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Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu - The Digital Shift

Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu - The Digital Shift | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Way cool! Love me some Skype but also love me some Google+Hangouts!

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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.

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I like this idea!

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Do you and your students understand  -  copyright issues and Creative Commons? by  DIANA GILL

Do you and your students understand  -  copyright issues and Creative Commons? by  DIANA GILL | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Love me some Creative Commons!

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Guest Bloggers

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This blog is intended to give helpful tips and tricks for incorporating technology into your classroom.
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This is brilliant! I've only had a couple Guest Bloggers on my blog - but I get commercial asks all the time. But this...this is well, as I said Brilliant! Dear @JGTechieTeacher would you mind if I stole the idea?

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10 End Of Year Blogging Activities –

10 End Of Year Blogging Activities – | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here are ten blogging activities that you could weave into your end of year program. We've provided lots of ideas and resources to keep things stress-free at this busy time!
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We were SO honored to be mentioned in this article! PS. We're in #10!

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Summer Reading 2018

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The Summer Reading List is Here!  I can't believe it's that time of year again! Time to share our Summer Reading List with you!
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Summer Reading List 2018 by @hcpsslibmed & @HoCo_Library Librarians + a confession: I have issues. Shocker. (OK, not really)

+ A link to a great @Edublogger article:

10 End Of Year Blogging Activities
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Summer Reading List 2018 | The MHMS Daring School Library Blog

Summer Reading List 2018 | The MHMS Daring School Library Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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I have issues. I admit it. I saw that the official PDF had Comic Sans on it and I had to cover it up. The ironic thing, is that I wanted to be on this committee this year (I've done it before) but our testing schedule & an unexpected Admin long term absence made me feel like I was needed back at the ranch. But here I go & use PicMonkey to match a font for every category and save it as a combined jpeg. I'm telling you, it's a sickness! I'm not proud!

But I HATE COMIC SANS!!!! Full stop. 

Anyway, take, use, share!

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PBS "design squad global" -  6 or 12 week design clubs - resources

PBS "design squad global" -  6 or 12 week design clubs - resources | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
PBS Learning Media Home Page

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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COOL! Thanks @pbsteachers, @PBSLrnMedia, & my beloved @Thinkportmpt!! ‏

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Are You an "Unconventional" Teacher? Here's How to Silence the Haters

Are You an "Unconventional" Teacher? Here's How to Silence the Haters | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Are you considered an unconventional teacher? Does your style sometimes bring on the haters? You do you, boo. Here's some advice.
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GREAT Insight into How to Handle the Haters!

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The Top 10 Ways Blogs And WordPress Are Used In Schools –

The Top 10 Ways Blogs And WordPress Are Used In Schools – | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wondering how blogs and other WordPress sites are used in schools? Here’s a rundown of ten of the most common ways blogs are used by teachers and students, along with examples.
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Top 10 Ways Blogs And WordPress Are Used In Schools by @Edublogs – We're SO honored to be mentioned! Got some great new blogs to follow, too!  Pretty cool, right?

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'Harry Potter' books celebrate 20th anniversary with new cover art

'Harry Potter' books celebrate 20th anniversary with new cover art | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This year is the 20th anniversary of the American publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and to mark the occasion, Scholastic has tapped children’s book author/illustrator Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) to design new jackets for J.K. Rowling's blockbuster series.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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I still LOVE the #grandpre covers! For Life!
#HarryPotter

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 18, 6:31 PM

How many children learned to love reading because of Harry Potter?  Real magic.

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Create your own Google logo for Earth Day | CS First

Create your own Google logo for Earth Day | CS First | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Create your own Google logo for Earth Day
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Create your own Google logo for #EarthDay & #EarthWeek Apr 15-22 w/ #CODING #Scratch & the @World_Wildlife

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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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How Important Is Writing by Hand in This Digital Age?

