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11/20 A Look at MakerBot Education – Schools all over the country have been working to bring 3D printing to their students to support STEM integration, design thinking, student-centered learning, project-based learning, and the future of work. @Jmeb96 @Getting_Smart

11/20 Dogfooding: How Often Do You Do Your Own Assignments? Dogfooding is a term that’s been used among software developers. It refers to using your own product to work out its glitches. It’s the metaphorical equivalent of “eating your own dog food.” Should teachers do their own assignments? @cultofpedagogy @AysinAlp1

11/20 Add At Least One C to Each Activity. They are communicate, collaborate, critical thinking, and creativity. @alicekeeler

11/18 What I Learned as a New Administrator – An administrator reflects with gratitude on being able to see the work teachers and support staff do in a new light. @edutopia @JdelaneyJoAnn

11/17 Guide to Creating your One-Year Personal Development Plan – A personal development plan is more than a gateway to the career of your dreams; it is a way to discover yourself and grow into the person you have always wanted to be. @ekuzevska

11/17 A Grading Strategy That Puts the Focus on Learning From Mistakes – Teachers know that students learn a tremendous amount from scrutinizing their mistakes, but getting them to take the time to stop and reflect is a challenge. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @drfurman

11/17 Eleven Easy Tips to Really Engage with Families – It’s more than pizza, but pizza is part of it. @PBISApps @DrChrisHubbuch

11/16 These Five Questions Kill Creativity. If you find you’re asking yourself any of them, just stop. @GlimmerGuy @FastCoDesign @ShiftParadigm @GrundlerArt

11/16 Why Edtech Specialists Should Focus on Transformation, Not Tools – Ideally, these specialists partner with teachers to design unique and creative experiences using new technology to boost engagement and risk-taking. @MrShakedown @mosertechteach @EdSurge @stppLMC @thinkm2

11/16 Four Educational Tools to Enhance Collaborative Learning – There are several ways teachers and educators can use the power of the web to collaborate on joint projects. @medkh9 @JamboardApp @padlet @trello @EdTechNerd

11/16 Digital Technology Is Gambling With Children’s Minds. Writing, reading, focusing, and remembering have all been transformed. @educationweek @GettyImages

11/15 Ten Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator – We are in the 21st century, we are educators, so what does that mean and look like in our world and for education? @gcouros @LadaD2

11/15 Five Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb – These are five teaching practices used every day that are not backed by research. @cultofpedagogy @ajjuliani

11/15 Top 100 Free Education Sites – You can find top free sites for teaching math, science, English, and social studies, computer science and coding sites, language sites, and homeschooling sites. @helpteaching @thinkm2

11/15 Nurturing Kindness in Young Children – A leading researcher argues that kindness is innate and has developed a curriculum to strengthen prosocial behavior. @bettyray @edutopia @seemeandliz @KMarkPet

11/14 Adaptive learning helps students finish faster. University of Memphis accelerates students through online courses, saving them time and money. @DennisWPierce @ecampusnews @PatriceHoudayer

11/14 Educating students for their future, not our past – Today, the world no longer rewards us just for what we know – Google knows everything – but for what we can do with what we know. @teacherACER @SchleicherOECD

11/14 Seven Best Practices for Deploying Lecture Capture Campus-Wide – Is this something that high schools could do to? @leilam @Campus_Tech @PatriceHoudayer

11/13 Implementing and combining different teaching strategies – One of the greatest issues of today’s education is its short-term focus on academic results and the lack of importance attributed to long-term learning and understanding. @wooclap @Medium

11/13 Grit and the Greater Good: A Conversation with Angela Duckworth – The nation’s foremost expert on grit says being a “good” person is more imperative than being “great” at something. Check my summary of Grit. @angeladuckw @Editorbytrade @stppLM @jaymctighe

11/12 Might Physical Activity Be as Effective as Antidepressants? It certainly is worth a try. @stopmed_wt_gain @PsychToday @DrLynneKenney @jratey

11/12 Ten Principles Of Proficiency-Based Learning – Don’t be surprised if you find that you want to take these ideas further. @TeachThought @sturgis_chris

11/12 Ten Tools for Your Students’ Creativity Toolbox – Creativity is a process, and you can guide students to develop theirs with a set of tools for different situations. @JMcCarthyEdS @Edutopia @maeward2311 @kjelltf @ERobbPrincipal

11/11 We need to change the way we think and talk about disability, says this inspiring young leader. @ImTiffanyYu @Diversability @djangowinedog @wef

11/11 Seven Incredible Websites & Tools to Enhance English Comprehension & Fluency – The Internet has evolved and offers even more powerful ways for our English learners to increase fluency. @ShellTerrell

11/9 Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership. The higher leaders rise in the ranks, the more they are at risk of getting an inflated ego. @RasmusTPP @HarvardHBS @LaneDebra @E_Sheninger

11/9 Why Aren’t Schools Using the Apps They Pay For? For it to work as intended, it must be paired with other critical elements: professional development for teachers, thoughtful implementation and consistent engagement. @ByEmilyTate @EdSurge @daveandcori

11/9 Why Did That Student Fail? A Diagnostic Approach To Teaching – When students struggle in school, it can be for a variety of reasons. @terryheick @TeachThought @ShellTerrell

11/9 Why the world needs deep generalists, not specialists – Check out this conversation between Aristotle, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Benjamin Franklin. @aytekintank @JotForm @Stephen_Hurley @MatthewOldridge

11/8 Backpacks Can Stress Your Students’ Spines More Than Previously Thought. Time to replace all heavy textbooks with laptops. @SarahDSparks @EducationWeek

11/8 Top Ten Reasons You Can’t Fairly Evaluate Teachers on Student Test Scores – I hope your state has given up on this madness. @StevenSinger3 @EdFocus

11/8 When We All Teach Text Structures Everybody Wins. Lately, the mandate to support student reading has been directed outside the English language arts classroom. @cultofpedagogy @tonyvincent

11/7 What the New York Times got wrong about kids and phones – Articles lacked relevant research, they drew misleading conclusions, and some of the anecdotal evidence they cited contradicted the central hooks of the stories. @anya1anya @jandersonQZ @cjr @nytimes

11/5 Seven Effective Skills You Need to Survive the Critical Leader – We have all been there before: Working under a leader who is constantly criticizing, a boss who is quick to accuse and blame, a manager who is constantly disparaging the staff. @LollyDaskal

11/5 Teach girls science and they’ll reach for the stars. This is one woman’s story of how exposure to science changed her life. @grierlauren @wef @marcelamomberg @houstonshapers @NASA

11/4 Grade inflation will catch up with Ohio students. Although 90% of parents believe their children are at or above grade level, two-thirds are ill-prepared for college. A major reason is grade inflation. This wouldn’t be a problem if you got rid of grades. @MichaelPetrilli @educationgadfly @cinjo @OhioGadfly

11/4 The Sex Ed Crisis – In classrooms across the country, critical facts about sex are being withheld or distorted in shocking ways. What is happening in your school. @Cosmopolitan

11/4 K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology. Teachers and education professionals offer their advice on preparing teachers for a digitally integrated classroom. @EdTech_K12 @HeatherBHayes @AnthonyStogni @Ed_Admn

11/4 Educating the Whole Child Through PBL – It’s the ultimate instructional response to the need for real-world relevance and application, problem-solving, collaboration, student engagement, presentation skills, mentors and even tech integration. @mwniehoff @Getting_Smart @wsoeldner

11/3 Five Questions for Deeper Reflection – Reflection is important for growth. But we have to be intentional about it. @davidgeurin

11/3 Eleven Tools for Teaching With Videos – A PDF Handout – There are times when a good video or video clip can be just the thing that a student needs to see how all of the pieces of a topic come together. @edpuzzle @rmbyrne @rudytoot1

11/3 Transforming High Schools: Eight Strategies for EdLeaders – Be intentional about soliciting stakeholder participation. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

11/2 The Negative Effects of Video Games (Parent Guide) – Younger students who have not yet developed the ability to self-regulate their behavior need guidance and support. @JoshOchs @SmartSocialKids

11/2 What’s Missing in Edtech? Character Development. “Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education,” Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in the February 1947. @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

