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DNA of The 21st Century Educator: A Must See Guide

DNA of The 21st Century Educator: A Must See Guide | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
We have been posting so much here about the 21 st century education and the digital skills needed for both students and teachers  to thrive in it.Teachers are life long learners, or at least...
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20 Can't Miss Edu Conferences - Getting Smart by Greg Garner - blended learning, conferences, digital learning, Ed Conferences, education

20 Can't Miss Edu Conferences - Getting Smart by Greg Garner - blended learning, conferences, digital learning, Ed Conferences, education | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Let's start with the big 12 for digital learning: 1. iNACOL Nov 4-7, 2014; Palm Springs, CA. This is the leading edge of blended and online learning, drawing an international audience of educators, policymakers, innovators, and everyone in-between.
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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin. Take a moment a...
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Why should you encourage kids to ask ‘why’? by @MsFindlater

Why should you encourage kids to ask ‘why’? by @MsFindlater | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
This post answers the 19th question from my TeacherToolkit Thinking page of Thunks. You can see my other top-Thunks here.Thunk 19: Why should you encourage your kids to ask ‘why’? by @MsFindlater A...
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Google Tricks and Tips: Saving Files to Multiple Folders

Google Tricks and Tips: Saving Files to Multiple Folders | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Saving Google Drive Files to Multiple Folders Google Apps and Google Drive in particular are full of great features. I love to share tips and features that have made my life, work, and classroom...
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Confessions & Thoughts of a Twitter/PLN Addict

Confessions & Thoughts of a Twitter/PLN Addict | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Follow a Twitter stream of educational tweets, and you are bound to come across meta tweets and blog posts about the wonders and challenges of connected learning, of growing a PLN, of learning with...
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An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher — Teaching, Learning, & Education — Medium

An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher — Teaching, Learning, & Education — Medium | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Greetings and Salutations!

We haven’t met yet, but we will meet soon.
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Thinking about a Maker Conference Center

Thinking about a Maker Conference Center | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
If makers designed their own conference center, what would it look like? In what ways would it improve the venues we now use for conferences? (@wmchamberlain and we should start designing our own edcamp conference centers, too.
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Chromecast Is Getting a Slew of Awesome New Features

Chromecast Is Getting a Slew of Awesome New Features | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Google has just revealed that its popular Chromecast dongle will soon receive a sizable feature boost. What's more, the streaming device will also receive a personalized user home screen. Here's what's in store for your living room.
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Fuzzy Math

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This week Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu handed the education reform movement a stunning legal victory, when he struck down California’s teacher tenure laws for discriminating against poor and minority students.
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Sofas, staircases, graffiti and the 'workplace of the future' - Chicago Tribune

Sofas, staircases, graffiti and the 'workplace of the future' - Chicago Tribune | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Sofas, staircases, graffiti and the 'workplace of the future'
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A slide from the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design's entry, "PopUP : The Rise of the Mobile Worker and the use of Vacant Space.
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Courtesy of Akki Puustin (Finland) - creativity requires us to be in a  non-conscious state and the couch does that for a lot of people but then so does the lingering shower, watching a fire or even a goldfish! You just need to drift off and allow the brain to do 'mash-up' of the knowledge, ideas and concepts that already exist in your head. 

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Netflix Announces Animated Series Based on Scholastic's 'Magic School Bus'

Netflix Announces Animated Series Based on Scholastic's 'Magic School Bus' | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The Magic School Bus is heading back to television -- Netflix and Scholastic Media announced Wednesday that a new, original series based on the kids' science series will bow in 2016.
PHOTOS: Kids' Choice Awards: Robert Downey Jr., Pharrell Go Green
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Ipswich Middle School Sixth-Graders v. Standardized Tests

Ipswich Middle School Sixth-Graders v. Standardized Tests | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Last week, two sixth-grade classes in Ipswich, Massachusetts, sent what we lawyers lovingly term a “strongly worded letter” to U.S.
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“What is this, church camp?” — Medium

“What is this, church camp?” — Medium | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Adventures (Minus the Sleepovers) in Sexism in Education Technology
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5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video

5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video (5 Strategies For Engaging The Netflix Generation http://t.co/RA0ATm3qGt #edtech #elearning #blendedlearning)...
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Does going on vacation make you more creative when you get back? - Vox

Does going on vacation make you more creative when you get back? - Vox | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Does going on vacation make you more creative when you get back?
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That's the claim of a new study, in which Dutch researchers gave creativity tests to workers before and after they took a trip and found they scored better afterward.
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We Say We Like Creativity, but We Really Don’t

We Say We Like Creativity, but We Really Don’t | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our world.
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Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal

Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
A year after launch, Chromecast streaming sticks have been used 400 million times to cast media to TVs. But the bigger story is that Chromecast is starting to change our concept of a TV itself.
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No, thank you. Let's Stop Automating Our Humanity (please drop the IFTTT thank-you auto-tweets)

No, thank you. Let's Stop Automating Our Humanity (please drop the IFTTT thank-you auto-tweets) | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
I've noticed a pattern in my Twitter feed recently. It goes something like this: Thank you Jon Smith for the follow. I'm super stoked to learn with you. ift.tt/makingthehumaninhuman What this is is...
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Camp Invention Inspires Creativity in Kids - Newscenter1.tv

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Camp Invention Inspires Creativity in Kids
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The University Center in Rapid City held its Camp Invention this week, inspiring creativity and inventive thinking in kids entering first through sixth grade.
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Sweden’s School Choice Disaster

Sweden’s School Choice Disaster | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Every three years, Americans wring their hands over the state of our schools compared with those in other countries.
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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
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In Defense of Laptops in the Classroom

In Defense of Laptops in the Classroom | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
In grad school, I was one of dozens of TAs for a 1,000-student freshman lecture course.
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Bartlett High students' app now on Google Play

Bartlett High students' app now on Google Play | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
A team of six Bartlett High School freshmen has developed an app that allows people to track calories and graph their exercise progress. It earned the school top honors in the 2014 Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Bartlett was among four winning high schools that placed nationally. Its team also earned the titles of best in state and the Midwest region. "The making and designing of the app was a thrilling experience," said Autumn Chung, 15.
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Google’s Project Tango Tablet Is A $1,024 7-Inch Tegra K1-Powered Device With Depth Sensing | TechCrunch

Google’s Project Tango Tablet Is A $1,024 7-Inch Tegra K1-Powered Device With Depth Sensing | TechCrunch | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Google has added some new development hardware to its Project Tango 3D-depth sensing mobile project – a table development kit made its debut today, boasting..
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Design Corner: Desktop Icon Creation Tools

This post is part of a new series brought to you by TechSmith’s talented, passionate, and sometimes quirky design team. Follow us on Twitter @TechSmithDesign
The latest version of Snagit has quite a few new icons.
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