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Evelyn Waugh trends on Twitter after TIME names him a her

Evelyn Waugh trends on Twitter after TIME names him a her | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If Evelyn Waugh had been born a woman he would have been the 97th most read female author in college classes, according to TIME Magazine.
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"When Evelyn Waugh is trending on Twitter in 2016, you know that somebody did something stupid." @brlamb

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Five Fascinating Facts about Katherine Mansfield

Five Fascinating Facts about Katherine Mansfield | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books. – Katherine Mansfield
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Have some tea with your shade, Virginia!


Virginia Woolf said Mansfield " stank like a civet cat who had taken to street walking." - thanks @sideshow_val  

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Tip of the Week: Invite Kids to Read to Shelter Animals

Tip of the Week: Invite Kids to Read to Shelter Animals | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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LOVE this idea!

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11 Advanced Searches To Bookmark To Become A Google Power User by Dan Price

11 Advanced Searches To Bookmark To Become A Google Power User by Dan Price | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Turn yourself into a true Google power user with these 11 advanced searches and pro tips. This will make sure you never have to recall these searches and yet will always have them at your fingertips.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Who doesn't want to become a Power User? I mean, really!

I admit to being Google power hungry! Muuwaaaaa!

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A Guide to Literary Britain | Travelzoo

A Guide to Literary Britain | Travelzoo | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Quiz Time! Complete the Literary Map of the UK, Win a Lake District Escape
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Match the Literary tale to the right city or region. Sponsored by @Travelzoo. Possibly win a literary escape?

@NonsenseVendor You're welcome.

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Why Multi-Word Phrases Make Better Passwords Than Gibberish

Why Multi-Word Phrases Make Better Passwords Than Gibberish | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We’ve always argued that the most secure password is one you don’t even know and is basically incomprehensible. Security expert Thomas Bae...

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Zombies Lurch Up Escalators!

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Mind-Opening, Heart-Tugging TED Talks by Kid Lit Authors | Video Spotlight

Mind-Opening, Heart-Tugging TED Talks by Kid Lit Authors | Video Spotlight | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

What do Mac Barnett, Linda Sue Park, and Jarrett Krosoczka all have in common? Besides being award-winning and beloved children's book authors, they've all delivered one heck of a TED talk.


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I'm not one of those librarians who suck up to authors or seek them out - that's so patently obvious! But, of course I LOVE those authors who create the books that I love. And I admit that when I meet them IRL I often become tongue-tied and unusually shy!


How embarrassing, really! [smh]

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All About Instagram

All About Instagram | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Detailed tips on engaging young users with the image-based social media tool, plus 20 Instagram accounts to follow.


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I love this article! It gave me ideas how to promote our library Instagram more! W00t! Thank you @molly_wetta !


I will have to add this link to my Say Yes to a School Instagram post!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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That's more like it! 7 tools for this!


from Richard: "After yesterday's post about Limnu there were a couple of similar tools suggested on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page. I also received a couple of requests for suggestions for other similar tools. Here are some of the other tools that you and your students can use to host online brainstorming sessions."

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, February 7, 2016 11:25 AM

Really and virtually  learning together- online brainstorming options.

Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, February 7, 2016 2:14 PM

Clever opportunities for leveraging collaboration.

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Empowering Teachers With Tech-Friendly Formative Assessment Tools - Edutopia

Empowering Teachers With Tech-Friendly Formative Assessment Tools - Edutopia | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is an important part of effective instruction. Teachers can use observations, checklists, and quick quizzes to gather data that will inform their instruction. Formative assessment identifies areas where students are excelling and struggling so that teachers can best alter their instruction to meet the needs of all students. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to work with a school looking to strengthen its formative assessment data collection by leveraging the power of tech-friendly tools.

Technology can make formative assessment a seamless part of everyday activities. Online tools and mobile devices can help teachers stay organized when collecting data that will make analyzing information easier and more meaningful. Formative assessment can take place throughout a unit of study during daily lessons that incorporate technology. As you examine the systems that work for you in your classroom, technology tools can make this process easier and seamless when used effectively.

Via John Evans
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Always looking for new assessment tools!

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 23, 2016 8:14 AM

Technology and Formative Assessment works well together. Google Docs included, as well as many other products are included in this article. Well worth the time to read.

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"What Is Meant By 'Restorative' Justice or Practices?"

"What Is Meant By 'Restorative' Justice or Practices?" | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

What Is Meant By "Restorative" Justice or Practices? is the new "question-of-the-week" at my Education Week Teacher column. Feel free to leave responses in the comments there or here...

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We're trying this in my school and I LOVE it! Circling is a great way to find connections with kiddos and to let them have a say in their day!

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Are cities the new countries? - BBC News

Are cities the new countries? - BBC News | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Are big cities becoming more like separate countries?

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A great topic for discussion in the Social Studies Classroom!

Share it w/ your #SSChat peeps!

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Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 2016 1:08 PM

A rather interesting question that could lead to excellent interaction in the classroom.

