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Text Complexity Rubric


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Mary Clark's curator insight, September 29, 2013 7:38 PM

Rubric from NYC schools for determining text complexity

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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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9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads - Te@chThought

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"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, Today, 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, Today, 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.

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How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing

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How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing
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Start with Growth Mindset -- Here's How | Teaching the Core

Start with Growth Mindset -- Here's How | Teaching the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers interested in helping their students grow noncognitive skills may be confused on where to start -- in this post, I advocate for starting with growth
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I love Dave Stuart's to the point and easy to read style.  This entry is about the four methods for developing growth mindset:  intentional praise, well-framed activities, illustrative stories, & brain research.

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Special Tech Teach: These Are a Few of My Favorite Forms: DIfferentiated Forms

Special Tech Teach: These Are a Few of My Favorite Forms: DIfferentiated Forms | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

I talked about Google Forms in general, and gave an example of how you can create a differentiated Google Form using the "Go To Page Based on Answer" option. Many people were interested in this particular Form, so I decided to create a tutorial. 

Here is the video tutorial I created!


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Close Reading of Advertising Promotes Critical Thinking | MiddleWeb

Close Reading of Advertising Promotes Critical Thinking | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Expert Frank Baker outlines approaches to helping students understand the sources, structure and impacts of commercial marketing in print and visual media.
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Close Reading and What It Means for Media Literacy | MiddleWeb

Close Reading and What It Means for Media Literacy | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Close reading isn't just for printed texts anymore. Media literacy expert Frank Baker offers ways to engage students in analysis of a range of visual content.
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The Problem Isn't Teacher Recruiting; It's Retention -- THE Journal

The Problem Isn't Teacher Recruiting; It's Retention -- THE Journal | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Nationally, schools lose between $1 billion and $2.2 billion in attrition costs each year through teachers moving or leaving the profession, according to new research. The result is a spiral of loss that affects high-poverty schools disproportionately.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Handy Chart Featuring The Top 8 Tools for Sending Large Files

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Handy Chart Featuring The Top 8 Tools for Sending Large Files | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We… (All education is self-education.  Period...

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Richard Samson's curator insight, July 21, 11:38 PM

There is something for everyone here. You can learn about anything online!

Liz Falconer's curator insight, July 22, 7:41 AM

Great quote

 

Linda Alexander's curator insight, Today, 6:24 AM

An incredible list organized by subject matter....

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"It's Rigor, Not Rigor Mortis" A Short Reflection from Notice and Note | Minds in Bloom

"It's Rigor, Not Rigor Mortis" A Short Reflection from Notice and Note | Minds in Bloom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

... The essential element of rigor is engagement." ... It is what we do with the text that matters. What questions do we ask, and more importantly, what questions do our students ask? When we help our students to dig deeply into the text - to make inferences, to consider different points of view, explore the structure of the text, to form their own opinions and so on, that is rigor. And it is engaging. And it can be, dare I say it? Fun!

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FREE: How to Add Free Apps to Your Edmodo Group - Free Technology for Teachers

FREE: How to Add Free Apps to Your Edmodo Group - Free Technology for Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

I recently received an email from a someone who has just started to explore possibly using Edmodo with her students next fall. One of the aspects of Edmodo that she found appealing is the option to add apps that her students can access through their Edmodo accounts. That's one of the features of Edmodo that I like too because I'm a big fan of not requiring students to keep track of a different user name and password for every online app I want them to use.

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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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Ideas for use when giving feedback

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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, Today, 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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BoomWriter Just Released WordWriter for Teaching Vocabulary ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Learning to Read Does Not End in Fourth Grade

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Word-processing skills develop even past fifth grade

 

A new study published in the journal Developmental Science questions that assumption, showing that children are still learning to read past fourth and even fifth grade.

 

The shift to automatic word-processing, in which the brain recognizes whether a group of symbols constitutes a word within milliseconds, allowing fluid reading that helps the reader focus on the content of the text rather than on the words, may occur later than previously thought.

 
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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 24, 12:03 PM

"So if fourth-graders aren’t quite reading to learn, then when does the shift toward more complete automatic word-processing occur? According to Coch, that probably happens some time between fifth grade and college—a period she says that hasn’t been studied.


For now, the results strongly suggest that reading skills need to continue to be nurtured during that period. “


This certainly does suggest that teachers beyond fourth grade are still teachers of reading,” says Coch.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 24, 7:09 PM

It might be that learning reading is a life-long learning and becomes more automatic as we practice, but readers never stop learning.

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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 1:11 PM

Mix and match your content with free textbooks and other resources.

Ann Ewel's curator insight, July 24, 9:14 AM

This looks like a great resource and not only that Elizabeth who scooped it first, also looks like a great resource -- lots of interesting scoops-- one to follow!

Jean Jacoby's curator insight, July 24, 2:58 PM

Really useful - why reinvent the wheel!

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Close Reading, Part Two: Visual Literacy through Photography | MiddleWeb

Close Reading, Part Two: Visual Literacy through Photography | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Despite snapping photos with smart phones, students don't always receive instruction in photography or visual literacy. Media literacy instruction can help.
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Smart Homework: Can We Get Real? | MiddleWeb

Smart Homework: Can We Get Real? | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Homework can be an exciting aspect of teaching middle school, says teaching expert Rick Wormeli if we're smart about its structure, assignment, and assessment.
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Lecture on Teaching Poetry Through Rap Music and Lyrics

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This is a free downloadable lesson plan on teaching poetry and literary elements using rap music. I volunteer to present this lecture at least once a year.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 28 Features of A Leading Learner

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

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Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, July 22, 6:29 AM

What a wonderful visual map of how to get the highest level of understanding from our reading!

Monty Bell's curator insight, July 22, 7:33 AM

Great visual for the classroom. 

Laura Saavedra's curator insight, July 22, 4:43 PM

Quite visual and useful

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These Real-World Professional Development Setups Actually Work - Edudemic

These Real-World Professional Development Setups Actually Work - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
With “Back to School” signs cropping up all over stores, educators are certainly aware of the imminent countdown to the first day of school and the first few days of inservice. But why wait till August or even September to indulge in exquisite professional learning… when these Wicked Good Ideas for Professional Development are ripe …
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Periodic Table of Visualizations for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Periodic Table of Visualizations for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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