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Common Core Reading Lessons

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Good site for CCSS reading lessons for grades K-12

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How Instructional Partners Are Connecting for Powerful Professional Learning | Blog | Alabama Best Practices Center

How Instructional Partners Are Connecting for Powerful Professional Learning | Blog | Alabama Best Practices Center | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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The Accidental Teacher, Mom, Runner: Art in the Classroom ~ A look into our kinder art project in pictures

The Accidental Teacher, Mom, Runner: Art in the Classroom ~ A look into our kinder art project in pictures | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Helping students set writing goals
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Educators for High Standards

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As states, districts, and schools implement the Common Core State Standards and aligned tests, the enlightened voices of teachers, principals, and other educators are essential. We are dedicated to...


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class

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Free Technology for Teachers: PhotoMath Could Change the Way We Think About Teaching Math

Free Technology for Teachers: PhotoMath Could Change the Way We Think About Teaching Math | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
PhotoMath is a new iPhone and Windows phone app that will provide users with the solution to math problems. PhotoMath users can take a picture of a math problem in a book and have the problem completed for them. The "steps" button on the app will show users the steps needed to successfully solve the math problem.
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The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
All are literary in voice and spirit; all will let you understand a place in a profound way. And none of them are Gone with the Wind.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Handy Chart on Traditional Vs Authentic Assessment

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We Are Teachers - How to Get Your Kids to Cite Evidence

We Are Teachers - How to Get Your Kids to Cite Evidence | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Citing textual evidence is about more than ratlling off quotes from the story. Here are 13 strategies to improve discussions through student use of textual evidence.
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Differentiating in Baby Steps, Part 1: Don’t Differentiate Yourself Into Insanity

Differentiating in Baby Steps, Part 1: Don’t Differentiate Yourself Into Insanity | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
This post was written by Evan Wolkenstein, a ClassDojo Thought Partner who blogs regularly at magnetiCClassroom.com and tweets at evanwolkenstein Have you ever seen this cartoon before? I have, about two dozen times, and it frustrates me.
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What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

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Now, almost two decades after my first year in the classroom, here's a few things I wish I'd known about myself, about teaching, and about my students.
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Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

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With delivery of instruction, one size does not fit all. John McCarthy launches his differentiated instruction series by busting three common myths about DI.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Free Fillable Comic eBooks for Students to Use in Class

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Advisory Period and the CCSS - CORElaborate

Last year our seventh grade teachers piloted an advisory period curriculum.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Apps Teachers Should Definitely Use on Google Forms

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Leading from the Front of the Classroom: The Aspen Institute - Education & Society Program | AES_LE_Leading-From-the-Front_101614.pdf

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How Connecting the Community Transformed a Rural Alabama School District -- THE Journal

How Connecting the Community Transformed a Rural Alabama School District -- THE Journal | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Superintendent Matt Akin used federal funding to make the entire town of Piedmont, AL, wireless as a way to increase equity for students, about half of whom did not have Internet access at home.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search Twitter for Educational Content

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top 5 Citation Manager Tools for Academics and Student Researchers

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Free Technology for Teachers: Organize Your Thoughts With Google Keep

Free Technology for Teachers: Organize Your Thoughts With Google Keep | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Organize your thoughts with Google Keep.
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Corkboard Connections: Checking for Understanding with Exit Tickets

Corkboard Connections: Checking for Understanding with Exit Tickets | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Corkboard Connections: Guest post by Greg Coleman who shares how he uses exit tickets in his classroom to assess student understanding of concepts taught. He includes a free exit ticket template that you can download and use with your students.
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Formative assessment is a little thing that makes a big difference in student achievement when teachers look at what the students were able to do, the evidence, which students need more instruction, and determine how to tweak their instruction to meet those needs.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents

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Ladybug's Teacher Files: Notice & Note: Student Bookmarks

Ladybug's Teacher Files: Notice & Note: Student Bookmarks | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
For grades 4-6
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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies -

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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies by Terry Heick Analogies are one of the best kept secrets in education. Often used as multiple choice question items or as warm-ups to begin a lesson, analogies are...
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Reminds me of Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Learning by @rickWormeli
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Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

Kids with a fixed mindset believe that you are stuck with however much intelligence you're born with. When they fail, these kids feel trapped. They start thinking they must not be as talented or smart as everyone's been telling them.
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Carol Dweck's mindset findings make sense.
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