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New Harry Potter Covers by Kazu Kibuishi | GeekDad | Wired.com

New Harry Potter Covers by Kazu Kibuishi | GeekDad | Wired.com | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Scholastic announced this morning that there are new covers coming for the Harry Potter series, illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi, to celebrate Harry's 15th anniversary.
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High Rez Version of the New Harry Potter Covers  by Kazu Kibuishi @boltcity| via @jonathanhliu---OK, LOVE LOVE LOVE these and I didn't think I would! I have (shameful sentimental) PURIST leanings!

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Coding & Computational Thinking in the Classroom | TeachOntario

Coding & Computational Thinking in the Classroom | TeachOntario | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wallwin emphasizes that teachers are not expected to be coding experts in her classrooms. “We want them to begin the journey as co-learners with their students. We don’t ask that they be coders, we ask that they be learners!” She has been amazed at the mindset students develop as they practice computational thinking. One grade 2 Beardmore Public School student commented on the frequency of errors, growth mindset and subsequent learning: “You mess up all the time because you don’t know, but you debug.”

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Great extension ideas!

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Great extension ideas!

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Ten Creative Alternatives to Showing Movies Before the Break - John Spencer @spncerideas

Ten Creative Alternatives to Showing Movies Before the Break - John Spencer @spncerideas | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Let’s just put it out there. December is exhausting for teachers. The days are shorter. The weather grows colder and (at least here in Oregon) wetter. Students are anxious — whether it’s a buzzing excitement for vacation or a sense of dread that some kids feel in homes that are unsafe during the holidays.

And teachers are tired. They’re tired of redirecting behaviors and tired of the mid-year pressure of the test and simply tired of the sheer energy it takes to be a teacher.

It’s no wonder that so many teachers begin playing holiday movies around this time of year. They want to create a sense of fun and escape and enjoyment, and a motion picture promises exactly that. Maybe that’s okay. Maybe that’s a part of creating a culture of joy. So, please don’t read this post as a slam on teachers showing movies before the break. If this is a part of a positive classroom culture, keep doing it. This isn’t meant to be a guilt trip or a rant or a “you’re doing this wrong” post. This is meant to be a yes/and post offering other options.

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Although you can't beat Lion, Witch, & the Wardrobe OR Princess Bride!

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Unleashing Your Inner Rock Star: Advice and Tips from Award-Winning Librarians | School Library Connection

Unleashing Your Inner Rock Star: Advice and Tips from Award-Winning Librarians | School Library Connection | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Whether you are a new school librarian or a veteran, chances are you have admired the success … Unleashing Your Inner Rock Star: Advice and Tips from Award-Winning LibrariansRead More »
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Was very honored to have been interviewed for this article. Though some was left out (I'll post it all on my blog) I hope what comes out most is that it's ALWAYS -- Kids FIRST!!!

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5 Ways I Screwed up (and Fixed) Project Based Learning in My Classroom - Cooper on Curriculum

5 Ways I Screwed up (and Fixed) Project Based Learning in My Classroom - Cooper on Curriculum | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
About a month ago I was chatting with a colleague who was inspired to implement project based learning (PBL) in her classroom, took it upon herself to do so, and her first attempt at it was a complete flop. While talking with her about what took place, she mentioned how many bloggers and writers (including …

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OMGosh, too funny! I HEART PBL when it's done right.

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Ever done PBL Online?

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Explore Google Earth’s Brown Bear Livecams - by Diana Benner

Explore Google Earth’s Brown Bear Livecams - by Diana Benner | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
by Diana Benner

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LOVE live cams for Science classes & student engagement!

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How To Embed Pinterest Boards And Pins On Your Blog

How To Embed Pinterest Boards And Pins On Your Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Pinterest has become increasingly popular with educators in recent years. This post explains how to embed either pins or boards into your blog posts, pages or sidebar in just a few steps.
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A teacher just asked me how to do this and I was all like "Zoinks! Ruh roh!" (insert Scooby Don't know sound) But God Bless @edublogs -- they have a blog post on that! W000t! Saved by the good people of Edublogs & @kathleen_morris!

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22 Powerful Closure Activities

22 Powerful Closure Activities | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Too many university supervisors and administrators criticize the absence of lesson closure, the activity that ends a lesson and creates a lasting impression. Like contracting your bicep at the top of a dumbbell curl, closure squeezes an extra oomph into a lesson. Find 22 closure strategies in this article by Todd Finley.
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Cool closing activities to wrap up a lesson or get a baseline assessment of information mastery.

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Get Animated, Literally - NEA Today

Get Animated, Literally - NEA Today | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Have you fallen in love with Bitmoji? This fun, free app can be used to transform and animate your professional life and classroom.

