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14 Great Facebook Groups Every Teacher should Know about

14 Great Facebook Groups Every Teacher should Know about | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Social media networking is a requisite for today's learning. We are living in a digitally wired world where the power of information rests with those who are properly 'connected'. In our context , a...
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Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers

Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find them.
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Creating and capturing your own great ideas –I know this much is true.–

Creating and capturing your own great ideas  –I know this much is true.– | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
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Creative Boom Magazine

Creative Boom Magazine | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Creative Boom is a UK-based online magazine for the creative industries, offering inspiration and ideas for creatives worldwide
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Creativity comes when you play | Petronela Zainuddin | TEDxULB

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How can we foster creativity? We might find the answer to that question in our childhood. At TEDxULB,...
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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

Fuzzy Math | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
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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On Creativity and How to Care Less

On Creativity and How to Care Less | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
I’ve started to find that caring too much about the things I create has an adverse effect on the frequency and quality of my output.
A serious problem I run into while composing is that every song I...
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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students -- or so it may seem to them at first.
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Paul McCartney & John Lennon: Why Creativity Needs Tension

Paul McCartney & John Lennon: Why Creativity Needs Tension | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Use tension to fuel creativity. (Paul McCartney & John Lennon: Why Creativity Needs Tension http://t.co/pgyVqhKVA3 #Creative #Ideas)
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Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access ...
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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

Camp Invention Inspires Creativity in Kids - Newscenter1.tv | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
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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