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CURIOSITY

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@coolcatteacher: is showing this Seth Godin video to her students CURIOSITY http://t.co/j35kPZBe   #flatclass 

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Sharrock's curator insight, January 22, 2013 3:04 PM

Something to think about when teaching. Curiosity takes a great deal of time to address and feed though...or maybe it can be adequately fed with a list of resources at next class meeting or with a few key questions and a project assignment...

Sharrock's curator insight, January 22, 2013 3:04 PM

Curiosity takes a great deal of time to address and feed though...or maybe it can be adequately fed with a list of resources at next class meeting or with a few key questions and a project assignment...

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Look Elegant at your next ball with Just Imagine

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The Margaretha gown collection comes in 3 colors, 5 mesh sizes, with a lace stand-up collar and train. The outfit includes a headpiece given to you as a gift for trying a Just Imagine product. Visit our mainstore today at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/246/128/22
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Free Webinar: Notetaking Skills for Top 21st Century Students

Free Webinar: Notetaking Skills for Top 21st Century Students | Durff | Scoop.it
From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Note taking has changed since the days of pencil, paper, and lecture lecture lecture! Now, students have a variety of tools and sources of information. From lecture, to videos, to projects -- how should students be coached to take notes? In this free webinar, I'll help teachers learn how to help your 21st Century learners […] The post Free Webinar: Notetaking Skills for Top 21st Century Students appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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One Simple Way to Screencast with Office Mix

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A 2-Minute Technology Tip on Screencasting From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter A screencast is when you record the screen. While there are many great options out there, Office Mix is so simple, I’m using it for most screencasting.     In this example, students have written a few lines of code in Scratch. Then, they open Office Mix. They use the screen recording tool to capture their program in action. Finally, they make the video and upload it to PowerSchool Learning. This tutorial video shows everything except the uploading process. How Did I Record This Quick Video? Now, on a more technical note, recording a screencast of a screencast is a tad tricky. In order to show how to use Office Mix, I had to use my second favorite screencasting too, screencastomatic , to record the tutorial. This is because I have to use a different program than is being demonstrated. Basically, I’m recording how to make a recording. So, if you need to make videos of Office Mix in action, you have to pick another program to do the screencast. Popular Screencasting Tools and Tips for a variety of devices How to Screencast in 3 Simple Steps (a tutorial I made on screencastomatic) Screen-cast-o-matic  – This tool runs in a web browser. Explain Everything  – This tool is perfect for iPads. Math teachers make quick “explainer” videos about how to work math problems. This tool is perfect when you want to hand write in your video. (iPad) Screenflow  – Tony Vincent shared this tool with me. I use it to capture my iPhone and iPad and more. (Mac) Office Mix for Powerpoint  – Office Mix is a plugin that you add to PowerPoint 2013. This tool is the easiest video creation tool. I’m convinced any teacher can learn to make a quick video in minutes. (PC only) The post One Simple Way to Screencast with Office Mix appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Trees of Life by Rage Darkstone at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr

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Serena Imagine Arts Center is pleased to announce a new exhibit entitled Trees of Life by Rage Darkstone. Rage has always loved drawing trees and in this exhibit he brings a series of recent tree drawings to you. Visit the exhibit at Serena Imagine (135,111,21)
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Rage creates both figurative and non-figurative art using a variety of media including graphite, pastel, ink, and chalk. He has shown his artwork in roughly twenty-five galleries in SL over the last three years, including top-ranked galleries such as the Aneli, Rose, North-East-West, and Influence galleries. To fully experience his sculptures, you really need to crawl inside of them. You are invited to do so when you visit the exhibit.
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Every Winter has a story // Serena Imagine Arts Ctr

Every Winter has a story // Serena Imagine Arts Ctr | Durff | Scoop.it
Walk into the picture at the exhibit entrance. Follow the arrows as they lead you along a snowy path and let yourself be surrounded by the magic of a winter's tale... http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/152/116/22
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How to Keep Kids Safe

