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Triberr to Take the Blogging World by Storm | Social Media Today

Triberr to Take the Blogging World by Storm | Social Media Today | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Triberr founder calls it a Blog Amplification Platform. Each member shares their latest blog posts, and other members amplify the blog by sharing each other's posts to social media.
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Gonna try this out because the awesome @kleinerin invited me to! Power of the PLN!

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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

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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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April 11 Free Webinar - Behind the Scenes at Common Craft -  learn how they produce videos (via @rmbyrne)

April 11 Free Webinar - Behind the Scenes at Common Craft -  learn how they produce videos (via @rmbyrne) | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

When it comes to producing clear explanations of tricky topics, no one is better than Lee and Sachi LeFever at Common Craft . Thei


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"When it comes to producing clear explanations of tricky topics, no one is better than Lee and Sachi LeFever at Common Craft" LOVE ME some  @CommonCraft

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What Exactly Does a Librarian Do? Everything. | Literary Hub

What Exactly Does a Librarian Do? Everything. | Literary Hub | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Growing up, I liked to imagine what it would be like to work in a library. What little I knew about them was what I’d gleaned from movies and TV because my conservative parents never took us to any and only let me read books they purchased from the Bible Book Store. I didn’t know any librarians in real life—outside of the elderly woman who ran our tiny school media center—but I understood librarians were smart and savvy. Cool and collected. They were everything my rowdy, boundary-busting, literature-hating family was not. I envisioned a sweet future for myself sitting behind an elaborately carved wooden desk, surrounded by towering stacks of leather-bound books. I’d read for hours in total silence, vanilla and almond perfuming the air. Pages wafting in a gentle breeze. Nobody around to bother me. With librarianship, I’d finally have solitude.

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One thing, we don't read for fun during school. Never happens. Myth busted.

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Overworked, underpaid, and always ready to help.

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A Ginger Librarian: Virtual Library Tours

A Ginger Librarian: Virtual Library Tours | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I love visiting school libraries. They're all so different. During a recent #ArkTLChat , someone brought up how they wished we coul
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Virtual Library Tours by @AshleyCooksey2 - Consider adding yours, it's easy!

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Elink--My New Favorite Curation Tool!

Elink--My New Favorite Curation Tool! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I seem to spend a lot of time curating resources for students and teachers, and I'll bet you do, too! I've used Diigo, Scoop.it and Symbaloo, but am growing very fond of elink. Some of the advantages I love:

  • It's visually appealing. Elink pulls an image from the website you're sharing, and if it doesn't, it's easy to quickly upload one.
  • Unlike Symbaloo, Elink will pull a snippet of text from the website. You can edit, delete, add explanatory text, etc. I can guide students to specific parts of a website after they've explore the home page.
  • It's FAST! Choose your template (there are a few free ones and several pro options,) start adding your links, rearrange the order, give your elink a name, and publish!
  • I just heard from Raj at elink, and learned you can share Google Sheets, Forms, Docs, and YouTube videos without ads (they open on a black background and look beautiful, so I'll use it, even though some people like my daughter make their travel income from YouTube ads!)

 

I've used it in a variety of ways:

 

The downsides:

  • Elink is a 13 and up site.
  • There's currently no way to sign up with Google, which would be great for our students. Right now, they have to use another Gmail account, since our school accounts do not allow them to receive email from outside the district.
  • They're touting their new product with a banner ad at the bottom of the elink page. It's large enough to be a distraction--at least to me, if not to students!

 

 


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I'm always happy to learn about new Curation Tools! Thanks, Linda! PS. @ljdougherty: She's a great follow!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, March 23, 1:09 PM

Have you tried elink? What are your thoughts? 

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 23, 6:59 PM

Looks like an interesting new way to curate websites plus Google Docs and YouTube videos.

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Rad Women Worldwide: 20 Mini-Posters: Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl: 9781524759551: Amazon.com: Books

Rad Women Worldwide: 20 Mini-Posters: Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl: 9781524759551: Amazon.com: Books | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Rad Women Worldwide: 20 Mini-Posters [Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For holding high at your next protest march, gifting to a feminist friend, or hanging on your classroom or dorm room wall
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BEST Book & DEAL for #WomensHistoryMonth!

