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Common Core: Assessing the real level of support

Common Core: Assessing the real level of support | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Why claiming that a majority supports, believes, or conforms to X, Y, or Z is a shaky claim at best, and a likely flawed one at worst.
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Very interesting article! Sometimes I worry about drinking the trendy  Kool-Aide too fast -

 

NCLB? Essential Curriculum? Big 6 Research? Web Quests? All things that have great stuff but get pushed & Flipped aside as the new flavour comes around.

 

Hello Flipping, 1 to 1, and Mime-Teaching. Ok, I made up the last one! See? What next people?

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Eliterate Librarian: Technado: 60 Apps in (less than) 60 Minutes

Eliterate Librarian: Technado: 60 Apps in (less than) 60 Minutes | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Great Tech PD ideas!I


LOVE the idea of getting people out of their seats - you could also add a Sucks - Rocks - Not Sure section.

Gather a list of recent Ed Tech trends - post signs around the room & ask people to choose - Flipping the Classroom  - does it Suck? Rock? or Not Sure? Move to vote & let people shout out WHY. Small debate. If you think the term Suck will overtly offend, use Stinks. [grins] You can steal these huge posters (View full size - take to Kinkos)

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Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, June 24, 7:23 PM

Fantastic idea! The Power point is well worth looking at. So many apps so little time...

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It’s ok to date new technology, you don’t have to marry it!

It’s ok to date new technology, you don’t have to marry it! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
**The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained within guest posts are those of the authors and do...
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It's an honour to be re-published in this fine magazine!

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Students stand to lose much more than books with school library cuts

Students stand to lose much more than books with school library cuts | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

With spring has come the return of an all-too-familiar ritual: the tightening of a fiscal belt triggering the downward swing of an axe into our school libraries.


Via Karen Bonanno
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My heart hurts to think that America is getting rid of their school libraries and school librarians. 

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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 8, 12:01 PM

Helping to explain what we do....

Tricia Adams's curator insight, June 11, 12:42 PM

Too true!!

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STEAM It Up for Struggling Students

My books- Learning to Go https://gumroad.com/l/learn2go & The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers http://amazon.com/The-Goals-Challenge-Teachers-Transform/dp/04157…;

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I love every thing Shelly does! This is awesome! 

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How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News) | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When I was 11 I loved designing web pages and playing Sim City. Adults in my life didn’t recognize these skills as valuable, so neither did I. Actually, I began to feel guilty for using my computer so much. In high school I stopped making web pages altogether to focus on sports. It wasn’t until c
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"Whether it’s Minecraft or duct tape wallets, the kid-passions that seem like fads, if not totally unproductive, can alternatively be seen as mediums for experiencing the virtuous cycle of curiosity: discovering, trying, failing and growing." Zach Klein

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, June 4, 9:26 AM

The learning commons provides a perfect environment for experimentation , creativity and innovation.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, June 4, 10:00 AM

Great tips for students to use in their Academic Digital Footprints.

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Community Post: Can We Guess Your Personality Based On Your Taste In Books?

Community Post: Can We Guess Your Personality Based On Your Taste In Books? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Be the hero of your own story.


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Be the hero of your own story.

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: The true face of Shakespeare revealed for the first time [VIDEO] - Country Life

World exclusive from Country Life magazine: the true face of Shakespeare revealed. The first and only known demonstrably authentic portrait of the world’s greatest writer made in his lifetime.
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I'm still an Oxfordian.


But this is indeed fascinating!


And really, it supports the Earl of Oxford debate, methinks!

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Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images

Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Where can I find free images online?” is often the widely asked question by new bloggers (or seasoned bloggers). If you are one among them, this post is exclusively for you where I’m going to share few free stock photo websites to find HIGH quality images.


And the best part is, you don’t have to give any attribution or credit to the images you use. You can pretty much do anything you want with the images using these free stock photo websites.So are you interested in finding free images? Let’s get started....


Via Jeff Domansky
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Adding this to my list!

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 27, 5:58 PM
Thank you!!
Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 28, 12:47 PM

Here are some great sites to find FREE Photos ~ Check them out!

Tina Jameson's curator insight, April 30, 7:22 PM

I'm not going to encourage anyone not to give attribution or credit for the images - however always useful to have good sources of free to use images.  Important that students learn that the pictures they find and want to include in presentations have to be sourced and cited appropriately.

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The story behind Jar’Edo Wens, the longest-running hoax in Wikipedia history

The story behind Jar’Edo Wens, the longest-running hoax in Wikipedia history | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wikipedia editors are finding more hoaxes on the site every month. How many are there, really? No one actually knows.

Via Mary Reilley Clark
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Cool! Great convo starter w/ older kiddos!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 20, 2:05 PM

What a great article to share with students about Wikipedia. Lots of fascinating insight into how Wikipedia works, and why you need to think critically about your sources.

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, April 22, 1:28 PM

I love the click-away convenience of Wikipedia, but it’s important to remember that it’s not the same as a real encyclopedia written by professional writers and edited by professional editors. 

Since the day the open-sourced encyclopedia opened in 2001,  saboteurs and pranksters have been doing their dirty work. Evidently, the rate at which hoaxes are being exposed have increased in 2015. Use but beware!

Kathy Moser's curator insight, April 23, 9:49 AM

Interesting article on how the editors cannot keep up with the mistakes and hoaxes.

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Lamar Library - A Transformation - Tackk

Lamar Library - A Transformation - Tackk | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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WOW! What an amazing transformation of a school library!

LOVE THIS!

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Why librarians (and therefore librarys) will always be better than Wikipedia. 

Why librarians (and therefore librarys) will always be better than Wikipedia.  | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As librarians we protect our services, collections, and patrons from censorship and bias. Simply put- We do not allow it. From too much left or right wing material to too much sci-fi or mystery.

