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Resources | MailChimp - 4 views

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    If you're using Mailchimp (or even if you're not) these incredible resources from Mailchimp can help you work with your email list.
Vicki Davis

Cool Instructographics on Pinterest - 4 views

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    Instructographics are graphics that include instructions and they are very popular on pinterest. As teachers, we should be familiar with instructographics. Here's a board of great ones.
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Annie Cushing's Must-Have Tools - 9 views

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    If you have a website of any kind, this must have tools list is an incredible list from Annie Cushing. It is a must bookmark and use gem.
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Helpful Google Forms Tutorials for Teachers - 8 views

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    Helpful Google forms Tutorials for teachers if you're wanting to learn how to do this. Great info from Richard Byrne.
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Mac App Store - Microsoft OneNote - 1 views

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    Microsoft One Note on the Mac Store. It is free.
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Classroom Authors - 10 views

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    "Students from all over the world can collaborate in their classrooms and at home to create and publish books using Classroom Authors web based publishing application."

    Very cool website -- this from the publisher "Our software was developed working with Colombia University Teacher's College and over 40 classrooms with the purpose of engaging students in the writing process through collaborative book publishing."

    This looks to be a very cool website and another way to have students publish books and have an authentic audience.
Vicki Davis

Game Mechanics | Gamification.org - 4 views

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    The mechanics of games that gamers use as they plan games and design them. I've learned about this from Ray Yan from Digipen in the Gamifi-ed OOC last week.
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CO14: Reinventing Writing: The 9 Tools that are changing how to teach Online Class by V... - 4 views

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    CO14 is happening this weekend and so many great people are presenting. It runs from February 7-9 and is free. My session is sharing how writing has been reinvented as I share the 9 tools that have changed how we teach forever (a sneak preview of my book coming out in May.) If you teach writing, work with curriculum or teach, feel free to join in. The session is at 8 am EST on Saturday morning, February 8. Anyone can join.

    Lots of amazing presenters are speaking so check it out.
Vicki Davis

Digital Learning Day - 2 views

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    An awesome PInterest Board by edutopia with resources you can use for Digital Learning Day. This is an excellent example of how you can use Pinterest Boards to share research and best practices.
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Power House Education - 4 views

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    Interesting app called "Chronicle" for tracking and including artifacts for how students are learning and improving. With students turning in all kinds of documents and work, this is an intriguing way to track it.
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Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Ce... - 12 views

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    A report by the US Department of Education Technology from February 2013 (anyone know why this is still a draft?) that shares how we should measure and promote non cognitive factors like grit, tenacity and perseverance. This is one paper to share and discuss.
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Learning, Learning, Learning not Apps, Apps, Apps | dedwards.me - 5 views

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    Wise words about the purpose of tablets, ipads, and more from Daniel Edwards @syde06 from the UK. It is about people, pedagogy, and purpose... the apps come later.

    "The power of learning with new technology lies with the teacher and the ability to choose the appropriate tool for the right intention. Moreover, success directly relates to the relationships between learner and educator, and the learner and learning."
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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy | Edutopia - 7 views

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    What is 21st century literacy and how do we help students become better communicators?

    Rebecca Alber says:
    "In today's world, being literate requires much, much more than the traditional literacy of yesterday. According to the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English), twenty-first century readers and writers need to:

    Gain proficiency with tools of technology
    Develop relationships with others and confront and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally
    Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
    Manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information
    Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multimedia texts
    Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments"
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Invisible technology: visible benefits in the classroom - Telegraph - 7 views

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    As Chris Lehman says about technology - invisible like air but just as necessary...

    "Ubiquitous computing doesn't dictate that technology devices are used for every aspect of learning, but as trends like 1:1 learning grow in popularity in schools, teachers and pupils will be able to think more strategically about when and where to use computer devices."
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Official Blog: Google+: Explore the world, right from the classroom - 1 views

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    Google has a connected Classrooms initiative providing virtual field trips via Google Plus and Google Hangouts. Here are the details from the official Google Blog on how to join in.
Vicki Davis

Fakebook - William of Normandy - 9 views

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    I couldn't help but laugh out loud when I looked at this Fakebook - I love the video and you could really have students do their own videos and embed. This is awesome.
Vicki Davis

20 to Watch Recognition Program - 0 views

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    Nominate someone you know NOW. What a great way to share up and coming education technology leaders:

    "Do you know educators who are passionate about using technology to transform teaching and learning; who can inspire their colleagues to embrace new tools; and who are curious by nature and always looking for how the next innovation can be applied to education? If so, please submit their names by Wednesday, December 18th for consideration as part of the National School Boards Association's "20 to Watch" recognition program.
    The 2013-14 "20" will be honored in Washington, D.C. during CoSN's Annual Conference, March 19th, 2014 (www.cosn.org) and recognized during the Technology Leadership Network Luncheon at the NSBA Annual Conference in New Orleans, April 6, 2014. Questions? Please email Ann Flynn."
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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning - 8 views

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    Really 197 channels for learning? Well, there are many, but if you're like me, you're building a subscription list for your content areas and starting to curate (and perhaps create) some channels. Building a good YouTube stream is becoming part of curation and PLN building - so here's a great place to start.
Vicki Davis

3 Strategies to Promote Independent Thinking in Classrooms | Edutopia - 1 views

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    Nice post by Margaret Regan on Edutopia's blog with 3 Strategies to promote independent thinking. With some practical examples and use of a word I haven't heard -- "autotelic" or those happiest when absorbed in complex activities. That would describe many of us coder types. Great post.
Vicki Davis

What's an EduSlam? | EduSlam - 0 views

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    Nice newcomer to the sharing and video scene. Eduslam is recording short, quick videos that can be implemented in your classroom tomorrow. Very cool.
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