Sunday, September 10, 2017

Put Your Thinking LIDs On - September 10, 2017

They're heeeerrrrrreeeeee...


LID TEAM UPDATE


As with every school year, the first weeks are abuzz with new students, new challenges and new opportunities. As we've dug into the first couple weeks , our LID Directors are hard at work supporting YOUR hard work. 



For instance, at the Middle School this week, Rebecca Williams, Expository Writing Teacher, had her students extending their learning. Students had to write an expository writing piece, evaluating a seminal character trait. Even more, they then had to symbolically represent that character trait by creating something in the Innovation Lab with Scott Kley Contini's support and guidance. What a powerful collaboration! 


I'm also sure you've already seen the Harker News article highlighting the VR trek to Japan that was taken, as well. If you haven't - check it out here!

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INNOVATIVE TOOLS, TIPS OR STRATEGIES


  • Melanie Ramsey shared these great resources for those discussing Hurricane Harvey with your students
  • Here's a great resource for parents from Common Sense Media - Hack the School Year
  • ...and for educators, your LID Directors are always looking for what's going to work best FOR YOU, but here's peek behind the curtain. This is just one of many resources we use to help find great reviews on websites, apps and more!
  • DownDetector - THE INTERWEBS AREN'T WORKING! Really??? Uh oh! Wait...Check this quick and easy tool to see if the inability to access a website is specific to you, or if others are experiencing it, as well.
  • And in a new post that will be regularly updated, check out these upcoming professional learning opportunities (which is also its own blog post to return to over and over again located here). Please send along your suggestions for great opportunities to be included in our ever-growing list!


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FINAL THOUGHTS



Clay Shirky argues that in this age of information, we don't suffer from information overload; but, rather it is filter failure from which we suffer.

As such, we need to regularly consider what filters we are using and moreover, actively curating. What filters do you use and actively curate so you don't feel overwhelmed? Add your thoughts or comments to this post below.


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