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Google launches 18 new Google+ features focusing on mobile, photos, events and Hangouts

Google launches 18 new Google+ features focusing on mobile, photos, events and Hangouts | New learning | Scoop.it
As Google begins to wind down its operations before Christmas, some of its teams have been working hard to get their new features out before the festive season truly begins. For the ...

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This could replace Google Groups - could be a great communication tool for staff

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Paul W. Swansen's curator insight, December 15, 2012 1:41 PM

Google back making advances.

John Purificati's curator insight, January 6, 2013 10:47 AM

I agree that there is a lot of potential here to get more teachers to communicate.

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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 Holstee Manifesto: Lifecycle Video

http://holstee.com/manifesto The Holstee Manifesto is a call to action to live a life full of intention, creativity, passion, and community. The LifeCycle Fi...
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Great video and great intention behind the video - very good to share with your staff

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Stephen Elford - MinecraftEdu Featured Educator - May 2015

Stephen Elford - MinecraftEdu Featured Educator - May 2015 | New learning | Scoop.it
Continuing our monthly feature on educators who use MinecraftEdu in the classroom, for May we bring you Stephen ‘Elfie’ Elford. Stephen was an early adopter of MinecraftEdu, and has greatly...
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Part of the introductory series from Minecraftedu that we are now rolling out at our school

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8 ways Minecraft works on your brain

8 ways Minecraft works on your brain | New learning | Scoop.it
Recently I've spent some time reading parenting websites about Minecraft. What is said is often repetitive, aggregated and lacks much substance. If you are a parent, or Minecraft player, then I hope this post will provide you with some further ideas about how the game works on our minds. The thing which most articles omit…
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Rolling out Minecraft training starting today

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A Turn to Learn: How to Save a PowerPoint Slide as a Transparent Image!

A Turn to Learn: How to Save a PowerPoint Slide as a Transparent Image! | New learning | Scoop.it
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great tips in this blog

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Before You Buy That Laptop For Everyone...

Before You Buy That Laptop For Everyone... | New learning | Scoop.it
Having a conversation with a school administrator, he shared his frustration with his district's plan to buy the same laptop for every teacher in his school district. On the surface, this is a grea...
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if teaching is an art, shouldn’t we create systems that allow educators some freedom to choose their own brushes?

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The Value of Guided Projects in Makerspaces | Renovated Learning

The Value of Guided Projects in Makerspaces | Renovated Learning | New learning | Scoop.it
Learning How to Knit I’ve been a knitter since my best friend in college first gave me a set of needles and taught me the basic stitches. This was back in 2002. When I first started out, I needed a lot
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A great blog to follow - sorry I missed seeing her at FETC!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Great Things You Can Do With Google Sheets

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Great Things You Can Do With Google Sheets | New learning | Scoop.it
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One of the top Free Tech posts from last year

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Go In To Get Out

Go In To Get Out | New learning | Scoop.it
I am hot. The pit I’m in is deep, dark, dank, and depressing. Its walls are steep. Looking up, a light, a way out taunts me. To escape this painful place I must reach the light. I claw and climb to get there. The pit is where I struggle with myself to change my behaviors,…
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great post on sticking to it

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Connections-based Learning: New #CBL Infographic

Connections-based Learning: New #CBL Infographic | New learning | Scoop.it

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new term for me

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LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept

LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept | New learning | Scoop.it
. . In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path WHAT is "Professional LEARNing"!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE "LEARNing Path" and shows THEM THE skills THEY will acquire by a design up from the beginning! This will prepare THEM for Life-Long…
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great post to save and study on professional learning

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What is your Problem?

What is your Problem? | New learning | Scoop.it
  What is your problem? No.. really! What problems are you facing and trying to solve in your classroom this year? What student needs are at the forefront of your teaching journey right now? And how does this impact your mindset for adopting new ideas and initiatives? I have been thinking about this a lot…
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good, thoughtful post - could lead to a great discussion

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World Population

Watch human population grow from 1 CE to present and see projected growth in under six minutes. One dot = 1 million people.
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Very interesting video tracing population growth over the past 2000 years

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MinecraftEdu Elfie: Microsoft Acquires MinecraftEdu - What it Means.

MinecraftEdu Elfie: Microsoft Acquires MinecraftEdu - What it Means. | New learning | Scoop.it
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Interesting article on the acquisition of Minecraftedu by Mocrosoft - issues that need to be resolved

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10 Takeaways from FETC 2016 After Meeting With 5 Top Education CIOs

10 Takeaways from FETC 2016 After Meeting With 5 Top Education CIOs | New learning | Scoop.it
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Good summary of some of the key takeaways from FETC - I would add the great importance of information management systems

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Has “Twitter” Changed or Has Our View?

Has “Twitter” Changed or Has Our View? | New learning | Scoop.it
(This is more about me reflecting to learn, as opposed to sharing my learning so please excuse the length of the post. Just trying to clarify my thoughts.) There has been a lot of conversation on h…
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A very thoughtful post on Twitter and its usefulness - good to read

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24 Steps to Creating an Awesome Teacher Blog - Teach Junkie

24 Steps to Creating an Awesome Teacher Blog - Teach Junkie | New learning | Scoop.it
Interested in starting a teacher blog or do you want to learn something more specific? Then I've got your back. These how-to tips will help you get your blog up and running so that you can share your teaching tips with the world. However, you can always simply share them right here from the Teach Junkie Community too and skip right to the sharing part {wink}.
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great resource for blogging

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Overview of 12 Tools for Creating Flipped Classroom Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Overview of 12 Tools for Creating Flipped Classroom Lessons | New learning | Scoop.it
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tools for flipping your class

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Week, Month, and Year In Review

Free Technology for Teachers: The Week, Month, and Year In Review | New learning | Scoop.it
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Looking forward to seeing Richard at FETC this January

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Connections-based Learning

Here is some background and support to Connections-based Learning. Sean Robinson takes us through his ideas of how CBL is a product of our connected world. E...


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good, short video that explains connections based learning

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Be a Change Agent

Be a Change Agent | New learning | Scoop.it
In 2013, I wrote “The 5 Characteristics of a Change Agent”, and the more I think about that post, the more it seems necessary that all educators look at themselves in this way.  It is n…
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Great post - be the change you want to see @gcouros 

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Google Expedition Brings The World Into The Classroom

Google Expedition Brings The World Into The Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it
Imagine being able to bring students into the learning, immersing them in the worlds they are exploring for "real". Google Expedition makes it possible.
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need to learn more about this

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Service Learning: Real-Life Applications for Learning

Service Learning: Real-Life Applications for Learning | New learning | Scoop.it
Montpelier High School's service learning program integrates across the curriculum, utilizing a school greenhouse and gardens to provide food for the school district's lunch program.
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