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Set Your Hook

Great hooks, like McGonigal’s provocative opening statement, get audiences on the edge of their seats and give them a sense of what’s coming. They allow you to…

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It's good to be provocative, personal, & funny - whatever moves the message and grabs your audience.

That includes our kiddos, too you know!

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Powerful exploration of how to capture a group. Excellent Visuals

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2016 Eisner Award Nominees

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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?

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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:

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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.

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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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How to Effortlessly Write Captivating Headlines

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Do you know what the average attention span of a reader is today? It’s 8.2 seconds. You read that right. The average attention span of someone visiting your page is less than it takes you to drink a glass of water. You have less than 10 seconds to convince your readers that your content is more than good; you have to convince them that it’s remarkable.

Luckily, you can make your headlines way better if you pay attention to a couple of simple rules....


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"Better headlines get better readership – a simple blogging truth."

 

As long as they don't dip TOO HARD into Clickbait!

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Angela Watkins's curator insight, April 3, 10:40 PM

Better headlines get better readership – a simple blogging truth.

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Better headlines get better readership – a simple blogging truth. Great article that differentiates between headlines and titles. Apparently what drives SEO is not just key-words, but also better headlines that direct readers to specific articles. Amazed to know that the attention span of adults has come done to 8.2 seconds! A good headline would have to grab the attention of the reader in less time than it takes you to dring a glass of water!

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Better headlines get better readership – a simple blogging truth.

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The Maker Movement: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants to Own the Future

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The Maker movement's pedagogical roots reach back to 18th-century Europe even as its branches reach globally to transform 21st-century education.
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I've always admired the scholarship of @smartinez

 

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TL Cafe's curator insight, March 29, 10:38 PM

I've always admired the scholarship of @smartinez

 

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3-D Printing: Worth the Hype? | The Maker Issue

3-D Printing: Worth the Hype? | The Maker Issue | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What is 3-D printing exactly, and how does it serve kids? Here’s a walk-through.
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Things to keep in mind before buying a 3D printer

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iOS 9.3 Has Arrived - New features for teachers!

iOS 9.3 Has Arrived - New features for teachers! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
While mainly focusing on bug fixes and increased performance, iOS 9.3 introduces few new features which make updating all the more worthwhile.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo, John Evans
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I haven't even downloaded it yet! I usually wait a week or two before doing so -let others fight the bugs ;-)

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Gayle Kakac's curator insight, March 28, 11:21 PM
iOS 9.3 is finally here!
Shannon Snow's curator insight, March 29, 8:44 AM

I haven't even downloaded it yet! I usually wait a week or two before doing so -let others fight the bugs ;-)

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2016 QSLiN Library Symposium Promotional Video

The QSLiN Library Symposium is a professional development opportunity open to all school library personnel in the English sector of Quebec, both public an
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When I got an email from the Ministère de l'Éducation of Quebec to Keynote at their Library Symposium I was just SO thrilled and honored! YES, please!

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Podcasting with Spreaker

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Buffy Hamilton writes: "We’ve been megabusy this week in the Hooch Learning Studio learning about podcasting.  10th Literature/Composition classes from Ms. Harrison, Ms. Garth, Ms. Smith, and Mr. White have participated in a live class podcast using Spreaker, a podcasting platform that allows students to create podcasts through several mediums:

  • A web-based application that students can use (helpful in school environments where students can’t download an application like Audacity)
  • A downloadable desktop app that works for a PC or Mac.
  • Mobile apps for IOS or Android devices
  • The ability to upload an audio file a student might record with a tool like GarageBand or Audacity and then upload the file for easy publishing"

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From Mary: "Buffy generously shares lots of great tips to get started on a podcasting project. I haven't used Spreaker, but love the idea that you can use it across various media."

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Joanne Schmidt's curator insight, March 21, 8:28 AM

Buffy generously shares lots of great tips to get started on a podcasting project. I haven't used Spreaker, but love the idea that you can use it across various media. 

EdfoGlobal's comment, March 25, 3:17 AM
www.edfoglobal.com is a educational portal that provides end to end solution for each and every need of a student under one platform (be it Information from Playschool to PhD, Coaching Centres, Sports, Admissions, Educational Loans, Career Counselling, Supply of Curriculum Books and the like)
ismokuhanen's curator insight, March 27, 7:52 AM

From Mary: "Buffy generously shares lots of great tips to get started on a podcasting project. I haven't used Spreaker, but love the idea that you can use it across various media."

