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Keeping Our Eye on the Ball

Keeping Our Eye on the Ball | New learning | Scoop.it
Guest post by Danny Steele  Dear Principal: I suspect you’re tired. It is easy to get discouraged. Some principals may even be disillusioned. As Tim Messick noted, “Job descriptions are…
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Good article on the difficulty of being a principal in the age of compliance

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The Surprising Cities Canadians Are Leaving

The Surprising Cities Canadians Are Leaving | New learning | Scoop.it
A high cost of living is pushing some out of Canada's largest cities.
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not surprising at all, especially when you can't afford to live in Vancouver and Toronto

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Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking

Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking | New learning | Scoop.it
Obama administration officials scrambled to ensure intelligence of connections between the Trump campaign and Russian officials was preserved after they left office.
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An incredible story - "Some Obama White House officials had little faith that a Trump administration would make good on such pledges, and the efforts to preserve the intelligence continued until the administration’s final hours. This was partly because intelligence was still being collected and analyzed, but it also reflected the sentiment among many administration officials that they had not recognized the scale of the Russian campaign until it was too late."

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Analysis | Your cheat sheet to four potential investigations of Russia and President Trump

Analysis | Your cheat sheet to four potential investigations of Russia and President Trump | New learning | Scoop.it
A congressional investigation? A special congressional investigation? A special prosecutor? Let's get this sorted out.
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Four options on how any investigation into Russian ties will occur

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Five Ideas to Go Beyond SAMR

Five Ideas to Go Beyond SAMR | New learning | Scoop.it
Learn to recognize good and bad Substitution. Some teachers when they are beginning a one to one initiative feel an expectation to have students use the device all the time. Sometimes the pre-device ways are better.
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"Learn to recognize good and bad Substitution. Some teachers when they are beginning a one to one initiative feel an expectation to have students use the device all the time. Sometimes the pre-device ways are better."

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Hands-on: Samsung's new Galaxy Books are sleek and powerful Surface clones

Hands-on: Samsung's new Galaxy Books are sleek and powerful Surface clones | New learning | Scoop.it

I liked Samsung’s TabPro S quite a lot when I reviewed it last year – it was one of the better executed Surface clones I’d tried. Now the company has revealed its spiritual successors, the much more reasonably-named Galaxy Books. Specs and key features The Galaxy Book comes in two sizes: 10.6 inches and 12 …

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These look great for the classroom

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Logical Quotes - Logical and Inspirational quotes

Logical Quotes - Logical and Inspirational quotes | New learning | Scoop.it
Logical Quotes is an inspirational quotes blog, which talks about Inspirational quotes, Rumi quotes, poems, Inspirational articles for your daily inspiration and motivation.
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Really good reminder of how precarious our hold on freedom and decency really are. Quotes from 1984.

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What Would You Teach? | Ideas and Thoughts

What Would You Teach? | Ideas and Thoughts | New learning | Scoop.it

If next week you could provide some type direct instruction to your students, what would you teach?

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Great post by Dean Shareski - how would you answer this question? “If next week you could provide some type direct instruction to your students, what would you teach?

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amazon — Postimage.org

amazon — Postimage.org | New learning | Scoop.it
Provides free image upload and hosting integration for forums. Free picture hosting and photo sharing for websites and blogs.
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You too can dress like Donald Trump on Amazon!!

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Social Justice Projects in the Classroom

Social Justice Projects in the Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it
Successful classroom social justice projects require raising students' awareness through empathy, giving them choice and voice in creating their projects, and providing advocacy and aid opportunities.
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So important to allow students to have a voice - "We should make space in our classrooms for students to express their concerns and ask questions about our world in a public forum. Rather than writing essays or journals for the teacher's eyes only, publishing an authentic product for the world to see adds purpose and meaning to student work."

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A Child From 17th-Century Europe Might Have Rewritten the History of Smallpox

A Child From 17th-Century Europe Might Have Rewritten the History of Smallpox | New learning | Scoop.it

The deadly scourge goes back for centuries, but how many?
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Terrific newsletter to subscribe to.  Interesting story about new views on Smallpox

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Enraged Shoveller Chases Snowplow Down Fredericton Street

Enraged Shoveller Chases Snowplow Down Fredericton Street | New learning | Scoop.it
The plow dumped snow on his freshly cleaned driveway.
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totally understand

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What's Really Changed—and What Hasn’t—About Getting Humans to the Moon

What's Really Changed—and What Hasn’t—About Getting Humans to the Moon | New learning | Scoop.it

NASA’s Orion will combine vintage tech with massive advances in computing power and electronics we've made since 1972
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Really interesting look at the possible return of humans to space

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Differentiated PD for Teachers in a One Year Plan

Differentiated PD for Teachers in a One Year Plan | New learning | Scoop.it
One of my passions and goals for improving in the future is the structure in which I plan for and implement professional development for teachers at our school.  By PD I mean staff meetings, data dialogues, early release times, etc.  I feel like the timing is perfect based on the implementation of new teacher evaluation…
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Terrific plan - seldom practiced as one PD plan fits all in many districts.  Why is this such a hard lesson for districts to learn?

