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Global Collaboration for Pre-K

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I am so excited!

I found someone who wanted to do some Pre-K collaboration from North Carolina. I can't even remember how we met (I think it was the Global Education Conference).

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Check out this Second Life Marketplace Item!

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Thanks for choosing my store! Please come to visit it, you will be always welcome.
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How to Understand Cyberbullying: From a Teen’s Experience

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Are You a Teacher Kids Can Tell? From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter When bad things happen – do kids have someone they trust? Are you that someone? It breaks my heart when today’s brave teenager Sarah Beeghley speaks out about her bouts with bullying. Now a high school senior, Sarah talks about the heartbreaking journey she experienced. For this reason, I’m asking that you listen and discuss — she’s using her pain to help improve the world. Listen to this show on BAM Radio Network | iTunes I hope that we’ll all understand what it is like to be bullied so we can better help those who struggle. Sure, there are two sides to the story. But I lived this for five years. I know what it is like to be made fun of the moment you walk on campus. I cannot imagine the terror and heartache I would have lived if my taunters could have gotten to me at home or in my private time. It took me time away from school just to get up the strength to go back. It is tough to empathize unless you, your child, or your grandchild or someone you love dearly has experienced this sort of thing. But there are times we can get a glimpse. Today’s show is one of those glimpses into the life of someone who struggled and is coming out for the better. Children are petty and hurtful. I don’t see everything, but I can be like Gandalf the wizard and put my staff in the ground and say, “you shall not pass” to bullying behavior. My room is a safe place. No bullying. No “picking on.” No unkind words. Now, will I miss stuff? Of course. Like when I sift flour to make biscuits – somehow unsifted pieces make through. No matter how hard I try, there will be things I am oblivious to and miss. However, I will not let the impossibility of the task keep me from clearly stating what my class will be. My class will be safe. Students can come to me and trust me. May we all be more sensitive. Is there a “Sarah Beeghley” that you know? Is there a child struggling? Take the time to have a conversation. Trust your gut instinct on this. Just show you care today. Please. Today’s Sponsor Bloomz Bloomz is your one-stop solution for parent-teacher communications. More than just connecting with their cell phones, you can send long or short messages. You can share pictures and links. You can even coordinate volunteer schedules, donations, and parent-teacher conferences. I’m using Bloomz in my classroom. Get the Bloomz App Show Notes: I didn’t trust my teachers enough to go to them because I knew they would laugh it off. It got to the point where I didn’t want to go to school anymore. [The school had] no policy on bullying or cyberbullying at the time. Through  @The_Geeky_Girl , I’m making teachers, parents, and students aware of cyberbullying and bullying that’s happening in the classroom. http://www.thegeekygirl.net/ https://www.facebook.com/sarahthegeekygirl Show notes by Lisa Durff. Who is Sarah Beeghley? Sarah Beeghley@the_geeky_girl  is a high school senior looking to educate teachers, parents, and students on the effects of cyberbullying inside and outside the classroom. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above. If this show meant something to you, will you leave a review? The post How to Understand Cyberbullying: From a Teen’s Experience appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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How to Teach Students Who Struggle with Self Control

