News You Can Use Part 237

In no particular order … Reducing stress in our kids while we’re staying at home. NPR’s Patti Neighmond talked with psychologists about how parents can help their kids cope. Reopening Schools Was Just an Afterthought: (from the Atlantic) Americans found out the hard way that education is essential infrastructure. More on reopening schools at theContinue reading “News You Can Use Part 237”

Post-WWDC podcast interview wish list

Lots of people way smarter than me put out interesting and thought-provoking WWDC wish lists. At the consumer end, Jason Snell and Dan Moren covered all of the bases, from Mac and iOS to Watch to HealthKit and beyond. From the indie developer vantage point, Becky Hansmeyer gave us a brilliant take on what sheContinue reading “Post-WWDC podcast interview wish list”

Lesson Plan Ideas for June 1-4

Science: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a great set of projects, and they provide step-by-step written instructions, easy-to-follow video walk-thrus, and hand-outs to make assembly a breeze. This week we tried the Straw Rocket, which adds data collection and visualization to the mix. Literacy: Scholastic hit a home run with their Pottermore 2.0, now calledContinue reading “Lesson Plan Ideas for June 1-4”

Highlights for May 11

We have a couple of cool articles about the Minecraft:Education platform. • To address the lack of human interaction because of social distancing, they have released a new social-emotional learning content package for the Education edition. • A University of Penn student recreated his campus in Minecraft, which is helping the university think about the utility ofContinue reading “Highlights for May 11”

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