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30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages

30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages | Interesting | Scoop.it
August 25, 2014
Learning coding is becoming a necessary skill that kids needs to master in order to thrive in tomorrow's job market. There is now a growing trend in schools and educational cirlces...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 25, 2014 9:01 AM

If you're interested in driving this boat, this poster will help you and your teachers locate great resources to get coding a part of your school's day. Enjoy!

Bernard Petter's curator insight, August 25, 2014 6:37 PM

Fabulous  visual aid.

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Northwestern Middle School students visit Math and Science Center

Northwestern Middle School students visit Math and Science Center | Interesting | Scoop.it
Middle school students journeyed to the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center to hone their skills in fun experiments.
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6 Tips For Creating An Unbreakable Password That You Can Remember

6 Tips For Creating An Unbreakable Password That You Can Remember | Interesting | Scoop.it
You can lock every door and window of your house, but if you use a skeleton key the odds are pretty good someone is probably going to end up robbing you blind. The same is true of your passwords. If your passwords are not unique and unbreakable, you might as well open the front door…
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Heroes for Our Time: 21st-Century Superheroes

Heroes for Our Time: 21st-Century Superheroes | Interesting | Scoop.it
Superheroes come in all shapes and colors and settings, but we perhaps need them more right here and now in our own backyards. These two dozen titles display the best of 21st-century superheroes.
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Educator as a Maker Educator

Educator as a Maker Educator | Interesting | Scoop.it
The following materials are being used to present to educators the idea that implementing maker education requires a different mindset, and often different roles and skills of the educator. To acce...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 2, 2014 10:36 PM

Are you interested in being known as an educator whom is also a maker educator? This post from Jackie Gerstein provides a great visual that looks as many of the roles you might play, including

* Process facilitator

* Resource suggestion provider

* Lead learner

* Relationship enabler

* Technology tutor

This visual is designed in ThingLink and if you click through from the post you will find additional resources in the visual

And you might also view a SlideShare where Gerstein provides  additional resources.

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, June 3, 2014 11:11 AM

I'd really like to make the transition in my Library Learning Commons to integrate a makerspace. My goal is to help promote a maker mentality in my school. This is a great resource to introduce the idea to teachers. 

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This is How to Add Audio Narration to Your PowerPoint Presentations

This is How to Add Audio Narration to Your PowerPoint Presentations | Interesting | Scoop.it
May 30, 2014
For those of you who use PowerPoint to create presentations the  tips included in this post will definitely enhance your PowerPoint presentations. These tips are about how to record...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 30, 2014 1:24 PM

For your teachers that may still rely on Power Point, this is a good tutorial for adding narration/sound to your presentations. It is not an intuitive thing and I have personally spent quite a few hours in the program trying to figure it out... Take a look and then share these tips with your teachers!

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What Happens in One Minute Online? New Infographic

What Happens in One Minute Online? New Infographic | Interesting | Scoop.it

"Sixty seconds seems like an insignificant amount of time, but when you look at it in terms of how much data is created, there’s a whole lot going on. Almost two years ago, we created an infographic to highlight just how much digital data was generated every minute. The numbers were staggering. Recently, we decided …"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 4, 2014 7:00 PM

Check out this new infographic (published April 23, 2014) and learn what happens in one minute online. You can also see an infographic from a year ago (link in the post) and consider having students compare and contrast the two to find out what has changed.

Glenda Morris's curator insight, June 1, 2014 8:36 AM

What happens on the internet every minute of the day - great infographic 

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3 must-knows about teachers and copyright | eSchool News | eSchool News

3 must-knows about teachers and copyright | eSchool News | eSchool News | Interesting | Scoop.it
Many teachers are creating their own digital content; but when it comes to copyright, ownership and sharing, that’s where it gets tricky.
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Girl’s 12,000-year-old skeleton found in cave may solve mystery of Native American origins

Girl’s 12,000-year-old skeleton found in cave may solve mystery of Native American origins | Interesting | Scoop.it
Evolution, not migration, may be the reason Native Americans look different from Paleoamericans.
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School Librarian Talks to Students About ‘Whitewashing’ Children’s Book Covers

School Librarian Talks to Students About ‘Whitewashing’ Children’s Book Covers | Interesting | Scoop.it
Bank Street School librarian Allie Bruce found herself facing a complicated question from a sixth grader about the lack of minorities on YA book covers, starting with Julia Alvarez's Return to Sender. The question led Bruce on a year-long lesson on diversity in children's literature with a sixth grade class and—some surprising results.
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Racism in the Books We Write | Justine Larbalestier

Racism in the Books We Write | Justine Larbalestier | Interesting | Scoop.it
It is almost impossible to avoid writing work that can be read as racist. If you're writing about people, you're writing about identity, and a huge part of
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Indians See Rape as a Major National Problem

