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Seven Things Apple Doesn’t Tell You About iCloud | Mac|Life

Seven Things Apple Doesn’t Tell You About iCloud | Mac|Life | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Sure, there’s plenty to love about iCloud. After all, it’s a giant step up from Apple’s previous cloud efforts like MobileMe and .Mac, and it’s free. So what’s to complain about? Unfortunately, iCloud can’t do everything, so here’s a look at what Apple doesn’t tell you about their cloud service.

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90% of Parents Think Their Kids Are on Track in Math & Reading. The Real Number? Just 1 in 3, Survey Shows

90% of Parents Think Their Kids Are on Track in Math & Reading. The Real Number? Just 1 in 3, Survey Shows | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

This communication gap creates a significant disconnect in how parents think their children are doing in school versus reality. In its second national survey, Learning Heroes found that 9 in 10 parents think their children are performing at or above grade level in math and reading — but results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the Nation’s Report Card, shows that only 1 in 3 U.S. eighth-graders are proficient in math and reading. (The 74, August 1) 

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The education community continues to use a language that parents don’t speak...

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Student Athletes Have Audiences. Why Don’t Student Writers?

Student Athletes Have Audiences. Why Don’t Student Writers? | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
When students share their writing with an authentic audience, they raise their game.
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Students generally find writing experiences to be artificial. A common outcome of that artificiality is that teachers feel disappointed in the quality of writing turned in because the students are capable of better results. There are many components to improving writing skills through the writing process. The journey requires a destination, a Friday Night Lights event where students demonstrate what they have learned to an authentic audience.

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46 Rules of Genius, The: An Innovator's Guide to Creativity | Peachpit

46 Rules of Genius, The: An Innovator's Guide to Creativity | Peachpit | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Marty Neumeier, acclaimed author of The Brand Gap and other books on business creativity, has compressed decades of practical experience into The 46 Rules of Genius-46 glittering gems that will light your path to creative brilliance. This is an essential handbook for design thinkers, entrepreneurs, innovators, artists, marketers, educators, and creative leaders in every field.The rules in this book are timeless. None of them are new, yet they can help you create something new.
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As the author states, "we are not human beings; we are human becomings". This book is a great read for all in #education interested in unleashing the #genius in themselves and others

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Positive resolution strategies reduce bullying

Positive resolution strategies reduce bullying | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
SmartBlog on Education will shine a light on back-to-school teaching and learning trends during July. In this blog post, educational psychology profess
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Worth a read: "After evaluating subjects at ages 13 and 18, the findings revealed that of the 680 13-year-olds who said they were bullied frequently..." 

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The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest | Edudemic

The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest | Edudemic | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
If you’re wondering whether you should join Pinterest, we’ll show you how to get your account set up, how other educators are using Pinterest.
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Get pinning, people...

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Get pinning, people...

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Financial Literacy Month 2015 Resources

Financial Literacy Month 2015 Resources | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Financial literacy, National Financial Literacy Month, financial literacy lessons, basic financial literacy, financial literacy program, financial literacy education, financial literacy for beginners, resources to teach financial literacy, Money Management International
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April is Financial Literacy Month...

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Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Feel Safe To Take Risks

Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Feel Safe To Take Risks | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
The human ingenuity within any organisation are it's greatest competitive advantage. Yet according to the latest statistics, over half of todays workers are disengaged . When leaders are committed and actively working to engage, inspire and embolden – they unleash untapped potential and raise the bar not just on productivity, but on the value their organization contributes to all stakeholders.
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Be safe all the time...

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Be the leader you can be!

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I like "It’s in the human DNA to want a sense of purpose and meaning in our work as well as in our lives outside of it; to know that what we are doing with our time, talents and expertise is for something more than just a paycheck."

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5 Creative New Ways to Teach English as a Second Language

5 Creative New Ways to Teach English as a Second Language | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Learning Through TED Talks, Pocketing Learning, Duolingo, Smartboards, online library and reading tools
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English mastery, and more importantly confidence, is built on a solid foundation of speaking, speaking, speaking, but this author employs every opportunity to introduce technology into lessons.

