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Free Technology for Teachers: Chalkup - Distribute & Grade Assignments in Google Drive Without Using Scripts

Free Technology for Teachers: Chalkup - Distribute & Grade Assignments in Google Drive Without Using Scripts | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Google Drive + Edmodo = Lots of AWESOME! Thanks @rmbyrne !!

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Scripts can be tough... this is EASY!!! ;)

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Lessons Harry Potter Taught Us

Lessons Harry Potter Taught Us | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Always trust the girl who knows where the library is.

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  • If Dumbledore trusted someone, that's ALWAYS enough
  • Believe in Hagrid
  • Be kind to and TALK to your friends, talk about your feelings & fears - they will listen and they will help 
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21 Must Have Communication Skills

21 Must Have Communication Skills | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I've been a fangirl of Lisa Johnson aka the @ TechChef4u for years, this an infographic from her latest book: Cultivatin

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I don't do guest blog posts often, but I've been a fangirl of Lisa Johnson aka the @ TechChef4u for years, this an infographic from her latest book

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Our Favorite Graphic Novels for Middle Grade Readers

Our Favorite Graphic Novels for Middle Grade Readers | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Please include Title, Author and Link. Thanks!

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Super crowdsourced padlet of Graphic Novels for Middle Schoolers - created by @jenniferlagarde  but crowdsourced by many other people. You can even add your own!

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8 Useful Tips for Teachers Experiencing Edtech Frustration

8 Useful Tips for Teachers Experiencing Edtech Frustration | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you're struggling with edtech frustration, take note of these 8 useful tips from this article by Terry Heick at TeachThought.
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This is always a good thing to keep in mind for your teachers & staff! Resistance and push back comes from a feeling of frustration and embarrassment - help your teachers feel GOOD about trying new tech!

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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All the buzz you need to know! But not ALL you need to do, just pick your Top 5 then tackle more!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 20, 8:53 AM
A great list I'd like to play with to frame for TLs
 
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 20, 8:55 AM
Terry compiles a great list. 
 
Ines Bieler's curator insight, July 20, 2:09 PM

All the buzz you need to know! But not ALL you need to do, just pick your Top 5 then tackle more!

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Bitmoji for Behaviour

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A blog about using iPads to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom, especially Primary Education.
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More brilliance using Bitmoji's for behavior in the classroom - its' Fresh & fabulous feedback to kiddos!

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Buncee & #Booksnaps: Engaging Student Readers & Writers - Buncee Blog

Buncee & #Booksnaps: Engaging Student Readers & Writers - Buncee Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
@anichols32.
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Love everything but the Comic Sans! Srsly, some great ideas - but I think I would use Instagram rather than Snapchat because I work with Middle Schoolers. But that's just me!

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Wikipedia "Tools and Resources" for instructors

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If you’re interested in adding a Wikipedia assignment to your course, we can help. Our staff has been supporting the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada since 2010. In…

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As I've been saying for 6 years, Wikipedia Is Not Wicked!

LOVE this!

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John Dalziel's curator insight, July 11, 4:55 AM
There's a high probability that readers of this post use Wikipedia but, if they are Education Practitioners, will tell their Learners not to! 
That's the reason for this post! 
Wikipedia has long been the bane of most educators – resulting in the... 
"don’t believe everything you read on the internet because anyone can publish anything" movement. 
While Wikipedia provides subject matter for teaching... 
  - credibility, 
  - authority, 
  - source citations, 
...and more 
The idea of actually using Wikipedia to explicitly teach research is less common. This is where Wikipedia "Tools and Resources" for instructors comes in. 
Over the last 7 years, the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada, have collected user experiences and feedback to put together some guidelines and training for practitioners and their learners. 
Guidelines include... 
  - Resources for instructors 
  - Getting students ready 
  - Subject-specific handouts 
  - Classroom handouts and 
  - Designing assignments 
This is just a taste of what's on offer. 
Find out more on the WikiEdu home page at https://wikiedu.org/
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Teaching Visual Art and Computational Thinking - Hack the Classroom - Michelle Cordy @cordym

Teaching Visual Art and Computational Thinking - Hack the Classroom - Michelle Cordy @cordym | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This blog post includes a 5 minute video, a lesson plan and examples of student that show integration of visual art curriculum and Computational Thinking in my grade 3 classroom.

