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Discarded to DiscARTed

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A board of craft ideas and projects that use recycled or repurposed books! Brought to you by Shanneon Grant and Kellie Berg from the La Crosse Public Library in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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I LOVE to support ART and craftiness in our kiddos and our schools!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 23, 2014 12:49 PM

Another great craft board!

Sharlene Lien's curator insight, July 23, 2015 7:06 PM

Great ideas to use for weeded books!

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A New Way to Share Our Stories | Knowledge Quest

A New Way to Share Our Stories | Knowledge Quest | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Indeed, school libraries transform. We know our students’ stories, and we know the transformative nature of our work. But do we articulate these stories enough? And to the right people? How can we use data to showcase the real effort... Read More ›
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How to Easily Turn YouTube Videos Into GIFs

How to Easily Turn YouTube Videos Into GIFs | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Nancy Messieh

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GIF makes fun!

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Useful tool.
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DC Dewey Sign Download Form - Tools | Capstone Library

DC Dewey Sign Download Form - Tools | Capstone Library | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Cool FREEBIE!

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Need to Remember Something? Try Drawing It

Need to Remember Something? Try Drawing It | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“ Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory. “We pitted drawing against a number of other known encoding strategies, but drawing always came out on top,” said the study’s lead author, Jeffrey Wammes, PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology. “We believe that the benefit arises because drawing helps to create a more cohesive memory trace that better integrates visual, motor and semantic information.””
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Interesting take.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Recordings of Your iPad's Screen - @rmbyrne

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Recordings of Your iPad's Screen - @rmbyrne | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This week's Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week was about how to create screencast videos on an Android device. Shortly after posting that tip I had some people ask how to create a screencast of an iPad screen. There are a couple of ways that you can create a screencast video of your iPad's screen.

Via John Evans
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Oooh neato!

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30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers

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If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. Most likely you will hear something like, “It was all Mr. Jones. He just never gave up on me.”

What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. It’s difficult to measure success, and in the world of academia, educators are continually re-evaluating how to quantify learning. But the first and most important question to ask is:

Are teachers reaching their students? Here are 25 things successful educators do differently.

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This seems helpful!

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, May 9, 7:27 PM
Be like this.
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10+ Tips for Using Brain Based Methods to Redesign Your Classroom (EdSurge News)

10+ Tips for Using Brain Based Methods to Redesign Your Classroom (EdSurge News) | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” - Ann Landers

As adults, we make choices daily. We choose where we eat, where we sit at the table, what we order, how much we eat, what we watch or don’

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Always looking for more clever Brain Based #ClassroomCribs Redesign ideas!

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Amy Slatter's curator insight, May 5, 8:05 AM
Love this quote:
“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” - Ann Landers
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2016 Eisner Award Nominees

2016 Eisner Award Nominees | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The 2016 nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
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The 6 Eisner Award winning graphic novels from @Comic_Con

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Three Things That Get People to Read Your School or Classroom Blog: Free Technology for Teachers

Three Things That Get People to Read Your School or Classroom Blog: Free Technology for Teachers | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

There three things that anyone can do to get more people to consistently visit a blog.


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I have to confess, I'm an inconsistant blogger. I don't think I'll ever have the time or the tenacity to blog every Tuseday and Sunday...or twice a week.

 

Sometimes I only blog once a month, sometimes twice, or even 4 times a month, but it's not the frequency that makes a blog successful, it's the information shared and the authentiicty of the message.

 

I really respect @rmbyrne  SO much for his excellent and frequent advice!

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The 9 Types of Multiple Intelligences - Which "Smart" Are You?

The 9 Types of Multiple Intelligences - Which "Smart" Are You? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The theory of multiple intelligences, developed by Dr. Howard suggests that the traditional idea of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. It differentiates our intelligence into the primary attributes we possess. The theory may help us figure out how to succeed in learning and life. All people have varying levels of aptitude in each of the multiple intelligences. Which is your dominating intelligence? Find out here:

Via Suvi Salo
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Though our kids may NOT ALL BE Genuises, our kiddos do all have many types of inteligences! 

