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10+ Values Marching Band Students Learn And Why You Should Hire Them

10+ Values Marching Band Students Learn And Why You Should Hire Them | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
By John GardnerSee Teens At Their BestThis is a followup article to an article, "14 Ways to Volunteer for a Marching Band to Appreciate and Applaud what is Good about Teenage America", which focused on ways to share your talents and abilities and...
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Watching Videos Like You Read a Book: 40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies

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40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

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FredGaasendam's curator insight, Today, 3:19 AM

This could be useful with weblectures for higher education.

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6 Habits Smart Leaders Never Forget

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Smart leaders use good habits to develop the mental toughness needed to move toward reaching their goals.

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The Land of Venn : A Math Game to Enhance Kids Geometric Skills - $4.99 App

The Land of Venn : A Math Game to Enhance Kids Geometric Skills - $4.99 App | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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The Right Questions

The Right Questions | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Learn about the power of question formulation in this post. The information comes from the Right Question Institute, and provides a great overview of how to teach your students to ask good questions. The post is split into the following sections:

* The Power of Question Formulation

* Question Formulation in Practice (which includes)

   - Step 1: The teacher designs a question focus

   - Step 2: Students produce questions

   - Step 3: Students work with open-ended and close-ended questions

   - Step 4: Students prioritize questions

   - Step 5: Teacher and students discuss next steps for using the questions

   - Step 6: Students reflect

* A Catalyst for Deeper Learning

* A Small but Significant Shift

There are also some examples of the question formulation technique from classroom teachers.


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Academic Vocabulary and the New Wave of Testing

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David Coleman, the current president of the College Board, has a particular take on academic vocabulary; and, if you want to better prepare your students for the new wave of standardized testing under the Common Core and the new SAT, you better get hip to it. As he told the New York Times, Coleman believes academic vocabulary is all around us, and he is out to rid the SAT of "words you will never use again" and plans to instead focus standardized testing on "more common words like synthesis, distill and transform, used in context as they will be in college and in life."


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Very Good Resource of Educational Posters for Chemistry Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Very Good Resource of Educational Posters for Chemistry Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class - Brilliant or Insane

Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class - Brilliant or Insane | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Use these ten reflective questions at the end of class to help learners deepen their understandings of themselves and their work.
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WeAreTeachers: Best of Teacher HELPLINE!: 6 Interactive Reading Strategies to Boost Student Engagement

WeAreTeachers: Best of Teacher HELPLINE!: 6 Interactive Reading Strategies to Boost Student Engagement | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers share their recommendations for interactive reading strategies to use in the classroom. Videos are included to show the strategies in action.
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HelenREberhardt's curator insight, March 28, 2:10 AM

Plastic is made from crude oil, and production is a very energy-intensive process, so it has a high carbon footprint. In order to combat that, car manufacturers are increasingly using recycled plastics.

HelenREberhardt's curator insight, March 28, 2:10 AM

Plastic is made from crude oil, and production is a very energy-intensive process, so it has a high carbon footprint. In order to combat that, car manufacturers are increasingly using recycled plastics.

Caroline Messenger's curator insight, March 28, 8:46 AM

Reading AND Engagement!

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ASCD Express 10.14 - Purpose and Control Gets Young Writers "Running to the Table"

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The art of thinking flourishes within an emotionally, intellectually and physically safe learning environment that is carefully constructed by the classroom teacher.
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A Teacher's Moment: Finding 'The Essence Of Poetry'

A Teacher's Moment: Finding 'The Essence Of Poetry' | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Jess Burnquist teaches creative writing at an Arizona high school. She talks about how one lesson helped a class become a team.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 30, 9:54 PM

An interesting story where what stands out is the teacher, despite a lack of support, finds a way to get things done.

 

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7 Ways to Hack Your Classroom to Include Student Choice | Edudemic

7 Ways to Hack Your Classroom to Include Student Choice | Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
For awhile, when educators discussed differentiating instruction & meeting students’ individual needs, they did so through the framework of Learning Styles.
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Can Pop-Up Debate Produce Grit in Students? | Teaching the Core

Can Pop-Up Debate Produce Grit in Students? | Teaching the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Love Dave Stuart's "Non-Freaked Out Approach" to teaching.

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5 Effective Ways for Developing Problem Solving Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Effective Ways for Developing Problem Solving Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 17, 1:47 PM

Problem-solving and Idea Generation infographic: Handy! 

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Strategies for Addressing the Most Challenging Math Standards - Modeling

Strategies for Addressing the Most Challenging Math Standards - Modeling | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
By Mark Ellis - Modeling is one of the most challenging math domains for students when it comes to math standards.

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This Man Is About To Give The SAT A Dramatic Makeover

This Man Is About To Give The SAT A Dramatic Makeover | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Growing up in downtown Manhattan as the son of a psychiatrist and a college president, David Coleman never wanted for stimulation. At the dinner table, his parents repeatedly told him that it wasn't his exam scores that mattered, but rather the quality of his ideas and inquiry.

 

Now, Coleman is in charge of the most important test score a student can receive. As president of the College Board, a national education company, he is redesigning the SAT, the standardized test taken by many high school seniors as a part of the college application process. He is also expanding the Advanced Placement program, which offers college-level classes and tests for high school students.


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, September 4, 2013 5:35 AM

David Coleman, best known for his role as the co-architect in writing the ELA Common Core Standards, has largely been unheard from as states begin to either opt out or implement the standards.


This is an informative article that provides a brief bi-partisan view of the history of common core and what Coleman's next role will be.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Indispensable Google Scholar Tip for Teachers and Academics

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Indispensable Google Scholar Tip for Teachers and Academics | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Handy tool in Google Scholar
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Vocabulary: Wondrous Words or Busy Work?

Vocabulary: Wondrous Words or Busy Work? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Common Core has created a whole new emphasis on the importance of vocabulary development. This makes me feel two things. This is the best thing that can happen to us! Thi
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10 questions you should ask yourself while reading - Daily Genius

10 questions you should ask yourself while reading - Daily Genius | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When you pick up a book to do some light reading, an assignment, or some quick pleasure reading, how much do you actually comprehend? Do you zoom through the book hoping for it to be over as soon as possible?
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What are the Keystone Habits for Success? | Teaching the Core

What are the Keystone Habits for Success? | Teaching the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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In my [Dave Stuart's]  last post, I introduced the concept of keystone habits and invited you, dear Teaching the Core family, to weigh in on what you suspect are the answers to these questions:

What are the keystone habits for success in school? How about for specific areas of literacy skill, like reading, writing, speaking, and listening?Which habits are most likely to create a “waterfall” of further behavior shifts, thereby solidifying our students’ chances of long-term success?

There were so many great replies to those questions — please check out the comments from last post. So what are my answers to these questions? Let’s get into it.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Twisted Wave - Create Audio Recordings Online to Save in Google Drive

Free Technology for Teachers: Twisted Wave - Create Audio Recordings Online to Save in Google Drive | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Your Brain Learns New Words as Pictures So You Can Read Faster - Newsweek

Your Brain Learns New Words as Pictures So You Can Read Faster - Newsweek | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

When literate adults pick up a book, they don’t start sounding out each word letter by letter or sound by sound, the way their kindergarten or first-grade teacher probably told them to do when they were first beginning to read. Instead, as a new study shows, their brains recognize whole words they’ve seen before, which facilitates quicker reading.

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