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Web of Stories

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Watch videos of famous scientists, authors, movie makers and artists telling their stories and be inspired to record and share your own.

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How is technology changing education? Are traditional forms of education going to be transformed?
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Elia Saikaly - Adventurer - Filmmaker - Speaker

Elia Saikaly - Adventurer - Filmmaker - Speaker | New learning | Scoop.it
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Great experience to follow.  Elia has spoken to Ottawa students from the top of Mt. Everest and our school followed him live on one of his later climbs.

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Education World: Site Review: Discovery Education

Education World: Site Review: Discovery Education | New learning | Scoop.it
The site provides a wealth of classroom resources backed by the considerable punch of the Discovery brand.
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Another review on Discovery Education - an important learning resource for schools

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Discovery Education: All Your Learning in One Place

Discovery Education: All Your Learning in One Place | New learning | Scoop.it
I’m constantly amazed at the quality of some of the educational resources I find online. As a homeschooling, internet-savvy parent, my list of educational bookmarks is long and growing all the time. Some resources are very specific in their content, such as literacy sites or math worksheet sites. Others are much more broad, such as…
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Good overview of the advantages of Discovery Education

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Implementing Digital resources at your school some points to consider.

Implementing Digital resources at your school some points to consider. | New learning | Scoop.it
Today I learned that we will be losing two really important digital programs at our school.  This is a real blow for us as we are trying very hard to supply our teachers and students with excellent digital content to support the use of chromebooks in the classroom - all students from grades 3 to…
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For me this is a subject close to my heart - how do we really bring about change in our educational system when we cut innovative programs.

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Conversations About Curating the Web

Conversations About Curating the Web | New learning | Scoop.it
On Tuesday evening I was a guest on Open Online Experience's Google+ Hangout about curating the web. The Hangout began with a shor
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Important video here on curation and its importance for educators

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What is the value of teaching Coding to our young students? by @sarah_daren

What is the value of teaching Coding to our young students? by @sarah_daren | New learning | Scoop.it
Coding is a skill that anyone can learn, and it's a huge part of many different career paths. Knowing basic coding skills will be essential in the future, and teaching kids to code in the classroom can make a huge difference in their cognitive abilities and future opportunities.

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Very interesting read! We try to have our whole school to the "Hour of Code" week! 

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EdInnovation 2016

EdInnovation 2016 | New learning | Scoop.it
Un sommet billingue en Éducation / A bilingual Education Summit
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Great conference coming up in October in Ottawa EdInnovation 2016

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People I’ve Never Met That You Might Follow | Ideas and Thoughts

People I’ve Never Met That You Might Follow | Ideas and Thoughts | New learning | Scoop.it

Who are the people you should follow on Twitter - Dean Shareski writes about the importance of personal choice - what works for you?

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Thanks @Dean Shareskifor this article - very thoughtful, and helpful for me!

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Unclimbed the TV Series

Unclimbed the TV Series | New learning | Scoop.it
Unclimbed Elia Saikaly, Gabriel Filippi and Pasang Kaji Sherpa are attempting something that’s never been done before. Together, they have their sights set on two unclimbed peaks in the Himalayas, named and deemed Unclimbed by the Nepalese Government, after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first two men to summit Mt. Everest. A Discovery Channel Series Bell Media and Discovery Channel, in partnership with Jeep Canada, are producing an 8-part web-series and a one-hour broadcast special on the lives of Elia, Gabriel and Pasang Kaji. The series chronicles their life stories, past adventures and preparation for this expedition. Experience the entire journey, from inception to inspiration as it all unfolds in real-time. The online series begins airing September 12th and the one-hour broadcast premiere will take place in late November, 2016. Meet the ...
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This is a series you HAVE to follow - Elia Saikaly, from Ottawa on this incredible expedition.

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Developing AND Finding Intelligence

Developing AND Finding Intelligence | New learning | Scoop.it
This picture was shared on Facebook and I thought it was extremely powerful:                                   &…
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the role of the school in developing intelligence 

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2016 1:1 Kickoff

2016 1:1 Kickoff | New learning | Scoop.it

The start of this school year has an extra kick of pizzaz for me. WRDSB is launching a 1:1 Chromebook program for all grade 9 students in the system. The intent is for students to keep their chromebook for their 4 years of secondary school. The learning space has changed: access to digital resources for…

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terrific - hope we move in the same direction!

