Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Educational Links 7/5/17


Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017

Standards-Aligned Genius Hour


Trump touts rural broadband internet access in $1 trillion infrastructure plan


What’s the Difference Between Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and Slow Processing Speed?


Frugal Teacher Guide: Where to Buy Everything


SPECIAL REPORT: SMART STRATEGIES FOR TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


The Truth About Teachers’ “Summer Vacation”


TRUE OR FALSE: FIDGET SPINNERS BENEFIT STUDENTS WITH ADHD?



Despite their rise in popularity, there does not seem to be solid scientific evidence that these toys help with attention issues. For example, Scott Kollins stated in a recent NPR article:
“I know there’s lots of similar toys, just like there’s lots of other games and products marketed towards individuals who have ADHD, and there’s basically no scientific evidence that those things work across the board.”



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