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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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How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms

How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
From the pedagogy of educational theorists and design thinkers to the passion of tinkers and hobbyists, the Maker movement finds its way into mainstream education.
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Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice

Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ide
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Comprehensive Guide To Twitter Best Practices For 2014 [Infographic]

Comprehensive Guide To Twitter Best Practices For 2014 [Infographic] | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
If you want to know how to use Twitter like a boss, this article is for you. I love Twitter, and I tweet every day. There are no definitive rules for how to tweet, but even the most die-hard Twitte...
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A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Maker Faire has catalyzed a global interest in tinkering to understand. Is it only a matter of time before this approach to learning makes it into mainstream classrooms?
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Facilitate Signing Teachers Up Onto Twitter

Facilitate Signing Teachers Up Onto Twitter | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
  This morning I was talking with the amazing David Theriault @davidtedu about signing teachers up for Twitter. He was sharing how the sign up process can be a little cumbersome since the sign...
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Week in Review - The ISTE Edition

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10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher

10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Good teaching is reflective teaching. Here are 10 ways to be a more reflective teacher.
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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and t

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Free Technology for Teachers: Try BoomWriter for a Fun End-of-the-School-Year Group Writing Project

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The Beginner's Guide To Response to Intervention (RTI) - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To Response to Intervention (RTI) - Edudemic | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Response to Intervention or RTI is an essential approach that brings science and the art of teaching together. Response to Intervention practice promotes education through innovation and creativity. The foundation of the entire approach is firmly grounded on taking decisions based on data analysis of student’s learning capability. RTI perceives: Sophisticated dedication and improved collaboration …
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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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Canva- A Great Web Tool for Creating Mini-posters for Class

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Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School

Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Instead, help them channel their energy into productive tasks.
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Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator

Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Looking for an amazing, fun, free, and easy to use online storyboard creator? See why students, screenwriters, and businesses love Storyboard That.
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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the ro
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President Obama at the White House Maker Faire: “Today’s D.I.Y. Is Tomorrow’s 'Made in America'” | The White House

President Obama at the White House Maker Faire: “Today’s D.I.Y. Is Tomorrow’s 'Made in America'” | The White House | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
At the first-ever White House Maker Faire, President Obama enjoys the company of a 17-foot robotic giraffe; a 128-square-foot, portable “tiny house”; and more than 30 other inspiring and creative inventions by more than 100 students, entrepreneurs, engineers, and researchers from 25 states.
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Why Every Student Needs a Teacher Champion

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In her TED talk teacher Rita Pierson reminds educators what lies at the foundation of learning — the relationship between the teacher and the student. She says despite bad policies, bad school days, and difficult children, teachers are still champions for kids.
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ED TECH COACHING: Let's Stop Talking about Teaching with Technology, and Start Talking about Teaching

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My 10 big take-aways from #iste2014 -

My 10 big take-aways from #iste2014 - | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
I’ve always thought the term “re-entry” to our regular lives after an ISTE conference was a bit dramatic, but it really does feel that way this year. 16,000 educators in one building is…intense. Now that I’m back from Atlanta and scrolling through my notes, I’m going to try to condense everything down to 10 main take-aways. These are not necessarily the most …
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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading

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A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading
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Why Teachers Matter

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When I was growing up, I didn't enjoy school very much. I liked English class, and shop. (Those were the days when we had shop . . .) But when it came to math and science, I didn't do that well. The
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