How Important Is Writing by Hand in This Digital Age? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Given the opportunity to take notes by hand or on the computer, most students choose the latter. After all, modern technology offers plenty of benefits for writers.... Convenience, however, doesn’t trump old-fashioned writing by hand when it comes to learning. Writing by hand has benefits that technology has not been able to reproduce – yet."


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I'm guilty of this.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 6, 12:59 AM

This is interesting. 

Atelier Canopé 72 - Le Mans's curator insight, June 6, 4:39 AM
Le premier outil de l'homme, c'est sa main.
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Why LGBTQ teachers like Stacy Bailey must fight to be out in the classroom.

Why LGBTQ teachers like Stacy Bailey must fight to be out in the classroom. | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Difference exists, is fine, and kids need to know it.
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As an ally to all my #LGBTQIA kids & colleagues this article is both inspiring & unsettling. I'm glad  that my district is more progressive.

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6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As avid lovers of literature, teachers often find themselves wanting to impart every bit of knowledge about a well-loved text to their students. And this is not just an ELA issue—other disciplines also often focus on the content of a text. However, teaching reading skills in English classes and across the disciplines is an almost guaranteed way to help students retain content. Unfortunately, the tendency to focus on the content is a real enemy to the ultimate goal of building reading skills.

Without a repertoire of reading strategies that can be applied to any text, students are being shortchanged in their education. In order to teach students to read effectively, teachers must be sure that they are not simply suppliers of information on a particular text but also instructors of techniques to build reading skills. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate reading skills lessons into a curriculum.

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These are really great!

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Beaufort County: Local Library Makes a Big Impact for Students

Beaufort County: Local Library Makes a Big Impact for Students | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Beaufort County Library saw a need to provide Wi-Fi for students when they discovered students sitting in their parking lot after hours. Check out how this public library is making a difference in the Homework Gap.
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This is just SO COOL!

"The Beaufort County Library has partnered with Beaufort County, Beaufort County School District, Verizon Wireless and Kajeet to expand the reach and benefits of free access to the internet to underserved youth and communities by continuing the SmartSpot Education Broadband Program, which enables families to borrow a mobile SmartSpot device for free from the Library for a sustained period of time. "

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Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk

Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We need to talk. I'm seeing other people. I know I've been distant lately.  In fact, we never really talked about why I walked awa
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Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk
It's not me. It's YOU.
You're slutty, needy, and unreliable.
And I'm Seeing OTHER PEOPLE.

Like Twitter
or...
OMGosh, I swan, 7 years ago I think I may have predicted this whole #FACEBOOK Snafu! I kinda forgot I wrote this!

[drops mic]

 

Hey, Tom of MySpace? --- call me! ;-) I know it was a while ago, but like you were my first and it would fun to catch up!

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Force Copy: The G-Suite Tip Every Teacher Needs To Know by Lisa Neilsen

Force Copy: The G-Suite Tip Every Teacher Needs To Know by Lisa Neilsen | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You know those simple tech tips that make a big difference? For me it was learning Ctrl+K is the shortcut to hyperlink a word. I use this one constantly. I'm

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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OMGosh, I LOVE GSuite Tips! AND I found #GSuiteEdu hashtag! LIFE is just a little bit sweeter!

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5 Great Gmail Add-ons for Teachers curated by Educators' technology

5 Great Gmail Add-ons for Teachers 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)
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It's always interesting to find a way to amp up your go-to tool!

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Instructional Technology and School Library Media

Instructional Technology and School Library Media | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Always good to see that your state aligns with global ISTE norms. 

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The Top 10 Ways Blogs And WordPress Are Used In Schools –

The Top 10 Ways Blogs And WordPress Are Used In Schools – | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wondering how blogs and other WordPress sites are used in schools? Here’s a rundown of ten of the most common ways blogs are used by teachers and students, along with examples.
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Top 10 Ways Blogs & WordPress Are Used In Schools - We're #7! & Super Honored to be featured in this! Thanks, @Edublogs!

 

 

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