11/1 The Pros and Cons of a School Uniform Policy – Are uniforms good for school culture? Are they good for students? @SarahKuta @EWScrippsCo @SchoolLeadNow

11/1 How to retain great teachers: Start with leadership opportunities. An assistant superintendent shares his district’s multi-layer approach to developing and empowering teachers at the classroom, building, and district levels. @Rdene915 @eschoolnews @pleida1

11/1 Relationships As Engagement: Understanding the Whole Child. What it takes is teacher engagement with students not only as learners but as full and multi-dimensional beings. @AWinkelsas @Getting_Smart @wsoeldner

10/31 The Counselor’s Role: Scaffolded Support In and Outside of the Classroom. Share with principals and counselors you know. @SEL4MA @edutopia

10/31 The real 1:1 is more about making personal connections with every student & less about the number of devices. You can also read my summary of Brian’s book Code Breaker. @mraspinall @ManishaMonga1

10/30 Student-Created Vision Boards with Google Slides – A student-created vision board is a great way to help students set goals and visualize reaching them. @ShakeUpLearning @HolyGirl22

10/30 Where Classroom Design Meets Design Thinking – Nobody says, ‘We have this incredible vision for learning, what do you think?’ So you really have to walk people back to the higher vision. @stephenoonoo @EdTechFam @EdSurge

10/30 Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying – It seems there are good reasons why we can’t get enough of addictive, feel-good emotions, as scientific studies prove there are many physical, emotional, and mental health benefits associated with kindness. @AysinAlp1 @edutopia

10/30 Sixteen Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms – Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online. It also includes a suite of versatile creation tools. @cultofpedagogy @alysoncarp1

10/29 Leading Change and Guiding Change, Is There a Difference? Here are Dr. John Kotter’s eight steps to increase success of transformational change. @pdiscoveryuk @Bob_Achieve

10/27 The Importance of Multi-Disciplinary Thinking – Solving the world’s problems needs to start a multi-disciplinary approach. @gcouros

10/27 Ten Tips to Maintain Positive Student Behavior – Is it time to refresh your systems for maintaining positive behavior in your classroom so that the hum of learning continues to sound sweet? @ritaplatt @middleweb @SBEducation @FreeSpiritBooks

10/27 The Characteristics Of A Good School – How does your school measure up? @terryheick @TeachThought

10/27 Nine Competencies for Teaching Empathy – An educational psychologist and parenting expert offers advice to school leaders. @micheleborba @ASCD @ELmagazine @SBEducation

10/25 A New Way To Learn: Five Guiding Principles For Future Education – A change in how we educate is necessary to realize the radical future we see for the world. @PeterDiamandis @XPRIZE @thinkm2

10/25 Building 21st Century Skills With Peer Feedback. These skills have been identified through a collaborative effort between educators, businesses, academics, and government researchers. @peergrade

10/25 What It’s Like to Be an Instructional Coach – It’s someone whose chief professional responsibility is to bring evidence-based practices into classrooms by working with teachers and other school leaders. @cultofpedagogy @bethhill2829 @GSchultek @ecsandber11g

10/25 Three Ways We Can Nurture Empathy By Studying Book Characters – We bet your students start analyzing the people they know too. @kmoranONT @RossCoops31 @drgravityg @ReneeDHouser

10/24 You don’t know what you don’t know. In order for there to even be hope for change to happen, we need to realize that change is necessary. @AnnickRauch @mraspinall

10/24 Some Good Digital Storytelling Tools for Chromebook Users – If you have Chromebooks at your school you should check these out. @medkh9 @EdTechNerd

10/23 Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy. Research data from 31 countries concludes that a sizeable home library gave teen school leavers skills equivalent to university graduates who didn’t read. @guardian @elissamalespina @aslanational

10/23 ‘Fortnite’ teaches the wrong lessons. If your kids play ‘Fortnite’ let them read this. @ConversationUS @NTampio @JustinCaouette

10/23 Celebrate Kids Making Art. Art can be hard but during the process, it is very fun. @cvarsalona @terjeakke @cvarsalona @jarhartz @tara_smith

10/22 We Ask Teachers: How Has Edtech Made a Difference in Your Classroom? In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, EdSurge asked educators from around the country to share their most transformative edtech moments. @jencurtis0345 @EdSurge

10/22 Will Letter Grades Survive? A century-old pillar of the school system is under fire as schools look to modernize student assessment. @laura11D @edutopia @Jennifer_Hogan @bethhill2829

10/21 Why You Should Create a Collaborative Classroom This Year – There are steps you can take and tools you can use to promote collaboration in the classroom. @Getting_Smart @ClassTechTips @JustinAglio

10/21 The Value of Genius Hour? – Brian Aspinall turns to his PLN to answer this question. Consider using this approach to answer questions you have. @mraspinall

10/20 Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later. The way we teach math in America hurts all students, but it may be hurting girls the most. @barbaraoakley @nytimes @curriculumblog @DanielPink

10/20 Fifteen examples Of Student-Centered Teaching – There is a graphic that will you need to expand and an easy to read list. @terryheick @TeachThought @mitchcenter

10/20 Maker Is More About Culture and Less About Stuff. Makerspace is a growing trend in education that requires aligned pedagogical beliefs and philosophies, but unfortunately gets implemented without much foundation, research or understanding of constructivism. @mraspinall

10/19 Nine Competencies for Teaching Empathy – An educational psychologist and parenting expert offers advice to school leaders. @micheleborba @HillMrispo @ASCD @ELmagazine

10/19 Help Students Learn Coding With This Excellent Website. Codesters provides students with an easy and simple editor where they can engage in creative coding projects using Python. @EdTechFam

10/17 Station Rotation Model: Student Designed & Led Stations – One of the benefits of the Station Rotation Model is how easy it is to design activities at different levels to meet the diverse needs of a group of students. @Catlin_Tucker @RACzyz

10/17 A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning – If you are just started PBL or have done it for a while, you need to check out these ideas. @TeachThought @LeeAraoz @ERobbPrincipal @MrPStrunk

10/17 Writing A Better Multiple-Choice Question: What Does Research Indicate? This is a summary of an article in Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. @effortfuleduktr @mssackstein

10/17 Ten Interpersonal Traits of Innovative School Leaders – Innovation is on everyone’s mind—especially K-12 education leaders and school administrators who are constantly challenged to create educational opportunities that successfully prepare today’s students for their rapidly, ever-changing future. @JustinAglio @Getting_Smart

10/15 Six Ways to Build a Rapport With Students – New teachers sometimes struggle with establishing relationships with students, so a veteran shares a few tips on how to get started. @edutopia

10/15 Five VR Projects for Students – Google’s VR Tour Creator empowers students to make their own virtual reality experiences rather than just consuming virtual reality content. @rmbyrne @Google

10/15 Six Reasons to take your Child to Cirque du Soleil – It’s a great art experience and it’s also a great physics lesson. @MyFamilyStuff @Shareaholic @_Penelope @CirqueduSoleil

10/13 Is it more about what you can teach or what they can learn? If we limit our students to our knowledge and only what we deem necessary to learn, we will stagnate their growth as well as that of society. @gcouros

10/13 Teaching Empathy: Are We Teaching Content or Students? Teaching empathy is about teaching students, not content — how they feel about the incoming knowledge will ultimately determine how useful it is to them. @terryheick @edutopia @AllAboutTHEPACT @jeffhiseredu

10/13 What Faculty Need to Know About Learner Experience Design – The emerging field of Learner Experience Design or LX design is about balancing the need for quality course design with the central role of human interaction in online learning. @Profpatrice @whitneykilgore @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

10/13 Project Based Learning Helps Makerspaces Thrive. To get the most out of a makerspace there needs to be consideration given to the instruction that is happening in the classes surrounding the space. @thenerdyteacher @InfyFoundation

10/12 The Ten Characteristics of Teachers Who Successfully Use EdTech – Teachers that are successfully integrating educational technology in their classrooms are beacons for their peers – and there is much they can teach us. @Lynch39083 @techedvocate @DrKatrinaKeene @rudytoot1

