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Two Riddles To Get Students Practicing Problem Solving Tricks

Riddles are a great way to get kids thinking logically, testing predictions, using math and even collaborating. They’re fun and often quite challenging. Many riddles often sound confusing at first, forcing students to think about ways to isolate information or simplify a problem. These are useful skills for all problem solving. TED-Ed and its educator contributors have put together great animated riddles that make the presentation of the riddle fun and walk through the solutions once kids have tried to solve them.
Seven Planets Riddle:

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After Early Results, Personalized Learning Is 'Quickly Becoming District-Wide' in Dallas

Students at Dan D. Rogers Elementary School in Texas get an unusual introduction to technology. As they transition from first grade, to second, to third, their classroom devices change, too.One year they’ll use an iPad. The next, they’ll try a Kindle. After that, a Surface device, then a Chromebook.

Robots Won’t Replace Instructors, 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Instead, They’ll Help Them Be ‘More Human.’

How will artificial intelligence and machine learning change teaching? It’s a question that some higher education instructors have asked before, and one that two Penn State University educators sought to answer on Wednesday at this year’s EDUCAUSE conference in Denver.Jennifer Sparrow, the university’s senior director of teaching and learning with technology, thinks the fears that some faculty have about artificial intelligence taking their jobs echos the concern some had 20 years ago when higher education was first “branching out into online learning.”

How Classrooms Can Start Talking About Race in Just 6 Words

For many students, school may be the most diverse setting they experience in their entire lives. And former NPR host Michele Norris is working to use that opportunity to get classrooms talking about race, and to share their “experiences, questions, hopes, dreams, laments or observations.”

#NYCSchoolsTechChat: #PLN Power! - Thursday at 7pm EST

Join us on Thursday, November 1st at 7 p.m. to chat about professional learning networks. This month, you can join us virtually on Twitter or you can live chat with us directly at the Microsoft Flagship Store in Manhattan (677 5th Ave, New York, New York 10022). 
Your host, #NYCSchoolTech teacher Eileen Lennon will moderate with me throwing in my two cents. Also on hand will be special guest

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