Via Dr. Steve Matthews, Joyce Valenza
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Bravo!

Information sherpas, Literacy promoters, collection curators, & protector of patrons!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 11, 9:09 AM

On the value of balance

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GwynethJones

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Teacher Librarian, Mover, Shaker, Blogger, Speaker, & Google Certified Teacher. Trope & Meme Archivist. Creator & Curator of Content. Ridiculously Humble. Geek. 
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I love Scoop.it!!!!


It's the Curation Sensation that does triple duty!


Curate, publish, & share! Curate your resources and organize them easily into groups. Publish a glossy digital "magazine" of your shares with your opinions, the ability to re-scoop, & comment!


And with one click you can also share those nuggets of digital awesome with all kinds of social media like: Twitter , LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, & more! Install one handy little bookmarklet on your toolbar and WHAM! Instant curation awesomeness!

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Create your own mobile makerspace

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Makerspaces don’t have to be big or even high tech. You can create a STEM environment in a closet, at a workbench or on a cart. The important thing is to allow students to be creative and work on a variety of projects.


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I love the idea of a mobile Makerspace!

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The MHMS Daring School Library Blog | Learning. Happens. Here.

The MHMS Daring School Library Blog | Learning. Happens. Here. | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Hot off the presses! Our Summer Reading List is HERE!

and ... videos and slideshows of our latest MHMS Celebrations!

WARNING: This post contains an abundance of exclamations marks. No characters were hurt writing this post, however, the ! key is giving me the side eye!

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Katie Williams's curator insight, June 17, 3:28 PM

Great lists available with the QR Code!

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10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer

10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You've reached the time of year that EVERY teacher dreams of from the first day of school: summer break. Now, as you pack your bags and head for that

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Everyone should take their own PD in their hands - that's the ONLY way to be an Ed Tech change agent!

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The Daring Librarian: 5 Easy Tips to Making Out of This World Mini Moo Business Cards

The Daring Librarian: 5 Easy Tips to Making Out of This World Mini Moo Business Cards | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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It's not too late to order for #ISTE2015! Even though I'm gonna be there this year - I'm going to an Ashram w/ my Mom & into a digital detox for 2 weeks..... it's a GREAT thing to have for conferences!

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The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Ideas of how to start a Makerspace in your Classroom or Library! Ideas and what to buy and the Amazon Echo!

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Mystery Skype!

Mystery Skype! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
One of my favorite sessions at E2 in Redmond (which, yes, I haven't even debriefed yet...) was around the Skype in the Classroom program. This is a great resource that connects classrooms around th...
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LOVE This!

Going to have to add this to my blog post about it!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: An Open Letter To Principals (Before You Hire A New School Librarian)

The Adventures of Library Girl: An Open Letter To Principals (Before You Hire A New School Librarian) | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Meet Maryland Champions | AmGrad Champions | MPT American Graduate

Meet Maryland Champions | AmGrad Champions | MPT American Graduate | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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SO Very Honored to be named an American Graduate Champion!

I adore my MPT and PBS! Thank you!

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Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: Digital citizenship

Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: Digital citizenship | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Part of preparing students for the digital age is helping them become critical consumers and responsible curators of online content. Administrators can do their part in achieving this by giving teachers the knowledge and support they need to teach, model and promote digital citizenship.

Via Karen Bonanno
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A must share for all admins!

Follow @isteconnects

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11 Reasons Librarians Are Better Superheroes Than The Avengers

11 Reasons Librarians Are Better Superheroes Than The Avengers | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This week as National Library Week and April 14th was National Library Workers Day. Tell us about your amazing library or librarians in the comments!


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Great article!

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18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought

18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You bought your iPad new three years ago, and now it’s getting a bit long in the tooth.

Opening apps can take forever. Sometimes they crash, stop responding, or won’t open to begin with. If you want to extend the life of your little glass rectangle–and make your iPad faster in general–the following tips can help. And all of these tips are simple(ish)–nothing crazy like jail-breaking or changing hardware.

Via John Evans, MSTA, Linda Dougherty
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I love this! What to do w/ my old iPad 2?

Sell it back to Amazon or donate it to my school?

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 10, 9:49 PM

I need this "to-do" list for cleaning up my 2013 iPad.

Marion Conrad's curator insight, May 1, 1:41 PM

Great tips for all iPad owners!

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, May 2, 8:23 PM

Soma good simple  tools and techniques for keeping your old iPad running.

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14 More Google Search Tricks You Didn’t Know Existed | The Gooru

14 More Google Search Tricks You Didn’t Know Existed | The Gooru | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Originally intended as a way to easily find websites, Google’s engineers have quietly slipped secret functionalities into Google Search to do even more for its 1.17 billion users. These hidden (…) Read more

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SWEET!

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Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, April 13, 4:33 AM

añada su visión ...

Gareth Morgan's curator insight, April 16, 2:52 AM

Some excellent features that I wasn't aware of.

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, May 5, 2:15 AM

Here are fourteen great reasons to make Google your primary search engine.  I use the google search bar for a variety of teaching and mathematical apps (I'm an amateur radio operator), including the graphing/math calculator, conversion calculators, scheduling apps, song lyrics, and even booking tickets for flights without a fee. You'll find google to be a ready reference source, ranging from where to eat a good meal to getting flight information for that overdue vacation.  Aloha, Russ.

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The Daring Librarian: Think Before You Comment

The Daring Librarian: Think Before You Comment | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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When we comment we model. When we Tweet professionally, we show our kiddos how they should behave online by our example. Or at least that's what we should be aiming for, right!? Creating a positive digital footprint so that our kiddos can see what that looks like.....read more!
Ethics: Why Aren't We Teaching This?

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