10/12 Five Ways To Make Your eLearning Quiz Engaging With a Festive Example – Carefully crafted quizzes can incentivize learners to revise, memorize key points, and encourage social sharing. @steve_penfold @elearnindustry @Yuri_Druzhinin @kayuoit

10/12 A Call for Common Sense Reading Instruction – It appears that in our quest to make sure students can comprehend what they read that we have lost our common sense. @pernilleripp @AZHSPRIN

10/12 Five Characteristics of the Divergent Teacher – The idea of divergent teaching is much more than choosing the road less traveled. @ElisaBostwick @Jeff_Zoul

10/11 The Racist & Misogynistic History of Prom – I suspect that high school kids will find this interesting. Sorry about the short ad. @TeenVogue

10/11 A Tool from Finland to Support Phenomenon-Based Learning – This is an ad, but it looks like a product worth investigating. It deals with 3D printing and AR. @3DBearOfficial @ClassTechTips

10/11 How technology can bridge the skills gap it created – One of the biggest challenges we are facing globally today is how to close the rapidly growing skills gap. @soykang @wef @CMRubinWorld

10/10 Teaching in a 1:1 Classroom – As one-to-one (1:1) classroom is gaining popularity, more and more benefits of this form of ubiquitous access to technology have been recognized by educators as well as students. @TouchApp_uk @JamesRoy @Biocourseware

10/10 Classroom Culture: It’s All About Relationships. Are learners disengaged? Are they off-task, possibly even misbehaving? Are they itching to leave your classroom? Are they reluctant to share their thinking, even one-on-one? Work to form stronger relationships. @Mrs_Gilchrist @blaho_blaho

10/10 Socratic Seminar: The answer to high-level academic conversations – Socratic Seminar is imperative for students to actually experience what rich conversation sounds like. @MaestraSchmidt @RickJetter

10/9 If We Don’t Allow A Redo, What Are We Teaching? One teacher tells parents that their children can rewrite anything, as many times as they want. @KFelicello @PaulEnderle @TeacherAndAdmin

10/9 Five Mathematics Bee-Bot Lesson Ideas For The Classroom – Bee-Bots are a wonderful digital technologies resource to introduce students to coding and computational thinking. @modernteaching @misskyritsis

10/8 18 things that leaders of innovative schools do differently – How the leaders in your schools stack up? @mcleod @KRScienceLady @NLearning

10/8 Should you teach spelling? One literacy teacher believes that avoiding spelling is doing the child or young person a complete disservice. @KSChallis @InnovateMySchl @DriverTrust

10/8 How to Help Students Land the STEM Jobs of the Future – For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions. @DrKatrinaKeene @johnpearcenews5 @EdSurge

10/7 Are We Getting Better at the Wrong Things? @katiemartinedu @LDH_ed @LaVonnaRoth

10/7 Challenging Every Student in the Room – Easy ways to quickly gather student data every day—and how you can use it to reach all of your students, whether they’re ahead or behind. @CommKr8veWriter @edutopia @MarkFraver @DrAAlston

10/7 How to Get Higher-Quality Student Work in PBL – Ask yourself these questions if student project work lack quality. @alysoncarp1 @cultofpedagogy @BIEpbl

10/4 The Eight Characteristics Of Effective School Leaders – Trying to pin down what makes an effective school leader can be a little like trying to eat soup with a fork, but a group of academics has come up with what looks like a pretty good list. @nj_morrison @Forbes @curriculumblog

10/2 Later school start times will help students get needed sleep. But they aren’t enough. California lawmakers voted last month to prohibit most middle schools and high schools from starting classes before 8:30 a.m. @VickiAbeles @latimes

10/2 Seven Ways to Rethink Digital Assignments – If you really want to transition your classroom from static teaching to Dynamic Learning, you have to rethink traditional assignments and the use of digital tools. @ShakeUpLearning @keith_guarino @tech2classroom

10/2 Students Don’t Learn From Suspensions But Restorative Justice Offers Opportunity. Out of school suspensions just accelerates failure and dropping out. @iteach_2learn @edu_post @pammoran @CRTNation

10/2 Differentiating Instruction: It’s Not as Hard as You Think. To some, it conjures visions of having to create a different lesson for every student, and long nights of planning and grading. That insanity is not what differentiation is all about. @s_e_schwartz @LianaLoewus @Larryferlazzo @EdWeekTeacher

10/1 Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership – This research suggests that key personality characteristics predict unethical leadership behavior. @HarvardBiz @TamaraMcCleary

10/1 Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers – The pressure and angst of getting students reading on schedule can sap the joy out of an activity that many young children love. @MindShiftKQED @c_rejent @KimGriesbach @cultofpedagogy Also see my summary of Mindset by Carol Dweck.

10/1 Ten Core Values for Education – These are also the core values of the Zappos shoe company. @gcouros @Zappos

9/30 Women rank better than men at these leadership traits. A new Pew study tells us something we already know here at Fast Company: Women make good leaders! @pavsmo @FastCompany @TamaraMcCleary

9/30 A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time – Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also difficult to do. @terryheick @TeachThought @rudytoot1

9/29 The Secret To Becoming A Better Boss – This is an ad, but it looks like a good book for your school’s professional development library. @wallybock @teamleap

9/29 Is The Big Standardized Test A Big Standardized Flop? There are plenty of reasons to doubt the validity of the Big Standardized Test. @palan57 @Forbes @danvkoch

9/29 Seven Leader-Leeches – How many types of leader-leeches have you seen? @leadershipfreak

9/28 More schools are nixing homework because parents say it’s annoying. The anti-homework camp claims that take-home assignments infringe on family time and prevent kids from developing their own interests outside of school. @RaBergstein @nypost

9/28 A New Curriculum Helps Students With Disabilities Transition to Life After High School. Here is a new high school transition program for students with mild to moderate disabilities. @ONEderTeam @EdSurge

9/28 Ten Ways to Give Feedback That’s Sensitive to Students’ Internal Dialog – Responding to writing is challenging. This can help. @RW_Haven @loudenclearblog

9/28 Get organized and take your lessons digital. Here’s how an elementary teacher streamlined her materials and modernized her lessons. @Rdene915 @eschoolnews

9/27 PDF Candy For All Your PDF Needs – PDFs are incredibly useful for all kinds of things. @DLGWAEA @JaneBozarth @ericcurts

9/27 The Complete Solution Fluency Classroom Guide for Teachers – A growing number of educators all over the world are using Solution Fluency in their classrooms. @wabisabizen @leecrockett @chillmage

9/27 Speaking Skills Top Employer Wish Lists, But Schools Don’t Teach Them. Strong speaking skills are in high demand in the workplace. @cgewertz @educationweek

9/27 The Trouble with “Amazing”: Giving Praise that Matters – What’s wrong with amazing? Or phenomenal? Or any other superlative we throw around a hundred times a day? @cultofpedagogy @mssackstein

9/25 Reports show many college students today battle mental illness, but few seek help. Luckily, resources designed to help these students overcome their mental disorders exist today. @DrugRehab_org

9/25 A Tricky Part of PBL: Writing a Driving Question. Do you know the criteria for a good driving question? @johnlBIE @BIEpbl@lorimcewen @cultofpedagogy @BIEpbl

9/25 Seven Alternatives to Traditional Vocabulary Test – This type of testing can lead to better retention. @shfarnsworth @ncte

9/24 Furor Over Blended and Active Learning – Business students at the UFC agitate for alternatives to a model that heavily shifts their learning time to outside the classroom and reduces exposure to instructors. @ScottJaschik @insidehighered @MarkALieberman

9/24 Flexibility will be paramount when schools reopen in the Carolinas. Would your kids have an online connection with their teachers if their schools were closed for an extended time? @NBSunJournal

9/24 The Importance of Daily Renewal for Educators – What do teachers you know do for daily renewal? Here is some advice for all teachers. @DavidGeurin @maeward2311

9/23 How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms – There are so many amazing things we can do with Google Forms. A favorite feature allows us to differentiate a form for students, meaning we can send students to different questions and pages of information based on how they answer each question. @ShakeUpLearning @ashleysonkin

