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11 Awesome Classroom Posters for Language Teachers

11 Awesome Classroom Posters for Language Teachers | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
I have been collecting some awesome posters for teachers to hang on their classroom walls.  I assembled the list below mainly from my colleagues on Facebook. As you probably know,...
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6 Unorthodox Ways to Spark Your Creativity | The Freelancer, by Contently

6 Unorthodox Ways to Spark Your Creativity | The Freelancer, by Contently | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
As painter Chuck Close said, “I always thought that inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.” Understanding how to jumpstart your creativity and get it flowing is crucial to enduring through trying days.
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How Many Administrators Does It Take to Get a District to Go One-to-One? - EdSurge

How Many Administrators Does It Take to Get a District to Go One-to-One? - EdSurge | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
How Many Administrators Does It Take to Get a District to Go One-to-One?
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Big History Project

Top 10 Reasons to Use Big History Project | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Teachers interested in an integrated block and in boosting engagement, critical thinking, and writing across the curriculum—check out Big History Project.
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Robin Williams' 25-Year-Old Daughter Driven Off Twitter And Instagram Due To Abuse

Robin Williams' 25-Year-Old Daughter Driven Off Twitter And Instagram Due To Abuse | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Trolls tweeted an image of Robin Williams that was photoshopped to place him in a morgue with bruises around his neck and called his daughter a
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Music Education For Creativity, Not A Tool For Test Scores

Music Education For Creativity, Not A Tool For Test Scores | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
With so much pressure on schools to improve test scores, music and the arts sometimes fall off the list of priorities. That's led advocates for music education to point out its benefits in the classroom.
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Begin Again: Regaining Your Lost Creativity | Bedlam Magazine

Begin Again: Regaining Your Lost Creativity | Bedlam Magazine | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Nik Parks is the co-founder of LaunchingCreative.com and host of the Launching Creative Podcast. He's an entrepreneur, blogger, and social media strategist in NYC. You can reach him on Twitter at @Nik_Parks.
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Michael Mulgrew defends Common Core: ‘You sick people need to deal with us and the children that we teach’

Michael Mulgrew defends Common Core: ‘You sick people need to deal with us and the children that we teach’ | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Michael Mulgrew is hardcore about Common Core. The fiery teachers union president delivered a passionate defense of the educational standards during the American Federation of Teachers national convention last month.
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TeacherCast University - Jeffrey Bradbury

TeacherCast University - Jeffrey Bradbury | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
What would you like to learn today? New Courses. Audacity. by Jeffrey Bradbury 3 Lessons in Audacity Free! Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to use this course and master the basic skills for using Audacity.
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Teacher Responds to Whoopi's Response - YouTube

Teacher Responds to Whoopi's Response - YouTube | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it

 NiWhoopi Goldberg recently stood by her initial comments regarding teacher tenure. I thought it'd be helpful to ask her for another revision to her original wo...

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80s Computer Hacking: A Supercut - YouTube

We at Found Item Clothing love technology but sometimes it's good to consider how far we've come. We proudly present the silliest, best and iconic hacking sc...
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Test Your Creativity: 5 Classic Creative Challenges

Test Your Creativity: 5 Classic Creative Challenges | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
How creative are you? Find out by taking a few quick tests that psychologists have been using to study creativity for decades. (RT @ProfJamieA: Test Your Creativity: 5 Classic Creative Challenges.

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Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, July 31, 1:10 PM

Save this for Friday afternoon, then explain that you were just exercising your ability to solve problems a little better. A worthy use of your time.

 

One of my challenges with these kinds of tests (also during an optometrist appt.)  is that I try to earn  an A.  How can you get an A in an eye test?  A good creative question!

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Why are we waiting for tomorrow?

Why are we waiting for tomorrow? | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
When I recently was visiting a school, I noticed their “motto” on the wall that talked about “developing today the leaders of tomorrow”, or something similar.
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You Won't Be Effective from Day One

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Kids+Creativity poised for more powerful impact here, internationally | Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh

Kids+Creativity poised for more powerful impact here, internationally | Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
As Kids+Creativity enters its fourth year, it's "a machine that's really churning now," in "a city focused on education like no other." (RT @billpeduto: Kids Creativity poised for more powerful impact here, internationally
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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.
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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, August 22, 7:00 AM

Great article that taps into how we engineer learning to tap into students' passions and interest through a Genius Hour/ Results Only Learning Environment approach with PBL threaded throughout.

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Yourvoice - A website to help with depression

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Orientation gets new teachers prepped for classroom - WBAL Baltimore

Orientation gets new teachers prepped for classroom - WBAL Baltimore | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
WBAL Baltimore
Orientation gets new teachers prepped for classroom
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... include the new one-card system, which is an access ID card. All teachers will get them, and eventually all students will, too.
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First-ever Salem Mini Maker Faire showcases creativity - Statesman Journal

First-ever Salem Mini Maker Faire showcases creativity - Statesman Journal | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
First-ever Salem Mini Maker Faire showcases creativity
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"The maker movement is people using creativity to make the things they're passionate about.
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How to calculate when will Supermoon occur?

Supermoon is one of the most interesting phenomena in which moon appears to be 14% larger and 30% brighter than the minimoon. I am particularly interested in Su (RT @fspace314: How to calculate when will Supermoon occur?
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The 6 Levels Of Bloom's Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs - Edudemic

The 6 Levels Of Bloom's Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs - Edudemic | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The various levels of Bloom’s (Revised) Taxonomy are pretty well known to most teachers at this point.
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Monica S's curator insight, August 11, 11:52 AM

Active verbs... does your course have the right one? 

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2-Digit Addition and Subtraction (with Purpose and Meaning)

2-Digit Addition and Subtraction (with Purpose and Meaning) | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
According to the Grade 1 Common Core State Standards, math instruction should focus on four critical areas, one of which is developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones.
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Postcards From The Common Core Classroom - NPR (blog)

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Postcards From The Common Core Classroom
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But the other article, also a 2010 study, found that 71 percent of students with cell phones had sent or received text messages during classroom time.
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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context.
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The secret of Minecraft — The Message — Medium

The secret of Minecraft — The Message — Medium | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
And its challenge to the rest of us
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Does a Tweet Make a Difference?

Does a Tweet Make a Difference? | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
As I began to learn more and more, the direct effect of that was me beginning to share more and more about what I believe in and what was happening in my classroom. It is a two-way street. Being a connected educator does not only impact you, but you ...
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