The thermometer is expected to crack 30 this afternoon and I am ecstatic! (That would be 30 degrees Celsius and not Fahrenheit for those of you who have not yet converted to the metric system.) Warm weather is a mixed blessing as most teachers will attest….nice to be able to shed the winter clothing for spring duds; but if it gets too hot, students and teachers alike can struggle to remain focused in toasty classrooms. I can think of no better way to beat the May heat than a new edition of the Friday 4, so here you go…
Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web appeared in a recent edition of The Atlantic Magazine and presents a rather unique perspective on the topic of technology in the classroom.
Don’t Argue For Your Limitations is a recent post from Tom Whitby, a well-respected voice in the education world. Related to the first piece? I think so.
- Looking for ways to change up your end of year review sessions? Check out the following post from the Free Technology for Teachers website: 12 Good Tools for Creating End-of-Year Review Activities
- A couple of brain related pieces that recently crossed my twitter feed.
- A New Definition of Rigor goes after one of my least favorite words used in education these days.