9/23 Genius Hour – Looking Back to Move Forward – Genius Hour, a “progressive” approach to teaching and learning is quickly sweeping classrooms across the globe. However, the notion of encouraging kids to learn through play has been around forever. @mraspinall

9/23 How to Cultivate Teacher Agency and Buy-In When Going 1:1 – Last year, Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) in Mississippi embarked on its 1:1 digital journey. The goal was to provide individualized, personalized, and more interactive instruction. @iamDrWill @EdSurge

9/22 Connecting parents with edtech – Keep all families in the loop when rolling out new technology. @MoreThanATech @DA_magazine @Zalaznick @PHausTech

9/22 What Role Should Students Play in Your Personalized Learning Implementation? When students drive learning, they can do much more than we may realize. @EdSurge

9/21 Are you over-scaffolding your students? @katiemartinedu @Powtoon @WickedEdTech @gcouros

9/21 Talking to Students About Grief – Supporting students in times of loss is less about finding the right words and more about validating what they choose to share. @brcollins27 @edutopia

9/21 What is 20 Percent Time? A Conversation with A.J. Juliani. Imagine if someone told you to take a whole day, once a week, to set your regular work aside and explore something you’re really passionate about. @cultofpedagogy @ajjuliani

9/21 Seven Questions To Ask Pupils During Lesson Observation – It can be very useful, when observing a lesson, to quiz the pupils as well as watch the teacher. @terryfreedman @MarkFraver @DrAAlston

9/20 School Librarians Are Rockstar Resources. If you want your kids to love reading, take them to a library on a regular basis. @mssackstein @EdWeekTeacher

9/20 Classroom Culture: It’s All About Relationships. Rather than feel overwhelmed, we can pare it all down to one key concept: It’s all about relationships. @Mrs_Gilchrist @TaraMartinEDU @TISLearns

9/20 How One Weird Finding Changed My Perspective on Grades – This deals with the work of Dylan Wiliam, who researched the effect of teacher feedback on student improvement. @hhschiaravalli @dylanwiliam

9/19 School architecture of the future – There are great pictures here of what schools could look like. @rebeccavukovic @teacherACER @irasocol @BartVerswijvel

9/19 Avoid these four edtech mistakes in your classroom. These four common mistakes that impede technology integration and thereby student achievement and growth. @MrsDale_Edu @iste @GHS_MediaCenter

9/18 Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies – The Station Rotation Model is a blended learning model where students rotate through a series of online and offline stations. @Catlin_Tucker @iamDrWill

9/18 What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon – With time pressure being what it is, we need to look for things to stop doing. @nellkduke @edutopia @DrKatrinaKeene @aaron_hogan

9/18 Five Ways to Build Real Teacher-Student Connections for the Year Ahead – This is probably the most important thing that teachers do. @TheConnectedEdu @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @MattHarrisEdD

9/18 When Educators Act Like Gateways Rather Than Gatekeepers, Students Are More Likely to Get Through College. There is an inspirational story here. @edu_post @iamDrWill

9/17 Will Tech Ever Replace Textbooks? – Almost every other industry in the world has been disrupted by digital products. @adaptemy @EdTechNerd

9/17 Schools campaign to end ‘immoral’ Sats pressure. Schools are urged to sign a charter putting pupils’ broader education and wellbeing above scores. @tes @JasonElsom

9/17 Why Students Should Co-Create the Classroom from Day One – Instead of walking into a carefully designed class that’s adorned with decorations and already set class rules, students are experiencing something new on the first day of school. @TeachOnTheEdge @Getting_Smart @tvanderark @teachontheedge

9/15 Bosses get better results when they aren’t total jerks. Share this with jerky bosses you know. @MarisaDellatto

9/15 Fourteen Ways to Tech-Up Your Classroom – Getting use to tech-enabled educational tools in the classroom need not be a huge undertaking. @neolms @JamesRoy

9/15 Integrating Makerspaces Throughout the Curriculum – The makerspace isn’t just a fixed space where kids come and go to complete busywork. It’s an extension of a well-established approach to educating students that has applications and deep implications across disciplines. @THE_Journal @RickettsKate @akapelican

9/13 Ten Traits of a Great Manager, According to Google’s Internal Research – Google is giving you a glimpse inside its robust research on what makes a great manager. @stavziv @TheMuse @EmilyDouglasHC @Inc

9/13 Nine Simple Steps To Increase eLearning Engagement – New eLearning platforms offer lots of bells and whistles, but often times this can prove to be more distracting than anything. @VickiZam @elearnindustry @RickettsKate @unicorntraining

9/13 Sixteen Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms – Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online. @cultofpedagogy @iamDrWill

9/13 Five Case Studies That Prove Learning Games Work – Game-based learning is a hot topic and it doesn’t take long for somebody to ask the question: Does it actually work? @RickettsKate @echo360 @elearnindustry

9/12 Are You Integrating Personalized Learning Into Your Curriculum? Personalised learning with the help of Artificial Intelligence will change the Education System. @AnjliJain @EntrepreneurIND @CConsortiumOrg @RickettsKate @DrAAlston

9/12 How can schools best prepare students for the future? Give them real work to do. At Iowa BIG, teens address their community’s most pressing needs — and the results are benefiting them and their town. @dintersmith @TEDTalks

9/12 Everything You Need to Know to Get Started With AR/VR in the Classroom – Getting started with augmented and virtual reality may seem overwhelming, but with the right approach, successful implementation is achievable. @JaimeDonally @EdSurge @techamys

9/12 Teaching ‘grit’ is bad for children, and bad for democracy. Also see my summary of Grit by Angela Duckworth. @NTampio @aeonmag @angeladuckw @impishchimp

9/11 How Design Thinking Can Help Teachers Solve Real Problems—and Find Their Voice. This model is scalable to schools nationwide. @lportnoy @EdSurge

9/11 The Four Brain Superpowers You Need to Be a Successful Leader, According to Neuroscience – Leaders who understand how brains work can make themselves and their teams more nimble, innovative, and resilient. @Randy_Matusky @LeighEBuchanan @Inc

9/11 Teachers use tech to share Indigenous lessons. Baldhead is part of a group of students in the Indian Teacher Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan working to marry these historic lessons with today’s classrooms. @Yuri_Druzhinin @CBC @DaisyDyerDuerr

9/11 Simple Ways to Support Your Teachers at the Start of the Year – Solutions that administrators can implement ahead of time to resolve four common challenges teachers face as a school year begins. @lernbetr @edutopia

9/10 What Commercialization is Doing to Cannabis – It seems that a lot of white guys are getting rich selling highly concentrated THC products to the most challenged among us. Teachers and parents should listen and share with students. @BenCortConsult

9/10 Three Ways to Engage Students With Hard Fun – Also consider picking up Brian Aspinall’s Code Breaker book. @mraspinall

9/10 New Personalized Learning Report for Parents and Communities – Teachers, leaders, students and families in communities across the country are coming together to explore how schools can better prepare students to succeed after graduation. @susandpatrick @Getting_Smart @CarriSchneider @TVanderark @CarriSchneider

9/10 How Do We Make Homework Worth It? Today Matt Miller co-author of Ditch that Homework talks about homework. @jmattmiller @coolcatteacher @chasemitsuda

9/9 Genius Hour – Looking Back to Move Forward – Genius Hour, a “progressive” approach to teaching and learning is quickly sweeping classrooms across the globe. However, the notion of encouraging kids to learn through play has been around forever. @mraspinall

9/9 Ten Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About – A bevy of tech tips and trends is brightening classrooms including 360-degree video, thoughtful ways to use Alexa, and the sleeper Google tool for improving note-taking and research. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @dsdPD

9/9 What Every “B” Student Has in Common – See if you can guess before you read on. Be sure to check out the Socrative App mentioned here. @lportnoy @Medium @MathPatty @Socrative

9/9 Embracing a “Tasks Before Apps” Mindset – Digital platforms can give children access to learning experiences that meet their individual needs. @ClassTechTips @ASCD @diane_larsen

9/8 What’s school without grade levels? One district’s drive to teach competencies means eliminating age-based classrooms. @chrisberdik @hechingerreport @JosieHolford