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Research Spotlight From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Misbehavior happens in the classroom. From time to time, it happens to every teacher or principal. You can get angry, or you can make progress. With this in mind, Dr. Reggie Melrose explains a reason for some of the most difficult behavior. According to the National Center for Health Statistics , emotional dysregulation occurs in around 5% of students in the United States. Furthermore, 8% of kids with emotional dysregulation are from lower income or disadvantaged homes. Emotional dysregulation impacts not only the child and you as the teacher. If you don’t know how to respond, it can negatively affect your entire classroom. We must remember that when we interact with students, our entire class watches. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes Dr. Reggie points out that many times we teachers just focus only on changing student behavior. Understandably, we just try to relieve the problem. If we’re going to make progress, however, we must move past just changing behavior. For example, instead of focusing on the “to do” list with misbehaving students, we have to concentrate on the “to be” list. This tip is one of many pointers that Dr. Reggie Melrose gives in today’s show. If you’re struggling with behavior in your classroom, today’s show can help. Today’s Sponsor, Bloomz Bloomz is your one-stop solution for parent-teacher communications. More than just connecting with their cell phones, you can send long or short messages. You can share pictures and links. You can even coordinate volunteer schedules, donations, and parent-teacher conferences. I’m using Bloomz in my classroom. Check out the Bloomz App Show Notes: We are meant to develop a capacity to regulate emotional state. For some children this eludes them. The nervous system that is dysregulated does need space and time When [children] are experiencing stress and trauma, they need more space and time, they need our compassion, much more than they need our punishment Rather than being a perfect storm, it is a perfect opportunity for Brain Charge It only takes 60 seconds of space and time at the beginning of each day We recognize that we are living in a very stressful time We teach the brain how to regulate itself by taking 60 seconds each day. Show notes by Lisa Durff. Who is Dr. Reggie Melrose? Psychologist Dr. Reggie Melrose @drmelrose  is the best-selling author of The 60 Seconds Fix and creator of Brain Charge™: The K-12 Curriculum. She has authored several other noteworthy resources including the groundbreaking books, You Can Heal Your Child and Why Students Underachieve . She is a well-known international speaker and consultant specializing in the application of current neuroscience to educational practice and parenting. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above. If this show meant something to you, will you leave a review? The post How to Teach Students Who Struggle with Self Control appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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FREE WEBINAR: Best Practices for a Top-Notch Blended Learning Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Blended Learning is a method of learning where online classrooms blend with the face to face classroom. During this month's free webinar I'll be taking you inside my blended learning classroom with a practical view on what works.  Register nowFREE Blended Learning Best Practices Webinar Wednesday, November 30, 20164:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST​ / […] The post FREE WEBINAR: Best Practices for a Top-Notch Blended Learning Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Register now for the OpenSim conference –

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Press release: Registration is now open for the 4th annual OpenSimulator Community Conference

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Ice Skating at Wolves Lands Waterfall

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I do love ice skating! The skate rink opens tomorrow at Wolves Lands at the Waterfall (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/39/64/21) Take your picture skating at Wolves Lands at tag it #IceSkateWolves Let's see how many we can get.
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3 lovely Margaretha gowns at Just Imagine

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The Margaretha gown is available in green, red, and blue. Each gown comes in 5 mesh sizes with a flexi lace collar and a matching headpiece. Pick your outfit up today at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/215/205/21
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Thinking Critically through Digital Media

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In a world where anyone with an internet connection can access, create and share information, opinions and beliefs, it has become increasingly important that students are not only able to assess the credibility of sources but also to look more deeply at the underlying motivations, beliefs and bias of the creator.
Thinking Critically through Digital Media enables teachers to use authentic materials and digital tools combined with motivating communicative tasks to develop students’ abilities to function as critical and well informed digital citizens.


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Cuestionemos y cuidemos la credibilidad de nuestra información. Hoy en día es muy común compartir, sin antes verificar. Y verificar tus fuentes e informaciones es uno de los pilares básicos de un periodismo de calidad. 
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It is an interesting book since help teachers to be aware on how digital media is important through tasks and information. The use of this kind of books are useful  because enable teachers to use authentic material combined with several skills to develop student's critical thinking.
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The Digital Skills Metro Map

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All Aboard is rising to the challenge identified in the national Digital Roadmap of building our ‘digital capacity,’ not just in terms of infrastructure, but also in terms of people, their skills, their levels of confidence and their ability to critique and challenge pre-conceptions.


