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Six Lazy Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Being Productive

Six Lazy Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Being Productive | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Forcing yourself to be productive is tough, but it's not just willpower and self-control that help you to get things done.
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Women's History Month: A Collection of Teaching Resources | Scholastic.com

Women's History Month: A Collection of Teaching Resources | Scholastic.com | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Celebrate Women's History Month with lesson plans and online activities to honor women who made a difference.
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K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities - FREE Teaching and Learning Resources

K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities - FREE Teaching and Learning Resources | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
offers 350 lessons on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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With Biodesign, Life is Not Only the Subject of Art, But the Medium Too

With Biodesign, Life is Not Only the Subject of Art, But the Medium Too | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Artists are borrowing from biology to create dazzling biodesigns that challenge our aesthetics—and our place in nature
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How could this idea be translated into our schools? Could science and art teachers work together & get kids involved in creative uses of science materials? Isn't this what STEM (which IMHO should be STREAM) is all about?

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73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities

73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
A new Pew study looks at teachers' increased technology use, but also expresses educators' concerns about the digital divide.
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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 2, 2013 10:00 AM

This article is more about use of technology in the classroom and access than it is about cell phone use. 

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, March 4, 2013 8:19 AM
True; the cell phone is just becoming a more ubiquitous tool in schools that once banned them entirely.
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Educators Go From Soloists to Choreographers in the Future School Day | MindShift

Educators Go From Soloists to Choreographers in the Future School Day | MindShift | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Different levels of experience and expertise create a vibrant learning environment. Joe Ross leads the California region of Citizen Schools, a nonprofi
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What Would You Do If You Were U.S. Secretary of Education?

What Would You Do If You Were U.S. Secretary of Education? | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
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Enter Here: Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling | Literacy in Learning Exchange

Enter Here: Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling | Literacy in Learning Exchange | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects

Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
More and more, we're hearing the term "Digital Citizenship." I think we should simply call it "Citizenship."

In our increasingly connected world, what it means to be a citizen is contextualized by m
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7 Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard

7 Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
7 Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard
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Interactive Analysis of Tolkien's Works | Visual.ly

Interactive Analysis of Tolkien's Works | Visual.ly | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Explore the Lord of the Ring, the Silmarillion and the Hobbit like never before. Sentiment analysis, keyword frequency, character mentions and mush mo
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Angela Forshee's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:03 PM

One way to analyse a script is through Burkean analysis, which utilizes word, sentence, theme, and scenic repetitions to locate important moments and ideas of a play. This article demonstrates, using Lord of the Rings, different methods of such, including word counts and repetitive topics.

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About DCMP

About DCMP | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The Described and Captioned Media Program is a free-loan library of accessible educational media for use by teachers and family member of K-12 students with a vision or hearing loss. This U.S.
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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: The Tech Savvy Administrator...

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: The Tech Savvy Administrator... | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Lesson Plans - Teachers.Net

Lesson Plans - Teachers.Net | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
4,500 FREE lesson plans, including preschool activities and kindergarten lesson plans. Teachers share and archive great ideas, thematic units, classroom projects, printables and more
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No classroom experience? Hanna Skandera has something in common with US Sec of Education

No classroom experience? Hanna Skandera has something in common with US Sec of Education | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
On the eve of a crucial confirmation hearing in the Senate Rules Committee, opponents of Hanna Skandera have based some of their criticism of the would-be secretary of the state's Public Education ...
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Is this the crux of the issue with the de-professionalization of teachers and general disrespect of public schools? The head of the entire country's education department has less experience with the day-to-day issues facing teachers, administrators, and schools than a 1st year teacher. It is very easy to stand on the outside looking in and passing judgment on teacher quality, isn't it?

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10 Vintage Menus That Are a Feast for the Eyes, If Not the Stomach

10 Vintage Menus That Are a Feast for the Eyes, If Not the Stomach | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
From the late-19th century to the 1970s, restaurants had one surefire way of standing out
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Research leads to cutting-edge classroom

Research leads to cutting-edge classroom | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Researchers in the First-Year Writing Program implemented a new flexible classroom layout which encourages alternative teaching styles and decreases costs. 
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Flip Your Classroom With the Edmodo Scavenger Hunt | Edmodo – Where learning happens.

Flip Your Classroom With the Edmodo Scavenger Hunt | Edmodo – Where learning happens. | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Using Google Hangouts for Teacher Development

"How is your family? Whoa! What's that on your head? Is that a wig?" "Give her a mustache!" "Great pirate!" "What did you eat for your Thanksgiving feast? Nice hat!" Between the guffaws and be
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Response: Many Ways English Teachers Can Improve Their Craft

Response: Many Ways English Teachers Can Improve Their Craft | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations

10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Communicating visually is one of the most effective ways to explain complex concepts and relationships, both internally with your teammates and externally with your clients.
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