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ISTE SIG Media Specialist Technology Innovation Award

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#ISTE13 #SIGMS Technology Innovation Award - Join the likes of @mluhtala

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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That's more like it! 7 tools for this!


from Richard: "After yesterday's post about Limnu there were a couple of similar tools suggested on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page. I also received a couple of requests for suggestions for other similar tools. Here are some of the other tools that you and your students can use to host online brainstorming sessions."

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, February 7, 11:25 AM

Really and virtually  learning together- online brainstorming options.

Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, February 7, 2:14 PM

Clever opportunities for leveraging collaboration.

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Empowering Teachers With Tech-Friendly Formative Assessment Tools - Edutopia

Empowering Teachers With Tech-Friendly Formative Assessment Tools - Edutopia | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is an important part of effective instruction. Teachers can use observations, checklists, and quick quizzes to gather data that will inform their instruction. Formative assessment identifies areas where students are excelling and struggling so that teachers can best alter their instruction to meet the needs of all students. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to work with a school looking to strengthen its formative assessment data collection by leveraging the power of tech-friendly tools.

Technology can make formative assessment a seamless part of everyday activities. Online tools and mobile devices can help teachers stay organized when collecting data that will make analyzing information easier and more meaningful. Formative assessment can take place throughout a unit of study during daily lessons that incorporate technology. As you examine the systems that work for you in your classroom, technology tools can make this process easier and seamless when used effectively.

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Always looking for new assessment tools!

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"What Is Meant By 'Restorative' Justice or Practices?"

"What Is Meant By 'Restorative' Justice or Practices?" | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

What Is Meant By "Restorative" Justice or Practices? is the new "question-of-the-week" at my Education Week Teacher column. Feel free to leave responses in the comments there or here...

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We're trying this in my school and I LOVE it! Circling is a great way to find connections with kiddos and to let them have a say in their day!

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Are cities the new countries? - BBC News

Are cities the new countries? - BBC News | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Are big cities becoming more like separate countries?

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A great topic for discussion in the Social Studies Classroom!

Share it w/ your #SSChat peeps!

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Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 1:08 PM

A rather interesting question that could lead to excellent interaction in the classroom.

#MIEExpert #MIEExperts

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5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016

5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The technologies of tomorrow are already making headway into education, and others are poised for mass distribution in 2016.

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Proud that my school is doing  a couple of these already!

Alexa & Robotics!

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8 Powerful Gmail Tools for Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning

8 Powerful Gmail Tools for Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gmail is a powerful mail service that we have been recommending for teachers over the last couple of years. The strength of Gmail lies in the arsenal of features it provides to users from tips on how to organize and sort emails for easy access to setting auto-replies and automatically saving attachments. Gmail Tips for Teachers section here in EdTech and mLearning features a number of key resources to help you tap into the educational potential of Gmail. Additionally, to take your Gmail experience to the next level you may want to try out some third party tools designed particularly for this purpose. Below is a curated list of some of our favourite apps. Check them out and share with your colleagues

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I just wish my district went w/ Gmail along w/ our GAFE but nope, they chose Outlook. Womp womp.

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Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, January 30, 11:39 PM

Gmail for teaching

 

Melissa Spears's curator insight, February 2, 2:29 AM

Take a look for some powerful gmail tools that can help teachers.

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The Daring Librarian: The Way of the Lego

The Daring Librarian: The Way of the Lego | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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New Blog post featuring FREE Creative Commons Printable Posters in ALL sizes! 

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Inquiry, PBL, Makerspaces Pinterest Board

Inquiry, PBL, Makerspaces Pinterest Board | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Explore Library Patch's board "Inquiry, PBL, Makerspaces" on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas | See more about Engineering, Genius Hour and Stems.

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SWEET! I love following cool boards like this!

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Creative Tech Use in K-12 Event Registration

Creative Tech Use in K-12 Event Registration | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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FREE Webinar series feat. some of my fav people!

@sljournal @isteconnects @kishizuka

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Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Cameron Herold
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This is an experiment in parenting -- Interesting! What do you think? Does this promote entrepreneurialism or entitlement?


#2 Position them as experts? They can BECOME an expert but does expertise happen right away without a lot of HARD WORK? It's like everyone is a genius, or we're all winners, or give a trophy to everyone just for participating. Where is accountability?


