Cool School Ideas
Follow
Find
14.2K views | +12 today
 
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Oakland County ELA Common Core
onto Cool School Ideas
Scoop.it!

Developing Teacher Leadership for the Long Haul - Education Week News

Developing Teacher Leadership for the Long Haul - Education Week News | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Developing Teacher Leadership for the Long Haul
Education Week News
Identifying or becoming this kind of leader is almost a formulaic process.

Via Bryan Hartsig, Les Howard
more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

Cool School Ideas
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Characteristics of a psychopath - how to spot a psychopath

Characteristics of a psychopath -  how to spot a psychopath | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The characteristics of a psychopath according to the Hare psychopathy checklist
Cindy Riley Klages's insight:

I always thought that psychopathy was limited to serial killers.... This is eye-opening.

more...
Carol Bently's curator insight, Today, 2:14 AM

This is an important matter to discuss.

Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

How to Read Professional Development Books: 7 Tactics You Might Not Be Using | Teaching the Core

How to Read Professional Development Books: 7 Tactics You Might Not Be Using | Teaching the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In this post, I share 7 high-impact tips for reading professional development books smarter, because hey -- if you're gonna read it, you might as well do it
Cindy Riley Klages's insight:

Getting ready to read professional books this summer?  This re-post offers some great tips!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

10 Great Classroom Management Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Classroom Management Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Below is a collection of some very good iPad apps to help teachers with  classroom management. Some of the tasks you can do with these apps include: conduct instant formative assessments in class, create seating charts, record class attendance, randomly pick students for classroom participation, create and share permission slips, visualize and assess students understanding, set timed tasks in class, improve students behaviour by providing real-time feedback, poll your students and many more. The apps featured in this list are among the best titles you can find in the category of classroom management. Enjoy

Via John Evans
more...
Patricia Thomson's curator insight, May 21, 9:12 AM

Easy to use apps to help with classroom management.

Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Thriving in the Homestretch

Thriving in the Homestretch | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
As the year winds down, teachers might consider holding class outdoors, treating themselves kindly, reflecting on what worked, assigning fun projects, and checking in with peers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

If This Doesn’t Inspire You to Read to Your Children, I Don’t Know What Will!

Every parent wants their child to grow up to reach their full, uninhibited potential, and Dr.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

4 Free Web Tools to Boost Student Engagement

4 Free Web Tools to Boost Student Engagement | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Nicolas Pino James, a teacher researcher focused on effective learning and teaching, suggests four motivational tool technologies for engaging students with course material in and out of class: myBrainshark, PosterMyWall, Screencast-o-matic and Padlet.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Effective Education
Scoop.it!

Outdated teaching methods will blunt technology's power

Outdated teaching methods will blunt technology's power | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Educational technology can be a powerful tool, but it must be accompanied by new, modern teaching methods.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Differentiating Instruction Using Mobile Technology Tools - ASCD Express 10.17

Differentiating Instruction Using Mobile Technology Tools - ASCD Express 10.17 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Whether used at home or at school, mobile technology provides teachers with multiple avenues to proactively respond to student needs. When using these resources to differentiate instruction, however, educators should pay particular attention to the quality of the learning experiences these technological tools provide. In other words, technology is only a tool. In the same way artisans choose appropriate tools to create well-crafted furniture, tapestry, or cuisine, teachers can use technology tools to develop well-crafted learning experiences by building classroom community, implementing formative assessment, and designing responsive instruction.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity
Scoop.it!

The NEW Free Education Technology Resources eBook is Out! - e-Learning Feeds

The NEW Free Education Technology Resources eBook is Out! - e-Learning Feeds | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
With nearly 200 free software applications, this new update is just jammed full of awesome free tools and tons of insights into how to use them in your cou

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

The Teenage Brain: Scaffolding the Brain for Lifelong Learning

The Teenage Brain: Scaffolding the Brain for Lifelong Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
By Dr. Frances Jensen - As part of our Smart Parents series, Dr. Jensen writes about what the learning science can teach us about the teenage brain.

Via John Evans
more...
lisa's curator insight, May 18, 5:21 AM

Adolescents and plasticity capabilities in their brain....

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 19, 9:32 PM

Even adults learning something new need scaffolding. We might get there quicker, but we need a solid foundation.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Sandra Ciccarello's curator insight, May 20, 7:28 PM

Interesting, very useful to help challenge the students who think they can't change.

Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Effective Technology Integration into Education
Scoop.it!

25 iOS Secret Features You Likely Didn’t Know About | Redmond Pie

25 iOS Secret Features You Likely Didn’t Know About | Redmond Pie | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
While it’s true that iOS started out as a relatively basic operating system for the iPhone and iPod touch, the software and its list of features have grown and matured over the years. Nowadays iOS is feature rich, so much so that we’re willing to bet that there are quite a few things hidden within iOS that lots of people don’t know even exist.

With that in mind we set about putting together a list of features and tools within iOS that we didn’t think everyone would know existed. Initially, we kicked the idea off with a handful of items for our list, but eventually it grew into a list of no fewer than 25 tips and features that we hope will surprise at least some of you, ranging from hidden Siri commands to special Emoji.

Via John Evans, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Eclectic Technology
Scoop.it!

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A curated list of resources to help students find high-quality, copyright friendly media for use in projects or presentations.

Via Beth Dichter
more...
Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 11, 6:25 AM

Are you looking for resources that provide "copyright friendly" images, audio and video for your learners? This post, by Richard Byrne, provides six resources. Each one provides access to materials that are in the public domain.

* The Moving Image Archive. This is part of the Internet Archive and includes over 1.7 million clips.

