Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Educational Links 9/21/17

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

8 Reasons I Think Home Assistant Devices Are the Future of Assistive Technology

How Virtual Teaching Helps Remote K–12 School Districts

ADDitude Magazine: Free Downloads

Being Popular: Why it Consumes Teens and Continues to Affect Adults

The Teacher’s Guides To Technology And Learning

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Collaboratively Create Video Playlists

There is a lot of great educational content on YouTube. The challenge that many teachers and students have is finding and keeping track of it all. Turn on the collaboration feature when you start making a playlist and then work with your colleagues to develop lists of educational videos for your students. You could also have students collaborate with you or their classmates to create a playlist of review videos. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to collaboratively create a YouTube playlist.

Educational Links 9/20/17

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media

Let's Be Honest: Professional Bullying in Schools Is a Thing

10 easy steps to make your classroom dyslexia-friendly


Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows

Tch Tips: Four Ways to Communicate with Families

Depending on when your school year started, you’ve probably made it through the initial sprint of setting up routines, establishing the foundation for your class culture, and everything in between. Now as you move into the fall, it’s time to evaluate and refine your communication with families.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Educational Links 9/19/17

There’s No Such Thing As Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation

Valuing and Enjoying the Process of Learning

Should I Go Straight to the Principal to Get Services?

Extreme student behavior: 7 traps to avoid when NOTHING seems to work

Re-Focus Your Students with Three Balance Breaks


Supporting Students' Social, Emotional, and Academic Development: The Evidence Base for How We Learn

Compelling research demonstrates what parents have always known—the success of young people in school and beyond is inextricably linked to healthy social and emotional development. Students who have a sense of belonging and purpose, who can work well with classmates and peers to solve problems, who can plan and set goals, and who can persevere through challenges— in addition to being literate, numerate, and versed in scientific concepts and ideas—are more likely to maximize their opportunities and reach their full potential. 

Extreme student behavior: 7 traps to avoid when NOTHING seems to work

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Educational Links 9/18/17

The Challenge of Developing an Academic Curriculum That Addresses Social Emotional Learning

Why Executive Function Skills Take So Long To Fully Develop

What is Competency Based Learning?

Managing Time Without a Bell Schedule

Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

Digital citizenship has stepped into the forefront of a modern-day education. Experts indicate that as schools roll out tech, they also need to be rolling out digital citizenship education.
Tech giant Google heeded that call and partnered with experts to launch Be Internet Awesome, an interactive campaign that educates students on how best to act on the internet.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Educational Links 9/17/17

Collaborative Projects Can Work in Any Subject

Apps That Boost Social Skills

Children Need Close Pals, Not Popularity

Autism’s Drug Problem

Are We in the Process of Rolling Back Standardized Testing?


5 Confusing Signs of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Some signs of nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD) might leave you scratching your head. Someone with NVLD might be extremely talkative, but not socially engaged. That can seem like a contradiction! Explore more of these confusing NVLD symptoms.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Educational Links 9/16/17

Why technology could be the answer to solving dyslexia

DeVos: Minimum Progress For Kids With Disabilities ‘Preposterous’

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

Helping Students Become Engaged Citizens

My Personalized Learning Approach Isn’t About Tech. It’s About Dignity.

Don't Stifle Conflict in the Classroom

Culturally Responsive Teaching: 4 Misconceptions

The term “culturally responsive teaching” has been around for decades, but it seems to have gotten more attention in recent years. That’s good news: With our classrooms growing more diverse every year, teachers should be more interested in how they can best teach students from different backgrounds.
The not-so-good news is that in some cases, teachers think they’re practicing culturally responsive teaching, when in fact, they’re kind of not. Or at least they’re not quite there. And that means students who might really thrive under different conditions are surviving at best. We all want to do better for these students, but how to do it still hasn’t become common knowledge.