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(and prevent problems online) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Welcome to episode 296 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast . In this episode, Shannon Mclintock-Miller and I discuss current best practices about digital citizenship and online safety for kids. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. Understandably, schools that don’t open lines of honest communication with students and parents are the most at risk from turmoil from the online behavior of students. In today’s podcast, Shannon and I talk about what schools can do to prevent problems and make them less severe when they happen. Listen to the Audio BAM Radio Network | iTunes In this episode, you’ll learn: The essential skill every child needs so they can be safe. Why every school should include digital citizenship in their curriculum. How to start conversations about digital citizenship with colleagues who are resistant to including it in the curriculum. The specific dangers of oversharing and how Shannon kept it from derailing her school’s 1:1 initiative. Download the Listening Guide Today’s show has the Episode 296 Listening Guide   to help you take notes and to implement what you learn in your classroom. I’ve also included some of my favorite free digital citizenship education options. Episode 296 Listening Guide Check Out 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. Learn more about Bloomz About Us Today’s Guest: Shannon Mclintock-Miller Shannon Mclintock-Miller @shannonmmiller is a mom of three wonderful children, a teacher-librarian and a technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources and Cantata Learning, and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. She is also the Skype Education Ambassador. In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker. Host: Vicki Davis Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher is a full-time classroom teacher in Camilla, Georgia. Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006  and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014  and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. Read more about her here . Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe: iTunes      RSS Tell Your Friends If you enjoyed the show, please rate this show on iTunes and leave a review . Thank you for helping other teachers find the show. The post How to Keep Kids Safe appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Skills for Success in a Disruptive World of Work

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“Skills young people should be learning to be prepared for a career in 2020 include:


The ability to concentrate, to focus deeply.

 

The ability to distinguish between the “noise” and the message in the ever-growing sea of information.

 

The ability to do public problem solving through cooperative work.

 

The ability to search effectively for information and to be able to discern the quality and veracity of the information one finds and then communicate these findings well.

 

Synthesizing skills (being able to bring together details from many sources).

 

The capability to be futures-minded through formal education in the practices of horizon-scanning, trends analysis and strategic foresight.”

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/

 


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David Baker's curator insight, December 14, 2016 2:50 PM
Infographic and discussion of the range of skills we need to help students learn as well as colleagues is helpful.  I was struggling with deep focus before I read this. It was a gentle reminder to step it up in many ways.
Gilson Schwartz's curator insight, December 18, 2016 8:30 AM
Antigamente a gente falava em "profissões do futuro". Agora são os "skills" do futuro"
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4 Ways to Cultivate Motivation in Your Students

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How to Become a Master at Student Motivation From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Student self-motivation is, perhaps, the Holy Grail of teaching.  In fact, the hardest days of teaching are when your students don’t care. In those circumstances, we start to wonder if we should care either. For example, have you heard some teachers complaining when student motivation is missing: “My students never study.” “My students just don’t care.” “They don’t want to be here.” Sadly, I’ve said these things before too. When you hear these words, if your students act like they don’t care — THEY DON’T!!! Take these words as alarm bells to act. Get Bloomz When apathy happens, it is incredibly important that YOU care whether they care. Unleashing student motivation is far simpler and far more expensive than you might think. Simple, because you have to care. Expensive, because it costs you your heart. Along these lines, Larry Ferlazzo shares four simple keys to unleashing self-motivation.  I won’t give up hope and you don’t need to either. But I promise you, after 15 years of teaching, we all reach a point where we realize we must change direction and connect with the learners just a little better. When you’re lagging or flagging, this show is one you’ll want to listen to so that you may get back up and care so you can help your students care, too. Unleash student motivation. You can do it! Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes 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: There are 4 key elements that help unleash student self-motivation: Autonomy: A voice in what and how being down. Relationship: What they are doing helps build a relationship with someone they like or respect Relevant: Something they do is connecting to their hopes and dreams. Competence: They are capable of doing what they’re being asked to do. We talk about intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation. What is cognitive choice and how we can we give it to our students? Larry gives examples with cognitive choice as it relates to homework and classroom learning. Larry also relates cognitive choice to metacognition. Kristy Cooper’s research Eliciting Engagement in the High School Classroom: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Teaching Practices from April 2014 American Education Research Journal. What can teachers do to have a great relationship with students? Larry also shares the best way to give advice. Feedback in Schools by John Hattie Larry Ferlazzo relates Professor Carol Dweck’s research about how we give feedback in the classroom. Larry loves creating situations where they create their own feedback. Larry explains the “plussing strategy” which came from Pixar about how you comment on people’s work. How do we make our topic relevant without demotivating kids who struggle? Larry’s book: Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers to Classroom Challenges Who is Larry Ferlazzo? Larry Ferlazzo began teaching in 2003 after working as a community organizer for nearly twenty years. An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges. 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 4 Ways to Cultivate Motivation in Your Students appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Gatcha Medieval Hamlet at Just Imagine

