Weekly News Roundup: 10.30.15

By Cari Jackson 10.29.2015 blog

This week in Education and Technology news:

When Foundations Fund Education News Coverage, Is That a Conflict?
The Los Angeles Times has announced that it has new funding for its education coverage in a section called “Education Matters.” But a Washington Post article points out that the foundations’ missions—some of which support education reform—may create a conflict of interest. This presents an opportunity for a lesson in media literacy, as well as insight for educators into the ongoing school reform debate.

Five Strategies for Strengthening Executive Functioning in ADD Students
Writing for Edutopia, Dr. Lori Desautels shares strategies for helping students connect to learning through better emotional control. The strategies address negative behaviors in a constructive way, helping students pause and create visual stories, showing students that you’ve noticed their process, and spurring their motivation, endurance and problem-solving skills.

12 Creative Ways to Use Drones for Education
Educators across the country are identifying cool ways to incorporate drones into their lesson planning. Edudemic rounds up 12 examples of how drones have enhanced learning, including investigating natural disasters, filming videos, navigating obstacle courses, and even inspiring a debate about the ethics of using drones.

Cat Videos…But Educational!
This Edutopia Five-Minute Film Festival doesn’t just include cats. It also includes a roundup of animal videos from across the web, including the exceptional, inspiration, and just plain bizarre. One video explores animal morality, while another highlights animal heroes who rescued other animals and humans. All of them offer an entertaining way to engage students in studying and analyzing animal behavior.

A Writing Lesson Plan for Halloween
Channel One News Education Content Producer Annie Thornton shares an argumentative writing lesson plan built around one of students’ favorite subject: candy! Just in time for Halloween.


Writing in Response to Reading: Tech Tools for Letters to the Editor

Current events news articles inform readers about a notable events, people or ideas. They often compel people to share the story or take action to increase…


Fostering Social-Emotional Learning in Your Classroom

As educators, we do everything we can to create a nurturing classroom environment for our students — but sometimes, they…


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  2. tf143

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  3. David Medina

    It is better then waisting my energy on pedaling my bike

  4. Bryan

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  5. Volstagg

    It helps move fast and speedy without needs

  6. Dean Gulberry

    Fly Like the WIIIND

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