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One iPad in the Classroom? – Top 10 Apps

One iPad in the Classroom? – Top 10 Apps | New learning | Scoop.it

"As the iPad is currently the ‘class leader’ in education, there are many educators who have found themselves with an iPad to ‘see what it can do?’ The challenge is to demonstrate enhanced learning, so here are ten suggestions that may help:"


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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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Attack on Alt-Right Leader Has Internet Asking: Is It O.K. to Punch a Nazi?

Attack on Alt-Right Leader Has Internet Asking: Is It O.K. to Punch a Nazi? | New learning | Scoop.it
An assault on Richard B. Spencer, a well-known far-right activist, in Washington after the inauguration prompted outrage — and mockery — online.
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Incredible the debates that go on.  Violence can never be the way to solve problems like Spencer

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How non inReach Users Can Send A Text Or Email Message To Your inReach SE / Explorer

How can non inReach users send you a text (sms) or email message while you are away in the wilderness or on your big camping trip? Well, there two ways thi
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Good video on the InReach tool I will be using in Africa.  The link to reach me will be https://share.garmin.com/PaulMcGuire

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Still Blogging After All These Years . . .

Still Blogging After All These Years . . . | New learning | Scoop.it
It was about six years ago they started. And here we are, as we are approaching the mid-point of the 2016-17 school year, and so many of our school leaders continue to share their thinking through their blogs.  While the internet is littered with well-intentioned and abandoned blogs from educators, and education blogging may have lost…
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"One of our intangible objectives is for students to appreciate and to become accustomed to having and exercising their voice."  Teacher and admin voice would be good too!!

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Obama Foundation: Pass the Mic

Add your voice at http://www.obama.org The Obama Foundation will focus on developing the next generation of citizens — and what it means to be a goo
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Pass the Mic - empowering young people to keep moving forward!

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Welcome to the Obama Foundation

Welcome to the Obama Foundation | New learning | Scoop.it
"I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to create change  — but in yours." President Barack Obama
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A sign of hope for all of us - take a look at Obama's new site.

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Reclaimed land - the ebb and flow of cities

Reclaimed land - the ebb and flow of cities | New learning | Scoop.it
Cities are dynamic places. They are recreated as each new generation lays it's stamp on the landscape, burying past histories under ne
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Great article on climate change and cities

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The Best Children’s Books of 2016

The Best Children’s Books of 2016 | New learning | Scoop.it
From love to mortality to the lives of Einstein and Louise Bourgeois, by way of silence and the color of the wind.
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great for stocking up your library at school!

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How to Share 360-Degree Photos | Have Camera Will Travel

How to Share 360-Degree Photos | Have Camera Will Travel | New learning | Scoop.it
So you've shot some cool new 360 degree photos. How do you share them so other people can see them? Here are some places to start.
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Great article on sharing 360 photos - not easy to do!

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5 Edtech Trends to Keep on Your Radar in 2017 | AvNetwork.com

5 Edtech Trends to Keep on Your Radar in 2017 | AvNetwork.com | New learning | Scoop.it
AV Network is the premier online resource for audio visual news and industry trends in digital signage and rental and staging for systems contractor professionals and AV integrators.
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"In 2017, as edtech becomes even more integrated for teachers and administrators, the power will further shift into teachers’ hands. They will become the hand that steers what, how, and why learning materials are developed." - I do hope this is coming!

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Human Bingo

Human Bingo | New learning | Scoop.it
I found “Human Bingo” lesson plan at Share My Lesson! There are SO many more free, quality lessons on the site, so head on over!
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Great resource for lesson planning material

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The Betsy DeVos Hearing Was an Insult to Democracy

The Betsy DeVos Hearing Was an Insult to Democracy | New learning | Scoop.it

You would not hire a gardener through the process by which Betsy DeVos likely is going to become the Secretary of Education.

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"And, as was graphically demonstrated even in the truncated questioning Tuesday night, she doesn't know enough about education policy to feed to your guppies."