See? I worry about this. What do you think?

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How Jennifer Lopez's infamous 2000 Grammys dress inspired Google image search

How Jennifer Lopez's infamous 2000 Grammys dress inspired Google image search | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Eric Schmidt explains all in a blog post.
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I found this fascinating! How did we live before Google IMAGE Search? Mind boggles!

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Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls - TechCrunch

Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls - TechCrunch | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The question is, to prevent this deterioration in scores and perceived ability, how do we empower elementary school girls to embrace an interest in STEM and develop leadership skills that will help them navigate their way through school to be prepared to choose any career, including STEM? How can educators address the main factors at this critical 9- to 12-year-old window that are standing in the way of more girls going into STEM fields?

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I'm still super partial to STEAM instead of STEM - but this is worth the read. BUT I'm ALWAYS on board with being a champion to middle school girls! YAY - Go Girls!

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 10, 4:17 PM
Girls are being socialised to believe that they are not maths and science thinkers. We are encouraging the boys and not the girls from a young age. Click through this article to see the Verizon video about girls being told that they are pretty. Powerful.
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Engaging Parents to Sustain Making in Schools - Getting Smart

Engaging Parents to Sustain Making in Schools - Getting Smart | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It’s an exciting time to be a maker educator. It seems like everywhere I look, there’s inspirational work happening in community fab labs, a school launching a new innovation program, or a library incorporating STEAM into its space. At St. Gabriel’s in Austin, Texas, we entered the fray last fall with STEAM by Design, an approach to constructivist learning that uses classroom space in conjunction with a dedicated fab lab.

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Great advice - Step aside & let the kiddos shine!

Invite parents to learn WITH their kids!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Limnu - Create Collaborative Online Whiteboards

Free Technology for Teachers: Limnu - Create Collaborative Online Whiteboards | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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I'm always looking for a new brainstorming tool!

But good for only 7 days? Do you have a better one?

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Top 10 Education Tech Blogs - Brainscape Blog

Top 10 Education Tech Blogs - Brainscape Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Many dedicated educators blog about some of the best education technologies and trends available to teachers and students. These 10 are our favorites...
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I'm so honored to be part of this list! Thank you!

So many of the blogs I read, admire, fangirl over - are on this list so being a part of it is a true SQUEE moment! I'm humbled and grateful I'd like to thank @Brainscape and the academy and my Mom & Dad!

Wait.. .err... was that a little overboard?  My bad!

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Ms. Yingling Reads: Saturday Morning Cartoons- Study Hall of Justice

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from the estimable @MsYingling blog!

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Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant | The Edvocate

Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant | The Edvocate | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Public school libraries have always served an admirable purpose in education. In an indirect way, K-12 libraries have given students support in learning

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Lots of great ideas, here! AND our Awesome Doug Johnson is quoted!

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6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have | Knowledge Quest

6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have | Knowledge Quest | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Active Learning Spaces In the book Get Active: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Student Success, the authors identify six types of active learning spaces that are essential for creating an engaging learning environment for students.


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Great article, Diana!


Though I gotta admit use of the word SHOULD always get's my oppositional defiant hackles rising. Because I don't want to GUILT people into innovation.


Maybe I woulda used the word COULD or 6 Active Learning Spaces Cool for Your Library. But then again, I'm weird that way! ALWAYS love your ideas & advocacy Diana! You're my Makerspace guru!
Cheers!
 

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Set Learning Goals on Google Calendar by Briallyn Smith

Set Learning Goals on Google Calendar by Briallyn Smith | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A year is a lot of time to meet your goals. Google Calendar can be the master planning tool for an entire year. These time management tips show you how.

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LOVE This IDEA!!!  I remind myself of things w/ my calendar all the time but this is one step better!

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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, January 31, 7:45 AM

 

Your Google calendar as a tool for goal setting and time management

GL Elizabeth Mosaidis's curator insight, February 2, 2:37 PM

This can be a great way to keep your students on track throughout the year.

