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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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How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution. While there …

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 10:59 AM

This article includes a Vimeo based video tutorial.  Consider is a quick way to get up to speed on Google's new moves into education. 

Mark Fuson's curator insight, August 14, 5:00 PM

Google classroom seems to be coming strong! Sure would like access to this so I can begin testing it for teachers.

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Patient and Tenacious Teaching

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In the race to complete reports that prove the immediate value-added measures of our teaching, we’ve lost sight of one of the most powerful teaching tools we have: patience.
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4 principles of Student-Centered Learning

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In our view, student-centered learning is a process of learning that puts the needs of the students over the conveniences of planning, policy, and procedure.

 

Like any phrase, “student-centered learning” is subjective and flexible–and only useful insofar as it ultimately supports the design of learning experiences for students. For example, arguing for a “student-centered approach” to creating curriculum frameworks that center the authentic knowledge needs of each student makes sense, while creating a “student-centered” classroom that gives students little choice in content, voice in product, or a human necessity for creative expression does not. Student-centeredness uses an actual person as an audience, and designs learning experiences backwards from that point.

 

With that in mind, here are 4 principles of student-centered learning to consider as you design curriculum and instruction.

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 17, 7:32 PM

The graphic includes a lot about the teacher. Perhaps we should consider a teacher-centred classroom which allows student-centred learning to occur?

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Rocket Timer - Online Stopwatch

Rocket Timer - Online Stopwatch | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Try this fun Rocket Timer - watch the fuse go down, then blast off! These timers are fun, great for classrooms, and kids and adults alike. Free and full screen!

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Good alternative to Harmony Hollow's Cool Timer

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Math in the Real World: Resources via #ISTE2014

Math in the Real World: Resources via #ISTE2014 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Math in the real world 

Students should be able to apply mathematical concepts to real world issues. In the real world, math doesn't come in a box labeled, "Today you will only use your multiplying with fractions skill." In the real world, students must use critical thinking to solve problems. "


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Francisco Restivo's curator insight, August 20, 2:52 PM

Pensamento computacional também é isto!

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4 Great Resources for Inspirational Teaching Quotes

4 Great Resources for Inspirational Teaching Quotes | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Gwen Little's curator insight, August 16, 9:13 PM

Some beautiful and inspiration quote boards every teacher should follow!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 17, 1:27 AM

Quotes can be helpful when used in non-superficial ways.

 

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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

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"Self-reflection is self-assessment, and one of the most significant learning tools we can model for our students. Ultimately, we want our children and adolescents to be the self-assessors of their work, dispositions, and goals. Research repeatedly reports that the difference between good teachers and superior teachers is that superior teachers self-reflect."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 16, 8:53 PM

We ask our students to reflect on their work, but do we ask them to reflect on their social and emotional development? This post from Edutopia looks at the importance of self-reflection in these areas.

The author discusses how the brain is wired to do self-assessment, stating:

'When we teach to a child's or adolescent's brain, we empower that student with the "inner resources" that directly affect his or her ability to pay attention, engage, and create meaningful learning experiences. School culture is simply about relationships, and the brain is relational organ designed to survive, think, and feel.'

She has also uploaded three great documents that you may print out and use with your students. These documents are:

* Self-Assessment Rubric for Social and Emotional Development

* Social and Emotional Development Daily Goals

* Social and Emotional Development Questions for Reflection

Working with social and emotional development as an avenue for self-reflection may be new to you, but to help our students gain this ability to self-assess make create changes in the classroom that lead to students feeling safer.

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Back to School! Pinterest Board from the Teaching Channel

Back to School! Pinterest Board from the Teaching Channel | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Going back to school- it's about that time! On this board you'll find teaching resources for the first weeks of school: getting-to-know-you activities, ideas for classroom setups, and other useful tips. Created in partnership with Remind.
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7 Steps to Create Engaging Infographics for Your Class

7 Steps to Create Engaging Infographics for Your Class | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Елена Полякова's curator insight, August 16, 1:50 AM

инфографика

Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 16, 1:23 PM

InfoGraphics are a great way to engage anyone through graphics and text. This article outlines some good tips and ways to create info graphics that will get the message across and help you engage others. 

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Introducing Two Close Reading Strategies for Your Students - Link to Ppt

Introducing Two Close Reading Strategies for  Your Students - Link to Ppt | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I want a way to introduce Close Reading to my students that will help them understand both the Why and the How behind the strategy.  I am a big fan of David Therialt's blog, "The Readiness is All" and his approach the analyzing a text or piece of artwork through the  S.C.O.U.T. and T3 design.…

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Powerpoint has two approaches for close reading.  I love the way the second was initially designed for artwork.

