Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers.
This week we've got a packed Wrap with lots of tech and teaching fun! Check out a “groundbreaking new guided curriculum that changes the way … preschool and elementary children develop essential skills” (the first article below); whether it's flipped or blended learning, teachers new to these approaches always want to consider, “What if they don't watch the video?”; speaking of video … check out a new tool for easy video creation: mysimpleshow.com (I have to confess, I just spent $99 to have this new EmergingEdTech ‘explainer' video made, and it looks like I may have been able to do it for free with this easy tool!); did you know that September if “Growth Mindset” month? Explore a set of tech resources to foster this vital mindset for our students; we shared a piece about how Scratch (easy and fun to learn coding) helped a young student with Autism; and how about Howtoons? Comic book artist, an inventor, and a toy designer got together and created tons of comic-style content that teaches kids how to build things, combining instructions with storytelling (here's one fun example: Camera Obscura). Explore and enjoy!
Education.com Unveils Guided Curriculum to Build Essential Math, Reading Skills
What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew
What if they don’t watch the video?
Differentiating Literacy Instruction Using Technology
Let's Make Professional Learning Meaningful Again! (from @web20class)
Just added 15th 3 Min. TOOL-torial (+ have 3 more coming soon)!
Digital literacy an important piece of library learning
10 Creative Ways To Use Video in Your School
Innovative Teaching and Learning: Lessons from High Tech High's Founding Principal
How to Protect Ss When Integrating Social Media in Instruction, Assignments
Using screen capture as an instructional tool
September is “Growth Mindset” month
5 Reason to like EQUIP (Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships)
Looking for a free, easy tool to create classroom videos? Check out @mysimpleshow
How grades and tests fail kids — and how to do learning right
How Scratch Changed the Life of Our Son with Autism
Seven Mantras to Start the School Year
More churn in #edtech: Knomia & Screenschomp getting shut down
Interesting: Tech Tool to Help Kids Develop Emotional Intelligence
Howtoons comics to get Ss to build, experiment, do robotics, more