Being an educator means you probably have very little time to read the news during the week. Here are some interesting edtech articles from this past week that you might find useful.
Here are four ideas for using YouTube plus 12 additional sources of educational videos. This resource should help you find videos appropriate for the lessons you have planned, and as the article suggests, create your own and "share it on YouTube to help out the next teacher.” YouTube is one of the most—if not the most—popular content embed in Haiku Learning, so we're pretty sure our users will want to check out this read!
Here’s an interview (you can listen to the audio) with a former Yale professor who explains complicated scientific concepts by targeting "everyone's inner smart 12-year-old." She has a new podcast called Science Underground, a two-minute podcast on all things science - perfect for students with short attention spans!
"The Ultimate Checklist Before You Flip Your Classroom” — TeacherCast
Perfect for the beginning of the year. This blog post divides the checklist into three phases: thinking, acting, and reflecting. Each phase offers specific tactics to use and they’re all very practical and useful tips. For those using Haiku Learning, it’s perfect for flipped learning. We even provided a couple different ways to use create your flipped class in recent posts. One in a post on organizing pages and another post on using page layout templates for different purposes.
Here’s a way to do PD that fits nicely into the busy lives of teachers! Some tips for different uses are included. Of course, this book club can live inside Haiku Learning, where you can create a class and enroll teachers as students. You can create a whole class around this book club, or have a PD class in general, with the book club as one page with subpages. Either way, you can create a schedule using our Calendar to keep everyone up with "deadlines", and use our Discussions forum to capture all the great insights!
We’re very excited to be honored and wanted to share with our customers! The Spotlight Award recognizes past Companies to Watch honorees that have demonstrated continued growth and success since receiving their Companies to Watch award. We received our first one last year — so that's two years in a row of some pretty awesome growth!
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