Friday, February 12, 2016

Educational Links 2/13/16

The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy

http://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/blooms-taxonomy/the-padagogy-wheel/ 

Ed Tech Trends & Predictions: Right From the Horse's Mouth

http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/trends/2015-educational-technology-trends?utm_content=buffer88dc1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

Mainstreaming Effort Prompts Outcry From Teachers

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/02/12/mainstreaming-effort-outcry/21906/ 

Don't Say "Your Child Can't Read"

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/dont-say-your-child-cant-read-tamara-spencer?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20EdutopiaNewContent%20%28Edutopia%29 

Is Quality Math Preparation The Next Equity Battleground?

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/02/10/is-quality-math-preparation-the-next-equity-battleground/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 

'Digital Learning Day' lives up to its name this year

http://edscoop.com/digital-learning-day-lives-up-to-name-this-year 

Treatment Options for Auditory Processing Disorder 

 https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/treatments-approaches/treatment-options/treatment-options-for-auditory-processing-disorder?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg

Beyond therapies and medication, there are many ways to help kids with auditory processing disorder succeed in the classroom. Kids with auditory processing disorder may have a hard time connecting sounds to written words. So reading interventions that clearly teach the systems of sounds, letters and grammar may help.

Black History Month: Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Armstrong 

Louis Armstrong - It's a Wonderful World 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2RbFVRRtqI 

 "What A Wonderful World"

I see trees of green,
red roses too.
I see them bloom,
for me and you.
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue,
And clouds of white.
The bright blessed day,
The dark sacred night.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow,
So pretty in the sky.
Are also on the faces,
Of people going by,
I see friends shaking hands.
Saying, "How do you do?"
They're really saying,
"I love you".

I hear babies cry,
I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more,
Than I'll ever know.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Yes, I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Oh yeah. 

Awww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day #26

 

Taylor Swift - Mine 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPBwXKgDTdE 

"Mine"

Uh, oh, oh
Uh, oh, oh

You were in college working part time waiting tables
Left a small town, never looked back
I was a flight risk with a fear of fallin’
Wondering why we bother with love if it never lasts

I say "Can you believe it?
As we’re lying on the couch?"
The moment I can see it.
Yes, yes, I can see it now.

Do you remember, we were sitting there by the water?
You put your arm around me for the first time.
You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter.
You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.

Flash forward and we’re taking on the world together,
And there’s a drawer of my things at your place.
You learn my secrets and you figure out why I’m guarded,
You say we’ll never make my parents’ mistakes.

But we got bills to pay,
We got nothing figured out,
When it was hard to take,
Yes, yes, this is what I thought about.

Do you remember, we were sitting there by the water?
You put your arm around me for the first time
You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter
You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.

Do you remember all the city lights on the water?
You saw me start to believe for the first time
You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter
You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.

Oh, oh, oh, oh

And I remember that fight
Two-thirty AM
As everything was slipping right out of our hands
I ran out crying and you followed me out into the street
Braced myself for the "Goodbye."
‘Cause that’s all I’ve ever known
Then you took me by surprise
You said, "I’ll never leave you alone."

You said, "I remember how we felt sitting by the water.
And every time I look at you, it’s like the first time.
I fell in love with a careless man’s careful daughter.
She is the best thing that’s ever been mine."

Hold on, make it last
Hold on, never turn back

You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter
You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.

(Hold on) do you believe it?
(Hold on) we're gonna make it now.
(Hold on) and I can see it,
(Yes, yes) I can see it now (see it now, see it now...)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Educational Links 2/12/16

4 Things Innovative Schools Have In Common

http://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/disruption-innovation/4-things-innovative-schools-have-in-common/ 

Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming

http://www.edudemic.com/robots-education-whats-coming/ 

Proposed project-based school would rethink traditional learning

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/02/01/missouri-district-hopes-to-open-project-based-school/ 

Is Special Education Paperwork Really a Problem? 

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2016/02/special_education_paperwork_burden.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OnSpecialEducation+%28Education+Week+Blog%3A+On+Special+Education%29 

Students Too Dependent on You? Try This

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/student-centric-strategies/3698-students-too-dependent-on-you-try-this 

What’s the Difference Between Executive Functioning Issues and ADHD? 

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/executive-functioning-issues/difference-between-executive-functioning-issues-and-adhd?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

School Integration’s Comeback

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/02/breaking-up-school-poverty/462066/ 

 “Researchers have documented that students’ exposure to other students who are different from themselves and the novel ideas and challenges that such exposure brings leads to improved cognitive skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving.”

 The Century Foundation report by Wells, Fox, and Cordova-Cobo

Education Writers to Read #2

Annie Murphy Paul is a book author, magazine journalist, consultant and speaker who helps people understand how we learn and how we can do it better. A contributing writer for Time magazine, she writes a weekly column about learning for Time.com, and also blogs about learning at CNN.com, Forbes.com, MindShift.com, PsychologyToday.com and HuffingtonPost.com. She contributes toThe New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Slate, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among many other publications. She is the author of The Cult of Personality, a cultural history and scientific critique of personality tests, and of Origins, a book about the science of prenatal influences. She is now at work on Brilliant: The New Science of Smart, to be published by Crown in early 2017.
http://anniemurphypaul.com/about/

Brilliant: The Science of Smart http://anniemurphypaul.com/

New research can help us all evoke our intelligence

Learning is the master skill, the ability that allows us to realize our ambitions: succeeding in school, getting ahead at work, playing a sport or a musical instrument, speaking a second language. Yet until recently, even the experts didn’t understand how learning works. Now research in cognitive science, psychology and neuroscience is revealing the simple and surprising techniques that can help us learn to be smarter.

In her own words about the articles at her website:  Here you’ll find a selection of articles I’ve written about learning—part of the project of writing my forthcoming book, Brilliant: The New Science of Smart. If you have questions about these articles, or a topic you’d like me to write about, please email me at annie@anniemurphypaul.com.

Her books
The Cult of Personality
Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives
Brilliant: The New Science of Smart
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I love reading Annie Murphy Paul because her articles are so encouraging. As both a Gen Ed and SPED teacher, I have instinctively believed ability (IQ) can improve and morph higher. But it is excellent to read the research. The writing style of these articles is clear, concise, and inviting--like learning should be. Get her RSS feed!



Aww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day # 24

The Temptations by Anita Kunz A group who gave us so much eloquent music, dance and class.



My Girl 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltRwmgYEUr8




"My Girl"

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day.
When it's cold outside I've got the month of May.

I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl).

I've got so much honey the bees envy me.
I've got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees.

Well, I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl).

Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Ooooh.

I don't need no money, fortune or fame.
I've got all the riches, baby, one man can claim.

Well, I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl).

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
With my girl.
I've even got the month of May
With my girl
Talkin' 'bout
Talkin' 'bout
Talkin' 'bout
My girl
Ooooh
My girl
As long as I can talk about my girl...

Black History Month: Speeches of MLK # 2

Black History Month: Speeches of MLK # 2: M artin L uther K ing , J r . Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence Delivered 4 April 1967, Riverside Church, New Yor...