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Our thinking creates the solutions, but technology provides many new opportunities.

Our thinking creates the solutions, but technology provides many new opportunities. | VT Principal | Scoop.it
Most educators have already heard about this teen who made the “Sit With Us App”, to help students find people to sit with at lunch.  The number of times I have seen it shared on social…
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Never Underestimate Your Influence

Never Underestimate Your Influence | VT Principal | Scoop.it
Retrieved: http://www.inspirationalhunter.com/maya-angelou-quotes/ Sometimes when I reflect back to my nine years teaching English an
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Would you read what your students write if you weren’t paid to do so?

Would you read what your students write if you weren’t paid to do so? | VT Principal | Scoop.it
Lots of questions in this post…and this is definitely a post that I am writing to understand my learning, not necessarily share it.  I would love to know what you think. Teacher-extraordinair…
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Beyond Knowing

Beyond Knowing | VT Principal | Scoop.it
Recently at a workshop, one of amazing educators in the room talked about the shift in language from a “fixed mindset” to a “growth mindset”.  She made this distinction: Fix…
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4 Useful Chromebooks Apps for Digital Storytelling via @medkh9

4 Useful Chromebooks Apps for Digital Storytelling via @medkh9 | VT Principal | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Why Educate "Whole Children?"

Why Educate "Whole Children?" | VT Principal | Scoop.it
I was recently a finalist for a superintendency in a nearby district, and while responding to questions that were posed to me by the middle school staff during my site visit, I shared a story wit
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The Common Core State Standards: Misconceptions about Informational and Literary Texts by Kathy Short - School Leadership 2.0

The Common Core State Standards: Misconceptions about Informational and Literary Texts by Kathy Short - School Leadership 2.0 | VT Principal | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards: Misconceptions about Informational and Literary Texts
by Kathy Short, University of Arizona
One aspect of the Common Core Stat…
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How to connect your iPad to your Interactive Whiteboard

How to connect your iPad to your Interactive Whiteboard | VT Principal | Scoop.it
OK, so you have some shiny new iPads at school. One of the first things that many teachers want to do is to be able to hook them up to their Interactive Wh
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Project-Based Learning at High-Tech High

Presented at the CEFPI 86th Annual World Conference & Expo. The Pearson Foundation and The Mobile Learning Institute with Larry Rosenstock, CEO, High Tech High.
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worth watching -STEM without detriment to the Arts!

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Vita-Learn NW - Celebrate Learning - Google+

Vita-Learn NW - Celebrate Learning - Google+ | VT Principal | Scoop.it
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Check out Williston, VT.  What a great example of using social media to expand audience and bring relavance to student thinking, writing and communicating.

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“Be More Interested Than Interesting”

“Be More Interested Than Interesting” | VT Principal | Scoop.it
Originally posted at The Wejr Board blog. At some point in the past year (for a variety of reasons) the how, the why, and the when of social media slightly changed for me.  I have been reflecting a...
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Screen time; Quality versus Quantity

Screen time; Quality versus Quantity | VT Principal | Scoop.it
Thinking through writing… A question I always receive in workshops regarding the use of technology in the classroom is regarding the notion of “screen time”; what amount is too mu…
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Reimagining Learning Spaces with Design Thinking #HackingPBL - Cooper on Curriculum

Reimagining Learning Spaces with Design Thinking #HackingPBL - Cooper on Curriculum | VT Principal | Scoop.it
Over the next few months I’ll be publishing 10 posts as teasers (not spoilers) for the 10 chapters in our upcoming book, Hacking Project Based Learning, which was written with Erin Murphy (@MurphysMusings5) and will be released this winter. For book updates, sign up for my mailing list (and also receive a free eBook)…This post is a sneak peak for …
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Kids Teaching the World

Kids Teaching the World | VT Principal | Scoop.it
  Leading #IMMOOC right now, once a week Katie Martin and I lead a YouTube live session for participants.  Because our schedules are busy, we can not have a show at the same time each week, as…
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“Threshold Model of Collective Behaviour”

“Threshold Model of Collective Behaviour” | VT Principal | Scoop.it
As a basketball fan, I was fascinated listening to this podcast by Malcolm Gladwell (you can read the whole transcript here as well), discussing Wilt Chamberlain and his poor free throw shooting.  …
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How To Become an NGSS Superhero

How To Become an NGSS Superhero | VT Principal | Scoop.it
Vermont science coordinator & NGSS curator Kathy Renfrew shares her vision of how teachers and content-area coaches can be leaders in student-centered science.
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24 Multimedia Tools That Support The Common Core - Edudemic

24 Multimedia Tools That Support The Common Core - Edudemic | VT Principal | Scoop.it
Technology is a powerful tool for learning that can be used effectively to support the Common Core and help students develop the skills for success.
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Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Curriculum | MindShift

Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Curriculum | MindShift | VT Principal | Scoop.it
What we as adults experienced in school, as educators and students, will bear little resemblance to what lies ahead. Here's a look at current trends, their
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Two-page Parents' Guides to Student Success (Color) - For Parents - National PTA | Diigo

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from national PTA - Common Core-aligned parent guides. #vted

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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts - School Leadership 2.0

How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts - School Leadership 2.0 | VT Principal | Scoop.it
How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
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Photo credit: George Papaconstantinou via flickr


What Is a Hangout?…
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And it's all free ... :)

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