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The Role of Questioning in a World of Common Core

The Role of Questioning in a World of Common Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Question-Asking: Intentional and Powerful When teachers carefully select and craft their questions, students respond with thinking, wondering, reflection and overall cognition – in other words, the...

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 10, 2013 7:12 AM

"In critical Literacy students disrupt the commonplace; they question text, identify bias, evaluate and respond to information from multiple viewpoints."  The phrase "disrupt the commonplace" will frame my work with students from now on!

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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 10:45 AM

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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Apps and Tools for the Common Core Literacy

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Final Post in Series Looking at Apps and Tools for the Common Core Literacy Curriculum Reading Strand Dr. Leslie Suter and Dr. Melissa Comer are faculty

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How to use parental controls on iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide - iMore

How to use parental controls on iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide - iMore | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, allow you to set what your children can and can't access on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. With Parental Controls, you can lock out Safari, Camera, FaceTime, Siri, AirDrop, CarPlay, the iTunes, iBooks, Podcasts, or App Stores (including in-app purchases), as well as content by age rating, and the ability to make changes to accounts and other app settings. In other words, they're a way to block your child's access to anything and everything you deem inappropriate for them based on their age and sensitivity, and your own best judgement. And they're part of what make Apple devices an ideal computing platform for kids!"


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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, August 25, 11:52 AM

Apple makes it easy to set controls on their products.  Take advantage of the free parental controls built-in. #Apple #iPad #kids

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7 Icebreakers to Use with Students in The First Week of The New School Year ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Icebreakers to Use with Students in The First Week of The New School Year ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Here's an idea: Free French eBook and 5 French websites every French teachers should know!

Here's an idea: Free French eBook and 5 French websites every French teachers should know! | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

If you teach French, you know how tough it can be to find resources for your classroom. Of course, I'm talking about QUALITY resources. That's why a group of great teacher-authors has decided to put together a FREE French eBook of tips and links to freebies for the back-to-school season or should I say "pour la rentrée"? Laudalina from Profs et Soeurs is the mastermind of this amazing initiative and Ms. Joanne has been so generous to host the eBook. What about me? I was honored to organize it!


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Putting Students at the Center: A Reference Guide - PDF

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 24, 6:08 AM

"This reference guide from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation delves deep into the principles of student-centered learning, and explains how they can be implemented to ensure that all students are prepared to succeed in college and beyond."

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A Handy Google Drive Cheat Sheet for iPad Users ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students' Creativity

21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students' Creativity | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Kickstart that school year.(RT @BuzzFeed: 21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students’ Creativity http://t.co/wXSscNVmte http://t.co/qu6YDiY07B)...

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Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software.

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Screen recorder is convenient and safe software that allows to take PC screen video capture of high quality, with or without sound. The program has no viruses, spyware and unwanted applications. Screen Recorder has been tested by the advanced antivirus systems that proved it is absolutely secure software in its segment.

 


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Nik Peachey's comment, August 26, 3:13 AM
I downloaded it here in the UK. There may be some kind of geographical restriction.
Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 26, 4:18 PM

I have not used this, but it looks like a good tool for quick screen captures. 

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Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software

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A ThingLink PD Toolkit of Resources

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This summer I spent much of my work time helping educators learn to embrace the power of ThingLink as a tool for Teaching and Learning.


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent iPad Tips,Tricks, and Resources for Teachers

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 21, 7:50 PM

In this post Alan November suggests that there are four skills we should teach our students the first week of school. Before reading on, what do you think are the most important skills to teach those first days of the year? What do you teach that first day? Most of us would probably answer the procedures and policies, and perhaps the rules. That is not November's advice. He suggests that we do the following.

1. Power Researching - Studies continue to tell us that students do not know how to search well. They tend to Google the answer. Creating questions that cannot be googles is not easy, but it is necessary that our students have "high level research skills.."

2. Meaningful contributions - Can your class come up with an idea that will make the world a better place? If they can, and you help make it happen, they will make the world a better place.

