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7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning [Infographic]

7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning [Infographic] | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The number of online learning students is close to 7 million....we'd say now's the time to dispel some of those online learning myths and get at the click into school truth!

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Drora Arussy's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:06 PM

For all you traditionalists out there - not saying it's the only way to go, but an online degree is really worth something today.

Jo Schiffbauer's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:07 PM

online learning

Steve Klien's curator insight, November 9, 2013 3:45 PM

Online learning infographic

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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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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Envisioning Effective Professional Learning

Envisioning Effective Professional Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I'm currently taking a school leadership course and we have been encouraged to dream big about Professional Learning in our roles as School Level Leaders from the Ontario Leadership Framework.   Pr...
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Suvi Salo's curator insight, July 10, 9:52 PM
"Learning About Learning Needs To Be A Major Focus Of The School Culture"
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Simon Sinek on Trust

Simon Sinek on Trust | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Once Simon Sinek's TEDx talk took off, it had an unexpected side effect: he didn't know who he could trust. This led him to new research...

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 10, 5:38 PM
“As the view count on my TEDx talk grew, the demand for finding one’s ‘why’ expanded. That, in turn, created a greater demand for me, and played a significant role in catalyzing my career,” Sinek says now, five years later. “As demand for me grew, I started to meet people who told me things that resonated with me—they’d tell me why they do what they do. I would find them appealing because of that thoughtfulness, and we would learn more about each other. But then I discovered that they wanted to do business with me—that they weren’t actually my friends. Ultimately, I didn’t know who to trust.”
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The Truth About Text Complexity | CTQ

The Truth About Text Complexity | CTQ | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

It took me just over two years of painstaking trial and error, but I finally found a book for Dakota. The book that he’ll remember as a game changer. The one that shifted him from compliant to enthusiastic page-turner.  

Some adolescents enter our classrooms voracious readers. But many other students still haven’t found THE book. In edu-speak we sometimes call these students “reluctant” or “struggling” readers. In actuality, they are simply readers who haven’t yet experienced the joy of being lost in a world of words....

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10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"After the publication of "9 Google  alternatives for academics and student researchers" today I am sharing with you this excellent list of academic search engines specifically curated for history teachers. Using these search engines, you will be able to look for and find resources and materials to use in your class with your students. These resources include original historical documents, maps, images, records, memorials, primary source materials, interactive timelines and many more."


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Good Leaders Persuade, They Don't Manipulate

Good Leaders Persuade, They Don't Manipulate | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Manipulators are heard, but persuaders are believed because they are trusted, which results in a win-win.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 10, 5:24 PM

It is far more powerful to influence than manipulate.

Joyce Layman's curator insight, Today, 7:27 AM

Well said!

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Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
How to use open-ended, close-ended, and a double question technique to inspire deeper thinking in your students.
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A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading

A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Best Tools For Conducting Polls During Live Presentations

Best Tools For Conducting Polls During Live Presentations | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Nothing makes a presentation more interesting for an audience than to engage them in the discussion about the topic being discussed.  One of the best ways to engage an audience is to conduct Live polls to acquire feedback.

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Screencasting

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John Wootton's comment, July 9, 2013 2:02 PM
A few really good apps etc out there now ... Screenchomp ... Explain Everything .... Choose what suits your students
stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:33 AM

Wow - nothing missing from here for screencasting tips - start the Flip journey

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, July 6, 10:28 PM

Including Rubrics

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Bottom-up decoding: reading and listening for the future

Bottom-up decoding: reading and listening for the future | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Mark Bartram, a teacher trainer and materials writer, explores different approaches for processing written and spoken text, and how they can be integrated into the English language classroom.  Are ...

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Nine HR Policies That Drive Good People Away

Nine HR Policies That Drive Good People Away | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

There is a particular, awful feeling you get working in a company that is sinking. You can tell the minute you walk in the door that the energy is off.  If you pay attention to the vibe you get on a job interview, you’ll know when a company is broken. People don’t look you in the eye. No one wants to be there, but you might take the job regardless if you’re out of other options.


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Are we doing all we can to keep our good ones?  This definitely applies to education, too.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 6, 12:47 AM

Here are 9 HR policies rooted in fear and guaranteed to drive smart and capable people into the arms of competitors.

Gary Bamford's curator insight, July 6, 11:52 PM

Are you working properly?

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Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers must recognize (and teach) that our perspective shapes our expectations and outcomes. Lori Desautels shares three practices for tuning into and altering perspective.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 10, 11:25 AM

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 10, 11:39 AM

Alfred North Whitehead wrote about the importance of perspective in learning and understanding the world. Even a subtle shift in position changes the way we engage in the world and relationships.

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, Today, 7:33 AM

we do need to make sure that our students learn to look at things from various perspectives...  Information ,

literacy skills will be vital to the student who asks questions...

