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Father's Day project: How to interview dad on your smartphone

Father's Day project: How to interview dad on your smartphone | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
With the digital tools now at our disposal, you don't have to worry about finding a tape recorder. You've got a great digital version, in your pocket, the smartphone.
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THE Journal, June/July 2017

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Educators are borrowing from escape rooms and are using breakout boxes to encourage students to collaborate, use what they've learned in class and break into a box secured by multiple locks.
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Finding Educational Shows on Netflix for Early Elementary | The Humbled Homemaker

Finding Educational Shows on Netflix for Early Elementary | The Humbled Homemaker | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
This post lists several educational shows on Netflix and gives tips on how to search Netflix for shows that your family will love.
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5 ways to test your computer’s security

5 ways to test your computer’s security | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
The ransomware attack was a reminder: criminals want your data.
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You've Been Hacked! Explaining Cybersecurity to Students in an Interconnected Era -- Campus Technology

You've Been Hacked! Explaining Cybersecurity to Students in an Interconnected Era -- Campus Technology | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
Computer hackers, also known as cybercriminals, are infiltrating our world with ever-increasing sophistication. It is critical that students understand both the benefits and risks of their devices — especially their smartphones. Educators have an important role to play in helping students understand and safely navigate an internet-connected world.
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Important Skills Kids Learn Through Coding

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Learn what other essential skills your students can learn when you teach coding in your classroom.
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Opinion: Forget “digital natives.” Here’s how kids are really using the Internet

digital orphans, exiles and heirs
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This Computer Language Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds

This Computer Language Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
At 10, Scratch is a popular tool to teach kids programming. But its real glory is how it imparts lessons in sharing, logic, and hackerism.
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4 Conversations That Can Help Guard Children Against Sexual Abuse

4 Conversations That Can Help Guard Children Against Sexual Abuse | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
Pushing such a serious problem under the rug might be doing more harm than good.
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What to Do on Lame Duck School Days

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When you're still technically in school, but the conditions just aren't great for teaching, what do you do to make the most of the time? Here are 30 ideas.
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Making America whole again via civics education - The Hechinger Report

Making America whole again via civics education - The Hechinger Report | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
The 2016 election and the tumultuous start to Donald Trump’s presidency, which hits the 100-day mark next week, have presented civics teachers in red, blue and purple states alike with a double-edged sword. Students are suddenly eager to talk politics and government, but the hyper-partisan reality beyond school walls makes it hard to pull off …
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3 Tips for Taking Your PowerPoint Presentation from Good to Great - BetterCloud Monitor

3 Tips for Taking Your PowerPoint Presentation from Good to Great - BetterCloud Monitor | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
Learn how to take your PowerPoint presentation to the next level. These quick and easy tips will make the content and delivery of your next presentation much more professional.
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6 Questions Students Can Use To Guide Their Inquiry-Based Learning -

6 Questions Students Can Use To Guide Their Inquiry-Based Learning - | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
The above graphic by Sylvia Duckworth illustrates questions that can help inspire inquiry-based learning ideas that act as a catalyst for curiosity in a way that makes an educational impact as students explore their problem-solving skills.
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What's new in Office 365 - Office Support

What's new in Office 365 - Office Support | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
As an Office 365 subscriber, you regularly get new and improved Office 2016 features. See what's available to you today.
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Be Internet Awesome - Google's New Internet Safety Curriculum

Be Internet Awesome - Google's New Internet Safety Curriculum | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
Be Internet Awesome is Google's new Internet safety curriculum. I learned about it from Larry Ferlazzo and then spent some tim
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Google developed a school curriculum to help kids fight trolls and hackers

Google developed a school curriculum to help kids fight trolls and hackers | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
Google is launching an educational program designed to teach kids about phishing, internet harassment, passwords, and other internet safety issues. Called "Be Internet Awesome," it include
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Facebook denies parents access to dead daughter’s account

Facebook denies parents access to dead daughter’s account | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
A court says a 15-year-old girl's privacy rights outweigh the right of her parents to inherit her data. Do you have your own digital will?
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Tips Toward a Safe and Positive Social Media Experience -- THE Journal

Tips Toward a Safe and Positive Social Media Experience -- THE Journal | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
This article presents some ideas and suggestions to work towards being a more informed digital parent and guide children in an increasingly online world.
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Top private high schools start campaign to kill traditional transcripts and change college admissions

Top private high schools start campaign to kill traditional transcripts and change college admissions | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
More than 100 elite private high schools aim to replace traditional transcripts with competency-based, nonstandardized documents -- with no grades. They plan to expand to public high schools, with goal of completely changing how students are evaluated.
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Fidget Spinners Aren’t The Problem

Fidget Spinners Aren’t The Problem | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
Now before you get all huffy puffy with the title of this post, please hear me out before you get to bashing me with comments in anger. I have been reading all
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Here Are the 16 Best Resources Recommended By IT Leaders - BetterCloud Monitor

Here Are the 16 Best Resources Recommended By IT Leaders - BetterCloud Monitor | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
We wanted to know where forward-thinking IT professionals find the best information, tools, and training. So we turned to the members in BetterIT, our IT-focused community, and asked them: "What's the best IT resource you've ever come across?" Here's a handy list of the resources they recommended.
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What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter.
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Some Schools Warn Families About Netflix's "13 Reasons Why"

Some Schools Warn Families About Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
The popular new Netflix series may be glorifying teen suicide, according to some mental health professionals.
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Online Music Composition Tool Helps Students Engage, Learn and Socialize -- THE Journal

Online Music Composition Tool Helps Students Engage, Learn and Socialize -- THE Journal | 406TechToys | Scoop.it
A fifth grade teacher from Montana reflects on how Soundtrap helped an unmotivated, unfocused student discover his voice and passion.
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