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WeAreTeachers: Infographic: Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math

WeAreTeachers: Infographic: Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Explore math concepts with classic Lego bricks.
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Ten Accommodations for Student Success

Ten Accommodations for Student Success | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Education, Teaching, Dyslexia, Special Needs, Special Education, Teacher, Blog, LD, Learning Disability, IEP
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Common sense, easy to implement strategies to help not only special education and 504 students but all students to be more successful.

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15 Twitter Tips

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I have heard that educators are the #1 users of Twitter. Twitter acts as a PLN (Personal Learning Network) to connect educators together to share ideas, find ideas, provide moral support, make conn...
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Want to be happy? Be grateful

Want to be happy? Be grateful | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.
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Three Effective Ways to Look for Educational Content in Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Effective Ways to Look for Educational Content in Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it

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The periodic table of iPad Apps

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I was recently inspired by Sean Junkins' (@sjunkins) periodic table of iPad Apps. I thought it was a really useful too - being able to map Apps to activities - I thought it a really helpful too. Wi...

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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, November 28, 11:45 AM

This is a very nice, organized table of iPad apps for use in the classroom.  If you are new to iPads in your classroom, this chart will be very helpful.  Mark even has a High Resolution version you can print.  I'll be sharing it with my colleagues in the College of Education at Kansas State University.  We are 1:1 iPads and our education Block instructors are really looking for ideas and apps to support their curriculum.  

 

I think I am going to have some printed poster size to put up in various classrooms to help students decided on apps for projects or to serve as reminders.  

 

Thanks Sean and Mark for creating both versions.

Bruno Ferreira's curator insight, November 29, 4:19 PM

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Lee Hall's curator insight, December 1, 10:47 AM

 Search by activity to find the right app to use.

 

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How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Break-out spaces and furniture on wheels can do wonders to enhance a person's learning experience. Here are six low-cost ideas for creating those environments in the classroom.
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Documenting Learning: Do We Need Traditional Reports?

Documenting Learning: Do We Need Traditional Reports? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Edna at What Ed Said, I'm writing back to you. Edna wrote a piece recently that hit home right away. Titled Instant Communication and Twice-Yearly Report Cards, she wrote about the need for traditi...
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Learning with Mrs. Boose

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Third Grade Adventures
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Great way to combine character education and writing, Mrs. Boose.

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Igniting Student Writer Voice With Writing Process Strategies

Igniting Student Writer Voice With Writing Process Strategies | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Different strategies can motivate different kinds of writers. Try free writing or journaling for the prewrite, and the RAFT model or window activity for the draft.
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Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences YOUR kid)

Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences YOUR kid) | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
'I know. You’re worried. Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. The one who is always hitting, shoving, pinching, scratching, maybe even biting other children...I know, and I am worried, too.'
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An absolute must read for all educators and parents.  Every child comes to their school with a different story.  Teachers work scenarios described in Murray and Strauss' post on a day to day basis.  Educators celebrate, worry, cry, support, guide, differentiate, and do what ever is necessary to work with situations out of their control.  Their ultimate goal, though is to attend to each child's needs so that the students can meet his/her individual potential.

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What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Reflecting on one's work can be instrumental to growth and improvement, but it's an activity that's often under utilized.

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How to Refocus a Difficult Class

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Even the most seasoned teachers encounter a class they just can’t reign in. Here are five simple methods for taking back control of your classroom, while still maintaining your sanity and professionalism. #1 Take advantage of the support systems in place.

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Carrie Wible's curator insight, October 17, 3:16 PM

With the weather changing and holidays coming up, students tend to get out of control, here's ways to help teachers regain control.

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A Wonderful Note Taking App from Google ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Note Taking App from Google ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Creative Writing App Smash

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Earlier this month I decided to participate in the Thinglink App Smash Challenge, facilitated by Susan Oxnevad. The goal is to use ThingLink as a presentation tool to demonstrate how to combine the...
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35 Christmas songs to officially kick off the holidays

35 Christmas songs to officially kick off the holidays | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Because we've all been waiting for the moment Thanksgiving ended so we can get our Christmas on.
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In addition, links to the music suggestions for holiday presents and cards are included.

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100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Everyone needs some inspiration, and these motivational quotes will give you the edge you need to create your success. So read on and let them inspire you.
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Always "Loading"...a Learner First Mindset

Always "Loading"...a Learner First Mindset | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
I spent about 30 minutes making my first creation with Canva; if you haven't given it a try it's really easy to use and a lot of fun. Students can create all sorts of graphic images to use in vario...
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Demarest students program two NAO robots as part of STEM class - Education - NorthJersey.com

Demarest students program two NAO robots as part of STEM class - Education - NorthJersey.com | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
DEMAREST - An unusual trick-or-treater visited classrooms at Demarest Middle School this Halloween €“ a two-foot tall NAO robot that was programmed to mimic costume-wearing children.
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What it really means to be a public school educator today

What it really means to be a public school educator today | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Assistant principal: " Is anyone in Silicon Valley paying for their own office supplies? I can assure you they are not."
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As an administrator that works with a superb staff that goes the extra mile day after day and the Wake County Public School System that does an excellent job reaching out to students to help them be their best, I commend Ms. Chewning for her response to Time Magazine's repulsive November 3, 2014 cover.  Thanks also goes out to @valeriestrauss for her continued support for educators. 

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