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My 5 R's of Summer - The Intentional Educator

My 5 R's of Summer - The Intentional Educator | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
How do you spend your summer? I got to thinking about the things teachers need to take care of from the last day of school to the first day of school…checking out of classroom, renewing certification, updating technology, and preparing
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Tip of the Week: Presentation skills from the experts that translate to the classroom

Tip of the Week: Presentation skills from the experts that translate to the classroom | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
I think we sometimes forget that every time we step in front of a room full of students, we are performers. I've heard some make the comment: "I'm here to teach. Not to entertain." I wouldn't neces...
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C4 Framework

C4 Framework | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
Collect Collaborate Create Communicate
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Our students need to do more than simply memorize social studies content. They need to be using that content to solve problems and to think historically.

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WHY, HOW, WHAT is the Standards Assessment Inventory2 (SAI2): A Conversation with Steve Preston (Sticky Standards #23) - Remarkable Chatter

WHY, HOW, WHAT is the Standards Assessment Inventory2 (SAI2): A Conversation with Steve Preston (Sticky Standards #23) - Remarkable Chatter | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download   WHY, HOW, WHAT is the Standards Assessment Inventory2 (SAI2): A Conversation with Steve Preston Our guest today is again Steve Preston, an educational leader in Georgia and a Senior Consultant with Learning Forward’s Center for Results. Steve’s passion is professional learning, of course, Steve has been a classroom teacher, a middle school and high school principal, served as a curriculum developer and a Division Director for the Georgia Department of Education (DOE). …
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Level 5 Energy (Leading In Life #12) - Remarkable Chatter

Level 5 Energy (Leading In Life #12) - Remarkable Chatter | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Strive for Five In this episode, Tamara and Tammy discuss Level 5 leadership from Bruce D. Schneider’s book Energy Leadership. They explore the characteristics of being a Level 5 leader. Some of characteristics of a Level 5 leader: Highly positive Encouraging and empowering Powerful and confident Sees opportunities Sees employees as highly gifted These types of leaders embrace the power of team while giving employees the to autonomy to move forward towards goals. …
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Glenn Wiebe Teaching Social Studies In the 21st Century (What's Become Clear-Thowback Thursday) - Remarkable Chatter

Glenn Wiebe Teaching Social Studies In the 21st Century (What's Become Clear-Thowback Thursday) - Remarkable Chatter | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download The podcast  first published October 26, 2012. Glenn is a state certified standards trainer with a Master’s degree in American History, he is able to facilitate curriculum and assessment writing for schools and districts as well as research-based best practices in Social Studies. Glenn also works with teachers on Curriculum Mapping, Understanding by Design, and the Common Core. He facilitates technology integration topics such as mobile devices, blogging, social media, online learning, website development, …
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WhatWasThere: Old pics and new maps

WhatWasThere: Old pics and new maps | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
Lisa from Maryland stopped by the other day to browse the Google Maps Gallery post and left a quick comment about the similarities of the Maps Gallery and a site called WhatWasThere. I had never he...
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Do Badges Reflect Mastery Better than Grades Do?

Do Badges Reflect Mastery Better than Grades Do? | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
There's a school just up the road from us  in Sterling, Kansas, that is reportedly in the process of shifting about 60% of their high school classes to reflect a Career and Technical Education focu...
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Angie Stallbaumer Talks Internet Safety (Jerry The Tech Guy #2) - Remarkable Chatter

Angie Stallbaumer Talks Internet Safety (Jerry The Tech Guy #2) - Remarkable Chatter | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Adults don’t like to be forced to do things. Neither do children. We all like to have choices. In today’s digital world there seems like there are more and more choices to be had.  In the education world it is important that the choices available to children are safe choices. Join Jerry and Angie Stallbaumer as they discuss, filtering, COPA and CIPA along with other internet safety tips. You can contact Jerry at: …
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Brenda Hauff - Poster Session (Stock Talk #9) - Remarkable Chatter

