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Slavery and the American University | by Alex Carp | NYR Daily

Slavery and the American University | by Alex Carp | NYR Daily | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The first enslaved African in Massachusetts was the property of the schoolmaster of Harvard. Yale funded its first graduate-level courses and its first scholarship with the rents from a small slave plantation it owned in Rhode Island. The scholarship’s first recipient went on to found Dartmouth, and a later grantee co-founded the College of New Jersey, known today as Princeton. From their very beginnings, the American university and American slavery have been intertwined, but only recently are we beginning to understand how deeply.
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The first enslaved African in Massachusetts was the property of @Harvard’s schoolmaster & MORE! #BlackHistoryMonth

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8 Elements Found in Classrooms of Innovative Educators by Lisa @InnovativeEdu

8 Elements Found in Classrooms of Innovative Educators by Lisa @InnovativeEdu | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
George Couros tells us, if we want innovative students, we need innovative educators. Do you qualify? In his book, The Innovator’s Mindset, Couros challenges educators to consider whether they empower students to wonder, to explore–and to become forward-thinking leaders? He does this in part by providing eight things to look for in your classroom.  

Via John Evans
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I adore Lisa's work! She's amazing  & a great follow~ @InnovativeEdu

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To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Higher-level thinking has been a core value of educators for decades. We learned about it in college. We hear about it in PD. We’re even evaluated on whether we’re cultivating it in our classrooms

Via Nik Peachey, Karen Bonanno
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To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation by @cultofpedagogy Super GREAT Post with LOTS of Great ideas!

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Kim Flintoff's comment, April 23, 2017 8:35 PM
Identified some of this years ago in: http://clt.curtin.edu.au/events/conferences/tlf/tlf2014/refereed/flintoff.html
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 24, 2017 2:11 PM

Curation activates critical thinking. 

Sarah's curator insight, June 4, 2017 8:20 PM
This is a bit of inception with an article on the benefits of curation, curated into a collection on Scoop It. This article discusses the way that curation can enhance higher order thinking by allowing students understand, analyze and evaluate content matter as they curate it. It gives examples of tasks as well as way to present the information. It is a great resource for planning activities to cultivate higher order thinking.
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24 Social Media Shortcuts

24 Social Media Shortcuts | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Sometimes, when you're sharing the benefits of a professional Social Media presence, it can become a bit bewildering and overwhelming.
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24 Social Media Shortcuts: At-A-Glance Tips for Educators

Easy ways to craft a Professional Social Media presence with continuity across 3 popular platforms!

DOWNLOAD PDF Printable!
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Teacher Tips: Handling a Helicopter Parent | NEO BLOG

Teacher Tips: Handling a Helicopter Parent | NEO BLOG | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Overbearing parenting comes from a place of good intentions, but it can be damaging to a child’s process and psychology and it can also affect your process as a teacher, and the relationship you have developed with the student. So check out these tips fro teachers handling a helicopter parent.
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Just like the last article, this was pretty handy!

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Ninjas! Zombies! and Little Googlers! at #ASTE18

Ninjas! Zombies! and Little Googlers! at #ASTE18 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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YES! Getting SO excited! I have always LOVED Alaska! My Mom grew up there on the Air Force base after WWII. We visited my 1st cousin who lives there 4 yrs ago! So, I feel like I'm coming home! @ASTEConnect

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Black History Month Printables

Black History Month Printables | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Black History Month coloring pages and printables.
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FREE Black History Month Coloring Printables!

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News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

 "One of the reasons our students find and use news that is less than credible is that their news habits are less than energetic.

Among the ten key trends Pew researchers gathered from among their research reports on social and news media were:

    *Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow.

    *Two-thirds of Americans (67%) get at least some news on social media. 


    *Social media and direct visits to news organizations’ websites are the most common pathways to online news.


    *Online news that comes via emails and texts from friends or family is the type of news encounter most likely to result in a follow-up action.


So, let’s work with the data to improve access, quality, and literacy."


Via John Evans
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Always excellent.

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Always excellent.

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Always excellent.

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(3) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Spoiler Free Review - YouTube

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Love these book talks!

