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Google Drive: Star Your Documents - via @alicekeeler

Google Drive: Star Your Documents - via @alicekeeler | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Star Documents in Your Google Drive Is your Google Drive a mess? Now that we have students doing digital work it gets extra muddy as our Google Drive also is full of student work with the same titles as our original documents. Star Anything You Will Come Back To One simple way to find things …

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I just started doing this! LOVE the feature!

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The Power of Admitting What We Don’t Know

The Power of Admitting What We Don’t Know | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A few months into the school year, I asked her how it was going. “You know, I decided to be a learner alongside the students for the content where I feel I have less expertise. I work more as a facilitator when that content comes around, and question and probe with the students. I think they’re learning more than they would have if I was doing more direct instruction and had more content expertise. Go figure!”


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Saying to someone "I don't know" is oddly freeing and liberating! Esp. when you can say that to your kiddos! But I try to always follow up with "But I'm gonna try and find out - let's discover together"

 

Confession: There are some  websites, devices, and technologies that I do not want to learn...and that's OK! I don't have to be the expert on everything -- and I can't!

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Library blankets for the win

Library blankets for the win | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Lib-Innovation

I've had a number of emails recently asking after our blankets in the
library at the University of York, so I thought I'd blog about them.

Getting blankets for the library is probably one of the best things I've
ever done in libraryland, honestly.  It took alm
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Always love a NED Potter library idea!

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Melissa Williams's curator insight, September 29, 8:02 AM
A fabulous idea from the library at my alma mater!  Going to do it.
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32 Educational Websites Organized by Content Area curated by Educators' Technology

32 Educational Websites Organized by Content Area curated by Educators' Technology | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Joyce Valenza
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Curated lists are so helpful. Esp. if Dr. Joyce Valenza thinks it's a good list!

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David Baker's curator insight, September 18, 7:23 PM
Multiple sites support strong application in schools.
Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, September 21, 1:45 PM
Excelente recopilación. Siempre hay algo nuevo para probar
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32 Educational Websites
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BrainPop Digital Resources

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LOVE Me some BrainPop --- Love even more FREE Stuff!

 

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Turn Students into Fact-Finding Web Detectives - Common Sense 

Turn Students into Fact-Finding Web Detectives - Common Sense  | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Can the web be your students' best tool in the fight against falsehood?


From viral memes to so-called "fake news," the web is overflowing with information -- true, false, and everything in between. For many kids, this makes the web a challenging place to find credible and reliable sources. So what's the best way to help your students use the web effectively as a fact-checking tool? Here you'll find tips, resources, and practical advice on helping students find credible information online.


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Kids as research "detectives! From viral memes to so-called "fake news," the web is overflowing with information -- true, false, and everything in between."

 

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8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"If you’re thinking of completing your own classroom remake project, good for you. I’ve been helping teachers redesign classroom spaces for the past several years and have seen this process work for projects of all sizes.

The tips below can be used for smaller scale remakes right way. If you want to do something bigger, you can start planning immediately and schedule some time over a holiday or long weekend. Either way, much of the prep work can be done now or incrementally over a few weeks as a lead-up to a larger remake project.

Whether you’re looking to reorganize one corner or redesign an entire room, here are eight tips that may help you throughout the process."


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Cool! Brain-Based flexible learning areas!

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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Ten Ways to Use Google Earth In Your Classroom

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Ten Ways to Use Google Earth In Your Classroom | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
During the ISTE conference at the end of June Google announced that Google Earth can now be added into your G Suite for Education domain. This means that your students can use their G Suite account…
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Sweet!  Share w/ your #SciChat teachers!

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How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri

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How one 13-year-old boy with autism became BFF’s with Apple’s Siri
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How One Boy With #Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri by @judithn111

 

Now a book! How patient SIRI can help kiddos with Autism learn questioning skills & be connected with culture.

 

From the article:

"That Siri. She doesn’t let my communications-impaired son get away with anything. Indeed, many of us wanted an imaginary friend, and now we have one. Only she’s not entirely imaginary."

