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Argumentative, Opinion, and Persuasive Writing in the Common Core - Choice Literacy

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The Common Core has many teachers and literacy coaches pondering how to teach students to write in ways that mix fact and emotion. In this essay from the archives, Jennifer Burton looks at the difference between Argumentative, Opinion, and Persuasive Writing in the Common Core with her colleagues, and tries out some lessons with students.

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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:45 PM

Every teacher should enhance their student's reading comprehension by using  annotations as a record of their thinking. If you’re thinking, make a record of it by writing down.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 12 Good Tools for Gathering Real-time Feedback from Students

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Free Technology for Teachers: Two Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed This Week

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8 Important Questions About Technology and Learning | Edudemic

8 Important Questions About Technology and Learning | Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
There are so many different challenges that technology integration in the classroom presents teachers. From budgets to hesitant parents to broken devices and totally re-vamping your lesson plans and constantly tweaking with lots of trial and error. It can be fun, hugely rewarding, and a big giant headache, too. But just because it can be …

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This post links to a video by Paul Hamilton, Technology in Education. In this 4 minute video Hamilton asks 8 questions that we may want to share with our community, be it our staff, our parents, or the broader community, to begin a dialogue that is lacking in many school districts. Three of the questions he raises are below. Take the time to click through to the post to read the other 5, and if possible find the time to watch this video.

* What do we ant technology to do in schools?

* Are we asking the right questions about technology, learning, and schools?

* Is the way we are using technology now turning our students 'off' to the people and the world around them?

--Beth Dichter's Insight

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 30, 1:04 AM

Having the tools, and the know now is one thing. Putting all of this into action in a classroom or learning space id quite a different thing. The public often does not know the blocking problems that keep teachers from being able to integrate technology well.PTA communities with knowledgeable members can facilitate better use of technology in schools where parents have a say and are interested

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 31, 10:43 AM

Les questions sont pertinentes. 

TWCLibrary's curator insight, Today, 1:41 AM

good article tied along with a video exploring the good but also challenging aspects of integrating technology in schools

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Comparing the five major world religions

"It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like 'Where do we come from?' and 'How do I live a life of meaning?' These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that's not all that connects these faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam."


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8th grade World History Teachers in AL - What do you think?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 18, 4:11 PM

This TED ED Lesson outlines the basics of five major world religions which in turn have profoundly reshaped the cultural geographies we see today.  While the narration in the video might be a bit dry, the visuals immerse the viewer into the cultural context from which these religions emerged.   


Tags: religion, culture, TEDChristianity, Islam, unit 3 culture.

Mary Elizabeth's curator insight, August 31, 4:41 PM

perfect for Culture Unit

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APHG-Unit 3

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How to Cite Images on Your Blog

How to Cite Images on Your Blog | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

When using Copyrighted work with written permission from owner...


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Helping to keep everything documented.....

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@SkilledUp can point me to a class to learn about citing image use on the web.  It doesn't stick when I read about it.

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Twenty-Something Teacher: Centers in Middle School?

Twenty-Something Teacher: Centers in Middle School? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Yup, you read that correctly. I said, centers in middle school. You may be thinking..."But aren't they too old?" "They'll think they're too cool for that." "It's too much work" "Who has time for that?" "That's so elementary!" "I only have 45 minutes!" I thought ALL of those things last year, until a crazy idea popped into my head. Why not? What's the worst thing that could happen? I needed to find a way to engage ALL of my students. I needed to differentiate to their abilities and learning styles. I needed to focus on core skills all year long that we typically really only learb at the beginning of the year, so they stay fresh in their memories. How could I do all of this while making learning fun??
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25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers - Buzzfeed

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers - Buzzfeed | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
You'll be the talk of the teacher's lounge with these smart classroom ideas.
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From grouping to technology to organization.... Easy ideas!

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Quiz Yourself: How Good Are You at Teaching the Art of Learning?

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Test how well you know some of these counterintuitive study tips.

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Interesting information about learning - good advice~

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 27, 9:35 PM

Do you know how your brain learns new information. On August 25, 2014 I posted How Does The Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies. This post is a follow-up to that post and has five questions. Below is one of the questions with the answers, but to see if you are correct you will need to click through to the post. 

