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What is School? Holiday Season “Edu-Gifts”

#whatisschool will be rocking again this week as Don Wettrick joins us to discuss the best gift you would recommend for your students this holiday season?

It is such an honor to have Don join me this week. Don Wettrick is an Innovation teacher at Noblesville HS in Indiana, USA, and is the author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Collaboration.” He also is the founder of #StartEdUp, to provide schools with great Innovation resources.

The holidays are almost here! But what to buy for the child that already has the gadgets and gizmos. As educators, what are we looking at to foster creativity & curiosity- without being “lame?”

This week join us at #whatisschool and continue to inspire one another.

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Join the conversation on Thursday 10 November at 6pm ET (Thursday 11pm GMT, Friday 10am AEDT, 12pm NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool

Questions #whatisschool, November 10, 2016 6PM EDT

1) For students that struggle with creativity, what gift would you give to foster that creativity?

2) What “tech toys” foster creativity? (Suggestions on tech toys, & what grade level they’re intended).

3) What “tech toys” kill creativity? (Suggestions on what to avoid if you are buying to encourage brain activity).

4) What is your favorite book to gift to a student? Please answer book & age level.

5) The gift of time, attention is always the best. How can we give this gift over/above our class time together?

6) What was YOUR favorite gift as a kid, & how was it a learning experience?

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Global EdTech Consultant based in Singapore but working with Schools and EdTech companies all over the world. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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