Why? #RadGirlsCan! Thanks, @kateschatz & @miriamkstahl 

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The Problem with Prepackaged STEM Products

The Problem with Prepackaged STEM Products | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In this guest post, Ross Cooper highlights the potential problem with Prepackaged STEM products.

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Interesting!

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paul rayner's curator insight, March 15, 4:18 PM
I'd be inclined to remove the word "Stem" from the headline. While I agree with the post, it goes much further - to coding, problem solving.
It's a sign of how commercial interests are moving further into Education
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Librarians fear schools are turning the page on them | Education | santafenewmexican.com

Librarians fear schools are turning the page on them | Education | santafenewmexican.com | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Santa Fe Public Schools, like other districts in the country, has gradually cut down on the number of certified librarians on staff (just five in a district with 30 school

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This seriously worries me. Full stop.

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Advocacy for school librarians is essential. Not to shout about how wonderful we are but to help teachers and schools understand the valuable resource they can use with their students. 
 
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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

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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.

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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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16 Curation Tools for Teachers and Students - Shake Up Learning @shakeuplearning

16 Curation Tools for Teachers and Students - Shake Up Learning @shakeuplearning | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"If you follow my blog, you know I curate a lot of resources for teachers. This post brings together a suggested list, a curated list if you will, of 16 curation tools for teachers and students from the Shake Up Learning community. Choosing how to curate and what tools to use can be a very personal decision depending on your own needs and preferences. That’s what’s so great about the world wide web of tools! There is no shortage of tools.

Curation is absolutely necessary in the information age! As Gayle Allen says in her book, The New Pillars of Modern Teaching, “We’re assembling resources in a way that represents the ongoing story of our learning. We are the curators.”

Curation takes time. It can take a lot of time, and that’s why I share so many curated resources on my website. Your time is valuable. Curating on your own is great. Collaboratively curating is even better. Following bloggers and feeds that deliver resources to your (virtual) door—the best!"


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Curation is the Key!

 

"Curation is absolutely necessary in the information age! As Gayle Allen says in her book, The New Pillars of Modern Teaching, “We’re assembling resources in a way that represents the ongoing story of our learning. We are the curators.”

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Why technology is at a tipping point in U.S. schools

Why technology is at a tipping point in U.S. schools | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
ISTE chief Richard Culatta and N.Y. Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia address lingering concerns about edtech at SXSW EDU.
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Interesting points brought up on this panel featuring @rec54 CEO of @iste  - As a former @ISTE Board member, this is very significant to me. What do you think?

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4 Fab Text Generators

4 Fab Text Generators | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

4 Fab Text Generators  for Web or Blog headers....or Just for Fun Geeky Stuff! 1. Ransom Note Generator I really like thi

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4 Fab Text Generators  for Web or Blog headers....or Just for Fun Geeky Stuff

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A Student Who Changed My Entire Approach to Teaching - HCPSS StoryStrong

A Student Who Changed My Entire Approach to Teaching - HCPSS StoryStrong | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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"A Student Who Changed My Entire Approach to Teaching" -an IMPORTANT quick story & video by our inspiring & supportive @HCPSS Community Superintendent @marcyleonard315 HCPSS #StoryStrong

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The Chatty Librarians: Podcasting | Field Reports

The Chatty Librarians: Podcasting | Field Reports | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Library staff are the folks who love to talk about books. The more people we reach and can inspire, the happier we are. We also love to talk about libraries and their place in our society and share
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Someday. Podcast. How about you? OR....could I interview you!?

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How to add a Table of Contents to a Google Doc

How to add a Table of Contents to a Google Doc | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you have a Google Doc that requires a Table of Contents, fear not, the process of adding one is quite simple. Jack Wallen shows you how.

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This is super cool! Think of all the PBL collaborative projects this could improve!

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