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Have you fallen in love with Bitmoji? This fun, free app can be used to transform and animate your professional life and classroom. -- Here's how!

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Fact or Fiction Poster - New Products - Posters - ALA Store

Fact or Fiction Poster - New Products - Posters - ALA Store | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};Help users weed out fake news stories and promote critical thinking with this new poster identifying nine tips for evaluating information. With the proliferation of fake news today, these materials show ways users can examine social and news media more carefully to avoid hoaxes and misinformation. Special thanks to author Joanna M. Burkhardt, professor and head librarian at the University of Rhode Island (URI) branch libraries in Providence and Narragansett.13" x 38"
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Great poster for kiddos to learn about FAKE NEWS! 

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Janet Vasil's curator insight, October 5, 2:55 PM
Fight Fake News: These media literacy posters help children sort fact from fiction.
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The One Fail-Safe Classroom Management Strategy That Always Works

The One Fail-Safe Classroom Management Strategy That Always Works | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dominque Smith reveals the one single classroom management strategy that can work in any learning environment in this article featured on TeachThought.

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Always worth the effort.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, September 16, 11:03 PM
Yes, life is about establishing, nurturing, and working through relationships. No surprises here.
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Yes, life is about establishing, nurturing, and working through relationships. No surprises here.
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Educationally Speaking:Technology infused teaching

Educationally Speaking:Technology infused teaching | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technology training for teachers is tricky because skill levels vary widely so pacing a presentation can be hard to gauge. Rather than holding long professional development workshops, some schools are trying short sessions such as Tech Tuesday where one tech tip is introduced in 5 minutes and then teachers play with it for 10-15 minutes and call it a day.Some teachers in classrooms with one-to-one iPads hold Appy Hour the last hour on Friday and have a different student introduce a favorite app to the class each week. They explore together the various nuances and uses of the app by playing and creating with it.
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Educationally Speaking:Technology Infused Teaching
Thank you, @recorderonline Honored to be Mentioned.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, September 8, 10:03 AM

Educationally Speaking:Technology Infused Teaching
Thank you, @recorderonline Honored to be Mentioned.

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Fake News And Scams Are Going Around About The Deadly Storm In Texas

Fake News And Scams Are Going Around About The Deadly Storm In Texas | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Insurance scams, rumors of water shutoffs, and fake restrictions on when people can return are all bouncing around the internet.

Via Mary Reilley Clark
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So sad that this always happens when disaster strikes, SCAMS abound.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 5, 11:43 AM

Some current news and social media to share with students to demonstrate why we need to check our sources. Also why, if it sounds too good or too crazy to be true, you're probably right! (Just be aware there's an F-bomb in one of the tweets. I wouldn't share the entire article with students.)

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Get Ready for the 2017-2018 School Year! – HCPSS

Get Ready for the 2017-2018 School Year! – HCPSS | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Welcome to the new 2017-18 @HCPSS School Year! Woo hoo! Share your Back to School Shopping, OOTD, & Getting Ready for School FUN using the hashtag #HCPSSFirstDay

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5 Ways for Students to Create Multimedia eBooks

5 Ways for Students to Create Multimedia eBooks | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Writing a multimedia ebook or magazine can be a good way for students to illustrate and or further explain portions of fiction and non-fiction stories that they develop. Multimedia publishing tools that include a collaboration component can further help students as they work together with each other or with you to improve their work.

The following five platforms make it possible for students to create and publish multimedia ebooks in their web browsers.

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Great publishing ideas!

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, December 10, 2:32 PM

Great publishing ideas!

magnus sandberg's curator insight, December 11, 1:55 AM
All five look good, and its is good news (new to me at least) that Book Creator can be used in chrome
Carlos Pinheiro's curator insight, December 11, 6:43 AM
5 Ways for Students to Create Multimedia eBooks
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It’s Time to Optimize for Google As a Recommendation Engine

It’s Time to Optimize for Google As a Recommendation Engine | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Ask anyone what Google is and the most likely answer will be that it’s a search engine, which is pretty hard to argue with. The tech giant’s most important platform is called Google Search, where people type in queries and get search results in return.

Pretty conclusive stuff.

Except the nature of search is drastically changing, as Google further integrates machine learning and artificial intelligence into everything it does. We now get personalised search results based on our location, user history and content preferences. We get content recommendations popping up on our phones and alerts for the latest news, sports results and travel updates.

The further Google develops its technology, the less we find ourselves searching. Instead, Google is becoming more of a recommendation engine than a search platform – and marketers need to start optimising for this now.

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Why don't we still (officially) teach Google advanced searching strategies in schools?

