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All things educational technology and how they work on my middle school library world!
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Hello There New Technology! Wanna Go Out?

Hello There New Technology! Wanna Go Out? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Honored the NEA republished my blog! They coulda used more of my pics & bigger...but that's my addiction! LOL


PS. I woulda said - Hey New Technology, How YOU Doin?

OR New Technology - Swipe Right! (thanks Mark!) 

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Why I'm shifting my entire personal blog to Medium

Why I'm shifting my entire personal blog to Medium | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The sheer attention to detail and thought that Medium pours into building the service is admirable, and makes it a service worth using.So, this is it. Now that Medium offers full support for domain names, custom publications and even better writing tools, I’m ready to fully embrace it.I’m transferring everything of my own in to really give it a shot. I’m excited about the idea of just writing for myself again and I hadn’t been in a long time before Medium revived that interest — I’ll let you know how it goes....


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GwynethJones's insight:

I'm not ready to move my Blogging platform but this whole Medium thing is tempting!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 10, 2015 1:49 AM

Medium is better for blogging than ever, and Owen Williams is going all in. Personally, I still like customizing the design in WordPress but I do use Medium to supplement reach for my best blog posts. Multichannel is always better.

Bemol Sido's comment, October 10, 2015 5:33 AM
Thanks! Believe it or not, I never heard about Medium before.
GwynethJones's comment, October 10, 2015 1:53 PM
Would you move your content over to it? I'm super lazy! Also, I hear that there are still some graphic design & branding limitations
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Free Technology for Teachers: 40+ Alternatives to YouTube

Free Technology for Teachers: 40+ Alternatives to YouTube | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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I swear, the hardest working guy in #EdTech is @rmbyrne

I <3 him in a non-creepy stalky way!

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Mobile Searches Surpass Desktop Searches At Google For The First Time

Mobile Searches Surpass Desktop Searches At Google For The First Time | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google's search chief Amit Singhal said for the first time this summer, more Google searches were completed on mobile devices than desktop computers...

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GwynethJones's insight:

It was bound to happen! Is it avail for MAC? Nope!


"opening it up to Windows 7, 8, and 10 users"  Womp womp!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 10, 2015 8:41 AM

How do we teach effective search for mobile?

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Mr. Schu on His New Role as Ambassador for School Libraries

Mr. Schu on His New Role as Ambassador for School Libraries | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
SLJ catches up with John Schumacher, aka Mr. Schu, to learn what he's up to in his new role at Scholastic and what's on his to-read list.
GwynethJones's insight:

WOW! This is SO well deserved! W00t, John!!!!

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SDUHSD Technology and Learning: On Cell Phones in Classrooms

SDUHSD Technology and Learning: On Cell Phones in Classrooms | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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"We cannot simply pretend that powerful pocket computers don't exist or are not going to be important to our students in their futures. We have to teach students how to use them for productive learning. Doing otherwise, in 2015, is educational malpractice."

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ISTE | Teach kids to mind their Skype manners

ISTE | Teach kids to mind their Skype manners | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Young students don’t instinctively know how to behave during a videoconferencing call. But with a little instruction and practice, they’ll handle interactions with aplomb.


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Great tips to have a super experience with digital collaboration via Skype OR Google hangout!

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Situating Makerspaces in Schools

Situating Makerspaces in Schools | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
America’s obsession with STEM is dangerous, Fareed Zakaria warns us, and our hunch is that most readers of Hybrid Pedagogy would tend to agree. We, Colin and Josh, certainly do....

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Interesting take!

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Eliterate Librarian: Becoming a Lifelong Reader

Eliterate Librarian: Becoming a Lifelong Reader | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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She takes up the gauntlet and writes a great post! LOVE the memories!


Have you written yours, yet? Please do & share it!

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Vending machines in Anacostia provide free children's books

Vending machines in Anacostia provide free children's books | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 5-year-old named Jacob Adams was the first to test the big blue vending machine newly installed at the Salvation Army’s community center in Southeast Washington. Hopping up on a step-stool to…
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YES! This is Brilliant!

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Summer Sabbatical (Not Just Vacation) - Samantha Mosher

Summer Sabbatical (Not Just Vacation) - Samantha Mosher | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teachers' summer vacation isn't all play--why I call my summer a "sabbatical" instead and the work I plan to do with my time.
GwynethJones's insight:

This is a really brilliant post by @samosher2118  

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How Cell Phones Would Change The Plots Of Famous Books

How Cell Phones Would Change The Plots Of Famous Books | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

“yo call me Ishm@el!”


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"romeo, gonna fake my own suicide. brb." And he'd be like, "k ��"

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Can We Guess Which "Harry Potter" Book Is Your Favorite?

Can We Guess Which "Harry Potter" Book Is Your Favorite? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We *know* which book you've read the most.
GwynethJones's insight:

OK, I didn't get what I wanted the first time! This is a hard one!

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LinkedIn Is Making All LinkedIn Groups Private Starting Oct. 14

LinkedIn Is Making All LinkedIn Groups Private Starting Oct. 14 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Career-focused social network is revamping the Groups experience to improve quality of conversation and is also launching a standalone iOS app for the feature.


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I really don't know how this impacts me because LinkedIn is my Cactus plant of social networking.

