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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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17 visualisation tools to make your data beautiful

17 visualisation tools to make your data beautiful | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
You don’t need to be a seasoned data scientist or have a degree in graphic design in order to create incredible data visualisations.

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Check out this great list of tools to make data in presentations beautiful!

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 4, 3:50 PM

A great list of tools for creating visual content (diagrams, charts, infographics, word clouds, maps etc.) for your presentations.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, March 5, 9:25 AM

Lots of choices to choose from to display your data-charts, infographics, timelines, maps, word cloud generators, plus a diagram collaborator. 

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FREE App: Augmented Reality Chemistry Blocks | DAQRI Elements 4D

FREE App:  Augmented Reality Chemistry Blocks | DAQRI Elements 4D | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Part toy. Part chemistry experiment.
A whole new way of learning.

Bring this set of six beautifully designed wooden blocks to life through augmented reality with the Elements 4D app.

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Cool tool for science teachers!

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Random Name Selector Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Random Name Selector Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Below is a list of some very good name selector apps for teachers. The idea of such a list was born out of an email we received from a teacher asking about some recommended apps in this regard. We did some online research (we started with AppCrawlr)  and came up with the titles below. Some of the things you can do with apps below include: randomly pick student names and teams, divide students into different groups, create random teams in class and many more:

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New gender gaps opening up in education - OECD researchers - TRFN | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

LONDON, March 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite much progress reducing inequalities over the past century, new gender gaps in education are opening up, researchers said on Thursday after a wide-ranging...
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Flipped Learning Network

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Flipped classroom

 

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Is that lesson delicious? Why a curriculum is like a cookbook

Is that lesson delicious? Why a curriculum is like a cookbook | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Recently, I made pecan pie. In the cooking magazine where I found the
recipe, the pie looked delectable. But when I pulled it from the oven, the
pie was soupy and too sweet. Those who have spent time in the kitchen know
the feeling of culinary disappointment. Good recipes don’t always turn out
tasty.

The same holds true of teaching: a good curriculum doesn’t necessarily lead
to great instruction. Like that pecan pie, a curriculum needs to be
studied, practiced, and adapted.  

In order to empower teachers to use a new curriculum effectively, school
leaders should set aside time to help their teachers do three things.

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Leading Learning for Children From Poverty

Leading Learning for Children From Poverty | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
What bridges the gap between a culture of despair and a future of hope for children who live in poverty?
The answer is simple: effective educators who will not settle for mediocrity, who will not accept excuses for why these children can’t learn, who are willing to do whatever it takes to help each child succeed, who establish supportive environments where children learn to bounce back from life’s negative circumstances and thrive.
Many Americans believe that low-socioeconomic...
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10 of the Most Highly Recommended Kids Books by Age

10 of the Most Highly Recommended Kids Books by Age | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
It’s World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. If you’re looking for some new kids books ideas or have a birthday coming up that you need to buy for, books are a great gift for children of all ages. Here are 10 of the Most Highly Recommended Kids Books by Age.

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Tips for Helping All Learners Succeed

Tips for Helping All Learners Succeed | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

This printable reference includes guidance on reaching and supporting diverse learners.

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25 Awesome Anchor Charts For Teaching Writing

25 Awesome Anchor Charts For Teaching Writing | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Anchor charts are a great way to make thinking visible as you record strategies, processes, cues, guidelines and other content during the learning process. Here are 25 of our favorite charts for te...
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9 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

9 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today's learne

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 1, 8:33 AM

Where will technology make the biggest impact on education? This post shares nine areas, based on research, where the use of technology is making an impact.

What are the ten areas? Below is a list of the top five. Find additional information on each by clicking through to the post, as well as links to other resources.

1. Critical Thinking - In this area four kinds of thinking are discussed: Analogical, Expressive Experiential, and Problem Solving.

2. Mobile Learning

3. Access to Education

4. Continuous Feedback

5. Unlimited and Immediate Learning

Please note that the title on the post days there are ten areas, but number four is missing in the document (or there are only nine areas). I renumbered the areas above so that they are consecutive.

Norton Gusky's curator insight, March 2, 7:27 AM

Ten examples of how technology makes learning more impactful. Examples include : critical thinking, mobile learning, learning to learn, continuous feedback, and global awareness.

Matthew M.'s curator insight, March 4, 12:32 AM

This post relates to the readings because it talks about the way critical thinking is important to acquiring knowledge and how technology affects our learning. One of the significant aims of education is to produce learners who are well informed, that is to say, learners should understand ideas that are important, useful, beautiful and powerful. Another is to create learners who have the appetite the appetite to think analytically and critically, to use what they know to enhance their own lives and also to contribute to their society, culture and civilization.

