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SI Underdogs Presented By Powerade

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Getting to Know My Students as Readers | Scholastic.com

Getting to Know My Students as Readers | Scholastic.com | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Here are four ways I “research” my students’ reading lives at the start of the school year — and through the process, also gain a deeper understanding of them as individuals. 
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North Carolina Voucher Decision: The Crucial Details

North Carolina Voucher Decision: The Crucial Details | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Sharon McCloskey and Lindsay Wagner of NC Policy Watch here fill in the key details of today's voucher decision. Judge Robert Hobgood pulled no punches: "In a stunning rebuke to state lawmakers’ ef...
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7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year

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Seven questions teachers can ask parents at the start of the year with the intention of building a partnership to support their child's learning.
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New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

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For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.
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Super source of resource links and video to jump-start the use of questions in your classroom.

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Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development?

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Flickr: Rosaura Ochoa By The Hechinger Report Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional development for teachers. Instead of en
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The use of Twitter continues to provide a many PD options for schools and districts @MindShiftKQED. 

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Digital Student Portfolios

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Update (8/13/14): Below are a few posts I have written recently for other blogs and websites. They are more or less related to my book, which you can now purchase from Powerful Learning Practice: T...
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A very helpful collection of links for educators wanting to use portfolios to enhance student learning.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 7 Simple steps to setting up Google Hangouts on Air

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 7 Simple steps to setting up Google Hangouts on Air | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore the themes of science and social studies units.
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Outstanding cross-content example of allowing students to create and demonstrate understanding.  Great to see student self assessment using a rubric for growth.  What a way to assemble a portfolio from kindergarten upward. 

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1 World Trade Center Time Lapse - Return of the Lower Manhattan Skyline

www.benjaminrosamond.com Magic-hour time lapse video in high-definition showing the construction of the new One World Trade Center tower from the time it emerged…
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The Science Behind Classroom Norming

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Blogger Todd Finley explores the value of Classroom Norming to help learners.
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Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

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Blogger Elena Aguilar gives teachers tips on ways to stay happy and successful this school year.
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The power of digital student portfolios

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This past spring, I was asked to substitute teach in one of our first-grade classrooms. There were no guest teachers available that day so, as the elementa
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Animal-assisted Activities for Students With Disabilities

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Obtaining Stakeholders' Approval and Planning Strategies for Teachers. Animal-human interactions have been found to have positive influences on children across the world. In particular, research supports the benefits of animal-assisted activities in addressing students' social and behavioral problems within the classroom environment.
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Step by Step Guide on How to Use Google Drive to Collaborate With Others ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Step by Step Guide on How to Use Google Drive to Collaborate With Others ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: Videos to Help You Get Started Sending Text Message Reminders Through Remind (101)

Free Technology for Teachers: Videos to Help You Get Started Sending Text Message Reminders Through Remind (101) | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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What Really Engages All Students?

What Really Engages All Students? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Is it a fun, friendly, and entertaining teacher?  Sure, for a while that works, until the novelty wears off.  Is it a rigorous curriculum that is filled with academic challenges?  No doubt, as long...
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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 | PLNs for ALL | 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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Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out?

Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Unless you're an educator, you probably haven't heard predictions by thought leaders that the traditional school system is on its way out. More surprisingly, these predictions are being borne out by experiments where new learning models are being tri...
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35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest

35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Look for my presentation, “ Curation and Professional Learning with Pinterest ,” later this week! Who do you follow on Pinterest? Please share in the comments below! Kasey will be presenting at...
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Getting into the PBL Groove

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Let your students know from day one that they're in a PBL classroom by defining PBL and setting the tone for collaboration, critique, and questioning.
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Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers : Teacher Reboot Camp

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Wealth of activities to keep your students' minds and bodies actively learning.

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#ferguson

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As a white man working in Southern schools, I've been called a racist more than once by fired up kids who thought that I'd given them unfair grades or unwarranted consequences for misbehavior in th...
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All instructional staff should read this post AND look at the linked statistics and pictures.

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Life of an Educator: 10 pieces of advice for new teachers

Life of an Educator: 10 pieces of advice for new teachers | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Great thoughts for not only new teachers but for veteran staff.

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Writing Ideas for the First Week of School

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What is a Makerspace? - YouTube

--Makerspace YOUR library
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