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Restless? Read “The History of Teleportation.”
It will take you places.
50% of Scotland is land.
The other 50% is Scot.
Alaskan Flat Tire:
Shouldn’t there be a flat moon society since we only see one side of it?
The ultimate age-old question has to be “How old are you?”
Doing poorly in school can be quite D-grading.
The only thing flat earthers fear is sphere itself.
“Gibberish” is a little-known palindrome.
Spelled backwards, it is still gibberish.
At one point, even “Gone With the Wind” was just a draft
When I hopped on the treadmill at the gym I got funny looks.
So I decided to run instead.
I’ve discovered something that will let you walk through walls.
- I call it “a door”
If you write a second book about electric bicycles…
- is it an E-qual?
Reports from the Front Lines
- Provisioning Fun
- Wrong email
- Wrong building
- State Testing
- Dissertation Defense
- Generative AI
The Social Web
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Killed by Google
While I am sad that Google is ending support for #Jamboard in 2024, there are a lot of great tools that are as good or better than Jamboard. Here are my three favorites. Are there any other alternatives that are worth considering? #GoogleEDU #teacherTwitter #figmaEDU
If it’s been one of those weeks and you don’t quite have the words, may I offer you ‘bumfuzzled’ and ‘dumfoozled’ from the 19th century? Both mean perplexed, befuddled, and in need of a lie-down.
For funsies, how would you solve this equation?
Look what arrived today! I had the privilege of writing a forward for @MsAmberChandler’s new book, Everything New Teachers Need to Know but are Afraid to Ask. We know we need to do a better job supporting new teachers, so I’m proud to be able to recommend this great resource!
The superintendent and executive cabinet are aware of the issue of students cutting classes and have concluded that the problem is the lack of academic rigor in the teachers’ lessons.
60 Second Strategies
Our popular series of short videos that break down effective classroom practices for every grade level in literally one minute—all in one place. How’s that for a quick win?
I’ve been talking this week with my students about memory and learning.
Understanding how we learn via memory processing and understanding what this means for how we study is, in my opinion, of utmost importance to all learners and teachers. It seems criminal that so many students and teachers (especially in the US) complete their careers and/or schooling without coming into contact with this vital information.
So, I propose this:
Sense → Attend → Rehearse
It’s simple, easy to remember, and I believe it covers major aspects of memory and learning in the classroom.
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Posters and curriculum
Digital Public Library of America
Historical maps probably helped cause World War I
I probably spent more time looking through the volumes of Colin McEvedy’s Penguin Atlas of History series than any other book when I was a kid (scans of the medieval volume are here).
The simplicity of a historical map — the clear labels, the sharp edges, and above all the reduction of thousands or millions of people into abstract symbols — is a big part of why they’re so beguiling. But it’s also why they lead us astray.
…it’s in the process of making historical maps that you truly realize how much they leave out. What precise date does a map of, say, “the world circa 1200” actually show? How real are those borders between different polities and tribes? Or, in the case of maps of battles like Cannae, how can we know exactly how a detachment of troops moved during the fog of war, hundreds or thousands of years ago?
Bringing Smithsonian Collections You Can See, Hear and Touch to Learners Near You
Life at 13
“It’s not as easy as it used to be,” London said, about being a teenager. “’Cause you can’t escape social media unless you delete the apps.”
AXIS: The Culture Translator
Don’t Call Me
What it is: The Washington Post dishes out some very basic advice on modern phone etiquette.
Why it’s still interesting: Something that might surprise parents is the seemingly universal way younger people despise voicemail messages. The article suggests that voicemails should be left only at truly pivotal moments—like your mother wishing you a happy birthday, or a friend sharing a snippet of a live concert you couldn’t get tickets for. Voicemails are simply inconvenient to retrieve, and often go ignored. Another piece of advice: when calling a Gen Zer, shoot a warning text. While teens don’t all hate talking on the phone, many feel the need to mentally prepare for the conversation instead of simply picking up an unexpected call. Unless it’s a conversation that requires a back-and-forth dynamic (like a brainstorming session or an argument), most younger people really, really, really would prefer you simply text or email them to share information.
Start the conversation: Besides warning texts and avoiding voicemails, what are some other differences in how younger people prefer to use phones?
Video, audio translation. Matches the voice to the lip movement.