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Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE

Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
At the 2014 ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia, last week, Common Sense Media staff and Graphite Certified Educators presented a series of engaging, informative, and hands-on lightning-fast sessions. These 15-minute workshops showcased practical and engaging ways to use specific...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 10, 5:51 PM

Are you looking for "practical and engaging ways to use specific technology tools to enhance student learning"? You might want to check out this link from graphinte (a part of Common Sense Media). There are 23 workshops that were each 15 minutes in length and covered 3 apps, games, websites or Common Sense Media resources. Below are some of the workshops.

* Best Elementary ELA Common Core Apps and Websites (also one on Math   and one on Science Apps and Websites as well as one for middle/high school in the same three areas).

* Ready for Research - Best Websites Across K-12

* Formative Assessment Tools to Rock Your World

* Digital Passport: Digital Safety Games for Kids (This is a free game from Common Sense Media that is great for students in grades 3 - 5.)

* Digital Citizenship + PBL = Cool Programs for Teens

You will find many great resources that may be of use to you during the next school year. Have fun exploring!

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Don't Just Survive - Thrive in the Classroom | MiddleWeb

Don't Just Survive - Thrive in the Classroom | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Sixth grade teacher Kevin Hodgson highly recommends THRIVE, Meenoo Rami's book on reinvigorating your teaching, for its focus on self-driven, collaborative PD.
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The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism -

The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism - | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We spend so much time in education trying to make things better. Better policies. Better technology. Better standards. Better curriculum. Better instruction. Better assessment. Better response to assessment data. And too with research, teacher collaboration,...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 9, 7:47 AM

Learning to be is interesting, but might not go far enough. One way to interpret being is as a noun which is always the jumping off point for becoming, a verb.

 

Having a teacher involved is important.

Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, July 9, 6:46 PM

I love to see adults learners learn from each other. I favor constructivism and connectivism respectively

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses."


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 8, 11:24 PM

If the majority of y our students are visual learners these are things you have to take into account.

Progressive training's curator insight, July 9, 4:24 AM

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 9, 11:55 AM

Visual learning is an important part of learning in any platform. 

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A Pedagogy of Discovery: Reflections on Teaching Tech to Elementary Students

A Pedagogy of Discovery: Reflections on Teaching Tech to Elementary Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When I discovered a rather nondescript blurb on Craigslist about needing an immediate replacement for a “technology specialist,” I didn’t know exactly what I’d find. Much to my joy, however,...

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, Today, 9:13 AM

More in depth reflection that I thought when I first saw the headline of this article. I identify since I began teaching in the same way, as a part-time, computer instructor in private schools, only it was 20 years ago and on Commodore 64 computers.

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Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By

Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The following five helpful mantras provide refreshing ideas for creating eLearning courses that go beyond a conventional approach.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 10, 4:44 PM

Once again SHIFT Learning has published an article that focuses on eLearning, but is applicable to face2face learning. The five mantras that are discussed work in either location. What are they? (All are quoted below):

* Think visually.

* We don't remember data, we remember stories.

* Design smarter, not harder.

* Visual clutter is the evidence of a failed search for clarity.

* Leave your learners feeling inspired.

Additional detail is provided in the post and an additional resource is shared in three of the five areas listed above.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use PicCollage - And Five Ideas for Using It In Your Classroom

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use PicCollage - And Five Ideas for Using It In Your Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Five ways to use PicCollage in your classroom: 1. Students can develop collages to use as visual introductions....
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5 Tips For Keeping Your School iPads Safe (And Not Cracked) - Edudemic

5 Tips For Keeping Your School iPads Safe (And Not Cracked) - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
If you run a school that utilizes 1:1 technology tablets, you have no doubt had to deal with a few bumps and bruises. Especially if those tablets end up going home with students. Here are some tips for reducing tablet loss in your program.
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5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons

5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Here are five sites that will help you discover free icons to download.

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Paul McKillop's curator insight, July 7, 10:24 PM

great share from Recursos Online

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Young Learner's Scoop page

On this page there are a selection of materials, articles, lesson plans and other bits and bobs for Young Learner EFL teachers.  

If you've come across any links that you've liked, click on 'suggest' and if you'd like to get a daily summary sent straight to your email, please click on 'follow'.

Hope you find something here for you!


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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Writing is always a learning experience for me. It forces greater clarity. In addition, the tranquility of the unique Australian bush setting in which I am currently sitting, miles from anywhere, provides a perfect environment for learning. I’ve been working on a chapter for our new forthcoming book (from Amazon in September) called ‘A Practical Guide to Self-Determined Learning: Experiences from the Field’....

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Ambiguity, engagement, learning, and open-systems thinking

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Civics Education in Alabama’s Public Schools

Civics Education in Alabama’s Public Schools | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Having celebrated the 4th of July, a.k.a. Independence Day, a few days ago, I thought you might like a look at what our children are expected to learn about civics in our Alabama public schools.

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