I hope you all had a good New Years. We actually stayed up till midnight this year. 🙂 Here are some links for you to check out.
Getting Animated with Google Slides and Screencastify– Doug Robertson shares how he has his 4th graders use Slides and Screencastify to do something different.
Child-Driven and Data-Driven; Can you be Both? George Couros shares how it is more important to be child-driven in our focus as educators.
No AR, No Big Deal– Is there life without Accelerated Reader (AR)? It seems like it.
The 18 Reasons Not to Use Accelerated Reader– This is a reasoned look at some of the problems educators have with AR
Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class– Jo Boaler has a great article in The Atlatic that suggests that using your fingers for math is not that bad. A good read.
This is a pretty meaty start to the new year. I hope you find it helpful.