Quoting from the post:

4) Your students each have an important class presentation to make in the coming days, and they need to memorize some material by heart. How much time should they spend studying and how much time practicing from memory?

A. A third of the time reading, two-thirds practicing from memory.
B. 90 percent studying the text — and 10 percent practicing from memory at the end.
C. 50 percent reading, 50 percent practicing.
D. Just read it a few times and sleep on it.

If learning how to learn is something you would like to learn more about, and if you would be willing to participate in a MOOC, Coursera will be offering the course Learning How To Learn again. It will begin on Oct. 3rd, so head over to Coursera to sign up. The course is free (unless you need documentation that you took it, in which case it will cost $49). I am in the final week of the course and would recommend it to you. At some point I will post my final assignment to share.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 29, 3:47 AM

Not only do we have to teach English but we have to teach the students how to Learn.

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Google Slides for iPad is Finally Out ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Slides for iPad is Finally Out ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Common Core Implementation Channel - videos from CA

Videos and related resources to provide information and support for implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Two Great Periodic Tables of Educational iPad Apps

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Looking For Some Peda-Glue-Gy? Try Team-Based Learning - FRACTUS LEARNING

Looking For Some Peda-Glue-Gy? Try Team-Based Learning - FRACTUS LEARNING | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Spend even a small amount of time on Twitter, at an educational conference, or reading educator-based blogs, and you’ll encounter a myriad of teaching methodologies: flipped learning, project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, peer instruction, game-based learning, standards-based learning, and the list goes on. Each of these methods has value, but figuring out how to successfully combine aspects of each into a single class is a little daunting. Incorporating one more practice, Team-Based Learning, into the classroom could be the glue that holds everything else together.

 

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is not a new idea. It was born out of necessity by Larry Michaelsen in the 1970’s when his course numbers at the University of Oklahoma were growing in size. He wanted to develop a method that would allow him to continue using group activities in his classes, despite increasing student enrollment."

 


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 24 Questions to Enhance Students Reflective and Critical Thinking Skills

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Making Friends With Failure

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Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez suggests that we make friends with failure in the academic world - because for scientists, failure is just another word for data.
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Great for teacher and student failures
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Grand Conversations: Supporting Dialogue in Junior Classes

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Twenty Invaluable Tweets on Leadership - Forbes

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Twenty Invaluable Tweets on Leadership Forbes This week I had the opportunity to attend my first Intuit Leadership Conference, a gathering of the top leaders across the 8000+ person public company that provides TurboTax, QuickBooks, Quicken, Mint...

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7 Tips on how to Drive Students Motivation ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Tips on how to Drive Students Motivation ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Here is another awesome back-to-school  resource. This is basically a graphic from ASCD featuring seven reminders on how to drive motivation. These reminders are quotes from popular thinkers which provide some smart tips on how to ignite learners motivation.


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21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts | IFLScience

21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts | IFLScience | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
“Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.” Danica McKellar As we usher in the start of a new school year, it’s time to hit the ground...
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VideoScribe on John Hattie's Visible Learning - YouTube


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Powerful!

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Brave new world - ISTE

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“[It’s an] explosion of sharing and adapting instructional materials, some on specific platforms but many through the broader use of [popular] technologies,” says ncle’s write-up.
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"If we stay the same, we'll constantly be playing catch up."

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Tons of Resources for Teaching Critical Thinking to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Common Core Parent Resource flyer from California Dept. of Ed


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A Treasure Trove of Excellent Resources on Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Treasure Trove of Excellent Resources on Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Great PBL resources!  Check out the links~

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Essential Reading for Back to School - FREE from IRA's journals

Essential Reading for Back to School - FREE from IRA's journals | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

With school starting soon, we [the International Reading Association] are excited to bring you a new virtual issue from the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, The Reading Teacher, and Reading Research Quarterly. These articles are some of the most popular from the past year: perfect resources as you’re getting ready for the new school year.

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MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials

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A list of online resources used to compliment Google Docs workshop given by MaryFran Lynch.


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