Declutter Your Mind / Avoiding Conferences / Personalized Learning Myths

How to declutter your mind – If your brain is a heaving mess of work and life to-dos. Find some focus with these straightforward steps. @skylarclouds @rydercarroll @TEDTalks

Five Reasons We Will Avoid Edtech Conferences – If you are going to invest in going to a conference, then that conference has to provide value that is impossible to achieve in some other way. @joshmkim @kreshleman @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

Three Myths of Personalized Learning – In order to implement and improve personalized learning, we first need to reach agreement about what it is—and what it isn’t. @betamiller @edutopia @dougpete

Social/Mobile Media Education

The 10 Definitive Instagram Statistics You Should Know – and Why – Influencer marketing is at an all-time high according to Google Trends, and Instagram continues to arguably perform as one of the leading platforms for these marketers. @NealSchaffer


eMammal Lite – Practice Identifying Animals and Learn Where They Live. eMammal Lite is an online activity based on the wildlife photographs on the Smithsonian’s eMammal site. @rmbyrne @eMammal @SmithsonianScie


Thinking Big Is the Completely Wrong Way to Achieve Success. Here’s Why. It’s tiny step, tiny step, tiny step–not huge leap and then fall on your face. @WandaThibodeaux @jamie_stark @Inc

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Candle quote@SimpliTeach @jlipnack

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Process Of Making 3D Kids’ Cups Is Unexpectedly Fascinating. “How It’s Made” details the careful work that goes into making lenticular cups. @ScienceChannel

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Teacher to Leader

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

Being Digital 23 Years Later by Nicholas Negroponte

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

Token Ideas for Guest Speakers by Jenna Smith – If you need a high quality plaque check out EDCO Awards and Specialties.

Get It Done: The 21-day Mind Hack System to Double Your Productivity and Finish What You Start by Michael Mackintosh

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

Why Do We Have Elite Schools? Dr. Doug Green

Hacking Project-Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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Declutter Your Mind / Avoiding Conferences / Personalized Learning Myths