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Teaching Kids About Digital Footprints And Online Reputations

Teaching Kids About Digital Footprints And Online Reputations | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
2018 post with a printable classroom poster sharing 10 tips kids need to know about digital footprints. Find lesson ideas and activities that you can do with your students at the elementary or high school level. This post breaks down what is a digital footprint for children. Digital footprints is an important part of internet safety or cyber safety education.
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Great blog post about Digital Citizenship by @kathleen_morris

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How to Clean Your Filthy, Disgusting Laptop - The New York Times

How to Clean Your Filthy, Disgusting Laptop - The New York Times | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
ou know your laptop is filthy. You can see the dirt and grime on your keyboard. You can see that circle of skin oils on the middle of the trackpad. So when’s the last time you cleaned it?

Using a freshly cleaned laptop is almost as satisfying as getting a brand new one. The keys are clean, the screen is free of smudges and you fall in love with that three-year-old MacBook all over again. It’s also a useful skill if you buy or sell used laptops, since the previous owner doesn’t always leave them in pristine condition.

Via John Evans
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It's good to have a clean laptop. You know the ones at school are also bad. Share this with your tech team!

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Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching by Trevor MacKenzie

Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching by Trevor MacKenzie | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
By Trevor MacKenzie

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Always love reading what @trev_mackenzie writes

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The Power of Positive People - spend time with happy people!  By Tara Parker-Pope

The Power of Positive People - spend time with happy people!  By Tara Parker-Pope | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

By Tara Parker-Pope

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Happiness is a Choice.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 14, 9:04 AM

Outlook, diet, sleep  and results can all be influenced by positivity.

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How to use your iPhone or iPad as a teleprompter

How to use your iPhone or iPad as a teleprompter | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you’re speaking in front of an audience, whether a school lecture or business meeting, you know that it’s crucial to have your notes with you.

So, if you create your speech or write your notes in Pages, you can easily use your iPhone or iPad as a teleprompter. This lets you see what you plan to say without having to print your speech or transfer your notes to index cards.

Via John Evans
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Cool!I've got an App for that for our #MHTVNews TV Studio! But still, kids are asking for paper - but going paperless is always a goal of ours! Also, suggest using GSuite!

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Janet Vasil's curator insight, July 12, 9:31 AM
Good how-to for using your iPhone or iPad as a teleprompter for a smoother presentation. 
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5 Ways to Reflect, & Not Regret, Teaching!

5 Ways to Reflect, & Not Regret, Teaching! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
5 Ways to Reflect, & Not Regret, Teaching OR... Summer Thoughts for Fall Success! I love teaching! I love being a School Teache
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I might have to update this. I have some new ideas - but most of the thoughts and tips still stand.

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European controversial plans to reform copyright law back to the drawing board

European controversial plans to reform copyright law back to the drawing board | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The proposed laws, which could have required the likes of Reddit to filter content and forced a so-called link tax on firms including Google, have been sent back to the drawing board.

Via Guillaume Decugis
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As a Librarian & a #CreativeCommons advocate, this is unsettling!

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, July 6, 6:55 AM

This rejected law project targeted to amend copyright law in a very restrictive way at the request of copyright owners and publishing groups. Among its most controversial points was the limitation of the right to link to a web page - a complete nonsense in my opinion which would have been going against the very nature of the Web.

 

But apparently some people still have common sense to resist lobby groups at the European parliament. Which makes it another victory for content curators as well as a sign that online content curation is more and more established as a publishing practice. 

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Free Digital Art Museum Showcases Student Creativity via tech learning 

Free Digital Art Museum Showcases Student Creativity via tech learning  | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Artsonia Kids Art MuseumOnline art museum empowers students to exhibit, explain their workPros: Unique focus on exhibiting art (vs. other portfolio tools). The

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This is such a cool idea! You can also do this with FLICKR!

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5 Fun Reasons to Have a School Library Photo Booth

5 Fun Reasons to Have a School Library Photo Booth | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I've noticed lately that Photo booths—in all shapes and sizes—are becoming increasingly popular at events.  From fairs, communit
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5 Fun Reasons & easy idea to spark engagement & fun in your school on the CHEAP with a Photo Booth

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A brief history of magic

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest libraries. We hold over 13 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 57 million patents and 3 million sound recordings. Open to everyone, the Library also offers exhibitions, events and a Treasures Gallery that displays over 200 items, including The Lindisfarne Gospel, Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook, Shakespeare’s First Folio, lyrics by The Beatles and the world’s earliest dated printed book, Diamond Sutra.
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Read about this brilliant #HarryPotter exhibition by @julianpharrison Medieval manuscripts curator of the @britishlibrary

 

Honestly, it's been years since I've traveled to London. This beautiful and extensive exhibition. As a true Harry Potter fan, can you blame me? Now....when should I go and where shall I stay?

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I am going in November. I will be staying within walking distance of The British Library:)
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Five Googly Things Teachers Can Do This Summer

Five Googly Things Teachers Can Do This Summer | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Want to do a little bit of work while relaxing this summer? Try these five googly things to get a jump start on next year.
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GREAT Article by @diben of @TCEA !!!‏ (Still on my keynoting & speaking bucket list!) I swan #TCEA! I'm stalking you in a totally techy & non-creepy way! 

 

I've keynoted & spoken in TX! Just last summer for Dallas ISD! Just have always wanted to be invited to speak at TCEA.Gee, I hope it doesn't look to beggy to say this!

