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Reflection: What Makes Learning Stick

Reflection: What Makes Learning Stick | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Even taking just fifteen minutes to reflect on what was learned during the day could significantly affect how well students retain the information.
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12 Sight Word Games and Activities for Kids - Play Ideas

12 Sight Word Games and Activities for Kids - Play Ideas | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
These sight word games and activities are a great way to teach your emerging readers their sight words in a super fun way.
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Citing Textual Evidence: Moving Beyond Listing | On the Web with Roz Linder

Citing Textual Evidence: Moving Beyond Listing | On the Web with Roz Linder | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Textual Evidence. You hear this all of the time. Students are supposed to recognize it, write about it, and talk about it. When it comes to incorporating it
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Can we read with our ears?

Can we read with our ears? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Many students with weak decoding skills can read: with their ears. As teachers, we can make a strategic choice of differentiating in our lessons in order to allow a poor reader to ‘read with their ears’ in class until the time they can read with their eyes. As long as this occurs alongside additional intervention to address their decoding difficulties, we may be improving his or her life chances by providing this opportunity.


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Just don't forget the "As long as this occurs alongside additional intervention to address their decoding difficulties...." part.

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Frances's curator insight, July 3, 2014 9:22 AM

Using all the resources available to us, while we systematically teach children the skills they need.

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, July 4, 2014 6:08 AM

An interesting article - relevant to literacy skills and accessibility. Helping pupils to be able to access the curriculum despite poor reading skills seems to be a no-brainer.

Randy Kulman's curator insight, July 4, 2014 7:27 AM

reading is reading!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Making the Most of Google Keep

Free Technology for Teachers: Making the Most of Google Keep | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Google Keep is a program that allows users to quickly and easily create, access and organize information such as notes and lists.  Before discovering Keep, I'd been using a different note-making app on my Android phone.  I made lists, checked items off lists, and colored my notes for easy sorting, but I was so accustomed to the world of sharing!  I really wanted a way to share my notes. I wanted a way to share a to-do list with my team teacher and help students create assignment to-do lists.

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A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir

A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Research better. Feel better

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 28, 6:24 AM

Thanks to Richard Byrne for sharing a post on a new search engine, Athenir. This visual search engine provides a view that may help learners discover additional search terms, allowing them to more easily find the information they are looking for. His post (linked to by clicking his name above) explains that this is just the beginning with additional items being added over the summer. 

If you have used Carrot2 the visual seen above may be familiar to you. Athenir is using Yahoo as the base for its' searches.

Providing learners access to search engines beyond Google, Bing and Yahoo is important. There are many search engines that are geared to younger students, that are more visual in nature...this list could go on. The visual component of this is colorful and allows learners to view their search in a format that many find helpful.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 28, 7:40 PM

check this visual search engine out! 

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, May 28, 7:51 PM

Very clever tool.

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10 Tips for Lesson Observations

10 Tips for Lesson Observations | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
My previous post, 10 recommended books for the CELTA course, was somewhat well received and I have been thinking about a suitable follow-up for this post. Anyhow, after observing teachers during th...

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30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic)

30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I make no apologies for making this an iPad focused post. So many of the schools that I work with have iPads both for students and for educators. The majority of the 30 Apps I've chosen are ones I ...

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Dixie Binford's curator insight, May 28, 10:36 AM

Always helpful ...

Pam Jimison's curator insight, May 28, 11:19 AM

Love seeing that I have tried out all of these! :)

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64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers

64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 29, 9:47 AM

Plenty of free apps mixed with those you have to pay for..it is a very extensive list of iPad Apps for teaching and learning!

Trude Burnett's curator insight, February 16, 5:17 PM
Technology is an amazing way to differentiate. I would caution us to be thoughtful about what and how we use it. There is no magic pill - use your head and heart when when making decisions.
Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 10:29 AM

Some of these are not free, but they are not very expensive either.

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Important Google Lit Trip UPDATE

Important Google Lit Trip UPDATE | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

35 Google Lit Trips updated in May of 2015. If you use older versions of these Lit Trips please update now.


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26 May 2015

 

35 Google Lit Trips updated in May of 2015. If you use older versions of these Lit Trips please update now.

 

Yesterday we uploaded newly refreshed and updated Google Lit Trips for Candide | Frankenstein | Are We There Yet? | Hana's Suitcase | The Odyssey (a Greece-Centric Interpretation | The Odyssey (a Mediterranean-Wide Interpretation

 

If you use any versions of the following titles please update them now  at http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com :

 

A Family Apart 

A Small Dog’s Life 

A Walk in London 

Abuela 

Amy’s Travels 

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl 

Big Anthony: His Story 

Brothers in Hope

By the Great Hornspoon

Esperanza Rising 

Fever 1793 

Flotsam

Going Home

Journey to Topaz 

Make Way for Ducklings 

Marching for Freedom

Night

Number the Stars 

Pedro’s Journal 

Riding Freedom 

Sam Patch: Daredevil Jumper 

The Slave Dancer 

The Armadillo From Amarillo 

The Grapes of Wrath 

The Kite Runner

Lost! 

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 

Walk Two Moons 

We All Went on Safari

 

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Google Lit Trips is brought to you by GLT Global ED, a 501c3 educational nonprofit

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26 May 2015

 

35 Google Lit Trips updated in May of 2015. If you use older versions of these Lit Trips please update now.

 

Yesterday we uploaded newly refreshed and updated Google Lit Trips for Candide | Frankenstein | Are We There Yet? | Hana's Suitcase | The Odyssey (a Greece-Centric Interpretation | The Odyssey (a Mediterranean-Wide Interpretation

 

If you use any versions of the following titles please update them now  at http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com :

 

A Family Apart 

A Small Dog’s Life 

A Walk in London 

Abuela 

Amy’s Travels 

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl 

Big Anthony: His Story 

Brothers in Hope

By the Great Hornspoon

Esperanza Rising 

Fever 1793 

Flotsam

Going Home

Journey to Topaz 

Make Way for Ducklings 

Marching for Freedom

Night

Number the Stars 

Pedro’s Journal 

Riding Freedom 

Sam Patch: Daredevil Jumper 

The Slave Dancer 

The Armadillo From Amarillo 

The Grapes of Wrath 

The Kite Runner

Lost! 