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Tous les points fondamentaux du digital  en une seule carte interactive!
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Idéé originale pour représenter les compétences digitales.
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The Secret to Effective Technology Integration in Schools

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Powerful Learning First, Technology Second From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Powerful learning first technology second. What does this mean in the classroom? Well, have you heard the school that bragged that “we have all new, shiny ______.” And in the blank insert Chromebook, iPads, BYOD, or laptops. It doesn’t really matter what shiny new thing they purchased. These schools just had “things.” And supposedly “these things” were going to make everything better at school. No personal development. No training of the teachers. Just the mere existence of this shiny, bright, “thing” was going to make everything better at the school. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes Let me make a point. You can’t buy “things” to fix problems that are caused by human behavior. Technology can make a good teacher better, but there is no technology fix to make a poor teacher anything but poor. In fact, I’ve seen that technology can make a poor teacher worse because of the potential for a loss of control. For a while, everybody thought the “bright, shiny thing” theory would be true. Until reports of breakage and discipline issues arose like a sea monster. This is what happens when you put in the hardware, buy the software, but you don’t take time to educate the human software that is so necessary for the effective use of education technology in schools. You can’t just buy “stuff” and expect improvement and change. In today’s show, George Couros and I have a conversation about how you can put learning first and make the learning more powerful using education technology. It’s a little bit of a harder answer than just “let’s buy stuff.” But then again, the greatest things in this life aren’t for sale. The greatest things in life always have to be worked for, and  an effective education technology is no exception. Thank You to Today’s Sponsor, Bloomz Bloomz is your one-stop solution for parent-teacher communications. More than just connecting with their cell phones, you can send long or short messages. You can share pictures and links. You can even coordinate volunteer schedules, donations, and parent-teacher conferences. I’m using Bloomz in my classroom. Get the Bloomz App Show Notes: What we need to do when we purchase new technology? How do we effectively use technology in powerful ways? Are there examples of where schools have put technology first learning second, and what does that look like when it happens? What is the answer for effective education technology implementation? Hear the Full Innovator’s Mindset Series with George Couros. Who is George Couros? George Couros is an Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant and the author of the book, “The Innovator’s Mindset.” You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above. If this show meant something to you, will you leave a review? The post The Secret to Effective Technology Integration in Schools appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Why Do We Ask Kids to Sit Down and Learn When the Research Says…

Why Do We Ask Kids to Sit Down and Learn When the Research Says… | Durff | Scoop.it
How Sedentary Education Hurts Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Many kids may not have ADD or ADHD but have those symptoms because their school is requiring them to sit for such long periods of time, according to Dr. Brad Johnson. Today’s guest shares the latest research about physical activity and school performance. Not surprisingly, Brad speaks against “sedentary education” and the negative impact it has on learning and student health. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes In support physical education, Brad shares how classrooms in Finland take fifteen minutes for every forty five minutes of learning for recess. Thus, Finnish teachers get more done in that 45 minute period than most teachers get done in 60 minutes of sedentary learning. Additionally, Brad also notes that only one in twelve students today has the core strength of students from the 1980’s . However, this isn’t just about physical activity. Interestingly, core strength effects the same area of the brain (executive functioning) as learning. Therefore, Brad says, core strength can help improve achievement. Thank You Bloomz! Today’s Sponsor. Bloomz is your one-stop solution for parent-teacher communications. More than just connecting with their cell phones, you can send long or short messages. You can share pictures and links. You can even coordinate volunteer schedules, donations, and parent-teacher conferences. I’m using Bloomz in my classroom. Get the Bloomz App Show Notes: What are the academic reasons we need more movement in our classrooms? What did Dr. Mark Benden at Texas A&M discover that has allowed some students in classrooms to reduce their medication for ADD & ADHD? Are there some simple activities that help students learn better? (Even by the desk.) How do you justify the increase in physical activity to administrators and those who are evaluating you as a teacher? Check out Brad’s book  Learning on Your Feet: Incorporating Physical Activity in the K-8 classroom . Who is Dr. Brad Johnson? Dr. Brad Johnson is an international speaker in the field of education. He is author of What Schools Don’t Teach: 20 Ways to Help Students Excel in School and in Life and his latest book, From School Administrator to School Leader: 15 Keys to Maximizing Your Leadership Potential . You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above. Or, subscribe below and I’ll send you an email each time a new show releases . If this show meant something to you, will you leave a review? The post Why Do We Ask Kids to Sit Down and Learn When the Research Says… appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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AVI Choice Award Nominations!

