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The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed | Learning in the Social Workplace

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed | Learning in the Social Workplace | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Tweet TweetThis year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% ...
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Librarians Share Best Practices for Teaching Inquiry-Based Learning

Librarians Share Best Practices for Teaching Inquiry-Based Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Former librarians Paige Jaeger and Mary Ratzer said that when it comes to effectively teaching inquiry-based learning, an educator's best bet is to pair up with their school librarians.
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Five Minute Film Festival: Video Boot Camp

Five Minute Film Festival: Video Boot Camp | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
The rapid adoption of devices in the classroom has fundamentally changed the way we can create video. Every part of the creation process -- writing, recording, editing, and distributing -- is possible on the devices that can fit in our pocket. Vision is the most dominant of the five senses. Research shows that concepts are better remembered if they are taught visually. This is called the pictorial superiority effect, and it’s why video is such a powerful learning tool. A video is created three t
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Nice collection of strategies to consider when creating your videos.

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Becoming a Teacher is Becoming More | CTQ

Becoming a Teacher is Becoming More | CTQ | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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In an era when students and even young teachers question whether they should pursue being a teacher or continue in the field Ms. Ebnar captures the many reasons for being in education.  As a career educator, I agree that teachers hold the key to student and societal success.  Do you know any professional that is successful today without the help of a teacher?

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5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

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Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking
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Great ideas to get students engaged in their learning at all levels K-12. 

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Southern Education Foundation: Majority of Students in Public Schools Are Low-Income

Southern Education Foundation: Majority of Students in Public Schools Are Low-Income | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
The Southern Education Foundation reports, based on the latest federal data, that the majority of students--51%--in American public schools qualify for free/reduced price lunch, which is the federa...
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Turn in homework by phone? Google's Classroom app says, 'No problem'

Turn in homework by phone? Google's Classroom app says, 'No problem' | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Google is making its interest in education known with an app that allows students to turn in homework through their smart phones. But what are the implications of this tech behemoth standing in the back of the classroom?
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Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott dies at 49

Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott dies at 49 | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died Sunday morning at the age of 49.
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An enormous loss to the broadcasting world today.  ESPN video tribute http://goo.gl/5oW9B4 and link to links to ESPY award speech are must sees.  He will be missed by all.  "Boo-Yah!"

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WeAreTeachers: Infographic: Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math

WeAreTeachers: Infographic: Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Explore math concepts with classic Lego bricks.
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Ten Accommodations for Student Success

Ten Accommodations for Student Success | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Education, Teaching, Dyslexia, Special Needs, Special Education, Teacher, Blog, LD, Learning Disability, IEP
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Common sense, easy to implement strategies to help not only special education and 504 students but all students to be more successful.

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15 Twitter Tips

15 Twitter Tips | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
I have heard that educators are the #1 users of Twitter. Twitter acts as a PLN (Personal Learning Network) to connect educators together to share ideas, find ideas, provide moral support, make conn...
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Want to be happy? Be grateful

Want to be happy? Be grateful | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.
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Three Effective Ways to Look for Educational Content in Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Effective Ways to Look for Educational Content in Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it

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Meet 4 Teachers Who Took Classroom Design to the Next Level - A.J. Juliani

Meet 4 Teachers Who Took Classroom Design to the Next Level - A.J. Juliani | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Wow, what can we say! This past summer we decided to start a learning space design challenge on ClassroomCribs.com to highlight all of the amazing “cribs” that you have designed for students. Instead of just “aesthetics” we focused this challenge on brain-friendly learning spaces that promoted deep learning and engagement through design. And we were …
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▶ Wringing out Water on the ISS - for Science! - YouTube

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed a simple science experiment designed by grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner. The...
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Great video to prompt questions for all ages, even elementary.  Have you ever asked your students how many drops of water it will take to cover a penny?.

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The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction

The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
My colleague Katie Hull-Sypnieski is leading a February 1st Education Week Webinar on differentiating instruction, and I would strongly encourage people to participate. Katie's the best teacher I'v...
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Home-School Connection Is Key When Getting Ready for #BYOD

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Home-School Connection Is Key When Getting Ready for #BYOD | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
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Work happier: 10 TED Talks

Work happier: 10 TED Talks | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Happiness leads to better work -- not the other way around. We learned this from Shawn Achor's TED Talk. Here that classic, plus his selects of other talks to make business more positive.
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If you haven't seen these videos take time to view and share them with your staff.  Your staff will thank you.

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10 Websites To Help You Stick To Your 2015 Resolutions

10 Websites To Help You Stick To Your 2015 Resolutions | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
I've never been very good at making New Year's resolutions. I either choose goals that aren't actually attainable or realistic, or I simply don't take my resolutions seriously enough and give up on them a few weeks into the year. But in 2015, I want to set some really good goals for myself, and actually…
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What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Reflecting on one's work can be instrumental to growth and improvement, but it's an activity that's often under utilized.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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How to Refocus a Difficult Class

How to Refocus a Difficult Class | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Even the most seasoned teachers encounter a class they just can’t reign in. Here are five simple methods for taking back control of your classroom, while still maintaining your sanity and professionalism. #1 Take advantage of the support systems in place.

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Carrie Wible's curator insight, October 17, 2014 3:16 PM

With the weather changing and holidays coming up, students tend to get out of control, here's ways to help teachers regain control.

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A Wonderful Note Taking App from Google ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Note Taking App from Google ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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