Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Educational Links 7/15/2020



National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative from Green Schoolyards America



Summer Reading: Coronavirus and the future of assessment





The Key to ADHD Emotional Regulation? Cultivating Gratitude, Pride & Compassion



The Case for Reopening Schools


Strategies for Improving Small Group Instruction


Ed Tech


Will schools mandate COVID-19 vaccine or face liability?



Nearly all states offer nonmedical exemptions to vaccination mandates, and those will likely stay in place even if districts require coronavirus inoculation.

Yes, Claude, A Trip To The Beach Would Be Nice


The Path at La Cavee, Pourville Monet
Here's some Impressionist music to go with--

Claude Debussy - La Mer 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOCucJw7iT8 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Educational Links 7/14/2020


Please Listen to Teachers: It’s Not Safe to Go Back to School Yet


Five Ways to Use Music in Lessons

Getting Students With Disabilities Back to Class


Many undocumented youth remain in limbo after Supreme Court’s DACA decision



How Do We Teach Literacy During a Pandemic When Access and Equity Are an Issue?


California district creates remote learning team to alleviate pressure on teachers



In the Shadow of a Stereotype: New Facts About ADHD



“Findings from neuroscience, brain imaging, and clinical research have dramatically changed the old understanding of ADHD as essentially a behavior disorder.” This is essential reading.

Summer Tunes

This might be Saturday in the park somewhere.

Gelato sounds good.



Saturday in the Park

For you Grumpy Cats.


Bananarama Cruel Summer (1983)



Jazzy version.


Summertime 
by Billy Stewart

https://www.youtube.com/wat?v=1VkA8HoB5m8

Doesn't matter at all if you haven't even seen the ocean.

Beach Boys - Surfin` Safari

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

Could be summer guys.

LFO Summer Girls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHuGG_FsC20


During a major heatwave, this one's good to think about.


Summer Breeze
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsHuV3Aj1os

Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Digital Classroom--so many resources!

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

http://esheninger.blogspot.com/2018/05/digital-leadership-is-not-optional.html

9 MUST-HAVE APPS AND TOOLS FOR KIDS WHO HATE MATH


THE SMITHSONIAN’S TWEETTRIBUNE
Offers daily news articles from the AP that can be differentiated by Lexile levels.  https://www.tweentribune.com/
DIGITAL BOOK INDEX
A “meta-index” that provides links to more than 140K books. http://www.digitalbookindex.org/
FRONT ROW
400+ non-fiction articles at students' specific reading levels. Common Core Aligned questions. https://www.frontrowed.com/ela/

Educational Links 7/13/2929


ED TECH DIGEST


5 Reasons Students Aren’t Engaging in Distance Learning


California school superintendents navigate safety concerns, conflicting guidance as they plan to reopen schools



The Power of a 4-Second Pause: Why ADHD Brains Need a Beat



Four Core Priorities for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning



Innovative Schools Find Lessons — and Opportunities — in Remote Learning

On Standardized Tests, Students Face an ‘Online Penalty’

Switching from paper to online standardized tests caused significant drops in students’ scores—and vulnerable students were hurt the worst.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Educational Links 7/12/2020


How Children Process Grief and Loss Through Play



Stop Fighting Your Child’s Neurodiversity: A Step-by-Step Plan for Parents in Diagnosis Denial


How to Plan When You Don’t Know What to Plan For


How the CDC and Pediatricians Differ on School Reopening Guidance



How Trauma Affects Kids in School


SEL Skills Are More Vital Than Ever. Here’s How to Choose the Right Tools.


How to Coach Parents Who Are Teaching at Home


Many parents and guardians felt overwhelmed in supporting their student’s learning during the pandemic—these strategies can help.

STEM to STEAM Resources


Your students should be Renaissance people! Science, music, engineering, singing, art, dance, literature, technology, math, poetry--lots of poetry! STEM to STEAM means stimulating student growth by expanding their experiences with inclusion of the Arts. This is a whole brain stimulation educational philosophy that not only increases learning but also student well-being. The arts give you smarts--and empathy, self-exploration and expression.

STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup

http://www.edutopia.org/stem-to-steam-resources 

STEAM Rising

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/06/steam_vs_stem_why_we_need_to_put_the_arts_into_stem_education.html 

STEAM

http://steam-notstem.com/ 

STEM to STEAM

http://stemtosteam.org/ 

STEM News:  Is STEM now officially STEAM?

STEM News Roundup: Is STEM Now Officially STEAM?

http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/stem-news-round-stem-now-officially-steam-197624088 

From STEM to STEAM: On the New Paradigm

http://www.academyart.edu/about-us/news-events/news/2015/december/from-stem-to-steam--on-the-new-paradigm 

STEM vs. STEAM: Why The “A” Makes a Difference

http://www.edudemic.com/stem-vs-steam-why-the-a-makes-all-the-difference/ 

John Madea: "STEM to STEAM: The Meaning of Innovation" | Talks at Google 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yc-_Ei2Yto 

From STEM to STEAM http://connectlearningtoday.com/from-stem-to-steam/

 

Friday, July 10, 2020

Educational Links 7/11/2020


A Teacher Makes 1500 Educational Decisions A Day


I’M ORDINARILY A “GLASS HALF FULL” KIND OF PERSON, BUT NOT FOR THIS FALL – HERE’S MY PESSIMISTIC FORECAST


Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School


Catholic school superintendent aims to equip schools for special ed



New website offers tips for teachers about virtual special education



Reading, writing and anxiety


The impact of the coronavirus on e-learning


Prior to March, distance learning was a relatively foreign concept to most of the nation's public school districts. But seemingly overnight, the coronavirus pandemic shut down buildings and forced students and teachers online as they attempted to salvage what they could of a school year disrupted by forces beyond their control.

Cutting Up with Matisse

The Sorrows of the King 

La Tristesse du roi

Henri Matisse 1952

Henri Matisse in 60 seconds


Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Dyslexia Revealed

The MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia



Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder





Thursday, July 9, 2020

Educational Links 7/10/2020

Special education remote teaching resources 

https://www.uft.org/teaching/remote-teaching/learning-activities-students/special-education-remote-teaching-resources

Top Pediatrician Says States Shouldn't Force Schools To Reopen If Virus Is Surging

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/08/888853601/school-reopenings-should-keep-public-health-in-mind-pediatric-group-says

A LOOK BACK: I WILL NEVER TEACH ANOTHER LESSON ON “GRIT” WITHOUT INCLUDING THIS NY TIMES PIECE ON THE VALUE OF QUITTING




STATE CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SAYS TO START THE YEAR WITH REMOTE TEACHING


Effective Anti-Racist Education Requires More Diverse Teachers, More Training



Will COVID-19 prevention have positive long-term impact on classroom design?


Real-World Learning for Student Journalists


Figuring out what makes a good story and how to tell it helps young reporters boost their critical-thinking skills—and that’s especially true at this historic moment.