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“I really like writing because no one can tell you what to do or what to write about. You can just have millions of things to just explore. I like the Word Lab because it’s like a jungle of writing. It’s full of words and descriptions and help.” http://ow.ly/Yiw73087Zgc
An afterschool writing center offers fourth- through eighth-graders the opportunity to explore their creative capacity, creating an open-ended and imaginative space for writing and reflection after school. To enter the Word Lab, an afterschool writing center in Santa Cruz, California, students must first walk ...
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Keep your students engaged: KQED Learning has resources for teaching the inauguration and the first 100 days of the new administration: http://ow.ly/vX6X308akCI #2nextprez
A president’s inaugural address and first 100 days are widely seen as indicators of what an administration has in store. Use these resources to explore the upcoming inauguration and first 100 days with your students.
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The YALSA Young Adult Services Symposium is open to all, and is seeking program and paper proposals on the role of libraries in helping teens build a better future. Deadline: February 1 http://ow.ly/X3jI3086eoS
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Mozilla and the Ford Foundation are seeking organizations dedicated to preserving a free and open internet to host participants in their 2017 Open Web Fellowship program. Apply by January 31: http://ow.ly/uDvL307ZoEi
2017 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship call for host organizations
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Video: Educator Shelly Terrell offers insights into harnessing the power of mobile devices in and out of the classroom in this interview with Howard Rheingold: http://ow.ly/Sbh8307ZnGM #connectedlearning
New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Shelly Terrell about her new book, which highlights the power of students' mobile devices to drive learning in and out of the classroom. I knew that I had to talk with Shelly Sanchez Terrell again when I learned through the tweetvine that she ...
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Podcast: Troy Hicks and Kristen Hawley Turner discuss their new book Argument in the Real World, about teaching students to be critical consumers and creators of content on social media and other digital contexts: http://ow.ly/dyod307WI0b
How can we help students think critically about the community they're speaking to online while giving them a real voice? How do we help our students create coherent arguments through social media? Kristen Hawley Turner and Troy Hicks say it's not just about creating a podcast or blog, it's about ...
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Inauguration Day is here. Keep students engaged w/ this lesson plan for producing video messages to the president, from WSKG Public TV & Radio: http://ow.ly/41rU3087XJ3 #2nextprez
America's youth speak about issues of importance to them ~ and ideas for engaging your students.
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The Imagination Foundation‘s #InventorsChallenge invites kids to build something amazing with whatever tools are available: http://ow.ly/gweW3087ZG6
what will you invent? This winter, we invite kids of all ages around the United States to invent a solution to a challenge faced by their school or community. This challenge, brought to you in collaboration with AT&T Aspire, is a celebration of child ingenuity. It starts on January 23, 2017 when kids of all ...
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The The New York Times - The Learning Network Vocabulary Video Contest is back! Create a short video that defines or teaches one of their Words of the Day, check out guidelines and past winners: http://ow.ly/JutI3087YMr
Along with Vocabulary.com, our collaborators for Word of the Day, we invite you to create a short video that defines or teaches any of the words in our now over 1600-word strong collection.
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The Word Lab, a program of the Santa Cruz Young Writers Program and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, offers an open-ended and imaginative space for students to write and reflect after school with help from one of our LRNG Innovators Challenge Grants: http://ow.ly/Qjep3086d7y #WeAreLRNG
A Lab That Grows Young Writers. on Jan 13, 2017; in Educator Innovator Blog, LRNG; by Natalie Orenstein. An afterschool writing center offers fourth- and fifth-graders the opportunity to explore their creative capacity, creating an open-ended and imaginative space for writing and reflection after school.
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Opportunity for youth leaders: Citizen University’s Youth Civic Collaboratory offers high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to learn about civic power and connect with other engaged youth. The program includes a virtual component and 3 face-to-face meetings, with travel and accommodations paid for. Apply by February 3! http://ow.ly/QzUO307ZvuT
This two-year effort, supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation, has two components: an online, multi-media curriculum on civic power, and a series of Youth Civic Collaboratory meetings to empower and connect a rising generation of civic leaders and doers. We are accepting applications now to ...
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See how our partner Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is preparing principals across North Carolina for a new era of digital learning: http://ow.ly/Xxlr307WIXF
Principal learning cannot stop with earning an administration certificate or a degree. Like teachers, principals must have access to ongoing and job-embedded professional learning that is relevant for their context and personalized needs. Principals typically have fewer opportunities than teachers to take time to learn. Stephen Gay, Principal at East Wake Academy in Zebulon, reflects … Continued
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Educator Innovator is a growing network of visionary educators, lead organizations, and committed members of the public who are working to create the future of education now. Inspired by the insights of Connected Learning, these organizations engage and support educators making change in schools, universities, libraries, museums and community organizations.

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