Daytime: “Easy Living” A Summer Kickoff Post

Good Afternoon Friends,

Upon looking at my schedule for the week  I contemplated skipping Daytime…BUT, I didn’t want to be greeted by an angry mob of Daytime loyalists, so I decided to keep the blog post light this week.  No discussion on pedagogy (such a smart word), design thinking, 1:1 computing (maybe a little bit, we’ll see), PBL, design thinking, or the ultimate buzzword phrase “21st century learning.”  Now I’m not dismissing the importance of any of these, I’m merely suggesting that it’s good for us to sometimes take a break and enjoy a good blog post without having to think too much.

Despite the rain and overall miserable weather on a Monday, I’m particularly happy as my brother, whom many of you know as “Vince,” (he’s actually Tom and I’m Vince) and his wife Laura brought my newest nephew Logan Joseph Day to the world last week, joining Tommy, Gavin, and Lylah.  If this picture doesn’t bring a smile to your face…then you my friend are cold!!!

The remainder of this post will be fun, so enjoy!

Ever hear of photo bombing?  Here is a great example with some awesome background music!  Which is your favorite? 

 

The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Educators 

 

Two really cool tools for the iPad:

1) Nearpod is iOS app that teachers can use to create quizzes, polls, and multimedia presentations that can be shared directly to students.  Click here for a Free Technology for Teachers write-up 

 

2) GoClass is a free iPad application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your students, which is very promising in 1:1 environments. Click here for a Free Technology for Teachers write-up.  Here’s how that app might be used by teachers 

 

While this is not exactly “fun” at least you don’t have to read a bunch of text!  The landscape of the digital classroom

 

In honor of the kickoff to the summer this coming weekend, one of my all time favorites! 

Onward and upward my friends

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