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Ten Reasons to Be a Connected Educator | Venspired Learning

Ten Reasons to Be a Connected Educator | Venspired Learning | Ripples | Scoop.it

Get connected.  The only regret you’ll have is that you didn’t get started sooner!

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Best Practice Fits All

Best Practice Fits All | Ripples | Scoop.it
When you hear professional development described as "one size fits all", what do you imagine? Heads resting on hands? Glazed eyes? Sidebar conversations running rampant? I can relate-- I have sat i...
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Teachers: Five Ways to Ease Back into School

Teachers: Five Ways to Ease Back into School | Ripples | Scoop.it
Does the thought of returning to school result in a tense knot in your stomach or a joyful flutter in your heart? Strategies to manage those feelings, focus on the possibilities, and ease back into the rhythm of teaching.
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Secure online learning platforms

Secure online learning platforms | Ripples | Scoop.it
Using a secure online learning platform site is more beneficial than traditional social media for schools.
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Ways to Make Your Room Work for You

Ways to Make Your Room Work for You | Ripples | Scoop.it
Every summer teachers rethink their classrooms. I am no exception. It just can’t happen during the school year beyond rearranging desks. I have a couple of friends who are urban planners and I pretend to be them, thinking about my space as if it were a small city.
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Another Source for CC Images

Another Source for CC Images | Ripples | Scoop.it
You can't have enough sources for Creative Commons or free images/pictures.  To the list, I'd like to suggest that you add Pexels. Their claim is that they host "Free high quality photos you can us...
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A Job Description For Teaching

A Job Description For Teaching | Ripples | Scoop.it
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Great ePortfolio Resources for Teachers

Great ePortfolio Resources for Teachers | Ripples | Scoop.it
July 28, 2014
With the massive uptake of web 2.0 technologies, the concept of portfolios has migrated to the cloud giving rise to what is now termed  electronic portfolios or ePortfolios for...
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Characteristics of A Leading Educator

Characteristics of A Leading Educator | Ripples | Scoop.it
July 28, 2014
A few days ago I came across a post published by Teachthought on the 9 roles for teachers that lead. This post was based on a book that has recently been published under the title "The...
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How Technology Is Helping Students Take Ownership Of Their Work

How Technology Is Helping Students Take Ownership Of Their Work | Ripples | Scoop.it
As a teacher who has been using technology in my various learning environments for the past seven years, I pride myself in never doing the same project twice. When I taught high school physics two years ago, I was guilty of doing too much of the work for my students. I had just begun using …
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Twitter For Teachers – Part One: The Skittlefall

Twitter For Teachers – Part One: The Skittlefall | Ripples | Scoop.it
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Investing in Individuals First

Investing in Individuals First | Ripples | Scoop.it
“Every single employee is someone’s son or someone’s daughter.
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A Great New Google Drive Cheat Sheet for Teachers

A Great New Google Drive Cheat Sheet for Teachers | Ripples | Scoop.it
July 28, 2014
Here is a new excellent Google Drive cheat sheet created and shared by Shake Up Learning (one of my favourite blogs for Ed Tech). This cheat sheet is created after the latest updates to...
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11 Amazing Evernote Features Every Teacher Should Know about

11 Amazing Evernote Features Every Teacher Should Know about | Ripples | Scoop.it
July 28, 2014
Evernote is a powerful note taking web tool and mobile app. It is definitely an elemental component of teachers workflow. I have been using it for a few years now and I just can't live...
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3C's to Supporting Student Success

3C's to Supporting Student Success | Ripples | Scoop.it
Care, captivate, and catapult: these are Katie Jacobs' daily practices to help her second graders become the best students and people they can possibly be.
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Read Quickly and Efficiently Online

Read Quickly and Efficiently Online | Ripples | Scoop.it
Tags: reading, online, literacy
by: C CC
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Our Kids

Our Kids | Ripples | Scoop.it
Last Friday night, I sent out the following tweet: If you could take two minutes and comment on this kid’s blog, I am sure it would make her day: http://t.co/e0PUu4d5eH #comments4kids — George Couros (@gcouros) July 19, 2014 With many people...
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“Transfer Of Learning”

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© 2008 TNS Sofres, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio
I just discovered a MacGyver wiki that has a List of problems solved by MacGyver. It lists all the episodes, along with the problems he solved in each one and how he solved them.
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Google Docs Makes Collaborative Editing Easier For Word Users | TechCrunch

Tags: Google, google docs, collaborative, editing
by: Jim Walker
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Teacher with Growth Mindset Vs Teachers with Fixed Mindset

Teacher with Growth Mindset Vs Teachers with Fixed Mindset | Ripples | Scoop.it
July 28, 2014
The Educator and The Growth Mindset is the title of this nice visual created by Dr. Jackie Gerstein. This visual beautifully and succinctly captures the antagonistic thinking underlying...
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Kahoot- Deliver Quizzes and Surveys to Students

Kahoot- Deliver Quizzes and Surveys to Students | Ripples | Scoop.it
July 28, 2014
Kahoot is another great student response system that teachers can use to create and deliver quizzes and surveys to students. Kahoot provides a learning environment that is ideal for...
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10 Emaciated Terms That Keep Education In A Box

10 Emaciated Terms That Keep Education In A Box | Ripples | Scoop.it
10 Emaciated Terms That Keep Education In A Box
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"Albert Einstein nailed it–“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” That truth will decide whether we develop a 21st-century friendly educational system or continue to tinker at the margins of school."

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Influence Others to Believe in Your Vision

Influence Others to Believe in Your Vision | Ripples | Scoop.it
Thomas Jefferson, despite any of his faults, was considered in a recent biography by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Meacham (Thomas Jefferson, The art of Power), a leader able to "articulate national aspirations yet master the mechanics of...
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Not teacher quality, but quality teaching

Not teacher quality, but quality teaching | Ripples | Scoop.it
I’m looking forward to Elizabeth Green’s forthcoming book Building a Better Teacher. A sneak preview will run in the New York Times magazine this weekend and already is
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" that poor teacher preparation turns everything to garbage, strikes me as the skeleton key that unlocks so much of our failure to make and sustain gains in American education, regardless of grade, setting, subject, and school-governance model."

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A Handful of Google Calendar Tutorials for Teachers

A Handful of Google Calendar Tutorials for Teachers | Ripples | Scoop.it
Tags: google, calendar, tutorials
by: Wayne Holly
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ePortfolio Checklist for Teachers

ePortfolio Checklist for Teachers | Ripples | Scoop.it
July 28, 2014
Following the posting of ePortfolio Resources for Teachers somebody emailed me this visual  which I want you to check out as well. This visual created by Chelmick features 6...
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Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever | Ripples | Scoop.it
Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.
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