3. Ask them about their passions - Would you consider giving students time throughout the year to work on a project that they are passionate about?

4. Build a learning ecology - Our students need to know that we are also learners. What did you learn this summer? Share this with your students. He states "we have to teach students to learn to learn."

There is much more on these 4 skills in the post. Think about trying to do one or more of these this year.

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 25, 4:55 AM

Σε αυτό το post ο αρθογράφος δείχνει ότι υπάρχουν τέσσερις δεξιότητες που θα πρέπει να διδάξουμε στους μαθητές μας την πρώτη εβδομάδα του σχολείου. Πριν το διαβάσετε, ποιες νομίζετε ότι είναι οι πιο σημαντικές δεξιότητες για να διδάξετε αυτές τις πρώτες ημέρες του έτους; Τι διδάσκετε εσείς την πρώτη εβδομάδα; Οι περισσότεροι από εμάς θα απαντήσουμε πιθανότατα τις διαδικασίες και πολιτικές, και ίσως και τους κανόνες. Αντί αυτών ο αρθογράφος προτείνει να κάνουμε τα εξής:
1 Η δύναμη της αναζήτησης - Μελέτες συνεχίζουν να μας υπενθυμίζουν ότι οι μαθητές δεν ξέρουν πώς να ψάξουν καλά. Τείνουν να "γκουκγλάρουν" την απάντηση. Η δημιουργία ερωτήσεων που δεν βρίσκονται στη google δεν είναι εύκολο, αλλά είναι απαραίτητο οι μαθητές μας να έχουν «δεξιότητες υψηλού επιπέδου στην έρευνα ..." 

2 Σημαίνουσες συνεισφορές - Μπορεί η τάξη μας να καταλήξει σε μια ιδέα που θα κάνει τον κόσμο ένα καλύτερο μέρος; Αν μπορούν και σας βοηθήσουν να συμβεί, θα κάνουν όντως τον κόσμο ένα καλύτερο μέρος.
3. Ρωτήστε τους για τα πάθη τους - Θα το σκεφτόσασταν να δίνατε χρόνο σε μαθητές όλο το χρόνο για να εργαστούν σε ένα πρότζεκτ με το οποίο είναι παθιασμένοι;
4. Φτιάξτε μια "μαθησιακή οικολογία" - Οι μαθητές μας πρέπει να γνωρίζουν ότι κι εμείς είμαστε επίσης "μαθητές". Τι έμαθες αυτό το καλοκαίρι; Μοιραστείτε το με τους μαθητές σας. "Θα πρέπει να διδάξουμε στους μαθητές να μάθουν πώς να μαθαίνουν». 


Υπάρχουν πολύ περισσότερα από αυτές τις 4 δεξιότητες στο άρθρο. Σκεφτείτε προσπαθώντας να κάνετε ένα ή περισσότερα από αυτά φέτος, έτσι για αλλαγή!

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Atlanta student, Chantel Simmons on what #commoncore means to her


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Free Technology for Teachers: NEWSELA + Google Docs = Differentiated, Collaborative Reading!

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After initial adjustment, Common Core "made it more fun to learn."

After initial adjustment, Common Core "made it more fun to learn." | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Classroom discussions lasted days, homework questions were challenging and reading analyses were time consuming.

However, Nick Carlson, a 17-year-old Hamilton High School senior, said he is thankful for the Common Core State Standards, even though they initially left a bad taste in his mouth.

“It was just hard to understand and hard to grasp at first, but then as you kept learning, it was easier to understand and made it more fun to learn.”



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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, August 26, 7:19 PM

Another take on Common Core. 

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Group Brainstorming Tools - GroupMap

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GroupMap's easy and effective online group brainstorming tools with visual templates puts your ideas against everyone's ideas on one single unique platform.

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Wanda Hill's curator insight, August 26, 1:07 PM

Looks like great a great classroom tool...and great for TPEP.