 

When planning instruction, don't forget to find ways to appeal to all of them.

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How Giving Students Choice During the Day Can Create Unstoppable Learning

How Giving Students Choice During the Day Can Create Unstoppable Learning | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teacher Marciela Montoy-Wilson explains how when she gave her second and third grade students space to explore their passions they learned more deeply in every
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Freedom of Choice = Instant Engagement & Ownership

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Four Productivity Apps for Busy Educators

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Four productivity apps that we’ve been using our end that merit a blog shout-out.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV, WebTeachers, Dean J. Fusto
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Don't tell my dad, but honestly - I coulda lived without having an Apple Watch. That being said, I get a lot of GEEK Street Cred w/ my middle school kiddos!

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What Is A Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS? And Why You Need To Know!

What Is A Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS? And Why You Need To Know! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Meccano Meccanoid G15 KS is personal robot that you can build from over one thousand pieces! When completed the 4-foot tall smart talking best friend is

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Because Robots.

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Printed book sales rise for first time in four years as ebooks decline

Printed book sales rise for first time in four years as ebooks decline | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Adult colouring book craze and 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland helped revival in traditional publishing last year

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The Coloring Book Effect?

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GwynethJones's curator insight, May 17, 9:24 AM

The coloring book effect?

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Yeeeessssssss!
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Conducive Classrooms for Gifted Students - Eve Strauss

Conducive Classrooms for Gifted Students - Eve Strauss | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When it comes to children whose abilities place them in the gifted range, a variety of options exist for broadening, deepening and tailoring the syllabus.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Gifted learning is important. ALL education is important. But sometimes I think our Gifted children are taken for granted.

LET's Grant them Exceptional Gifted Education!

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How the Apple Watch, Fitbit and Other Wearables Are Transforming the Workplace

How the Apple Watch, Fitbit and Other Wearables Are Transforming the Workplace | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
From Fitbits to the Apple Watch, wearable technologies have become incredibly popular with consumers.

Many large organizations, intrigued by the extraordinary value that wearables can deliver, are looking to bring them into the enterprise as well. Wearables can help both large businesses and public-sector enterprises save money, boost productivity, improve safety and enhance learning, researchers and analysts say.

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IoT-- WEARABLES - Interesting take.

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5 Of The UK's Most Famous TV Writers On Why Libraries Should Be Saved

5 Of The UK's Most Famous TV Writers On Why Libraries Should Be Saved | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Following the closure of 10 libraries in Lambeth in London, Russell T Davies, Mark Gatiss, Peter Bowker, Sarah Phelps, and Jac
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It's happening all over, libraries closing. SO SAD!

Stop this madness! If the Brits can't convince us, who can? [grins]

Thank you,

@Markgatiss
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The Daring Librarian: NEW Google Image Search Save

The Daring Librarian: NEW Google Image Search Save | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Maybe we haven't seen a big announcement about this because they're quietly working out the quirks. Shows up for me on Firefox but not on Chrome. Shows up for me on one of my Gmail acounts but not on the other. Must be logged into Google to use - but so far, so cool!

 

May not be launched outsize the US - so we're first to see this. OR...it could go away tomorrow!

 

Either way, you heard it from me first, so give it a whirl! ;-)

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With Comic Life A New Graphic Novel Can Become A Reality| Tech Tools Daily # 183 - 21CL Radio

With Comic Life A New Graphic Novel Can Become A Reality| Tech Tools Daily # 183 - 21CL Radio | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This app has been around for a long time and I’ve been using it for years.  A few days ago I needed a tool to create a comic with my class and rediscovered it.


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I've always loved me some @ComicLife!

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Chris Carter's comment, May 9, 8:38 PM
We've used Comic Life both in MS & HS. I remember using it for a character study of Odysseus. The kids combined materials from The Odyssey with original poetry in our 9th grade Humanities class. Awesome stuff!
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8 PowerPoints that show you how to make the best presentations

8 PowerPoints that show you how to make the best presentations | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
These are the top 8 PowerPoint presentations on LinkedIn's SlideShare, showing you how to make exciting presentations of your own.
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Cool! I like others, better - but this is a good start!

