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Two Free Self-paced Courses to Help You Improve Your Google Search Skills

Two Free Self-paced Courses to Help You Improve Your Google Search Skills | 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
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Pass this along to those who may need a little extra searching help! Could also be fun with 6th graders!

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Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom via @ShakeUpLearning

Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom via @ShakeUpLearning | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google tools can help you kick off the school year, get organized, and have some fun. Here are six ideas for going Back to School with G Suite.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Brilliant!

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400 Educators to Follow on Twitter: Crowd-Sourced List for Educators by Educators – Thanks @mrkempnz for curating this #PLN 

400 Educators to Follow on Twitter: Crowd-Sourced List for Educators by Educators – Thanks @mrkempnz for curating this #PLN  | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Ready to start off the 2018-2019 school year with a Professional Learning Network (PLN) of highly recommended educators from around the world? Crowd-sourced and set to go, we’ve curated a list of h…

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Great list!  Wish they had included Teacher Librarians, but that may just be my bias showing!

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What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art -  MindShift - Sir Ken Robinson

What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art -  MindShift - Sir Ken Robinson | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"There’s more room to make changes within the current education system than many people think. Schools operate as they do not because they have to but because they choose to. They don’t need to be that way; they can change and many do. Innovative schools everywhere are breaking the mold of convention to meet the best interests of their students, families, and communities. As well as great teachers, what they have in common is visionary leadership. They have principals who are willing to make the changes that are needed to promote the success of all their students, whatever their circumstances and talents. A creative principal with the right powers of leadership can take a failing school and turn it into a hot spot of innovation and inclusion that benefits everyone it touches.

"Take Orchard Gardens elementary school in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Ten years ago Orchard Gardens was in the doldrums. By most measures, it was one of the most troubled schools in the state. The school had five principals in its first seven years. Each fall, half the teachers did not return. Test scores were in the bottom 5 percent of all Massachusetts schools. The students were disaffected and unruly and there was a constant threat of violence. Students weren’t allowed to carry backpacks to school for fear that they might use them to conceal weapons, and there was an expensive staff of security guards, costing more than $250,000 a year, to make sure they didn’t. Remember, this was an elementary school."


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Art matters.

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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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A recharge reflection post with straight talk & a little bit of cheerleading!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Learner Centered Digital Literacy

The Adventures of Library Girl: Learner Centered Digital Literacy | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Each summer the South Dakota State Library holds a School Library "Bootcamp" for teacher librarians, and library paraprofessionals acros
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More wisdom from Library Girl!

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Updated Password Advice: What Teachers and Students Need to Know –

Updated Password Advice: What Teachers and Students Need to Know – | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The advice about passwords has changed. We explain the current best practice for teachers and students, and include a poster to display in your classroom.
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This is super! I started this about 5 years ago with a 5 nonsense word combo with over 50 letters + numbers and special characters.  ALSO:  Make sure to turn on 2 step verification!

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You Don’t Have to Be a #DigCit Expert… Use Images to Get Students Talking –

You Don’t Have to Be a #DigCit Expert… Use Images to Get Students Talking – | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You don't have to be using the latest app or social media site to have conversations with your students about life online. Instead of shying away, provide your students a safe space to talk with you about their digital experiences. You can use images like the ones below (and hundreds of others linked here!) as…
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Super ideas from @DrKMattson

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How Do We Assess (And Possibly, Grade) Project Based Learning? #Hacking by ROSS COOPER

How Do We Assess (And Possibly, Grade) Project Based Learning? #Hacking by ROSS COOPER | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
ROSS COOPER

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Love anything that promotes #PBL

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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

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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

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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.

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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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Good how-to for using your iPhone or iPad as a teleprompter for a smoother presentation. 
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Back to school: 8 ways to spruce up your tech readiness @ESN_LAURA

Back to school: 8 ways to spruce up your tech readiness @ESN_LAURA | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
@ESN_LAURA

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Super article by @eSN_Laura !!

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Makerspaces Nationwide Face the Question: Can Users 3D Print a Gun? | EdSurge News

As a legal fight simmered this week over the legality of creating working guns on 3D printers, libraries and other groups offering access to th
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Makerspaces Nationwide Face the Question: Can Users 3D Print a Gun? by @jryoung & @EdSurge News -- Honored to be interviewed for this! Bottom line - Not likely students will print guns in schools

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Reinvented School Libraries Unleash Student Creativity

Reinvented School Libraries Unleash Student Creativity | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
No longer zones of silence, school libraries are now bustling hubs of student social activity that enhance learning and nurture imaginations.
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Reinvented School Libraries Unleash Student Creativity by @NEAToday Magazine, featuring @hcpss_mhms & my sweet friend Joquetta aka @accordin2jo the Digital Diva! #TLChat #FutureReadyLibs #ISTELibs ---Honored to have been interviewed for this article! 

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story | TED Talk

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story | TED Talk | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story or finding your authentic cultural voice

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7 Lessons for Teachers From Dumbledore - Edutopia

7 Lessons for Teachers From Dumbledore - Edutopia | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
One of my favorite times of the day is when I settle in with my two young daughters for read-aloud time. For several years, we’ve been working our way through the Harry Potter series. I had read them all before, but it’s been a delight to read them again with my girls, using as many voices as possible and seeing the incredible story through their eyes. 

This second reading has also revealed many secrets about teaching and living, especially when it comes to Dumbledore. The way he interacts with Harry, fellow teachers, muggles, and various magical creatures has lessons for all of us—especially teachers and parents. Whether you’ve read the Harry Potter series or not, there’s wisdom in this character we can all learn from.

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Dumbledore, wise sage, has lessons for us all.

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A Beginner's Guide To Google Photos -- Store, organize, and share your photos for free!

A Beginner's Guide To Google Photos -- Store, organize, and share your photos for free! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What do you do with all the photos you're taking on your phone? Google Photos is an excellent free solution for storing, organizing, and sharing photos and videos. Let's get you started!
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A Beginner's Guide To Google Photos -- Store, organize, and share your photos for free! by the awesome @suewaters of @edublogs

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24 Great Education Tools Teachers Love Using by Lee Watanabe-Crockett

24 Great Education Tools Teachers Love Using by Lee Watanabe-Crockett | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
by Lee Watanabe-Crockett

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More great info from @leecrockett

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What Parents Need To Know About Social Media And Anxiety By Caroline Knorr

What Parents Need To Know About Social Media And Anxiety By Caroline Knorr | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
By Caroline Knorr

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This is a real thing.

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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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The strategies can be used not necessarily in order, but they might give insights/ideas on the whole process of a collaboration.
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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.

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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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