Happy Friday! Here is your weekly dose of "Four Thought Friday," a list of the top four things I enjoyed or pondered, this week. Please feel free to click the "Past Issues" button above, to check out our previous issues. Enjoy!
1. An article I'm reading — Are teachers just too busy to collaborate? If so, how can we truly say we are modeling the essential 21st century skill of collaboration for our students? Teachers Too Busy to Collaborate via The Journal with research published by RAND Corporation
2. A podcast episode I'm listening to — This was a short, 10-minute episode featuring Dr. Astro Teller, the CEO (internally known as Captain of Moonshots) for Alphabet's (parent company of Google) audacious and innovative moonshot factory, named X. The episode deals with how to avoid incremental thinking and truly think BIG — 10x BIG. The Tim Ferriss Show: Astro Teller, CEO of X - How to Think 10x Bigger
3. An EdCamp I'm recommending — Tomorrow, 4/28, educators from Collingswood will be hosting their third annual Edcamp Garden State. Edcamps are free "unconferences," in which educators from all over gather to learn, network, win prizes, and just have FUN! Edcamp Garden State was the first Edcamp I attended and based on that experience, I was hooked. Register now for Edcamp Garden State.
4. A tool I'm using — This week, Google announced a new Tasks app, for iOS and Android. As a to-do list addict, I have tested out just about every tool in this space; however, tend to enjoy the ease of use and simplicity of Google tools. While this first version of Tasks is definitely lacking some features, I look forward to learning it as it matures. How to Use Google's New Tasks App for iOS and Android via Lifehacker
Downloads: Android / iOS
Have a wonderful weekend,
Larry Zuares | email@example.com | @techcoachz
Instructional Coach - Pemberton Township School District
Currently reading: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Recently finished: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
Up next: Ask More by Frank Sesno
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