* The Public Domain Review is a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation and provides access to images, books, films, audio recording and essays.

* The Free Music Archive (FMA) provides access to free music. This collection is curated and provides a range of genres.

* Sound Gator provides free sound effects. Do you need the sound of a horn honking, or whipped cream coming out of a can?  This is a great place to go.

* Pixabay and the Morgue File are both great places to search for images. The Morgue File is a collection of photos, and Pixabay provides high-resolution images in the public domain.

Byrne provides additional details on each of these six resources in the post. Click through to learn more.

Marco Favero's curator insight, May 12, 1:56 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Varying Views of America - ReadWriteThink

Varying Views of America - ReadWriteThink | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Students work together to analyze three poems about America with varying points of view.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

"Life Advice" from 50 Beloved Characters in Kid's Entertainment | AAA State of Play

Life is challenging and stressful for many of us. Use these fun quotes to lighten your day and relive many great children's movies.

more...
Carol Bently's curator insight, Today, 2:53 AM

An awesome advices in this article. Good characters.

Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

ClassTools Breaking News Generator

ClassTools Breaking News Generator | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

This is a great tool from ClassTools.net.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
MCLibrarianRMIT's comment, May 20, 8:07 PM
Shame about the background colour (although I'm now feeling awake!!)
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 21, 8:00 AM

Love it!!! Soooo catchy!!

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, Today, 1:09 AM

Fun way to set up a creative writing assignment.

Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Calling Out Kids for Their Bad Behavior - Brilliant or Insane

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Calling Out Kids for Their Bad Behavior - Brilliant or Insane | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
If a kid has been pushed to a point where she’s acting out in order to get negative attention, the problem is far bigger than you. You know that, right? I didn’t when I was a young teacher, but when this reality dawned on me, it was a game changer. Realizing that it wasn’t about me gave me enough space to breath a bit before I reacted.

It’s not about you either, I’ll bet. If it is, it might say something about how much the kid who is making you crazy cares about you.

Sometimes, they act out to get your attention.

Sometimes, it’s the only way they know.

Sometimes, admitting what they really think or feel or need requires a level of vulnerability they just aren’t able to conjure.

So, don’t call students out in front of other people. Don’t point out their errors, don’t name their flaws, and by all means, don’t cut them down with your sarcasm. Try to get to the root of the problem, instead. Try asking yourself a few questions.

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Dyslexia Accommodations for College Exams - PSAT, SAT, and ACT - Dyslexic Advantage Blog

Dyslexia Accommodations for College Exams - PSAT, SAT, and ACT - Dyslexic Advantage Blog | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
​ Although recent scientific research has shed light on the biological basis of dyslexia, many students with dyslexia face practical hurdles, one of the most recent in the news, a Yale medical student recently denied extended time accommodations by...
more...
Carol Bently's curator insight, May 19, 10:58 PM

I like to read your other blog

 

Carolina Garay's curator insight, May 21, 7:56 AM

añada su visión ...

Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

An Introduction to Beowulf: Language and Poetics - ReadWriteThink

An Introduction to Beowulf: Language and Poetics - ReadWriteThink | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Students are introduced to Old English and the poetic devices of alliteration, kenning, and compounding in preparation for reading the epic poem Beowulf.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Viewing Vocabulary: Building Word Knowledge Through Informational Websites - ReadWriteThink

Viewing Vocabulary: Building Word Knowledge Through Informational Websites - ReadWriteThink | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Students read a text to identify important words, discuss them with peers, summarize the text, and read related texts to identify how those words are used in other contexts.
Cindy Riley Klages's insight:

Using the "Ten Important Words" strategy facilitates learning.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Educational Technology and Mobile Lerarning
Scoop.it!

Teacher Apps for Creating Time-lapse and Slow Motion Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher Apps for Creating Time-lapse and Slow Motion Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Via Educatorstechnology
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Personalized Professional Development
Scoop.it!

10 Awesome Apps for Professional Development

10 Awesome Apps for Professional Development | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
If you’re looking to prove you’re the consummate professional, here are a few professional development tools for your digital arsenal.

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

10 Inspiring Quotations To Help You Differentiate Instruction Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

10 Inspiring Quotations To Help You Differentiate Instruction Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When it comes to differentiated instruction, one of the most common questions asked by busy teachers is “How can I find the time?”

In her newly revised book The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners. 2nd Edition. Carol Ann Tomlinson offers valuable insight into the power of differentiated instruction in today’s classroom. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests.

Whether you need motivation to implement differentiated instruction in the classroom or simply need reassurance that it’s working you’ll find inspiration in these words of wisdom from Tomlinson:

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

Turn Your iOS Device Into an Extra Monitor With Duet - MakeUseOf.com

Turn Your iOS Device Into an Extra Monitor With Duet - MakeUseOf.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Everybody likes plenty of screens when working or browsing the Internet. It seems to be a geek’s rite of passage to brag about how many monitor screens they have (“you only have two?!”).
But now those of you who own an iPad can use a simple app to expand your collection of screens, turning your $500 tablet into a small, portable monitor. It’s called Duet.

Via John Evans
more...
Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 18, 9:21 AM

Great Tip for all the iPad users, simple app to expand your collection of screens.

Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

New Teachers: Lesson and Curriculum Planning

New Teachers: Lesson and Curriculum Planning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Explore a diverse collection of curriculum-planning tips, guidance, and other resources meant to help new teachers plan effective activities, lessons, and units.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

New Teachers: Working With Parents

New Teachers: Working With Parents | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Engaging and building trust with parents and creating supportive home-to-school connections is critical to new-teacher success; find resources to get started here.
Cindy Riley Klages's insight:
Good resources!
more...
No comment yet.