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How to Manage Google Chrome Extensions

How to Manage Google Chrome Extensions | New learning | Scoop.it
Have you ever looked at your Chrome browser and noticed an extension that you haven't used in months? If so, it might be time to disabl
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Really important to have a tool to manage extensions

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Thousands of Students Participating in #MARSchallenge Maker Project

Thousands of Students Participating in #MARSchallenge Maker Project | New learning | Scoop.it
Over 10,000 students from 329 schools officially signed up to participate in this year's MARS Challenge project. The videos, advertisements, and projects that are currently being submitted are unbelievable. Students designing their own school on Mars,
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Great idea for encouraging maker culture at your school!

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Google Forms & Sheets for Beginners

Google Forms & Sheets for Beginners | New learning | Scoop.it
Google Forms and Sheets can complete all kinds of tasks for you, if you know how to use them. Once you’ve learned the basics of Google Forms and Google Sheets you will be amazed at how these …
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PD Webinar for today at 4:00PM

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Join the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club

Join the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club | New learning | Scoop.it
Professional development for productivity, created by and for teachers, to help you trim hours off your workweek and focus on what really matters.
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very interesting network to take part in

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11 Signs You Definitely Should Quit Your Job Soon

11 Signs You Definitely Should Quit Your Job Soon | New learning | Scoop.it
If you've dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur--or in the meantime having a better job--here's why you should make that move.
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not a bad list!

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5 tech companies who had the best year in 2016

5 tech companies who had the best year in 2016 | New learning | Scoop.it
It’s that time of the year. As we approach the end of 2016, it’s important to take a step back and take a moment to reflect on all the progress we’ve accomplished over the last 12 months. 30,000 tech-heads descend on Amsterdam Join us and 30,000 others at the 12th edition of TNW Conference. Explore …
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Not any real surprises here Apple, Google, Amazon etc...

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Social Justice Projects in the Classroom

Social Justice Projects in the Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it
If we really want to empower our students and have an impact outside of the classroom, consider publishing their work online.
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"If we really want to empower our students and have an impact outside of the classroom, consider publishing their work online."

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5 Considerations for Designing Makerspaces

5 Considerations for Designing Makerspaces | New learning | Scoop.it
Read David Jakes' insights on the important considerations for designing an engaging makerspace.
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#Think maker culture, not maker space."

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Survey: Students Like Their Chromebooks

Survey: Students Like Their Chromebooks | New learning | Scoop.it
Meramec Valley R-III Middle School students had a lot to say about the new one-to-one program that gave a Chromebook laptop computer to each student.
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Great insight from students: 

“Having a computer to take home means I can look up stuff and learn how to do things any time without having to ask the teacher,” one student wrote on the end of the semester questionnaire.

“This is the best way to do homework because if I forget my math book, it’s on the website,” another student said.

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16 Overall Favorite Books of 2016

16 Overall Favorite Books of 2016 | New learning | Scoop.it
From loneliness to love to black holes, by way of Neil Gaiman, Annie Dillard, and Mary Oliver.
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From Brain Pickings - a wonderful blog that is worth supporting. Really interesting books reviewed here.

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Technology-Enhanced Items in Assessment : Learnosity Blog

Technology-Enhanced Items in Assessment : Learnosity Blog | New learning | Scoop.it
The technology behind the world's best assessment solutions. Our blog showcases industry trends, company news and product updates as well as interesting tech tips we've come across in our work.
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lots to learn on how to use TEIs in assessment at a higher level

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Technology Will Not Redefine Schools

Technology Will Not Redefine Schools | New learning | Scoop.it
Today I tweeted this article: Thoughts? – Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future — George Couros (@gcouros) December 28, 2016 As educators, we should always be aware of wha…
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"If technologies define the classroom of the future, we’ve failed. Student agency & ownership of learning must define it."

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Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016 | New learning | Scoop.it

“Take the time up front to help teachers learn the expected instructional change. The first year of a successful tech rollout should include demonstration classrooms that allow other teachers, parents, and community members to see the change expected, while teachers have access to the anticipated technology."

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“Take the time up front to help teachers learn the expected instructional change. The first year of a successful tech rollout should include demonstration classrooms that allow other teachers, parents, and community members to see the change expected, while teachers have access to the anticipated technology."