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 

Walk Two Moons 

We All Went on Safari

 

 ~ GoogleLitTrips.org ~

Google Lit Trips is brought to you by GLT Global ED, a 501c3 educational nonprofit

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How Grades 6-12 get robbed in federal education funding

How Grades 6-12 get robbed in federal education funding | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The statistics are stunning, showing a gaping "missing middle," while the early years and college get far more.
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Core of the Matter: What Does an Equitable Classroom Look Like? (#CoreMatters)

Core of the Matter: What Does an Equitable Classroom Look Like? (#CoreMatters) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The following blog post is another in the Alliance’s “Core of the Matter” blog series focusing on the...
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On Feedback: 13 practical examples | Grant Wiggins

On Feedback: 13 practical examples | Grant Wiggins | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Thirteen examples of how teachers have made feedback (as opposed to advice and evaluation) more central to their work with students:


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Get Google Earth Pro for free - CNET

Get Google Earth Pro for free - CNET | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Most amazing of all, Google made this tool available for free. This despite an educational -- and, let's be honest, entertainment -- value that's virtually impossible to measure.

What you maybe didn't know is that Google has long offered a Pro version of Earth as well, one that cost a hefty $399 per year. Now, however, you can get Google Earth Pro absolutely free.

First things first: The words "free trial" still appear in that URL, but as you'll see when you click through to the sign-up page, "Sign up is no longer required for Google Earth Pro." All you have to do is download the installer, run it, then sign in using your e-mail address (as your username) and license code GEPFREE.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 1:59 PM

Do you remember when Google Earth first came online?  I do!  What a thrill to see the world flowing across your screen.  My teenage kids would take over the machine to search the world (usually starting with the location of our house).  


It was a thrill then, it's a thrill now.  Free Google Earth Pro. (Free is of course a relative term that we could philosophize over-- with Google you pay in data, not coin.  At least for now! 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 2:01 PM

Do you remember when Google Earth first came online?  I do!  What a thrill to see the world flowing across your screen.  My teenage kids would take over the machine to search the world (usually starting with the location of our house).  


It was a thrill then, it's a thrill now.  Free Google Earth Pro. (Free is of course a relative term that we could philosophize over-- with Google you pay in data, not coin.  At least for now! 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 5, 1:55 PM

Yes! Just cause it's free and so cool.

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18 education Twitter chats worth your time

Twitter chats for educators offer free professional learning on your favorite topics and the chance to connect with peers around the world. Here are a handful of the best.

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WeAreTeachers: 10 Super-Innovative Teacher Ideas for Close Reading

WeAreTeachers: 10 Super-Innovative Teacher Ideas for Close Reading | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Here are our 10 favorite teacher-created tips, lessons and ideas for close reading.
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Multi-Tiered System of Supports and RTI - Seven Keys to Success

Multi-Tiered System of Supports and RTI - Seven Keys to Success | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Using MTSS and Response to Intervention (RTI) in our classes isn't intimidating if we let RTI be Really Terrific Instruction.
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Seven Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches - edu Pulse

Seven Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches - edu Pulse | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
7 Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches I @ScholasticAdms
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Higher Expectations Means More Responsibility...on the leader and teacher

Higher Expectations Means More Responsibility...on the leader and teacher | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

On the suggestion of Ariel Price, I decided to read the book, "The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools", and it talks extensively about bringing the best out in people."

 

 


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Little Story Creator - A Free App for Creating Multimedia Stories - iPad Apps for School

Little Story Creator - A Free App for Creating Multimedia Stories - iPad Apps for School | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Little Story Creator (not to be confused with the similar sounding Little Story Maker) is a free iPad app that students can use to create multimedia stories on their iPads. The app was designed with students in mind and is therefore rather easy to use. On the app students can create multiple page stories. On each page of their stories students can add images and videos, type text, draw, and apply digital stickers. Students can also record audio on each page to narrate their stories.

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Coaching Techniques That Get Results | Dr Jason Jones

Coaching Techniques That Get Results | Dr Jason Jones | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

The top 5 coaching techniques to help people move toward their goals:

1- Reframe

2- Feed-forward

3- Self-Talk

4- Sound board

5- Six Thinking Hats


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Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 2014 3:12 PM

The five techniques outlined will be good reminders for me as I coach new SpEd teachers.

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The Matthew Effect

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By Steve Figurelli

The Matthew effect refers to the notion that “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” Research has identified (and any teacher can attest) that some children enter school “wealthier” than their classmates when it comes to literacy foundational skills. Children who start out with advantages, in terms of early reading skills and vocabulary, tend to thrive and grow academically, while “less wealthy” children tend to fall progressively further behind. With alarming studies l


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Each time I see or hear this, I am alarmed!  Birth through age three is such an important time span.... Parents, please read to and talk with your children each day~

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6 Skills Even the Strongest Leaders Need to Practice

6 Skills Even the Strongest Leaders Need to Practice | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Strong, effective leadership results from continuously learning, regularly accepting feedback, and consistently practicing what you learn. Here are 6 skills that

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, Today, 8:46 AM

Good reminder and mirrors well "Off the Bench Leading "