Google's, "Be Internet Awesome" is a great start for teachers, and a fun introduction for students, to learn how to be safe and respectful on the internet.
Adobe Spark is a fun and interactive way to present information on 30 second slides. It is a visually engaging and allows personalized spoken audio.
Edpuzzle allows for videos on YouTube and other sources to be edited and allows for intermittent questions to be personalized and added at the perfect moment.
Flipgrid allows for personalized video feedback from teachers and students to engage in materials and hot topics around curriculum or literature.
Google Forms are very useful in getting feedback via surveys, quizzes, tests or getting information from parents.
Kahoot is a very engaging way to review material, pre/post test students on material or just plain test your knowledge fun. You can find materials already created or create your own.
Legends of Learning teaches Science concepts through computer games. Teachers can assign games and standards for students to interact.
This book was fascinating to me in that it addresses motivation in an approach I had never heard. There are three main elements: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. Pink explains it through stories and examples that the reader can relate to. It proves to be very powerful information when working with youth.
Angela Duckworth has done many years of research when it comes to determining grit qualities as a predictor for high-achievement over intelligence, talent, and other personality traits. She describes what creates outstanding achievement. It is a great accoutrement to teaching growth mindset philosophy.
,Carol Dweck explains two types of mindsets: the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. She believes that the fixed mindset is based on the idea that talent is everything. The growth mindset is based on a belief that your basic qualities can be cultivated through embracing challenge, and find inspiration in the success of others.
John Hattie has done decades of research to encourage teachers to be critical evaluators of themselves and recognize their effect on student learning. Hattie helps teachers find evaluate their effect on student learning.
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