August 9 - August 16, 2015

Are we stunting student growth by being too sensitive?  The inclusion article on trigger warnings and microaggressions takes a deep dive into this question.

Also, the cognitive science piece on testing and learning goes deeper than it first appears.

Lastly, the 88 College Taglines: summon your best beat poet and enjoy...

FEATURED ARTICLES

          The Importance Of Keeping A Critical Lens With Edtech
          Hack Education, 8/15/15
          "Why are schools now buying new hardware and software?  Try again if your
          answer is 'because the tech is so good.'  A technocentric response points our
          attention to the technology itself -- new tools, data, devices, apps, broadband,
          the cloud -- as though these are context-free.  Computer criticism, as outlined
          by [Seymour] Papert, demands we look more closely instead at policies, profits,
          politics, practices, power."

          "88 College Taglines, Arranged As A Poem" [Humor?]
          Chronicle of Higher Education, 8/4/15
          "...
                    Are You In?
                    What Will You Do?
                    Who Will You Be? 
                    It's All About You.
          ..."


ADOLESCENCE

          Is Sexting Just The Latest 'Youth Panic' By Adults?
          New York Magazine, 8/10/15

CHARACTER

          Gratitude & Love Of Learning Are The Sources Of Well-Being
          Scientific American, 8/2/15

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

          The Neuroscience of Drumming
          Open Culture, 8/11/15

          Venting Makes You Madder And Meaner, Not Happier
          Wall Street Journal, 8/10/15

          The Relationship Between Testing (i.e. Recall) And Learning
          Brilliant Blog, 8/13/15

CREATIVITY

          Is Persistence The Key To Creativity?
          Pacific Standard, 8/12/15

CURRICULUM

          How One School Scaffolds Coding From K Through 12
          Digital Promise, 8/7/15

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

          Trigger Warnings, Microaggressions: Are We Too Sensitive?
          Atlantic, 9/1/15

EARLY CHILDHOOD

          Read To Your Kids.  They Learn More Words Than From Just Talking.
          Pacific Standard, 8/7/15

HUMANITIES

          Video Games As Interactive Experiences With History
          KQED, 8/7/15

          Narrative Is Memory Is Life
          Atlantic, 8/10/15

          A Close Read Of Frost's "The Road Not Taken"
          Smithsonian, 8/10/15

LEADERSHIP

          Tips For Documenting Evaluations
          Harvard Business Review, 5/5/15

PEDAGOGY

          Deliberate Instruction: Partner To Deliberate Practice
          Brilliant Blog, 8/14/15

          More On How Outdoor Play Is Great For Kids
          KQED, 7/23/15

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

          Most PD Doesn't Translate Into Improvement
          Washington Post, 8/4/15

          Collegial Collaboration Leads To Greater Retention
          ASCD Educational Leadership, 8/13/15

READING/WRITING

          How To Write To Reduce Cognitive Load For Readers
          MIT, 8/3/15

          We Read Short Form Writing Online, But We Crave Depth
          Re/Code, 8/7/15

SOCIAL MEDIA

          Ways To Talk About Social Media Dilemmas With Kids
          Harvard Graduate School of Education, 7/26/15

          No One Types "Lol" Anymore.  Not It's "Haha."
          Facebook Research, 8/10/15

STEM

          New Pentagon Discovered That Can Tile A Plane
          Guardian, 8/11/15

TECH

          Schools Are Developing Their Own Edtech Tools
          EdSurge, 8/13/15

OTHER

          In Defense Of Spacing Out
          New York Magazine, 8/6/15