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Dr. Seuss is an oft-quoted author that published over 40 books, many of which have been made into films, and have even been studied in university classrooms. This is a collection Seuss quotes that have the power to change the world if their message is heeded. Simple and poignant at the same time, that is what he was famous for, and is on display. Enjoy! “Kid, you’ll move mountains!” No need to get intimidated by the size of the task, it’s just a matter of taking small steps towards your bigger goal. It may sound impossible at first, but the more you think about it, the more you come up with ways that it can be done. “And will you succeed? Of course there are no 100% guarantees in life, but when you have a positive mindset like the one this quote instills you’ve got a pretty good shot at getting it right.

You don’t need to be completely assured of success, it’s good to have a bit of a possibility of failure or it wouldn’t be interesting. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

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Improve Your Focus: Outsourcing Self Control. Image by Ruby Rose A few months ago I came across this picture that several friends had shared on Facebook (courtesy of Ruby Rose). Many people identified with this image making comments along the lines of – “So sad but TRUE!” Sites like Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr are incredibly addictive. Deep down we all know we should be working towards our long term goals. But the pull towards instant gratification and pleasure is often too strong and triumphs over good reasoning and common sense.

Perhaps you’ve had the experience where you said to yourself – “I’ll just go on Facebook for 5 minutes and then I’ll start working on that report…” However a few hours later you were still exploring videos, peoples’ holiday photos and links to various meaningless articles. It’s so easy to get screen sucked and lose sight of your goals. “Is going on Facebook [Tumblr, Twitter, etc] worth not achieving my goals?” Most of us would say no, but in the next breath we may find ourselves logging into Facebook. Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind. Toolkit for Digitally-Literate Teachers | USC Rossier Online. 96 percent of Americans use the internet daily, and 62 percent of working Americans rely on the internet to do their jobs. We live in an internet age – an age that requires specific skills.

Digital literacy skills have become essential to academic, career and interpersonal success. Digital literacy is defined as the ability to find, evaluate, share and create content using the internet — but it's much more than that. Digital literacy skills (also referred to as "21st century learning skills") have permeated the classroom, becoming requirements for both teachers and students. To address this need, we worked with education expert Leah Anne Levy to create USC Rossier's Toolkit for Digitally-Literate Teachers. This toolkit provide teachers and school administrators with how-to guides, actionable strategies and real-life examples of the benefits of digital literacy in the classroom. Teacher Challenges - Free Professional Development From Edublogs.

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Google Suite For Education - GAFE - Google App For Education - Tech Tools. TO CHECK OUT... Edutopia | K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work. TED TALKS. BLOGS. Madame Mangan's Blog. eClass Portal. Digg - What the Internet is talking about right now. Division 13 from Arbutus Global Middle school are enjoying #livedive with. @FishEyeProject on World Oceans Day.