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Benefits of a Digital Detox Vacation | Don't Forget To Move

Benefits of a Digital Detox Vacation | Don't Forget To Move | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Think it's time to disconnect for a break? After unplugging from the Internet for a week we take a look at the amazing benefits of a digital detox vacation.
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I really am going to try this FOR REAL someday soon! I didn't make it my full Winter Break because I was writing about THIS TOPIC!! LOL  But soon, I swear!

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What's a Hashtag? | Knowledge Quest

What's a Hashtag? | Knowledge Quest | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In last month’s post, What is a #ConnectedEducator, we looked at a few ways we can become more connected virtually and share online. Being a connected educator is one of the best ways to build your personal learning network, connect... Read More ›
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Great article from the amazing Ashley!

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Using TallTweets to Create Gifs 

Using TallTweets to Create Gifs  | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Polly-Alida Farrington writes: "Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration has created many handy tools and shares great tips on his blog.  His TallTweets tool was originally created to create very long twitter posts. Enter your text and TallTweets parses it out into a bunch of connected tweets and posts them for you. Now that Twitter has added that feature, TallTweets has been repurposed to create gifs from Google slide decks."


Via Mary Reilley Clark, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Bookmarking Librarian
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Interesting! Reminds me of the lesson I did years ago Tweeting a book review or Story in 140 -- guess I'll have to change that title, huh? LOL

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 18, 5:02 PM

I love this! And Polly's ideas for uses have sparked some of my own. What about creating a gif of book covers to display on your whiteboard while students are coming into the library for class? Or as she suggests, sharing introductory information or keywords from the presentation you'll be doing? (This would be great if you were  presenting about the impact of libraries to your school board! Think of all the images you could include!) Have students make one for a 10 second book talk!

 

I'm sure you can come up with a variety of ways to use TallTweets immediately!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 19, 1:22 AM
Loved this idea so much, just had to try it out straight away. It is great! 
Martha Bongiorno's curator insight, January 19, 12:07 PM
Interesting ideas! I can see tying this into a literature circle or exit ticket of some sort.
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 Google Forms - Creating Exit Tickets for your Students - Student Reflections using Google Forms - via  Attechedu.training


Attechedu.training

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Love a Quick Exit Ticket!

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, January 20, 8:12 AM

Love a Quick Exit Ticket!

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, January 20, 7:04 PM
Step by step video that clearly explains and demonstrates how to use Google Forms.  Great for pre- and post surveys, exit tickets, etc.  
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Social media challenge or opportunity for adolescents online

Social media challenge or opportunity for adolescents online | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Some educators may brag that they don't really pay attention to social media. This is sad because they are discounting an important part of their students' lives. These same educators are often caught off guard when teens engage in intentional self-injury for social media glory.

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GREAT Ideas and important subjects. -

@HannahLittle  is a great follow!

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A Student’s Guide to Using Google Sheets via @alicekeeler

A Student’s Guide to Using Google Sheets via @alicekeeler | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A Student’s Guide to Using Google Sheets Using a spreadsheet is a life skill. In the real world, successful people use spreadsheets. I have created a Google Doc with 4 essential skills that if students can do just these 4 things they can use spreadsheets for assignments. Provide this guide to students along with the …

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I just love me some

@alicekeeler ~ !!!! She's always so spot on!

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Real world skills and resources to add to your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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7 Simple Steps to a Digital Detox

7 Simple Steps to a Digital Detox | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If educators are going to preach to our kids to be less dependent on technology in their daily life, then we should model balanced digital habits ourselves.
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7 Simple Steps to a Digital Detox with NO #FOMO!
My latest #EdTech article on @NEAToday Magazine's website, will be in the Magazine in the spring!

 

PS. Thanks PLN for the ideas & quotes - I never have control on which or how much they use! But my BLOG when the hard copy magazine will have the FULL version!

 

And yeah, I used that photo twice....[grins] What can I say? I find the beach inspiring!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Overlooked Google Slides Features

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Overlooked Google Slides Features | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Like any robust presentation tool, Google Slides has many features that often go overlooked by new users. Some of these features will let you accomplish the things that you used to do in PowerPoint or Keynote while others will just save you a bit of time. Either way, here are ten features of Google Slides that you should know how to use.


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Richard Byrne is such a great technology resource!

