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26 Books for Kids Who Love Harry Potter - Imagination Soup

26 Books for Kids Who Love Harry Potter - Imagination Soup | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If your kids are big Harry Potter fans like mine are, here are 26 similar books they'll also love.
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I would add Midnight for Charley Bone (series of 8 books)  to this list!


British kids, special powers, legendary school, & BAD GUYS!


"Charlie Bone has discovered an unusual gift-he can hear people in photographs talking! His scheming aunts decide to send him to Bloor Academy, a school for genius's where he uses his gifts to discover the truth despite all the dangers that lie ahead."

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22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management by @coolcatteacher

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management by @coolcatteacher | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. While I won’t claim to ever be perfe…

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AWESOME!

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Terry Podolczak's curator insight, 18 May, 04:27
Some fabulous tips for managing your classroom, students, peers and parents.
Michael Atwills's curator insight, 27 May, 22:41
Looks like a good resource for a new teacher.
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A Quick and Easy Way to Create Comic Strip Templates via @rmbyrne 

A Quick and Easy Way to Create Comic Strip Templates via @rmbyrne  | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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LOVE This idea for #GSuite for Education!

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Grace Richardson's curator insight, 14 May, 03:21
Great Idea for my English class that will be completing comic strips as one of their tasks. I wonder if this could be transformed so the strips are 3D?
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Lounge Stools - Teenager Molded Stacking Chair

Lounge Stools - Teenager Molded Stacking Chair | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
250 lbs. weight capacityMolded seat is perfect for everyone!Let your kids curl up and big kids sprawl out comfortably!100% toxic-free recyclable polyethyleneStacks up to 20 high
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I'm kind of loving this! Thanks to @jbaldwin_books  for sharing these cool chairs! Find them on @librarystore  

(& maybe encourage them to start Tweeting again whilst you're there! LOL)

 
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Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science by @salubriousdish

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science by @salubriousdish | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
@salubriousdish

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Like, duh! OR rather, like YAY! This is super!

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Wills Stott's curator insight, 10 May, 10:48
As a English and History pre-service teacher I really encourage the reading of books and for students to search and guide their own learning experiences. However, as this unit is focusing on the digital literacy aspect of learning, reading online and through electronic devices can be as effective as a physical copy. Many of takeaways from the article, such as lower stress and increased vocabulary, is transferable between mediums and can have a seminal impact on the development of digital skills and literacy skills.

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Ten easy tips to be a library rockstar - SCIS

Ten easy tips to be a library rockstar - SCIS | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Spoiler Alert: EVERY Library Prof & Teacher has an inner ROCKSTAR!  Honored to write for this Aussie Publication
PS. Hate the term rockstar. Read to find out why!

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Teachers' Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention via Erin Wilkey Oh

Teachers' Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention via Erin Wilkey Oh | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Erin Wilkey Oh

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"What is cyberbullying? How common is it? And what can teachers do about it? Get advice and resources to support your students."

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Collen's curator insight, 17 May, 11:49
Cyber bullying should not be allowed and we should identify ways to avoid it. As future teachers we should learn ways to prevent cyber bullying for our future learners 
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Great Sites for Primary Sources!

Great Sites for Primary Sources! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Jennifer Carey writes: "In this article, I am highlighting several websites that focus on providing primary sources for educators and students. These sites are all excellent resources for educators in the Social Studies with a broad range of topics: American History, World History, World Religions, Language, Literature, Art, and Politics."  (Image via Wikimedia)





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Always LOVE anything with Primary Sources!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, 16 June 2014, 21:39

Lots of resources here, many of which would work for middle school as well as high school.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Make Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional Characters

Free Technology for Teachers: Make Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional Characters | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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LOVE this idea!

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Sixty ideas for using Google MyMaps in any content area 

Sixty ideas for using Google MyMaps in any content area  | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Maps are a great way to hook your students. Creating customizable maps that allow you to track places that are relevant to your topic is even more engaging. Can you imagine tracking the path of an army and adding information about the locations of famous battles in history? ..."