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Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.
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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.
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Tools for Informal Assessment: Free Technology for Teachers

Tools for Informal Assessment: Free Technology for Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

... A short, interactive presentation on tools and strategies for conducting informal assessments in your classroom. Included in the presentation were demonstrations of Plickers, Kahoot, and SeeSaw. [... and more tips]


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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 15, 2014 3:12 AM

Another collection....

adartshaw's curator insight, October 15, 2014 7:46 AM

Lots of good articles!

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 15, 2014 2:27 PM

Great resource for a 1:1 iPad classroom/school. However, this is a great model for any 1:1 setup. You truly need to consider the Teacher/Student/Parent paradigm when deciding on applications that enhance the learning environment. Where there is not workflow vision the people will perish. 

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5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading

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5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading by Paul France, NBCT, InspirED Teaching reading is an art filled with limiting factors: motivation, vocabulary, decoding, and comprehension are only a few of the comprehensive skills or...

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7 things every kid should master - The Boston Globe

7 things every kid should master - The Boston Globe | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A noted Williams College psychologist argues standardized tests are useful, if they measure the abilities students really need.
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Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size

Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Do you have more than 30 students? Check out these strategies for keeping a large group of kids engaged and managed.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 3, 7:48 PM

Many of the points are excellent. I found that larger classes provided both challenges and opportunities not present in smaller classes. What if we only had 10 students? What would the challenges and opportunities be there?

 

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Shape Literacy Coaching Through an Asset Lens

Shape Literacy Coaching Through an Asset Lens | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

When we set out to create a literacy coaching model we spent time thinking about why coaches were important and how they ultimately could impact teacher learning. We sat around tables and discussed articles about the importance of coaching in a variety of fields such as in medicine, in sports, and in business. One pattern that emerged from our initial research was how the most elite and already accomplished athletes and surgeons had coaches. Coaching was not about remediation in these fields. In many schools and districts educational coaching, on the other hand, is viewed as an intervention for less effective or early career teachers. It was as if the message was implied, “Coaching is for those who need extra help.” Our conclusion from the research and from speaking with a variety of professionals who have coaches led us to a different message: “Everyone can benefit from a coach.” It became important as we began to think through the logistics of the model to keep this in mind.

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Excellent Templates to Use with Newsletters, PowerPoint, and Word Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Templates to Use with Newsletters, PowerPoint, and Word Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps - Daily Genius

The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps - Daily Genius | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Since there’s such a push to bring apps into the classroom, it’s time to figure out which ones are right for you. I threw together this cheat sheet to choosing education apps that will hopefully help you quickly choose what works (and what doesn’t).

So what are some of the best education apps for active learning? What are the top ways to get students actively engaged and interacting with one another? There are some seriously amazing iPad apps that are terrific for project-based learning, active engagement, and even flipped classrooms.

This cheat sheet will help – but first let’s run through the questions you see in the visual.

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Instructional Strategies Sports Coaches Know

Instructional Strategies Sports Coaches Know | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Nathan Barber's book applies a sports coach's perspective to communicating effectively, harnessing the power of teamwork, embracing technology, and more.
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Strategies for Coaching Teachers to Use Formative Assessment Tools

Strategies for Coaching Teachers to Use Formative Assessment Tools | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Formative assessments are an essential part of instructional design. Formative assessments give teachers a glance at the level of understanding students have of a particular topic being taught. We ...

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Formative assessment matters.... And students should be aware of where they are on the learning trajectory. The learning target/outcome/goal shouldn't be a secret. And as Rick Wormeli says, if students take a summative assessment and they don't do so well, it's okay to turn it into a formative one.
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Nine questions: What does it even mean to oppose the Common Core?

Nine questions: What does it even mean to oppose the Common Core? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Almost every article and column written about the nascent GOP presidential campaign mentions Tea Party opposition to immigration reform and the Common Core—and most candidates’ efforts to align themselves with the Republican base on these two issues. (A Google News search turns up more than 11,000 hits for “Common Core” and “immigration” and “Republican.”)

When it comes to immigration reform, it’s easy to understand what the hard-right candidates oppose: any form of amnesty for people who entered the country illegally.

But what does it mean when Ted Cruz, or Rand Paul, or Bobby Jindal says he “opposes” the Common Core?"

 

This article gives examples of nine questions reporters* might ask.


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This article gives examples of nine questions reporters might ask candidates to see whether they're simply regurgitating party press reports or whether they really know what they're talking about.  I shudder to think what might happen if we go back to NCLB's requirements.  One hundred percent of our students proficient?  Really?!?

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Test Prep Strategies for Reading and Vocabulary | Grades 2-12 | Sadlier

Test Prep Strategies for Reading and Vocabulary | Grades 2-12 | Sadlier | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Testing can cause anxiety for most students, but these test prep tips and strategies will help ease their anxiety. Download Test Prep Strategies for Reading and Vocabulary now!
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