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Why I love Teachers 2014 – Teaching Village

Why I love Teachers 2014 – Teaching Village | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
A few years ago I wrote a simple little post about the reasons I love Teachers. Since then, I've had a chance to work with some amazing Teachers through the International Teacher Development Institute.
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5 Powerful Android Audio Recording Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Powerful Android Audio Recording Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
5 Powerful Android Audio Recording Apps for Teachers http://t.co/kuhacGHiW0 #edtech #web20 #edapps

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10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius

10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons teachers do not use education technology. It’s expensive. It’s hard to always find a reason to implement edtech into a particular lesson. That’s all true and valid, really.

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Books about women don't win awards, and that's a huge problem - Fusion

Books about women don't win awards, and that's a huge problem - Fusion | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
The books that win awards are almost never stories about women.
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Reading of homoerotic poem in class leads to teacher resignation - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Reading of homoerotic poem in class leads to teacher resignation - Las Vegas Review-Journal | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Nearly a half-century after publication, an Allen Ginsberg poem about a homosexual encounter has divided a small Connecticut town and led to the resignation of an award-winning English teacher.
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An Introduction to VoiceThread - YouTube

A introductory video about VoiceThread and its use. A UPS Instructional Technology Infosessions Video Visit us at http://itech.ups.edu
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I love this video and have created my account for VoiceThread! I'm enjoying it thus far and hope to lead a professional development on my campus for this resource!

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Black teachers still face racism on the job in Ontario | Toronto Star

Black teachers still face racism on the job in Ontario | Toronto Star | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Report finds many have encountered bias in schools, and half think it's hurt their chance of promotion.
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The Wonders of Capers!

The Wonders of Capers! | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it

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I never knew this much about my beloved capers! #food #zingy

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DigitalKoans » Blog Archive » "Data Literacy Instruction in Academic Libraries: Best Practices for Librarians"

DigitalKoans » Blog Archive » "Data Literacy Instruction in Academic Libraries: Best Practices for Librarians" | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
RT @sleonchnm: ""Data Literacy Instruction in Academic Libraries: Best Practices for Librarians"" http://t.co/CjF6aBckFF

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Making for All: How to Build an Inclusive Makerspace (EdSurge News)

Making for All: How to Build an Inclusive Makerspace (EdSurge News) | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Read more about the classroom maker movement in Martinez's "Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom."The Maker Movement has crept into the consciousness of schools in the past few years.

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Ideas for making that doesn't just involve robots..

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5 Math Apps for Math Averse Students | Edudemic

5 Math Apps for Math Averse Students | Edudemic | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Students who enjoy and generally perform well in math classes will have their choice of an amalgam of apps to aid them in both study and enjoyment.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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What Every Librarian Needs to Know About HTTPS - EFF

What Every Librarian Needs to Know About HTTPS - EFF | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Librarians have long understood that to provide access to knowledge it is crucial to protect their patrons' privacy. Books can provide information that is deeply unpopular.
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Why Do Good Books Fail To Be Good Movies?

It seems like books always fail to translate well into movies. I lay down the three reasons why I think this keeps happening and give some examples to prove my ...
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Education Week 2015 - Video Contest Winners

Kinwood Central School was one of our video contest winners for Education Week 2015.
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32 Enthralling Summer Reading Books For Kids Of All Ages - Huffington Post

32 Enthralling Summer Reading Books For Kids Of All Ages - Huffington Post | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Summer break is upon us! Your kids can't wait to hit the pool, hang with friends or escape to camp. You're worried they'll forget how to read -- the dreaded "summer slide" looms in your mind
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Charades with author Gail Nall

Author Gail Nall (BREAKING THE ICE, YOU'RE INVITED) plays charades at Kids Author Carnival 2015.
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STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup

STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, this curated compilation will help you strategize around different approaches to integrated studies.
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VoiceThread in the Classroom & Beyond

VoiceThread in the Classroom & Beyond | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
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I'm doing this presently. As a 21st century librarian, I know this can bring a refreshing approach to book talks, research and technology. The ideas are boundless.
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9 Famous Authors Rejected by Publishers - Writer's Circle

9 Famous Authors Rejected by Publishers - Writer's Circle | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
9 Famous Authors Rejected by Publishers

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5 facts about Latinos and education

5 facts about Latinos and education | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Educational attainment among U.S. Latinos has been changing rapidly in recent years, reflecting the group’s growth in the nation’s public K-12 schools and colleges.
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Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields - Huffington Post

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields - Huffington Post | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely...
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How digital technology is changing the university lecture

How digital technology is changing the university lecture | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Cris Brack says digital technology is forcing the venerable lecture to adapt to the times.
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"Oreo" by Fran Ross Is an Overlooked Classic About Race - The New Yorker

"Oreo" by Fran Ross Is an Overlooked Classic About Race - The New Yorker | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
“Oreo” resists the conventions that still exist for novels written by black women.

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The Top 15 Book Recommendations for Teachers

The Top 15 Book Recommendations for Teachers | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
After 70 podcast episodes and scores of Twitter chats, these were the teaching books recommended most often by master educators to Talks with Teachers.

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7 Social Media Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Learn Today and Teach Tomorrow

7 Social Media Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Learn Today and Teach Tomorrow | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Blog post at Brilliant or Insane :

In a world ruled by content curation, every educator should be passing along social media strategies to students. The 'That's a parent's[..]

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 2, 7:34 PM

Very practical tips for you and your students to be aware of before you post.