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Always love some GSuite for Education Tips!

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9 GarageBand Alternatives for Android (2017)

9 GarageBand Alternatives for Android (2017) | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, mobile GarageBand is available exclusively for iPhones and iPads. But worry not, here are music-making alternatives for Android that you can try.
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One of my kiddos asked me to research this for him. I'm just putting it here because it might help someone else.

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��5+ Podcasts and Tools for Creative Productivity

��5+ Podcasts and Tools for Creative Productivity | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Great stuff from the Amazing Lisa Johnson --

@TechChef4u

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5 Ways To Share And Market Your Teacher Blog –

5 Ways To Share And Market Your Teacher Blog – | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Are you an educator with a blog? Would you like a bigger audience and a stronger professional network? This practical post goes through five things you can do to share and market your blog.
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5 Ways To Share And Market Your Teacher Blog

Would you like a bigger audience for your blog and a stronger professional network? This practical post goes through five things you can do after publishing a new post. GREAT Post by @kathleen_morris of @edublogs

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Challenge Based Learning in Makerspaces - @DianaLRendina

Challenge Based Learning in Makerspaces - @DianaLRendina | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Design challenges have the power to encourage creativity in your students – by providing limitations and guidelines, students can actually become more creative. Learn strategies for creating design prompts, running challenges and incorporating the design process into projects with your students. We’ll discuss how to create open-ended challenges and material-specific challenges in a way that will maximize your students’ creativity, as well as how to create passive design challenges that require minimal supervision. We’ll talk about some of the problems that educators face when running challenges, how to help your students focus, and balancing guided projects, design challenges and open-ended exploration. Whether you’ve had a makerspace up and running for years or are just getting started with the Maker Movement, you will leave this session feeling equipped to lead your students through design challenges that will spark their creative genius.

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Always great info!

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5 FUN Presentation Tools for End-of-Year Projects by @emilyemajor

5 FUN Presentation Tools for End-of-Year Projects by @emilyemajor | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"As the school year winds down, tests and final projects are looming. Class presentations can be a great way for students to synthesize knowledge, practice public speaking, and interact with their ..."

  1. Shadow Puppet Edu
  2. Screencastify
  3. Office Sway
  4. Adobe Spark
  5. Clips

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Great ideas!

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading - TeachThought

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading - TeachThought | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the demands of increased rigor. However, in a balanced literacy program, they remain important.

Motivation and choice play key roles in reading.

And, strong and capable readers are those who read widely and diversely in a wide variety of genres and text types.

In the quest to build capable readers, promoting independent, self-selected reading remains key. Creating ravenous, lifelong readers doesn’t just happen, it takes a schoolwide culture to help reach that goal.


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"In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the demands of increased rigor. However, in a balanced literacy program, they remain important.

Motivation and choice play key roles in reading.

And, strong and capable readers are those who read widely and diversely in a wide variety of genres and text types.

In the quest to build capable readers, promoting independent, self-selected reading remains key. Creating ravenous, lifelong readers doesn’t just happen, it takes a schoolwide culture to help reach that goal."

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Save Hours: Pull The Tables directly from docs/forms via @AliceKeeler

Save Hours: Pull The Tables directly from docs/forms via @AliceKeeler | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Pull Student Responses From a Google Doc I’ve said many times, I would rather hit myself in the head with a brick than open 30 Google Docs (or Slides, or Sheets…). My rule of thumb is to only assign individual student work that I have to open 20% of the time or less. For those …

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Helpful!

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Rich A.'s curator insight, 15 May, 12:39
I'm always looking for ways to provide more feedback to students in as timely a fashion as possible. This 'add-on' speeds up the viewing of assessment completed in Google Docs and makes it much faster to provide feedback.
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Creative Commons launches its search engine out of beta, with over 300M images indexed via @sarahintampa

Creative Commons launches its search engine out of beta, with over 300M images indexed via @sarahintampa | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
@sarahintampa

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SWEET!

