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All things educational technology and how they work on my middle school library world!
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Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post

Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
How can you be more efficient and effective in writing your blog posts? Use a template. Here are the five component that are part of my template.
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Fantastic tips!

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Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:24 PM

Gr. 5 Blogging Unit

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Make It @ Your Library: a maker resource with librarians in mind | Library as Incubator Project

Make It @ Your Library: a maker resource with librarians in mind | Library as Incubator Project | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Make It @ Your Library grew out of an IMLS grant-funded library program (ILEAD USA), with “the intention of helping librarians realize makerspace projects in their communities” (how could we NOT love this??)."


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Realize your Makerspace Dreams!

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Mary Clark's curator insight, November 20, 2013 3:07 PM

I love how the projects are sorted into categories,  Makes life easier for those of us looking for projects that don't involve tools, 3D printers, or other items we feel bad about not owning.

Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:46 PM

Great way to encourage creativity and problem solving/collaboration skills into the library!

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You spend, like, half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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New Discoveries! Awesome!

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A Daringly Easy Holiday Recipe & for a Party and Your Professional Happiness | The Daring Librarian

A Daringly Easy Holiday Recipe & for a Party and Your Professional Happiness | The Daring Librarian | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Where I give out an easy & tasty party recipe, dish out some professional advice, a graphic design tip, and an Etsy shopping find!

 

All to be taken with a pinch of salt! Happy Holidays & Enjoy!

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Edutweetoz reflects on 2013

Edutweetoz reflects on 2013 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This week on Edutweetoz is going to be a bit different. Because it's the last week of the year for many teachers in Australia we thought we'd use this time to look back and ahead to 2014 before Edu...
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@EduTweetOz reflects & celebrates learning w/ 6 Brilliant days of Hashtags! What a great idea!

 

This is the end of their school and calendar year and these brilliant educators: @poppyshel @corisel, @dbatty1 and @liz_loveslife and one of my personal inspirations @tina_p  have found a way with 6 awesome hashtags to create a conversation that's both reflect and rejoice in the strong educator PLN they have created within their country!

 

WOW! I am staggared by this concept and intend to chime in a wee bit! Why don't you join in, too? This is the kind of idea that we should ALL embrace!

 

Because with our rich, diverse, and generous global Twitter PLN what do borders or time zones really mean when it comes to learning and sharing?

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8 Websites for Book Lovers - OEDB.org

8 Websites for Book Lovers - OEDB.org | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
At this point most everyone has heard of LibraryThing, the most popular social cataloging website online, and perhaps even of the Amazon-owned Shelfari, bu
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Very nice list!

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Virginia Reader's Choice | Grades 3-5 | - KESLibraryLearningCommons

Virginia Reader's Choice | Grades 3-5 | - KESLibraryLearningCommons | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This Library Learning Commons site is a resource for the students, parents, teachers, staff and community of David A. Kaechele Elementary school.
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Readers' Choice Book Tasting kickin it Food Network Style -- Nom Nom Delicious Reading Promotion! --Chopped & AWESOME!

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Lucy Beaton's curator insight, December 12, 2013 11:41 PM

I love the 'Book Tasting' concept!  Will definitely try that.

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Why Content Curation is the Ultimate Compliment to the Creator

Why Content Curation is the Ultimate Compliment to the Creator | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Before today, imitation was the greatest form of flattery. If your idea was good enough to be copied, then you were golden. But now, with the state of the web in our lives, this balance is shifting.
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LOVE THIS! Btw, I love your smile! ;-)

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Create timelines, share them on the web | Timetoast timelines

Create timelines, share them on the web | Timetoast timelines | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Timetoast is a place to create timelines that you can add to your blog or website. You can create historical timelines of important events, or build a timeline of your vacation. It's all up to you.
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Timetoast is a great way to share the past, or even the future...
Creating a timeline takes minutes, it's as simple as can be.

 

Super Cool! Create your own or check out the ones already made!

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The Nerdy Teacher: The #EduBroAwards v2.0

The Nerdy Teacher: The #EduBroAwards v2.0 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Best Way to politely slam pretentious, terrible, overdone, and overdue awards shows? @EduBros ---- BAM!

 

SO Much Fun! Lovingly Snarky & Just Lovely! BAM!

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25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading

25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - leadingfromthelibrary There are many ways to express that books are an essential part of our life. Using books as building materials is not necessarily the good way. Street artSee...
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Such a great post!

