What are we reading this week? Here are our favorite blog posts, stories, and news from the world of education:
- We can't help but share this excellent blog post from The Innovative Educator exploring how BloomBoard fulfills the 5 essential qualities educators look for in professional learning.
- What is your hope? Parkway Schools in St. Louis, Missouri, left a chalkboard outside for their students and teachers to answer at the dawn of a new school year. See what they wrote in this moving video.
- "What can virtual reality, the technology that arguably takes the viewer farthest away from the tangible world, teach students about expressing themselves and interacting with each other?" From EdSurge, read about two very different experiments at two different schools to find out. Then, visit BloomBoard to delve into more research on social and emotional learning or get some inspiration and tips on how to help your students travel the world with the help of virtual reality.
- At Ashleigh's Education Journey, take a peek inside Ashleigh's colorful, organized, and welcoming classroom setup for the new school year. For more ideas, check out the BloomBoard collection on Designer Digs: Create a Classroom that Students Love to Be In.