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Google Docs "Cheat Sheet"

Google Docs "Cheat Sheet" | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
FREE DOWNLOAD: Google DOCS  Cheat Sheet! This Google Docs Cheat Sheet will give teachers and students an overview of the NEW Docs Home Screen, as well as a good overview of the available features in...
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This a good document for beginners from ShakeUpLearning.com  

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10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom

10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Alternative modes of delivering classroom instruction are all the rage. We’ve got face to face models, labs, rotations, online-only, self-blend & flipped.
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Acer's latest Chromebooks are built to survive the classroom

Acer's latest Chromebooks are built to survive the classroom | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Chromebooks are a big deal for schools because they're cheap and relatively easy to lock down. However, not just any Chromebook will do -- ideally, you w
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.@Scoopit Product Update: Rewards Program, Test Results, and Mobile Curation for All

.@Scoopit Product Update: Rewards Program, Test Results, and Mobile Curation for All | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
It’s pretty safe to say that it’s been a strong beginning to 2014 here at Scoop.it. We’ve been working, hypothesizing, testing, listening, and implementing pretty much since the clock struck midnight on January 1st. That said, I wanted to check in with you today to give you some insight into what’s going on over here - including some pretty big and exciting new announcements! Continue reading →
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There is no better curation tool than #Scoopit (www.scoop.itin the world, and today they proved it again. As one of their top curators, the Scoopit Team rewarded me with a free, lifetime pro subscription. At $12.99 per month, that is an extremely generous offer, and I couldn't be more grateful. 


There is no better tool for #education curration, and the people who run it are truly class acts...

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2 Pros And 2 Cons To Education Technology - Edudemic

2 Pros And 2 Cons To Education Technology - Edudemic | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
There are some important reasons to integrate education technology. However, there are some key considerations to make before doing so.
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How Technology Helps Education

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How Technology Hinders Education
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Using technology as a resource for learning and not the "Answer".

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Educators using music to make connections to STEM

Educators using music to make connections to STEM | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

One educator with the Urban Arts Collective is combining hip-hop music and culture with architecture concepts in a series of summer camps

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One educator with the Urban Arts Collective is combining hip-hop music and culture with architecture concepts in a series of summer camps

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Tens Of Thousands More Women And Minorities Are Taking Computer Science

Tens Of Thousands More Women And Minorities Are Taking Computer Science | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
The Advanced Placement program has scored a win for diversity with the help of Silicon Valley.
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According to figures just released, from 2016 to 2017 the number of underrepresented minorities who took an AP Computer Science exam nearly tripled, from 8,283 to 22,199. The number of girls shot up from 12,642 to 29,708.

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Students’ ed-tech opinions might surprise you

Students’ ed-tech opinions might surprise you | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Students are more thoughtful about technology use than many adults give them credit for...
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The Ultimate Guide to Online Courses

The Ultimate Guide to Online Courses | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Online courses, many of which are totally free, have revolutionized the way in which many people access professional and personal development.
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5 Actions of Transformational Leaders

5 Actions of Transformational Leaders | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
As a business leader, inspiring people to follow you in pursuit of your company’s mission is your job. After all, your personal success is directly linked to the success of the company. If the top and bottom lines don’t improve, you don’t have [...]
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4 Essential Steps to Becoming a Transformational Leader

Ask anyone what they think of when they hear the word “leader” and you will likely get an answer that widely differs from the next. The fact is there is no “o…
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Do you have it in you? #transformationalleadership 

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EDpuzzle: Make a video your lessons...

EDpuzzle: Make a video your lessons... | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.
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This looks interesting: Make a video your lessons...

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This app allows you to customize learning!

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This looks interesting: Make a video your lessons...

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16 of the Best Financial Literacy Resources for 2015

16 of the Best Financial Literacy Resources for 2015 | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Money is a necessary tool & can lead its untrained users into negative situations. So why then isn't financial literacy a requirement in more US schools?
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Get ready: April is the official National Financial Literacy Month...

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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Tips to make sure classroom technology is focused on asking students to be creative, collaborative and analytical.
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I know it's on your mind... #BYOD

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50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers
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Not a bad list; worth a review...

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Not a bad list; worth a review...

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5 Ways To Get Better At Twitter - Edudemic

5 Ways To Get Better At Twitter - Edudemic | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
How do you make the leap from admittedly passive Twitter newbie to 'active' participant? This post deals with some things to keep in mind as you work to get better at Twitter and grow your PLN.
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The basics for anyone trying Twitter...

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Using twitter actively for our PLN