#TeachDifferent – Reading Roundup
A collection of articles and posts from my virtual PLN, inspiring innovation in education.
Five hand-picked articles for educators. This roundup features an interesting idea for an ed tech escape room, summer learning opportunities, moving past being too busy to learn, tools for arts integration, and some great brain teasers.
Inspiration for an Ed Tech Escape Room
Google Built an Escape Room, and Is Making People Use a Bunch of Its Apps to Get Out–A great idea for an engaging classroom activity. So many possibilities for customizing this for a variety of situations. AdWeek
Too Busy to Learn?
5 Alternatives for “I Don’t Have Time for That”–The always inspiring George Couros explains why it's important for educators to resist dismissing professional learning opportunities just because we are busy. "You don’t have time to learn? When would our students get away with that statement so easily?" The Principal of Change
Arts Integration – Getting Started
4 Tools for Arts Integration in the Content Classroom–KQED's Mindshift provides some great suggestions for integrating the arts in your classroom. MindShift
Looking for Summer Plans?
Saying ‘No’ to the Slide: 20+ Summer Opportunities for Educators and Students (EdSurge News)–Summer is my favorite time to pick up new skills and inspiration. Mary Jo Madda has put together a variety of opportunities for summer learning including free, paid, online, in-person, etc. EdSurge
A Fun Way to Get Your Students Thinking
Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration–Katrina Schwartz shares 3 brain teasers that are sure to get your students thinking. The brain teasers are in the form of TED-Ed videos. Each one also comes with lesson ideas. MindShift