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Featured Speaker: Vicki Davis at Tech Teach Learn in Kentucky

Featured Speaker: Vicki Davis at Tech Teach Learn in Kentucky | Durff | Scoop.it

 Vicki Davis is a teacher and blogger. With almost 70,000 followers Vicki was named one of “Twitter’s Top 10 Rockstar teachers” by Mashable and included in Thomas Friedman’s book, the World is Flat. Vicki’s classroom and blog have won many awards including the ISTE Online Learning Award and more.

She is author of the upcoming book Reinventing Writing and co-author of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds and writes the Cool Cat Teacher Blog, consistently named one of the top 50 blogs in education worldwide.

She hosts the online show Every Classroom Matters and has keynoted more than 30 education technology conferences around the world. Vicki has written for Edutopia, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and more. She teaches full time at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia and is the wife of Kip Davis and has three kids.

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Help support Mrs. Reynolds's Classroom

Help support Mrs. Reynolds's Classroom | Durff | Scoop.it
I work with students who come from a variety of living situations, mostly high needs in terms of economics. Many come in not for an education but for love and a safe place. The best way for a student to learn is through connecting new knowledge to their own previous real world experiences. Because that area can sometimes be lacking, forming a real world connection can be difficult for these students. Our school has adopted the "You Matter" manifesto which lets people know they are valued and we need their contribution in our world. We sent our students "You Matter" letters prior to Meet the Teacher night. We, as teachers, identified our genius or "superpower" and created a superhero to represent it. My superhero is "Mighty Motivator". We dressed as our superhero on Meet the Teacher night and saw record attendance from students and parents. These students are hungry to be inspired and show the world their genius - we just need to give them the chance.
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Why lunch ladies are heroes

Why lunch ladies are heroes | Durff | Scoop.it
Children’s book author Jarrett Krosoczka shares the origins of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, in which undercover school heroes serve lunch…and justice! His new project, School Lunch Hero Day, reveals how cafeteria lunch staff provide more than food, and illustrates how powerful a thank you can be.
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4 Reasons Why I Don't Borrow Digital Books - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

4 Reasons Why I Don't Borrow Digital Books - Inside Higher Ed (blog) | Durff | Scoop.it
4 Reasons Why I Don't Borrow Digital Books Inside Higher Ed (blog) (I'd love to borrow my digital books from my academic library as well, but my understanding is that while academic libraries may sometimes offer non-scholarly digital books, this is...

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Love to Count by Pirate Trio

Love to Count by Pirate Trio | Durff | Scoop.it
Hundreds of tasks and swashbuckling fun for new math learners
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The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses

The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses | Durff | Scoop.it
From new technology to everyday materials to rebooting school woodshop and home ec classes, makerspaces challenge students to open their minds and expand their skillsets.
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'The Big Bang Theory' Stars Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons & Melissa Rauch #IReadEverywhere for NYPL

'The Big Bang Theory' Stars Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons & Melissa Rauch #IReadEverywhere for NYPL | Durff | Scoop.it
Melody Star | Aug 5  |  7:14 PM PDT It is no secret that Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons are avid readers, but it was special today to see the two of them, along with Melissa Rauch participate in New ...
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Storyboard That is Proud to Announce Detailed Teacher Guides Filled with Amazing Educational Activities

Storyboard That is Proud to Announce Detailed Teacher Guides Filled with Amazing Educational Activities | Durff | Scoop.it
Cambridge, Massachusetts (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 -- Bringing the power of digital storytelling to an ELA class has never been easier. Each teacher guide contains 7+ common core aligned, engaging and innovative activities for the classroom.
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No Time to Think

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Nowadays, people can keep negative thoughts at bay with a frenzy of activity.
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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet

The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet | Durff | Scoop.it
There’s a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning ... it can get overwhelming. Luc...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed | Durff | Scoop.it
New research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.
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5 Priorities For Transformative Schools

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5 Priorities For Transformative Schools
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The 4-step beginner's guide to blogging in the classroom - Daily Genius

The 4-step beginner's guide to blogging in the classroom - Daily Genius | Durff | Scoop.it
blog, blogging, classroom
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StoryStarter

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Recommended for classrooms by Stephan Turnipseed on episode #97 of Every Classroom Matters at http://bit.ly/1vomVGB

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10 Questions With Vicki Davis on her new book "Reinventing Writing"

10 Questions With Vicki Davis on her new book "Reinventing Writing" | Durff | Scoop.it
Vicki Davis is known far and wide as the “Cool Cat Teacher” and has one of the most widely read education technology blogs The Cool Cat Teacher. She recently published a new book "Reinventing Writing:...
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Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | November 8-9, 2014

Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | November 8-9, 2014 | Durff | Scoop.it

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Woo hoo! My OSCC14 presentation proposal has been accepted! 

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Opensimulator Community Conference 2014

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Great resources and archived sessions from EdTechTeacher Summit 2014

Great resources and archived sessions from  EdTechTeacher Summit 2014 | Durff | Scoop.it

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R&D:Identifying the Next Best Teaching Practices

R&D:Identifying the Next Best Teaching Practices | Durff | Scoop.it
Do you have a research and development team in your school? Imagine an in-school department focused on disrupting best practices and prototyping better ways to teach. Learn more...



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Coffeechug Triple D: Declutter Challenge Update #2 - YouTube

I will be documenting more the declutter project here on Youtube through video. I have had many people reach out to me from my website and social media so I ...
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4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn - Edudemic

4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn - Edudemic | Durff | Scoop.it
When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending. Teachers could talk about things like bringing ease to researching all types of topics, bringing organization (and a lack of physical papers to lose) to the classroom, and making connections for professional development. There …
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4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom -

What are the keys designing a project-based learning classroom? It starts with the teacher.
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Summer Professional Development with VoiceThread - VoiceThread – Blog and Webinars

Summer Professional Development with VoiceThread - VoiceThread – Blog and Webinars | Durff | Scoop.it
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Reinventing Writing - edWeb

Reinventing Writing - edWeb | Durff | Scoop.it
Writing has been reinvented, but most schools can't get past the paper. Notecards, filing cabinets, notebooks, journals and more have new electronic equivalents. In this webinar for the Leadership 3.0 community, Vicki Davis, presented the nine ways writing has been reinvented in schools along with the specific objectives we should teach with them.
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Using the Visual and Performing Arts to Engage Students

Using the Visual and Performing Arts to Engage Students | Durff | Scoop.it
Our guest has made music the medium for teaching everything from phonics to figurative language. His program has been widely received and recognized by the department of education.







Follow: @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork

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30 Things College Students Should be Doing on LinkedIn Right Now | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

30 Things College Students Should be Doing on LinkedIn Right Now | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | Durff | Scoop.it
I received a question from a member of YouTern's community, #InternPro:

“What do I put in my LinkedIn profile if I’m only a student? And what do I...
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A Short Story About Open Badges - YouTube

I created a short animation with my smartphone (and many postits;)) to tell the story of @openbadges and why they are so awesome. Mad props to Emily Goligosk...
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