50 Happy Books To Read In 2020

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50 Happy Books To Read In 2020: Feel Good Fiction And More. How about some books that make you happy? While the idea of a book ‘making you happy’ is obviously a stretch, peace of mind is often a product of a simple cognitive pattern: you see what you think about, and you think about what you see. See also 30 of the Best Books to Teach Children Empathy. Here are some happy books. Here Are 50 Books That Make You Happy. Literacy Books

Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books

The CoolCatTeacher

Brett Bigham has created a way to use books to help special needs and young children prepare to go to new places. You can even make books for kids (or some older students might be able to as well.) Ability books for those with special needs. Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books. So, give me an example of something you’ve done. I’d make a book. I’d print the pictures into the book, and then write all the steps. How to Find the books.

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Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. The ethics of teachers advising and working with edtech companies received a lot of attention when the New York Times published a piece on the subject last fall. So from a company side, pilots can work, but I think it needs to happen much earlier.”

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. The company that could change the world is a little-known technology company with a rather innocuous sounding name: Value Spring Technology. However, the human brain works from context to derive meaning from the novel and we understand the book is about revenge.

Another Giant Tech Company Pays Record Fines: What Does it All Mean?

EdNews Daily

But news of tech companies breaking laws and paying massive fines really have no meaning. There was a time when doing something wrong could wreck a company. People would stop using a company’s services and that company would take a loss, or even go out of business. But today’s biggest companies are so ingrained in our lives that we wouldn’t consider stopping patronage. Companies don’t commit crimes, individuals in companies commit crimes.

The Next Edtech IPO Might Be This London-Based Language Learning Company

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Niesner claims the company is on track to hit $40 million in revenue in 2020. He says it broke even last year, has reached $14 million in gross bookings, and passed 100 million users at the start of the year with more than 200 corporate clients. The company has raised $4.4

30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016

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30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. From Apple to J.Crew, these companies offer exclusive discounts on just about everything a teacher could possibly need for the new semester! 30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. An example? Half Price Books. Then you’ll save up to 25% when you’re renting a car, plus get some other perks if you book ahead. 30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016.

Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Steve Blank on Entrepreneurship and Education

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Blank: As an entrepreneur in the 20th century, we were told in not so many words that startups were nothing more than smaller versions of large companies. The big idea is that VCs simply assumed that any failure to execute the plan was a failure of the founders or the key people in the company. The big idea was that startups were trying to copy what large companies did. Well, large companies execute known business models.

The Best Teachers Teach from the Heart, Not From the Book

EdNews Daily

I had a job with another company at the time. I looked into 51Talk and noticed it was a growing company that provided a good salary. For example, teachers can use some of the following teaching techniques for their lessons: TPR (Total Physical Response- engage in physical movement in or around their seat), introduce toys and props, use humor, and incorporate songs and videos. My favorite saying is, “The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.”

At the Top of Teachers’ Wish Lists? Tactile STEM Projects, Flexible Furniture and Books

Edsurge

Take the recent push to include more computer science education in schools, for example. Despite the growth in newer trends, the most commonly requested item on DonorsChoose remains one that has been around for centuries: books. The two most popular titles requested in 2018 were “Wonder” and “The Hate U Give”—books that speak to a wide range of experiences and promote diversity and inclusion.

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My current book-writing process (and what scares me about book #5)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: A sneak peek on book #5 and my current book-writing process. I’ve gotten a lot of requests to talk about how I write and publish books. How I use the book-writing process to think through questions I want to answer. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know my current book has been a LONG time in making. It’s taken me longer to write this book than any other, and it’s been the hardest book to write by far.

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These Education Books Sparked Conversation in 2018—And Give Us A Glimpse At What’s Ahead

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While many people look to news headlines about innovations and promising practices, we are also wise to note several new and substantive books that sparked important conversation over the last year. The year started with Bryan Caplan releasing his newest book, “The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money.” One example is around telecommunications and how some nations have skipped land-based lines right to a robust cellular network.

