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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators


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Some great information here!

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 27, 2014 8:43 AM

Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educatoris as Curators

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For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl


Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:51 AM

Sencillo y muy entendible!, gracias

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8 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code

8 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The main reason for encouraging students to learn to code usually centers around future jobs. These reasons are perfectly valid, but there are many more.

Via EDTC@UTB, Jamie Forshey
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Great article!

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Paul Herring's curator insight, May 24, 2014 5:44 PM

Some very perceptive and thought provoking points regarding the value of coding.

Peter Albion's curator insight, May 25, 2014 6:48 PM

Good reasons for adults and teachers to learn coding too

Sheila Fredericks's curator insight, June 2, 2014 12:11 PM

Good reasons for students should learn to code.

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This cheap and beautiful machine is 3D printing's best chance at going mainstream

This cheap and beautiful machine is 3D printing's best chance at going mainstream | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

There’s a host of reasons why 3D printing hasn’t exactly broken through to the mainstream yet, despite a number of attempts from companies big and small. High cost and complexity have long been...


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I don't have one yet! But don't worry, you can still have a Makerspace without a 3D printer!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 30, 2014 6:11 AM

Promising for makerspaces?

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AddictiveTips - Tech tips to make you smarter

AddictiveTips - Tech tips to make you smarter | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We cover the best desktop, web and mobile apps, guides and how-to tips for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
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Pretty cool. Pretty nerdy. Pretty nifty!

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Access Any Website Or Forum Without Registering

Access Any Website Or Forum Without Registering | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Visit any forum or website to find something useful and they will ask you to register. Every time a forum asks me to register, I simply close the site. You

Via Luke Allen
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Very slick - but it seems like a lot of work. Also, it doesn't say HOW you use it when you get there - at the site.

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Top Twitter Hashtags for Librarians

Top Twitter Hashtags for Librarians | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Are you ready to become a tweetbrarian? Twitter is a fantastic tool for engaging with other librarians, monitoring LIS trends and debates in real time, and gathering unfiltered insights and inspira...

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The power of the Twitter Hashtag revealed - for librarians! :-)

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Carissa Davenport's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:06 AM

Interesting, I don't use twitter nearly as much as I probably should!

Glenda Morris's curator insight, May 30, 2014 4:49 PM

Some important Twitter hashtags for TLS

congerjan's curator insight, May 31, 2014 6:18 PM

Twitter is one of the best places to find out how other librarians are handeling the Common Core in their libraries and classes.

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Books Beyond Borders & Wazzup Wattpad? | The Daring Librarian

Books Beyond Borders & Wazzup Wattpad? | The Daring Librarian | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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New Blog post where I talk about a spontaneous Google Hangout booktalk, how awesome Teacher Librarian Tiffany Whitehead is, the fan fiction FREE site Watttpad, and Google+ Hangout tips!

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Are you bringing your browser history to school? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Are you bringing your browser history to school? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I love the convenience and security of the cloud. Any online app, any file in GoogleDrive, DropBox...
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OR maybe it should be - is your at home Pr0n viewing syncing with your school computer?

OR.....

"What this means is that if last night in the privacy of your own home and from your own computer, you were visiting some potentially embarrassing websites (porn, stalk-your-ex.com, Sarah Palin fansites, WebMD's "What that weird rash might be", or whatever), a record of this activity will appear on your school computer when you access your browser the next morning." - Doug Johnson


Convenience is great! But could our private digital footprints lose us our jobs? Be professional people! At all times, in all ways, we must be like Caesar's wife - above reproach.

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

Via Karen Bonanno
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LOVE THIS!

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 26, 2014 4:48 PM

These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 2014 9:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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What Makes a Great School Leader?

What Makes a Great School Leader? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This is the time of year when, for many different reasons, some teachers consider taking positions at other schools. I've received a number of calls from friends and colleagues this spring asking for

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This post made my eyes water a bit. Don't know what that means exactly ;-) But I do know I've had some great leaders!


I think every leader CAN be great - it's also up to the school and teachers to help the principal BE a great leader, too!

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AnnC's curator insight, May 26, 2014 2:39 PM

Emotional Intelligence, Community Building, Visionary Leadership

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What's Testing Season?

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Recently, the editors of Edutopia were considering a theme for their bloggers to blog about concerning testing. In order to keep things timely, they needed to find out when most schools were being ...
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Below is pasted the LONG comment I left on this excellent blog post - because it got me a little fired up. PLEASE READ the blog post & leave YOUR comment! :-)


We have several tests that must be given 3X a year (MAP & PARCC) and then there's the state MSA test and the HSA's (high school assessment) so darn many that if feels like we leave one testing season only to enter yet another one! 80+ days of testing in a school year of 180 days.

What does this mean for teachers? And more importantly, what does this mean for our kiddos? They visibly wilt when talking about testing. It's sad. :-(

I support the testing seasons as the technology troubleshooter in the school as a team player but it also means I'm not teaching. I'm also not circulating books or ideas. Because we test a LOT in our library (MOD, small groups, & make ups) we're closed to students. They can't come in to get books, work in small groups, or create any products or projects. I'm also not supporting my teams with technology integration. I had several teachers want to try one of those "crazy techie ideas"  (compose music with Garage Band and video book trailers) but they couldn't get into the computer lab for long enough to create & edit because of the testing. That makes me sad, too!