Thank you to Bea Leiderman, Carolyn Skibba, Douglas Kian and my experience at the Apple Institute in Berlin for this idea.  Using Keynote and Kandinsky is Bea’s idea. It’s brilliant. Bea, Carolyn and I went to the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin where we saw Kandinsky’s work. We also had in depth workshops on Keynote. The combination of these experiences at the Apple Institute in Berlin lead to this idea and a project. Bea, Douglas and I are currently working on a project where we are investigating how these ideas of art, coding, and Computational Thinking might fit together. This is the early stage of this team project.

This video gives an overview of the lesson and a chance to peak inside my grade 3 classroom:

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More of what I've been thinking about the importance of Visual Art.

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5 Tragic Blunders of Inexperienced Leaders via dan@leadershipfreak 

5 Tragic Blunders of Inexperienced Leaders via dan@leadershipfreak  | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Blunder #1: Getting lost in their own work. Drive sabotages inexperienced leaders when they go into heads-down mode. Leaders often have work responsibilities beyond leadership. Their job includes being part of the team as well as leading the team. Inexperienced leaders lose sight of others and the big picture. Reality sneaks up and smacks them…

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This is a good read!

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Scientifically Speaking, Your PowerPoint Sucks

Scientifically Speaking, Your PowerPoint Sucks | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A study from Harvard’s Decision Science Laboratory uses brain science to explain why we prefer certain types of presentations over others.


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It's not the powerpoint, it's you. OR Rather, your graphic design skillz.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 8, 10:15 AM

Science can guide you to better presentations.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, July 10, 12:37 AM
PowerPoint has seen better days! It shouldn't be wrong to assume that info graphics and Prezi are better options! Gone are the days when we loved to experiment with sound effects, and yes those animations. Fact is, we need to get the information across as effectively and quickly as possible. Animations and special sound effects can only be a distraction and nothing else!
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A simple but powerful website, perfect for geography lessons

A simple but powerful website, perfect for geography lessons | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Recently, there has been a lot of talk online about the world map as we know it; not being entirely accurate.  Read more about this by clicking here.   How can we explain this to our pupils? I looked online and stumbled upon this fantastic website.  It is called Thetruesize.com and it allows you to directly…
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Share with your Social Studies Teachers!

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5 Effective Classroom Management Strategies That Really Work

5 Effective Classroom Management Strategies That Really Work | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here are 10 all-around useful classroom management tips that are applicable to almost any modern innovative learning environment.
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Every teacher can use a couple more Classroom Management tricks in their bag! from @glodigcit

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 5, 12:27 PM
These are five good ideas: write rules down, let students engage in setting rules, encourage questioning, let students lead, and let them learn together.
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This simple change can help students become better thinkers by ALAN NOVEMBER

This simple change can help students become better thinkers by ALAN NOVEMBER | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
BY ALAN NOVEMBER

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Helping our kiddos become better thinkers & reasoners is key!

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Libraries added to easyJet flights to encourage children to read

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Headline Libraries added to easyJet flights to encourage children to read

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This is made of awesome!

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An Animated Look at "How Google Works" [Infographic]

An Animated Look at "How Google Works" [Infographic] | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Neil Patel from Quicksprout provides us with an "animated" take on the intricacies of how Google works with his mesmerizing and informative infographic.
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Cool!

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Google Street View – Oceans - Explore natural wonders and world landmarks

Google Street View – Oceans - Explore natural wonders and world landmarks | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, parks and transport hubs.

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I saw this on Coral Hunters, a documentary on NETFLIX -  just gorgeous but also really sad! We need to do more to save our oceans! Share this with your Science team! 