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, December 9, 2013 8:02 PM

We still love books. In any format. Even street art.

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Arne Duncan Disses Middle Class Moms & it Stinks

Arne Duncan Disses Middle Class Moms & it Stinks | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's ruinous corporate-driven policies have been focused most keenly until now on high-poverty, urban districts where corporate "reform" takeover strategy has assume...
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Not cool Arne! My mom fits in that category!

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The Beat Goes On: Brilliant Middle Grade Sequels │ JLG’s On the Radar

The Beat Goes On: Brilliant Middle Grade Sequels │ JLG’s On the Radar | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Escaping from detectives. Sneaking into enemy camps. Spying on an arch nemesis.

Via Joyce Valenza
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Love me some Snicket!

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Augmented Reality and Education: Learning connected to life - Reloaded

Conference at SIMO Education 2013 - Madrid (Spain)

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I love AR!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:16 PM

This is a huge slide set, but visually very arresting.  

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:17 PM

A very large and visually interesting set of slides.

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5 Amazing Ways to Collaborate with Another Class

5 Amazing Ways to Collaborate with Another Class | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Originally posted by me on Edudemic.com - July, 2013 “M…

Via Jill Bromenschenkel
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It's all about connections! I need to make more time for it!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling F.R.E.S.H!

The Adventures of Library Girl: Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling F.R.E.S.H! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Via Joyce Valenza
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More brilliance from the awesome Library Girl!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 15, 2013 3:47 AM

Nice poster!

Debbie Smiloff De Louise's curator insight, December 16, 2013 5:46 AM

Nice weeding tips

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:47 AM

Nice new acronym for weeding your collection.

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And the PLN survey says... - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

And the PLN survey says... - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I received 513 responses to my informal Professional Learning Network Tools survey I se...
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Fascinating insight into how our PLN grows!

 

Surprising to me that Twitter was not #1!  But then again, you know I'm biased on this!

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And the PLN survey says... - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

And the PLN survey says... - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I received 513 responses to my informal Professional Learning Network Tools survey I se...

Via Joyce Valenza
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Brilliant data. Inspiring thoughts.

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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » The 12 Digital of Days of Christmas: Resource #7

Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » The 12 Digital of Days of Christmas: Resource #7 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Fantastic series!

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Speed Dating With Books! | The Daring Librarian

Speed Dating With Books! | The Daring Librarian | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Hello Book Lovahs, How You Doing? You're Lookin Good!

 

This is my version of Speed Dating with Books - an easy, fun, and engaging reading promotion activity.

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:09 AM

Great ideas for reader engagement!

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Jennifer- Your version sounds great, too! Do you have that activity written up on a blog or wiki? I'd love to add that to the blog post under resources!
Deborah Welsh's curator insight, February 27, 2014 6:32 PM

Works so well! Thank you Gwyneth.

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Upcoming Spotlight Sessions - Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

Upcoming Spotlight Sessions - Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Upcoming Spotlight Sessions: Participate in informative, interactive, online sessions at your desktop from work or at home. These professional development programs enable you to learn from experts.
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It's FREE! Why not sign up & join me!!? It'll be fun - I promise!

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EduTech Smackdown Open Mic Night | The Daring Librarian

EduTech Smackdown Open Mic Night | The Daring Librarian | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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I hope you'll add to the crowdsourced slide presentation & join us on Monday Night 8pm Eastern USA time to share your awesome ideas!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 24, 2013 4:01 PM

Don't miss this great event.  LIsten to the Power Librarians!

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 27, 2013 11:50 AM

Be there. Just be there.

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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Doctor Who: Literary Time Traveler, a guest post by Annie Cardi

TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Doctor Who: Literary Time Traveler, a guest post by Annie Cardi | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Very cool!

 

Agatha Christie: Marvelous idea, though.Donna Noble: Yeah. Tell you what. Copyright: Donna Noble.
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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, November 24, 2013 8:16 PM

Check out the programming ideas on this page

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Who Loves #DoctorWho?

Who Loves #DoctorWho? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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By the planets dead, dying, or invisible of Galifrey, this is AWESOME!

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Mary Clark's curator insight, November 20, 2013 3:18 PM

Thanks to Gwyneth Jones for sharing!

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Cool Web Toos - Photos & Animation

Cool Web Toos - Photos & Animation | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Great Wikipage of cool tools!

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