9/8 Eight Hiring Stats That Will Chane the Way You Recruit – This is aimed at business, but applies to education as well. People looking for work should also read this. @MarenHogan @Social_Hire @i4_FranklinU @caranorth11

9/8 It’s About Relationships, Stupid. Relationships need to be face-to-face if they are to be effective. This applies to schools too. @SimonCocking @Irish_TechNews

9/7 Active shooter school drills may do more harm than good. I totally agree with this. Sorry about the short ad at the beginning, but this is important. Joy Levinson Clinical Psychologist @nypost

9/7 Ten reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network – A Personal Learning Network is a way of describing the group of people that you connect with to learn their ideas, their questions, their reflections, and their references. @TeachThought @tyeducators

9/7 Ten Questions for Educators to Chew On – These are ten questions that parents should ask if they want to get a real sense of what’s happening in their child’s school. @rickhess99 @EducationNext @AEIeducation @educationweek

9/7 Why We All Need Mentors and How to Make it Happen – Take a moment and think about the different mentors that you have had in your life. How many of them were teachers? @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart @sjgorman

9/6 California may soon let kids sleep in on school days. A bill passed by lawmakers last week would ban crack-of-dawn classes. What is your state doing? @JaneRidleyNY @nypost

9/6 Three Ways to Combat Recipe Learning – If you expect every student to produce the same thing you have assigned a recipe. @web20classroom @MarkFraver

9/6 Listening to Kids and Designing from Scratch for Timeless Learning – “We have rejected the mass standardization of learning that has dominated schools for decades,” said the authors. @pammoran @irasocol @csratliff @Getting_Smart @barbaratreacy

9/6 Twelve Sites and Apps for Learning to Code – Have your kids check them on and report back. @scratch @crunchzaster @code__maven @TouchDevelop @codemonkey18 @thunkable @rmbyrne

9/3 Twelve Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design – Does your classroom look like a place where students would choose to spend time? @cultofpedagogy @AngelaStockman @cristama

9/3 Demand that Kindergarten Be a Happy Time and Place: A “Garden for Children!.” Five-year-old children face unjustifiable, draconian reforms that push them to learn earlier than ever before. Stop the madness. @NancyEBailey1 @GetUpStandUp2 @DEY_Project @LiteracyCounts @BadassTeachersA @DianeRavitch

9/3 Here’s What Past School Librarians of the Year Are Planning for 2018-19. Be sure to share with librarians you know. @karayorio @sljournal @MCChildsBookDay

9/3 The Importance of Curiosity and Challenge in Education – School should become a place where curiosity is developed in individuals no matter what factors have led to its decline. @gcouros

9/2 The Elements Of A Digital Classroom – The driving question here has something to do with purpose and tools and spaces. @terryheick @TeachThought @rudytoot1

9/2 Comic Books Still Count as Reading – I’m sure they helped me learn to read and made me a life-long reader. @lucasjmaxwell @BookRiot @glenthornelrc @joshchoward

9/2 The First Six Weeks: Strategies For Getting To Know Your Students – The better we know our students, and the more they know we know them, the more invested they become in school. @balancedteacher @TeachThought @rudytoot1

9/2 Elementary school hires four-legged staff member. Milano will use his skills to help Violet Avenue Elementary School students struggling with a multitude of issues. @PoJoNSchutzman @PokJournal @mraspinall

9/1 Five Structures for Helping Students Learn Project Management – If we want students to think like artists, entrepreneurs, and engineers, they need the chance to design real projects. Be sure to watch the short [1:34] video @spencerideas @Medium

9/1 Three Ways to Introduce AR into the Classroom – Here, a school library specialist shares how she turned teachers and students from skeptics into evangelists. @suesclafani @THE_Journal @rudytoot1

8/31 Project-Based Learning Is Just the Beginning. A district is preparing its students for the future by focusing on the skills and connections students will need in their careers. @MarkFraver @STMath @Find8Fences

8/31 Vegan Parents’ School Lunch Experiences – Portland is known for its progressive politics, yet the city’s schools don’t offer vegan hot lunches. What does your school do? @PressHerald @JoshuaPStarr @PortlandSuper @AveryYaleKamila

8/30 Play-Doh on the First Day of School – An Alternative to “What Did I Do This Summer?” @jedikermit

8/30 Teachers Need Genius a Hour, Too. Everyone should give themselves a genius hour. @spencerideas @Pen63

8/30 How Design Thinking Can Help Teachers Solve Real Problems—and Find Their Voice – This conference is worth considering. @lportnoy @killersnails1 @KristiMeeuwse

8/28 Creating vocabulary notebooks with a purpose – This teacher had the great idea to create template books for her students. She chose Apple’s Keynote app to create the template. @asheehy1 @datadriven2017 @BookCreatorApp

8/28 Three ways to help any kid be more creative – The world’s problems demand bold, new solutions, so today’s children need to develop open, agile minds. @davideagleman @NeoSensory @BrainCheck @TEDTalks

8/28 A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words. If visuals are so powerful for learning, why don’t we use them more often? @E_Sheninger @DavidGeurin

8/28 How to Spread Growth Mindset among Students – When students have this mindset, they believe that they can improve their knowledge and intelligence over time. Also see my summary of Mindset by Carol Dweck. @SilviaWoolard @mrkempnz @yhalushka @CarollDweck

8/26 The Educator’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright – Whether they’re working in class or at home, students are accessing, viewing, creating, and sharing media as part of their day-to-day academic experiences. @KerryHawk02 @larrymagid @ConnectSafely @rudytoot1

8/26 Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules – A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it. @dandrewt @edutopia

8/26 Discover how teachers use blended learning to help students succeed. Learning management systems can save time and promote success. @jessicaschuess @D2L @garybartanus

8/26 Anticipating and Answering Parent Questions about Edtech – Edtech can be a whole new world for parents on the receiving end of the shift to blended learning and technology integration. @LexiaLearning @Eduporium

8/25 Ten Tips for New Teachers – Veteran teachers should review tham too. @cultofpedagogy @gcouros

8/25 How to Bridge Theory and Practice in the Classroom—With a Real World Tech Twist – Always ask how this lesson is going to apply to a job students may someday have. @WendyMcMahon @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @DrAAlston

8/25 Seven 3D Printing Lessons for Teachers – The team at Thingiverse Education recently shared some of their spotlight lesson plans for 3D printing. @thingiverse @ClassTechTips @makerbot @SimpleK12

8/23 Ten reasons teachers can struggle to use technology in the classroom – While teachers are expected to integrate technology into the classroom, the reality can be very different. @ConversationEDU @WickedEdTech

8/23 Three Tips on Connecting Social Studies and STEM – Just because the “s” in STEM does not stand for “social studies” does not mean that social studies does not have a place. @meg5han @definedstem @MarkFraver @DefinedSTEM

8/23 Five Ways Blended Learning Leads To Proficiency – The most important factor that differentiates a top performer in an organization from the average employee is their proficiency at work. @ayesha_commlab @elearnindustry @commlabindia @RickettsKate @UOIT_BA_ESDT

8/23 Schools are using AI to track what students write on their computers. Some have turned to software companies like Gaggle, Securly, and GoGuardian to surface potentially worrisome communications to school administrators. @SimoneStolzoff @qz @garybartanus @jordosh

8/21 How teachers ‘contribute’ to disruptive behaviour – The uncomfortable truth about poor behaviour is that teachers can be a major cause. @drlindagraham @tes @Classcharts

8/21 Twenty Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning – While assessment gets all the press, it is feedback for learning that can transform a student’s learning. @laurareynolds75 @teachthought @SaneeBell @Jeff_Zoul

8/21 Ten Bold Ideas Principals Can Embrace This School Year – Principals, the start of a new school year can be hectic. But it’s also a time to reflect – and potentially change your ways. @JustinAglio @educationweek

8/21 Build Energy in Your School. The Energy is what we bring in ourselves to our schools and what others help unleash in others. @gcouros @a_fenstermaker

8/20 Making room for grassroots change – Teachers may be key to education innovation, but they need support from the top. @TaraGarciaM @hechingerreport @garybartanus @pbsteachers

