Here’s your weekly dose of FIVER FRIDAY, a list of what I've found useful or informational this week concerning education.
Here's some good advice from a six-year-old. This has been making the rounds online recently.
Interesting Blog Post--
Teachers are being pulled in a thousand directions. That's why this short post by Derek Sivers immediately resonated with me. It's all about deciding whether to commit to something.
Do you use a Kindle to read books? Do you take notes or highlight passages? If so, you'll find Bookcision amazing. Bookcision provides a way to cleanly download highlights and notes from your Kindle so you can save them in Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, or wherever you prefer. (I prefer Evernote.) This has been a game changer for me!
Tip of the Week--
Last week I mentioned that you should use Google Slides. This week I'm going to double-down on that suggestion. Sarah Camp shared a great current event project she uses with her students in which she changes the dimensions of a Slide so it's more like a Doc. In this way, students can work in a medium that integrates well with Google Drawings, online images, shapes, etc. Pair this with Alice Keeler's recent post on how to rotate to portrait mode. These ideas have the power to change the way students complete projects in your classroom.
Quote I'm pondering--
"There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." --Aristotle
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