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MapleShot Change Challenge

Stratford’s own YouTuber Brittlestar (aka Stewart Reynolds), MapleShot’s Ambassador of Change Big and Small, launches this initiative with a coast to coas
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Take the Mapleshot Challenge and add #MyMapleShot to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

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Challenge | MapleShot.ca

Challenge | MapleShot.ca | New learning | Scoop.it
Do the MapleShot Challenge to determine your passion! ​​

1. What makes you proud to be Canadian?
2. What would make you prouder?
3. How are you going to make this happen?
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How would you answer these three questions?  

Do the MapleShot Challenge to determine your passion! ​​

1. What makes you proud to be Canadian?
2. What would make you prouder?
3. How are you going to make this happen?

 

#mymapleshot

 

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Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading this Winter

Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading this Winter | New learning | Scoop.it
The last few months have been incredibly busy. It seems like it was just Christmas, and somehow we are almost ready for Spring Break. 
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terrific topics to read up on

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Who is Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador rattling Trump's presidency? | Dave Smith and Spencer Ackerman

Who is Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador rattling Trump's presidency? | Dave Smith and Spencer Ackerman | New learning | Scoop.it
Putin’s man in Washington is usually far from view. Now he’s at the center of a storm that brought down a key Trump ally and threatens another
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Great video in this article - potentially the biggest political story since Watergate. Russiagate?

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What's Really Changed—and What Hasn’t—About Getting Humans to the Moon

What's Really Changed—and What Hasn’t—About Getting Humans to the Moon | New learning | Scoop.it

NASA’s Orion will combine vintage tech with massive advances in computing power and electronics we've made since 1972
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Really interesting look at the possible return of humans to space

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Differentiated PD for Teachers in a One Year Plan

Differentiated PD for Teachers in a One Year Plan | New learning | Scoop.it
One of my passions and goals for improving in the future is the structure in which I plan for and implement professional development for teachers at our school.  By PD I mean staff meetings, data dialogues, early release times, etc.  I feel like the timing is perfect based on the implementation of new teacher evaluation…
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Terrific plan - seldom practiced as one PD plan fits all in many districts.  Why is this such a hard lesson for districts to learn?

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The Fear of Sharing #IMMOOC

The Fear of Sharing #IMMOOC | New learning | Scoop.it
In our most recent #IMMOOC Live session, I had the pleasure to have a conversation with Katie Martin, AJ Juliani, and John Spencer.  As we are all discussing the importance of sharing your learning…
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Sharing makes us all better - although it has caused problems for me - tall poppy syndrome!

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Digital Explorations

Digital Explorations | New learning | Scoop.it
Dig into Mining is an interactive program for grades 6-8 that spotlights the value and uses of transition metals including copper, gold and molybdenum and fosters a deeper understanding of the mining industry by equipping educators, students and families with dynamic resources including a virtual field trip, interactive digital learning tools and career exploration activities.
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Give students a deeper understanding of how STEM and analytical skills are used to solve real-world problems in today's mining industry, by using these unique and engaging digital explorations. - Discovery Education

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The FBI and Donald Trump: Understanding their strange alliance is key to unpacking the Russia scandal

The FBI and Donald Trump: Understanding their strange alliance is key to unpacking the Russia scandal | New learning | Scoop.it
Once again, James Comey and the FBI have Trump's back in a crisis. An independent investigation is urgently needed
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"After Comey’s overt interference in the election and refusal to sign on to the original reports of Russian interference, it’s mind-boggling that everyone in the bureau, especially Comey himself, would not go to epic lengths to avoid even the slightest whiff of impropriety." This is very strange.

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10 Ideas for Using Comics In Your Classroom

10 Ideas for Using Comics In Your Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it
Over the last couple of months I've shared a handful of tools that students can use to create comics. I even conducted a webinar on th
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Some great tools for using comics in the classroom

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The Magic of Good Teaching

The Magic of Good Teaching | New learning | Scoop.it
  I read a wonderful post by Dean Shareski this morning.  He asked a great question that got me writing. “If next week you could provide some type direct instruction to your students, what would you teach?“ When I taught Canadian history - years before everything became so standardized - I had the luxury to…
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My response to this question - “If next week you could provide some type direct instruction to your students, what would you teach?

