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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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5 Strategies For Engaging the NetFlix Generation of Students With Video

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Kids Will Be Kids: 8 Easy Strategies for Engaging Students

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As an educator, speaker and blogger, people send me articles on a wide range of education topics.
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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Instructors should also be prepared to offer guidance on what students aren’t as familiar with–turning their technical skills into skills for lifelong learning and employability.


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Karolyn van Putten's curator insight, July 26, 10:23 AM

What's more important: content (i.e., facts, theories, people) or the processes by which we embrace/locate/study/learn about content?

Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, July 27, 6:07 AM
5 Teaching Practices That Destroy Digital Literacy

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15 Habits to Cultivate in Your Students
Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 1:46 AM

"Digitaalinen lukutaito ei ole tietotekniikkaa, se on teknologian käyttöä ajattelun kehittämiseen. Jos kriittisen ajattelun taidot eivät vielä ole olennainen osa oppilaittesi tietoyhteiskuntavalmiuksia, sinun on aika pohtia opetusstrategioitasi."

 

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Common Core draws support from John Engler, other former governors in new Web videos

Common Core draws support from John Engler, other former governors in new Web videos | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Michigan is one of more than 40 states to adopt the Common Core standards.

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Why Breakfast Is Important For Teenagers: The Best Resources

Why Breakfast Is Important For Teenagers: The Best Resources | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I'm preparing some new lessons for this year, and one will be on the importance of breakfast. I'm adding this list to The Best Resources To Help Promote A Physically Healthy Lifestyle For Our Stude...

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 28, 9:32 AM

Building willpower and self-control consumes enormous amounts of energy, which means that students’ brains need nourishment. Roy Baumeister’s book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength is another valuable resource for teachers and educators.

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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 7:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

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Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 2:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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4 Tips for Flipped Learning

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The core of a successful flipped learning program is customized, watchable, functional video. Here are four tips for creating and integrating high-quality video content.
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How Planning a Lesson is Like Planning a Birthday Party for a 3 Year Old - CORElaborate

How Planning a Lesson is Like Planning a Birthday Party for a 3 Year Old - CORElaborate | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I just survived the planning and execution of a 3 year old birthday party. The process reminded me of planning a high quality lesson. Step 1: Plan ahead I began obsessing about my daughter’s about 6 weeks before her birthday.
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Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology

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To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. Discover what your school can learn.
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20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts

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9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads - Te@chThought

9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads - Te@chThought | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Jackie Gerstein’s User Generated Education is a favorite of ours, with her ideas on self-directed learning, connectivity, experiential learning, and other strands of progressive teaching and learning very much in aligned with our own thoughts on what a modern learning experience should look like.


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Metacognition: ask, not only ‘What are you learning?’ but ‘How are you learning?’

Metacognition: ask, not only ‘What are you learning?’ but ‘How are you learning?’ | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Vanderbilt University

 

"Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking.  More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner.


Metacognitive practices increase students’ abilities to transfer or adapt their learning to new contexts and tasks."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 25, 6:13 AM

Four assignments for explicit instruction:


  1. Preassessments—Encouraging Students to Examine Their Current Thinking
  2. The Muddiest Point—Giving Students Practice in Identifying Confusions
  3. Retrospective Postassessments—Pushing Students to Recognize Conceptual Change
  4. Reflective Journals—Providing a Forum in Which Students Monitor Their Own Thinking

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 25, 4:05 PM

Emotional intelligence and learning how to learn might be the two most important teaching work we do for children. It is about connecting with what is important in healthy ways and understanding learning more completely. We can never do this completely, but we should make the effort.

Nicola Parkin's curator insight, July 28, 4:35 PM

Nice! 4 strategies for helping learner learn to learn.

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3 Ways to Build Trust for Professional Learning | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights

3 Ways to Build Trust for Professional Learning | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
National education reports often have difficulty getting attention, but that was not the case when the Gallup polling organization released State of America's Schools. Rather than prescribing technocratic approaches for improving education, the report focused on the "human elements" that drive student achievement. - See more at: http://www.learningfirst.org/3-ways-build-trust-professional-learning#sthash.j3UpTVR6.dpuf
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 28, 3:54 PM

One other thing is allow teachers an authentic voice which questions what is done in our schools. After all, they are the closest to the action.

 

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Ways to Introduce Yourself to Your New Students - We Are Teachers

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Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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10 Emaciated Terms That Keep Education In A Box

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A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills

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Hope, want and would like: learn the verbs

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Hope, want and would like belong into the group of verbs which are followed by the infinitive. If you click the link above you can see a complete solution for these verbs for intermediate learners of ...

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7 Tips for Re-doing the Student Re-do Process - ASCD Edge

7 Tips for Re-doing the Student Re-do Process - ASCD Edge | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In grading a recent test, I noticed that the scores were lower than usual.  I questioned if we had spent enough time on the material.  I wondered if I had failed to address the challenging content…
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Education Update:When the Screen Goes Blank: Helping Students See What They Read:When the Screen Goes Blank

Education Update:When the Screen Goes Blank: Helping Students See What They Read:When the Screen Goes Blank | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Strong readers create mental images to aid comprehension, but students don't always "see" what they read, especially if the text is complex. Use these tips to help students turn words from the page into movies in their minds.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Great iPad Apps I use As A PhD Student

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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Designing a well-organized and professional teaching portfolio can give you an edge in a competitive job market, and help you score high marks on your school's teacher evaluation form. It is, however, a time-consuming endeavor (the average portfolio takes about two to three days of work), and once built, your portfolio will require regular attention. 

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Annenkov's curator insight, July 26, 11:18 PM

Here is a Digital Teaching Portfolio as a 3 days project designed for HR norms. I prefer a Web Portfolio as a Knowledge Base of all my information products in WWW. Basing on my Web Portfolio I would compile list of web links on demand.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 27, 1:28 AM

We do need to create one of these if we want to go forward.

Елена Полякова's curator insight, July 28, 2:06 AM

е-портфолио

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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.
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25 Alternatives to Using the Word “Great”

25 Alternatives to Using the Word “Great” | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Look at this list of phrases. You won't just see replacements for the word “great,” you'll see catalysts. These are reminders of what you can look for in the
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Two or Three Things I Know for Sure About Helping Students Write the Stories of Their Lives - National Writing Project

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure About Helping Students Write the Stories of Their Lives - National Writing Project | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Judith Morais's curator insight, July 25, 3:39 AM

I've taken away from this article some excellent ideas on how I may inspire my students to love writing and explore their experiences. Excellent ways to develop writing in year ones. 

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One Surprising Secret to Engaged Students - Tim Elmore

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Yesterday, I blogged about schools in Finland and how they seem to be able to engage their students so much better than we do in the U.S.


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 25, 6:22 AM
more kickball please