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JUST IMAGINE has been nominated in two categories for the coveted AVI Choice Award! Thank you to all our supporters for their nominations. JUST IMAGINE is nominated in these categories: 
1. Women's Casual Apparel 
2. Women's Formal Apparel  

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Serena Imagine Art Center has been nominated in the favorite art gallery category for the coveted AVI Choice Award! Thank you to all our supporters for their nominations. Cast your vote for the finalists by November 28

Cast your votes now.. Voting ends Nov 28th at 5:00 pm SLT . As always, voting is limited to 1 vote per person, per category. Thank you for joining us to applaud our favorites in Second Life! 
 
HERE VOTE FOR FASHION CATEGORIES  - https://avichoiceawards.com/fashion-awards-vote-here/

HERE VOTE FOR ARTS CATEGORIES HERE
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Make your vote count

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Vote your conscience November 8th - vote for moral fiber, not a party line ! http://buff.ly/2f2ZtwI
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How Do I Help My Substitute Teacher Make Progress with My Students?

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Spotlight on Practical Everyday Teaching Problems From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As a teacher, there are times many of us will substitute for our peers. Substitutes are fantastic professionals who do a tremendous service for schools. If you have some great substitute teachers, treat them well. But there are things you can do to help good substitute teachers be even better. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes Some teachers just leave short notes. Remarkably, one of the best things I’ve done in a long time is to create my own substitute teacher manual . In addition to giving me peace of mind, it also helps my substitute do a better job of meeting the needs of students in my classroom. Furthermore, a great substitute teacher manual also helps kids make progress by helping the substitute see the big picture and more. Get the Bloomz App Let’s talk about how. In today’s show I talk with Simon Youd, a teacher who has had quite a bit of experience as a substitute (relief) teacher. He compares a variety of experiences and shares what works and what doesn’t. I encourage you to reflect on today’s show and take some time to create a substitute teacher manual including some emergency lesson plans for those days when you’re not well or just have to be out unexpectedly. There are also many other items you need to leave behind: allergy information, seating charts, forms, and commonly asked questions. Today’s Sponsor: Bloomz Bloomz is your one-stop solution for parent-teacher communications. More than just connecting with their cell phones, you can send long or short messages. You can share pictures and links. You can even coordinate volunteer schedules, donations, and parent-teacher conferences. I’m using Bloomz in my classroom. Show Notes: Leave messages for your relief teacher helping them understand how does this lesson fits into the theme and what is coming up next? By knowing this information, it helps you and the students connect to what they are doing If there is a relief folder you could leave that could help understand you class….these are things we don’t know about your class. http://www.saylearner.com/ https://simonyoudteaching.wordpress.com/ https://twitter.com/simonyoud Who is Simon Youd? Simon Youd is a husband and father of 6, currently a relief teacher, looking for permanent work, living in Port Sorell Tasmania, Australia. He has taught PE, grade 5/6, high school math, and science. Simon is interested in the purposeful integration of technology, personalising learning for teachers and students, and podcasting. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above. If this show meant something to you, will you leave a review? The post How Do I Help My Substitute Teacher Make Progress with My Students? appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

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Digital Citizenship Spotlight From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Most students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet. Even worse, many students have no filter when they consider what they should share. Schools and parents need to get smart about how they talk to kids about smartphones. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes In today’s show, we talk with digital citizenship pioneer, Dr. Mike Ribble, about a cutting-edge issue: student smartphone use. How should we talk about them with kids? How do we open lines of communication? Let’s focus on smartphones and get educated about what we should do to help keep kids safe from the world and from their own childish irresponsibility. Today’s Sponsor: Bloomz Bloomz is your one-stop solution for parent-teacher communications. More than just connecting with their cell phones, you can send long or short messages. You can share pictures and links. You can even coordinate volunteer schedules, donations, and parent-teacher conferences. I’m using Bloomz in my classroom. Learn More About Bloomz Show Notes: A lot of times teachers become one of the last ones that know what is really going on. As teachers, we should really talk about what is appropriate, what should we be doing, how should we be doing it, and if there are problems — how do we talk about that? We need to show them….we want you to do this in the right way Respecting others….there are private things we don’t need to share about other people. We need to help kids know that what they do online can hurt people in the real world. Show notes by Lisa Durff. Who is Mike Ribble? Dr. Mike Ribble @digcitizen , author of the books Digital Citizenship in Schools (3rd Ed.) and Raising a Digital Child , has worked within the education field his entire career. He serves as a Technology Director for a school district in Kansas. Mike is also the co-chair of the ISTE Digital Citizenship PLN. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above. If this show meant something to you, will you leave a review? The post How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely? appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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What Does Supportive Teacher Centered Professional Development Look Like?