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, August 16, 3:23 PM

Close reading is nothing new. As a matter of fact, close reading began with New Criticism of the 1950s. Close reading was the not the name of the approach readers were taught by which to approach text; that nomenclature has come upon us since the publication and adoption of the Common Core. If you were a student of English in the 60s through the late 70s and early 80s, you were probably doing close reading because that was how teachers of the era were taught to break down texts in the process of analysis. Seems new to many, but that is only because reading made a U-turn somewhere in the 1980s towards whole language and responsive reading and away from analytical, academic reading.

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Feedback techniques from a coaching perspective

Gain accountability through effective coaching. Giving effective feedback is critical to the process. This presentation provides techniques and do's and don'ts of giving feedback.


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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, August 15, 12:33 PM
Excellent presentation that provides some simple feedback delivery techniques. What resonated with me the most was slide 7, Features of Effective Feedback. There is a time and place for delivering feedback. Delivery needs to be timely but does not have to be immediate. Privacy needs to be highly regarded, especially when delivering corrective feedback. It is worth stating that public settings are not appropriate venues for discussing corrective feedback or organizational issues. -- V.B.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 15, 5:33 PM

One thing that attracted me to curate this presentation was it is short. I find many of the presentations provided by the education tech gurus are long, far too long.

 

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iPad Virtual Chemistry Lab Is Now Free (was $4,99) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Virtual Chemistry Lab Is Now Free (was $4,99) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Rebeckah Winans's curator insight, August 16, 10:50 AM

What a great way to explore without blowing up a lab!

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Hey, Teachers! You Can Do This! - Cool Cat Teacher

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

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Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.
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Resources for Integrating Technology into the Classroom - Educational Technology & Mobile Learning

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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EJ Morris's curator insight, August 19, 7:05 PM

Great vault of visuals  and images.. I'll be adding some of these images to my website later today..      http://EJMorris.com

A. Brian Dengler's curator insight, August 19, 7:49 PM
This is extremely helpful.
Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 20, 7:43 PM

Directorio de fuentes de imagen gratuito

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Developing Students' Trust: The Key to a Learning Partnership - Edutopia

Developing Students' Trust: The Key to a Learning Partnership - Edutopia | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
To create students who are willing partners in education, teachers must learn to trust them.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 17, 7:17 PM

Is it developing trust? Or is it creating an environment where the teacher's work resonates in such a way that trust emerges?

 

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Cutting Through The Fog of Student Achievement

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This post was originally posted on Figuring It Out by J. Bevacqua I recently had the opportunity to spend two days working with and listening to John Hattie and his team at Visible Learning unpac...


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 17, 7:26 PM

Is there a fog around student achievement? What is student achievement? It seems the fog is purposely placed around the concept so we can continue to have discussions which result in an unending parade of bottom lines.

 

What if captured teacher voice as well?

 

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9 Web Apps to Display All Your Social Network Feeds in One Place

9 Web Apps to Display All Your Social Network Feeds in One Place | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
How many social networks do you use to keep yourself updated on what’s happening amongst your circle of friends and news from across the world? Everyday, with

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 18, 1:44 AM

I haven't tried all of these but some look promising especially if you are trying to get a handle on your social networks and manage them in a way that still allows you to have a life instead of them managing you! 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 18, 9:34 AM

Howard Rheingold has coined the term, Infotention (http://www.rheingold.com/university/mini-courses/) and this article helps you make more efficient use of your time.

Michel Müglich's curator insight, August 19, 3:35 PM

Social Media Plattformen aggregiert nutzen - Tools für mein PLE?

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20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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9 Outstanding Apps for Adding Text to Your Photos

9 Outstanding Apps for Adding Text to Your Photos | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Text on images — that’s the idea behind messaging, poster art, greeting cards and scenic displays. And font freaks (you know who you are) will always be on the lookout... Keep reading →

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kathyvsr's curator insight, August 16, 6:29 PM

Good to know about these!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 19, 7:39 PM

Great list of apps mostly free to easily add text to photos

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.


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50 Awesome Quotes about Education and Technology

50 Awesome Quotes about Education and Technology | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Love this collection of quotes

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gwynethjones's curator insight, August 16, 11:08 AM

What an Inspiring Great list! It's even heartening that 15 out of 50 are from women! That's ALMOST half! 


Someday we women won't be a minority in this Education Profession thing! Someday! And then we'll get the vote! W00t!
 j/k sorta

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The Three Most Dangerous Mistakes Leaders Make

The Three Most Dangerous Mistakes Leaders Make | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
It’s easy to learn from mistakes when you’re inventing light bulbs, but leaders work with people not bulbs. Leadership mistakes: Waste resources. Squander opportunities. Misuse talent. Hurt people....

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15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching

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