8/20 Four-Year-Old Delivers Most Passionate Speech About Reading. Consider showing this to your kids. @bonitianniti @aplusapp @mraspinall

8/20 Build Student Trust by Sharing Stories on the First Day. One teacher suggests that the most valuable way to set the stage for a successful new year is to focus on a story. @educationweek @EdWeekTeacher

8/20 Six Key Principles That Make Finnish Education a Success – The principles that guide the development of Finland’s national educational system emphasize the school as a learning community. @MariaMuuri @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @Piola_F

8/19 Only Superheroes Teach Online. It’s not for everyone as it can take much more time and require a different skill set. @SimpliTeach

8/19 Are You Integrating Personalized Learning Into Your Curriculum? Personalised learning with the help of Artificial Intelligence will change the Education System. @AnjliJain @CConsortiumOrg @EVC_Ventures @EntrepreneurIND @MarkFraver @DrAAlston

8/19 Sixteen Practical Strategies for Differentiating Your Teaching – Differentiated teaching strategies are key in fostering a learning culture that benefits students from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and meets their various learning styles. @medkh9 @EdTechFam

8/17 Sending Your Kid to College? Send Them With Fentanyl Testing Strips and Naloxone. Think of them as an essential harm-reduction tool, like condoms. @thesmallpicture @TempleUniv @Slate

8/17 Suspensions Don’t Teach. Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior affects others. @mrwheeler18 @edutopia @Gregbagby @JenWilliamsEdu

8/17 The 5 P’s: Meaningful Classroom Rules – Be Positive, Productive, Polite, Prepared, and ResPectful. @lkoplik33 @TeacherVision @DrCSJones @tbresnahan1 @MSAA_33 @MGeoghegan22 @BobSil42 @UxbHSPrincipal

8/16 Five Ways to Build Real Teacher-Student Connections for the Year Ahead – There is a growing consensus that this is the most important thing that teachers do. @TheConnectedEdu @EdSurge @TheConnectedEdu

8/16 Answerables: A Learning Management System Inside a Video Game – This looks to be very innovative. Be sure to watch the short [1:39] video. @ClassTechTips @answerables1 @markwu

8/16 Five Ways to Boost Metacognition In the Classroom – Our students will inhabit a world of constant change. But how do we help students navigate that maze? @spencerideas @curriculumblog @gcouros

8/14 Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook – Is your school akin to a Pacman game where students are myopically focused on gobbling up points and, as a result, miss the point of learning entirely. @Catlin_Tucker @tweenteacher

8/14 Ten Strategies for making the target language more comprehensible – It’s clear that things need to be more visual for most of us. @MundodePepita @kidworldcitizen @SpanishPlaygrd

8/14 Collaborating With Your School Librarian – Here are ten ways to work with your highly trained colleagues in the library to enhance literacy instruction. @gregorjm @edutopia @pammoran @ethorsenahs @EdCoach4Change @imcraddock @andie245 @BeckyFisher73 @JASub

8/13 How do you improve schools? Start by coaching principals, says new study. This approach is about support, not compliance. @marta_w_aldrich @chalkbeattn @stdulmage

8/13 ‘Lost in the Cracks’: Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth. One school district hopes a personalized virtual school program will offer incarcerated learners a second chance. @JennyAbamu @EdSurge

8/13 The Most Effective Ways of Helping Students Love Learning – In the struggle to teach kids the knowledge they need to thrive, your greatest allies are students themselves. @leecrockett @garybartanus @4GBrotto

8/13 Collaborative Lesson Planning – This short [8:22] video shows how one school does this. If your teachers aren’t collaborating they are missing the boat. @TeachingChannel

8/12 A Classroom Library, If You Build It They Will Read. Students who are able to utilize a well-stocked, diverse classroom library spend 60% more time reading. @CBethM @jcbailey3 @jedikermit @colbysharp

8/12 Seven Job Skills Of The Future That AIs And Robots Can’t Do Better Than Humans – Are they teaching these skills at your school? @BernardMarr @Forbe @DaHinegardner @E_Sheninger

8/12 Twenty New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] Users with a personal Google account can now both join and create classes. This opens so many doors for teachers, students, and parents to connect, collaborate and learn. @ShakeUpLearning @ryanrismiller

8/12 Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It. One noteworthy reason that has contributed to our mental health crisis is that recess and play are on the endangered species list in our public schools. @MikeHynes5 @PeterMDeWitt @DrPowersKHS @educationweek

8/9 Three Challenges for the Future of Education – You will have to figure out on your own how to meet these challenges. @gcouros @sarahdateechur

8/9 Why Are We Still Personalizing Learning If It’s Not Personal? Is it possible to too much personalization is not good either? @paul_emerich @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @PHausTech

8/9 Get Your FREE Copy of The PBL Playbook. We’ve seen what can happen when students are presented with a problem to solve, a challenge to overcome. @ajjuliani @NoApp4Pedagogy

8/9 Blend Online and In-class Discussions to Give Every Student a Voice. The act of telling or explaining what they know cements students’ understanding of concepts. @Catlin_Tucker @garybartanus

8/7 The Failure Movement – Many educators seem to design lessons with the whole purpose being to force kids to fail at something so that they can learn from it. Should we? @eduappsandmore @garybartanus

8/7 Twenty Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher – How many do your teachers show? @TeachThought @markbarnes19

8/7 Four Reasons to Tackle Flexible Learning Spaces – One principal gave every teacher was given money to spend on furniture for his/her classroom. @RossCoops31 @TheBradCurrie

8/7 Seven Ways Digital Age Techers Use EdTech to Boost Student Achievment – How many are in use at your school? @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

8/6 When Administrators Keep Teaching – Teaching keeps school leaders connected to students and other teachers and lets them feel the effects of their own decisions. Even if you can teach on a regular basis guest lessons are a good idea. @tweenteacher @edutopia @chi_molecule @TheresaJHall

8/6 Creating Space for Risk – By redefining failure as part of learning, we give children choices to take risks, opportunities to excel, and the support to grow into their potential. @mthornton78 @edutopia @irasocol @PeacefulSmile @PassmanACPS

8/6 Four Big Shifts That Can Personalize the Learning Journey – What needs to happen to move your school or district toward an effective implementation of personalized learning? @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @engageducate

8/6 Your child may need this skill as much as literacy and numeracy. Do you know what oracy is? @wef @ProfeEdTech @ims_smith @TeachSDGs
8/5 The Problem With Being Gifted – I’ve worked with a lot of gifted kids and I found this to be interesting. @MindWithAView @PsychToday @DrBillChen

8/5 Ten Tips for Promoting Creativity – This is a rich resource. How much of this is happening at your school? @TeacherToolkit @HillMrispo

8/5 How to help adult students succeed – Adult learners comprise the fastest-growing population pursuing higher education in the U.S. today. @EducationDive @garybartanus @echo360

8/5 The Value of Instructional Comics for eLearning – Skillful instructional designers juxtapose visuals and text for both synchronous and asynchronous training. @LearnNuggets @learningsolpub @garybartanus @iTechSpec

8/2 Developing Wisdom in Schools – Most people mistake wisdom for education. Seeking wisdom is not the same as gaining knowledge. @gcouros

8/2 Five Worthwhile Risks for New Teachers – Veterin teachers should read this too. @MrBronke @TeachingChannel

8/2 Seven Personal Growth Questions Every Teacher Must Ask Themselves – These questions should be good for summertime reflection. @leecrockett @glodigcit @Hubert_edu

7/31 Three Important Factors in Asking Better Questions – Transformative teachers are continuously focused on asking questions rather than thinking they know all of the answers. @gcouros @KenleyDan @Maryrosecaulfie

7/31 Using a Mock Trial to Build Literacy Skills – Having students present the arguments in a law case gives them a context for developing reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. @ShaneSafir @edutopia @datadriven2017 @Avenues_org

7/30 My parents didn’t teach me about digital literacy. Share with parents you know. @GSmith_ @Dunlop_Sue

7/30 Four Entrepreneurial Skills We Should Be Teaching in Schools – Most American K-12 schools don’t teach entrepreneurial skills, leaving kids ill-prepared for the future. @focus2achieve @Jonharper70bd

