Think Different #18

Resources for the Week of February 27, 2017

New Youtube Channel: New Teacher Academy

John Spencer just launched a YouTube Channel called the New Teacher Academy. It will be a blend of inspiration, humor, and practical advice for new teachers who want to innovate and experiment in their classrooms. Here is the initial kick-off video. Feel free to like it, share it, and comment on it.

John is author of the best-selling book Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student


17 Things They Didn't Tell You About Becoming a Teacher

The Atlantic’s New “Life Timeline” An Engaging Social Tool, VERY COOL

Today, The Atlantic unveiled the “Life Timeline” interactive.

Put in your birthday and it will deliver a visually engaging history of the key events that have happened during your lifetime. I was surprised to learn there had been seatbelts all my life and a bunch of other cool facts through my life, like they walked on the moon when I was 16. Actually, I remember that and even saw the rocket go up, I lived in Florida!!

The timeline includes political, cultural, technological and other kinds of developments, along with an intriguing short summary.

Read more about the Life Timeline tool here.

As we all know, teenagers, oh who am I kidding, we all love to talk and write about ourselves, and this tool could be an intriguing personal hook to connect with history.


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Squeeze: Your Ultimate Money Manager & Savings App

Squeeze: If you like to use services like Mint to manage your finances, take a look at this new app for tracking your expenses, which connects to your accounts in similar ways. See the review. iOS, Android, free.


Exacto - Photo Cut | Background Remover

Exacto: Use this app to crop items or people out of photos so that you can put them on a different background. It takes some learning and patience to use, but works well and is getting good reviews. iOS, $2.99