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The Daring Librarian

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The Care and Feeding of Your Blog - The Blog Post! w/ TIPS!   #TLChat @suewaters

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The State of Educational Blogging 2014 - The Edublogger

The State of Educational Blogging 2014 - The Edublogger | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Just fascinating! 

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The Daring Librarian: It Can Wait

The Daring Librarian: It Can Wait | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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New Daring Blog Post: @ItCanWait co-written by my amazing 8th grader Stephannie J who shares Mobile Safety AWESOMENESS & insight into Youtuber celebrity power!  https://flic.kr/p/pd4r1s #EdChat #TLChat #ItCanWait

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The great charter school rip-off: Finally, the truth catches up to education “reform” phonies

The great charter school rip-off: Finally, the truth catches up to education “reform” phonies | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Fraud, financial mismanagement, lousy results: Reports highlight awful charter schools and people are catching on

Via Jon Samuelson
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I've always been leery of Charter Schools - esp. after touring several w/ the ISTE Board of Directors  - Mostly biased because they RARELY if EVER have School Libraries! Grrrrr!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Math Chat - Solve Problems Together in Real Time

Free Technology for Teachers: Math Chat - Solve Problems Together in Real Time | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Share w/ your Math peeps!

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Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs

Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Facing declining visitors, the new town of Almere in the Netherlands redesigned its libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users.

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Cool beans.

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L2_S2S's comment, September 10, 12:47 AM
You're welcome Dean, It was too good to not share!
Debra Evans's curator insight, September 28, 5:40 PM

This is excellent- and our iCentre has done the same type of thing. Libraries must be  designed for  this century of learners and learning.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 29, 2:31 PM

Library Technology

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MHTV_National_News

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Need Middle School friendly TV Studio National News stories? Use our MHTV page!  feat. @goKicker  @Newsela

Plus how to write a script & SNICKETIZE your scrips for powerful vocabulary building!

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How To Fix Common iPhone 4 Problems

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The iPhone 6 may be released soon but to most people the iPhone 4 is still their smartphone of choice. We know that this is a rather old device however some of our readers are still using this phone w...
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I still have an iPhone 4S - Do you? Though mine charges up FAST & fabulous but there are other quirks - here are the fixes!

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Library of Congress Education Resources

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Adding this to my Research Database & Homework Help page!

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My Brain is Already Too Busy Being Awesome - Donna

My Brain is Already Too Busy Being Awesome - Donna | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Love me a strong smart female gingy! I mean chick!

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50 Awesome Quotes about Education and Technology

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Visit the post for more.

Via Jamie Forshey
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What an Inspiring Great list! It's even heartening that 15 out of 50 are from women! That's ALMOST half! 


Someday we women won't be a minority in this Education Profession thing! Someday! And then we'll get the vote! W00t!
 j/k sorta

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 15, 9:48 PM

Love this collection of quotes

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Smithsonian Digital Volunteers

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"Wow!  What an opportunity for crowdsourcing and participation!"


I know, right!? - GJ

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 12, 8:19 PM

Wow!  What an opportunity for crowdsourcing and participation!

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Top Mistakes Leaders Make - Great Leaders Serve

Top Mistakes Leaders Make - Great Leaders Serve | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The top mistakes leaders make. Are you making any of these?

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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21. Not placing a high value in your school Library program & Teacher Librarian  - s/he can help you in SO many ways!  Including making the library the learning commons hub for the school & community! + An ed tech leader on your side!  #Advocacy

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Denise Lombardo's curator insight, August 14, 5:37 PM

Great advice and timely reminders to heed and to share...

Sally Tilley's curator insight, August 14, 5:51 PM

all leaders and those who want to lead should print this out and refer to it regularly

AnnC's curator insight, August 15, 11:30 PM

"Many organizations are over-managed and under-led."

"Focus on results AND relationships."

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The History of Educational Technology - Innovative Professional Development

The History of Educational Technology - Innovative Professional Development | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The progression of education practice as it relates to technology can be attributed to several waves of innovation in the practice that arose at different times around the world and for different reasons, but primarily to make learning efficient and … Continue reading →
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Food for thought

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Placeit and a round-up of image mockup tools — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Placeit and a round-up of image mockup tools — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Love these ideas, but I gotta admit I'm over word clouds.

