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This summer I plan to participate in Cyber PD. I have not done so before and I like the idea of learning with others. There’s really one book I most want to read with others and I hope it will get some consideration as it seems to fall outside the types of texts I have seen in people’s stacks of books. The text is Pragmatic Imagination by Ann Pendleton-Julian and John Seely Brown. It is
The school year is ending and for many innovative educators that is when their own learning begins as they hit local, national, and international conferences and events like the , , or . When they do, they share their learning with their social learning network. Social media is flooded with frivolous posts and you don’t want what you share to be among that. Here are some ideas to help ensure you are contributing quality content that will help you grow and strengthen your connections. 1-Be IntentionalBefore you post, think about what you are hoping for your audience.
Pages Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Student Work That Matters: Free We Volunteer Now Kit This is the time of year when the tests are behind students and the fun begins. Teachers are free to and allow them to by engaging in work that is worthy of the world. Angela Maiers says that learners who believe they have unique abilities early on will be more likely than others to: " is a free book with 20 lessons that teachers can implement with students to find their unique abilities and do work that matters such as volunteering.
This week the #NYCSchoolsTech Team brought innovative educators a chance to hear directly from “The Big Three: Apple, Google, and Microsoft” (listed alphabetically). During this day-long event at state-of-the-art #NYCSchoolsTech center, educators from across the city came together to learn first-hand which is best for their schools. School Platform Preference#NYCSchoolsTech leader got the day started by asking educators to stand up if they were primarily: A) Apple school.B) Google school.C) Microsoft school.
This blog is also cross-posted on . A day full of learning, sharing and networking closed with a lively panel on the future of work. Young entrepreneur Moziah “Mo” Bridges opened the session. This teen entrepreneur is the founder and CEO of Mo’s Bows. Sporting one of his fashionable bowties, he informed the Summit audience, “I am a fashion designer.” His designs have attracted the attention of the National Basketball Association, which asked him to be a fashion correspondent for the NBA draft.
This blog was also cross-posted on . NewSchools CEO Stacey Childress officially opened NewSchools Summit 2018 this morning to a sold-out audience in Burlingame, Calif. The provocative and inspiring opening plenary gave a nod to the organization’s founders, who Childress acknowledged are all still involved in NewSchools’ work. Following a video tribute to the contributions of its ventures, she announced that the much of the day’s content would be forward-looking, challenging attendees to grapple with some of toughest issues in our society and how they will impact all of us in the years to come.
This blog was also cross-posted on Medium. Our CEO Stacey Childress kicked off the Summit 2018 lunch plenary by recognizing everyone who has contributed to NewSchools’ 20 years of investing in education. She highlighted founders, previous leaders, board members and alumni, and specifically called out co-founder Kim Smith and previous CEO Ted Mitchell. Stacey also recognized our current and former ventures in the room, who are at the core of our work. Then, she turned it over to two inspiring students – 8-year-old Samiah Turner and 10-year-old Phoenix Gray – who attend Phalen Leadership Academy, part of the NewSchools family, in Indiana.
C Thi Nguyen said: Jamieson and Cappella’s book is the first empirical study into how echo chambers function. In their analysis, echo chambers work by systematically alienating their members from all outside epistemic sources. Their research centres on Rush Limbaugh, a wildly successful conservative firebrand in the United States, along with Fox News and related […]
You know those simple tech tips that make a big difference? For me it was learning Ctrl+K is the shortcut to hyperlink a word. I use this one constantly. I'm going to share one with you that you probably never knew you needed, but once you learn it you're going to come back here and thank me. This tip is for anyone who values collaboration and if you're an innovative educator that means you. It also means you know there is no better platform for that than G-Suite. Now if you use G-Suite there are times that you want to share document with someone but you want them to use their own version.
from Those Darn Squirrels Grades K-1 Belloni, Giulia. (2013). Anything is Possible. Illustrated by Marco Trevisan and Kite Edizioni. Toronto, ON: Owlkids Books, Inc. Calmenson, Stephanie. "The Engineer." from Sylvia Vardell's The Poetry of Science: The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science for KIDS (p. 130). Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books. Dotlich, Rebecca Kai. "The Crane Operator." from
This blog is also cross-posted on . It feels like everywhere you look there is a new headline or statistic about the future of work. We know today’s kindergarteners are the high school graduating class of 2030, but we don’t know what the economy will look like when they receive their diplomas. At NewSchools, we’re working to make sure all students graduate high school prepared to live the lives they want – no matter what the future holds. That’s why our latest ed tech challenge is designed to support entrepreneurs who are creating tools to help students prepare for the future of work.
Join us for our monthly #NYCSchoolsTechChat on Thursday, May 3. We will discuss how we are going to share learning and learn more at this summer’s Summit. teacher moderates with me throwing in my two cents. You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions:Questions:Q1 What approaches are you using in your classroom to keep Q1 Let’s get newcomers excited. What advice do you have for newbies? What makes the trip worth it? Refresh your memory. See past Q2 At the #NYCSchoolsTech Summit you get to connect with vendors f2f.
from The Honeybee (2018). Illustration by Isabelle Arsenault Blackaby, Susan. (2010). Nest, Nook & Cranny. Illustrated by Jamie Hogan. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. Brown, Skila. (2016). Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks. Illustrated by Bob Kolar. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. Bruchac, Joseph. (1998). The Earth under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems of the Land. Paintings by Thomas
from my art journal (May 2016) Dirt Kwame Dawes I got one part of it. Sell them watermelons and get me another part. Get Bernice to sell that piano and I’ll have the third part.—August Wilson We who gave, owned nothing,learned the value of dirt, howa man or a woman can standamong the unruly growth,look far into its limits,a place of stone and entanglements,and suddenly
Innovative Educators understand the value of high-quality professional learning opportunities. They take what they learn and put it into practice in their schools and classrooms. I had the opportunity to connect with innovative educators who did just that during the annual Maker Faire at The Ovington Tinkering School in Brooklyn. At this school their motto is “Tinkers are Thinkers.” This Faire was conducted to showcase the work of all the tinkers who make up the school. But if it hadn’t been for the technology professional learning opportunities they attended, students never would have had the opportunity to dream big and engage in work that is worthy of the world.
Fieldwork (M.A. Reilly) As we come to the close of Poetry Month, this one feels right. Bogland - by Seamus Heaney For T.P. Flanagan We have no prairiesTo slice a big sun at evening--Everywhere the eye concedes toEncrouching horizon,Is wooed into the cyclops' eyeOf a tarn. Our unfenced countryIs bog that keeps crustingBetween the sights of the sun.They've taken the
from The Deadliest Creature in the World. Guiberson, Brenda Z. (2016). The Deadliest Creature in the World. Illustrated by Gennady Spirin. New York: Henry Holt. Questions and first person responses. from Moon Bear Guiberson, Brenda Z. (2016). Moon Bear. Illustrated by Ed Young. New York: Square Fish. Questions and poetic answers. Guiberson, Brenda Z. (2013). The Greatest
Ocean III (M.A. Reilly) Global Warming Jane Hirshfield, 2015 When his ship first came to Australia, Cook wrote, the natives continued fishing, without looking up. Unable, it seems, to fear what was too large to be comprehended.
Sky Breakage on 9/11 (M.A. Reilly) Ask Me by William Stafford Some time when the river is ice ask memistakes I have made. Ask me whetherwhat I have done is my life. Othershave come in their slow way intomy thought, and some have tried to helpor to hurt: ask me what differencetheir strongest love or hate has made. I will listen to what you say. You and I can turn and lookat the