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The Future of Education is Unstructured Learning, and Here's Why

The Future of Education is Unstructured Learning, and Here's Why | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Unstructured learning is an authentic real-world way of learning. That’s because the real world itself doesn’t have neat compartments or set disciplines for success. It demands adaptability, patience, and a willingness to learn and to use what is learned in the moment. Most of all, it requires us to take full responsibility for what we learn.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 26, 2017 8:36 AM

“El aprendizaje no estructurado ocurre cuando dejamos que los estudiantes jueguen sin una guía para que puedan sacar conclusiones por sí mismos. Sin embargo, todavía este tipo de aprendizaje requiere del apoyo del maestro, particularmente en las primeras etapas del proceso. Esto sucede en forma de diseño de escenarios, desarrollo de plantillas, formulación de preguntas orientadoras, etc. Al final, sin embargo, todos estos métodos están diseñados para apoyar y guiar a los estudiantes mientras caminan felices a través de lo desconocido”. (Global Digital Citizen Foundation, 2017)

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 4, 8:57 AM
Unstructured learning is an authentic real-world way of learning. That’s because the real world itself doesn’t have neat compartments or set disciplines for success. It demands adaptability, patience, and a willingness to learn and to use what is learned in the moment. Most of all, it requires us to take full responsibility for what we learn.

 

It’s time to play and to let go of rigid teaching in favour of unstructured learning. For this to happen, teachers have to foster trust in their students. They have to be willing to take a step back and put a little slack on the reins of traditional pedagogy. In short, we need to let things get a little messy. Ease into it—it’s a bold step and it will transform everything.

 

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https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=modern-education

 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 5, 8:14 AM

Unstructured learning brings real to your workshops and classroom. Its not YOU the teacher doing all the presenting but its about guiding and facilitating people through real world problems and allowing them to innovate,apply principles ,models  and come to their own conclusions. Just like there are many ways to lead and sell there are many ways to learn ... 

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How to transform schools into Learning Organisations?

How to transform schools into Learning Organisations? | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Schools nowadays are required to learn faster than ever before in order to deal effectively with the growing pressures of a rapidly changing environment. Many schools however, look much the same today as they did a generation ago, and too many teachers are not developing the pedagogies and practices required to meet the diverse needs of 21st-century learners.

In response, a growing body of scholars, educators and policy makers around the world is making the case that schools should be re-conceptualised as “learning organisations” that can react more quickly to changing external environments, embrace innovations in internal organisation, and ultimately improve student outcomes. Despite strong support for and the intuitive appeal of the school as a learning organisation, relatively little progress has been made in advancing the concept, either in research or practice. This lack of progress partly stems from a lack of clarity or common understanding of the school as learning organisation.

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schools should be re-conceptualised as “learning organisations” that can react more quickly to changing external environments, embrace innovations in internal organisation, and ultimately improve student outcomes.
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How to transform schools into Learning Organisations
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Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong | Knowledge Quest

Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong | Knowledge Quest | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Angie Miller writes: "The premise of a library lies at the intersection of truth and justice. It is the heart of the school where all are welcome and safe, where needs are met and potentials challenged."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 10, 2017 2:36 PM

Oh, preach it, Angie! I loved this post, mainly for affirming what I've been doing (and sometimes not doing) in my library. Thinking about your library as a student-centered space should drive all your decisions about what's essential. I bend many rules, but I'm confident that if they are decisions that benefit students, I'm doing my job!

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8 of The Best Web Tools for Taking Students On Virtual Field Trips - EdTech & mLearning

8 of The Best Web Tools for Taking Students On Virtual Field Trips - EdTech & mLearning | School Libraries | Scoop.it
he Internet has brought the entire world right into our own homes. The world’s knowledge is just a click away. Our students have benefitted and continue to benefit from the wonders of the web in their own learning. Virtual field trips, the topic of our post today, is one simple example of how the web technologies have tremendously transformed learning and teaching. Without leaving their own desks and right from within their classroom, students get to visit popular world museums, explore ancient monuments in Egypt and Rome, tour major cities in the world using web tools that are readily available either for free or at a cheap cost. The collection we have for you today features an updated list of some of the best web technologies you can use with your students for virtual field trips. Check them out and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.

