From Ken Kay - "Unlike a mission or vision statement, a graduate profile is a document that a school or district uses to specify the cognitive, personal, and interpersonal competencies that students should have when they graduate."
From Richard Byrne - "Yesterday, I was asked about the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality. I made the following video and short slideshow to further explain the differences between the two."
From Richard Byrne - "Last week's viral Google Docs phishing scam provided a good reminder to many that we should always give a critical eye to emails and social media posts that don't look quite right. It also served as a reminder that we need to educate students and, sometimes, our colleagues about phishing attempts. Common Craft has an excellent video on the topic. You can watch the video as embedded below or on the Common Craft website."
"A hungry child between the age of 6 and 12 is more likely to receive special education services, repeat a grade in school or receive mental health counseling, than a child who is not hungry, according to the American Psychological Association."
From an expert - "As a national board certified Early Childhood teacher and a parent that has spent the last five years researching sensory processing, the benefits of sensory play and fidgets, I have to say I'm actually appalled."
from John Spencer - "But the secret ingredient wasn’t a new maker space or a fancy studio (my students shot the videos on their cell phones). It wasn’t a new program or a district initiative. No, the secret ingredient was ownership. Without the curriculum map, we were forced to go off-road. And, although the road was rocky (hmm . . . rocky road) it was also an epic adventure.
From Eric Sheninger - "Narratives both large and small are valued as tangible evidence of the school’s worth. Stories come in different sizes and hold different purposes, but simply said they keep the engagement going. Sharing through big and small ideas aligned to the focus areas above will result in greater transparency that will help to build better relationships, support, and admiration for your noble work."
From Pernille Ripp "I think of the power we hold as the previous teachers of these kids. Of how we decide what gets shared. Of how we decide what is told. Of how we decide what to focus on and we pass that on to the teachers that do not know them yet. So tell the full story, and if you don’t have the full story yet find it before it is too late. "