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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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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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Outstanding collection of resources for #GAFE  
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Chromebook Buying Guide
As a district, we've made great strides over the past year in moving our staff and students into Google Apps for Education .  All students in grades 3-8 and all teaching staff have access to Google Apps for Education through our secure domain.  This means t...
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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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+Stephanie Dimakos writes about teaching computer science in our schools.  Is it a new literacy?  I think so... #ed681
  Should children learn computer science in schools? In a world that is dominated by technology, it makes sense to want to know about the inner workings of computers, their programs, and the internet. I don’t know if any of y...
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History is related to every STEM subject and can play a role as schools move ahead with trans-disciplinary curricula. STEM embraces, integrates, opens and welcomes thinking.
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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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