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Why Teachers & School Librarians Should Unite!

Why Teachers & School Librarians Should Unite! | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Middle school librarian Rachel Grover's favorite role is instructional partner, working with teachers across disciplines to extend and enhance the curriculum.

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365 Creative Writing Prompts - ThinkWritten

365 Creative Writing Prompts - ThinkWritten | School Libraries | Scoop.it
If you want to become a better writer, the best thing you can do is practice writing every single day. But we know sometimes it can be hard to think of what to write about! So we put together this list of 365 creative writing prompts to give you something to write about daily. Whether you write short stories, poems, or like to keep a journal – these will stretch your imagination and give you some ideas on what to write about!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 29, 2016 12:10 PM

Prompts are useful. I'm more comfortable using writing prompts if I know my students can generate a prompt of their own.  One way to promote this skills is to always offer students the option to come up with their own prompt.

April Laramey's curator insight, December 13, 2016 9:26 PM

Prompts are useful. I'm more comfortable using writing prompts if I know my students can generate a prompt of their own.  One way to promote this skills is to always offer students the option to come up with their own prompt.

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What the Heck is Inquiry-Based Learning?

What the Heck is Inquiry-Based Learning? | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Teachers use inquiry-based learning to combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement. Check out these four steps for creating inquiry-based curriculum.
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 12, 2016 2:54 PM
We have all heard that Inquiry-Based Learning is a way to ignite curiosity, improve engagement, and generating excitement about learning. But...how do we do it? Is it as simple as asking the right questions or is there more to it? This article gives you some concrete steps to creating an Inquiry Based classroom - and, let's face it, the library is the ORIGINAL Inquiry-Based classroom, right? How do YOU model curiosity? What driving questions can YOU come up with?
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The Future of Education: We Need People Who Can 'Make' Things

The Future of Education: We Need People Who Can 'Make' Things | School Libraries | Scoop.it
HundrED is a global, non-profit project aiming to bring together a vision of education for the next 100 years, collecting 100 innovations fro

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Part 1: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Connecting Project Based Learning (PBL)

Part 1: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Connecting Project Based Learning (PBL) | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Welcome to a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. You will discover around one hundred resources in this series along with some great ideas for finding student success.  Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a…

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 13, 2016 10:08 AM
This is part 1 of a planned series on STEM, STEAM, and Makers. There is a promised "over 100 resources" that will be explained and revealed over the course of this series. Media Specialists will find it well worth the time to read this series and be prepared to support these efforts. There is an intimate connection that can be made between PBL and Inquiry Based Learning that media specialists' can lead. There is an option to subscribe to the posts through RSS and it would be a good idea to sign up. What new ideas will YOU get from this series?
Susannah Wood's curator insight, July 13, 2016 2:49 PM
Not specific to gifted education, but I am a big fan and practitioner of PBLs - 2nd year school counseling students you will see this in the spring of 2017!
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Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition

Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Do you know the answer to the next simple question? "What do you know about web 2.0 technology?" What's so interesting about this video, is the simple fact that none of these so called digital natives are familiar with the term web 2.0. Although they never had a life without technology, they just don't know…

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Becky Christensen's comment, July 15, 2016 8:52 AM
This article gives me hope that someday the Internet will be a real resource for specific information without the mountains of unnecessary information that doesn't really apply to my searches.
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Edinson Uriarte's curator insight, November 14, 2016 8:25 AM

Do you know the answer to the next simple question? "What do you know about web 2.0 technology?" What's so interesting about this video, is the simple fact that none of these so called digital natives are familiar with the term web 2.0.