 

Amanda O'Connell's curator insight, August 26, 3:03 PM

Very useful for planning and writing activities

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 26, 4:33 PM

The free version only allows public mindmaps/brainstorms, so if you are in a school setting and don't want student work to be shared, this might not be the right tool. The professional version that allows you to make the maps private is a steep $49 a month. 

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3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom - Edudemic

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Google’s advance in the education field has brought to schools around the globe affordable devices and effortless access to educational content. Google’s latest solution for learning is called Google Classroom. Although Google Classroom will be available at the beginning of the school year to all schools that have adopted Google Apps for Education, the Mountain …

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LearnZillion updates new #commoncore lesson plans for #back2school

LearnZillion updates new #commoncore lesson plans for #back2school | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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The Adventures of Library Girl: 27 Ways To Make This the Best Year Ever!

The Adventures of Library Girl: 27 Ways To Make This the Best Year Ever! | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Drawing inspiration from Mia MacMeekin's series of "27 Ways To... " infographics and decided to make my own, using Comic Life.   Then, knowing there was no way I could come up with 27 totally unique and amazing ways to make this the best year ever on my own, I started asking members of my PLN for tips and advice to help teachers a) remember why they became teachers to begin with and b) hang onto that inspiration all year long so that day 121 felt as awesome as day one.   AND OH MY STARS! The advice people shared was AMAZING! I was blown away.   And it wasn't long before my infographic was finished!  "


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School Starts Too Early

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The later high school classes start in the morning, the more academic performance improves

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We knew this, didn't we?  Adolescent brain research supports it.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 24, 7:51 PM

Why don't we change? This is something so-called reformers can change if they have the will.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good File Conversion Tools

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good File Conversion Tools | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Even though I create nearly all of my documents online and use cloud storage services that support a multitude of file formats, there are still a few occasions when someone sends me a file that I need to convert. If your school is not using Google Drive, Dropbox, or a similar cloud service, you may find yourself and your students in need of a file conversion tool too. A more common need for a file conversion tool arises when we start to work with audio and video files. Here are file good online file conversion tools. "


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Anita Vance's curator insight, August 25, 6:01 PM

A little extra help with files - you never know...

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The Periodic Table of iPad Apps

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If you’re an iPad junkie like me, then you’re definitely going to dig this app-solutely awesome resource created  by ICTEvangelist Mark Anderson. This beyond cool visual contains 80+ educational app suggestions mapped to activities in eight color coded categories including creativity, computing, literacy and more!


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Five Practices That Could Transform Your Coaching

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I spent last week learning about transformational coaching with educators from all over our country, plus one participant from Kenya! Some fifty teacher-leaders, coaches, and administrators came to Oakland and participated in my "Art of Coaching" institutes and dug deep into the what, how and why of transformational coaching. I love facilitating these workshops and always come away with a deeper understanding of coaching because of the questions that are asked, the connections that are made, the ways in which I'm pushed to think and articulate and share. So first--thank you to all who participated! Spending so much time this...
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Love Elena Aguilar, and this blog is right on point.

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Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth - NYTimes.com

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In between dispensing advice on breast-feeding and immunizations, doctors will tell parents to read aloud to their infants from birth, under a new policy that the American Academy of Pediatrics will announce on Tuesday. With the increased recognition that an important part of brain development occurs within the first three years of a child’s life, and that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important communication skills, the group, which represents 62,000 pediatricians across the country, is asking its members to become powerful advocates for reading aloud, every time a baby visits the doctor.
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Edmodo Resources for Teachers A Comprehensive Chart ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability

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POSTED BY ANDREA AYRES

...If you are a purveyor of online content you have a duty to your reader. How text looks greatly impacts the willingness of your reader to interact with that text.



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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 10:15 PM

This article goes into considerable depth about many aspects of web writing and readability.  


Great lessons for anyone who creates web content. (Online instructors... learn these lessons!)

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, August 22, 4:56 AM

That! That's how online text should look.It's like balm on my frayed nerves and pleasant for the eyes. :-)

 

No wonder retaining information from an online text is so hard if presented in the wrong way.