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Comics Club: Why encourage kids to read and create comics? via Amy Broadmoore
I will be leading an after-school comics club for 4th and 5th grade students this spring. I'm very excited about it. I thought I could lead a stripped down version of comics club here at Delightful...
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via Jen Robinson: #kidlit The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton's Lair: S. S. Taylor
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Growing the STEM of education from Jenny Luca and ABCSplash http://buff.ly/1B5Sztf
What does STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education look like in a school? The Australia's Future report from the Office of the Chief Scientist says Australia's STEM teachers must be equipped to deliver course content with confidence and inspiration, and develop all students to ...
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Children’s Books and movie tickets #Giveaway: Shaun the Sheep Movie
Children’s Books Giveaway: Shaun the Sheep Movie by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Today, Walker Books Australia are offering The Book Chook readers who live in Australia a chance to win one of two exciting ...
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BYOD: A new world of opportunity - via Darcy Moore ABCSplash http://buff.ly/1AtUvIk #edtech
Schools that have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy are encouraging independent learning and asking teachers to innovate in a fashion that would've been unimaginable to most just a few years ago. For teachers, the opportunities and challenges are extensive. They need to be supported by the ...
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Excellent article! Children’s books are never just for children | Books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1zYYiyc via Jen Robinson
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Teen librarian? Duct Tape Projects on Pinterest http://buff.ly/1DSm0A5
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Like the sound of Microsoft OneNote, but work on Mac? Tada! http://buff.ly/1DScJrV #edtech
Get Microsoft OneNote on the Mac App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers | A Listly List http://buff.ly/1N9lovi #edtech
50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers | Google Translate for Google+, Google Calendar Checker, Clip to Evernote, Lastpass, Pocket (formerly Read It Later), Feedly, Evernote Web Clipper, Save to Google Drive, Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google), and Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google)
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March 2015: Literacies for the digital age: Information and digital literacy – DEN Blog Network http://buff.ly/1BPczEa
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The Book Chook blog brings tips to parents, teachers and librarians about helping kids read, write, create and learn. You'll find book reviews of wonderful children's literature, educational software reviews, explanations of how to use great online resources with kids, and lots of ideas for making learning fun. The Book Chook is the blog of Susan Stephenson, an Australian teacher and writer, who is fascinated by technology and what it can do to motivate kids and help them learn.