Sunday, March 31, 2013

An interactive video round-up (seven tools to explore) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch



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Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:The Challenge of Challenging Text



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Scope and Sequence | Common Sense Media



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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques: Promising Directions From Cognitive and Educational Psychology - Association for Psychological Science



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BoomWriter | Read, Write, Compete... And Get Published!



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Opus: Free, Common Core Math



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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Text Message Exchange Between Fictional Characters



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Free Technology for Teachers: Questions to Consider While Assessing Video Projects



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25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement



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Kids don’t hate history, they hate the way we teach it | History Tech



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Friday Institute for Educational Innovation - FIZZ



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The child philosopher — Joanne Jacobs



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The 38 Best Methods of Successful Exercisers : zenhabits



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Saturday, March 23, 2013

SLOs in Layman’s Terms (?) and What to do with HS? | Turn On Your Brain



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Creating High Quality Assessments | Turn On Your Brain



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Kodu Game Lab - Microsoft Research FUSE Labs



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Math Trail



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Peanut Gallery



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friEdTechnology: An Open Letter to Teachers in an Age of High Stakes Testing



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Do PARCC and Smarter Balanced truly assess 'deeper understanding'?



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14 Technology Concepts Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning



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Use QR Codes to Help Guide Students and Parents - Instructional Tech Talk



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Primary Source Analysis Tool | Teachers - Library of Congress



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Modeling: Essential for Learning | Edutopia



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A Principal's Reflections: Initiating and Sustaining Change



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for the love of learning: Everything I know about engagement I learned in kindergarten



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Friday, March 22, 2013

Researchers Claim To Discover the Single Most Efficient Exercise Regimen



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I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing



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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

From my PLN 03/21/2013

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TeachThought | 10 Ways To Get Started Using Google+ In Your Classroom



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'LessonCasts': Flipped PD for Teachers - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher



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Transforming the Way We Learn: Why Minecraft is an Amazing Learning Tool | thinktanK12 Blog



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Monday, March 18, 2013

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Easily Create Your Own Hitler “Downfall” Video | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…



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SimCityEDU: Using Games for Formative Assessment | MindShift



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Math, Physics, Languages: Minecraft is the Teachers’ Ultimate Multi-Tool | MindShift



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Sunday, March 17, 2013

ONLINE CHARTS | create and design your own charts and diagrams online



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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: The Administrators Toolkit Updated and Refreshed



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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Are You Addicted to Teaching Reading Strategies?



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On so-called ‘reading strategies’ – the utter mess that is the literature and advice to teachers | Granted, but...



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Quizdini



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Screenhero | Collaborative Screen Sharing



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Just give me the fish! | The Principal of Change



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CCSD Wiki-Teacher



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What’s the Difference Between “Doing Projects” and “Project Based Learning”? | TeachBytes



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Monday, March 11, 2013

Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking | User Generated Education



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Standardized tests are killing our students' creativity, desire to learn - The Denver Post



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From my PLN 03/12/2013

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Using Google Hangouts and Edmodo to Engage Students | Edmodo – Where learning happens.



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Saturday, March 9, 2013

From my PLN 03/10/2013

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Value-Added Teacher Evaluation Models Fail Kids and Communities - The Tempered Radical



http://teacherleaders.typepad.com/the_tempered_radical/2013/03/research-proves-that-value-added-teacher-evaluation-models-are-failing-kids-and-communities.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+the_tempered_radical+%28The+Tempered+Radical%29&utm_content=Google+Reader March 09, 2013 at 06:03PM via Diigo education

Become a Maker - DIY



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Which is the best mindmapping software? - WikIT



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Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling - Boing Boing



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Study: Sorting students boosts scores — Joanne Jacobs



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Literary Glossary Index | EDSITEment



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Scratchel



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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What is TPACK? | TPACK.org



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Education Week: STEM Education Must Start in Early Childhood



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From my PLN 03/07/2013

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Assessment Consortium Releases Testing Time Estimates - Curriculum Matters - Education Week



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Another Student-Involved Assessment Experiment [ACTIVITY] - The Tempered Radical



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Assessment Administration Guidance | PARCC



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What America Can Learn From Ontario's Education Success - Michael Fullan - The Atlantic



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Principal: ‘I was naïve about Common Core’



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Math Videos, Games, and Worksheets for the Common Core | Math Chimp



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What does it mean to be ‘aligned to the Common Core?’ | Dangerously Irrelevant



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Guzu_Deep-Cuts-Billy-Perkins_Wizard-of-Thunder.jpg (1000×1000)



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Monday, March 4, 2013

From my PLN 03/05/2013

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ICOT



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Sunday, March 3, 2013

From my PLN 03/04/2013

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Map Tales



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Google Maps Mania: The non-Google Maps of the Week



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Common Core State Standards - Printable Resources | Booklist Online



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Old Pictures



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Image Detective



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Common Core Suggested Books



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http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/common-core-in-21st-century-ed/.US49HeS44Ig.delicious



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What I learned from my PLN 03/03/2013 (p.m.)

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Grades 4-5 Student Center Activities: Literature (CCSS)



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From my PLN 03/03/2013

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Smithsonian's History Explorer



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Choosing Words to Teach | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets



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Reading Sage: Tier 2 Words



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NETS for Coaches



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Flocabulary - 3rd Grade Vocabulary Word List



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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: The Person Doing the Work Is Also Doing the Learning

"The Person Doing the Work Is Also Doing the Learning"

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Statwing | Intuitive Data Analysis



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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Services to Help Students Learn New Vocabulary Words



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Welcome to Gyazo : Seriously Instant Screen-Grabbing



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Friday, March 1, 2013

for the love of learning: Sir Ken Robinson: Building a Culture of Innovation



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Testing and common core.pptx



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friEdTechnology: If you Don't Like Change . . .



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Chrome Browser

"Google testing this is me testing Google talking it works very well. Sarah delete last once upon a time there were 3 little boys decided it was time to learn how to ride a bike. The only problem was the bike is blue not red."

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TotSplash | TotSplash - Awesome Way to Organize and Present Ideas using Mind Maps and Prezi Effects



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Bringing Innovation to School: The NAIS Session Slides and Materials | 21k12



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