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Storms Happen

Storms Happen | Ripples | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from “Have a Little Faith” by Mitch Albom, page 93, from a sermon by Rabbi Albert Lewis.
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Put the internet to work for you. - IFTTT

Put the internet to work for you. - IFTTT | Ripples | Scoop.it
Comments:If This Then That is a helpful website for automating many routine online tasks.
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Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

At Glenview Elementary School, dialogue circles are part of a program aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students.
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Cardboard Box Tools

Cardboard Box Tools | Ripples | Scoop.it
Three digital learning tools, much like an empty cardboard box full of open-ended possibilities, offer young minds the free play of imagination.
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Instead of giving your students one tool to demonstrate their learning try an open box approach.

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Booktrack Classroom

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Booktrack Classroom is a very simple yet powerful free Web 2.0 tool that can help students boost their test scores, love of reading, and creativity by adding a soundtrack to any text, writing, or digital book.
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PersonalizED :: A Guide to Personalizing Learning in the Classroom

PersonalizED :: A Guide to Personalizing Learning in the Classroom | Ripples | Scoop.it
By Dr. Mary Ellen Beaty O’Ferrall, Sara Henschell, Margaret Roth Personalized learning is an instructional philosophy intended to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, and cultural backgrounds of individual students to create...
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David Dockterman on 4 Belief Statements Underlying Student Performance

David Dockterman on 4 Belief Statements Underlying Student Performance | Ripples | Scoop.it
David Dockterman would like to see more productive failure. But as a lecturer at Harvard’s GSE, Dockterman sees students afraid to blemish a polished transcript.
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A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal) | Ripples | Scoop.it
To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.
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Genius Hour, Passion Time, has it become Show-n-Tell?

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During the year we spend each Friday of a five day week working on our P-Day projects.
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Learning from Psy About Copyright and YouTube Takedowns

Learning from Psy About Copyright and YouTube Takedowns | Ripples | Scoop.it
Copyright is an important but poorly understood topic for many teachers.
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Exclamation

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Explore venspired's photos on Flickr. venspired has uploaded 3042 photos to Flickr.
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Obama alums join anti teachers union case

Obama alums join anti teachers union case | Ripples | Scoop.it
Teachers unions are girding for a tough fight to defend tenure laws against a coming blitz of lawsuits — and an all-out public relations campaign led by former aides to President Barack Obama. The Incite Agency, founded by former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and former Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt, will lead a national public...
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Listen up: Improving the quality of classroom discussion

Listen up: Improving the quality of classroom discussion | Ripples | Scoop.it
We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less. Diogenes
Pupils are asked to discuss stuff all the time. As, from time to time, are teachers. Think back to the last discussion you took part in.
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Not so sure about SLANT.  I use it, it works but it seems so compulsory.

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Let’s Go

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It’s day 3 or day 4 at ISTE. It’s a blur. My head is spinning so this is one of those posts. I will just dump everything on the page from my little corner table at Starbucks and when my iced coffee is gone, I’ll publish.
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Irrational Fears Prevent Real Common Core Progress

Irrational Fears Prevent Real Common Core Progress | Ripples | Scoop.it
Ashley is smart as a whip but often doubts her own abilities. When she first encounters a new math concept she always believes it’s going to be hard and fears attempting it.
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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Ripples | Scoop.it
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A Handy Chrome Search Tip for Teachers

A Handy Chrome Search Tip for Teachers | Ripples | Scoop.it
July 1 , 2014
Here is a quick and handy search tip I learned today from Ana Hoffman's post on Google Plus. For those of you who are using Chrome browser this nifty tip will allow you to search for...
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Getting Started with PersonalizED on Sanderling

Getting Started with PersonalizED on Sanderling | Ripples | Scoop.it
For those of you about to join Margaret and Sara in the PersonalizED session, here's a quick Getting Started Guide to get you set up in Sanderling, where the resource materials and activities for the session are stored.
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Great Ways to Use Google Drive in Education

IT Integrator Susan Oxnevad uses Google Forms to train parents about the school’s iPad program. Even though she’s an advanced user, she also has practical advice for getting started.
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Documenting FOR Learning

Documenting FOR Learning | Ripples | Scoop.it
I am a documenter, I have always been… maybe it is in my blood… …from keeping diaries from an early age on, being the family letter writer, to taking pictures to document our lives, vacations, family and friends… even when it was tedious… (taking...
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Sharing

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If there is one thing I have enjoyed about being a connected educator, it’s been the sharing.  The give and take from educators around the world, working together with one common goal… to make education better.
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That’s All I Know - Venspired

That’s All I Know - Venspired | Ripples | Scoop.it
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Living in Beta and Moon Shot Dreams

Living in Beta and Moon Shot Dreams | Ripples | Scoop.it
Lets Inspire our Students (and Fellow Teachers) to Dream Big and Embrace Technology to Empower Their Goals This week I had the pleasure and the privilege of attending FlipCon14 in Mars, PA (no...
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Digital Snooping in the Classroom-Privacy Issues?

Digital Snooping in the Classroom-Privacy Issues? | Ripples | Scoop.it
Abundant data, smart software and cheap sensors are beginning to make it possible to measure and monitor employees as never before.
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Hexagonal Thinking

Hexagonal Thinking | Ripples | Scoop.it
Design Thinking: Synthesis 1 | Hexagonal Thinking: Complex thinking isn’t chaotic, nor is it...
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