Brenda Hauff - Poster Session (Stock Talk #9) - Remarkable Chatter | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Brenda Hauff joins Ginger Lewman and Andrea Keller to talk about her poster session this last summer at Podstock. Ever wonder how poster sessions work at a technology conference? Brenda shares not only a few big tips for successful poster sessions, but also shares the amazing resources from the session itself! Links: www.BrendaHauff.com www.Podstock.org You can always connect with Ginger and Andrea too! Ginger on Twitter: www.twitter.com/gingerlewman Ginger’s blog: www.gingerlewman.org Andrea on Twitter: www.twitter.com/akbusybee Andrea’s blog: http://busybeeideas.blogspot.com/ …
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#STEAMmaker: Setting Them Free to Learn

#STEAMmaker: Setting Them Free to Learn | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
I saw this video today of rescued beagles experiencing sunshine and grass for the first time and I instantly recognized what I was seeing as student behavior at STEAMmaker Camp. I recognized the do...
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Aaron Bell - Changes For Mobile Device Management (Jerry The Tech Guy #8) - Remarkable Chatter

Aaron Bell - Changes For Mobile Device Management (Jerry The Tech Guy #8) - Remarkable Chatter | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Jerry talks to Aaron Bell, from the Nickerson school district about changes that have taken place since the iPad was introduced in 2010. Listen in to hear what Apple has done with the new DEP, device enrollment program, that keeps the device stay connected to the mother program.  This is exciting since they can always be pointed to the MDM which not only helps with supervision, but can help with thefts as well. …
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Kansas Senate passes school finance bill stripping funding for Common Core standards | Wichita Eagle

Kansas Senate passes school finance bill stripping funding for Common Core standards | Wichita Eagle | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
The Senate voted to halt state spending on Common Core on Thursday night, during debate over a court-ordered fix for funding inequities between school districts.
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Remarkable Chatter - Changing Minds, Changing Lives

Remarkable Chatter - Changing Minds, Changing Lives | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
Remarkable Chatter is Podcasting portal for students and teachers who are interested in exposure to core content emerging in the educational world!
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Crisis in Ukraine: Teaching resources

Crisis in Ukraine: Teaching resources | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
Looking for some resources to help with class discussions on the crisis in Ukraine? Here's a quick short list. Background: 2014 Crimean Crisis How History, Geography Help Explain Ukraine's Politica...
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FERPA - Family Education Rights and Privacy Act With Angie Stallbaumer (Jerry The Tech Guy #3) - Remarkable Chatter

FERPA - Family Education Rights and Privacy Act With Angie Stallbaumer (Jerry The Tech Guy #3) - Remarkable Chatter | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Angie Stallbaumer Policy Specialist/Staff Attorney at Kansas Association of School Boards KASB Legal Services  Kay Tibbs  Kay is the Technology Director for KASB.  She is a MACE (Mid-America Computers in Education) board member,  DEN STAR LC educator, Intel Senior Trainer, certified in Online Safety-Cyber Bullying and Celebrate Kansas Voices workshops. You can contact Jerry at: jerrythetechguy@gmail.com or call at: 731- GOT MACS (731-468-6227) "Subscribe to the blog" Receive an update straight to your inbox …
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Principal 4 Part 2: "The Young Child's Brain" (Literacy Principal #6) - Remarkable Chatter

Principal 4 Part 2: "The Young Child's Brain" (Literacy Principal #6) - Remarkable Chatter | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Principle 4 (Part 2): “The young child’s brain prepares to read far earlier than one might ever suspect, making use of almost all the raw material of early childhood.”  Maryanne Wolf Reading aloud to a young child develops the important structures that are foundational to the brain’s reading system.  Oral language development is directly related to the number of hours that children are engaged in meaningful conversation with an adult.  These conversations as …
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8 Ways to Maximize Your Podstock Experience

8 Ways to Maximize Your Podstock Experience | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
  I want to welcome a new guest blogger, Cindy Sheets, who has graciously agreed to share her tips for getting the most out of Podstock for your time and money! Cindy is a multi-year Podstock parti...
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Garage Band Lessons in Collaboration and Leadership

Garage Band Lessons in Collaboration and Leadership | ESSDACK - Education Trends & News | Scoop.it
As a teenager, I was in a band. Well...technically, I was in the band. Anyone who has survived high school can tell you that there is a huge difference. Guys in a band get gigs, friends, and dates. Guys in the band--they get punched.
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