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Instructional Coaches | LEARNing To LEARN | Professional Development

Instructional Coaches | LEARNing To LEARN | Professional Development | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Instructional Coaches:

 

1. Provide job-embedded professional development.
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2. Model and demonstrate highly-effective, best practices.
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3. Offer non-evaluative, objective feedback on a regular basis.
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4. Create an environment where student needs drive professional development.
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5. Offer guidance and feedback at the exact time teachers need it most - in the classroom.
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6. Inspire teachers to try new learning strategies and/or tools.
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7. Facilitate the transition from teacher-centered to learner-driven classrooms.
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8. Are site-based teacher-leaders who support both students and their teachers.
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9. Collaborate with teachers in order to engage students in innovative ways.
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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 23, 2015 8:46 PM

Instructional Coaches:


1. Provide job-embedded professional development.
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2. Model and demonstrate highly-effective, best practices.
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3. Offer non-evaluative, objective feedback on a regular basis.
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4. Create an environment where student needs drive professional development.
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5. Offer guidance and feedback at the exact time teachers need it most - in the classroom.
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6. Inspire teachers to try new learning strategies and/or tools.
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7. Facilitate the transition from teacher-centered to learner-driven classrooms.
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8. Are site-based teacher-leaders who support both students and their teachers.
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9. Collaborate with teachers in order to engage students in innovative ways.
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Marinela Daniela's curator insight, December 25, 2015 1:26 PM

#sceuned15

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#sceuned15.

 

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:49 PM

Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:28 PM

Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 19, 2015 5:31 PM

#Google #Education #Apps

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Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Jackie GERSTEIN: I absolutely love planning lessons from scratch.  I just got a job teaching technology units for a summer camp for elementary age students. I can design and teach whatever I want – planning for a different theme each week. Some of the themes I am planning are: Expanding and Showing Your Personal Interests Through Blogging, Photos, and Videos; Coding and Creating Online Games; Tinkering and Making – Simple Robotics; Hacking Your Notebook; and Creating Online Comics, Newspapers, and Magazines.  I have begun the process of planning these classes through reflecting on what the lessons will look like.


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Diseñando creativamente...Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To L... | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 20, 2015 3:45 PM

I like the comment that suggest also adding "Do they care?"

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 24, 2015 4:57 PM

more questions uoon which to reflect when designing lessons

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On the Level by Donalyn Miller

On the Level by Donalyn Miller | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Donalyn Miller writes: "Restricting children’s reading choices to books that fit within their reading level warps children’s positive reading identity development and their perceptions of what reading is. Requiring students to read books “at their level” at all times limits children’s reading choices and derails intrinsic motivation to read, which is driven by interest, choice, and reader’s purpose—not reading level."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 16, 2017 8:57 PM

Share this with every administrator in your school district! 

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Librarians Lets Be Digitally Awesome – Jane Cowell – Medium

Librarians Lets Be Digitally Awesome – Jane Cowell – Medium | School Libraries | Scoop.it
If you go to the UK Joint Information Systems Committee definition for digital literacy it defines it as ‘Those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital…

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What is the experience our students tell others about their time in school?

What is the experience our students tell others about their time in school? | School Libraries | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from Jeff Bezos (CEO and founder of Amazon) and the annual letter to his shareholders: “Jeff, what does Day 2 look like?” That’s a question I just got at our most r…

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Teacher PD: Purposeful Tinkering and Application | #ProfessionalDevelopment #TEACHerTraining 

Teacher PD: Purposeful Tinkering and Application | #ProfessionalDevelopment #TEACHerTraining  | School Libraries | Scoop.it
As a preface to this post, my belief is that deep learning does not occur through sit and get. Deep learning occurs through experiential, authentic, interactive, collaborative instructional processes.  If deep learning is desired for teacher professional development, then it should reflect best practices for teaching and learning. Professional learning must focus on creating safe…

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 1, 2017 5:37 AM
As a preface to this post, my belief is that deep learning does not occur through sit and get. Deep learning occurs through experiential, authentic, interactive, collaborative instructional processes.  If deep learning is desired for teacher professional development, then it should reflect best practices for teaching and learning. Professional learning must focus on creating safe…

