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Sophie Blanchard — First Woman Balloon Pilot ‹ HistoricWings.com :: A Magazine for Aviators, Pilots and Adventurers

Sophie Blanchard — First Woman Balloon Pilot ‹ HistoricWings.com :: A Magazine for Aviators, Pilots and Adventurers | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Her fame was such that after her death, Jules Verne would write mention of her in his book, Five Weeks in a Balloon.

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Sophie Blanchard – The High Flying Frenchwoman Who Revealed the Thrill and Danger of Ballooning

Sophie Blanchard – The High Flying Frenchwoman Who Revealed the Thrill and Danger of Ballooning | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Blanchard was said to be afraid of riding in a carriage, but she became one of the great promoters of human flight ,,, 

the development of gas balloons, made possible by the discovery of hydrogen by British scientist Henry Cavendish in 1766, quickly supplanted hot-air balloons, since they could fly higher and further. More and more pioneers were drawn to new feats in ballooning,


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Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitterthe development of gas balloons, made possible by the discovery of hydrogen by British scientist Henry Cavendish in 1766, quickly supplanted hot-air balloons, since they could fly higher and further. More and more pioneers were drawn to new feats in ballooning,


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Category:Sophie Blanchard - Wikimedia Commons

Category:Sophie Blanchard - Wikimedia Commons | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Sophie Blanchard (25 March 1778 – 6 July 1819) was a French aeronaut and the wife of ballooning pioneer Jean-Pierre Blanchard. Blanchard was the first woman to work as a professional balloonist, and after her husband's death she continued ballooning, making more than 60 ascents.

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Web Literacy Education for Educators

Web Literacy Education for Educators | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.

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Resources for Educators and Students on Digital Literacies. 

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Educators need web literacy:

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thanks!!!

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it

2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

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Yet another "best of" site, but many are new to me and the are free and web-based.

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OpenEd | Worlds Largest K-12 Open Educational Resources

OpenEd | Worlds Largest K-12 Open Educational Resources | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it

 

OpenEd - largest K-12 educational resource catalog, with over a million Common Core-aligned videos, games and assessments. Focused on offering Common Core and other standard aligned resources.


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Worth spending more time looking through the resources here. I'm particularly interested in the playlists (aka curation) - selection of open resources, and sequencing from a knowledgeable trusted source.

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The time is now to sign up to these world class resources for your teaching and learning environments.

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Habits You Need To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Habits You Need To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups.  Our emotional intelligence — the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others — can play a critical role in determining our happiness and success (Daniel Goleman). 


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SOPHIE BLANCHARD (1778 –1819) First Women to Fly Solo in a Hot Air Balloon

SOPHIE BLANCHARD (1778 –1819)  First Women to Fly Solo in a Hot Air Balloon | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Blanchard passed out during several flights because of the high altitude, and she encountered freezing temperatures when she cruised at 12,000 feet.  In 1811, she had to stay airborne for over 14 hours to avoid a hail storm.  And sometimes landing was just as risky.  One time her balloon made a crash landing in a marsh, and she almost drowned.

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Sophie Blanchard | QuickiWiki

Sophie Blanchard | QuickiWiki | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it

In 1819, she became the first woman to be killed in an aviation accident when, during an exhibition in the Tivoli Gardens in Paris, she launched fireworks that ignited the gas in her balloon. Her craft crashed on the roof of a house and she fell to her death.

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Life of an Educator: 8 things I'd like to change in schools

Life of an Educator: 8 things I'd like to change in schools | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it
8 things I'd like to change in schools I'd like to see fewer walls. I think walls are limiting and confining and make it way too easy for silos to form. Information is stymied and doesn't flow well when walls prevent the information transfer. When we tear down walls, a whole new world becomes possible.
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10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching - A.J. Juliani

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching - A.J. Juliani | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it
What is innovative teaching? The answer is always changing. Here's a list of ways we can innovate while technology, standards, and content all change.
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Commandments - no, but good suggestions.

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Check out if You Correctly Integrate Technology Using This Outstanding Rubric | ETML

Check out if You Correctly Integrate Technology Using This Outstanding Rubric | ETML | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Now that you have started thinking critically about the technology you use in your classroom, you will need answers to some questions you have.  Technology Integration Matrix has all the answers you might need.


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More detailed information at each level than other integration rubrics.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 11, 2014 9:29 PM

This is an outstanding active blended learning / integrated technology rubric for the 21st century teaching and learning environment. Well Done!

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8 Tips For Updating Your Teaching

8 Tips For Updating Your Teaching | K-8 teaching and learning | Scoop.it

8 Tips For Updating Your Teaching To Something Messier


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The Jackson Pollock analogy is apt - won't appeal to everyone

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