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Response: "A Good Beginning is More Than Half of the Whole"

Response: "A Good Beginning is More Than Half of the Whole" | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
(This is the last of a two-part series. You can see Part One here.
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I LOVE Larry! He's just brilliant and always in my Top 5 to Follow for new Twitter users!

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Eliterate Librarian: Becoming a Lifelong Reader

Eliterate Librarian: Becoming a Lifelong Reader | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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She takes up the gauntlet and writes a great post! LOVE the memories!


Have you written yours, yet? Please do & share it!

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Vending machines in Anacostia provide free children's books

Vending machines in Anacostia provide free children's books | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 5-year-old named Jacob Adams was the first to test the big blue vending machine newly installed at the Salvation Army’s community center in Southeast Washington. Hopping up on a step-stool to…
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YES! This is Brilliant!

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Summer Sabbatical (Not Just Vacation) - Samantha Mosher

Summer Sabbatical (Not Just Vacation) - Samantha Mosher | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teachers' summer vacation isn't all play--why I call my summer a "sabbatical" instead and the work I plan to do with my time.
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This is a really brilliant post by @samosher2118  

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How Cell Phones Would Change The Plots Of Famous Books

How Cell Phones Would Change The Plots Of Famous Books | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

“yo call me Ishm@el!”


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"romeo, gonna fake my own suicide. brb." And he'd be like, "k ��"

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Can We Guess Which "Harry Potter" Book Is Your Favorite?

Can We Guess Which "Harry Potter" Book Is Your Favorite? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We *know* which book you've read the most.
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OK, I didn't get what I wanted the first time! This is a hard one!

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How to Massively Promote Your Blog Using Blogger Outreach (27+ Excellent Resources)

How to Massively Promote Your Blog Using Blogger Outreach (27+ Excellent Resources) | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
For the past year or so I have been reading some of the best articles that have been written on the subject of building genuine relationships with influential bloggers and I am sharing those with you today.


In this post, you will learn how to ;

  • Get influencers to notice you
  • Get influencers to actually respond to your e-mail and social media messages instead of hitting the "DELETE" button


  • Use that initial connection to build a genuine, mutually-beneficial relationship
  • Grow your online presence because of that key relationship...

Via Jeff Domansky
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Interesting!

I'm not ready to monetize my blog - I don't wanna lose my "street cred" but tips like these are always handy!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 11, 11:42 PM

Practical blogger outreach tactics worth reading.

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Education Reform Bill Would Improve School Libraries

Education Reform Bill Would Improve School Libraries | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The amendment added to the ‘Every Child Achieves Act’ would allow schools to use federal funds to improve and modernize libraries.

Via Joyce Valenza
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WE NEED THIS YESTERDAY!!!!!

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Google Offers A Free 4 Weeks Virtual Science Camp for Kids

Google Offers A Free 4 Weeks Virtual Science Camp for Kids | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This is so cool!

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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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Pettlepop's curator insight, June 22, 5:49 PM

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2k0fzp_kicking-a-rug_animals

jbcassidy's curator insight, July 23, 8:48 AM

Gotta get going on some of these digital tools! Amazing possibilities!

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 5:03 PM

#EdTech #TechEd #STEM #DigitalLearning

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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: Learning To Read Alone Is Not Enough. Your Students Need A Reading Champion.

The Adventures of Library Girl: Learning To Read Alone Is Not Enough. Your Students Need A Reading Champion. | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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This inspired me SO much! Have I shared it enough over the last few days & it inspired me to write my own post of reading memories!

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Why I Teach Middle School - Samantha Mosher

Why I Teach Middle School - Samantha Mosher | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Why I teach middle school, as simply and succinctly as I can put it.
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This speaks to my soul and prompted a reeely long comment about how educators are bakers - -- this is the one -- I sort of got lost for a while in her excellent blog

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Library-Themed Parody of Uptown Funk Song Goes Viral

Library-Themed Parody of Uptown Funk Song Goes Viral | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what happens when librarians get together for karaoke night?
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"The video embedded above features a hilarious performance of “Unread Book.” Click on these links to watch a Harry Potter-themed cover and the original music video with Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ track. (via Shelf Awareness)"

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What is Twitter's new Periscope app?

What is Twitter's new Periscope app? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Confused as to what Twitter's new app Periscope actually is? Wonder no more...
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Live Streaming or Teleportation?

Only lasts for 24 hours

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Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, August 9, 5:48 PM
This is a MUCH better description of Periscope then I have been able to give.
Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, August 9, 6:26 PM
This explains Periscope WAY better than me!
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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2015 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2015 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Cool list by AASL featuring @MyStorybookKids a nice story creation site for Elem kids.

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Lisa Norris's curator insight, July 18, 10:46 AM

So many new apps and sites  I want to use in my new Makerspace!

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Teaching Kids to Deconstruct the Advertising Pitch

Teaching Kids to Deconstruct the Advertising Pitch | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A school librarian in New York City teaches young students how to analyze persuasive advertising strategies by looking at gendered earplugs, chain-store clothing ads, and other product pitches.


Via Mary Reilley Clark
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Need Media Literacy Ideas?! You got it!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 11, 1:29 PM
Lots of ideas here that can be easily adapted for any grade level.
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HubSpot's Blog Topic Generator

HubSpot's Blog Topic Generator | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Just got a week's worth of custom blog ideas from @HubSpot’s free Blog Topic Generator! Try it out: http://www.hubspot.com/blog-topic-generator

Via Linda Dougherty
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OK, this really IS cool! Though I usually don't have a problem with this  because I start with a headline before writing.... sometimes I need to polish it. Starting a blog with a # gets the most RT's but BUT....

it gets tiresome. You don't want to be THAT blogger!

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, July 8, 5:49 PM

Option 1: Use this to create a blog post title for my own writings. Option 2: Use with students to give them ideas on writing a title for their own works.

Option 3: Use with teachers for their classroom presentations.

Verdict:  Have fun with this topic generator!

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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.