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, March 3, 2017 3:04 AM
Allow teachers to tinker...
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Blogs-Tips and Tricks

Blogs-Tips and Tricks | School Libraries | Scoop.it
. . YOU created your blog, WHAT to take care about now!? . SO, you created a blog; hopefully you did read my advice on my previous blog posts. Let us have a look back on those blog posts and finding out WHAT WE can do BETTER to have success in the internet blogging community:…

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Having only recently for the first time taken up Blogging for an assessment item, I have become aware of its benefits in the classroom.  This diagram shows more ways in which it can be useful than I originally had realised and as such, I have now decided that adding a reflective Blog into my teaching will be of benefit to the students.  The ability to be in connection with others worldwide, will open students up to new possibilities.  I hope also then, that my Blogs and my students Blogs will benefit the wider community also.  I am reminded though that I need to ensure that the online environment that my students are involved in is a safe environment.

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A Model for Teacher Development: Precursors to Change

A Model for Teacher Development: Precursors to Change | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Teachers need to receive training on models of change. Teachers should be trained in identifying their own professional development needs based on their classroom performance, areas that they aren’t performing up to par based on their own personal self-assessments as well as feedback from students, colleagues, and supervisors followed by intentional processes to help make positive changes in their work environments.

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 13, 2016 4:06 AM
Um possível modelo de desenvolvimento pessoal dos docentes.
GwynethJones's curator insight, August 13, 2016 12:00 PM

Interesting!

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, August 13, 2016 10:21 PM

Readiness to ICT driven learning tools and services is very important, I must add.

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Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom

Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Use design thinking (brainstorming, prototyping, testing, building, and reflecting) to co-create your classroom environment with the students who will be learning in it.
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 29, 2016 12:07 PM
As is often the case, this article is written by a classroom teacher about her classroom experience but there are some powerful things being said that correlates to librarians and libraries. What if you changed up your orientation and had students help you organize/design the space? What would that look like in a library? How would students accessorize your shelves or the walls or other displays? Design-thinking strategies can be an excellent way to give students a voice in their learning space, help them with teamwork, and get them to think about how they learn. How can YOU use design-thinking in your library?
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37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom | School Libraries | Scoop.it
37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom (Great ideas.

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Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go!

Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go! | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go! You’ve seen the Facebook posts. You’ve seen the headlines, you’ve heard about it in conversation, and you may have seen groups of teens an
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You'd have to be living under a rock to have not heard anything about the Pokemon Go! phenomenon. You can be sure that when kids head back to school it will be a hot topic, too! So what's the buzz all about? What is this thing, anyway? Thanks to @galaxybookjockey you'll be "in the know" in no time. Now, if you'll excuse me I'm looking for Squirtle...
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 14, 2016 11:40 AM
You'd have to be living under a rock to have not heard anything about the Pokemon Go! phenomenon. You can be sure that when kids head back to school it will be a hot topic, too! So what's the buzz all about? What is this thing, anyway? Thanks to @galaxybookjockey you'll be "in the know" in no time. Now, if you'll excuse me I'm looking for Squirtle...
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These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development

These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Leaving your comfort zone is one of the best decisions you can make. If you are not sure, these 10 things which happen afterward will surely convince you.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

 


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, December 18, 2015 9:35 PM

Interesting insights? What do you think?

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 19, 2015 8:45 AM

For both students and teachers.

GwynethJones's curator insight, December 20, 2015 3:41 PM

If it feels uncomfortable - you're on the right track!

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10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer

10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer | School Libraries | Scoop.it
You've reached the time of year that EVERY teacher dreams of from the first day of school: summer break. Now, as you pack your bags and head for that

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jbcassidy's curator insight, July 23, 2015 8:48 AM

Gotta get going on some of these digital tools! Amazing possibilities!

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 2015 5:03 PM

#EdTech #TechEd #STEM #DigitalLearning