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. It got part of the way there, digitizing at least 25 million books from major university libraries. Transforming Scholarship Ted Underwood ’s work is one of the more prominent examples of the kind of scholarship born of Google’s scanning push.

Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope

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Alan November Alan November: So, there’s a seminal book by a Harvard business school professor named Shoshana Zuboff, called In The Age of the Smart Machine. So, that book has influenced me a lot. Some librarians have gotten wiped out as a result of schools thinking they don’t need books (though it’s not a big number). What Zuboff argues in her book is that you will not get any improvement in the quality of work if you don’t redefine the work, or change processes.

Six Age-Appropriate Books and Resources for Teaching Kids about COVID-19

MindShift

Here are six age-appropriate books, videos and lesson plans that teachers and parents can use to help young people understand COVID-19 and its effects. A Kids Book About Coronavirus by Malia Jones. When describing how the virus spreads, for example, Jones highlights the role of snot and spit in transmitting germs: “Those germs land on all sorts of things and stick there, sometimes for a few days. E-book by Naomi O’Brien & LaNesha Tabb.

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9 Features of EdTech Applications That Developers Should Standardize in 2019: A Wishlist for EdTech Companies Everywhere (#4 is our favorite)

My Paperless Classroom

We need to be able to quickly connect app-based work to the grade book. Do you think edtech companies should standardize for the sake of classrooms everywhere? A great example of this are websites that allow users to sign in using their Gmail or Facebook logins.

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Speed Dating by Book Genre: Personal Ads

The Daring Librarian

I've blogged about Speed Dating With Books before - but I really fell in LOVE with this activity - it was a new take on it! So stop asking me start-ups & companies!) We have eleven tables, which we'll load with books and an ad. They'll be discussing genres in class, but I made an exit ticket so I can track which are the most popular (I still have one more book order to place.)" Books That Make You Cry Grab a box of tissues if you pick me. And book talking!

Create Image Books

Nik Peachey

Pim Pam Pum seems to be a company that is remarkably good at helping us to make the most of Flickr images, and I particularly like this little tool called Bookr. Bookr enable us to create nice interactive image books with text captions. Here's an example that I created based on the poem 'In White' by Robert Frost. Poems - Like my example above, you can get students to illustrate poems, by typing in the words and picking an image for each of the key words in the text.

Book Club Discussion Questions For "Originals" By Adam Grant

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Source: Adam Grant Adam Grant 's book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World , has vaulted to the top of best-seller lists since its publication last year. The book is a fascinating study of creativity, imagination, ingenuity, and success. Like a book club, the Colloquium each year picks a thought-provoking publication to inform small-group exchanges. We were surprised, however, in searching the Internet, to find very few discussion questions centered on the book.

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

Edsurge

The secret sabbatical (so-called because I didn’t really disclose it to Steelcase, also because I want it to sound cooler than it really is) was about using my position as an embedded academic in a corporation to gather all the intel that I can about how private companies work and to see if there’s anything that’s particularly good that could be adapted and brought back into higher education, to make higher education better. The best companies seem to be defined by their agility.

Reflections on Jim Collin's Latest Book- Great By Choice and How It Applies to Educational Leadership

Saving Socrates

I adore Jim Collin''s books. I have read that book both in paperback and listening to it via audio. It''s a book that has very much shaped my thinking on effective leadership. When I first came to Magen David, I asked my principal if we could purchase that book for all administrators. The premise of that book, Good to Great , was one in which I believe rings true to many organizations and people regardless of mission. I have to start this off with a confession.

Textbook Publishers Are Major Obstacle to Adopting E-Books in Education

The 21st Century Principal

My hopes and expectations for seeing cutting edge technological innovation from these companies were dashed to pieces. It appears textbook companies are caught in the same trap. I don’t hear teachers saying things like, “Get our your books and turn to page 433 very much any more.” Textbook companies are still trying to sell educators books that were designed to be the main act of teaching, and a lot of teachers just don’t use those books that way any more.

From nonconsumption to market creation: How Toyota became an economic powerhouse for Japan

The Christensen Institute

Yet today, the company is not only responsible for the world’s best selling car of all time—the Corolla—but sells more than ten million cars annually, surpassing American behemoth General Motors and Germany’s Volkswagen in sales.

