Principal the Most Overlooked, Undervalued Person at School? If you have assistant principals it may be time to rethink how you use them and how you prepare them for principal jobs. @drsuperville @educationweek

4/15 Workplace Violence Prevention Strategy – Does your workplace have something more than a policy that none uses? The three tips here make a lot of sense. @FelixNater

4/15 The Best Way for Leaders to Build Trust – Trust fuels everything leaders want for themselves and their teams, from productivity to imagination. @LollyDaskal

4/13 Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic. Kids who didn’t like going to school are going to want to keep learning from home. Is your school ready for this? @natashanyt @nutimes

4/13 How a Simple Visual Tool Can Help Teachers Connect With Students. Pulling together information about a student into what’s known as an empathy map can help teachers provide better instruction. @JorgeDoesPBL @edutopia

4/13 Tips to learn coding for beginners of all ages: A complete guide for you to start coding NOW – Learning how to code can help you build the language skill of the future

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  1. Thanks so much for the link, Doug! Really appreciate you linking to my site! I love what you’re doing here. I like the idea of keeping a running list of stuff you find through the summer. I’ll have to consider stealing that in a future site update. ;-)

    Cheers,
    Travis

  2. Thanks for the mention. I did want to say that the video was courtesy of @MikeMcQueen. I was just tweeting out an interesting like.

    I’m enjoying the new clean look of your site, Doug. Thanks for sharing.

    – @newfirewithin

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