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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:45 PM

Every teacher should enhance their student's reading comprehension by using  annotations as a record of their thinking. If you’re thinking, make a record of it by writing down.

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9 Things You Probably Don't Know About Chromebooks

9 Things You Probably Don't Know About Chromebooks | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Laptops that run Google’s own Chrome operating system (which looks just like the Chrome browser you might be using on your PC or Mac) are cheap, easy to use, and growing in popularity. Here are nine things you probably didn’t know about machines running the Chrome OS. Last year, Chromebooks outsold MacBooks by a ratio of five to one. The fact that Chrome OS machines tend to cost less than a third of what their OS X cousins do probably has a lot to do with that.

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Kids Will Be Kids: 8 Easy Strategies for Engaging Students

Kids Will Be Kids: 8 Easy Strategies for Engaging Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

As an educator, speaker and blogger, people send me articles on a wide range of education topics.


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A Wonderful Poster on Failure ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Poster on Failure ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"I have always believed that teachers (and people in general) MUST have an open midset; one that tolerates and celebrates mistakes and errors; one that looks at failure as an opportunity for a better beginning. It is through falling down that we stand up robust and it is through misfortunes that we gather our strength to live the life we want and pursue our dreams.

If we want to raise up socially and  emotionally strong students who can face up and overcome  the hardships of life, an important key in this is to teach (and model) them about failure. We need to show them that failure is a healthy sign and a good omen for a healthy life experience. They need to view failure as an attempt for deep reflection and meditation about what work or did not work. They also need to be reminded that failure has been a common denominator behind most of the historical achievements and invention in the history of humankind."


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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, Today, 8:12 AM

Can you learn from failure? 

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What Would a Common Core for Higher Ed Look Like?

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68 institutions are piloting a new assessment that would measure student achievement through a common lens.

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, July 11, 1:46 PM

Seems a reasonable effort--achievable? Aim high!

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Envisioning Effective Professional Learning

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I'm currently taking a school leadership course and we have been encouraged to dream big about Professional Learning in our roles as School Level Leaders from the Ontario Leadership Framework.   Pr...
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Suvi Salo's curator insight, July 11, 12:52 AM
"Learning About Learning Needs To Be A Major Focus Of The School Culture"
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Simon Sinek on Trust

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Once Simon Sinek's TEDx talk took off, it had an unexpected side effect: he didn't know who he could trust. This led him to new research...

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 10, 8:38 PM
“As the view count on my TEDx talk grew, the demand for finding one’s ‘why’ expanded. That, in turn, created a greater demand for me, and played a significant role in catalyzing my career,” Sinek says now, five years later. “As demand for me grew, I started to meet people who told me things that resonated with me—they’d tell me why they do what they do. I would find them appealing because of that thoughtfulness, and we would learn more about each other. But then I discovered that they wanted to do business with me—that they weren’t actually my friends. Ultimately, I didn’t know who to trust.”
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The Truth About Text Complexity | CTQ

The Truth About Text Complexity | CTQ | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

It took me just over two years of painstaking trial and error, but I finally found a book for Dakota. The book that he’ll remember as a game changer. The one that shifted him from compliant to enthusiastic page-turner.  

Some adolescents enter our classrooms voracious readers. But many other students still haven’t found THE book. In edu-speak we sometimes call these students “reluctant” or “struggling” readers. In actuality, they are simply readers who haven’t yet experienced the joy of being lost in a world of words....

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10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"After the publication of "9 Google  alternatives for academics and student researchers" today I am sharing with you this excellent list of academic search engines specifically curated for history teachers. Using these search engines, you will be able to look for and find resources and materials to use in your class with your students. These resources include original historical documents, maps, images, records, memorials, primary source materials, interactive timelines and many more."


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Good Leaders Persuade, They Don't Manipulate

Good Leaders Persuade, They Don't Manipulate | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Manipulators are heard, but persuaders are believed because they are trusted, which results in a win-win.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 10, 8:24 PM

It is far more powerful to influence than manipulate.

Joyce Layman's curator insight, July 11, 10:27 AM

Well said!

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Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
How to use open-ended, close-ended, and a double question technique to inspire deeper thinking in your students.
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A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading

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How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue

How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Define the purpose and designate the final decision maker before a project starts.

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Mark Treadwell's curator insight, July 12, 3:21 PM

Yes we know we should be encouraging learners to collaborate but what are the pitfalls and how do we develop their collaborative ability? Some good points here. 

Gust MEES's curator insight, Today, 2:32 AM

To be sure, some collaboration fatigue just comes with the territory. The reason you pursue collaborative ventures in the first place is because you need to address an ambiguous, highly visible, boundary-crossing issue for which responsibility and control is spread evenly across many people. Decades of research show that these high demand/low control situations are a veritable petri dish for job stress and burnout.


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Online Resource: LIFE Photo Archive - Class Tech Tips

Online Resource: LIFE Photo Archive - Class Tech Tips | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Primary source documents, especially photographs, are powerful tools for grabbing the attention of students.  Sometimes it's challenging to find the right picture to connect to a historical fiction...

