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Learning and Sharing with Ms. Lirenman: Learning Today Looks Nothing Like Learning in the Past

Practical suggestions - Real solutions for connecting students and leveraging educational technology.

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Official Chat List - Education Chats

This is the official site for managing the COMPLETE list of twitter education chats. It contains a Calendar and a list of chats. It may also include information about each chat (future). It is managed by a group of educator tweeps who care about keeping one up to date list of chats which everyone can use.
As of Dec 2014, this includes @cybraryman @conniehamilton @thomascmurray @jrochelle @cevans5195
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The-Role-of-Digital-Technologies-in-Deeper-Learning-Executive-Summary-121114.pdf

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Essential conditions for implementation of technology in learning.

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How to Improve Literacy and Numeracy Skills (and Scores if You Care About Such Things)

How to Improve Literacy and Numeracy Skills (and Scores if You Care About Such Things) | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
The only way to improve data-driven scores en masse is to use public policy to address the main cause of low test scores: poverty. The only way to improve them in a given school is to teach to the test....
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"People with experience know that standardized tests merely measure socioeconomic status, culturally-specific knowledge, fluency in English, and knowledge of how to beat the test; people without experience cry havoc for more accountability in teaching and more rigor in the curriculum."

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Symbaloo

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I really like Symbaloo! A place where you can organize and share your favorite websites. How do you like Symbaloo?
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Image resources from @dougpete

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8 Important Questions About Technology and Learning | Edudemic

8 Important Questions About Technology and Learning | Edudemic | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
There are so many different challenges that technology integration in the classroom presents teachers. From budgets to hesitant parents to broken devices and totally re-vamping your lesson plans and constantly tweaking with lots of trial and error. It can be fun, hugely rewarding, and a big giant headache, too. But just because it can be …
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Free Online Video Editor

Free Online Video Editor | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Web Hosting Review Boards has a vast repository of info which isn't limited to iPage Reviews & other hosting reviews but free online video editor as well..

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Brand Storytelling

A powerful presentation about how brands can emotionally connect with their consumers through storytelling, with illustrative examples from the Beer category.

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How Teachers Can Become Fluent in Classroom Technology

How Teachers Can Become Fluent in Classroom Technology | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
A teacher shows how to overcome technological anxiety by connecting with a device personally.
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LEARNing The Basics Of HTML To Use In Blogs | Creating FAQ's

LEARNing The Basics Of HTML To Use In Blogs | Creating FAQ's | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it

.Communication, The Letter "C" In "ICT" When YOU have to deal with customers, parents and learners (students), THEN the "Communication" is a MUST! Remember the letter "C" in the word "ICT" (Info...


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Communication, The Letter "C" In "ICT" When YOU have to deal with customers, parents and learners (students), THEN the "Communication" is a MUST! Remember the letter "C" in the word "ICT" (Info...)


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Twitter connects learning inside, outside the classroom

Twitter connects learning inside, outside the classroom | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Conversations inside and outside of the kindergarten class begin on the first day through the use of Twitter. Twitter has been a way for me to model how to
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With the digital shift that has occurred in society, we can no longer pretend that our students are getting a great education without technology.

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Documenting FOR Learning

Documenting FOR Learning | Effective Digital Learning | 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...
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Pedagogical Documentation for all - students and teachers!

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Google offers free virtual summer camps for teens

Google offers free virtual summer camps for teens | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Google is planning six weeks of fun things to make and do for kids aged 13 or over and there's no need to pack a bag or book flights -- All they'll need is a Google+ account and access to a PC.
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Mozilla Webmaker Web Literacy Resources

Mozilla Webmaker Web Literacy Resources | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
We're a global community dedicated to teaching digital skills and web literacy. We explore, tinker and create together to build a web that's open and made by everyone.
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When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education - InformED

When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education - InformED | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Most of us know better than to use technology for technology?s sake. The Shiny New Tech Syndrome is taking the world by storm, and with the added pressur
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How to Make Blended Learning Work | eSchool News | eSchool News

How to Make Blended Learning Work | eSchool News | eSchool News | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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A collection of several articles about blended learning.

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How to Connect an External Microphone to your iOS Device

How to Connect an External Microphone to your iOS Device | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Learn how to connect an external USB microphone to your iPad or iPhone using standard cables and a powered USB hub for recording high-quality music and voice narration.

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Connected Learners Need Connected Leaders

Connected Learners Need Connected Leaders | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Todays connected learners need connected school and system leaders.  Further to the presentation prepared for  TEDxKitchenerED about the work that is/needs to be done in the area of personally owne...

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8 Important Questions About Technology and Learning | Edudemic

8 Important Questions About Technology and Learning | Edudemic | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
There are so many different challenges that technology integration in the classroom presents teachers. From budgets to hesitant parents to broken devices and totally re-vamping your lesson plans and constantly tweaking with lots of trial and error. It can be fun, hugely rewarding, and a big giant headache, too. But just because it can be …
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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be …
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Need some help with google docs?

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From Chalkboards To Chat Boards: What Will eLearning Look Like In 2075? - Edudemic

From Chalkboards To Chat Boards: What Will eLearning Look Like In 2075? - Edudemic | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Albert Einstein said: “Your imagination is a preview of coming attractions.” When we consider education, does this mean that we will eventually live in a world where learning feels more like play and everyone has access to equal education? Will we live in a world where learning is individualized so every student maximally benefits from …

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Clive on Learning: Why e-learning should be in perpetual beta

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Thinking about how eLearning needs to evolve.

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Google Classroom - first look

Google Classroom - first look | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
 We've got first access to Google Classroom -- check out Google's take on the VLE. Classroom is Google's attempt to pull together all of its services in a way that makes sense in the classroom. Goo...
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A first look at Google classroom.  What do you think?

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Why do so many Moodle courses suck? | Effective Digital Learning | Scoop.it
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How NOT to do eLearning!

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