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The Gatcha Medieval Hamlet for men is available now at Just Imagine. This outfit includes a medieval hat, a burgundy cloak trimmed in fur, resizable belt, and mesh boots. This is a complete outfit in 5 mesh sizes.
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6 Reasons & Tools for Exploring Digital Storytelling

6 Reasons & Tools for Exploring Digital Storytelling | Durff | Scoop.it
Here are 6 great reasons to begin exploring digital storytelling in your classroom along with some suggestions for tools to get you started.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, December 4, 2016 12:59 PM
Some of these are a bit basic, but all can potentially be helpful to you guys in your courses.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 5, 2016 6:10 AM
De bonnes idées pour faire facilement des animations jolies au lieu des Powerpoint standards.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 6, 2016 1:33 AM

Lucid post, presenting interesting data. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in education in business, please visit http://blogwgs.tumblr.com/  

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Teachers Create what they Experience

Create a shared vision of teaching and learning. Using learning as a process and not an event. Allow authentic learning through practice, trail, and reflection.


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Martin Debattista's curator insight, December 9, 2016 1:26 AM
Why tech in education fails time and time again.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 28, 2016 6:16 AM

Video very interesting, revealing some aspects that I did not know about teaching. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish, more about education in business can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

Katie Swanson Sathre's curator insight, January 2, 5:55 PM

It is a difficult shift for teachers who did not grow up with technology to integrate it in to the classroom. This video is a good reminder about the importance of professional development to keep our students engaged in the learning process.

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Check out this Second Life Marketplace Item!

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The Royal Cloak by Just Imagine Available in red, green, blue, and black, these medieval cloaks feature collars in complementary colors. The royal cloak is re-sizable flexi with scultped prim collar. It is for both ladies and gentlemen. Visit Just Imagine at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/217/209/21

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A Winter Tale

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Visit "A winter tale" by Nils Urqhartnow at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr Now is the perfect time to visit the exhibit by Nils Urqhart. His exhibit "A winter tale" / Un conte d'hiver includes enchanted pictures of winter landscapes sprinkled with snow and ice. Catch your sleigh ride now -> http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/158/178/21 ;
 
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8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry via ILearnTechnology

8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry via ILearnTechnology | Durff | Scoop.it

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 13, 8:41 AM
Excellent resources for young researchers within a 21st Century teaching and learning environments. I suggest they add Zotero to the list.
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Youtube-Videos downloaden – auf Mac, iPhone und iPad

Youtube-Videos downloaden – auf Mac, iPhone und iPad | Durff | Scoop.it
So bekommt man Youtube-Videos auf seinen Mac, iPhone oder iPad geladen, für die Offline-Nutzung oder zu Zwecken der Bearbeitung.

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Blue Damsel by Just Imagine

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This lovely floor length gown comes in 5 mesh sizes with a flexi mantle, a choice of flared sleeves at the cuff, and 2 brooches. Available now at Just Imagine's mainstore http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/245/214/22
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“Not Normal” [Video]

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We spend way too much time trying to be normal. David Salyers , VP at Chic Fil A says, “Normal can never be amazing.” The truth is that normal is average. Normal is every day. It is truly not normal to be amazing. So, from now on I want there to be nothing normal about my life or my classroom or my family or my friendships. How about you? Who’s in for awesome? Let’s stop being normal. Hat tip to my former student, Carlton Brooks, for this jewel. The post “Not Normal” [Video] appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things

Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things | Durff | Scoop.it
Or, if you like, try them all. They work. Science says so.