 

...."For children like Gus who love to chatter but don’t quite understand the rules of the game, Siri is a nonjudgmental friend and teacher."

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Some Helpful Social Studies Apps for Teachers and Students curated by Educators' technology

Some Helpful Social Studies Apps for Teachers and Students curated by Educators' technology | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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This is always helpful! Share w/ your #SSChat peeps!

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Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories

Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Check it out #EngChat @twinethreads Open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories

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Ten Reasons Every Educator Should Start Blogging

Ten Reasons Every Educator Should Start Blogging | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here are ten reasons why you should integrate blogging into your classroom or professional practice. And be sure to read to the very end for a summary infographic that you can share!
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OK, you know I'm kinda passionate about this!

 

One of the BEST ways to connect with the community and to journal your career (so you can remember what you did and how you did it years ago) is with a blog!

 

Why not choose your 1 Thing this year to be a blog? But it's not for the timid, shy, or the weak! Be Strong - Blog!

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How To Blow Your Boss's Mind

How To Blow Your Boss's Mind | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right—you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always meet
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Great advice! Practical & Helpful!

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Get Animated, Literally - NEA Today

Get Animated, Literally - NEA Today | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Have you fallen in love with Bitmoji? This fun, free app can be used to transform and animate your professional life and classroom.

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Have you fallen in love with Bitmoji? This fun, free app can be used to transform and animate your professional life and classroom. -- Here's how!

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Fact or Fiction Poster - New Products - Posters - ALA Store

Fact or Fiction Poster - New Products - Posters - ALA Store | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};Help users weed out fake news stories and promote critical thinking with this new poster identifying nine tips for evaluating information. With the proliferation of fake news today, these materials show ways users can examine social and news media more carefully to avoid hoaxes and misinformation. Special thanks to author Joanna M. Burkhardt, professor and head librarian at the University of Rhode Island (URI) branch libraries in Providence and Narragansett.13" x 38"
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Great poster for kiddos to learn about FAKE NEWS! 

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Janet Vasil's curator insight, October 5, 2:55 PM
Fight Fake News: These media literacy posters help children sort fact from fiction.
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The One Fail-Safe Classroom Management Strategy That Always Works

The One Fail-Safe Classroom Management Strategy That Always Works | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dominque Smith reveals the one single classroom management strategy that can work in any learning environment in this article featured on TeachThought.

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Always worth the effort.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, September 16, 11:03 PM
Yes, life is about establishing, nurturing, and working through relationships. No surprises here.
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Yes, life is about establishing, nurturing, and working through relationships. No surprises here.
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Educationally Speaking:Technology infused teaching

Educationally Speaking:Technology infused teaching | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technology training for teachers is tricky because skill levels vary widely so pacing a presentation can be hard to gauge. Rather than holding long professional development workshops, some schools are trying short sessions such as Tech Tuesday where one tech tip is introduced in 5 minutes and then teachers play with it for 10-15 minutes and call it a day.Some teachers in classrooms with one-to-one iPads hold Appy Hour the last hour on Friday and have a different student introduce a favorite app to the class each week. They explore together the various nuances and uses of the app by playing and creating with it.
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Educationally Speaking:Technology Infused Teaching
Thank you, @recorderonline Honored to be Mentioned.

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Educationally Speaking:Technology Infused Teaching
Thank you, @recorderonline Honored to be Mentioned.

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Fake News And Scams Are Going Around About The Deadly Storm In Texas

Fake News And Scams Are Going Around About The Deadly Storm In Texas | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Insurance scams, rumors of water shutoffs, and fake restrictions on when people can return are all bouncing around the internet.

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So sad that this always happens when disaster strikes, SCAMS abound.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 5, 11:43 AM

Some current news and social media to share with students to demonstrate why we need to check our sources. Also why, if it sounds too good or too crazy to be true, you're probably right! (Just be aware there's an F-bomb in one of the tweets. I wouldn't share the entire article with students.)