Indians See Rape as a Major National Problem | Interesting | Scoop.it
Survey Report One year after the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi made national headlines, Indians remain concerned about the problem
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Netflix Is the Real Winner if the Supreme Court Sides With Aereo | Business | WIRED

Netflix Is the Real Winner if the Supreme Court Sides With Aereo | Business | WIRED | Interesting | Scoop.it
Even if the Supreme Court rules in Aereo's favor, its biggest challenges may be still to come.
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30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages

30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages | Interesting | Scoop.it
August 25, 2014
Learning coding is becoming a necessary skill that kids needs to master in order to thrive in tomorrow's job market. There is now a growing trend in schools and educational cirlces...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 25, 2014 9:01 AM

If you're interested in driving this boat, this poster will help you and your teachers locate great resources to get coding a part of your school's day. Enjoy!

Bernard Petter's curator insight, August 25, 2014 6:37 PM

Fabulous  visual aid.

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How to Help Your Students Develop Data Literacy

How to Help Your Students Develop Data Literacy | Interesting | Scoop.it
Can we really measure happiness? How does educational attainment vary across ZIP codes? What does math have to do with charity? Which team has the better athletes, Yankees or Red Sox? These are
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Education Update:If You Build It: Tinkering with the Maker Mind-Set:If You Build It: Tinkering with the Maker Mind-Set

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MAKE STEAM: Giving Maker Education Some Context

MAKE STEAM: Giving Maker Education Some Context | Interesting | Scoop.it
As an experiential educator who has fully embraced technology as a means for allowing and facilitating learner voice, creativity, innovation, inventiveness, the Maker Education movement fits into m...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:50 PM

It is rare that I curate two articles from the same author over two days. This post by Jackie Gerstein is an exception. Gerstein has been discussing Maker Education for quite some time and in this post she states:

"...recent discussions with other educators and administrators made me realize that the idea of maker education is often vague and seems unrealistic in terms of regular classroom instruction.  As such, in the future, I am going to associate and discuss Maker Education in the context S.T.E.A.M. – science, technology, engineering, arts (including language arts), math, hopefully, encouraging regular classroom teachers to integrate maker education projects into their classrooms."

What follows is a lengthy list of articles and other resources that may assist you in learning about Maker Education and moving you towards implementing it in your classroom. The image above is also a ThingLink image, and will provide you with links to the same articles.

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How the maker movement is embracing education

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I have a confession: I am not a “maker” in the conventional sense. I have no idea how to program in Arduino, no desire to 3D print anything, and I have yet to take advantage of the free soldering lessons offered at the Maker Faire each year.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 3, 2014 5:34 PM

The entire section under "What Maker Culture Brings to Education" is worth a read. I see libraries all over it.

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Social media guidelines for teachers


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 31, 2014 5:09 PM

These social media guidelines are designed to help staff engage in conversations or interactions using digital media for official, professional and personal use. 

Patricia Stitson's curator insight, June 1, 2014 10:54 AM

I am a bit obsessed by the phenomena of social learning and the many implications it carries with it.  This article provides some valuable insight into how to be reputable digital citizen by being very conscious about the story we tell about ourselves online.

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Smart phones, dumb choices: Five dangerous trends of student cell phone use | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

From sexting to cyberbullying, a momentary lapse in judgment on a smart phone or through social media can have lifelong consequences.
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“Twelve Years a Slave”: Was the Case of Solomon Northup Exceptional? | EDSITEment

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Great lesson for slavery and how free slaves were being kidnapped and brought into slavery.

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6 Gmail Tips Every Teacher Should Know about

6 Gmail Tips Every Teacher Should Know about | Interesting | Scoop.it
May 12, 2014
In today's post, I am sharing with you six important tips you definitely need to be using with your Gmail. These tips will increase your productivity and save you so much time . For more...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:35 AM

If you've used Gmail for a while many of these will be old hat BUT if you've used Gmail for a while you may have forgotten that others are not as savvy as you are - this may help you target some things to share with teachers!

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:52 PM

Handy tips for using gmail, including the ability to delete sent emails within a certain time frame. 

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The Less White You Are, The Less Visible You Are—Wait, What?

The Less White You Are, The Less Visible You Are—Wait, What? | Interesting | Scoop.it
So it's hard enough to find a positive portrayal of persons of color in novels, as I've mentioned before, but what do you do once you've actually got a minority character? Well, the next step is us...
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Everything you need to know about Aereo, the Supreme Court and the future of TV

Everything you need to know about Aereo, the Supreme Court and the future of TV | Interesting | Scoop.it
What's at stake in the SCOTUS Aereo case? Just the future of TV.
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