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The Fear of Sharing #IMMOOC

The Fear of Sharing #IMMOOC | New learning | Scoop.it
In our most recent #IMMOOC Live session, I had the pleasure to have a conversation with Katie Martin, AJ Juliani, and John Spencer.  As we are all discussing the importance of sharing your learning…
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Sharing makes us all better - although it has caused problems for me - tall poppy syndrome!

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Digital Explorations

Digital Explorations | New learning | Scoop.it
Dig into Mining is an interactive program for grades 6-8 that spotlights the value and uses of transition metals including copper, gold and molybdenum and fosters a deeper understanding of the mining industry by equipping educators, students and families with dynamic resources including a virtual field trip, interactive digital learning tools and career exploration activities.
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Give students a deeper understanding of how STEM and analytical skills are used to solve real-world problems in today's mining industry, by using these unique and engaging digital explorations. - Discovery Education

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The FBI and Donald Trump: Understanding their strange alliance is key to unpacking the Russia scandal

The FBI and Donald Trump: Understanding their strange alliance is key to unpacking the Russia scandal | New learning | Scoop.it
Once again, James Comey and the FBI have Trump's back in a crisis. An independent investigation is urgently needed
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"After Comey’s overt interference in the election and refusal to sign on to the original reports of Russian interference, it’s mind-boggling that everyone in the bureau, especially Comey himself, would not go to epic lengths to avoid even the slightest whiff of impropriety." This is very strange.

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10 Ideas for Using Comics In Your Classroom

10 Ideas for Using Comics In Your Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it
Over the last couple of months I've shared a handful of tools that students can use to create comics. I even conducted a webinar on th
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Some great tools for using comics in the classroom

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The Magic of Good Teaching

The Magic of Good Teaching | New learning | Scoop.it
  I read a wonderful post by Dean Shareski this morning.  He asked a great question that got me writing. “If next week you could provide some type direct instruction to your students, what would you teach?“ When I taught Canadian history - years before everything became so standardized - I had the luxury to…
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My response to this question - “If next week you could provide some type direct instruction to your students, what would you teach?

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hudson bay — Postimage.org

hudson bay — Postimage.org | New learning | Scoop.it
Provides free image upload and hosting integration for forums. Free picture hosting and photo sharing for websites and blogs.
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You too can support the Trumps by buying at Hudson's Bay! #grabyourwallet

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Winning Blog Strategies

Winning Blog Strategies | New learning | Scoop.it
If you have ever started a blog only to see it slide out of view, this webinar is for you. Based on ten years of blogging professionally and personally, in this interactive webinar we will look at …
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Terrific topic for a webinar - great tips available here

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'Mad as heck': At testy town hall, Trump resistance finds its 'Tea Party moment'

'Mad as heck': At testy town hall, Trump resistance finds its 'Tea Party moment' | New learning | Scoop.it
'You've changed,' one woman told veteran Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, facing judgment of a different sort in a courthouse in the Iowa community of Charles City. The longtime senator remained composed amid the agitated chatter at one of numerous U.S. town halls held after a tumultuous first month for President Donald Trump.
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Good to see people standing up for themselves!!

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Class Tech Tips: Google Teacher Tip: Easy Image Search | Tech Learning

Class Tech Tips: Google Teacher Tip: Easy Image Search | Tech Learning | New learning | Scoop.it

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." 

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Image search using Google

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Reince Priebus Needs to Leave Trump's White House. Today.

Reince Priebus Needs to Leave Trump's White House. Today. | New learning | Scoop.it
He made the FBI mess even messier, and he can't clean it up.
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You can't use the goddamn FBI to squash news stories you don't like any more than you can send the FBI out to shoot the guy who dented your fender outside the goddamn pro shop. Do you think the guys with the badges are valet parking attendants or your own private security goons? And you can't do it when the FBI is already investigating you on suspicions of the very same conduct detailed in the stories you're trying to squash. What in the hell is wrong with you, man?

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