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, December 10, 10:11 AM
Great to understand for your digital literacy.
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5 Reasons Why Reading Comics Will Help Your Kids Improve Their Literacy Skills - GeekDad

5 Reasons Why Reading Comics Will Help Your Kids Improve Their Literacy Skills - GeekDad | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Babies start reading by recognizing pictures, and then continue their love of stories by progressively improving their pattern recognition and visual skills. You can start reading to your kid even before he or she is born! Picture books are a favorite for this very reason, and from a classic board book like Eric Carle′s The Very Hungry Caterpillar to a comic board book like Wonder Woman ABCs, comics can be around from the very start.

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My kiddos LOVE Comics!

Article by @GeekDads blog

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Joëlle Klein's curator insight, November 13, 6:31 AM

Un article intéressant sur les BD

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Is someone slowing down your Internet? Find out right now.

Is someone slowing down your Internet? Find out right now. | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It'll help protect Net Neutrality.

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I trust Luke to always give me the latest in tech info!

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10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love!

10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

If your classroom is far from a 1:1 environment (more like 1:32), it can be hard to find great technology projects that really work. Here are some simple tech tools students can use to create awesome projects.


Via Nik Peachey, Stewart-Marshall, Dean J. Fusto
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Great ideas for tech collaboration! Reel 'em in! 

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 16, 2016 11:37 AM

Some nice suggestions here.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, November 18, 2016 5:46 AM

Muy recomendado!!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 5, 3:21 AM
Love these!
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5 Fab Ways to Animate Your EduLife!

5 Fab Ways to Animate Your EduLife! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This article was published in NEA Today Magazine - pages 18-20 - and also posted on the NEA Today Website  5 Fab Ways to Animate You
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5 Easy animated & graphic ways to leverage the power of the Bitmoji in your business, school, classroom, or library!

 

Also featured in NEA Today Magazine pages 18-21

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Google Drive: Star Your Documents - via @alicekeeler

Google Drive: Star Your Documents - via @alicekeeler | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Star Documents in Your Google Drive Is your Google Drive a mess? Now that we have students doing digital work it gets extra muddy as our Google Drive also is full of student work with the same titles as our original documents. Star Anything You Will Come Back To One simple way to find things …

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I just started doing this! LOVE the feature!

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The Power of Admitting What We Don’t Know

The Power of Admitting What We Don’t Know | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A few months into the school year, I asked her how it was going. “You know, I decided to be a learner alongside the students for the content where I feel I have less expertise. I work more as a facilitator when that content comes around, and question and probe with the students. I think they’re learning more than they would have if I was doing more direct instruction and had more content expertise. Go figure!”


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Saying to someone "I don't know" is oddly freeing and liberating! Esp. when you can say that to your kiddos! But I try to always follow up with "But I'm gonna try and find out - let's discover together"

 

Confession: There are some  websites, devices, and technologies that I do not want to learn...and that's OK! I don't have to be the expert on everything -- and I can't!

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Library blankets for the win

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Reblogged from Lib-Innovation

I've had a number of emails recently asking after our blankets in the
library at the University of York, so I thought I'd blog about them.

Getting blankets for the library is probably one of the best things I've
ever done in libraryland, honestly.  It took alm
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Always love a NED Potter library idea!

Follow him on Twitter

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Melissa Williams's curator insight, September 29, 8:02 AM
A fabulous idea from the library at my alma mater!  Going to do it.
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32 Educational Websites Organized by Content Area curated by Educators' Technology

32 Educational Websites Organized by Content Area curated by Educators' Technology | 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) , Joyce Valenza
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Curated lists are so helpful. Esp. if Dr. Joyce Valenza thinks it's a good list!

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David Baker's curator insight, September 18, 7:23 PM
Multiple sites support strong application in schools.
Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, September 21, 1:45 PM
Excelente recopilación. Siempre hay algo nuevo para probar
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 27, 2:20 AM
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BrainPop Digital Resources

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LOVE Me some BrainPop --- Love even more FREE Stuff!

 

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Turn Students into Fact-Finding Web Detectives - Common Sense 

Turn Students into Fact-Finding Web Detectives - Common Sense  | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Can the web be your students' best tool in the fight against falsehood?


From viral memes to so-called "fake news," the web is overflowing with information -- true, false, and everything in between. For many kids, this makes the web a challenging place to find credible and reliable sources. So what's the best way to help your students use the web effectively as a fact-checking tool? Here you'll find tips, resources, and practical advice on helping students find credible information online.


Via John Evans
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Kids as research "detectives! From viral memes to so-called "fake news," the web is overflowing with information -- true, false, and everything in between."

 

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