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Doing More With YouTube

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Adding to your teaching practice toolbox....here's a gr8 set of things you can learn how to use to expand your ability to use YouTube.  My fav is the YouTubeVideo Editor....editing can be so hard and this looks like it will make it easier.  And my tried-and-true old timer favorite is TubeChop...allows me to get to exactly what I need out of the original video.

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What Teachers Need to Know about Using Hashtags in Google+

What Teachers Need to Know about Using Hashtags in Google+ | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Did you know that clicking on a hashtag (# symbol) will show relevant content related to that term or "tag"?. The concept of hashtags was first introduced to Twitter with the purpose of creating communities around a specific content, and now Google+ is now supporting the use of hashtags. Here's how/why to use them...


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Steven Engravalle's curator insight, June 12, 2013 11:21 AM

It took me a while to understand hashtags, but now I use them all the time. I even have a friend who hashtags her text message #annoying (just kidding!) Here's a great guide from ww.educatorstechnology.com

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Principals Close Reading With Teachers

Principals Close Reading With Teachers | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Step 1: Annotate

Step 2: Analyze

Step 3: Reflect


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Super simple.   Easy to understand.  This may be one of the best articles I've read on this concept.....there's been so much fuss and it's really only 3 simple steps.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:15 PM

notice the QR Code at the bottom-right

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:38 PM

Great Idea for Professional Development! Teacher as the student.

lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 3:29 PM

Strategies principals use to evaluate teachers by annotating, analyzing and reflecting. 

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Today's Learner graphic

Today's Learner graphic | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
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Kids would relate to this I think...what about as a big poster?  Or as a portfolio organizer?

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Community college grads out-earn bachelor's degree holders

Community college grads out-earn bachelor's degree holders | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
A growing number of community-college grads are getting better jobs, and earning more at the start of their careers than people with bachelor's degrees.
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Need hard, cold facts to boost up the conversation about how a community college education can be the best way to go? check out what this article says.

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Gabrielle Smith's curator insight, April 13, 3:01 PM

From the sources of this article it says that "nearly 30% of Americans with associate's degrees now make more than those with bachelor's degrees." For someone who paid and earned their Bachelors degree this sounds a bit alarming, but for someone who is going to school to earn their associates degree and still doesn't know what he or she plans to do afterwards, an associates degree might just put their foot in the door. 

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A new round of segregation plays out in charter schools

A new round of segregation plays out in charter schools | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
“We never include diversity into our notion of quality,” said Andre Perry of Loyola University. “When you don’t measure diversity, you don’t get diversity.”
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27 Tips For Mentoring New Teachers - Edudemic

27 Tips For Mentoring New Teachers - Edudemic | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
Looking to learn some fast and effective tips for mentoring new teachers? This simple visual guide will get you thinking and making real progress.
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Everyone can and should print out this infographic to help remember how to give a hands-up to new teachers in the building.  My favorite is "listen"....what better gift could we give than a willingness to be a good listener.

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School Leaders Matter

School Leaders Matter | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
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Ever wonder about what role principals play in the learning cycle.  This articles attempts to uncover some of the most important factors of how a principal influences student learning.

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Teachers take turn as students at Air Force Academy STEM camp

Teachers take turn as students at Air Force Academy STEM camp | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
Cotton or polyester?It's a question that teacher Kelly Newcomb may mull when...
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Partnering higher education with traditional K12 students creates new learning possibilities.  It's what happens when teachers become the students.  Amazing what can happen when teachers receive high quality PD.

Love the interactions that happened here.

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3 things you should know about Twitter

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It's global.  It's immediate. It's personalizable.

 

Filter, follow and read more efficiently.

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Raising Science to the Girl Power | Science on GOOD

Raising Science to the Girl Power  | Science on GOOD | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
Get ready, fellas—girls are here to stay in science, technology, engineering and math. Historically, science has been a very male-dominated field. However, the role of women in STEM has grown exponentially in the last few years.
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A Connected Educator - 3 Years Later

A Connected Educator - 3 Years Later | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
It's now been three years since I became a connected educator. Back in 2010, my network consisted of the people in my immediate building, a few educators around my district, and anyone on Facebook ...
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What a terrific story of growth, hope and enthuiasm for our profession.

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Be You.

Be You. | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde I love this quote. For me it's come to epitomize a significant journey that I've been on.  The past year and a half have been the most diff...
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A daring teacher....took a risk and left the classroom. But it didn't meet her dreams.

 

So how does someone regroup and use what they learned about themselves to move forward?

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Getting started in blogging--try these teacher ideas

Getting started in blogging--try these teacher ideas | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
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Lisa has posted a gr8 blog entry from Edmodo that gives a clear step-by-step entry into the world of classroom blogging.  It doesn't just apply to Edmodo either...any blogging service would work.

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Why bother reflecting on your teaching practice?

Why bother reflecting on your teaching practice? | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Via Robinson Elementary School
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Easy to incorporate ways to boost up reflection and enable you to find places where you want to grow.

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25 Signs You're Addicted To Books

25 Signs You're Addicted To Books | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
The first step is admitting it. The second step is to keep right on reading.
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Something fun for you and your classroom.  Wonder what students would add to this?  Or couldn't you use this as a home-school connector at the start of the year by asking parents to add their best "sign"?

 

PS...you may need to pre-read some of these and edit where they are not school-appropriate.

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Jeb Bush: Not whether to test our children, but how

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Is Bush right, "Good standards without good tests are nothing more than a Santa Claus wish list."  Maybe it really matters who builds the good tests.

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New programs use data to steer poor kids into college

New programs use data to steer poor kids into college | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
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Is getting the word enough? 

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Gallup-EdWeek Poll: What Superintendents Really Think

Gallup-EdWeek Poll: What Superintendents Really Think | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
District leaders share their views on common standards, budget cuts, staff development, and other key education issues in these first results from a new ongoing survey.
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A very enlightening survey, just completed by Gallop, gives a bird's eye view of what 3000 district superintendents think about a wide range of school issues.  Who knows if it will apply to where you work.  This can and should help teachers understand the perspective of "superintendents" and help us better stand in their shoes so we can see issues from their side.

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Classroom Leadership:Back to School

Classroom Leadership:Back to School | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
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As teachers help students reach for their potential and grow, so too can teachers grow in their teaching practices.

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6 Must Have Google Drive Extensions for Teachers

6 Must Have Google Drive Extensions for Teachers | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

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Steven Engravalle's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:40 PM

 A list of useful extensions to use with Google Drive

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3 Ways To Use Vine In The Project-Based Learning Classroom -

3 Ways To Use Vine In The Project-Based Learning Classroom - | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
3 ways to use Vine in the project-based learning classroom.
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The New School Library

The New School Library | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
As libraries continue to change with the growth of technology tools, good schools know that libraries and professional librarians are still essential to their missions.
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Thanks to Susieh for the 411 about new school libraries...times they are a changing.

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Nebraska Change Agent - Allow Your Teachers to Teach—Before They Leave

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If retention is an issue, why not utlize people for what they can offer.  This article is a passionate plea to let teachers lead.

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