But I adore my Admin!  My principal and my assistant principal are awesome!...and it's not like we can say to our district or state, "NO, our school is not going to do this." But our parent's can and I think they should. If enough parents banded together to send a message to politicians maybe they'll listen. Or does the "filthy lucre" of testing win all?

Because when teachers complain about tests, they just think we're recalcitrant, lazy, oppositional, and problematic. Sure, I can be all those things! LOL But not on this topic!   


It's not like this issue fires us up at ALL!  Maybe kids need to learn how to take tests all the time. Maybe that's great for them in preparation for having a job. Because we take tests all the time on the jobs....don't we? 


Whew! Sorry, that was a long comment. Thanks Tom!  This was an important post! You Rock!

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Engaging Readers: Natural Disasters Club | Commons Connections

Engaging Readers: Natural Disasters Club | Commons Connections | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Great post! Interesting idea! Blog needs & deserves a cool graphic! Why not show one of the kids Tsunami or T-shirt graphics?  Poor naked scoop!


But such a cool idea for a richly researched tech integrated project!


Hee hee -- I found  & added a picture! No naked Scoop on my page!

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Remind 101...A Closer Look

Remind 101...A Closer Look | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Since I wrote a few weeks back about Positive Parent Contact, Part 1 and Part 2, I have had many questions about Remind 101 and what it can do for teachers.  I am going to take this opportunity to ...
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Coolness from @pwagnerlcisd

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Having Wi-Fi problems on your Mac running OS X Mavericks? Here's a fix!

Having Wi-Fi problems on your Mac running OS X Mavericks? Here's a fix! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Having trouble getting your Mac to reconnect to Wi-Fi after waking from sleep? The problem may be related to Bluetooth, and here's how to fix it As near as I can tell, somewhere along the way after I upgraded to Mavericks, my Retina MacBook Pro stopped working right. It wouldn't reconnect to a Wi-Fi network after waking from sleep. I had to manually reconnect it; often I'd have to...
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Been struggling with this since updating to Mavericks - thanks to @KathySchrock for sharing this fix!

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Screencasting: Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

Screencasting:  Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
See this great presentation:

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Not likely to do this - but it's cool!

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, June 1, 2014 6:04 AM

Old Trick - but a good one.

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Light that Fire: A Guide to Finding Photo Inspiration at the Library | Photojojo

Light that Fire: A Guide to Finding Photo Inspiration at the Library | Photojojo | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Dear Mr. Dewey, Please point me in the direction of the photography books. Thank you. Love, A photographer in
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Look! Photojojo goes to the Library! LOVE THIS!

 

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BugMeNot: share logins

Access and share logins for websites that require you to register in order to view content.
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Don't want to join a site? Why not share a temp login? Find it here!

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School librarians a rare find in California public schools | EdSource Today

School librarians a rare find in California public schools | EdSource Today | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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"The lack of certified librarians has led to a decrease in student access to books, a decline in student research skills and the loss of an important resource for teachers, said Janice See-Gilmore, president of the California School Library Association.

“It’s actually pretty dreadful,” See-Gilmore said. “In 1999 we had 1,300 teacher librarians. We’re just going in the wrong direction.”

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 28, 2014 3:27 PM

Shannon Englebrecht, who works for the San Francisco Unified School District, is poised to become one of a rare breed in California when her hours are increased next year: a full-time public school librarian.

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Building Content Knowledge: Collaborate and Curate

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Mark Engstrom. 8th grade Geography teacher and Assistant Principal at Graded- The American School of São Paulo, has redesigned his entire course. Students move through the modules of this blended l...

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COOL!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 28, 2014 10:48 PM

Thanks, Silvia and Mark for sharing what thoughtful curation could look like in the classroom!

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Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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I love this! And the word NIFTY!!!!

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and t


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Hooray! The amazing Sandy K comes through again! LOVE HER! Are you following her yet? You should, she rocks!  I love that she's part of my PLN family!

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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.

Via Mary Reilley Clark
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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!

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A Handy Tool to Grade and Annotate Students Assignments from Google Drive

A Handy Tool to Grade and Annotate Students Assignments from Google Drive | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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SO COOL!

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Tiffany Whithead: Make A Difference on WBRZ News 2 Louisiana : Baton Rouge

Tiffany Whithead: Make A Difference on WBRZ News 2 Louisiana : Baton Rouge | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
WBRZ's Sylvia Weatherspoon finds local heroes who are helping 2 Make A Difference.
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Great news segment featuring our own Mighty Little Librarian & a quick glimpse of yours truly doing a Google Hangout w/ our kiddos!


So nice to get local props! Go Tiff!

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Annenberg-Newseum Summer Teacher Institute DC Metro July 16-18!

Annenberg-Newseum Summer Teacher Institute DC Metro July  16-18! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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This is pretty awesome! This July visit the NEWSEUM in the DC Metro area for a


"unique professional development opportunity will include hands-on activities, exploration of artifacts from our collection with an archivist, and time to explore the museum independently." 


Doesn't include travel or hotel but it does include breakfast, lunch, and a SLEW of AWESOME Benefits & behind the scenes VIP access! 


Deadline May 26.

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