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Research Spotlight with Dr. Matthew Kraft From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter When a teacher first starts teaching, we know that their learning improves dramatically. Learning to be a good teacher will happen in just about any school during those first few years. But, over time there are schools where teachers keep learning. Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen in most schools. In this episode, we will study some important research that shows us the type of schools where teachers continue to learn how to be a better teacher. This is a very important show for curriculum directors, professional developers, and especially principals. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes However, don’t think that teachers have no control. When we teachers begin to think differently and connect with other teachers who have a can-do attitude, we can change things. Remember, teachers, you can decide to learn. Just by banding together and supporting each other, we can make a huge difference, as you’ll learn. Today’s Sponsor: Bloomz Bloomz is your one-stop solution for parent-teacher communications. More than just connecting with their cell phones, you can send long or short messages. You can share pictures and links. You can even coordinate volunteer schedules, donations, and parent-teacher conferences. I’m using Bloomz in my classroom. Get the Bloomz App Show Notes: Dr. Matthew Kraft Put simply, the research found that teachers improve at much faster rates when they work in school that provide supportive professional environments. 6 dimensions of strong professional work environments Schools that had orderly and clear discipline rules Schools that had frequent and high quality peer collaboration Schools that had supportive and responsive school leadership Schools were there were sustained and context specific professional development opportunities Schools that had strong cultures characterized by mutual trust and respect Schools where evaluations provided meaningful feedback that teachers could use to improvie their practice Not only do individual teachers matter, but the school context in which those teachers work also matters … for student learning. Without these supportive professional environments, teachers are not able to deliver the most effective instruction and improve on the job as well as they might be able to otherwise. Today’s notes were compiled by my research assistant, Lisa Durff. Thank you, Lisa! Who is Matthew Kraft? Matthew Kraft @MatthewAKraft is an Assistant Professor of Education and Economics at Brown University. He studies human capital policies in education with a focus on teacher effectiveness and organizational change in K-12 urban public schools. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above. If this show meant something to you, will you leave a review? The post What Does Supportive Teacher Centered Professional Development Look Like? appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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"A winter tale" Un conte d'hiver by Nils Urqhart

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"A winter tale" Un conte d'hiver by Nils Urqhart 

You are cordially invited to the opening of an exhibit by Nils Urqhart. 

His exhibit "A winter tale" / Un conte d'hiver includes enchanted pictures of winter landscapes sprinkled with snow and ice. 

The opening is Friday November 25 at 1:00 pm SLT at 
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Visit the Olive Oasis at Wolves Lands

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Grazing deer, a swinging bench, relax on this mountaintip oasis. A perfect spot to escape from the holiday rush. Did you see that furry animal peaking out of the log at you? Take the tp from our new landing point. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/152/116/22
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Purpose of Electoral College

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The purpose of our electoral college is clear. Unfit people are not allowed to take office.
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Meet The Hummingbirds at Wolves Lands 

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Be sure to check out all the nooks and crannies around Wolves Lands this autumn! The landing point and Sakura Hill have been updated for the season! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/152/116/22
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12 Ways To Use Padlet In Your Classroom Tomorrow!

