Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Educational Links 2/17/16

Using Technology to Make Reading an Enjoyable Experience for All Children

http://www.naeyc.org/blogs/using-technology-to-make-reading-enjoyable 

Resources for Suicide Prevention, Mental Illness Concerns, Helping Parents Cope 

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/resources-suicide-prevention-mental-illness-concerns-helping-parents/story?id=36712336 

How To Avoid Pointless Professional Development

http://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/inquiry/how-to-avoid-pointless-professional-development/ 

Top Web Resources to Motivate Kids for Maker Education

http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/insights/2302-web-resources-maker-space-maker-education?utm_content=buffer0c353&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

What’s Missing in Edtech? Character Development

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-02-16-what-s-missing-in-edtech-character-development?utm_content=bufferff674&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

Research Hints at Promise and Difficulty of Helping People With A.D.H.D. Learn

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/16/health/research-hints-at-promise-and-difficulty-of-helping-people-with-adhd-learn.html?WT.mc_id=SmartBriefs-Newsletter&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=smartbriefsnl&_r=0 

The Promise of Integrated Schools 

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/02/promise-of-integrated-schools/462681/ 

For those families that prioritize diverse educational experiences, the study shows racially integrated schools improve education for students of all races and accomplish one immeasurable advantage: helping youth challenge stereotypes and their implicit biases toward people of different races and ethnicities. But fully realizing this goal requires teachers who are trained in facilitating courageous conversations about race, said Wells, and skilled in racially and culturally relevant teaching practices

Melinda Anderson 

 

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