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How to Make Screenshots Look Great In Your Next PowerPoint

How to Make Screenshots Look Great In Your Next PowerPoint | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Rather than adding "plain" screenshots to your PowerPoint presentation like 99% of people do (yawn!) follow these simple tips to make your screenshots stand out

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Lee Hall's curator insight, November 2, 2016 9:38 AM
Make your next presentation more attractive with these simple but effective tips. Step by step instructions are given. 
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AvizorMedia's curator insight, November 13, 2016 2:26 PM
Cómo conseguir capturas de pantalla atractivas para tu próxima presentación en Power Point. 
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Sharp online student has smart advice for Blended Teachers

Sharp online student has smart advice for Blended Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: We asked San Jose high school sophomore Audrey Mullen to share how she and her peers actually use various edtech tools and how they really feel about their teachers’ blended learning approaches. The result is a straight-from-the-source playbook that no blend ed teacher--or entrepreneu

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, October 6, 2015 1:40 PM

I don't like the snide tone of this article, but the advice is dead on! 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 7, 2015 6:57 AM

Extremely realistic, and honestly useful for us teachers!!!!

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, October 7, 2015 2:49 PM

This insightful student says a lot about facilitating a blended class.

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, March 11, 2016 3:42 AM
And you do need Google power, right?
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, April 8, 2016 8:32 PM
Add Google hacks to a students research skill set
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21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation -

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The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won’t get students excited about learning and willing to work hard if they’re not motivated. Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is a key factor in the...

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App Smashing: Combining Google Drive, iTunes U, And Apps In The Classroom - Edudemic

App Smashing: Combining Google Drive, iTunes U, And Apps In The Classroom - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Many schools that have adopted one-one tablet technology struggle with the pre-requisite skills associated with moving files from app to app. This process is now called App Smashing, and when you learn how to use it to your advantage, it really does make things nice and simple.

Workflow is king and the easier it is to distribute content, create solutions, and then store that information for feedback, the more success you will have in the digital classroom.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 13, 2014 11:01 AM

The phrase that jumped out at me is "Workflow is king..." . The classroom is all about flow.  


The use of tablets can be daunting when it comes to getting your documents to go where you want them to go. So, flow seems a good topic to investigate.


Slide on into this article. It will help!

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:28 AM

Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 9, 2014 1:18 PM

Interesting article showing what school  librarians teach every day, if they get the chance...

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!

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Getting Your Students to Love Reading (Infographic)

Getting Your Students to Love Reading (Infographic) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Reading is a huge part of a child's development. In the early stages, it should be a shared experience between parent and child which can impact a love of books

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 15, 2013 8:18 PM

Although this infographic was written with the parent in mind the ideas are applicable for teachers. Chances are you have at least a few students in your classroom whom may not be as engaged as you would like. Learn some of the tricks that you might try to help them become more engaged and consider sharing this with parents.

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26 Effective Ways to use Twitter for Teachers & Educators - Fedena Blog

26 Effective Ways to use Twitter for Teachers & Educators - Fedena Blog | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
To reduce the efforts of teachers in learning a new form of communication, we give you some of the most effective ways of using the most modern form of communication, Twitter.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 17, 2016 3:19 PM

Here's an infographic that's a kick in the instructional imagination. 

Jim McLure's curator insight, January 18, 2016 11:44 AM

Twitter, used correctly, can be a great learning tool as well as an opportunity to build an unbelievable professional network! 

Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, January 21, 2016 4:16 PM

Great info for teachers ~ check it out.

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Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.


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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 2014 8:49 AM

Today's the day for more tools for presentations

Bob Connelly's comment, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM
Great list of tools! I am going to take a closer look at SlideDog
Dr. Jacqui Cyrus's curator insight, January 15, 2015 7:25 AM

Teacher Resource: For UG introduction to presentation tools

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Using Your Syllabus as a Learning Resource

Using Your Syllabus as a Learning Resource | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We know students do not take it upon themselves to read the syllabus. Yet syllabus indifference still bewilders me after teaching for 25 years, given that my syllabi are conveniently available online and in hard copy, and are replete with information virtually assuring success with my courses.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 10, 2014 2:11 AM

If we expect our students to read the syllabus, we can expect to be disappointment. Read this article for some common sense help on this perpetual issue. 

Richard Thomas's curator insight, June 11, 2014 6:11 PM

An invaluable resource

James Funk's curator insight, June 29, 2014 11:07 AM

Great suggestions for bringing a syllabus to life.

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Are you bringing your browser history to school? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Are you bringing your browser history to school? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

What this means is that if last night in the privacy of your own home and from your own computer, you were visiting some potentially embarrassing websites (porn, stalk-your-ex.com, Sarah Palin fansites, WebMD's "What that weird rash might be", or whatever), a record of this activity will appear on your school computer when you access your browser the next morning.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 25, 2014 5:02 PM

Never pass up a chance to gain a bit of wisdom from Doug Johnson. This is good information for students, teachers, anyone.

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 28, 2014 3:47 PM

For those of us who spend much time online both in the privacy of our homes and at work, this article bears thoughtful consideration.

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21 Ways to Check for Student Understanding

21 Ways to Check for Student Understanding | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"The ultimate goal of teaching is to do just that – teach, not stand up in the front of the room and talk.

But sometimes it’s easier to talk than to teach, as we all know, especially when we need to cover a lot of material in a short amount of time. We hope students will understand...

The problem is, we rely on these tests to measure understanding, and then we move on. Few of us take the time to address weaknesses and misunderstandings after the tests have been graded.

 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 1, 2014 10:00 PM

How do you go about checking for understanding? Exit slips may be too late to correct misunderstandings. This post provides 21 suggestions on ways to check for students' understanding. A few of them are listed below. Click through to the post for more information on them as well as additional suggestions.

* Avoid yes/no questions

* Ask students to summarize

* Misconception check

* Peer instruction

WEAC's curator insight, May 2, 2014 3:04 PM

These are all great, but I particularly like this one: 

3-2-1: Students consider what they have learned by responding to the following prompt at the end of the lesson: 3) things they learned from your lesson; 2) things they want to know more about; and 1) questions they have. The prompt stimulates student reflection on the lesson and helps to process the learning.
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25 Tricks to Stop Teacher Burnout - InformED

25 Tricks to Stop Teacher Burnout - InformED | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"There’s a reason why teachers receive a sad, knowing nod from others at a dinner party or when meeting new people. The profession kicks us around and often kicks hardest when we’re down."


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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 18, 2014 12:52 PM

Some useful, if familiar, tips for avoiding burnout. 

WEAC's curator insight, March 18, 2014 3:08 PM

This is a pretty good list from informED, but it's missing the most important way to avoid teacher burnout: Find support, and fight for improvement by being active in your union.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 18, 2014 7:37 PM

Thx Beth!