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#AGreatTeacherIs…

I saw a post on Twitter talking about removing the word “teaching” and simply replacing it with “learning”. I have to admit, I cringed at the thought.  That being said, I do…
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Great post by @gcouros on what a great teacher is

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9 Ways to Get Every Student Tweeting… Even in Kindergarten! - Class Tech Tips

9 Ways to Get Every Student Tweeting… Even in Kindergarten! - Class Tech Tips | New learning | Scoop.it
Ready for authentic learning? Get every student tweeting this school year. From young to old kids can share their work & connect with this real world tooll
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Great ideas for using Twitter in the classroom

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Starling’s One – pHacktory

Starling’s One – pHacktory | New learning | Scoop.it

the literal "launch" of the very first pHacktory curated project to take place October 1st in the ByWard Market. Entitled Starling's One, this project is led by artist-designer-architect Manuel Baez, is a public and temporary art installation that evokes curiousity, community participation and play. 

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Incredible project - launch of Starling's One Oct 1 - weather permitting.  

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Discovery Education Reviews | edshelf

Discovery Education Reviews | edshelf | New learning | Scoop.it
Discovery Education offers a breadth and depth of digital media content that is immersive, engaging and brings the world into the classroom to give every student a chance to experience fascinating people, places, and events. All content is aligned to state standards, can be aligned to custom curriculum, and supports classroom instruction regardless of the …
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Reviews on Discovery in case you don't know about this great service

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What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends | New learning | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Interesting trends - 

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less:

  • Makerspaces
  • Online Learning
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Ep. 2 – Broken Backs| UNCLIMBED: Reaching the Summit

Elia’s attempt at the Summit is in jeopardy. A previous injury threatens to end his climb before it even begins. In partnership with Jeep® UNCLIMBED
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Amazing series on climbing the #Unclimbed - Elia Saikaly with one other climber attempt to do something never done before. You can follow them on @DiscoveryCanada Youtube.  Here is episode Two

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WHAT IF… Home ‘work’ Looked Like This?

WHAT IF… Home ‘work’ Looked Like This? | New learning | Scoop.it
Friday June 10, 2016 My views on homework have changed and evolved over my 20+ years of teaching. I've arrived at the conclusion that traditional homework has done nothing to improve my students' academic performance or their ability to think and learn. In fact, I believe it's  had somewhat of the opposite effect. When homework…
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Great article on Homework by Peter Cameron @cherandpete - I am sharing this again to start off the new school year - great concept to consider.

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The Arrows Go Back and Forth #IMMOOC

The Arrows Go Back and Forth #IMMOOC | New learning | Scoop.it

Starting “The Innovator’s Mindset” MOOC this week (#IMMOOC), a lot of people are jumping into blogging, and many people are reluctant and nervous.  Rightfully so. It can be a daun…

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Great learning opportunity #IMMOOC with @gcouros

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Discovery Education Hosts 3 Free Virtual Field Trips -- THE Journal

Discovery Education Hosts 3 Free Virtual Field Trips -- THE Journal | New learning | Scoop.it
Discovery Education is offering three new virtual field trips to educators around the world, at no cost.
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New evidence that summer programs can make a difference for poor children

New evidence that summer programs can make a difference for poor children | New learning | Scoop.it
District-run academic programs appear to help stave off “summer slide” — as long as kids show up.
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We know this - we need more camps!

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Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores

Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores | New learning | Scoop.it
Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven't always grasped the basics? Yes, it's complicated, but educator Sal Khan shares his plan to turn struggling students into scholars by helping them master concepts at their own pace. (This talk comes from the PBS special "TED Talks: Education Revolution" which premieres Tuesday, September 13.)
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Good, short TED Talk

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7 Reasons You Should Be Excited About the Future of Learning - A.J. JULIANI

7 Reasons You Should Be Excited About the Future of Learning - A.J. JULIANI | New learning | Scoop.it
In the year 1820, a person could expect to live less than 35 years, 94% of the global population lived in extreme poverty, and less that 20% of the populat
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This will be a very interesting series! 

"Virtual Reality is set to grow by 13,000% in the next few years. That’s an adoption rate 5-times faster that the iPhone."

 

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3 Obvious Ways Twitter Promotes Literacy

It was an interesting day for me.  I spoke in the same district that I did my first keynote in by myself, and it was an amazing experience to reconnect and think about my journey over the last few …
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The huge impact Twitter has on writing and reading and finding your own voice

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5 Ways to Use Adobe Spark to Share School Stories - Class Tech Tips

5 Ways to Use Adobe Spark to Share School Stories - Class Tech Tips | New learning | Scoop.it
Adobe Spark make it easier than ever to share your school stories! Try these free storytelling tools to create images, video and webpages.
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Very cool presentation tool! Using it for first day!!

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