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This week's FIVER FRIDAY. 
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Hi All!

 

Here’s your weekly dose of FIVER FRIDAY, a list of what I've found useful or informational this week concerning education.

 

EdTech tip of the week--

As I've mentioned before, Alice Keeler's blog is a treasure trove of wonderful ideas for educators. This post about how students can ask questions during a Google Slide presentation is really great--the new feature may just be the subject of next week's Three Minute Thriller.

 

Interesting show--

I finished watching Show Me a Hero, which is a 6-episode series on HBO from the same creator as The Wire. I'm definitely not recommending Show Me a Hero because it's entertaining--it's not entertaining in a traditional sense, but I think the show is important because of its ability to depict the difficulty of effecting change in our very complex society.

 

Post I'm reading --

Successful people read. A lot. They don't just read Twitter feeds, blog posts, and magazines--they read books. Oftentimes, they read a book a week. This article was really interesting, and it has given me even more inspiration in my attempt to become a voracious reader.

 

Book I'm reading--

I'm reading many books right now--I always seem to have four or five going at the same time, which I don't necessarily recommend. The one I'm currently most excited about is Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. This book has been on my Kindle Wishlist for at least six months, but I finally bought it because 1.) I can't stop listening to the Hamilton musical, and 2.) I found a copy of the book at Costco for $11.99. The life of Hamilton is astonishing, and this book would make for great summer reading.

 

Quote I'm pondering--

"Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy."--F. Scott Fitzgerald

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