Sun.Sep 17, 2017

Some early comments on my new book

Dangerously Irrelevant

My new book with Dean Shareski, Different Schools for a Different World , is getting some positive early comments. A sampling is below. Thank you, everyone! Jeff Nelson. Different Schools for a Different World by Scott McLeod and Dean Shareski just hammered my thinking. Their work is not a long read.

A fantastic new idea for searching the internet!


InstaGrok is a completely new take on the traditional internet search engine. Type your keywords in and the website or app makes an interactive concept map, that you can customize and share. Similar key words are shown and can be selected – or synonyms if you only input one word.

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@CallingIshmael Project Update @BullisSchool – Sharing Books We Love To Build Community & Empathy


You may remember my excitement about the Call Me Ismael Project that we began last year at my school – to help our school community share and discover great books.

TEACHER VOICE: Six ways to build a high-school internship program that changes low-income students’ lives

The Hechinger Report

File photo Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Far too many students are graduating high school without a clear plan for future — whether that’s college or career.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

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Academic and Instructional Tech Tweet Recap, w/e 09-16-17


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 in the wrap, a framework to help both faculty. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Grandparents, Dots, and Making Our Mark

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We had a very short week due to Hurricane Irma, but we still had time for some miraculous things happening in the library. September 15 was International Dot Day, but at Barrow, we also celebrated Grandparent’s Day for the very first time.

Pirates, Myths, Legends, Treasures and Activities


Get to know several infamous pirates, the treasures they sought, the myths and legends of their voyages. Techlearning News Site of the Week


Get Your SWOT On

A Principal's Reflections

Leaders often find and leverage tools, frameworks, and systems to support their own change, as well as that of their school or district. There are many great options out there.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

It’s Class Load, Not Just Size, That Matters

The Innovative Educator

As the school year launches for students across the nation, questions from passionate and innovative educators come into my networks on how to effectively support student learning.

3 beliefs that damage teacher relationships with black male students (and how to connect instead)

The Cornerstone Blog

The majority of my podcast episodes are on topics that will help improve your teaching practices with ALL of your students, but in some cases, I like to talk about specific student populations.

What Digital Skills Do Students Need to Make a Meaningful Impact? #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today was the first official #EdtechMissions chat on Twitter to celebrate the launch of my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. Educators around the world gathered to share insights to 2 questions. What creative strategies do you use to integrate #Edtech in your class? What lifelong tech skills are kids missing?

An Interesting Visual on SMAR Model

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 17, 2017 With the pervasive use of technology inside our classrooms, pedagogical concerns related to the effectiveness of technology in transforming education and creating more. Repost

Text Me ART

The Daring Librarian

Sometimes you just need Art in your life, on your wall, and now on your phone. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has a great service for you.

How to Make Homework Meaningful for Students


This fall, as school districts scattered around the country are considering "no homework" policies, teacher educator Curtis Chandler looks at research on whether and how homework can support learning and suggests teaching apps to help make it short, meaningful, and accessible.

Improve Online Reading Comprehension with a Highlight & Right-Click!


Chances are you or your students come across words you don't understand when reading on the web. Try as you might to discern the word's meaning using context clues, sometimes the necessary info just isn't there, or you are focused on the task at hand without adequate time to figure out what the word is. There's a super easy and quick way to figure out an unfamiliar word or term you come across online if you are using Google Chrome. Just Highlight & Right-Click!