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Dan Brooks

June 4: Mindsets in the Classroom training webinar - MindsetWorks - 0 views

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    June 4 Webinar.
    Just picked up this book on "Mindsets" - looks fascinating.  Webinar could be interesting.
Dan Brooks

21 Things about 21 Things: Lessons Learned from Staff Development - 0 views

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    Session from ISTE 2010 with good ideas about delivering PD
Dan Brooks

Education Week Teacher: The Courage To Blog With Students - 0 views

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    8 tips for blogging with students.  Includes link to feedback from kids about educational benefits of blogging.
    We are looking at adding blogger to Jeffco Google Apps for some users.
Dan Brooks

The new way we read: 10 ways digital books are changing our literary lives - The Denver... - 0 views

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    eBooks, Digital Resources - it is changing our personal consumption of content.  How will it change the way we consume, use, assign books and textbooks in our schools?
Dan Brooks

Technology helps make language click for students - The Denver Post - 0 views

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    Great article about reading, technology and different types of literacies.  Be sure to read the example from Fort Collins about the variety of ways to interact with the book, "Holes."

    some quotes:
    "Experts figure that kids today read and write even more than previous generations. And they do so in a broader and more complex environment - though not always in academic ways.""Mastering the technical aspects of multimedia tools is essential. And both reading and writing in the digital world demand a more collaborative approach, played out before an ever-widening audience equipped for rapid-fire feedback."
Dan Brooks

DAILY INSIGHT: Standing in the Back, Watching the Screens - 0 views

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    In a 1-to-1 laptop class, do students pay attention?
    Yes
    No
    and... It depends
Dan Brooks

Turning the Classroom Upside Down - WSJ.com - 0 views

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    Turning the Classroom Upside Down
    Why not have lectures at home and 'homework' at school-and let students learn at their own pace?
Dan Brooks

Siphoning the Fumes of Teen Culture: How to Co-opt Students' Favorite Social Media Tool... - 1 views

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     10 tips for using social media in the classroomTeachers should use social media in classroom lessons, and banning such tools will stifle learning and lead students to question teachers' relevance, university English professor Todd Finley writes in this blog post. Finley provides 10 guidelines for incorporating social media tools in the classroom. He offers several resources and suggests that teachers: create social media rules that are directive, but unrestricted; draw a distinction between academic and informal writing; and promote constructive online discussions. Edutopia.org/Todd Finley's blog 
Dan Brooks

Harvard Education Letter: Top 10 Web Tools for Teachers - 0 views

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    Google Sites, Weebly, Edmodo, Wikispaces, Chatzy, TodaysMeet, Twitter, Vocaroo, Voki, Poll Everywhere
Dan Brooks

Google Notebooks changing the way Astoria High students learn | OregonLive.com - 0 views

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    Google Notebooks changing the way Astoria High students learn.

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    All computing on the notebooks is done on the Internet. Documents, applications and settings are stored on "clouds," and can be accessed from any Chrome Notebook. 
    "You can't download anything, so you will never have a virus," Scott Holmstedt  Astoria High School technology director. "And every time I open it up, it will be as fast as the first time I opened it up."
Dan Brooks

2011 Horizon Report | NMC - 0 views

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    The yearly Horizon Report documents key trends in technology that have an impact on education.  Last year, it highlighted Cloud-based computing and Collaborative environments as the most immediate trends.  This year it focuses on Electronic Books and Mobile Devices.
    good geeky reading!
Dan Brooks

USD: SOLES: Centers & Institutes: Center for Education Policy and Law: Recent Studies: ... - 0 views

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    Resource from University of San Diego to help schools develop policies about student use of "Electronic Communication Devices." (including cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc) - both personal and school owned...
Dan Brooks

Let Kids Rule the School - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
    Let Kids Rule the School
    By SUSAN ENGEL
    Published: March 14, 2011
Dan Brooks

Jigsaw Planet - 0 views

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    take any image and turn it into a jigsaw puzzle.  Use a Wordle image?  Use on a SMART Board?
tara mcjunkin

Engaging The Eye Generation - Home - 0 views

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    Big list of tools and handouts available here.
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