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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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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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Grammarly: Just another Spellchecker, or your path to better content?

Grammarly: Just another Spellchecker, or your path to better content? | New learning | Scoop.it
When we heard about Grammarly we decided to give it a try. Here is the story of my first experience with the tool.
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Looks like a really useful app to try out

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Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future

Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future | New learning | Scoop.it
Whether they're in Beijing, Warsaw, or San Francisco, every student in Harvard's HBX Live! virtual classroom now sits front and center.
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Really different concept of the classroom

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Valuable Lessons from my First Makerspace Year

Valuable Lessons from my First Makerspace Year | New learning | Scoop.it
In my second article for AASL's Knowledge Quest blog, I decided to reflect on my first year of having a Makerspace in my library.  I started our Makerspace back in January of 2014, so 2014-2015 was...
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Good to read as we move into our second year with a makerspace
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Mobile MakerSpaces in Action (Video)

Mobile MakerSpaces in Action (Video) | New learning | Scoop.it
The entire concept is really quite simple.  The Mobile MakerSpace carts that line the hallway leading into our Media Center are capable of transporting new opportunities and tools to virtually any ...
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Looking forward to the University of Ottawa Mobile makerspace!

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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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Makerspace Mysteries: Overcoming the Challenges of Learning by Doing - BAM! Radio Network

Makerspace Mysteries: Overcoming the Challenges of Learning by Doing - BAM! Radio Network | New learning | Scoop.it
Makerspaces are all about exploring, creating and learning by doing. Our guest shares his insights on how to get over some of the challenges this model of learning presents for teachers and students.
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30 Great Research Websites for Kids

30 Great Research Websites for Kids | New learning | Scoop.it
Here are quick, safe spots to send students for research: BrainPop Citation Machine CoolKidFacts–kid-friendly videos, pictures, info, and quizzes–all 100% suitable for children CyberSleuth Kids Dic...
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Back-to-School Night 2.0

Back-to-School Night 2.0 | New learning | Scoop.it
With innovation and technology vital to our profession, let's use both of those elements to engage and connect with our students' families this year.
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useful article - again writes about the value of Remind when it comes to communicating with parents

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