Why most anti-poverty programs fail to eradicate poverty

The Christensen Institute

After interviewing more than 60,000 people in 15 countries, the authors of the book, Moving Out of Poverty , note that fewer than 1% of people cite anti-poverty programs as the reason they escaped poverty. All residents need to plug in is a simple connection to the local utility company.

Reading the Trend Lines Reshaping Education: A Look at Bryan Alexander’s Book in Progress

Edsurge

This week EdSurge sat down with perhaps the most well-known futurist of higher education, Bryan Alexander, who is working on new book tentatively titled Transforming the University in the 21st Century, The Next Generation of Higher Education, expected to come out next year. Alexander was a guest on EdSurge Live , our monthly video discussion forum, and attendees asked the futurist about his upcoming book and what’s next for higher ed. Take the medical sector, for example.

The key to staying vibrant in a competitive market

The Christensen Institute

In fact, in our book The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty , the power of market-creating innovations takes center stage—and for good reason. . Examples include the Ford Model T in the early 1900s, which democratized the automobile; and MicroEnsure today, which is democratizing access to insurance for tens of millions of people in low- and middle-income countries. How do companies maintain their competitive edge?

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

I''ve organized the gifts into three categories : Autographed Books : a few of my friends who are authors have generously donated a signed copy of their book - I personally have a copy of these and simply love each book! Software and Web Memberships : some amazing companies have really been supportive and offered some fantastic resources - you won''t believe how cool they are! They are the perfect example of best friends.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

01:01 Vicki : So give me an example of how it’s used in your classroom. Also the book Making Thinking Visible can help you with these concepts. So that’s just one example of getting the year started off with a thinking routine. The Book: Making Thinking Visible. 02:43 Karen V : Yeah, now I don’t know if I can plug a book here but the…. 02:47 Vicki : Go ahead, plug a book, plug away. So for example, one of the types of thinking is perspective taking.

To build a new market, overcome these 4 barriers

The Christensen Institute

For example, in rural Uganda, as in many other low-income areas, something as basic as a floor is often unaffordable for the average household. The company has provided flooring to more than 8,500 people and has trained hundreds of employees.

Give-Away: $25 Gift Certificate for Blog2Print

Kleinspiration

25 gift certificate to the web company: Blog2Print What is it? You can turn your blog into a book! I turned my blog into a book to use for my professional portfolio. This is an example of two of my pages. and enter the dates that I wanted the book to cover. It''s truly nice to have my digital work transformed into a tangible book to have.sparked an idea for my digital family scrapbook. Plus, I can order multiple copies of the book for relatives and gifts.

Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

He shares examples of what he has done, challenges, and some of the mistakes he made at first. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park [the book they read that inspired their project]. Books: Contributor to Connecting the Dots: Teacher Effectiveness and Deeper Professional Learning.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber. She gives examples of effective design using technology and where many programs are falling short. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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What everyone gets wrong about corruption

The Christensen Institute

For example, according to research cited by the World Bank, in Paraguay those living in poverty pay 12.6% Corruption is both economically corrosive and politically cancerous, and incidences of it create a vicious cycle that is difficult for countries and companies to escape. Anecdotally, I felt the metastasizing nature of corruption when I began discussing the ideas in our book, The Prosperity Paradox.

5 Random Teacher Hacks to Revv Up Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I sharpen scissors by cutting sandpaper with them. Blog: [link] Books: Energizing Brain Breaks Engaging Teaching Tools Digital Algebra Textbook – [link] Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate link.

Autism Awareness Month: Make Social Learning Stick!

SpeechTechie

How to Guide and Nurture Social Competence Through Everyday Routines and Activities by SLP and social cognitive specialist Elizabeth Sautter is a book all clinicians working with students with social learning and executive functioning challenges should have on their shelves! The book provides suggestions for structuring activities and scaffolding language and cognition at home, in the community, and around special events such as holidays. Make Social Learning Stick!