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Digital Citizenship Pledge (3-5)

Digital Citizenship Pledge (3-5) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Students collaborate in creating a digital citizenship pledge outlining their collective social norms for exploring in and interacting with the ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 28, 2013 9:09 PM

Common Sense Media is a great resource for teaching digital citizenship. A day or so ago I scooped a new song they had created on digital citizenship. This poster is a digitial citizenship pledge, one that you may talk about with your student and have each sign...and it has two extra spaces where you may choose to add one or two new rules. If you click through to their website you will also find a lesson plan on this. Common Sense Media does require  you to log-in to access all their materials (for download) and they have excellent resources.

Scott Langston's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:54 PM

a nice tool for elementary?

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Test Prep Strategies for Reading and Vocabulary | Grades 2-12 | Sadlier

Test Prep Strategies for Reading and Vocabulary | Grades 2-12 | Sadlier | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Testing can cause anxiety for most students, but these test prep tips and strategies will help ease their anxiety. Download Test Prep Strategies for Reading and Vocabulary now!
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8 Diagramming Apps for Better Brainstorming on the Go

8 Diagramming Apps for Better Brainstorming on the Go | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When you've got projects to manage, events to plan and the never-ending demands of life hovering over your head, it's helpful to get your thoughts onto paper. Do you carry around a pen and pad? Maybe not; but if you're like most people, your mobile device is always within arm's reach. Plan and organize your…

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Tasia Thompson's curator insight, February 27, 10:23 AM

Great apps for Ss to use when creating Thinking Maps  in our iPad grades! 

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 27, 10:43 AM

Mind-mapping is so important because we need to organize our thoughts in a way that we can make sense of information.  The same goes for our students.  Many of the sites in this article are free with upgrades you have to pay extra for.  They are worth investigating.

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3 Excellent Tools to Quickly Poll Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Excellent Tools to Quickly Poll Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

... if you are looking for specific tools to create and conduct polls in class, the titles below are what we would recommend the most. These tools are very simple and easy to handle. You can use them to quickly poll your students, create surveys and establish the knowledge level of a class on a certain topic.

 

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Office Mix: Flipping the classroom with PowerPoint 2013

Office Mix: Flipping the classroom with PowerPoint 2013 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Office Mix is an add-in for PowerPoint 2013 that adds some new features, but that is what it does, not what it is. On the website, Microsoft say: "Office Mix was created with educators in mind" So,...

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The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to be a Great Teacher

The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to be a Great Teacher | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

What does it mean to be a great teacher? Of course credentials, knowledge, critical thinking, and all other faculties of intelligence are important. However, a great teacher should be much more than credentials, experience and intelligence.

What lies in the heart of a great teacher?

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Reading Is Lifework

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... As parents and educators we know that like snowflakes, no two children are alike and it is simply not possible to have the same book be perfect for every reader in our classrooms, or in our lives.  But books need to be in our lives.  Reading is lifework.  Part of that work is about making choices. We choose to honor voices and choices. We choose to celebrate reading and reading lives.....

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Concept Attainment in Social Studies Class - Middleweb

Concept Attainment in Social Studies Class - Middleweb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

The concept attainment learning strategy is a way of harnessing the scientific process — using it to elucidate the properties of a particular idea in order to better understand that idea.

This process, developed by cognitive psychologists, has students learn by logic and contrast. Often positive exemplars are used on one side and negative on the other (what does it look like, what does it NOT look like), and in the end, students are better able to identify and explain a concept because of having understood its attributes.

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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

... I have found that the notion of developing a growth mindset is as equally applicable to staff and teacher performance as it is to students. This article begins with a brief discussion about the difference between the two mindsets, what that means for education, and concludes with some ideas for how school leaders might seek to develop a growth mindset amongst their staff.

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Teachers: What's Your Motto in the Classroom?

Teachers: What's Your Motto in the Classroom? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A motto is a powerful way for teachers to encapsulate the principles, values, and ideals which guide them in their daily decisions.
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Elena Aguilar, author of The Art of Coaching, pens a thought-provoking blog.

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Why schools are failing our boys

Why schools are failing our boys | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The lack of movement and rigid restrictions associated with modern schooling are killing my son's soul.
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Google Released A New Service Called YouTube Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Released A New Service Called YouTube Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Public schools aren’t failing

Public schools aren’t failing | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In a stroke of whimsy or irony, two new studies about American education have been released in time to get the most media coverage during School Choice Week.
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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Social media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered some of the best resources to help teachers get started. Updated.
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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.
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Grading: A Duct-Taped System In Need of an Overhaul? | CTQ

Grading: A Duct-Taped System In Need of an Overhaul? | CTQ | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Us vs. them mentality? Love this!
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7 Classroom Resources for Pi Day

7 Classroom Resources for Pi Day | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In this collection, Matt Davis rounds up some of Edutopia's favorite Pi Day resources for teachers.

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A Beautiful Visual Featuring The 7 Cs of Effective Communication ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Visual Featuring The 7 Cs of Effective Communication ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Rosidah Awang's curator insight, February 26, 7:58 AM

 A visual guide to provide some effective ways to maintain effective communication.

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How Do Students That Hate School Learn? - Connect Learning Today

How Do Students That Hate School Learn? - Connect Learning Today | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
It has been my privilege to know many students at many grade and age levels, who have said they hated school. They were all different, referred to as brilliant, disenchanted, disengaged, unmotivated, unchallenged, stubborn, creative, and many more adjectives than a list on a page can hold. Sure, we all realize that students will say they hate school, because that’s the thing kids say, and it is immediately preceded by, or followed by, “I’m bored!” But we need to consider what all students say on this subject, at any level, age, or degree, because there’s no template for students at risk.

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The science of homework: tips to engage students' brains

The science of homework: tips to engage students' brains | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Neurologist Judy Willis explores what kinds of homework help students at different stages of development and just how long out-of-hours work should take
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 24, 4:00 PM

"Computer-assisted learning cannot replace good teaching: it is only from teachers that students can experience rich interactive learning and build conceptual understanding."

 

Good teaching is about figuring out how children learn best and actively working with students in this way.

 

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Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers - FREE

Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers - FREE | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Matt Davis highlights free and easy-to-implement classroom resources to celebrate Women's History Month in March.

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Score Information | National Ranks for Test Scores and Composite Score | ACT Student

A list of national ranks for ACT subtest scores and Composite scores for the past three years.
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A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

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A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation
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27 Reflection Strategies to Improve Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Inspiration for Students Who Have Dyslexia Found in Unexpected Places - Learning Ally

Inspiration for Students Who Have Dyslexia Found in Unexpected Places - Learning Ally | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
"In speaking with others who have walked in our shoes, we find such inspiration... sometimes when we are not even looking." Mom Jules Johnson shares how she found unexpected inspiration from speaking with an adult who has severe dyslexia.
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10 Must-Have Free Math Apps - Class Tech Tips

10 Must-Have Free Math Apps - Class Tech Tips | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads and here are ten you should download today! "


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Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, February 23, 9:54 AM

These apps are for both elementary and high school students. 

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 25, 2:07 PM

These 10 provide a great starting point for Math on the the iPad. 

Roos's curator insight, February 27, 11:49 AM

Some good apps for K12 and secondary classes.