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Get Ready for the 2017-2018 School Year! – HCPSS

Get Ready for the 2017-2018 School Year! – HCPSS | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Welcome to the new 2017-18 @HCPSS School Year! Woo hoo! Share your Back to School Shopping, OOTD, & Getting Ready for School FUN using the hashtag #HCPSSFirstDay

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Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It was the year 2000 and Maine's governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but

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Early days of the Interwebs!

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, August 29, 12:32 PM

Thanks Tommy for sharing this article.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 29, 11:21 PM
It is difficult to answer how well laptops help learning. This is an honest article that makes it very clear that using laptops might not after all, be such a good idea for all the subjects since an essay that is word processed might not be 'fluid enough' and thus a better option would be to put pen to paper! Moreover, the effective use of a laptop will also be dependent on the student's familiarity with the machine and the software. Economic status is also a limiting factor because, students have used laptops from birth (pun intended) will be more proficient in its use than those who have started relatively late and probably have even shared a laptop with others. We have gone beyond power point and Microsoft word. Fortunately enough, we need not be worried enough that we are the only ones facing problems with the integration of technology in teaching since similar issues since they have been observed in the United States too! So, before we rush to encourage the BYOD culture, we need to put in processes, and systems for the integration of EDTECH in schools.
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The 10 most popular apps people keep on their home screens - Business Insider

The 10 most popular apps people keep on their home screens - Business Insider | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As part of its 2017 US Mobile App Report, comScore recently surveyed phone owners 18 and up about the apps they need to have on their home screens, whether by themselves or grouped with other apps in a folder.

For most people, Google's apps like Maps, Gmail, and YouTube took precedence, while others preferred keeping their social networking apps front and center. 

Here are the 10 apps most people keep on their home screen:

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Cool list! On my Home Screen always is #1 Kindle, then Inigma, App Store, Dropbox, Instagram, Flickr, PicMonkey, Podcasts, Flipagram, & few others.

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Your 2017 Back-to-School Toolkit via #PBS Education

Your 2017 Back-to-School Toolkit via #PBS Education | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Your source for teaching inspiration, blogs, events, resources, and fresh ideas.

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I got this in the mail, too! Looks good! Thanks PBS!

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 25, 9:24 AM
Thank you for sharing the PBS teaching toolkit resources!
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4 novel ways to get kids reading and learning - USA Today

4 novel ways to get kids reading and learning - USA Today | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As young kids enter the classroom for another school year – or perhaps their first – parents can take comfort in knowing there are smart apps that give their children a boost.

Whether it’s educational games, homework helpers, learning to code, or encouraging kids to read, there’s no shortage of affordable downloads and cloud services playable on devices like tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktops.

If you’re looking for some “best-in-class” suggestions, the following is a look at four such platforms, catering to various ages and subjects.

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Great read!

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7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms via Edutopia

7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms via Edutopia | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
K–8 educators from across the country give you a peek at their classrooms—and explain how they managed the transformations.

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GREAT ideas for the #BrainBased #ClassroomCribs Environment for kiddos! -- LOVE this!

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8 Practical Tips for the Care and Feeding of the Reluctant Tech User

8 Practical Tips for the Care and Feeding of the Reluctant Tech User | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
(This is a mirror post to the NEA Today Magazine article online and on  Pages 18-19 ,  under a shorter title - why did they change m
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In technology (and in life!), sometimes you’re the teacher and sometimes you’re the student - and it’s completely normal to always be a bit of both. One day, you help a colleague learn the joys of the copy and paste keyboard shortcut, and the next day you’re learning how to create and edit a YouTube video or a Gabsee 3D animated Avatar!

So, whether you’re teaching or learning, or a bit of both, here are a few practical tips to make it a little easier for the reluctant tech user.  -- Read the Rest!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 16, 1:03 AM
A great reminder of how the school librarian can support teachers in using technology in their classrooms