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October 28, 2018 WIR: Decoding Dyslexia, Massive Insect Losses, "Tech-Free"Days & More

Happy Sunday MC POPPERS! In less than a week, a slightly big election is upon those of us here in the United States. To those ends, I'm preparing a special "election edition" week in review for next week. In the meantime, let's all have a laugh and then get down to WIR resource sharing business! We start with a treat via @Blisscartoons ...

Onward to the resources ...

in Elementary Educators
RESEARCH: Digital Storytelling in Early Childhood - Student Illustrations Shaping Social Interactions
IDEAS: Elementary Math teacher creates art with Post-It Notes
NEW BOOK: Jamie Is Jamie challenges gender stereotypes in the toy box

in Math Educators!
TOON: Help you with your math homework?
PROMPT FOR DISCUSSION: Programming the Self Driving Car
ARTICLE: Using Twitter – A Plus for My Math Teaching
RESEARCH: How Close Are You Really? What do social network diagrams reveal via MIT
IDEAS: Elementary Math teacher creates art with Post-It Notes

in New Media & Technology
LOCAL NEWS: N.J. district declares "tech-free" days
TED-ED VID: What's a Smartphone Made Of?
VIDEO: Can Video Games Become Addictive?
NEW BOOK: Should robots replace teachers?
RESEARCH: How Close Are You Really? What do social network diagrams reveal via MIT
OP-ED/THREAD: Why should anybody trust Facebook with their personal data? + Research of Note

in Making Shakespeare Pop!
2 VIDS & A CHAPTER: 'When in Doubt, It’s from Shakespeare...'
SHORT STORY: 2 link w/Midsummer Night's Dream

in Post-Secondary Educators
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Should the SAT and ACT Be Required for College Admission?

in Special Educators
INFOGRAPHIC: ABCs of Learning Diversity
HISTORY: The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia
COLLECTION: Unbroken - 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens

in Science Teachers
INFOGRAPHIC: When someone tells you, “The climate is always changing,” show them this
NYTLN COLLECTION: STEM Articles of the Day
ARTICLE: This hissing, bubbling Alaska lake is frightening scientists
ARTICLE: So many people have had their DNA sequenced that they've put other people's privacy in jeopardy
LESSON IDEA: Snap Circuits Battle - A Two-Hour Tournament to Learn As Much As We Can About How Circuits Work
ARTICLE: The Teen Brain - How Schools Can Help Students Manage Emotions and Make Better Decisions
DOC: Science Fair (Nat Geo!)
PROJECT: STEM Literacy Through Infographics
ARTICLE: Student inventors tackle concussions

in Sustainable/Green Education
INFOGRAPHIC: When someone tells you, “The climate is always changing,” show them this
RESEARCH: Climate change might lead to a beer shortage, scientists say 
DATA VIZ: How well have climate models projected global warming?
RESEARCH: ‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss

In PE, Health & Wellness
ARTICLE: Beyond Sex Ed - How To Talk To Teens About Love
ARTICLE: Why We Should Treat Mental Health Like Physical Health

In Adolescent Lit
ARTICLE: Rethinking the Literary Canon for Today’s Learners
ARTICLE: Four Reasons why Banning Books Doesn’t Work


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