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What storytelling does to our brains

What storytelling does to our brains | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.
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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

The power of digital student portfolios | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.
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The Guide to Keeping Up With Google

The Guide to Keeping Up With Google | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Hashtags, Twitter, G+, Communities, Blogs and YouTube Channels You Should Follow! I often get asked, “How do you keep up with Google?” Well, first let me say that it’s almost impossible!...
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11 Amazing Evernote Features Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

11 Amazing Evernote Features Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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TDS14: Libraries @ the Center - The Digital Shift

TDS14: Libraries @ the Center - The Digital Shift | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Now in its 5th year, The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center virtual conference will focus the attention of library professionals on libraries’ central role in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences. Participants will engage in a dynamic day-long conversation about our shared digital future. We’ll examine how libraries drive …
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Handy Google Drive Tip for Teachers- Moving Docs to Multiple Folders ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy Google Drive Tip for Teachers- Moving Docs to Multiple Folders ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Image App Bonanza: 10 Apps to Spice Up Your Content

Image App Bonanza: 10 Apps to Spice Up Your Content | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
According to ContentPlus UK, articles with images get 94% more views than those without. We have become scanners, racing through online posts and sifting for useful information. Arresting images stop us in our tracks, and pull us into the...
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Choosing To Be Happy - The Example Of Gigi The Happy Rescue Dog

Choosing To Be Happy - The Example Of Gigi The Happy Rescue Dog | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Choosing To Be Happy - The Example Of Gigi. Being happy is a choice. A rescue dog who endured great hardship provides a great example of gratitude & joy.
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Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers : Teacher Reboot Camp

Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers : Teacher Reboot Camp | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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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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If You’re Always Working, You’re Never Working Well

If You’re Always Working, You’re Never Working Well | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Our permanent ambient workload is not efficient.
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As much as most of us in the workforce know this to be true finding a healthy balance is so very difficult.

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

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Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin. Take a moment a...
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: All The New Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know about

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New Google Drive: Sharing a Folder in 4 Easy Steps

New Google Drive: Sharing a Folder in 4 Easy Steps | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Sharing folders in Google Drive allows you to easily share multiple files without having to remember the email addresses of everyone in your class or on your team. The advantage to sharing a folder...
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Common Core: An Educator's Perspective

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Connect With Others - Join Our Class Blog List!

Connect With Others - Join Our Class Blog List! | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
We regularly update the entire Edublogger’s class blog list to ensure the list remains current, contains helpful resources and see what else we can do to help you to find class blogs for the grades...
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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be …
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