7/29 A Classroom Where Everyone Feels Welcome – Six strategies for building the strong relationships with students that are the heart of a culturally inclusive classroom community. @JaniceWyattRoss @edutopia

7/29 Four Ways to Make Virtual Reality Integration Pay Off – Districts investing in VR integration in the classroom should make sure they get the best bang for their buck. @tynanwrites @EdTech_K12 @SimpleK12

7/29 It’s never too early to start teaching digital citizenship skills. Social media is a powerful medium, and students will be expected to understand how to ethically use those services. @EducationDive

7/29 Five Steps to Create a Personalized Learning Plan for your Learners – Customizing lessons for each learner is more effective than a standardized approach; and in doing so, a personalized learning plan is required. @cherietanjy @mogultechint @thepathwayapp

7/28 How to Implement Choice-Based Learning in Your Blended Classroom – One of the most effective ways to get students engaged in the learning process is via choice-based learning. @mikeroberts1973 @Schoology

7/28 Eight Genius Research Projects for K–2 Students You Will Definitely Want to Try – @stacytornio @WeAreTeachers @PledgeCents

7/28 Six Tips For Creating A Positive Learning Environment In Your Classroom – How many of these do your teachers do? @ASCD @tee62

7/28 Five Reasons You Should Seek Your OWN Student Feedback – Yes, it’s scary. Yes, it’s easy to assume you already know what students think about your class. @cultofpedagogy

7/27 Eight Ways to Lead- A Mindset Shift for Teachers – Leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less. @sandeeteach @Medium @JohnMaxwellTeam @alienearbud

7/27 Ten Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management – The small things you do could be wreaking havoc on your whole system. @cultofpedagogy

7/27 Twenty Five things to try in your classroom next year – Teachers can use the summer to identify and learn about educational approaches or tools they want to use in the next school year. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

7/27 Ten Great Books on Autism for Parents and Teachers – Your school should order one of each for the professional development library. @medkh9 @crewsertech

7/25 Report: The Real Role of Blended Learning in Instruction – A new guide on blended learning reminds school district leaders that blended isn’t a goal unto itself; nor is it a specific instructional approach. @Schaffhauser @THE_Journal @AnthonyStogni @MattHarrisEdD

7/25 Three Ways to Help Move Your Boss Forward – George Couros reached out to his Twitter followers to get some advice on this topic. @gcouros

7/23 Designing Learning They’ll Love—Making Learning Personal – Imagine an education system designed around learner preferences; where students discover new concepts in ways that are most comfortable for them and then demonstrate their understanding of those concepts using abilities and talents unique to them. @edwebnet @achieve3000 @celsberry @JamesRoy

7/23 How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher – Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject’s usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach. @spinedu @edutopia @stdulmage

7/23 Sixteen Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms – Also checkout Google Drive Basics: 3-Course Bundle. @cultofpedagogy @leslie_whitt

7/22 The THree “E’s” of Building a Great School Culture – Be sure to give George Couros some feedback if you read this. @gcouros @Aforbus

7/22 The Eight Best Pathways to Teaching Creatively in Any Classroom – Creativity is a thing of the heart and the mind. We know that creativity can be taught and learned. In today’s multimedia world, it’s as important a skill as problem-solving, critical thinking, and group collaboration. @leecrockett

7/22 Six Messages Every Student Should Hear On The First Day Of School – Consider posting these messages in your classroom or home. @jackiegerstein @terryheick @TeachThought

7/22 Future Workforce: Ready, Set, Blastoff! For the five top skills whatch the short [0:40] animation. @DellTech @TechMinock @DAQRI

7/20 The NAACP Once Again Opposes High Stakes Standardized Testing. This is a policy shift and looks like good news to me. @StevenSinger3 @coopmike48

7/20 Preparing Your Students For Successful Futures – Are you preparing your students for life beyond education? @TeacherToolkit @garybartanus @Eduporium

7/20 Does Online Education Help Low-income Students Succeed? Several new studies conclude that low-income students at U.S. community colleges may not be as well served online as their residential peers. @DrKatrinaKeene @povertynews @EdSurge

7/20 Don’t Waste the First Day of School. The first day of school is an opportunity. It’s a chance to let students know what they can expect from you and your class. Will the class be teacher-centered or student-centered? Will they work in isolation or collaborative groups? Will they be challenged or not? @Catlin_Tucker @Pen63

7/18 Ten Ways to Create the Classroom of the Future – How many of these are happening in your school? @Lynch39083 @AdvocateforEd

7/18 Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students – When teachers get curious instead of furious, they don’t take the student’s behavior personally, and they don’t act on anger. They respond to student behaviors rather than react to them. @WordLib @edutopia @scholzet

7/17 Five ways to make your presentation better – This is pretty solid advice. Be sure you follow it. @thisissethsblog

7/16 Looking to Ditch Traditional Grades? Here’s How to Get Stakeholders On Board. Schools should switch from traditional grading to competency-based evaluations. They’re more authentic, more meaningful, more logical, and they just make sense. @jencurtis0345 @EdSurge @lisa_westman

7/16 Five Questions to Ask Your Students To Start the School Year – In your time as a student in K-12, what made an impact on you. Not who, but what? What do you remember that influenced you today? @gcouros @demeka03

7/16 Five Questions to remove from your classroom. Keep it simple and look at the language the students are using in the classroom. @EduWells @EdTechNerd

7/16 The first year of teaching is notoriously tough. Denver is experimenting with a new approach. @MelanieAsmar @ChalkbeatCO @demeka03 @mtoro91_torres

7/15 How to boost math skills in the early grades – Early math skills, though critical to academic success, get far less attention than literacy in high-poverty classrooms. @GonserSarah @hechingerreport @pdkintl @DREMEmath @NCTM

7/15 A Town Helps Transform Its School. A low-performing rural school in New Hampshire reached out to the local community for help turning things around. @CommKr8veWriter @edutopia @pammoran @GrantLichtman

7/15 Inside an Adaptive-Courseware Experiment, Glitches and All – If you are doing this you need a plan to get everyone back on track. @jryoung @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

7/15 How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom – Communication is one of the most essential twenty-first-century skills, but teaching these skills is not an easy task for teachers. @ShakeUpLearning @TechChef4U

7/14 Ten Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #SchoolCulture This Year – Here are some simple ideas on quick ways you can connect with students. How many are you already doing? @gcouros @gormang

7/14 Fourteen Badge Ideas to Engage and Motivate Learners – How to use badges to build habits, encourage socialization, and teach learners how to use your system. @darjeelingblend @LearnDashLMS @MarkFraver @DaisyDyerDuerr

7/14 We’ve had to prepare for jobs that don’t exist yet before. It’s difficult to teach job-related skills when it’s unclear what those jobs will be. But we’ve been here before. Here’s what we need to do. @gwenmoran @marasiganjayr @FastCompany @donnamurdoch @C4LPT

7/14 Teachers share tips on making makerspaces accessible to all. You don’t need a 3D printer to have a makerspace. @sharonlurye @hechingerreport @snbeach @iste

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7/13 Ten Self-Reflective Questions for Every Teacher – Using self-reflective questions is a way to debrief the learning processes in the classroom in order to improve and grow. @leecrockett @glodigcit

7/13 What Summer Slide Actually Means and Five Ways to Fight It – There is still time to avoid the summer slide for your kids. @EdSurge @Edu_Gig

7/13 Ten Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code – Be sure to watch the short [1:48] video. Let your kids watch it too. @mraspinall @oveucsj

7/11 Don’t Waste the First Day of School. If you too think it’s the most important day, here are some ideas to make it better. @Catlin_Tucker @garybartanus

7/11 Six Alternatives to Reading Logs – In addition to being inaccurate they really don’t promote the love of reading. @shfarnsworth @8Amber8 @alicekeeler

7/11 Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules – A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it. @dandrewt @edutopia

7/11 How the Gates Foundation’s plan to grade teachers failed students – For seven years, philanthropy threw millions behind the idea that improving teachers will help struggling students succeed. What went wrong? @bpaynter @FastCompany @garybartanus