#MIEExpert #MIEExperts

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5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016

5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The technologies of tomorrow are already making headway into education, and others are poised for mass distribution in 2016.

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Proud that my school is doing  a couple of these already!

Alexa & Robotics!

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You Can Now Edit And Format Your Google Docs By Voice

You Can Now Edit And Format Your Google Docs By Voice | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
https://youtu.be/v0rPu_pl0D8 About six months ago, Google introduced voice typing for Google Docs on the web to allow you to dictate your text into a..
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Take that, Dragon!

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A Magicians Fan’s Guide to Watching The Magicians

A Magicians Fan’s Guide to Watching The Magicians | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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From Book to Screen - the differences you NEED to know by the author @leverus - Name changes & extra characters - don't worry, it's still angsty dark sexy fun!


Like the Torchwood to DoctorWho - The Magicians is both a great read and a fun Syfy TV Show!

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How a School Hallway Became a Literary Masterpiece

How a School Hallway Became a Literary Masterpiece | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
To get students interested in books, this school decided to dress up their drab hallways.
GwynethJones's insight:

Very cool!


But...it woulda also been cool if they left a few of the spines empty & painted that area w/ chalboard paint so that the titles could be changed & updated!


I think murals can be tricky (believe me, I painted one in my home foyer) they can look dated after a few years & principals are loathe to paint over them for nostalgia's sake.


Can't leave a comment because it's another Facebook comment thingy! Also can't credit A. Stout because his/her Twitter isn't listed nor the first name. I like giving credit, It's good Karma!

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Teaching Shakespeare - TES

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Teaching Shakespeare contains classroom resources and lessons including schemes of work, images and videos for Shakespeare planning, language, plays and performance.
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Very cool curated resources!


"Discover inspiring resources for bringing Shakespeare's work to life. Teaching Shakespeare is a new online hub of classroom materials sourced from some of the UK's major arts and cultural institutions such as the British Museum and the Royal Shakespeare Company."

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6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning

6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality (AR) technologies are making some huge leaps into the educational landscape transforming the way teaching and learning are taking place. Educators and teachers are increasingly adopting AR technologies in their classrooms. As extensions of the physical world,  AR technologies amplify its dimensions and bring life to its static constituents. There are a variety of ways you can use AR in your class. For instance, you can use them to take your students into virtual field trips, visit world museums, animate and enrich textbook content and many more.

Via John Evans, Chris Carter
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Share this with your Science! Teachers!

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Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming

Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Between self-driving cars and hoverboards, futuristic technology seems closer than ever. Nowhere is this more of a reality than in the field of robotics.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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We like robots. Full stop.

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12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading - Edutopia

12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading - Edutopia | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As a classroom teacher, nurturing a love of reading in my students was almost an obsession. This continued when I had a child. Here are twelve ways to nurture a love of reading in kids.

Via John Evans
GwynethJones's insight:

GREAT ideas! I also added a couple shamelessly exploitative ones  in the comments! I love being edgy without really being edgy! LOL

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 13, 2016 8:18 AM

It is easy to create a Top Ten list out of these solid  dozen suggestions. I am interested in the reference regarding the motivation of boys to read more.

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The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy -

The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives.

The Padagogy Wheel, though, is not rocket science. It is an everyday device that can be readily used by everyday teachers; it can be applied to everything from curriculum planning and development, to writing learning objectives and designing centered activities. The idea is for the users to respond to the challenges that the Wheel presents for their teaching practices, and to ask themselves the tough questions about their choices and methods.

Via John Evans
GwynethJones's insight:

Who doesn't love a good INFOGRAPHIC that puts the Apps in the right place!

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 14, 10:53 AM
Des mots clés à l'aide du SAMR qui peuvent vous aider à trouver une nouvelle application.
Character Minutes's curator insight, February 13, 5:59 PM
An essential for every educator!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Limnu - Create Collaborative Online Whiteboards

Free Technology for Teachers: Limnu - Create Collaborative Online Whiteboards | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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I'm always looking for a new brainstorming tool!

But good for only 7 days? Do you have a better one?

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Top 10 Education Tech Blogs - Brainscape Blog

Top 10 Education Tech Blogs - Brainscape Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Many dedicated educators blog about some of the best education technologies and trends available to teachers and students. These 10 are our favorites...
GwynethJones's insight:

I'm so honored to be part of this list! Thank you!

So many of the blogs I read, admire, fangirl over - are on this list so being a part of it is a true SQUEE moment! I'm humbled and grateful I'd like to thank @Brainscape and the academy and my Mom & Dad!

Wait.. .err... was that a little overboard?  My bad!

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Ms. Yingling Reads: Saturday Morning Cartoons- Study Hall of Justice

Ms. Yingling Reads: Saturday Morning Cartoons- Study Hall of Justice | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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from the estimable @MsYingling blog!

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Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant | The Edvocate

Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant | The Edvocate | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Public school libraries have always served an admirable purpose in education. In an indirect way, K-12 libraries have given students support in learning

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Lots of great ideas, here! AND our Awesome Doug Johnson is quoted!

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