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Teaching Math With Modular Origami | Scholastic.com

Teaching Math With Modular Origami | Scholastic.com | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Modular origami is the fancy name for geometric origami that is made up of many repeating “units” that are then assembled to create a more complex geometric form. Unlike traditional origami that uses a single sheet of paper to fold a figure, modular origami uses many sheets of paper that are folded into basic modules or units. Once you learn how to make the basic unit for a design, you repeat the process to make enough copies of the unit to assemble your final form. (For a look at some modular origami projects, check out my Pinterest board. https://www.pinterest.com/alyciazimmerman/modular-origami/ )


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Very cool! Share this with your Math peeps!

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Kiddle - a visual search engine for kids

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Kiddle - a visual search engine for kids, powered by editors and Google safe search.


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 26, 1:32 PM

I used Kiddle today with a specialized academic instruction class. The large thumbnails with plenty of white space made it easier for students to decide which sites they would look at first. Kiddle developers rank websites as follows:


  • The first 1-3 sites will be written specifically for children and are chosen by Kiddle editors
  • The following sites (usually 5-7) will be safe sites with content not specifically written for children, but at a reading level they can understand. These are also chosen by Kiddle editors
  • The remaining sites are filtered by Google Safe Search, not geared to children, and possibly harder to understand.
Kiddle would be great for elementary students. The filters are very strict--search for information on breast cancer, and you'll be told you're searching for "bad words." Still, I think the visual aspect of the search would appeal to many students, so I'll continue to use it with our SAI classes.
***Update****
I wanted to share some feedback I received from Gary Price of InfoDocket. 
  • when words are misspelled, safety filters are for naught, i.e., "beheaddings" (although the images that make it through the filters when it's spelled correctly are pretty graphic, too.)
  • the filters can block appropriate searches, such as "breast cancer" or "adult education". 

So, as with any other search engine or website, we need to teach students about safe searches and critical thinking!
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2 Concepts that Illustrate How Fun Math Actually Is | The Edvocate

2 Concepts that Illustrate How Fun Math Actually Is | The Edvocate | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
President Obama’s Race to the Top initiative emphasizes STEM learning, particularly in mathematics, in order for more students to make it to high school g
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Interesting ideas - still don't LOVE Math.

I know, I should - but I can't lie.

But we need to make our kids LOVE Math!

Is it too late for me? Probs.

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Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs

Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. In his talk, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish -- as kids and as adults.
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I don't know if this would work with all kids, but this is a fascinating talk! What do you think? Should kids NOT get allowance for doing chores? 


One of my issues with kids these days is a sense of entitlement & the fact that they DO NOT have any chores or expectations of work. My 15 year old nephew does NOTHING without being asked like 5X. He never takes out the trash! lol 


Should we expect kids to work? I worked in my family's Western Auto store when I was 10! I've always hustled! Is this the answer?

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50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child - @TeachThought

50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child - @TeachThought | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Push the Positive - Change the World.

 

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Jaime Salcedo Luna's curator insight, January 11, 2:34 PM

50 frases motivadoras para nuestros alumnos.

Victor Ventura's curator insight, January 13, 12:57 PM

Double up on this list by adding 50 of your ways. Then commit to using them daily.

Melissa Spears's curator insight, January 15, 1:21 AM

There are several ways to encourage students. Encouragement make the students more confident about the work they are doing. Teachers and parent have a look at the article to know how you can encourage students or your children.

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2015 Reflections: Looking Back, Moving Forward | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

2015 Reflections: Looking Back, Moving Forward | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Our makerspace celebrated its first birthday at the beginning of this year.  That first year involved a lot of experimentation, figured out what worked and what didn’t.  With that behind us, year two of our makerspace gave way to new projects, new spaces and new challenges.    We started really using our whiteboard walls and tables as important parts of our library.  I had someone question whether or not our space was a “real makerspace“ and got some great conversations started.  Our students represented our school at Gulf Coast Maker Con.  We held our second annual Stewart Maker Fair, which was even more awesome than the first one.  I got on my soapbox about how making doesn’t have an age limit.  We celebrated an amazing array of LEGO walls that have popped up in schools all over the place.  And our space was featured in School Library Journal  All in all, I would say it’s been a great Maker year, and our makerspace continues to grow.

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Diana is, to me, the Makerspace Guru. She went for it!

I'm not ready to go to the level she has - but MAN Oh Man do I admire and learn from it!

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