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Biteable Free Video Maker Software

Biteable Free Video Maker Software | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's insight:

Confession: I'm really BAD at iMovie! I used to be OK, but then it changed. My kiddos are AWESOME! So they do it for me! [hangs head in shame] My DAD is Awesome at it, too! I just don't have the patience! It takes SOooooo long!


1 min of iMovie = 1 hour of Editing -- or MORE!

Is this the answer?

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Lon Naylor's curator insight, October 3, 2015 8:53 AM

Another online animation tool. A little spendy at $99 a pop for a non-watermarked video but maybe worth it for certain videos (like a YouTube Trailer, Infographic, etc.) or client projects?

jp Marcheix's curator insight, November 2, 2015 6:26 AM

Un nouvel outil pour du videotelling...

véronique valentino's curator insight, November 11, 2015 6:03 AM

Un autre outil (URL vérifiée sur VirrusTotal), pour créer des vidéos gratuitement.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Zoom In - US History Lessons Based on Primary Sources

Free Technology for Teachers: Zoom In - US History Lessons Based on Primary Sources | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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UPDATE!

Noah from Zoomin wrote me back!


"We don’t have any current plans to charge teachers money to use it, but I can’t rule that out. We are a project of a non-profit research organization (Center for Children and Technology), and we built Zoom In with money from a  Gates Foundation grant That money will run out sooner rather than later and we do need figure out ways to sustain the work we’ve started so that we can make sure Zoom In doesn’t become just another cool idea that never got wings. That could be through more grants, or through some form of pricing scheme, or some combination of the two. That said, we are committed to making it accessible to teachers, so I would say use it and trust (as much as you can trust anything) that we have good intentions."

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My Email to Zoomin when I couldn't find out the answer easily:


Hi! This seems REALLY Cool! But before I drink the Zoomin Koolaid,

Why aren't you on Twitter? That's surprising! 


I was gonna Tweet this next question - Is it FREE for teachers? 
Will it stay FREE for teachers or will you suck us in with your awesome interface then ask for $30 bucks a year soon?
Need to know before giving too much free PR, I've been disappointed before. Not that you're not worth the $, I mean you gotta pay the bills, but it's sorta a bummer when I get people excited about something & then they ask for lots of $.
Thanks! & Cheers!
~Gwyneth Jones
Share w/ your #SSChat peeps! Hello @MrsCeglia!
(Yeah, about as subtle as a Mac truck, amirite? But hey, I gotta know these things for YOU my dear readers! I put myself out there looking like a jerk, for you! You're welcome! ;-) LOL)
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Skype Translator for Desktop Here, Translates 6 Languages in Voice

Skype Translator for Desktop Here, Translates 6 Languages in Voice | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
After a preview app released at the end of 2014, Skype Translator is finally here for desktop, tra...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
GwynethJones's insight:

Is it Finally here!? Available for Mac, too!? Read the article!

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GwynethJones's comment, October 10, 2015 12:29 PM
Womp womp! Only avail for opening it up to Windows 7, 8, and 10 users --- Not Apple OS!
Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, October 11, 2015 4:28 PM

#FLChat 

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Banned Books Week: What’s the Hype? | Education Blog - Flocabulary

Banned Books Week: What’s the Hype? | Education Blog - Flocabulary | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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MHMS Featured on the Flocabulary Education Blog! W00t!

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The Daring Librarian: Be a Daring Defender, Part 2

The Daring Librarian: Be a Daring Defender, Part 2 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Part 2 in my conversation about being a Daring Defender

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School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist? | Edutopia

School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist? | Edutopia | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

While libraries and makerspaces are both interdisciplinary, resource-filled places of informal learning, each serves distinct purposes for enriching student experience and school culture.


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It is tricky, one must submit to a bit of creative chaos. It's ok, it's all for the good of our kiddos!

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The Daring Librarian: Be a Daring Defender, Part 1

The Daring Librarian: Be a Daring Defender, Part 1 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Hey gang! It's the beginning of a new school year, so let's put into perspective why we're here. Why we do what we do. And even when you may be testing 89 days out of 180 - there will always be time to do some really great things for our kiddos. - READ More!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Learning To Read Alone Is Not Enough. Your Students Need A Reading Champion.

The Adventures of Library Girl: Learning To Read Alone Is Not Enough. Your Students Need A Reading Champion. | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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This inspired me SO much! Have I shared it enough over the last few days & it inspired me to write my own post of reading memories!

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Why I Teach Middle School - Samantha Mosher

Why I Teach Middle School - Samantha Mosher | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Why I teach middle school, as simply and succinctly as I can put it.
GwynethJones's insight:

This speaks to my soul and prompted a reeely long comment about how educators are bakers - -- this is the one -- I sort of got lost for a while in her excellent blog

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Library-Themed Parody of Uptown Funk Song Goes Viral

Library-Themed Parody of Uptown Funk Song Goes Viral | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what happens when librarians get together for karaoke night?
GwynethJones's insight:

"The video embedded above features a hilarious performance of “Unread Book.” Click on these links to watch a Harry Potter-themed cover and the original music video with Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ track. (via Shelf Awareness)"

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What is Twitter's new Periscope app?

What is Twitter's new Periscope app? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Confused as to what Twitter's new app Periscope actually is? Wonder no more...
GwynethJones's insight:

Live Streaming or Teleportation?

Only lasts for 24 hours

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Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, August 9, 2015 5:48 PM
This is a MUCH better description of Periscope then I have been able to give.
Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, August 9, 2015 6:26 PM
This explains Periscope WAY better than me!