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How To Prepare Yourself To Give Negative Feedback - Lead From Where You Are Now

How To Prepare Yourself To Give Negative Feedback - Lead From Where You Are Now | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The move for most people from player to coach is not always an easy transition. Let’s face it. Leadership is work. It’s work to...

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TOP TEN WAYS TO TURN YOUR CLASSROOM INTO A HOTBED OF ENTHUSIASTIC READERS by Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller

TOP TEN WAYS TO TURN YOUR CLASSROOM INTO A HOTBED OF ENTHUSIASTIC READERS by Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We are intermediate grade teachers who have learned over the years that there are practices that get kids excited about reading.   We tried to rank them but decided they were all equally important....
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Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers must recognize (and teach) that our perspective shapes our expectations and outcomes. Lori Desautels shares three practices for tuning into and altering perspective.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 10, 2:25 PM

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 10, 2:39 PM

Alfred North Whitehead wrote about the importance of perspective in learning and understanding the world. Even a subtle shift in position changes the way we engage in the world and relationships.

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 11, 10:33 AM

we do need to make sure that our students learn to look at things from various perspectives...  Information ,

literacy skills will be vital to the student who asks questions...

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Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE

Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
At the 2014 ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia, last week, Common Sense Media staff and Graphite Certified Educators presented a series of engaging, informative, and hands-on lightning-fast sessions. These 15-minute workshops showcased practical and engaging ways to use specific...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 10, 8:51 PM

Are you looking for "practical and engaging ways to use specific technology tools to enhance student learning"? You might want to check out this link from graphinte (a part of Common Sense Media). There are 23 workshops that were each 15 minutes in length and covered 3 apps, games, websites or Common Sense Media resources. Below are some of the workshops.

* Best Elementary ELA Common Core Apps and Websites (also one on Math   and one on Science Apps and Websites as well as one for middle/high school in the same three areas).

* Ready for Research - Best Websites Across K-12

* Formative Assessment Tools to Rock Your World

* Digital Passport: Digital Safety Games for Kids (This is a free game from Common Sense Media that is great for students in grades 3 - 5.)

* Digital Citizenship + PBL = Cool Programs for Teens

You will find many great resources that may be of use to you during the next school year. Have fun exploring!

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Don't Just Survive - Thrive in the Classroom | MiddleWeb

Don't Just Survive - Thrive in the Classroom | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Sixth grade teacher Kevin Hodgson highly recommends THRIVE, Meenoo Rami's book on reinvigorating your teaching, for its focus on self-driven, collaborative PD.
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The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism -

The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism - | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We spend so much time in education trying to make things better. Better policies. Better technology. Better standards. Better curriculum. Better instruction. Better assessment. Better response to assessment data. And too with research, teacher collaboration,...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 9, 10:47 AM

Learning to be is interesting, but might not go far enough. One way to interpret being is as a noun which is always the jumping off point for becoming, a verb.

 

Having a teacher involved is important.

Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, July 9, 9:46 PM

I love to see adults learners learn from each other. I favor constructivism and connectivism respectively

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses."


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 9, 2:24 AM

If the majority of y our students are visual learners these are things you have to take into account.

Progressive training's curator insight, July 9, 7:24 AM

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 9, 2:55 PM

Visual learning is an important part of learning in any platform. 

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A Pedagogy of Discovery: Reflections on Teaching Tech to Elementary Students

A Pedagogy of Discovery: Reflections on Teaching Tech to Elementary Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When I discovered a rather nondescript blurb on Craigslist about needing an immediate replacement for a “technology specialist,” I didn’t know exactly what I’d find. Much to my joy, however,...

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, July 11, 12:13 PM

More in depth reflection that I thought when I first saw the headline of this article. I identify since I began teaching in the same way, as a part-time, computer instructor in private schools, only it was 20 years ago and on Commodore 64 computers.

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Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By

Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The following five helpful mantras provide refreshing ideas for creating eLearning courses that go beyond a conventional approach.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 10, 7:44 PM

Once again SHIFT Learning has published an article that focuses on eLearning, but is applicable to face2face learning. The five mantras that are discussed work in either location. What are they? (All are quoted below):

* Think visually.

* We don't remember data, we remember stories.

* Design smarter, not harder.

* Visual clutter is the evidence of a failed search for clarity.

* Leave your learners feeling inspired.

Additional detail is provided in the post and an additional resource is shared in three of the five areas listed above.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use PicCollage - And Five Ideas for Using It In Your Classroom

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use PicCollage - And Five Ideas for Using It In Your Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Five ways to use PicCollage in your classroom: 1. Students can develop collages to use as visual introductions....
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5 Tips For Keeping Your School iPads Safe (And Not Cracked) - Edudemic

5 Tips For Keeping Your School iPads Safe (And Not Cracked) - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
If you run a school that utilizes 1:1 technology tablets, you have no doubt had to deal with a few bumps and bruises. Especially if those tablets end up going home with students. Here are some tips for reducing tablet loss in your program.
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