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Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips

Five-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
How can you broaden your kids' horizons without actually going anywhere? These videos and resources for virtual field trips will inspire you to try a few engaging web-based explorations.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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The Best Resources For Using "If This Animal Or Image Could Talk" Lesson Idea In Class

The Best Resources For Using "If This Animal Or Image Could Talk" Lesson Idea In Class | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
A fun writing lesson for English Language Learners is showing videos or images of animals and asking them to write down what they think they believe the animal might be thinking. I've written a num...
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Good Video For ELLs: "Wild Dogs"

Good Video For ELLs: "Wild Dogs" | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Here's a nice video that English Language Learners could watch and then describe - verbally and in writing - what happened. You might also be interested in The Best Fun Videos For English Language ...
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WeAreTeachers: Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education

WeAreTeachers: Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
“ The Maker Movement, a technological and creative learning revolution underway around the globe, has exciting and vast implications for the world of education. New tools and technology, such as 3D printing, robotics, microprocessors, wearable computing, e-textiles, “smart” materials, and programming languages are being invented at an unprecedented pace. The Maker Movement creates affordable or even free versions of these inventions, while sharing tools and ideas online to create a vibrant, collaborative community of global problem-solvers.”
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How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Overloaded with Twitter? Stem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Options for Building Digital Portfolios - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Options for Building Digital Portfolios - A PDF Handout | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Handouts- A Great App for Creating, Collecting and Grading Assignments Paperlessly ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handouts- A Great App for Creating, Collecting and Grading Assignments Paperlessly ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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How Will Technology Transform Digital Learning In The Next Decades?

How Will Technology Transform Digital Learning In The Next Decades? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Wondering how technology will transform digital learning in the future? Check how Digital Learning Technology will change in the next decades.

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Most of these changes are already in evidence; schools are the slowest to change.

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Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs

Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Download fillable PDFs to help in planning an iMovie trailer project. Also
watch example trailers made by students and teachers, and read tips for
making movie trailers.
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Google's New "Expeditions" Looks Like An Insanely Cool Way For Students To Take A Virtual Field Trip

Google's New "Expeditions" Looks Like An Insanely Cool Way For Students To Take A Virtual Field Trip | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
I'm a big advocate of taking students on real-world field trips and, in fact, am recovering today from two relatively insane field trips in a week of seventy students each. In addition, I try to ta...
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The Best Sites For Learning About The World's Different Cultures

The Best Sites For Learning About The World's Different Cultures | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
I've compiled several "The Best..." lists that sites where you can learn about the geography, data, languages, and holidays of different countries around the world. Those resources are important, b...
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Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced

Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Research suggests that while homework can be an effective learning tool, assigning too much can lower student performance and interfere with other important activities.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Styles of Classroom Video Projects - A Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Styles of Classroom Video Projects - A Handout | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Teacher to Leading Republican in North Carolina Legislature: Why Are You Destroying Our Public Schools?

Teacher to Leading Republican in North Carolina Legislature: Why Are You Destroying Our Public Schools? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Stuart Egan is a high school teacher in Clemmons, North Carolina. This letter is addressed to a key Republican who is leading the charge to shift more public funds to privately managed charter scho...
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The Best Resources For Teaching "What If?" History Lessons

The Best Resources For Teaching "What If?" History Lessons | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
(NOTE: Sometimes the embed function from Authorstream doesn't work very well. If that's the case, you can see the student examples of PowerPoint presentations at the Authorstream site by just click...
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Tips Tricks and Ideas for Teachers of Every Grade - Linkis.com

Tips Tricks and Ideas for Teachers of Every Grade - Linkis.com | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Grade-specific resources, advice and inspiration for K-12 teachers.
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Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas | Edudemic

Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas | Edudemic | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Just like the differentiated lessons taught to meet students’ individual needs, teachers must learn strategies in PD arranged for their individual needs.
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Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier

Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Every so often a tool is created that is so different and so unbelievably useful that it actually changes the way society functions.

First came the spork - it (...)

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Redefining smart

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SAs a sports fan, I have often thought about how certain built-in realities of the professional game impact the likelihood of a particular player’s potentia

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So very true.  Success has many definitions.

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Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder'

Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder' | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Research shows that reflecting after learning something new makes it stick in your brain.
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Cary High School band to march in 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Cary High School band to march in 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
The Cary High band was one of 10 schools chosen to perform out of 175 schools that applied.
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