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Social Media and Schools as Professional Learning Communities: Building Your Personal Network with Twitter

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Excellent in depth article on Twitter as professional learning source - from Brisbane Catholic Education’s Information and Resourcing Centre. "The power of Twitter is that it places the teacher at the centre of a network to which all parts are equally accessible. Teachers who use Twitter can access not only traditional sources of information, but also the expertise and advice of internationally renowned experts from across many fields within and beyond education. Research has identified six ‘common patterns of participation’ for users of Twitter..."


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Kay Oddone's comment, October 19, 2011 5:52 PM
Thank you for sharing our ResourceLink blog post - I'm so thrilled that our work is being shared so widely! Kay Cantwell, Education Officer: Digital Learning, ResourceLink, Brisbane Catholic Education, Qld Australia.

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How to use a breadboard - The MagPi Magazine

How to use a breadboard - The MagPi Magazine | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Most of our projects are tested using a small piece of plastic known as a breadboard. Officially, it’s known as a ‘solderless breadboard’ because it enables you to use circuit parts without soldering them together.

Electrical components are connected by pushing them into the holes in a breadboard. These holes are connected in strips, as shown in the main image. If you push a wire, or a different component, into one hole in a strip, and another wire into the hole next to it, it’s as if you’d physically joined (or soldered) the two wires.

In the old days, people would either solder wire components together on an actual breadboard, or they’d wrap wires together around nails in a pinboard.

For a lot of Raspberry Pi fans, using a breadboard is part of life. But for many newcomers this quirky piece of kit is baffling: a smorgasbord of holes arranged in rows and columns that seem to make little sense.

So we think it’s high time we had a beginner’s guide to how a breadboard works. In this tutorial, we’ll explain how these holes are arranged, and how to set up a circuit on your breadboard.

If you already know all this, feel free to move on. If not, stick around and learn about one of the most fun things you can do: building your own circuits and hooking hardware up to your Raspberry Pi.


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7 hidden iPhone tricks that only power users know about - Business Insider

7 hidden iPhone tricks that only power users know about - Business Insider | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
There's no doubt that Apple's iOS software is a robust operating system that can do nearly everything you'd ever want your phone to do. But because the software is packed with so many features, some tricks and tools get buried in the software. Here are 7 tricks that you probably didn't know your iPhone could do.

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Fun Games with S.T.E.M. Games for Kids - Building blocks

Today we are doing a S.T.E.M. activity. S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. For this activity we will need 1

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Good ideas.  Start them young with STEM activities. 
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Instagram in EDU - @JCasaTodd

Instagram in EDU - @JCasaTodd | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Last night I moderated a panel discussion about Instagram in the classroom. It was my first time doing anything that cognitively demanding in 3 months. There were a few guffaws (for example you will need fast forward 3 minutes because I didn’t realize we were live), and I was not able to moderate the Twitter or Youtube live chat.  Nonetheless, it was a really good conversation and the panelists, Kayla Delzer, Aviva Dunsiger and Jam Gamble were awesome.

The Tweet & Talk focused on these big ideas for using Instagram

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