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ACT Aspire Results – What to Do with Them

ACT Aspire Results – What to Do with Them | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness

Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.
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Here’s one school's take on 4 phases of designing a great project. Download templates, rubrics, & guides.

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On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

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On-the-spot scaffolding and differentiating are essential skills for teachers. And the longer you teach, the better you become at both. Here are three scaffolding strategies to try immediately.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 30, 3:29 PM

"Just to be clear: Scaffolding a lesson and differentiating instruction are two different things. Scaffolding is breaking up the learning into chunks and then providing a tool, or structure, with each chunk. When scaffolding reading, for example, you might preview the text and discuss key vocabulary, or chunk the text and read and stop and discuss as you go. With differentiation, you may give a child an entirely different piece of text to read, you might shorten the text or alter it, and you may modify the writing assignment that follows."

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Six Reading Comprehension Problems & What to do about Them - Cool Cat Teacher

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6 Reading Comprehension Problems and What to Do About Them - from Cool Cat Teacher's blog

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Secondary teachers will agree.  LOVE the infographic!  This reminds me of the AL Reading Initiative's Conceptual Framework with interferences.

 

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K-8th Grade Literary Passages from Readworks

K-8th Grade Literary Passages from  Readworks | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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Literary passages (K-8) with evidence-based question sets.  Also, ReadWorks is completely FREE for teachers.

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6 Things You Must Not Forget While Backing up iPhone

6 Things You Must Not Forget While Backing up iPhone | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Here Are the 6 Things You Must Not Forget While Backing up iPhone Data Before Upgrading.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Zaner-Bloser - Free Strategies for Writers - Lesson Plans - WeAreTeachers

Zaner-Bloser - Free Strategies for Writers - Lesson Plans - WeAreTeachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Find free writers' workshop K-8 lessons to teach your students the writing process and six traits that will help them become effective writers.
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App a Day | Reading Today Online

App a Day | Reading Today Online | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Check out the International Reading/Literacy Association's "App a Day" collection.

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How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset

How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I have written, described, and presented about the growth mindset in education settings, see The Educator and the Growth Mindset The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop Growth Mindset:...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 28, 5:23 PM

How can you, as an educator, help students develop a growth mindset? This infographic from Jackie Gerstein provides provides a  look at:

* "the common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset"

* "common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset"

She also discusses the need for a teacher to become a coach when we look at mindset, providing a link for additional information that you may find helpful, as well as links to some of here previous writings on mindset.

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25 Awesome Anchor Charts For Teaching Writing

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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Close Reading of Texts

An overview of what we mean by "close reading" -- as part of the shifts in the Common Core
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This Prezi from Kevin Hodgson on the fundamentals of close reading is concise and includes embedded video. It might be especially helpful for teachers who are visual learners.

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Act II: Understanding Hamlet through Close Reading - Choice Literacy

Act II:  Understanding Hamlet through Close Reading - Choice Literacy | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

I love to start out the study of Hamlet with these instructions for my students: "Number your paper from 1-4. In this order, write down your name, your mother's name, your father's name, and the name of a paternal uncle. Now, cross out your father's name -- he has just passed away. Draw a line to connect your mother's name to your uncle's. A month has just passed and these two are now married. How does that make you feel?"

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Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual)

Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Dorai Thodla's curator insight, September 28, 10:31 AM

Keeping students interested can be a big challenge. That changes when you provoke their curiosity and make them think. 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 28, 1:06 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 29, 9:24 AM

Good list of questions to help get the student voice active in your classroom.

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The First 5s with iPads

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When introducing new technology in a 1:1 classroom, consider breaking the lessons and tasks into small increments with easily measurable products and goals.
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13 Concrete Examples Of Better Feedback for Learning - TeachThought

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13 Concrete Examples Of Better Feedback For Learning: assessment, learning, instruction, teaching
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Protocols and activities/strategies good for classroom use | NSRF - Linkis.com

Protocols and activities/strategies good for classroom use | NSRF - Linkis.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Protocols and Activities Good for Classroom Use A number of NSRF protocols and activities work beautifully even with students as young as kindergartners. Students at about the fifth grade and older find protocols an especially fascinating way to learn, especially as they come to appreciate the value of silence!
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Teachers and ICs:  Check out these strategies.... Many are new to me, and I can't wait to try them!

 

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A Library of Free eBooks and Audiobooks for Your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Library of Free eBooks and Audiobooks for Your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Learn how to use the Google RESEARCH button in Google Docs | #GoogleDriveInUnder5

Learn how to use the Google RESEARCH button in Google Docs | #GoogleDriveInUnder5 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
One of the key features about the Research tab area the citations. Google Research allows you to import this information using MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles.
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Fall Witch Finger Clipart "The Cauldron Salon" (for personal and commercial use)

Fall Witch Finger Clipart "The Cauldron Salon" (for personal and commercial use) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
This set of colorful witch fingers (all transparent images) can be used for anything...the sky is the limit. For personal and commercial use on free or paid
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Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work!

Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work! | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
To ensure productive group work, teachers must communicate expectations, strategically build groups, structure activities, scaffold work with a supportive classroom culture, and stress individual accountability.
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Learning Never Stops: 9 Science Centered YouTube Channels for teachers and students

Learning Never Stops: 9 Science Centered YouTube Channels for teachers and students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Robert Dart's curator insight, September 28, 11:30 PM

Great selection of science related you tube channels.

ma. isabel olguín vega's curator insight, September 30, 6:42 PM

you tube para profesores y estudiantes  @barbirimoo

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One-Page Nonfiction Reading/Thinking Passages Aligned with Core Priorities

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Are you looking for some one page non-fiction text to use with your students? Here is a page sorted by grade level.

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10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction - TeachThought

10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction - TeachThought | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Differentiated instruction, the tailoring of educational experiences to meet individual learner needs, is nothing new. Hardworking teachers have always recognized the diverse needs of students and adjusted their instruction to account for them. Through one-on-one coaching sessions, small group activities, individualized course packets, reading assignments, and projects, teachers are addressing a range of student levels, interests, strengths, weaknesses, and goals in their classrooms today.

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Closing in on Close Reading - Educational Leadership

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We can't wait until middle school to teach students to read closely. Three practices bring close reading to the lower grades.

A significant body of research links the close reading of complex text—whether the student is a struggling reader or advanced—to significant gains in reading proficiency and finds close reading to be a key component of college and career readiness. (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2011, p. 7)

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Elementary Teachers, we can't wait until middle school....

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Achievethecore.org :: Quadratic Equations Mini-Assessment

Achievethecore.org :: Quadratic Equations Mini-Assessment | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

This mini-assessment is designed to illustrate standards A-REI.B.4 and A-CED.A.1, which set an expectation for students to create, use, and solve quadratic equations. (New quadratic equations mini-assessment is now available for high school.


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