Five for Friday- Final Edition

Final Friday, Final Five
I hope something from these weekly updates added to your professional growth and development.
More starting again August 19.

As we search for stronger communication with our parents, I found this idea, not sure it is for everyone, but I thought that I would share.
http://mobileapps4ed.com/wordpress/?page_id=165

Here is a really good editorial piece on education.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-americas-schools/2011/05/09/AFunW27G_print.html

This seems like it has potential for getting important educational ideas in folks hands each week.
http://bestpracticesweekly.com/

Seem like we should be getting our students connected to more podcasts through their iTunes that are quick learning opportunities. Ted Talks, 60-second science, and this link could easily become a part of homework or as a Do Now.
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/home/news/sixtysec_lectures_archive.html

Reflection is so important for students and adults. This presentation does a nice job frame the importance. Could be a great opening piece for kids when you talk about why the processes and procedures are built in your classroom.
http://prezi.com/z-iozettlllo/the-reflective-school-by-peter-pappas/