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Shared this at #njecc  today.  Now we are making paper airplanes.
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            When I was in college, I took a STEM course, which I found to be extremely interesting.  The professor taught lessons the way elementary school STEM teachers could teach lessons.  Each session, there was a short i...
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#ed681  Looking to customize your browser experience in the classroom?  
50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers
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Thank you for sharing this! Looks like a good list. 
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Keep them MOVING!  It helps kids to think...
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Google for Education Resources http://goo.gl/F3N9s  (this page) Sign up for Google Apps for your organization Contact me if you would like help with deployment, setup or training in Google Apps and/or Chromebooks. ...
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Well said Jaimie! #ed681  
With all of the recent holiday celebrations, we all know the usual questions asked; "How are you?", "How's work?", etc.  In my very loud, opinionated family there are a lot of educators, so the questions usually consist of th...
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Good content but the black font on dark gray background was really tough to read. If she made the font lighter it would be really helpful. 
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So nerdy, I love it! #android #chromeos
New how to guide to install Android x86 5.0.2 or 4.4 on external hard disk or usb drive and increase internal storage in Android x86 installation
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Huge fan of #brainbreaks!  
I heard somewhere that a person’s attention span is his/her age, plus or minus two minutes.  For example, a five-year-old’s attention span can range from 3-7 minutes.  That is where brain breaks come in.  Do you incorporate “...
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I've been recommending GoNoodle.com for this reason. Thanks for the link to the article.
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#ed681  Looks interesting for Coding and Game Design
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Worth a few minutes of your time.  How might we use this with our students?  Can we create these with them about their lives? #newmath   #ed681  
The artwork of Craig Damrauer, who knew?
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Don't miss this great #edcamp event #edcampaccessnj  
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Ebook, or not to Ebook?
                                ​​ How many people prefer reading traditional paperback books vs. reading directly from your iPad or Kindle nowadays? With today’s upcoming advances in technology, some school districts are investing their budgets in “digital...
                                ​​ How many people prefer reading traditional paperback books vs. reading directly from your iPad or Kindle nowadays? With today’s upcoming advances in technology, some school districts are ...
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There is actually some research on this. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/reading-paper-screens/
It's the research/reasoning in this article that makes me hesitant to invest in Ebooks. 
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Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
Patrick Higgins, Jr. has been a teacher of English and Social Studies, a technology coordinator, and an administrator at various schools in New Jersey. In his current position as Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, he focuses on developing curriculum to meet the needs of today's students, coordinating professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators and facilitating change within the all disciplines. He has presented on topics such as Leadership for Today's Students, Creating Personal Learning Environments, Writing for Authentic Audiences, and Data Visualization. His focus within the past year has been on introducing teachers to the disruptive nature of social technology and the pedagogical shifts they bring about. Patrick obtained his B.A. in Anthropology from Syracuse University and his M.A. in Education from St. Peter's College. He currently writes at Chalkdust101Edsocialmedia and is a contributor to Technology and Learning Magazine.
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