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The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Classroom

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The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Classroom
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Good information on the improper and proper integration of technology into the classroom. 

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How To Use The SAMR Model For Classroom Tasks - Edudemic

How To Use The SAMR Model For Classroom Tasks - Edudemic | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
The SAMR (Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition) model is a framework used to evaluate the technology being employed (or that you’d like to employ) in your classroom. Basically, it offers a way for you to look at how technology integration might affect teaching and learning. Accordingly, many teachers and administrators who are in the process of choosing between classroom technology …
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Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon Form 2-Man Doo-Wop Group Using iPad App - YouTube

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5 Reasons to Try iBooks Author

5 Reasons to Try iBooks Author | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
There are so many ways that iPads can be used in the classroom, and one of my favorite things about these tablets is the ability to use iBooks with students. Although there are tons of great options
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Leading Motivated Learners

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"The potential power of Twitter is only beginning to be understood by many in the world of education." Tony Sinanis

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.@TonySinanis has it right. "Let's use Twitter as a think tank".  What a great way to pick up ideas and solutions to the many questions all of us have.

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CARY: Wake County school board opposes elimination of teacher tenure | Education | NewsObserver.com

CARY: Wake County school board opposes elimination of teacher tenure | Education | NewsObserver.com | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
The Wake County school board unanimously passed a resolution opposing a new state requirement that it offer 25 percent of its top teachers a four-year contract with pay raises in return for the educators giving up their tenure rights. Board members voted to meet with legislators and Gov Pat McCrory to urge for the law's repeal.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: #NYEdTech Meetup Tonight at 7pm on Teacher #PLNs w/ @InnovativeEdu & @mr_casal

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: #NYEdTech Meetup Tonight at 7pm on Teacher #PLNs w/ @InnovativeEdu & @mr_casal | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Every student has the capacity for rich, meaningful learning experiences. How can educators tap into the motivation that helps drive a love of learning in students? They key might be found in the "deeper learning" movement.
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Teacher pay is the easy out when the real education issue is poverty | Other Views | NewsObserver.com

Teacher pay is the easy out when the real education issue is poverty | Other Views | NewsObserver.com | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
North Carolina's legislative leaders want the conversations about education to remain around pay because that can be addressed relatively quickly, giving a fraction of our teachers raises. If word got out that real change needs to occur by relieving our communities of poverty, then they'd be in a heap of trouble.
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Well written, Kristin.  Spot on. 

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The Hardest Job in America

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The hardest job in America? Being a teacher, so said Sargent Shriver on October 13, 1972, in a speech given as part of his vice presidential campaign with George McGovern. Forty-two years after th
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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 reasons it's a great time to be in education

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 reasons it's a great time to be in education | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Whatever Happened to Joy in Education?

Dean has been in education for the past 25 years. He's taught grades K--8 as well as pre-service teachers. His role the past several years has centered aroun...

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Dean is spot on in his TED talk re: the importance of joy in education.  His statement "Adults need to have fun so children will want to grow up." is so true.  It is hard to disagree that assessments are necessary but it is harder to disagree that learning should be fun and that if we want students to engage at their highest level that educators and adults must balance accountibility with what is most important--an ongoing joy for learning.

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Kevreadenn's curator insight, January 25, 8:26 PM

I'm sure I've posted this before, but I felt the need to repost it again.  May you enJOY it, again.

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Response: Listening To Parents With Our Heads And Hearts

Response: Listening To Parents With Our Heads And Hearts | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
(This is the first in a multi-part series on this topic) Cheryl Suliteanu asked: How do we educate families about the ways in which they can support their children, without insulting their trust in us to do what's best, and while not placing blame?
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Want to connect with parents of students? Build Relationships, Climate, and Communication.  Larry Ferlazzo puts together a great 4 part series with articles and resources to help all schools build a partnership with parents.

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Veteran of City School System Is Said to Be Next Chancellor

Veteran of City School System Is Said to Be Next Chancellor | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was expected to appoint Carmen Fariña, a veteran educator in New York City who has served as a teacher, principal and superintendent.
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What a refreshing philosophy to emphasize early learning over standardized testing.  So good to see an educator that has had experience as a teacher and administrator leading the nation's largest school system.  Best wishes to Ms. Farina.

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Park Hill Instructional Technology Facilitators: 27 Blogging Ideas: Catching Students' Voices

Park Hill Instructional Technology Facilitators: 27 Blogging Ideas: Catching Students' Voices | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Creative Commons in K-12 Education: Using and Sharing Students' Work Safely

Creative Commons in K-12 Education: Using and Sharing Students' Work Safely | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
My friend and colleague Karen Richardson is the perfect person to give novices a quick primer on Creative Commons. Let me share Richardson's thoughts in this special guest posting.







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Wake schools leader boldly seeks big boost in budget | Editorials | NewsObserver.com

Wake schools leader boldly seeks big boost in budget | Editorials | NewsObserver.com | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Wake County schools Superintendent Jim Merrill is using his first budget proposal to seek a 3.5 percent across-the-board pay raise for school employees.
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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.
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Fuquay Varina Elementary uses technology where it’s needed — WCPSS Blog

Fuquay Varina Elementary uses technology where it’s needed — WCPSS Blog | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Great practical message for how technology should be integrated into instruction where appropriate.  Well done Fuquay Varina Elementary!!

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The Nerdy Teacher: Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times #EdChat

The Nerdy Teacher: Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times #EdChat | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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No harm in gifts for Wake teachers | Editorials | NewsObserver.com

No harm in gifts for Wake teachers | Editorials | NewsObserver.com | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
There should be limits on gifts to school teachers, but there are too many "limits" on salaries.
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Kids Read to Homeless Cats and Everybody Wins

Kids Read to Homeless Cats and Everybody Wins | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
It’s story time at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Birdsboro, Penn., where dozens of kids come to the shelter each week to read to the adoptable cats, improve their skills and provide comfort to cats awaiting their forever homes.
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Treat Me Like a Student - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edchat, edreform, students, teachers

Treat Me Like a Student - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edchat, edreform, students, teachers | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Many people have asked me what the largest challenge is in my career. Without a doubt the most difficult part of the job is creating and maintaining positive relationships with students. After that, everything, and I do mean everything else becomes much easier.
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The Power of a Dream | Krissy Venosdale {Venspired}

The Power of a Dream | Krissy Venosdale {Venspired} | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Great quote from Krissy Vanosdale for what our schools should be--- "Our schools are a reflection of us.  Of everything we wanted school to be as a child, and everything we know our kids deserve.   They are the reason we wake up early and stay up late.  It’s not just a job.  It’s our dream.   Because our dream is to have the kind of school where kids find their dreams."

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10 Ways to Teach Innovation

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Getty By Thom Markham One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether s
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Here Are All Of My “Best Of 2013″ Lists | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Here Are All Of My “Best Of 2013″ Lists | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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