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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: How strong is your personal learning network? Take this quiz to find out.

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: How strong is your personal learning network? Take this quiz to find out. | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"I've written about developing a personal learning network many times on The Innovative Educator. This updated infographic was created as a tool to promote an interactive conversation about developing PLNs. Each dot has an action and a question to answer. Click the dots and let me know what you think? Is this something you might use? Is there anything you might change or revise?"
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What Teacher Leadership Looks Like for the New School Year

What Teacher Leadership Looks Like for the New School Year | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Last school year, Barnett Berry, CEO of the Center for Teaching Quality, interviewed me for a book called Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don't Leave. In it, he focused on how I wor
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How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad

How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"The idea of a paperless classroom is not new. In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short, the idea promotes not just a reduction of paper and other physical resources, but rather a more efficient workflow, quicker communication, improved access to learning materials, seamless digital portfolios, and more naturally connected student-teacher-student networks."
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15 Social Networks for Teachers From edshelf

15 Social Networks for Teachers From edshelf | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A collection of social networks for teachers, such as Edmodo, Tioki, Twitter, Sophia, Everloop, and more.
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12 Changes Coming To The Future Of Learning - Edudemic

12 Changes Coming To The Future Of Learning - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
The future of learning is exciting, filled with innovative ideas, and no one in their right mind knows more than that. Anyone who says otherwise is pulling your leg.
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Why The Brain Benefits From Reflection In Learning

Why The Brain Benefits From Reflection In Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Why The Brain Benefits From Reflection In Learning
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QR Codes in The Classroom- Awesome Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

QR Codes in The Classroom- Awesome Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
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The Dos and Don'ts for Integrating iPads

The Dos and Don'ts for Integrating iPads | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Put your wands away!" Professor Umbridge from the Harry Potter stories would tell the students at the beginning of each class. After a few classes when Professor Umbridge would make the announcement
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Virtual Field Trips: Featured App Store Collection This Week

Virtual Field Trips: Featured App Store Collection This Week | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
One of this week’s featured app collections in the App Store this week is ‘Virtual Field Trips’ – and it’s a great theme for one of these collections. The collection highlights apps and content fro...
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The Four Pillars of Technology Use in the Classroom

The Four Pillars of Technology Use in the Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
This past summer, with the help of my brilliant friend, Kristen Swanson, I took my Technology Curriculum to a place I had never imagined it could go. As a computer lab teacher, there has never been...
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Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip.

Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip. | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Easy and free online video editor. Edit videos and photos to make great home movies.
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How to Protect Yourself from Apps that Make Wi-Fi Hacking Simple

How to Protect Yourself from Apps that Make Wi-Fi Hacking Simple | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
It's not paranoia: Using public or open Wi-Fi networks without taking your security into consideration is a bad idea.
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11 tips for staying safe online when you’re traveling [Infographic]

11 tips for staying safe online when you’re traveling [Infographic] | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
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Learning to Round on iPads - Class Tech Tips

Learning to Round on iPads - Class Tech Tips | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Perfect for practicing rounding in the ones through ten thousands place, Tiny Chicken Learns Rounding is a free app from Tap to Learn that focuses on this single skill. Apps that have multiple mat...
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Microsoft Introduces the 4Afrika Scholarship Program | Capital Campus

Microsoft Introduces the 4Afrika Scholarship Program | Capital Campus | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
bn recognition of International Youth Day, Microsoft Corp. has introduced the 4Afrika Scholarship program, as part of its 4Afrika Initiative, through which it will provide mentorship, leadership and technical training, certification, university-level education and employment opportunities for promising African students.
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How To Get Started With Chromebooks In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Get Started With Chromebooks In The Classroom - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Just like a startup, schools are looking to cut costs and are considering Google Chromebooks in the classroom over Apple MacBooks.
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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms
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Kids under 13 with approved educational accounts can now access the iTunes Store

Kids under 13 with approved educational accounts can now access the iTunes Store | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Macworld reports that Apple on Thursday made a slight adjustment to its iTunes Terms and Conditions.
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Hunting the Whole Enchilada: 6 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks -- THE Journal

Hunting the Whole Enchilada: 6 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks -- THE Journal | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
It's time to try out K-12 textbooks that won't gather dust on your classroom shelves. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost you a dime. Plug "digital resources for k12" into Google and you'll get a bazillion results (or maybe it just seems that way). Head to any resource site for teachers and you'll lose yourself in a miasma of links. Thinkfinity will link you to Smithsonian, which will direct you to HippoCampus, and onto Kahn Academy, and over to Curriki, and off to — well, you get the picture. As wonderful as those sites are, sometimes you don't want to spend all your planning time piecing together a school year's worth of lessons from a multitude of online sites. You just want the whole enchilada delivered in textbook form from which you can select the content you'll assign to your students. To that end we have hunted down the top sources for digital textbooks — all free. What you and your students do with them on the iPads and Chromebooks in your classroom is up to you. Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/08/01/hunting-the-whole-enchilada-6-excellent-sites-for-free-digital-textbooks.aspx#LioaQzWFMXdgrEco.99
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Multitasking App Previews Now Live in iOS 7 Beta 4

Multitasking App Previews Now Live in iOS 7 Beta 4 | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
There are a number of new things in the latest iOS 7 beta – beta 4 – that was released on Monday. Most of them are little touches, adjustments and enhancements, as is to be expected as we move thro...
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How-to: Make text more readable/larger on your iPad and iPhone - 9 to 5 Mac

How-to: Make text more readable/larger on your iPad and iPhone - 9 to 5 Mac | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
How-to: Make text more readable/larger on your iPad and iPhone 9 to 5 Mac For some people, the font sizes on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are too small. Sometimes, these small fonts prevent people from using or purchasing the iOS devices.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Hi - Narrative Mapping of the World

Free Technology for Teachers: Hi - Narrative Mapping of the World | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Hi is a simple name for an interested map service.Hi is one part mapping service and one part social network. The idea is that Hi users will upload and geo-locate pictures on the service. When users upload their pictures they can include a short caption which Hi calls "sketches" or a longer post about the location which Hi refers to as "moments." Hi moments are essentially geo-located blog posts that other Hi users can comment on.
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The 10 Best Laptops for Teachers

The 10 Best Laptops for Teachers | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
While iPads might be taking up a lot of buzz in the classroom technology world, laptops are still a widely used tool for both personal and classroom use. Choosing a laptop may not be a simple task, either – there are a lot of choices out there. Making sure it has the right tools you need and falls into a price range that works for you tend to be the top two factors for most people who are in the market for a new laptop. So we thought it’d be useful to tackle the best laptops for teachers in a world filled with iPads and smartphones.
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Keep your laptop safe while using Wi-Fi hotspots

Keep your laptop safe while using Wi-Fi hotspots | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
The relaxing atmosphere of surfing at the beach makes it easy to forget about the sharks. Connecting to an unsecured network poses serious r...
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