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FlipGrid, kindness, and freebies — February’s round up of curated links are a breath of fresh air. Hello, amazing Arizona educators! We hear you — while February may be short on calendar days, it’s a month that tends to move in slow-mo. Cozy up with your device and a warm mug of something delicious

Feb 23, 2018

FlipGrid, kindness, and freebies — February’s round up of curated links are a breath of fresh air.


Hello, amazing Arizona educators! We hear you — while February may be short on calendar days, it’s a month that tends to move in slow-mo. Cozy up with your device and a warm mug of something delicious. We’re delivering 11 links to smile about from the comfort of your favorite chair.

  1. The power of a thank you: a first-year teacher’s diary.

  2. Want a practical resource to learn or teach the ropes of Google Docs? Hit the trail with this Google Docs Scavenger Hunt.

  3. Big kids need to dream, too. Here are eight ways to help older kids develop a sense of imagination.

  4. Fan of FlipGrid? Power up parent-teacher conferences with these #GridTips.

  5. No idea what FlipGrid is? You may need this in your life.

  6. CANNOT. STOP. GIGGLING. If your faculty meeting could use some spicing up or you want a fun surprise for your work BFF, download this free “Teacher Life” card game. (It’s like Cards Against Humanity for educators).

  7. Let’s make classrooms safe spaces for all students. Be an ally for LGBTQ youth with GLSEN’s Safe Space Kit.

  8. Whatever grade level you teach, you know that picture books are game changers. Click this way to blogger Pernille Ripp’s recommendations.

  9. Here are 50 acts of kindness for your classroom to encourage your quest to “throw kindness around like confetti.” And don’t miss this list of read-aloud books that keep kindness at the core of the classroom.

  10. When we get professional development wrong, we set up double standards. Brush up on how to deliver effective PD within the school day.

  11. A FREE webinar from ISTE? Yes! It’s happening March 1. Head on over to sign up.


Until next time, keep your chins up, your hearts open, and your teacher voices strong.

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