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corey turner

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Hello everyone My name is Corey and i need your help i was recently in the hospital after a near death experience i had a nickel sized hole in my intestine and it almost killed me so while me being that my future wife and was at home Maintaining a job to keep a roof over our heads but at the time of me finally getting out she lost her job and so her and my kids were forced to move out and stay with her sister and when i got out we had no home bec...
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Walter Boone

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This song helps to learn to sing in tune and to read music.
By Walter Boone Solfege is the system used to sight sing or sight read. While solfege has been used for many years, it often takes a long time to develop a vocabulary of sounds that will allow...
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looking for great apps for extended learning for my high achieving 6th grade science students - any suggestions???
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Check out explore learning - gizmos

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Introduce #students to these #innovators who are using #STEM and #code in surprising and uncommon ways: http://bit.ly/1JMPWUt
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8 #activities to help #students learn to #code by building their own online #games: http://bit.ly/19Fi8ba
Empowering all students to create with technology through free computer science clubs developed by Google.
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Let this Aussie kid inspire your kids or your students. Explicit teaching of mindset has made a huge difference to his life.

 http://www.ausminds.com.au/#!Growth-Mindset-Changed-His-Life/c1n68/55180b550cf2aa181168d734
The program promoted by AusMinds inspired this boy to change his mindset to improve his life, including his aspiration to be a pro-skateboarder.       
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Two online #apps to help visually impaired #students navigate the web: http://vz.to/1J4MVuW
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Peer Feedback - Why it matters, a study that will make you sick, and an amazing project out of Australia
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 Hello All! Just wanted to share a math structure that I have been implementing this year called BUILD. It is a similar structure to Daily 5, but for MATH! :) If you are looking for a structure that has your students composing and decomposing numbers daily, check it out! This is great for pre-k through 1st/2nd grade!
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Noor Aayla

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I would like to go on this website because I I want to learn some new stuff and am yeah so I just want to say that I want to read the article should pants help with homework or shouldn't everyone to know that because my teacher said that you have to write a essay about it so I she really didn't give me the articles so I really wanted to read online so just answer my message and
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Rupa Brand

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One of the greatest experiences I have had in teaching World History is to create a blended-learning class that is based on using technology with thematic learning, in-class activities, and world projects. When students can physically and intellectually wrap themselves around a subject doing real-world and simulated activities  it helps them take their learning a mile deep.
 
The use of technology to do blended thematic learning is a great example of this type of teaching. To do this a teacher would teach all or part of their course based on the impact of such things as how technology,  science, etc impacted the development of civilizations. This impact would be based on a student’s analysis of the social, economic, political, religious, family, and  educational institutions in each area of the world or time period of history. Another way to approach thematic learning is to investigate how each region of the world developed based on a study of their art, literature, and music.  Each of these methods are challenging ways to teach but, amazingly fun especially if you include the use of all the resources now available to the classroom. It can even include activities with other teachers or outside experts.
 
Another idea is to have traditional "class activities" can be made to come alive in each time period. For example, activities that are group-based can be scaffolded into interesting critical thinking exercises.  An activity might  ask the students to create their own civilizations along the early river valleys (a 2 person activity) and build into larger group activities such as whether the castles or cathedrals were the most powerful institutions during a countries middle ages. Other examples would include asking students questions like: "Did colonization drive the nation’s states or vice versa?", or "Can war be avoided?"  or "How can we make a lasting peace, " What is the nature of modern warfare and how does it impact a civilization?". Any of these types of activities can be developed to create in-depth studies into certain time periods of history and include a plethora of amazing presentations and discussions using technology.
 
Finally, creating a global project that spans the entire semester or year that takes the place of the old Friday current events activity. For example, a teacher might ask students to study ancient issues that become modern problems and come up with solutions. Some exciting topics might include: the child soldier, refugees, ocean acidification, or other debatable issues, The chance to discuss or collaborate with other nations or international organizations on any of these topics is a true project-based learning activity In each of these areas there are real world outcomes at can be presented at the end of the semester. An example of this was when some of my students studied the refugee issue, selected organizations to support, ,and created a "Rock for Refugees" project that raised money for international organizations they selected. There are many places to find such projects that include: the UN Julie Lindsay's, Global School,  Tracy Hanson's NGGE or Yvonne Andres's,  Global School net.  
 
Thanks to the proliferation of technology the teaching of World History does and should NOT have to be all lecture and read. It can be much more! 
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Lisa Liu

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Jenna Linskens

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New Verizon Mobile Learning Academy (VMLA) opportunity:

You are invited to join us for an informational webinar on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 hosted by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) about ISTE’s Verizon Mobile Learning Academy (VMLA). This
 webinar is free and available to all those interested in learning more about VMLA and the opportunities it can bring to you and your school regarding mobile device integration. You do not have to be a member of NASSP to view the webinar. 

This webinar will give you all the information you need to know about this professional learning opportunity, and will also provide you an opportunity to meet ISTE faculty and ask specific questions about the VMLA experience. Please share this webinar invitation with interested educators in your school/district.

Register now for the free NASSP webinar on Wednesday, April 15 at
http://www.nassp.org/Content.aspx?topic=2013_14_Calendar_of_Learning_Events  - (or also available via the direct link: http://goo.gl/XZlwY2 ) and experience how ISTE and VMLA can support your school in your mobile device initiative.
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Walter Boone

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Quest: Reflect for a moment about the terms defined and Turkle's “Connected: But Alone?” Then, create a blog post and respond to the following questions: How have your individual communication skills changed as with the innovations in technology? How have advancements in technology altered ...
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Walter, I would love to discuss this further. Please let me know how this can happen?
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Walter Boone

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Prayer is the Key Our music is a Prayer. Pray with us.
I am a music teacher.
Matt. 21:22 - All things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive. We are spreading the word about prayer. Prayer is the key to the kingdom. The album entitled "I'm Safe" by Walter Boone was released by Walter Boone and Dedication in 1985.
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#Teaching in the age of #Minecraft: How #gaming and #tech provide new ways for #students to unleash their creativity: http://theatln.tc/1KMmpWa
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I work in a K-8 district where we have jumped into coding activities with students.  Our issue is that it is just a handful of teachers that are jumping on board and including coding in their classrooms.  But it's been a separate thing, not included in the curriculum.  Has anyone done any work creating a curriculum that integrates coding into the math, science, or ELA curriculum?  Or has anyone created a scope and sequence that they are willing to share? 
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Hello, good day! I am new here. I am quite new in the teaching profession too. http://www.largexhamster.com
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These #EdTech startups are working to make #STEM #education more #accessible http://vz.to/1zd9Uj1
What we need are new ideas, which means we need scientists. The key to training the next generation of idea-generators is an education in hands-on, curiosity-intensive STEM education, and the only economically viable source for this: EdTech startups....
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Can someone help me create a PLN in diigo?
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