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11 Excel Tricks to Teach Your Students Today!

11 Excel Tricks to Teach Your Students Today! | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
By Guest Blogger Minnia Feng, Microsoft Excel is one of the most useful tools out there, but some find it complex. Here are some simple tricks to help students excel at using this handy spreadsheet...

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Five Ways To Strengthen Your Classroom Discipline - Education to the Core

Five Ways To Strengthen Your Classroom Discipline - Education to the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Try these Five Tips to Strengthen Your Classroom Discipline. Here is a list of 5 things you can do right now to tighten up your discipline.
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Foldpass - A Creative Haiku Writing Game

Foldpass - A Creative Haiku Writing Game | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Foldpass is a creative game where you write haikus with your friends. Write a line, invite friends to finish it. Make a nifty poster out of the completed work.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 23, 7:29 AM

This is a nice free app for the collaborative creation of haikus. Just write a line and then pass it on.

anna's curator insight, April 7, 4:52 AM

only for iOS...

uffa

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Teacher's guide to sleep – and why it matters

Teacher's guide to sleep – and why it matters | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
On average, teachers get just six hours’ sleep a night. Neurologist Judy Willis explains why this is detrimental and offers her tips on how to nod off with ease
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 TED-Ed Lessons on How the Human Body Works

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 TED-Ed Lessons on How the Human Body Works | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Short Flipped Lesson With Vialogues

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Short Flipped Lesson With Vialogues | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

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Free Technology for Teachers: WhatsDue - Schedule and Send Reminders to Students

Free Technology for Teachers: WhatsDue - Schedule and Send Reminders to Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Send due date reminders to students ... or maybe even faculty or committee members, too.
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The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework | Edudemic

The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework | Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
No one is going to debate the importance of reading to learn & navigate through life. But reading provides many surprising and important additional benefits
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Teaching and the Fear of a Mistake

Teaching and the Fear of a Mistake | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Teaching. No other profession is so closely watched for mistakes. Of course, I realize why- we are in charge of America’s future and it is a very important job.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 15, 6:40 PM

We use grades and marks to judge forgetting about the complexity of teaching and learning.

 

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Meta-Collaboration: Thinking With Another

Meta-Collaboration: Thinking With Another | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Humans are social animals because our survival depends on it. Here are four strategies for teaching students how their brains work through acts of collaboration.
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Four collaborative meta-cognition strategies

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The Imperative Nature of Deliberate Practice | Teaching the Core

The Imperative Nature of Deliberate Practice | Teaching the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

... During my research for the second phase of the grant application, I came across an element of grit that’s been almost virtually absent from how I try teaching my students to be more persistent.
That missing piece was deliberate practice, and I owe an Angela Duckworth interview for the epiphany....

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Sharing Lessons to Shift Practice

Sharing Lessons to Shift Practice | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In the last part of the series, watch the lessons that resulted from the process of educators creating and submitting materials for peer review.
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Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms

Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

“ As an administrator, I think about the most enjoyable times I have had at school. Frankly, none of them include sitting in my office doing paperwork, disciplining, or attending meetings. The most enjoyable and productive times I have experienced are when I have been in the classroom observing teachers and interacting with students and teachers.”


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WeVideo | Free Online Video Editor & Maker

WeVideo | Free Online Video Editor & Maker | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform for video editing, collaboration, and sharing across iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, MAC, PC.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 18, 2:37 AM

A really useful tool for video based projects.

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Rescooped from "Tools for Teachers & Learners" as a useful tool for video-based projects.

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An Example of Deliberate Practice from my Actual Life | Teaching the Core

An Example of Deliberate Practice from my Actual Life | Teaching the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Leaders & Teachers: Are you a Multiplier or a Depleter? | Blog | Alabama Best Practices Center

Leaders & Teachers: Are you a Multiplier or a Depleter? | Blog | Alabama Best Practices Center | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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New and Improved Substitute Teacher Folder | Scholastic.com

New and Improved Substitute Teacher Folder | Scholastic.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Have you looked at your substitute teacher folder lately? Is it current and up-to-date? Here are one teacher's thoughts on how to make sure that your substitute teacher folder is in tip-top...
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Three Strategies to Support Gifted Students

Three Strategies to Support Gifted Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
To support her students, Dr. Sherwanda Chism, provides her students with strategies that help them organize and make their thoughts visible.
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Shifting Mental Models in Educators

Shifting Mental Models in Educators | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When we recognize a mental model surfacing that doesn't seem to be of service, either in ourselves or in another, here are some approaches for shifting it.
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"A skilled [instructional] coach facilitates the creation of new mental models that serve all students and teachers."

--E. Aguilar

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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.

A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. But what might be more important is their ability to ask their own great questions–and more critically, their willingness to do so."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 15, 11:05 PM

How do you teach your learners to ask good questions? This post shares many resources to help you learn new skills that will assist you in teaching others.

The post begins with a visual, the Teach Thought Learning Taxonomy, which is a template for critical thinking that looks at cognition across six categories. This is described in depth.

Additional tools shared include:

* Socratic Discussion which includes a video from Tch (the Teaching Channel)

* Paideia Seminar - "an integrated literacy event built around formal whole class dialogue. The purpose for doing Paideia Seminar is to support students’ ability to think conceptually and communicate collaboratively." There is also a video.

* The Question Game (which was shared previously on this Scoop.it)

* Bloom's Taxonomy

* Question Formation Technique - See the visual at the top, or check out their website at The Right Question Institute. If this is of interest to you they are presenting a workshop in Boston in July. Information on this is available at their website.

* Universal Question Stems and Basic Question Stem Examples

This is actually part 2 of a two part post. The first post is A Guide to Questioning in the Classroom.

Mike Clare's curator insight, April 16, 5:16 PM

Great starting point.  

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, April 17, 7:31 AM

SOME TIMES KNOWING THE RIGHT QUESTION TO ASK WILL GET THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR THE PROBLEM YOU ARE TRYING TO SOLVE!!  IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO ASK YOU MAY NOT GET THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR YEARS BUT THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION THAT WAS ASKED!?!

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10 Steps to Cultivate Courage in Students - Tim Elmore

10 Steps to Cultivate Courage in Students - Tim Elmore | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I am moved, just as you likely are, when I hear a story of a kid who somehow found it within herself to do something very brave. Last year, we all heard of Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year old girl who was shot three times by the Taliban in Pakistan for her work to insure girls …
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I prefer conversations that…

I prefer conversations that… | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Long ago I realized that I quickly lost interest during meetings that are essentially serial monologues — speaker after speaker pontificating at great length with few if any opportunities for meani...
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