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Educational Leadership: Closing in on Close Reading

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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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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Terrific Mini Guide to Help Students Think Critically

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Free Technology for Teachers: Nine Popular Student Response Tools Compared In One Chart

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The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

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Research shows that positive expectations will influence performance positively. Start modeling excellence, celebrating small victories, and refusing to accept failure -- and watch what happens.
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5 Math Apps for Middle School Students

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For parents and teachers looking for apps for middle-schoolers, check out these five apps.

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The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code

The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
These five resources are the best starting points for anyone learning to code.

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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning: TeachThought

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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning
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The video link to "Connected Learning:  The Urgency and the Promise" is informative, too.

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Let It Marinate: The Importance of Reflection and Closing

Let It Marinate: The Importance of Reflection and Closing | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Josh Block, acknowledging that it takes time to process information and synthesize ideas, offers some reflective and closing activities to deepen students' learning in those critical minutes at the end of class.
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How To Embed A YouTube Video & Other Media In Your PowerPoint Presentation

How To Embed A YouTube Video & Other Media In Your PowerPoint Presentation | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Typical presentations are dull affairs with text and corporate backgrounds providing little of interest. Microsoft knows this. They even released their own PowerPoint alternative called Sway.

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Useful tips for learning how to embed videos and other media in your PPT presentations.

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A+ Education Partnership Presents ACT Aspire | Blog | A+ College Ready

A+ Education Partnership Presents ACT Aspire | Blog | A+ College Ready | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Teachers, parents, and coaches: Need information about the ACT Aspire? This blog post is very informative!
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WeAreTeachers: Teacher HELPLINE: Best News Sites for Kids?

WeAreTeachers: Teacher HELPLINE: Best News Sites for Kids? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The Teacher HELPLINE lists the best picks for classroom-friendly news sites.
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Empowering Student Writers

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Once students are ready to write, different strategies for revision and publication will test and stretch their ability to think critically about their own work.
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WeAreTeachers: 5 Quick Ways to Assess Kids' Writing Progress

WeAreTeachers: 5 Quick Ways to Assess Kids' Writing Progress | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Is your students' writing all over the map? Here are five quick strategies to assess students' writing that are fair and will save you hours of grading time.
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Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers

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Reflection, Conversation, and Socratic Spaces

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Deepen students' reflective process by offering them different perspectives from which they can empathize, ask questions, and relate the answers to the world they know.
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Shanahan on Literacy: All I Want for Christmas is Content Reading

Shanahan on Literacy: All I Want for Christmas is Content Reading | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
y teachers, it is time to make the following New Year’s resolution for 2015: “I will not cut back on the teaching of science or social studies or the arts to teach ELA.”
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This post does a GREAT job explaining why it's important to use comprehension strategies when teaching reading in all of the content areas.
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The Difference Between Praise and Feedback

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Parenting these days is patrolled by the language police. Sometimes it seems like the worst thing you could ever say to a kid is “Good job!” or the dreaded, “Good girl!
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Clarifying Expectations With Clear Communication: TeachThought

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Video: My English Language Learners Did A "One-Sentence Project"

Video: My English Language Learners Did A "One-Sentence Project" | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I've previously posted about a project suggested and developed by Daniel Pink about "one sentences" (see The Best Resources For Doing A “One-Sentence Project”). The idea is that people think twenty...

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OneNote for Teachers - Interactive Guides (shared by @thrillsuril )

OneNote for Teachers - Interactive Guides (shared by @thrillsuril ) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Learn the basics of Microsoft OneNote, and then dive into specific scenarios for teachers with these interactive guides.

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Breathing Anchor Charts

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I finally had a chance to try an idea this summer during our literacy summer school and wanted to quickly share before the new year. We use anchor charts all the time - math, reading, writing, etc....
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Shanahan on Literacy: Second Language Powerpoints

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PowerPoints from Dr. Shanahan's presentation in AZ - for Spanish language students
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Second Language PowerPoints for Spanish language students from Dr. Shanahan
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Why Your Students Can't Stay Seated, Organized, or Focused (And What To Do About It)

Why Your Students Can't Stay Seated, Organized, or Focused (And What To Do About It) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I have a treat for you today! One hot topic in the education world today is executive functioning. Anne-Marie Morey reached out to me to write a post about how to help students that are distracte...
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100 Resources for Teaching Kids With Dyslexia - Homeschooling with Dyslexia

100 Resources for Teaching Kids With Dyslexia - Homeschooling with Dyslexia | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
100 of the best, evidence-based resources for those who teach students with dyslexia.
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Developing Students’ Self-Assessment Skills

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I’ve been rereading some of the research on student self-assessment and thinking about how students develop these skills. They are important in college, all but essential in most professions, but they’re rarely taught explicitly. We assume (or hope) they’re the kind of skills student can pick up on their own, even though most of us see evidence to the contrary. Many students, especially beginning ones, routinely overestimate their ability and underestimate the difficulty of course content. How often did I hear this comment about my courses: “A communication course? Gotta be a piece of cake. I’ve been talking since I was 3.”
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