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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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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | New learning | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
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The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are the best ways parents can help teachers and that teachers can help parents?

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are the best ways parents can help teachers and that teachers can help parents? | New learning | Scoop.it
It's Back to School time! In efforts to help their children and their schools succeed in the next academic year, millions of parents around the world are already involved in school foundations or PTA's to support teachers and administrators with their critical work of educating a fresh set of young minds.
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great list of bloggers - are you following all these people?

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Staying the Same is Ultimately Falling Behind

Staying the Same is Ultimately Falling Behind | New learning | Scoop.it
“Once you stop learning, you start dying.”
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Great quote - “Once you stop learning, you start dying.”  what will you do that's new this year?

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.”

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You Weren't Hired To Maintain The Status Quo

You Weren't Hired To Maintain The Status Quo | New learning | Scoop.it
Dr. Justin Tarte is one of the most influential people I follow on Twitter. He continuously shares relevant material that both reinforces and challenges my thinking. If you don't mind, Justin, I wo...
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Justin Tarte is a great resource

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The Techie Teacher: 5 EASY Back to School Technology Projects

The Techie Teacher: 5 EASY Back to School Technology Projects | New learning | Scoop.it
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really great project ideas for the start of the year!

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10 Awesome Ways to Welcome Students Back to School - Brilliant or Insane

10 Awesome Ways to Welcome Students Back to School - Brilliant or Insane | New learning | Scoop.it
Record your welcome back message, and make it available online during the last weeks of summer. This will help students and parents alike connect a name with a face and a voice and a personality. Share something sweet or funny or kind. Say something that will hook your students’ interest about the upcoming year. Consider including examples of the most interesting things they’ll be learning. Keep it short, and make it worth their while to watch.
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Going to do this using Touchcast

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When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose | New learning | Scoop.it
These teachers made room for playful exploration and student passions in the classroom, helping their students to develop the purpose that drives them.
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A Principal's Reflections: Tips for BYOD Equity

A Principal's Reflections: Tips for BYOD Equity | New learning | Scoop.it
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Equity is the major issue with BYOD - good examination of the issue

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10 Steps For Publishing Weekly Student Newsletters

10 Steps For Publishing Weekly Student Newsletters | New learning | Scoop.it
For the past two school years, I have put together a collection of updates, photos, highlights, and announcements that I email to parents in a weekly newsletter. As positive as this outreach has be...
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pretty simple rules - interesting that they use MailChimp

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Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits

Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits | New learning | Scoop.it
I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I'm going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by membe...
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Good article on survival kits for starting the year!

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8 Tips and Tools for Teaching Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal

8 Tips and Tools for Teaching Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal | New learning | Scoop.it
This list of four tips and four tools will allow every educator to create lessons and units that can help make all of your students better digital citizens.
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important points regarding Digital Citizenship

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Valuable Lessons from My First Makerspace Year | Knowledge Quest

Valuable Lessons from My First Makerspace Year | Knowledge Quest | New learning | Scoop.it
When I first started my makerspace at Stewart Middle Magnet School back in January of 2014, I was figuring everything out as I went along.  The term was still brand new, I couldn’t find any maker sessions at conferences, and there... Read More ›
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Best piece of advice - don't wait until you are ready

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it
Blogger Andrew Miller explores ways to bring game-based learning to the classroom using Minecraft.
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We used Minecraft last year for primary math - really hope to use it more this year

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5 Tips and Tricks for Classroom Greenscreen Projects

5 Tips and Tricks for Classroom Greenscreen Projects | New learning | Scoop.it
In this post, we examine several great tips for you and your Classroom Greenscreen Projects. Learn how to create awesome video projects this year!
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want to use greenscreens this year at our school

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A Student Maker and the Birth of a Startup

A Student Maker and the Birth of a Startup | New learning | Scoop.it
A reluctant middle school student responded to a summer maker challenge and ended up demonstrating his sports training product prototype at a White House tech innovation fair.
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UK pupils create their own STEM successes - Innovate My School

UK pupils create their own STEM successes - Innovate My School | New learning | Scoop.it
With so many bright minds still at school, it’s hard to say where the next innovation will be coming from next. Two UK pupils have this week been recognised for their innovative creations.
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STEM success will be a major initiative at our school this year

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Worlds of Making by @NMHS_lms | Coffee For The Brain

Worlds of Making by @NMHS_lms | Coffee For The Brain | New learning | Scoop.it
Recently I read the book Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School by Laura Fleming. This is a book that is part of the Corwin Connected Educators Series where each book is a short read about a specific topic. In this case, the book was about Makerspaces. This book provides a nice overview of makerspaces and the importance of establishing one in your school. If you are looking for a how to guide on what to buy and how to build a space, then this is not the bo
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sounds like a useful resource

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Top 5 Back-to-School Tools for Creation, Collaboration and Communication | Dianne's Digital Discoveries

Top 5 Back-to-School Tools for Creation, Collaboration and Communication | Dianne's Digital Discoveries | New learning | Scoop.it
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Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths

Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths | New learning | Scoop.it
At Wildwood IB World Magnet School, teacher collaboration fosters a supportive professional culture, lessens teacher conflict, and provides students with school-wide best practices.
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Teacher collaboration is the key to good PD

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Why teachers should tweet - Innovate My School

Why teachers should tweet - Innovate My School | New learning | Scoop.it
As discussed in Cazzypot’s article on teacher-blogging from earlier this year, teachers are often very active in their communities. Twitter plays a huge part in this; here, Mark ‘@ICTEvangelist’ Anderson explains why he considers tweeting to be a crucial part of being a modern teacher.
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would love to have everyone Tweeting this year!

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Save Time This Year With 10 Free Tech Tools for High School Teachers

Save Time This Year With 10 Free Tech Tools for High School Teachers | New learning | Scoop.it
High school teachers can use these tools to aid with organization, teaching, assessing students and more.
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Great collection of apps including Remind

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Does class size really matter?

Does class size really matter? | New learning | Scoop.it
Class size is frequently a topic for discussion by administrators and teachers. Even when we end up in a school that has lower class size averages compared to other schools, the class size issue do...
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thoughtful article - it has to be more than smaller class sizes

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3 C's For Navigating A New School Year

3 C's For Navigating A New School Year | New learning | Scoop.it
something magic happens when teachers begin sharing “how-to” ideas on instruction. Ideas on best practices come when you recognize and mimic the practices of highly effective teachers.
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"something magic happens when teachers begin sharing “how-to” ideas on instruction. Ideas on best practices come when you recognize and mimic the practices of highly effective teachers."

something magic happens when teachers begin sharing “how-to” ideas on instruction. Ideas on best practices come when you recognize and mimic the practices of highly effective teachers.

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Schools Going Social - #SocialSchool4EDU

Schools Going Social - #SocialSchool4EDU | New learning | Scoop.it
Spreiter, J. (2015, February 5).  Schools Going Social.” Retrieved from http://www.weau.com EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)– Teachers and students are spending less time at the chalkboard and more time on social media. By breaking down walls and raising spirits, schools are going social. Link to Video Andrea North is a social media expert. She started her business,
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Great opportunities with social media - hope to try live streaming this year

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