Happy summer! Hope you are combining your summer learning with lots of time spent outside and energy focused on recharging before the next school year begins.
In this week's post, we've got a TED Talk, a cool Google tool, a podcast, tips for managing family screen time and ways to build better group projects. Take5 and jump in!
I recently ran across this TED Talk by Michael Bierut from 2017 -- it's a fun perspective from a graphic designer detailing how he learned truly what a school library is meant to be.
Have you checked out Google Auto Draw yet? It's a neat web-based drawing tool available on any computer or device with a internet connection. The auto draw feature allows you to change rough scribbles into suggested clip art. The tool also lets you draw without suggestions, add text, shapes, change colors, and download the art work for free.
At Your Wits End with a Screen Obsessed Kid? Read This. An article from KQED Mindshift looks at one specfic family and offers both parent and kid points of view on screen time, along with guidlines for managing screens for the whole family.
The screen time article led me to discover NPR's Life Kit podcast which addresses issues from parenting to health to money -- the objective being to help with "navigating your life." I love all things NPR and am excited to dive into another podcast!
By this point, we all know that teaching collaboration is a crucial part of what happens in the classroom. This means group projects are a must -- complete with all of their virtues and flaws. ASCD Express asserts No More Assembly Line Projects and offers strategies for developing more collaborative, successful group projects in your classroom.
What are you reading or learning about this week?
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