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Helicopter parent? 3 Good reasons to stop hovering | NEO BLOG

Helicopter parent? 3 Good reasons to stop hovering | NEO BLOG | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
While it all starts with the best intentions, being a helicopter parent will have more negative consequences over the development of your child in the long run. Remember that struggle is a prerequisite to building strength and character in children.
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Probably NOT a good idea to send this to a parent, but I found this very helpful to read.

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Engineering teamwork: Howard County all-girls robotics team crafts solutions to real-world problems

Engineering teamwork: Howard County all-girls robotics team crafts solutions to real-world problems | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Saanvi and Alisa are two of the five members of an all-girls robotics team that participates in local competitions for the FIRST Lego League. In December, the girls won a 30-team competition at Hammond High School, where they were one of only a handful of all-female teams.
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Excited to share this good news about OUR KIDS!

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Ten Overlooked Google Docs Features - Free Tech 4 Teachers - Richard Byrne @rmbyrne

Ten Overlooked Google Docs Features - Free Tech 4 Teachers - Richard Byrne @rmbyrne | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
On Monday I featured ten overlooked Google Slides features. Like Google Slides, Google Docs has a lot of features that new users often don't notice. Some these are features that even experienced Google Docs users overlook. Some of these features will save you time, some will give you more formatting flexibility, and others will improve the way that you share your documents.

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This is just really helpful!

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(3) The Library After Tutorial - YouTube

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Shocking VIDEO! The Library After by @Librarian_Tiff

Don't watch it ALONE!
Read the Details - if you DARE!

#FutureReadyLibs #ISTELibs #TLChat

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Column: How bringing comics into the classroom made me love teaching again

Column: How bringing comics into the classroom made me love teaching again | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
During Teacher Appreciation Week, this teacher shares why he remains passionate about his work -- he brings his passion for comics into the classroom, and it's paid off.
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Great article! LOVE Comics & Social Studies! I'm now following @historycomics and of course,  @pbsnewshour 

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Advocacy for school libraries. Why we need to take responsibility

Advocacy for school libraries. Why we need to take responsibility | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.

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Honored & thrilled to be mentioned on this fine blog!

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100+ Ideas And Prompts For Student Blogging

100+ Ideas And Prompts For Student Blogging | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Ronnie Burt, Sue Waters and Kathleen Morris write: "Want your students to write more in your class? Looking for prompts or ideas for student blog posts? You are in luck! This post aims to get your creative juices flowing with over 100 ideas and examples..."


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What Mary says.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 19, 9:50 PM

Ah, the power of blogging! I read over 100 blogs thanks to the Feedly app. Right after I read this article, a teacher emailed me to ask if I could help her students create blogs--and figure out a reason for them to use them! Didn't I look like a genius when I suggested we use the types of blog posts from Ronnie, Sue and Kathleen's article and write blogs about the novel her students were reading? 

 

This project has since morphed into a grade-level one. All 7th graders are reading the novel Tangerine as part of our new language arts curriculum. Each blog post students write has to relate to something in the novel. (There's something for everyone in this book--bullying, environmental issues, inequity in education, prejudice, sports, etc.) So, everyone is blogging and everyone is  reading and commenting on other students' blogs. Most students are used to sharing work with their classmates, but now they will share with all students in their grade!

 

I used this presentation to introduce the types of posts they'd be writing. I encouraged teachers to customize: give students a choice of 6-8 types of posts, limit post length, etc. I was able to get them brainstorming by asking for examples from Hatchet, a novel most of them had read in 6th grade. They were very enthusiastic! A journal post from the perspective of the moose Brian encounters? Or a sales post for a plane, slightly used and maybe moldy? A curation post on how to determine which foods in the wilderness are safe to eat? We also looked at blogs on topics that might interest them and talked about how to find and follow them.

 

After the presentation all students signed up for Blogger and created their blogs. We wanted a standard format for the blog addresses, so one student demonstrated on our interactive board as everyone followed along. Next up, they write, they customize their theme, they find images that are free to use and share, etc. I can't wait to see the results! And I am happy to say that several students immediately thought of ideas for personal blogs. And all this happened because I read blogs:)

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 20, 2:15 AM
Love this post. All you would ever need to help your students get the most from blogging!