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Budget crisis shutters libraries at 2 top schools

Budget crisis shutters libraries at 2 top schools | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When Central High School opened its new library in 2005 - a $4.5 million research and media hub funded by alumni - Apple named it a national model. Students visited it more than 147,000 times last...

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Like Joyce said, this breaks my heart!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, September 15, 2013 11:27 AM

This breaks my heart

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The fragile role of institutions that support scholarship...

Karen R. Harker's curator insight, September 21, 2013 11:28 PM

Not even and endorsement from Apple could save public school libraries...what I don't understand is how they can justify shuttering a $4.5 million facility.

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'Sansar' Opens in First Half of 2017 with a New Approach to Virtual Worlds

'Sansar' Opens in First Half of 2017 with a New Approach to Virtual Worlds | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Sansar, a virtual world platform from the creators of Second Life, will open its doors to everyone in the first half of 2017. Developer Linden Lab explains their new approach to virtual worlds, and the many ways they plan to enable creators to make money with compelling virtual experiences. Not Second Life 2 Having launched …


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If anyone knows about Virtual Worlds it's my sweet friend Linda!!!! WE were BEST BUDS in Second Life a long time ago!

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, January 16, 5:00 AM
Really need to start looking for VR headsets! This will be exciting to explore.
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30 Ideas For A More Bookish Winter

30 Ideas For A More Bookish Winter | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Kelly Jensen writes: "For some of us, winter feels like it encompasses not a season, but half of a year. It’s a time of quiet and a time when things seem to be dialed back in the world around us (except, perhaps, in places where you get to experience snow or sleet or freezing rain or freezing fog and know exactly what kind of snow is best for making snowmen and what kind will break your back while shoveling). It’s also a time when many begin to really feel the impact of seasonal affective disorder and moods and energy can be low."


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I especially like "Cozy up under a blanket or beside a warm fire and reread a favorite book from your childhood."

 

One of my fav winter books is  "The Long Winter" from the Little House on the Prairie series.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 14, 1:12 PM

Kelly shares a lot of ideas which can easily be translated into displays. (I'm going to be cutting more snowflakes to make a chain of books student read over our three week winter break.) I'm looking forward to her spring list. If you're planning far ahead, here are links to her summer and fall lists

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 15, 1:07 AM
Love this idea. I can't wait to get started :)
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Storyboard That Offers Lesson Plans for Every Month

Storyboard That Offers Lesson Plans for Every Month | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Creating a storyboard can be a good way to outline a story, to illustrate your own ideas, or to analyze problems. Storyboard That offer
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Love storyboard learning!

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FETC 2017 - Speaker Page

FETC 2017 - Speaker Page | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Excited to be a Featured Speaker at #FETC! Representing my school, district, and state down in FLA! Cheers! 

I'll be presenting 4 Workshops & Sessions!

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Wellbeing: Developing Empathy, Emotional Awareness, and Agency

Wellbeing: Developing Empathy, Emotional Awareness, and Agency | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Learn how School 21 explores topics like culture, diversity, and responsibility using drama techniques, grounding texts, and controversial statements.
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I think that empathy is one of the most important but most difficult life-skills to teach!

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Google Forms: Choose a Random Winner - via @alicekeeler

Google Forms: Choose a Random Winner - via @alicekeeler | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Randomly choose a Google Forms winner from responses to your Google Form. Easy to select, just use the Forms Add on menu.

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Google forms are made of fantastic! They can almost do anything - except my laundry!

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An introduction to Snapchat

An introduction to Snapchat | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This guide is the work of many former NPR social media desk interns, including Tajha Chappellet-Lanier, Aggi Ashagre and Brandon Carter. It was last updated in August 2016.  This guide will walk you through creating your first Snap and your Snapchat story. Your story is made of multiple Snaps, accessible to your followers for up to Continue Reading >

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This guide is the work of many former NPR social media desk interns,It was last updated in August 2016. 

This guide will walk you through creating your first Snap and your Snapchat story. Your story is made of multiple Snaps, accessible to your followers for up to 24 hours.

 

I still really don't see how this could be used as effectively as a professional educational or Library INSTAGRAM  account.

 

I really need someone to sit me down & explain it and convince me! LOL

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An Interesting Infographic Featuring 12 iPad Apps Ideal for Librarians

An Interesting Infographic Featuring 12 iPad Apps Ideal for Librarians | 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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Always like a good App list!