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bcpsodl / Glossary

bcpsodl / Glossary | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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This looks like a great resource! Education terminology is always changing & a Glossary is a handy thing!

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12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future

12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and ambiguous), there are major tectonic shifts that demand a new mindset of leadership.


Via Marc Wachtfogel, PhD, Roger Francis, Emeric Nectoux, Suvi Salo
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GREAT Infographic!

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The mission: creativity in the boardroom
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Nice infographics ;-)
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Le leader du futur...le
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10 Characteristics of Professional Learning That Shifts Practice

10 Characteristics of Professional Learning That Shifts Practice | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Across diverse districts I have asked teachers how they like to learn and what they want out of their professional learning opportunities. Over and over I hear the same kinds of responses and wishes for how they could learn.  There is a deep desire to develop their practice, not just be talked to but be inspired, valued, and pushed to take their practice to the next level.  To help teachers shift their practices and make learning experiences for their students the best they can be, these are the desired characteristics of professional learning that shifts practices:

Purposeful

 

Goal-oriented


Inquiry-based


Applicable


Safe 


Learner-centered


Collaborative


Personalized


Action-oriented


These 10 characteristics likely do not come as a surprise as they align with much of what we know about the power of purpose, motivation, and empowerment in learning.  The problem is that they so rarely represent how teachers learn despite what we know.  Why?! Well, most often because it requires leaders and designers of these experiences to trust the learners, be flexible to meet their needs, allow for diverse pathways and be open to new ideas.

 

Often pressed for time and trying to fit it all in, many take short cuts to ensure that they have covered it all rather that engage in deep learning. Another challenge is that many have not truly experienced this type of learning in their formal education, which makes it hard to imagine how to create new and better experiences. Without new models, people tend to revert back and recreate their own experiences.

 

 


Via Gust MEES, Joyce Valenza
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The always inspiring Joyce Valenza shares these important 10 characteristics.

Shift the languate in your practice to include these!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 23, 12:10 PM

Across diverse districts I have asked teachers how they like to learn and what they want out of their professional learning opportunities. Over and over I hear the same kinds of responses and wishes for how they could learn.  There is a deep desire to develop their practice, not just be talked to but be inspired, valued, and pushed to take their practice to the next level.  To help teachers shift their practices and make learning experiences for their students the best they can be, these are the desired characteristics of professional learning that shifts practices:

Purposeful

 

Goal-oriented


Inquiry-based


Applicable


Safe 


Learner-centered


Collaborative


Personalized


Action-oriented


These 10 characteristics likely do not come as a surprise as they align with much of what we know about the power of purpose, motivation, and empowerment in learning.  The problem is that they so rarely represent how teachers learn despite what we know.  Why?! Well, most often because it requires leaders and designers of these experiences to trust the learners, be flexible to meet their needs, allow for diverse pathways and be open to new ideas.

 

Often pressed for time and trying to fit it all in, many take short cuts to ensure that they have covered it all rather that engage in deep learning. Another challenge is that many have not truly experienced this type of learning in their formal education, which makes it hard to imagine how to create new and better experiences. Without new models, people tend to revert back and recreate their own experiences.

 

 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 29, 1:54 PM
This article shares some excellent qualities that professional development opportunities for teachers should strive to incorporate.
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The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda

The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A middle-aged book collector in Mali helped keep the fabled city’s libraries, books and manuscripts safe from occupying jihadists.
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Beacause, Librarian

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The Library Voice: Snapchat! Let's Figure It Out Together.... Add Your Snapchat & Ideas To The Padlets.

The Library Voice: Snapchat! Let's Figure It Out Together.... Add Your Snapchat & Ideas To The Padlets. | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Always fearless, continually inspiring, try Snapchat w/ @shannonmmiller 

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, April 4, 9:57 PM

Always fearless, continually inspiring, try Snapchat w/ @shannonmmiller 

Ines Bieler's curator insight, April 5, 8:45 AM

Always fearless, continually inspiring, try Snapchat w/ @shannonmmiller