 

And if you've seen me speak or want me to come to TX, just let me know!

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Apps for Social Studies Teachers curated by Educators' tech

Apps for Social Studies Teachers curated by Educators' tech | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Love me a great list! Especially for Social Studies!

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Top 100 Education Blogs to Follow in 2018 | MyJobMag

Do you know the top education blogs everyone should follow?

When you need tips on education, where should you turn to?

Education is, without a d
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Thank you, I'm honored to be #8!

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9 New Teacher Survival Tips

9 New Teacher Survival Tips | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I occasionally get emails from followers, readers, and conference audience members asking for advice.  It's lovely! And flattering
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A deep dive long read NEW Post with some unfiltered & no-nonsense advice for NEW teachers of ALL subject areas. Also specifically for Teacher Librarians and NEW Admins, too!

 

Here are the 9+ topics:

1. Admit You're New
2. Work Smarter, Not Harder
3. Don't Count: Classroom Management
4. Pace Your Decorate
5. Practice Positivity & Passion
6. Fierce & Future Ready
7. Just Say Hello
8. One Thing
9. Respect Your IRL

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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
here is an age old adage that says “two heads are better than one.”

Consider collaboration in recent history: Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google). But did you know it was a collaborative Computer Club about basic programming at a middle school that brought together two minds that would change the future of computing?


Yes, those two were, of course, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the founders of Microsoft.

Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually.  Why is this so?

Via John Evans
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Cool!

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Strategies to Help Your Students Feel Heard - Edutopia

Strategies to Help Your Students Feel Heard - Edutopia | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
One of the many wonders of being a teacher is that we affect children’s lives both in ways we understand and in ways we can’t begin to comprehend. But many of the demands of being a teacher can eclipse the fact that students are the center of our profession. We can easily become fixated on adhering to state standards, district initiatives, and departmental guidelines while we busily attend meetings, pore over lesson plans, and grade piles of student papers.

Yet we must remain focused on the needs of our students and remember a John Hattie phrase: “A positive, caring, respectful environment is a prior condition to learning.” Regardless of how busy we are, we cannot underestimate the importance of cultivating a classroom culture in which students feel valued and respected because if our students aren’t learning, the other tasks are meaningless. And one way we can build this solid foundation for learning is to listen to our students.

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Autonomy & authenticity are very important for kids & for teachers.

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Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind

Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Stimulate your students' curiosity by encouraging valuable questions and tinkering, looking for teachable moments, and building lessons around current events and critical thinking.

Via John Evans
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Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind via @joevans

 

--Also consider adding more PBL! Autonomy to demonstrate information mastery allows kids to feel a greater sense of ownership & pride. (and engagement!)

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A New Life for Used Books –

A New Life for Used Books – | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I love working in a school library, but one of the parts of my job I have a tough time with is saying “thanks, but no thanks” to some of the donations that come in.I think most teacher…...

Via Karen Bonanno
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Inspiring!

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Smiling About Bitmoji Books

Smiling About Bitmoji Books | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
My favorite avatar creator Bitmoji , which I've been blogging about since 2015 (links to those posts below) has recently added a fe
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My latest blog post about the new @Bitmoji cartoons featuring books and how I pasted a smile on their faces!

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8 highlights from ISTE via Kasey Bell @ShakeUpLearning #ISTE

8 highlights from ISTE via Kasey Bell @ShakeUpLearning #ISTE | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The biggest edtech conference in the world, ISTE, took place in Chicago this year, and y'all, it did NOT disappoint! Here are 8 Things I Don't Want You to Miss From ISTE 2018.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Love Kasey Bell! If you were #NotAtISTE like me, this is a must read. Even if you were there, Kasey has curated highlights!

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Consequences of the New Digital Childhood - Balance is key (for parents too!) by MATTHEW LYNCH

Consequences of the New Digital Childhood - Balance is key (for parents too!) by MATTHEW LYNCH | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
BY MATTHEW LYNCH

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Good read!

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Little Libertarians on the Prairie: The Hidden Politics Behind a Children’s Classic

Little Libertarians on the Prairie: The Hidden Politics Behind a Children’s Classic | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
On the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birth, learn about her secret collaborator on the popular “Little House on the Prairie” books and her Libertarian Party connections.
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Interesting take. Will keep these in my library. They reflect a time and place and I loved them as a young girl.

 

I also loved Nancy Drew and CS Lewis.  Later I loved Stephen King, Tolkein, and Agatha Christie.

 

Books that have controversial themes and that reflect the societal norms of the time in which they were written are good discussion points. Librarians, educators, and parents should take this as a teachable moment.

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Making a Killing in Virtual Real Estate - Bloomberg

Making a Killing in Virtual Real Estate - Bloomberg | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Digital 1,100-square-foot plots in Genesis City are selling for as much as $200,000.
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Ahhh! And I think of all the thousands of dollars (don't tell me Mum) that I spent in Second Life -- eh wot ljdougherty?

 

But it was SOOooo pretty! It was the most visually stimulating environment I ever experienced besides the Louvre & the British Museum.

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Now You and Your Students Can Create Quizzes in Kahoot's Mobile App via @rmbyrne

Now You and Your Students Can Create Quizzes in Kahoot's Mobile App via @rmbyrne | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Kahoot has released a major update to their free mobile apps . As of this morning you can now create a Kahoot game within the free app

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Who doesn't love Kahoot?

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60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings - Edutopia

60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings - Edutopia | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.

Via John Evans
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I like this idea!

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