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CES 2017: 9 of the biggest trends to watch out for

CES 2017: 9 of the biggest trends to watch out for | New learning | Scoop.it
CES is the world’s biggest tech event. With nearly 200,000 attendees flooding into the Las Vegas strip for a week, the conference shines a light on much of gear we’ll be using over the years to come. We’ll be on the field covering all the biggest announcements, weird gadgets and cool new tech at the event. Here …
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Many really interesting innovations that will be introduced at CES

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Is “Hard” The Goal of Good Learning? | Ideas and Thoughts

Is “Hard” The Goal of Good Learning? | Ideas and Thoughts | New learning | Scoop.it
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Why is hard seen as good?  What is rigor?  What is its value??

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The Real Value of Google Forms, Sheets, and Add-ons

The Real Value of Google Forms, Sheets, and Add-ons | New learning | Scoop.it
The first time that I figured out how to make a quiz in Google Forms, I was hooked. Then Kern Kelley showed me how to use a spreadshee
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Love Google Forms!!

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

15 hot edtech trends for 2017 | New learning | Scoop.it
Educators and tech leaders look back on 2016; predict where edtech trends in teaching and learning will head this new year.
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"In 2017 and in 2018, we’ll see large, medium, and small publishers begin to enhance their content offerings and products in a more meaningful way, both in print and in digital."  Seeing this with Discovery Education's revision of the Science Techbook.

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30 Days of Blogging Challenge (are you in?)

30 Days of Blogging Challenge (are you in?) | New learning | Scoop.it
Blogging can be a lot of things. It can be reflecting, it can be sharing, it can be planning, it can be a how-to, it can be a call to action, it can be a
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I am going to give this a try!

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5 insights from Brené Brown’s new book, Daring Greatly, out today

5 insights from Brené Brown’s new book, Daring Greatly, out today | New learning | Scoop.it
When it came time to name her new book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, Brené harkened back to a speech that Teddy Roosevelt gave in 1910.
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"You have to know that I’m trying to be Wholehearted, but I still cuss too much, flip people off under the steering wheel, and have both Lawrence Welk and Metallica on my iPod.”

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8 teacher-loved edtech tools to try in 2017

8 teacher-loved edtech tools to try in 2017 | New learning | Scoop.it
These edtech tools are already being used with success by teachers and schools across the country, so give them a try!
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Some new tools to consider, some old standards

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The School Library as Change Agent

The School Library as Change Agent | New learning | Scoop.it
The library offers a unique opportunity for learners to shape their own experience and engage in a “learning expeditions”. Read David Jakes exploration of the great potential for libraries as change agents!
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The library-learning commons should be a major change agent in your school

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9 tech resolutions for 2017

9 tech resolutions for 2017 | New learning | Scoop.it
Another year, another declaration of resolutions. From getting healthy to volunteering more, people use the new year as a reason to start over or just plain start doing something. In fact, 45 percent of Americans usually make at least one resolution. Sadly, only a whopping eight percent will actually be successful in making said changes. …
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Some interesting apps and activity monitors to help with new year's resolutions!

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Seth's Blog: When your phone uses you

Seth's Blog: When your phone uses you | New learning | Scoop.it
Your smartphone has two jobs. On one hand, it was hired by you to accomplish certain tasks. In the scheme of things, it's a screaming bargain and a miracle. But most of the time, your phone works for corporations
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one reason I rarely answer the phone...

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7 Reasons 'Classroom Leadership' Is Better Than 'Classroom Management' {Infographic}

7 Reasons 'Classroom Leadership' Is Better Than 'Classroom Management' {Infographic} | New learning | Scoop.it
There are a number of visuals like the one above that illustrate some distinctions between a boss and a leader. I bet you can thin
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Do you want to drive people or coach them?  The answer should be obvious.

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SOS Story: Teresa Rupnik

SOS Story: Teresa Rupnik | New learning | Scoop.it
Learn how Teresa Rupnik provides students with intentional opportunities to speak and listen using the SOS: Half the Story.
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From our own OCSB teacher - Teresa Rupnik!

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