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Free, Printable QR-Coded Classroom Rules | Scholastic.com

Free, Printable QR-Coded Classroom Rules | Scholastic.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Introduce classroom rules in a new and exciting way on the first day of school. Grab your smartphone or iPad, and print some of these free, printable QR-coded rules to make kids eager t
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New Resources On Teaching Reading & Writing

New Resources On Teaching Reading & Writing | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Here are some new and useful resources related to teaching reading and writing: Why is reading good for me? is from the BBC. I’m adding it to My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important &a…
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10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Inquiry-based techniques are challenging conventional ways of teaching and empowering students who might otherwise get overlooked.
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Math Tools You Can Make At Home

Math Tools You Can Make At Home | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Maximize your teacher budget with homemade math toolboxes. From bead racks, to dot cards, to number lines, these simple-to-make math resources won't break the bank and will be perfect for your Guided Math block!
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Dyslexia… 5 things a teacher needs to know about working with dyslexic pupils…

Dyslexia… 5 things a teacher needs to know about working with dyslexic pupils… | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Dyslexia... 5 things a teacher needs to know about working with pupils with dyslexia...
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Attentional Dyslexia: A Different Kind of Reading Disorder

Attentional Dyslexia: A Different Kind of Reading Disorder | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a variation on dyslexia which causes similar, but different symptoms.
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Taking Notice of Technology for Our Youngest Students

Taking Notice of Technology for Our Youngest Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I had the pleasure of visiting with Steven Anderson at the ISTE conference. I met up with Anderson at the Tiggly booth to discuss early childhood learning and the advancements he has seen in the industry.
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1st Grade Word Work: Daily 5 Style

1st Grade Word Work: Daily 5 Style | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I'm stopping by with a picture-heavy post all about how Word Work runs during our Daily 5 block. Since the end of October, we have been running a true Daily 5 complete with our own choices, pulling small groups, and a small reflection time at the end of each block to keep up accountable.
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Google Classroom: A Free Learning Management System For eLearning - eLearning Industry

Google Classroom: A Free Learning Management System For eLearning - eLearning Industry | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Google Classroom: A Free Learning Management System For #eLearning. #google #classroom https://t.co/hOSqwTGSge https://t.co/ddjOkbvLlQ
Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Multiple Intelligences Self-Assessment

Multiple Intelligences Self-Assessment | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Multiple Intelligences Self-Assessment https://t.co/qvXBFZWFQa #sisdfocus
Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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New Tools for Interactive Fiction and Engaged Writing

New Tools for Interactive Fiction and Engaged Writing | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
An interactive storytelling tool called Twine hooks students into deeper learning through the empathy of creating a choice-filled historical narrative with multiple outcomes.

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9 Tips for Formatting an Excel Chart in Microsoft Office

9 Tips for Formatting an Excel Chart in Microsoft Office | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
First impressions matter. Don't let an ugly Excel chart scare off your audience. Here's everything you need to know about making your charts attractive and engaging in Excel 2016.

Via Maria Margarida Correia
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Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain

Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Adolescence could be a time of explosive academic learning if what's taught can be connected to the central preoccupation of young people -- their identities.
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What To Plan on The First Day of Kindergarten! - Simply Kinder

What To Plan on The First Day of Kindergarten! - Simply Kinder | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Ahhh… the first day of kindergarten! It’s such an exciting day! An exhausting day! But what do you plan for that day?
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What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In project-based learning, students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.
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4 Skills Every Student Needs - Leading, Learning, Questioning

4 Skills Every Student Needs - Leading, Learning, Questioning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
One of the things I miss the most about the classroom is discussing novels with students and the way that set students up to thoughtfully approach tough conversations. We’d open up The Great Gatsby or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or Invisible Man and dive headlong into some of life’s biggest questions. We’d talk about what it means to be valued …
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Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Have students take responsibility for their grades and behavior by strategically offering opportunities to redo assignments, retake tests, and reflect on their performance.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Every Student Succeeds Act | Alliance For Excellent Education

Everything You Need to Know About the Every Student Succeeds Act | Alliance For Excellent Education | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The Alliance for Excellent Education has created a series of bite-sized materials—both print and video—that provides concise but comprehensive analyses of several key areas within ESSA.
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More Summer Webinars - I'm Lovin' Lit

More Summer Webinars - I'm Lovin' Lit | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Interactive Notebook Webinars are here! I’m currently offering two webinars this summer: Thousands of you were able to attend these webinars in June, and here are the dates for July. You’ll be able to click and register for each webinar 10-14...
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50 Organization Tricks for Teachers | Scholastic.com

50 Organization Tricks for Teachers | Scholastic.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Creative ways to keep your classroom in tip-top shape until the last bell rings.
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A New Infographic Featuring 30+ Practical Google Search Tips ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Infographic Featuring 30+ Practical Google Search Tips ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Tips for Transforming Educational Technology through Professional Development and Training

Tips for Transforming Educational Technology through Professional Development and Training | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers say they lack proper technology support, but schools can turn the tables on inadequate training programs using these best practices.
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How To Create An Assignment In Google Classroom -

How To Create An Assignment In Google Classroom - | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Create an assignment  Sign-in. Click the class. At the bottom, hover over Add  click Create assignment . Enter the title and any instructions. Change an assignment due date or time By default, the assignment [...]

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19 Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers: Content, Assessment & Creation - Class Tech Tips

19 Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers: Content, Assessment & Creation - Class Tech Tips | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I created 19 Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers: Content, Assessment & Creation as a special gift to my newsletter subscribers. A collection of my favorites!

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Maria Margarida Correia
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