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Always like a good App list!

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Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news | Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra

Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news |  Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Fake news is making news, and it's a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news.
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This would be GREAT to share with our Social Studies teachers & teach it collaboratively!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 27, 2016 7:57 AM
Information literacy is an essential skill for today's students. A very useful resource to teach about fake news stories. 
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This would be GREAT to share with our Social Studies teachers & teach it collaboratively!

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10 Great Academic Search Engines for Research Students

10 Great Academic Search Engines for Research Students | 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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Google, still at the top!

Remember Alta Vista?

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sandra scalzavara's curator insight, January 6, 2:38 AM

Google, still at the top!

Remember Alta Vista?

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17 of the Most Exciting YA Books to Read in 2017 | Brightly

17 of the Most Exciting YA Books to Read in 2017 | Brightly | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There is something for every lover of YA books in 2017, whether that reader enjoys things quirky and magical, extra-real real, wild, or world-building.
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Happy Holiday Reading!

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Media Literacy & Fake News - A Lesson Plan @rmbyrne

Media Literacy & Fake News - A Lesson Plan @rmbyrne | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
C-SPAN Classroom has a new lesson plan that is quite timely given all of the recent stories about fake news stories created and shared through social media. Media Literacy & Fake News is a free lesson plan that is based on five C-SPAN videos featuring authors and other experts talking about the role of media in influencing how people think about political topics. The last video in the lesson plan features writers from The Onion talking about why they're disappointed when people believe their stories are real.

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I bet some people wish that headline was real! LOL

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Lilydale High School's curator insight, December 25, 2016 6:03 PM
Information literacy and fake news lessons.
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Chalkmotion - Engage with Simple Drawings

Chalkmotion - Engage with Simple Drawings | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
create animated doodle slideshows

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I think using graphics & drawing is a REAL authentic way to ENGAGE kiddos!

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 27, 2016 7:37 PM
This is a cool tool for creating and recording simple drawings for presentations. 
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 28, 2016 8:15 AM
Looking forward to playing with this one!
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Teaching & Learning Resources to Remember the Life of MLK

Teaching & Learning Resources to Remember the Life of MLK | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” This quote epitomizes why I have always admired Martin Luther King, Jr. 

As a pastor, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, he not only advocated for the equal treatment of our fellow man, but he also supported the fair and humane treatment of animals—a personal passion of mine as a rescuer, adopter, foster and sponsor of shelter and puppy mill dogs.

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Thanks, Jamie! Adding this to my blog, too!

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Voice Is the Next Big Platform, and Alexa Will Own It

Voice Is the Next Big Platform, and Alexa Will Own It | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

If you happen to live in one of the six million US homes that have so far purchased an Amazon Echo, you may think Alexa is just a voice emanating from a cylindrical speaker that knows a couple of tricks. It plays the Beatles on command. It can order more toilet paper. It has jokes, some of which are even kind of funny.


In fact, that’s only the start. Just as Apple taught us that a small portable phone could be a more powerful computing method than our lumbering desktops, Amazon is introducing us to a new computing interface — a voice devoid of a screen—that will eventually grow to be more ubiquitous and more useful than our smartphones.

 

Forget the onerous process of pulling your Pixel or iPhone from your pocket, unlocking it, opening apps, and tapping your desires onto a screen. (Ugh!) Soon, you’ll speak your wants into the air — anywhere — and a woman’s warm voice with a mid-Atlantic accent will talk back to you, ready to fulfill your commands....


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I love my Alexa. She's smarter than Siri but not as smart as OK, Google!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 14, 11:42 PM

I love my Echo but the damn thing does exasperated and argue back a little bit once in a while.

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Dr. King: a True Servant Leader

Dr. King: a True Servant Leader | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I was touched by this timeless Huffington Post article from Mr. James Perry, once mayoral candidate and the the Executive Director o
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This is my wish, my challenge, my fials, and my hope. To be a true servant leader in my life and in my school.

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11 edtech trends to watch in 2017

11 edtech trends to watch in 2017 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. Here’s a list of the hottest topics in ed tech for 2017.
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"The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. Here’s a list of the hottest topics in ed tech for 2017." ---

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5 Education Pinterest Boards for Teachers via Lee Watanabe-Crockett

5 Education Pinterest Boards for Teachers via Lee Watanabe-Crockett | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
by Lee Watanabe-Crockett

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Pinterest is  a very addictive.....but useful curation tool! 

