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Educators love freebies! Enter to win this SpeckTech bundle! #edtech   #giveaway  http://www.edutopia.org/giveaway/protect-your-tech-bundle
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It's never too young to start coding -- or is it?

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Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.
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Code.org is a great resource for learning to code and for educators: https://code.org/educate
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Learn how to create a tech plan that empowers (& excites) teachers.

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The best way for raising teachers' technology abilities is through a coordinated, district-wide, individualized training program -- because effective staff development is personal.
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18 (awesome) apps to support the creative process: http://bit.ly/TRcPNU.

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Watch how this elementary teacher helps her students develop perseverance by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals.

#grit #SMARTgoals #socialemotionallearning  
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Can't wait to set S.M.A.R.T. Goals with my advisees! 
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9 videos to learn a little more, but mostly for summertime fun.

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To help you celebrate Independence Day, Edutopia's VideoAmy has put together a Fourth-of-July-themed collection of inspiring, interesting, and fun videos.
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A helpful list of common misconceptions. Bonus: resources included!
With delivery of instruction, one size does not fit all. John McCarthy launches his differentiated instruction series by busting three common myths about DI.
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Videos & articles full of useful strategies, partnership ideas, & more: http://bit.ly/1rbwAMd.

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Great resources!  Thanks for sharing!
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Helpful ideas to build lessons & materials that fit your students: http://bit.ly/1jeeN6R.

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This is how every student/child should be taught! This is why private tutoring is so beneficial!
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In a world of global accessibility, why not connect with students abroad?

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Collaborative learning should be an essential element for world language teachers who want their students to understand, enjoy, and use that new language.
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Empower your students by starting a “Tech Detectives Club” like this one.

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The Tech Detectives Club provides middle school students with practical and service learning opportunities and teachers with first responders for their tech emergencies.
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We would have to figure a way to pitch it to the county, but I have a few people at my school that I could talk with about this idea before moving forward with it. I also know quite a few people on the union board, along with our vp and pres, who I can talk to about how to proceed with the idea.
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Learn 3 simple ways to create a space where all students are empowered to learn: http://bit.ly/1opVbKF.

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Edutopia is produced by The George Lucas Educational Foundation, a private operating foundation dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives. As one of the world's leading sources for change-makers in education, The George Lucas Educational Foundation spreads the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enables others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for district-wide change.  

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Our vision is of a new world of learning, a place where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered to change education for the better; a place where schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology; a place where innovation is the rule, not the exception; a place where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills, especially in information literacy so they can:
  • find, assess, and use information effectively and creatively
  • work cooperatively and constructively with others 
  • use their strengths and talents to become empowered, productive citizens in our democratic society and the world at large.
It’s a place of inspiration and aspiration based on the urgent belief that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race. We call this place Edutopia, and we provide not just the vision for this new world of learning but the real-world information and community connections to make it a reality.

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