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hudson bay — Postimage.org

hudson bay — Postimage.org | New learning | Scoop.it
Provides free image upload and hosting integration for forums. Free picture hosting and photo sharing for websites and blogs.
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You too can support the Trumps by buying at Hudson's Bay! #grabyourwallet

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Winning Blog Strategies

Winning Blog Strategies | New learning | Scoop.it
If you have ever started a blog only to see it slide out of view, this webinar is for you. Based on ten years of blogging professionally and personally, in this interactive webinar we will look at …
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Terrific topic for a webinar - great tips available here

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Themes | MapleShot.ca

Themes | MapleShot.ca | New learning | Scoop.it
Three priorities - Reconciliation with Indigenous Canadians, Greening Canada, and Building Smarter, Safer, Kinder, Healthier and Wealthier Communities.
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One Mapleshot Theme 

How would you Build Smarter, Safer, Kinder, Healthier and Wealthier Communities (geographic or social)

#mymapleshot

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Inside Trump’s fury: The president rages at leaks, setbacks and accusations

Inside Trump’s fury: The president rages at leaks, setbacks and accusations | New learning | Scoop.it
Plans to turn a corner are derailed again as the administration is consumed by controversy.
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"Democracy Dies in Darkness" Great reporting by the Washington Post on the current Game of Thrones scenario taking place in the Trump Whitehouse.

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Draft - Focused, Collaborative Writing

Draft - Focused, Collaborative Writing | New learning | Scoop.it
Draft is a collaborative writing tool that makes you focus on writing and revising by giving users a simple interface. In Draft you won'
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"In Draft you just write. When you're ready to get feedback about your writing, you can invite someone to read your document by entering that person's email address. The person that reads your document can suggest edits."

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Keeping Our Eye on the Ball

Keeping Our Eye on the Ball | New learning | Scoop.it
Guest post by Danny Steele  Dear Principal: I suspect you’re tired. It is easy to get discouraged. Some principals may even be disillusioned. As Tim Messick noted, “Job descriptions are…
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Good article on the difficulty of being a principal in the age of compliance

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The Surprising Cities Canadians Are Leaving

The Surprising Cities Canadians Are Leaving | New learning | Scoop.it
A high cost of living is pushing some out of Canada's largest cities.
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not surprising at all, especially when you can't afford to live in Vancouver and Toronto

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Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking

Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking | New learning | Scoop.it
Obama administration officials scrambled to ensure intelligence of connections between the Trump campaign and Russian officials was preserved after they left office.
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An incredible story - "Some Obama White House officials had little faith that a Trump administration would make good on such pledges, and the efforts to preserve the intelligence continued until the administration’s final hours. This was partly because intelligence was still being collected and analyzed, but it also reflected the sentiment among many administration officials that they had not recognized the scale of the Russian campaign until it was too late."

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Analysis | Your cheat sheet to four potential investigations of Russia and President Trump

Analysis | Your cheat sheet to four potential investigations of Russia and President Trump | New learning | Scoop.it
A congressional investigation? A special congressional investigation? A special prosecutor? Let's get this sorted out.
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Four options on how any investigation into Russian ties will occur

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Five Ideas to Go Beyond SAMR

Five Ideas to Go Beyond SAMR | New learning | Scoop.it
Learn to recognize good and bad Substitution. Some teachers when they are beginning a one to one initiative feel an expectation to have students use the device all the time. Sometimes the pre-device ways are better.
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"Learn to recognize good and bad Substitution. Some teachers when they are beginning a one to one initiative feel an expectation to have students use the device all the time. Sometimes the pre-device ways are better."

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Hands-on: Samsung's new Galaxy Books are sleek and powerful Surface clones

Hands-on: Samsung's new Galaxy Books are sleek and powerful Surface clones | New learning | Scoop.it

I liked Samsung’s TabPro S quite a lot when I reviewed it last year – it was one of the better executed Surface clones I’d tried. Now the company has revealed its spiritual successors, the much more reasonably-named Galaxy Books. Specs and key features The Galaxy Book comes in two sizes: 10.6 inches and 12 …

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These look great for the classroom

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Logical Quotes - Logical and Inspirational quotes

Logical Quotes - Logical and Inspirational quotes | New learning | Scoop.it
Logical Quotes is an inspirational quotes blog, which talks about Inspirational quotes, Rumi quotes, poems, Inspirational articles for your daily inspiration and motivation.
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Really good reminder of how precarious our hold on freedom and decency really are. Quotes from 1984.

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What Would You Teach? | Ideas and Thoughts

What Would You Teach? | Ideas and Thoughts | New learning | Scoop.it

If next week you could provide some type direct instruction to your students, what would you teach?

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Great post by Dean Shareski - how would you answer this question? “If next week you could provide some type direct instruction to your students, what would you teach?

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amazon — Postimage.org

amazon — Postimage.org | New learning | Scoop.it
Provides free image upload and hosting integration for forums. Free picture hosting and photo sharing for websites and blogs.
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You too can dress like Donald Trump on Amazon!!

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