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Twitter Users Often Retweet Without Reading Or Clicking Links, Study Reveals [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter Users Often Retweet Without Reading Or Clicking Links, Study Reveals [INFOGRAPHIC] | New learning | Scoop.it
Twitter Users Often Retweet Without Reading Or Clicking Links, Study Reveals [INFOGRAPHIC]...

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And if the poster uses the command, "Retweet" rather than "RT", the retweet rate increases twelve-fold...! Remember, less than 100 chars means +17% engagement, too. More than 2 +hashtags reduces this again by 17%!
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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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Back to school: Canada lagging in push to teach kids computer coding

Back to school: Canada lagging in push to teach kids computer coding | New learning | Scoop.it
Britain has become the latest country to start teaching computer coding in primary schools, on the assumption that tomorrow's workers need to know more tech than merely checking their Facebook feed. Why is Canada ignoring this trend?
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we need more of this in our schools - making an effort this year

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Be More Visible

Be More Visible | New learning | Scoop.it
I had an interesting interaction with a former, and recently reconnected thanks to Twitter, colleague just yesterday who was telling me that there were amazing things happening in her schools.  Tha...
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something we all need to do - make our learning more visible

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From a Marketing Perspective, Solar’s Growth Has Never Been Due to Lower Prices Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc.

From a Marketing Perspective, Solar’s Growth Has Never Been Due to Lower Prices Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc. | New learning | Scoop.it
Since that’s the case, the most important goal for solar marketing, solar product development, and solar advocacy can be summed up in three words: “Make solar easier.”
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would love to be able to contribute to making solar easier by adding solar panels to our school!

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TeachEngineering Reviews | edshelf

TeachEngineering Reviews | edshelf | New learning | Scoop.it
Standards-aligned engineering lessons and hands-on activities for use in science, engineering, and math classrooms. Is membership required? No. An optional MyTE workspace allows you to keep track of your favorite lessons and activities, or to share your experiences, but that’s up to you to use or not. How do I get access? Just search and …
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Good resource for our makerspace

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A List of Some Good Teacher-tested Tools to Try in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of Some Good Teacher-tested Tools to Try in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | New learning | Scoop.it
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Some really interesting teaching tools like Teach Engineering

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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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8 Tech Tools to Get to Know Your Students for Back to School

8 Tech Tools to Get to Know Your Students for Back to School | New learning | Scoop.it
The first day of class can be daunting. Students are curious about the new faces around them, intimidated--even frightened by the prospect of so many people they know nothing about. As a teacher, y...
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36 Weeks of Innovation for Your Classroom

36 Weeks of Innovation for Your Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it
Recently, it's been reported that U.S. "Millennials" are not making the mark when it comes to technology proficiency and problem solving when compared to counterparts in other countries (19th out o...
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terrific ideas for innovation in your classroom

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Mystery Science Reviews | edshelf

Mystery Science Reviews | edshelf | New learning | Scoop.it
Mystery Science is a resource for elementary teachers offering free open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science. The hands-on activity and video clues make it easy to re-create the process of scientific discovery for your students. Lessons meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Hands-on activities Highly visual and interactive If you have any questions, …
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another teaching tool that would be great in our schools

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Teach talk

Teach talk | New learning | Scoop.it
technology + pedagogy = change
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A summary of our innovation group working in Ottawa to promote innovation in the community

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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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