12 Ways To Use Padlet In Your Classroom Tomorrow! | Durff | Scoop.it
Let me introduce you to one of my new go-to tech tools: Padlet. It's free, it's easy-to-use, and it's awesome. Oh, and did I mention... no signup needed? Padlet is essentially a digital poster that can be individually or collaboratively created. Simply visit the website and click "Create" to get started building your "wall" today. Then,…

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 11, 3:25 AM
The Padlet is good to use when all the students have an internet connected device, a tablet, for example, and they have go in for audience polls, and short answers. The results and the responses can be seen by all on a screen in the classroom. All our classrooms have wifi and projectors which can be connected to laptops.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 14, 9:47 AM
Padlet, c'est un chouette outil. A utiliser, surtout aussi pour son aspect visuel.
Leslie Varela's curator insight, November 14, 11:47 PM
In my opinión this interesting tool contributes to create a good atmosphere where students can interact and share their knowledge and investigations with the whole class. Personally, I would like to use this tool in three different ways: 1) Create a feedback wall where students can post suggestions and express concerns anonymously. 2) Build a matching exercise on the wall and have students rearrange the photos and text to solve, and 3) Create a digital map and have students post their findings about new cultures. The main idea is to teach the topics using other alternatives in order to motivate students participation.
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Biggest Supermoon in nearly 70 years lights up the sky November 2016

Biggest Supermoon in nearly 70 years lights up the sky November 2016 | Durff | Scoop.it
According to NASA, the biggest Supermoon of the century will light up the sky on November 14, 2016.
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New improved Landing Point at Wolves Lands!

New improved Landing Point at Wolves Lands! | Durff | Scoop.it
Be sure to check out all the nooks and crannies around Wolves Lands this autumn! The landing point and sakura hill have been updated for the season! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/152/116/22
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How to Help Your Students Work Through Traumatic Experiences

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Including Important Tips for Running Active Shooter Drills at School From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students today seem to have more sensitive, traumatic issues than ever before. But sometimes the drills we do — active shooter drills, for example — can cause their own type of trauma. Some kids might even need to opt out of some of those drills.  Child trauma psychologist, Dr. Steven Berkowitz helps us understand children and trauma. This episode will help us all be more sensitive to the emotional needs of students and parents who have been through some tough issues. Sometimes we need to talk about hard, unpleasant things. We learn what to do because we love children and we want to do right by them. But there are also some things that come up in this discussion about conducting code blue drills. For example, do you practice your parent notification system as part of the drill? Do you tell parents? We touch on these and more issues relating to childhood trauma and active shooter drills in schools. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes Classtag: A Tool to Help with Parent Support Parents and teachers need to be partners. Bring parents in the loop. Be intentional to help parents know how to support your classroom. That’s one of the things that caught my attention about a new app called ClassTag . Get Support Class Tag’s primary focus is turning parents into partners . They’ve developed a tool for strengthening and deepening the support parents give teachers from home. At the heart of the tool is a system for effortlessly showing parents how to give you the support you and your student need. I’ll tell you more about this tool in the coming weeks. Check it out now . Show Notes: What are some thoughts about how active shooter and “code blue” drills should be done? What kinds of things do teachers need to be aware of with children who have been through traumatic incidents? What conditions should assist students to be allowed to opt out of certain drills at schools? What does Dr. Berkowitz wish teachers knew about students who have experienced trauma? Previous show with Dr. Berkowitz “How Do We Talk to Children About Terrorism?” . Superhero themed funeral for Jacob Hall mentioned in the show Who is Dr. Steven Berkowitz Dr. Steven Berkowitz is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and the Co-chair of the Disaster and Trauma Issues of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has responded to many mass casualty events and has written extensively on the topic of childhood trauma. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above. If this show meant something to you, will you leave a review? The post How to Help Your Students Work Through Traumatic Experiences appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Bricks & Clicks with Vicki Davis

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Wednesday, November 30th 1:30 PM PT/4:30 PM ET Today's successful classroom is made of the face-to-face classroom (bricks) and the online classroom (clicks.) Learn from Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher, and take a peek inside her blended classroom. She'll share the best practices for creating a blended classroom that works. From tools to layout tips and workflow, make your online classroom better and supercharge learning.
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