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John Dalziel's curator insight, July 21, 1:56 AM
Exploring the deep underwater confines of the world's oceans was a place reserved for the elite few. 
Google Underwater Street View opens up a new world of possibilities for learners and education practitioners alike. 
Simply visit Google Underwater Street View to go on a virtual dive of some of the most famous underwater places and life forms on earth. 
Google Underwater Street View provides users with the opportunity to explore... 
  - reefs, 
  - life forms, 
  - wreckage sites, and 
  - the impact of climate change 
NOTE: This is just a taste of whats available within Google Street View - https://www.google.com/streetview/ ;
An interactive resource not to be missed!
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5 Awesome Librarian Business Cards | OEDB.org

5 Awesome Librarian Business Cards | OEDB.org | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I've been using Moo cards for years because I love the slender, slick business cards that they provide from my photos but I'm always on the lookout for new
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I guess I should Google myself more often! LOL - I feel bad I'm seeing this posted a few years ago -- BUT-- some great ideas here for fun Library & Super Hero style business cards!

 

Suffice it to say I was totally honored to be mentioned! Thank you!

I have a new super hero business card these days! Check it out!

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7 Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

7 Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Comprehension strategies are sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Comprehension strategy instruction helps students become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension. The seven strategies here appear to have a firm scientific basis for improving text comprehension.


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"Comprehension strategies are sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Comprehension strategy instruction helps students become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension. The seven strategies here appear to have a firm scientific basis for improving text comprehension."

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 15, 8:42 AM
Very practical ideas for implementation by teacher librarians!
 
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 15, 12:18 PM
Successful track  record for these strategies.
Donna Farren's curator insight, July 19, 10:59 AM
These are great strategies that can be used in all content areas to help develop reading and comprehension skills
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How to Convert Any File Format Online with Free Tools

How to Convert Any File Format Online with Free Tools | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you need to convert a file, here's the ultimate list of sites you should turn to.

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Great list from an inspiring educator! Thanks, Luke!

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12 Good iPad Tips Teachers Should Know About - Educators Technology

12 Good iPad Tips Teachers Should Know About - Educators Technology | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Here is a handy infographic we designed specifically for teachers and students. The visual is based on a post we published here a few days ago featuring a total of 15 practical iPad tips to help you make the best of this device in education. Some of the features mentioned in the earlier post relate to Safari, we omitted those and kept only the ones that are strictly technical."


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as says the guru:

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Simple but critical tips!
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Simple but critical tips!
 
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Exploring Technology as a Creative Force

Exploring Technology as a Creative Force | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Student creativity flourishes as schools embrace the intersection of art and innovation.
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I had an abiding love of the visual arts & think that we don't include it more often in an integrated professional program!

Not sayin, just sayin.

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Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong | Knowledge Quest

Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong | Knowledge Quest | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“How do you do inventory if you can’t close the library because you’re letting kids take books out for the summer?” The criticism in the other school librarian’s voice was not even trying to veil itself behind a smile. “I... Read More ›
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Loving this article by

@angieinlibrary

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6 Alternatives to Reading Logs by @shfarnsworth - Teacher Tech

6 Alternatives to Reading Logs by @shfarnsworth - Teacher Tech | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
@shfarnsworth
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from the guest post "Let’s face it, reading logs are typically not accurate in time read or books finished. From forged signatures to parents exaggerating the time their student spends in a book, reading logs do very little to motivate students or to instill a love of books. If the purpose of reading logs is to create habitual readers why do they continually fail both students and teachers? What alternatives to tracking pages or time offer more value and choice to readers?"

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Love these ideas!
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Name Picker Ninja | Random Name Selector

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Pick a random name from a list with the help of the Name Picker Ninja! The Name Picker Ninja randomly picks a name out of a list of names.

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Always love a good RANDOM name picker!

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John Dalziel's curator insight, July 9, 11:52 AM
Name Picker Ninja is free tool for quickly randomly selecting a name from a list. 
Using Name Picker Ninja is a simple matter of... 
  - pasting or typing a list of names into the "add names" field and then 
  - clicking "go!" 
...the names in your list will scroll and stop on a randomly selected name. 
Once a name has been selected users can... 
  - remove it from the list or 
  - keep it in the rotation. 
It's worth taking a look at Richard Byrne's demonstration video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/n5ZekADJtsU ;
Name Picker Ninja is useful for choosing learners for all kinds of classroom activities and is therefore well worth a closer look! 
P.S. It engages Learners as they are never sure when they will be selected to answer a question, deliver their presentation, the list goes on...