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Linda McSweeney
Works at teaching and consulting for UVM, CVDEC, and LAPDA
Attended Rutgers University
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Love your reflection on your learning and great closet analogy.  Learning is absolutely messy.  And I know in my own case (as a Type A Librarian) keep reminding myself that the mess is all good.  Teaching students to become self-reflective, flexible, agile learners, when (at least for my generation!) we were taught to learn using workbooks, receiving feedback only from the teacher, and staring at the back of the head of your classmate is hard!  Sounds like you are off to a great start organizing  your virtual closet.
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The SAMR piece is also the most difficult part for me.  If you think about it in this course you are learning about new tools and also trying to apply them simultaneously to new ways of teaching and learning.  It's the 'pat your head and rub your tummy' kind of learning and comes with practice!
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Exiting news via +Dan Russell in his session at ALA which was standing room only. His updated Google Power Searching MOOC will be available in 2-3 weeks. It will reflect the changes in the Google Search interface since his first version.
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Linda McSweeney was in a video call. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>
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Doing the Happy Dance!  Our Supervisory Union is Going Google!  I'm starting a training site based on the GApps template, but also looking for training materials created by users, particularly workflow suggestions for students and teachers submitting work, commenting on work, etc.  Any links you have to share are appreciated!
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Congratulations! Here is a copy of a post +Eric Curts wrote last January which has some great advice...http://goo.gl/YdkS6 ....what we didn't do which he recommends, is to "Require GAFE when possible" the fact that our teachers live in two worlds of Google and MS has not allowed for the shift that really leverages the Google Tools. Offering choice of Outlook Mail and document management on our servers, or changing to Google Apps has not worked.  
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Who is playing with Linda?
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My favorite teachers are my students!
 
It is teacher appreciation week in many parts of the world.

QUESTION: Which teacher do you appreciate and why?
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I like to think of the variety of the tools being the key to personalized learning.  One of my favorite quotes is from Maslow who said something like 'if all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail.'  As we add more tools to our box of tricks, we can offer our students more possibilities.
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Join Google's Dr. Dan Russell for his newly revised Google Power searching MOOC. Here's the link
Power Searching with Google. Google Search makes it amazingly easy to find information. Come learn about the powerful advanced tools we provide to help you find just the right information when the stakes are high. Daniel Russell Senior Research Scientist Google, Inc.
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AASL just announced their 2 'best lists':  Best Apps for Teaching and Learning and Best Websites for Teaching and Learning  http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-apps and http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites

Lots of great familiar tools on both lists and a few new ones to try....
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Ooh, these have a lot of seriously great resources to check out. I could be lost for weeks in the Best Apps site alone. Thanks for sharing!
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congratulations (félicitations!)
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