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Hindsight » Neil Gaiman and the Pirates of Penzance

Hindsight » Neil Gaiman and the Pirates of Penzance | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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@garethhinds is the author-illustrator of some of my favourite classic graphic novels in my library collection like the acclaimed Beowulf & The Odyssey (a must buy!)  and @neilhimself Gaiman is another fav, rock-star author-illustrator, school library & librarian champion, & Dr. Who guest writer!


Put them both in the same small theatre in Cambridge Mass, add in the Pirates of Penzance and WHAMMY! You get a great story - with sketches!


I would have been GOBSMACKED!

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How to Write Better Headlines [Infographic]

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Here are some tips for writing more compelling headlines...

The infographic by Neil Patel from Quick Sprout will give you a simple formula for enticing headlines. Though there's no one-size-fits-all headline trope that guarantees a crazy influx of traffic, the tactics below should help you tweak your headlines to get your posts the attention they deserve.


Via Lauren Moss, Kim Borghouts, Mary Clark
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Writing kicky headlines are the THING!

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Mary Clark's curator insight, September 29, 10:39 AM

There are some great tips here. Our 7th grades write newspaper front pages for an historical fiction project, and last year we talked about good headlines and captions. I'll share this with them this year. 

Kamian's curator insight, October 1, 12:31 PM

(ENG) Excelente infografía con Tips para redactar titulares efectivos.

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The Daring Librarian: Saddle Up & Rope ‘Em In!

The Daring Librarian: Saddle Up & Rope ‘Em In! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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I hope you can join us! SO EXCITED!!!!

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What Makes for a Brilliant Book Cover? A Master Explains | WIRED

What Makes for a Brilliant Book Cover? A Master Explains | WIRED | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you find yourself in a bookstore, Peter Mendelsund can be hard to avoid.
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Of course, being deeply shallow, I DO judge a book by its cover! ;-)

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Beastie Boys - Sabotage - YouTube

Music video by The Beastie Boys performing Sabotage. (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC
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We plan on shooting our own version of this for our MHTV news show recruit vid! --- without the guns, natch!

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for the love of learning: Bring Your Own Device: It's awesome except for the inequity

for the love of learning: Bring Your Own Device: It's awesome except for the inequity | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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I have really strong feelings about this - I wrote a really long comment and then the comment gremlins refreshed before I posted it and POOF -  gone!

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All these modern phrases you probably use are actually from Shakespeare - Daily Genius

All these modern phrases you probably use are actually from Shakespeare - Daily Genius | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Share on FacebookTweet ThisGoogle+Pin ItLinkedIn Do some things really set your teeth on edge? Are you waiting for events in your life to truly come ‘full circle’ at some point?


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Oood zooks! I love stuff like this!

Etymology CAN be sexy!

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How to Use the Flickr CC Attribution Helper - YouTube

How to Use the Flickr CC Attribution Helper - YouTube | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Flickr CC Attribution Helper is a bookmarklet that will properly format attributions for Creative Commons licensed images found on Flickr.


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Sweet!

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10 awesome Google features you should be using

10 awesome Google features you should be using | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The real reason the Google home page is so bare is that way back when it was just starting out in a Silicon Valley garage, no one working there really knew how to program a web page to make it look pretty.


Via Luke Allen
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What the what!? Great list!

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Engage Me! - YouTube

In this short film, the different messages regarding digital media have been typed in bold black lettering on A4 white paper and are displayed by a successio...

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LOVE This!

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Digital Curation: Definitions, Tools, and Strategies

The slides were used in my talk about digital curation given at the Central NY ASTD Event held at the Everson Museum on 7/31/14

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 12, 8:10 AM

Concise, attractive overview of the field/

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 12, 1:33 PM

I love this. It explains beautifully why content curation is so important. Are you adding value to things you share? I need to at a closer look at what I am crating. 

Damien Colmant's curator insight, August 13, 5:29 AM

'Puiser de l'information sur internet, c'est comme s'abreuver depuis une bouche à incendie' ... La curation permet de filtrer ce qui correspond à vos centres d'intérêts et ainsi abreuver votre marque personnelle.