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What happens when student hackers shut down a district’s internet? via eschoolnews

What happens when student hackers shut down a district’s internet? via eschoolnews | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education

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This happend to my district a few years ago - just as we were starting the MAP tests!

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bcpsodl / Glossary

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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.


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GREAT Infographic!

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 25, 7:47 AM

Good visual summary of developing leaders for the new world. "The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often describe…"

Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, April 29, 4:28 AM
The mission: creativity in the boardroom
elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, Today, 3:43 AM
Nice infographics ;-)
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10 Characteristics of Professional Learning That Shifts Practice

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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.

 

 


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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 

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This essay got a high school senior into 5 Ivy League schools and Stanford

This essay got a high school senior into 5 Ivy League schools and Stanford | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
High school senior Brittany Stinso
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Share w/ your #EngChat, Sutdent Services, & writing kiddos!

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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Four Options for Creating & Using Rubrics in Google Drive

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Four Options for Creating & Using Rubrics in Google Drive | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A good rubric can help students understand what is expected of them and it can help teachers score students' assignments consistently and efficiently. If your students are submitting assignment
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Always great info - how does he do it!?

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Always great info - how does he do it!?

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The Makerspace Is Doomed - Teched Up Teacher

The Makerspace Is Doomed - Teched Up Teacher | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“School districts are eliminating high school shop classes for a number of reasons, but the bottom line, of course, is money. The American secondary educational system pumps as many of its competent students as possible into college. At the same time, large numbers of marginal students are placed into special-education programs, which qualify for large amounts of Federal and state
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Though one of his graphics seems to be broken, here are some ideas that say that the Makerspace Movement may be a fad.

 

I also wondered about with losing Tech Ed or Shop Classes where does makerspace fit in? Seems like a natural fit!

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Where is the Science in a Maker Space? - Association of Science - Technology Centers

Where is the Science in a Maker Space? - Association of Science - Technology Centers | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hooley McLaughlin
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I'm always up for a lively debate!

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Shannon Snow's curator insight, March 29, 8:44 AM

I'm always up for a lively debate!

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7 Speaking Habits That Will Make You Sound Smarter Infographic

7 Speaking Habits That Will Make You Sound Smarter Infographic | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
7 Speaking Habits That Will Make You Sound Smarter Infographic Imagine – you have only 5 minutes to impress someone with your words only. What would you say and how would you say it? Would you sound convincing enough? Someday your future will depend on your speaking style. No matter if you are d... http://elearninginfographics.com/7-speaking-habits-that-will-make-you-sound-smarter-infographic/
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I bet using the word, AWESOME a lot ain't on that Infographic!

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The (Nearly) Invisible Portfolio

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Portfolios are something I think that we need to really take advantage of in the realm of possibilities for school today.  I have written about this extensively for the past six years, and this ver…

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Rushton is an inspiring educator!

He's amazing to hear IRL!

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Rushton is an inspiring educator!

He's amazing to hear IRL!

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Kid President is BACK with BIG NEWS!

Kid President declares this year THE YEAR OF THE KID! We're setting out to help make the world more awesome for, you guessed it, KIDS. But we can't do i
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Celebrate Kids! LOVE the Kid President! 

 

I would also ask kids:

 

What can you do to make the world better for someone else today?

 

I think we should teach our kids avoid a sense of entitlement by thinking about helping others and how THEY can make the world a better place TODAY. Charity is a state of mind.

 

I teach middle years, ages 10-14 It's ALL about #Accountability, #Civility, & Making GOOD Choices!

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Darin Nakakihara's curator insight, March 20, 10:31 AM

Celebrate Kids! LOVE the Kid President! 

 

I would also ask kids:

 

What can you do to make the world better for someone else today?

 

I think we should teach our kids avoid a sense of entitlement by thinking about helping others and how THEY can make the world a better place TODAY. Charity is a state of mind.

 

I teach middle years, ages 10-14 It's ALL about #Accountability, #Civility, & Making GOOD Choices!