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4 Ways to Teach With Play

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(and captivate your bored students) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Welcome to episode 295 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast . In this episode, Leanna Prater and I discuss how to use play in the classroom to teach. I’m also unveiling a new listening guide for you to use with this show. If you’ve taught for very long, you’ve struggled with the “bored student.” These students might have ADHD or just aren’t engaged through typical classroom experiences. Today’s podcast will give you practical advice for teaching with play.  With tips for using play with science, math, writing, and even teacher professional development, play can be part of teaching throughout schools. Listen to the Audio BAM Radio Network | iTunes In this episode, you’ll learn: Four powerful ways to teach your students with play. Several examples of technology and hands-on tools to create a playful learning environment. History, writing, math, and teacher professional development examples. The research behind why play can be such a powerful tool for teaching. Download the Listening Guide Today’s show has a listening guide to help you take notes and to guide you to implement what you learn today in your classroom. Episode 295 – Listening Guide Check Out 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. Learn more about Bloomz About Us Today’s Guest: Leanna Prater Leanna Prater, M.A. Ed., is a District Technology Resource Teacher for Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, KY where she conducts professional development and provides supports to educators in instructional technology. She is also a doctoral candidate in Instructional Systems Design in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Kentucky, College of Education. Host: Vicki Davis Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher is a full-time classroom teacher in Camilla, Georgia. Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006  and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014  and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. Vicki has created more than 30 global collaborative projects, programmed apps with her students, and is now shooting a full-length movie with her digital film class. Read more about her here . Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe: iTunes        RSS Tell Your Friends If you enjoyed the show, please rate this show on iTunes and leave a review . Thank you for helping other teachers find the show. The post 4 Ways to Teach With Play appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Lisa Durff's Letter to Members of the Electoral College

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#AskTheElectors is a quick tool to email members of the Electoral College.
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Samm Qendra @ The Christmas Pavilion – SHOWTIME MAGAZINE

Samm Qendra @ The Christmas Pavilion – SHOWTIME MAGAZINE | Durff | Scoop.it
http://showtimemagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Samm_001.jpgSamm Qendra enchanted a full sim today at the award winning Christmas Pavilion. I was entranced by her rendition of “Hallelujah”. Then she performed a simply angelic “Prayer”. The Christmas Pavilion is the creation of award winning designers Ty Tenk and Truck Meredith.  If you have not been to their Christmas sim, on which the Pavilion sits, make time to do so! The reindeer rides are excellent, although I will bring my helmet next time. Samm has rich soprano and consistent vibrato. She brings her own interpretation to familiar songs, causing one to newly appreciate them anew. Connect with Samm Listen https://soundcloud.com/samm-qendra FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/SammQendraofficial/ Schedule https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=sammqend@gmail.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles Connect with Calas this Christmas Blog https://calasgaladhon.com/ FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/Calas-Galadhon-971918756180840/
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Gatcha Natale 2016 at Just Imagine

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The Gacha Natale 2016 outfit features a seasonal sweater with scarf in two styles. The outfit comes in several sizes for the jeans, sweaters, and blazers. The scarves are resizable. Pick your outfit up today at Serena Imagine (215,205,21)
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The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Karen Mensing

Teaching is both a science and an art, and many teachers around the world spend endless hours perfecting their professional practice. At TEDActive 2013, a few teachers from the United States offer some tricks of the trade they've learned (and continue to hone) along the way.

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Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, October 14, 2016 11:38 AM
Hemos trabajado mucho con códigos para realidad aumentada como Zappar, pero no hay que olvidar los códigos QR. Aquí una charla sobre su uso en educación. #tecedu
GwynethJones's curator insight, October 16, 2016 1:55 PM

I am so proud of my GTAWA sweet friend Karen here! AND also honored and proud she used my QR Code tree in her preso! GREAT TEdX Video!

Gina Minks's curator insight, October 23, 2016 10:44 PM
How can you increase patron engagement with QR codes?
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5 Things To Explore in Google Calendar - Teacher Tech

5 Things To Explore in Google Calendar - Teacher Tech | Durff | Scoop.it
Explore Google Calendar with these 5 tips. Use appointment slots, drag events, use Agenda view, Toggle Calendars off and use Hangouts.

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Check out this Second Life Marketplace Item!

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You can unpackage wearing but you need a land to can rez the bench and the other decos, the pine with lights changing colors and the street lam
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