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​Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Education Leaders to Learn From in 2017 (EdSurge News)

​Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Education Leaders to Learn From in 2017 (EdSurge News) | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It’s no small feat making Forbes “30 Under 30” roundup, which in 2017 boasts an acceptance rate of less than 4 percent. (Shots at getting into Stanford and Harvard are both higher.) The magazine’s “30 Under 30” list, which highlights young leaders in fields such as technology, music and healthcare,
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I don't want to sound like salty, but in a profession that is DOMINATED by women is it just me or are we led by mostly men? Why does it seem that it's the dudes that get the big keynotes, accolades, and attention? What's with that?

 

So this list, is somewhat balanced. Not by percentage of representation then it would be like 4 guys and 26 gals (don't do the math - I'm obviously 100?% almost right!) It's just that it seems a little OWG heavy even though these awesome peeps are a lot of  YWG's. WE need more diversity & representation. That's all. [jumps off her soapbox]

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, January 5, 4:06 PM

I don't want to sound like salty, but in a profession that is DOMINATED by women is it just me or are we led by mostly men? Why does it seem that it's the dudes that get the big keynotes, accolades, and attention? What's with that?

 

So this list, is somewhat balanced. Not by percentage of representation then it would be like 4 guys and 26 gals (don't do the math - I'm obviously 100?% almost right!) It's just that it seems a little OWG heavy even though these awesome peeps are a lot of  YWG's. WE need more diversity & representation. That's all. [jumps off her soapbox]

sandra scalzavara's curator insight, January 6, 2:37 AM

I don't want to sound like salty, but in a profession that is DOMINATED by women is it just me or are we led by mostly men? Why does it seem that it's the dudes that get the big keynotes, accolades, and attention? What's with that?

 

So this list, is somewhat balanced. Not by percentage of representation then it would be like 4 guys and 26 gals (don't do the math - I'm obviously 100?% almost right!) It's just that it seems a little OWG heavy even though these awesome peeps are a lot of  YWG's. WE need more diversity & representation. That's all. [jumps off her soapbox]

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Barack Obama on fake news: 'We have problems' if we can't tell the difference

Barack Obama on fake news: 'We have problems' if we can't tell the difference | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The US president denounced the spate of misinformation across social media platforms, including Facebook, suggesting American politics can be affected

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But what about the Onion!?

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Best of 2016: Comics

Best of 2016: Comics | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Over the years, comic books have gravitated from stories about superheroes to stories about everyday people, portraying a variety of cultural backgrounds and a wide range of themes that speak to re…
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Just what some people are looking for!

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Google Tone : A Practical Tool for Broadcasting Web Content to Multiple Computers

Google Tone : A Practical Tool for  Broadcasting Web Content to Multiple Computers | 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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NEAT!

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5 Tech Predictions for 2017

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I’ve been writing a tech predictions column for nearly 30 years now. I study our research and look for trends and information that give me hints of what I believe might be the hot topics, trends or issues that will impact the tech industry in the coming year.

Here are what I believe will be the biggest trends and issues in tech for 2017:

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Yeah, I'm gonna guess VR is on the list!

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Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school?

Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
School and district leaders should consider a Future Ready Librarian framework to better enable innovative strategies and practices.
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Like, Duh! I think we knew this!, am I right? But we need to tell the WORLD this!

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It's official, teachers must relax over Christmas to avoid burnout - The Guardian 

It's official, teachers must relax over Christmas to avoid burnout - The Guardian  | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teachers will be looking forward to a well-earned rest this Christmas. But it can be tough to switch off from – and avoid catching up on – work. It might be good for you to shun your marking and instead plan for a proper break this year, though. Why? Well, for a start, research says you should.

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Hear that, year round school advocates? We NEED to relax, detox, and chill during the holidays!

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, December 17, 2016 2:42 PM
Number 1 reason why school districts should NOT schedule professional development on the day teachers return to their schools.  Usually, teachers are assigned duties as presenters for those sessions which means they have to prepare over their well-deserved holiday breaks. Give teachers a break to relax with their families, read a book and watch movies just for fun!