 
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These 5 free Chrome extensions are crazy genius – Mark Slack – Medium

These 5 free Chrome extensions are crazy genius – Mark Slack – Medium | New learning | Scoop.it
Honey is my secret weapon for saving money online. It appears at checkout and automatically scours the Internet for any available coupon codes. The best code is applied to your cart, so you always…
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Awesome Screenshot is a great extension

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Seth's Blog: Rights (and responsibilities)

Seth's Blog: Rights (and responsibilities) | New learning | Scoop.it
Human rights might be our species' greatest invention. More than phones or trains or Milky Way bars, our incremental progress toward dignity, opportunity and equality is a miracle. Rights aren't a decision we make when we're in the moo
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"I think each of us understands how much a culture based on dignity is worth. But sometimes, we need to remind each other to stay vigilant, and to keep what our mothers and grandfathers worked so hard for."

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Why you aren’t blogging more…

Why you aren’t blogging more… | New learning | Scoop.it
…because you are overthinking. “Will anyone like this?” “Have  I wrote something similar?” “Is it good enough?” “What does this make me look like as an educator?” “I am not sure i…
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Yes, I agree, teachers, admin, students should be blogging more

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Use Historical Images to Spark Discussions

Use Historical Images to Spark Discussions | New learning | Scoop.it
One of my favorite ways to spark students' interest in a history lesson is to have them look for interesting historical images. I've foun
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The Commons in Flickr is a great resource

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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers | New learning | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. For teaching students how to presen…
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A good collection - yes, teachers should use all of these.

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14 Amazing HQ Photos from SpaceX’s Successful Launch and Landing

14 Amazing HQ Photos from SpaceX’s Successful Launch and Landing | New learning | Scoop.it
SpaceX launches 10 communication satellites into orbit before landing on their autonomous barge in the Pacific
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incredible photos of SpaceX

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Take a Virtual Tour of Petra In Google Cardboard or In Street View

Take a Virtual Tour of Petra In Google Cardboard or In Street View | New learning | Scoop.it
Last year Google added a virtual tour of Petra to its collection of landmarks that you can see in-depth in Google Maps Street View
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This would be great for history students!

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Three Ways to Create Stop-motion Videos

Three Ways to Create Stop-motion Videos | New learning | Scoop.it
Creating stop-motion and time-lapse videos can be a good way for students to tell a story that they have developed. Stop-motion an
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"Stop-motion and time-lapse videos can also be helpful when teachers are trying to help students see how a lengthy process like osmosis works. The following free tools make it relatively easy to create stop-motion and time-lapse videos."

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Reclaimed land - the ebb and flow of cities

Reclaimed land - the ebb and flow of cities | New learning | Scoop.it
Cities are dynamic places. They are recreated as each new generation lays it's stamp on the landscape, burying past histories under ne
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Excellent, intelligent article on reclaimed land and the role it plays in our cities

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Teach42 LIVE: Hands on coding with the CodeWise card game!

Today I take a look at the CodeWise card game and coding app from Prowise. It's perfect for early elementary students, and a great way to get coding basic
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Coding card game with Steve Dembo @teach42 Codewise

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If I Had a Hammer

If I Had a Hammer | New learning | Scoop.it
In this activity, participants explore and prepare for the lessons of Operation Respect's Don't Laugh at Me cornerstone curriculum theme of Celebrating Diversity through the song “If I Had a Hammer.”
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In this activity, participants explore and prepare for the lessons of Operation Respect's Don't Laugh at Me cornerstone curriculum theme of Celebrating Diversity through the song “If I Had a Hammer.”

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How Can High-Poverty Schools Engage Families and the Community?

How Can High-Poverty Schools Engage Families and the Community? | New learning | Scoop.it
High-poverty schools can involve students' families through home visits and by joining the community's safety net to provide social and medical services for those in need.
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Create an open school for the community NEVER lock your school up tight! Show some trust and flexibility "Without a trusting environment in our classroom and with the families of my kids, it's all uphill. We never make the progress we could. . . we never can 'click.' Trust is what makes it all happen for us."

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Every School Should Tell Its Story

Every School Should Tell Its Story | New learning | Scoop.it
There’s value in collecting and curating the stories that unfold in our schools and our students.
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This is so important - schools really need to tell their stories!

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Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation | New learning | Scoop.it
Justin Reich outlines ways school leaders can identify, apply and nurture changes that are needed to make sure education is keeping up with students' needs.
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"As a school leader, the first resource that you can offer innovative teachers is your enthusiasm and your protection."

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