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The Mason Professional eBook Learning Library is Now Available!

This spring, our beloved chair of Media Centers, Virginia Robinson helped the Innovation team put together a collection of professional ebooks for your summer reading pleasure. They are available as a digital checkout from your very own MCS Library system powered by Overdrive. The list of titles is growing and powerful! Titles like Teach Like…
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May 30, 2017 0
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Mason Learning Series Registration NOW OPEN

Before reading this IMPORTANT post. I want to start by thanking each and everyone of your for another wildly successful year of Growing Greatness Together. Your work and daily commitment to excellence is exactly what makes Mason a destination district for world class learning! I would also like to give a special shout out to…
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May 24, 2017 0
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Podcast Introductory Episode

I hope this works! I’m going to tackle a podcast to help teachers connect with one another. Not a day goes by where I don’t have an amazing conversation with a teacher. Far from the limelight of a TED talk, these discussions happen every day and provide the foundation of the stuff that moves kids…
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May 22, 2017 0
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Podcast 1 – Renee McCord On Personalization

In this episode, we talk to Renee McCord on her thoughts on Personalized Learning. She has seen a variety of approaches and realizes that Personalization is both for students and teachers.


May 22, 2017 0
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Podcast 2 – Laura Tonkin – Spaces

In this episode, I discuss innovative spaces with Laura Tonkin. Listen to why and how Laura has transformed her basic science room into spaces to encourage personal learning to occur.


May 22, 2017 0
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Quizlet Live breathes life into learning vocabulary!

What is Quizlet? If you have never used quizlet to build out study resources for vocabulary you should definitely try it.  It is filled with several incredible features that provide students a variety of ways they can engage with the vocabulary words related to your content area.  Students can work through digital flashcards based on the list…
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May 20, 2017 0

Unleash the power of FLIPGRID in your classroom!

What is Flipgrid? Flipgrid is an exceptional tool for capturing student thinking and learning through video.  It provides teachers with endless opportunities to give their students a voice in the classroom.  If you have never used a flipgrid, you should post to a sample flipgrid topic so you can experience the seamless user interface before reading…
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May 20, 2017 0
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Change your course names in Schoology

Note that these directions are just for the 7-12 world. K-6 teachers will have slightly different nuances, look for posts from Dan Little and/or Krissy Hufnagel for K-6 classes…. Schoology granted us some new magic powers for our courses yesterday. We can now change the name of our courses and section numbers to something that make sense…
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April 4, 2017 0

Flipboard: The best way to find resources for your class!

Flipboard: The best way to find resources for your class! What is Flipboard? It is a wonderful combination of social media and internet news feed.  It allows users to bring content related to a topic of interest into one place.  Users can search their interests and instantly create a magazine that relates to those interests!…
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April 3, 2017 0

Unleash your inner graphic designer. Better yet, let your students unleash theirs!

Check out Canva and Piktochart! What are these tools?These tools are wonderful (and free) tools that can be used to create digital media.  There is no doubt that students love creating.  As teachers, we love giving our students a chance to share their ideas in a new way.  These tools are easy to use and very powerful when…
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