Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Jason E. Glass, Chris Stogdill and others share top stories

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How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory, 10 simple ideas for transforming your teaching this school year, In the Classroom: Live Oak Elementary School Students Produce Audio Podcasts, The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home, How to use MentorMob University Online Class by kristin demidovich, Ten Reasons to Be a Connected Educator, Connected Educator Month, Survey: Friendly Attitudes Toward Cell Phones, Other Devices in Schools, 6 Great LGBT Infographics, 45 Simple Twitter Tips Everyone Should Know About, Kids are Heroes, 50 Indispensable EdTech Tools for 2012, Give Teachers More Opportunities to Lead, 62-Year-Old Swimmer Live-Tweets Swim From Cuba to Florida, Local Schools Network
Your Top Stories
983 stories were shared by your friends yesterday.
Here's the best 15 of the bunch
How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory
blogs.kqed.org  ❘   Shared by Hugh McDonald, John Robinson and 3 others
How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory August 20, 2012 | 7:00 AM | By MindShift By Suzie Boss The following suggestions for turning K-12 classrooms into innovation spaces come from Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive...
Hugh McDonald John Robinson Todd A. Hoffman Andrew Campbell Tina Barseghian
10 simple ideas for transforming your teaching this school year
smartblogs.com  ❘   Shared by Jason Ranston, Beth Mulvey and 3 others
Many of us will face new learners as another semester of classes begin. For some of us, this can be a frightening and stressful experience. It should be. We have an enormous responsibility as educators to inspire our students to be continuous...
Jason Ranston Beth Mulvey Coy Holcombe Adam M. Selamnia Courtney Hanes
In the Classroom: Live Oak Elementary School Students Produce Audio Podcasts
education.kqed.org  ❘   Shared by USFCA_SOE, Inspired863 and 1 other
Digital Media Center
USFCA_SOE Inspired863 Eric Williams
The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home
edutopia.org  ❘   Shared by William King, Chris Stogdill and 1 other
When I first started teaching and was overwhelmed by the demands and complexity of the job, my survival strategy was simply to take all the advice that came my way and implement it. So when my wise mentor suggested that after the first day of school...
William King Chris Stogdill Greg Collins
How to use MentorMob University Online Class by kristin demidovich
wiziq.com  ❘   Shared by Rich Kiker, MentorMob and 1 other
Rich Kiker MentorMob Alison Anderson
Ten Reasons to Be a Connected Educator
venspired.com  ❘   Shared by Chris Stogdill, Adam M. Selamnia and 1 other
August 19, 2012 by Krissy Venosdale | 0 comments The Top Ten Reasons to Be a Connected Educator, shared as I tweeted as @Connected Ed on 8.18.2012. Reason 10: Resources! Others bring resources to you. HUGE timesaver. Hashtags (such as  # edchat...
Chris Stogdill Adam M. Selamnia LearningForYou
Connected Educator Month
connectededucators.org  ❘   Shared by Asia Society PGL and Gordon Dahlby
Online communities and learning networks are helping hundreds of thousands of educators learn, reducing isolation and providing "just in time" access to knowledge and opportunities for collaboration. However, many educators are not yet participating...
Asia Society PGL Gordon Dahlby
Survey: Friendly Attitudes Toward Cell Phones, Other Devices in Schools
blogs.edweek.org  ❘   Shared by Leslie Esneault and Angela Greca
Nearly three in four respondents to a new online survey about digital device use in schools were opposed to a universal ban on cell phones from school property, and more than half also favored exposing students to laptops and/or tablets by their high...
Leslie Esneault Angela Greca
6 Great LGBT Infographics
neomam.com  ❘   Shared by Daniel Zeevi and DASHBURST
Posted | 0 comments In support of the Manchester Pride Festival which takes place from the 17-27th of August, we thought it would be a great opportunity to show our support for the gay community by presenting you six awesome LGBT infographics under...
Daniel Zeevi DASHBURST
45 Simple Twitter Tips Everyone Should Know About
edudemic.com  ❘   Shared by Benji Chan and Leslie Esneault
Are you a tweetin' teacher? Do you rely on tweets for your extended PLN ? Whether you use the service or not, there's a whole world of information being shared and you should start taking part. But if you've been too nervous or unsure about HOW to...
Benji Chan Leslie Esneault
Kids are Heroes
kidsareheroes.org  ❘   Shared by Gabe O'Neill and juandoming
Kids Are Heroes ® is a non-profit that empowers, encourages and inspires children to become leaders through volunteerism and community involvement. We do this by showcasing and supporting children who are making a difference through their selfless...
Gabe O'Neill juandoming
50 Indispensable EdTech Tools for 2012
onlinedegrees.org  ❘   Shared by Steven Knight and William King
Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything...
Steven Knight William King
Give Teachers More Opportunities to Lead
blogs.edweek.org  ❘   Shared by Jason E. Glass and Chris Stogdill
An ever-increasing number of school systems are investing in teacher leaders as a key strategy for improving learning for all students. And they should, as research shows that shared and distributed leadership can be found in most highly successful...
Jason E. Glass Chris Stogdill
62-Year-Old Swimmer Live-Tweets Swim From Cuba to Florida
mashable.com  ❘   Shared by Kristin Ziemke and LearningForYou
Diana Nyad is attempting to make history as she swims from Havana, Cuba to Florida, and tweets her 103-mile journey.
Kristin Ziemke LearningForYou
Local Schools Network
localschoolsnetwork.org.uk  ❘   Shared by David Mitchell and Bob Harrison
How Stoke Newington School Outperforms Wellington College The media often quotes headline exam results to show the supposed superiority of private schools. However a fair comparison is only possible if the intakes are similar. Within the state sector...
David Mitchell Bob Harrison
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Daily Photo
Today's picture pick from our editor
Henry Hemp checks out a service pig during Hempfest in Seattle. The annual event is the nation's largest marijuana festival. Credit: Nick Adams/ZUMA Press/Newscom
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