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Compliment Creations (@complimentcreations) • Instagram photos and videos

Compliment Creations (@complimentcreations) • Instagram photos and videos | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
2,969 Followers, 196 Following, 406 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Compliment Creations (@complimentcreations)
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From Lisa's amazing NEWSLETTER:  (it's totally a great subscribe!)

 

"An Instagram Account You Have to Check Out: Carl Hooker shared this in one of our most recent meetings. The Compliment Creations Instagram account shares compliment prompts that are perfect to spark gratitude. Two of my fave prompts are: "You Have Shown ____ by _____ and it Has Inspired Me to____" and "I'm Proud Of You For______. It Never Ceases to Amaze Me How _____ ." 

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A 'million word gap' for children who aren't read to at home | EurekAlert! Science News

A 'million word gap' for children who aren't read to at home | EurekAlert! Science News | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, a new study found. This 'million word gap' could be one key in explaining differences in vocabulary and reading development.
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This is important news and could be significant!

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What Is Fake News?

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Alison Caporimo writes: "Not all news is created equal, and now you can learn all about how to spot and how to stop fake news. From the term's true definition to websites that are notorious for the fake news coverage, this article has everything you need to know about fake news. Read on to understand how to determine fake news and how you can stop misinformation from spreading."


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 Alison Caporimo writes: "Not all news is created equal, and now you can learn all about how to spot and how to stop fake news. From the term's true definition to websites that are notorious for the fake news coverage, this article has everything you need to know about fake news. Read on to understand how to determine fake news and how you can stop misinformation from spreading."

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, 25 March, 17:10

Good summary written for teens on what fake news and tips for spotting it.  (The  use of "WTF" in the second paragraph means I can't share it with my middle schoolers, alas.)

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Why Choose Edublogs? Learn how teachers, students, and schools can publish online

Why Choose Edublogs? Learn how teachers, students, and schools can publish online | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Edublogs is a WordPress based platform that's customized for education. Safe, secure, flexible, and authentic. Check out the Google Slides presentation and PDFs that explain what Edublogs is all about. Great to share with fellow teachers, parents, or school communities.
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This is a great one to share this with your staff!

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Go Ahead, Scam Me Kids!

Go Ahead, Scam Me Kids! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
WARNING: Rant Below. So, my last post was about an easy interactive reading promotion idea using Post-It Notes I got from m
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Go Ahead, Scam Me Kids!
Reading Promotion, Purpose, Trust, & Stickers!

 

WARNING: Rant Below. 

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Using Videos in the Classroom to Amplify Learning by Rebecca Alber

Using Videos in the Classroom to Amplify Learning by Rebecca Alber | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
By Rebecca Alber

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Judicious video utilization strategies are great!

 

One of the BEST I learned from PBS Teacher Camp back in the 90's was to put a clear plastic over the TV and mark it up. You can do the same with an LCD Projector & a screen.

 

Let kids get up out of their chair and come up and circle, point to, add speech bubbles, etc. over a paused video. PREDICT. Speculate. Explain.

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Social media linked to rise in mental health disorders in teens, survey finds

Social media linked to rise in mental health disorders in teens, survey finds | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
National survey finds that American teens are experiencing more mental health issues; lack of sleep and the rise of digital media may be why, experts say.
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TL;DR -----> FOMO + Lack of Sleep = anxiety & depression

 

Learning what not to put out and what not to put into Social Media. Limiting Social Media until High School (or at least age 13 which is the law) might be the answer.

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Educator Self-Care - free download Calendar- March 2019 by Franchesca Warren

Educator Self-Care - free download Calendar- March 2019 by Franchesca Warren | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Franchesca Warren

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I really like "Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time"

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