Tuesday, September 24, 2013

What I Learned @ teachSDA This Weekend



What I Learned From #teachSDA This Weekend:

Another thought provoking topic this past Monday: “Should I Stop assigning homework?”  The topic was based on an article written The Atlantic see the first link.


1. Should I Stop Assigning Homework?
Like it or not we all should look at why we do or don't give homework.
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/09/should-i-stop-assigning-homework/279803/

2. 4 Ways to Improve Your Twesume
Among all the newest social media job seeking fads, the Twesume might just be the easiest to quickly implement.
http://mashable.com/2013/09/21/twesume/

3. 6 Ways To Use Google Hangouts In The Classroom
Google's suite of technology products has far-reaching followings in the social and business sector, but did you know nearly all of their products are easily integrated into the classroom?
http://www.howtolearn.com/2013/09/6-ways-to-use-google-hangouts-in-the-classroom/

4. Confidence, not peer pressure, is key to success at school, say researchers
Study finds competition in the classroom can affect results of lower-ranking pupils negatively.
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/sep/21/confidence-peer-pressure-school

5. 8 Apps That Let You Visit Museums Without Leaving Your Home
http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/8_apps_let_you_visit_museums_without_leaving_your_home

6. This is What Happens When You Teach High School Students to Code
Why we need to change what and how we teach in computer class! After talking with a former student who is now in Academy and hearing him lament what he isn't learning in computer class I believe this is needed.