7/11 Don’t Waste the First Day of School. If you too think it’s the most important day, here are some ideas to make it better. @Catlin_Tucker @garybartanus
7/10 How Can I Get My Students to Own Our Classroom Culture? A positive community should be a shared responsibility. @emulvahill @EdSurge @WeAreTeachers

7/10 Making Sure Your Praise Is Effective – Research-backed ideas on how to give meaningful praise to inspire and reinforce positive behavior. @finleyt @edutopia @KimGriesbach

7/10 Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning – Have students create their own PDF e-books, packaging up some aspect of their learning into a finished digital product they can enjoy and share for years. @cultofpedagogy @TeachFromHere

7/9 Ten Easy Ways To Create an Amazing #ClassroomCulture This Year – Simple things can make a significant difference in our classroom environments, yet we should be intentional about them. @gcouros @valwood50

7/9 How to Transform Your Classroom Into a Personalized Learning Hub – Isn’t this something that we should all strive for? @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

7/9 Three Ways to Inspire Teachers -Teachers are hungry for inspiration, committed to their work, and they see the value in it, but it can still be draining. They want leaders who will refill their bucket. @SteeleThoughts

7/9 Teacherpreneurs – the Leaders of Future Education – Teacherpreneur is a new term that is gradually taking over as the role of teachers is getting more and more complex and elaborate. @TouchApp_uk @JamesRoy @Biocourseware

7/8 Education must respond to the demands of the labor market. How is your school doing? @observatoryedu @chrisguijosa @garybartanus @Eduporium

7/8 What if school could be better for students- and adults? Here are the ten characteristics of learner-centered experiences. @katiemartinedu @garybartanus @mjcraw @TheTechRabbi @drchagala

7/8 Be a Reader Leader – What Administrators Can Do to Promote a Reading Culture – The best leaders are readers. What are your leaders reading? @pernilleripp @DrPowersKHS

7/7 These Six Efficiency Tips Will Help You Decide Which Problems to Tackle<./a> This is aimed at business leaders but also applies to educators. @MurrayNewlands @Ross_Quintana @CaseyMinshew

7/7 How to Use Real-life Connections in the Classroom To Increase Engagement – How would your students rate your ability to engage them in the learning process? @Candace_Davies @the_newteacher

7/7 Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight? Personalized learning has broad appeal, but may be more revolutionary than we think. @LauraPappano @hechingerreport @NoApp4Pedagogy @thomascmurray

7/7 Teachers Have Great Ideas. Here’s How to Turn Them into Reality. For school leaders, it’s not so much about prescribing any particular innovation, but rather providing a space and opportunity for teachers to share ideas and develop them. @JinSooDHuh @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @FANgeopolitics

7/5 Good Teaching Isn’t Content Delivery & Learning Isn’t Passing Tests. Students can learn, be engaged, be empowered and given choice, and pass standardized test. @EmergingEdTech

7/5 Seven lessons for surviving a tech upgrade – With 53,000 students, 6,500 employees, and buildings spread across 88 square miles, the recent network refresh at Klein ISD taught them a thing or two. @Rdene915 @eschoolnews @BillsWilliams

7/4 Why Every Kindergarten and First-Grade School Day Should Begin with Inquiry and Imaginative Play. This sets the Tone for the Day. @HeinemannPub @Medium @pammoran @WayneTwpSuper

7/4 When Students Design Their Education. At Riverside School in India, students graduate prepared to tackle future challenges as citizens in a highly globalized world. @tweenteacher @suzieboss @StephenRitz

7/4 Helping Someone Get Better or Showing Them You Are Better? Which are you doing? @gcouros @annmic

7/4 Teaching in a 1:1 Classroom – If you aren’t teaching in a 1:1 classroom you will be soon. Here is some help. As one-to-one (1:1) classroom is gaining popularity, more and more benefits of this form of ubiquitous access to technology have been recognized by educators as well as students. @TouchApp_uk @JamesRoy @Biocourseware

7/3 More States Are Opting To ‘Robo-Grade’ Student Essays By Computer. What is your state doing? @toviasmithnpr @WBUR @Chappy8611 @jcotlin

7/3 Six Signs You’re Creating Confident Students – How many do you see in your classroom? @terryheick @TeachThought @EOverseas

7/3 Lead Smarter, Not Harder, Start Asking Better Interview Questions. Are you even asking a single question during interviews that can help spot people who are open to the notion that studying practice with peers is worth embracing? @plugusin @gcouros

7/1/2018 26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom – Parents can use these too. @TeachThought @rudytoot1

7/1/2018 What If We Stopped Calling Them Classrooms? The mental model of the traditional classroom is obsolete. What should they be called? @HigherEdSurge

7/1/2018 How to Teach an Inductive Learning Lesson – This easy strategy, loaded with higher-order thinking, lets students get their hands on the content without further ado. @cultofpedagogy

6/30 Five Tips for Building a Maker Culture of Equity and Inclusion – @JustinAglio @Getting_Smart @E_Sheninger

6/30 We Can’t Teach As Fast As Things Change – When networks represent knowledge and connectivity is a kind of intellectual potential, the ripples move outwards at the speed of sound, distorting everything. @terryheick @TeachThoughtPD @JMcCarthyEdS

6/30 Focusing on the “Next Big Thing” in Education Technology – Since nobody knows, what should we focus on? @gcouros @misskyritsis

6/30 Non-Math Essentials for Learning Math – Focusing on these five qualities of thriving classrooms can help foster confident young mathematicians. @pearse_margie @TeachFromHere @edutopia

6/29 The A-Z Of Online Teaching Challenges – Every online teacher faces many obstacles, and often several on the same day. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. @SimpliTeach

6/29 Ten More Professional Development Ideas! These are ideas shared by the participants of the #MSAAChat (Massachusetts Administrators Association) on Twitter. @RACzyz @itsmeSpiri @iruntech @LeeAraoz @atkauffman @JamieArmin @KleinErin @tinamonte @pattyvreilly @girlworld4 @JayBilly2 @Glennr1809 @RobSahliAP @TaraMartinEDU

6/29 Three Ways to Help Kids Avoid Summer Brain Drain – Share with parents you know. @littleBits @Eduporium

6/29 As ParticipAction releases yet another annual report card giving Canadian kids a failing grade for physical activity, experts say educators need to ramp up efforts to create more opportunities for exercise at school. @evaferguson2 @calgaryherald @MikeHynes5 @PaulZientarski

6/28 Our schools Are an Example of How America Eats Its Young. Here is a powerful call to action for our policy makers. @jamaalabowman @NTampio

6/28 Creating Paths to Participation for Introverts – These tools and strategies can help introverts show what they know and participate in class in ways that are comfortable for them. @Non_Toxic_Kids @MCChildsBookDay @edutopia

6/28 Flexible Classrooms: Research Is Scarce, But Promising. An ambitious study of 153 classrooms in the United Kingdom provides the best evidence that flexible spaces can boost academic performance. @edutopia @leighmragsdale @ideaguy42

6/24 Crafting Feedback That Leads to Learning – Here are five techniques for giving feedback that helps students improve their work. @spinedu @eudtopia @garybartanus @cmt1

6/24 Can an AR and VR Pilot Program From Google Prepare Kids for Future Careers? Virtual reality has been the driving force behind Google’s Expeditions app since it launched. Recently it’s added another layer of “reality” to the virtual field trip tool, AR or augmented reality. @JennyAbamu @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @dmirliss

6/24 What the best education systems are doing right. Finland and South Korea have taken different paths to high performance. @awesomechoi @TEDTalks

6/24 Mental Health Infographic: The Importance of Proactive Team Building – This UK study can be of value to teachers from other countries. It is also a good example of effective data displays. @MaximillionLtd

6/22 Five Good Ways for EdLeaders to Make Teachers Feel as Important as They Are – What if we created systems and environments that made teachers feel like they were important every day? @mwniehoff @Getting_Smart @FusingEducation

6/22 Ten Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code – See how coding Improves Academic Performance. @mraspinall

6/22 Rejecting AP Courses: Eight private schools announce they will stop offering Advanced Placement courses. They believe a curriculum oriented towa

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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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