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Shadowing a High School Student: "How do they do it every day?" | Blog | Alabama Best Practices Center

Shadowing a High School Student: "How do they do it every day?" | Blog | Alabama Best Practices Center | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Does your school arrange for teachers to shadow students? It's a unique kind of professional learning. Amy Mitchell teaches science at Florence (AL) High School. Several months ago, Amy took advantage of an opportunity to shadow a single student for a full day to gain a deeper perspective on the lives of students at her school. Here are some reactions and reflections, captured immediately after the experience. Amy includes seven learnings she says will influence her own teaching in the future. "It was one of the most insightful things that I have been able to do to help my students. I enjoyed it thoroughly and gained so much from it."
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Web 2.0: cooltoolsforschools - Writing Tools

Web 2.0: cooltoolsforschools - Writing Tools | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 18, 5:47 PM

Treasure trove of writing and research tools

Cindy Rudy's curator insight, March 18, 8:41 PM

The background on this site makes it tough to read but the tool list is worth the eyestrain.

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The Secret to Activating Your Audience’s Brain

The Secret to Activating Your Audience’s Brain | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

When you share facts and stats with your audience:

1. They are going to agree with you

2. They are going to disagree with you

Hence, only two parts of your audiences’ brain will ignite when reacting to data.

But, what if you tell a story instead? 


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How to Motivate Students By Letting Them Choose Books

How to Motivate Students By Letting Them Choose Books | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

... Educators now believe that in order for students to be engaged in what they are reading, teachers must give them choices. A whole-class-assigned novel rarely has all students engaged at the same time. Educators know now that students learn best when their learning experience is tailored to their needs, wants and interests. It’s also another way of knowing how to motivate students. The goal is, and has always been, for students to be so involved in what they reading that they forget where they are, or that they even need to eat. We want children to have an amazing experience with books, and in order to do so we have to let them have a choice.

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The Roots of Leadership: Start With You

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The Roots of Leadership: Start With You

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Joan van den Brink's curator insight, March 18, 12:28 PM

A blog with interesting articles on leadership

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To succeed today, you need wisdom | SmartBlogs

To succeed today, you need wisdom | SmartBlogs | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Leaders place great emphasis on productivity, teamwork, focus and other catch-words to improve company efforts. In our race to get ahead, we may be losing
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10 Best Websites for English Teachers - South to Southwest

10 Best Websites for English Teachers - South to Southwest | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The 10 sites I go back to again and again for fun, easy-to-use resources. Bookmark these for your own class, or send 'em to your favorite English teacher!

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 8, 11:04 PM
As a substitute teacher, I'm always looking for ways to make my temporary classes more interesting and exciting for my students. These ten sites provide a wealth of usable, simple ideas that will revitalize your teaching and energize your students. Great stuff--and its not only for English teachers. Aloha, Russ.
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 9, 3:30 AM

Always useful!!!!!

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Spotlight on Strategies: What Did They Say?

Even though there is always a mind-boggling amount of invaluable info shared on the Discovery Education Network (DEN), one of the best resources available is the Spotlight on Strategies (S.O.S) ser...
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Strategies + Technology = a Winning Combination
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top 4 Places to Find Free MOOCs from Prestigious Universities

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top 4 Places to Find Free MOOCs from Prestigious Universities | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are definitely a game changer in today's education. The emergence and popularization of MOOCs is due primarily to the widespread of internet connection...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Simple Search Strategies Your Students May Be Overlooking

Free Technology for Teachers: Simple Search Strategies Your Students May Be Overlooking | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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The key to making the shift to active learning (and why technology is not enough)

The key to making the shift to active learning (and why technology is not enough) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Technology helps students with connecting, creating and sharing, but devices are invisible in my definition of active learning.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 10, 8:47 PM

Good pedagogy trumps whatever the latest fad and tool are.

 

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LET Team's curator insight, March 14, 9:07 PM

Great graphic and some food for thought, particularly in light of our Year 8-9 review...

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Empowering Educators Through Cultural Competence

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We're teaching students, not just curriculum, so cultural competence should equal professional competence, especially with students who don't share our background or level of privilege.
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Less Is More: 4 Strategies To Streamline Your Curriculum

Less Is More: 4 Strategies To Streamline Your Curriculum | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Less Is More: 4 Strategies To Streamline Your Curriculum
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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.
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All students, even middle and high school students, need these teachers.
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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

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The Science of Memorable Presentations | Ethos3 - A Presentation Design Agency

The Science of Memorable Presentations | Ethos3 - A Presentation Design Agency | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
For a presentation to be memorable, you must skillfully structure the content, strategically design the slides, and use public speaking techniques effectively.

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Teaching the Core

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The Common Core resources produced on the Teaching the Core website were made possible by a generous grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust.
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Online PDF tools for PDF lovers

Online PDF tools for PDF lovers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
iLovePDF is an online service to work with PDF files completely free and easy to use. Merge PDF, split PDF, compress PDF, office to PDF, PDF to JPG and more!

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial - Create a Flipped Video Lesson with TedEd - YouTube

This entry in the "3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip" video series shows how easy it is to 'flip' any YouTube video with the structured tool set provided at ed.ted.com. These lessons can be public or private, and the easy to use tools let teachers add associated content, a brief quiz, and online discussions associate with the video that is the focus point of the lesson. TedEd is totally free, and teachers get summary feedback on lesson views, quiz results, discussions, etc.

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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, April 5, 1:06 AM

Lets try out TedEd

Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 10, 12:29 PM

Schnell und einfach Videos für den Unterricht aufbereiten.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 6, 7:24 PM

Great way to Flip a lesson!

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Challenging Work Is Essential to Deep, Meaningful Learning

Challenging Work Is Essential to Deep, Meaningful Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Pushing students to go beyond what they think they can do is at the core of good teaching. Challenging tasks keep students engaged and curious to learn more, driving their learning to new depths.
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It's Not You, It's Me - Social Studies and the CCSS - CORElaborate

It's Not You, It's Me - Social Studies and the CCSS - CORElaborate | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
As a social studies teacher, I sometimes grow frustrated with the stereotypes of what I probably do in my classroom every day.
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Rethinking Teacher Time | CTQ

Kentucky teacher leaders are posing a challenge: rethink professional learning and restructure the school day to improve learning for students and teachers. Recently, a team of 15 CTQ-KY teacher leaders and 1 administrator took on the challenge of rethinking teacher time to optimize professional learning. This team analyzed current teacher schedules and conducted an intensive three-day chat discussing teacher needs and opportunities for reallocating time.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Good Tool for Reading and Summarizing Long Articles

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Good Tool for Reading and Summarizing Long Articles | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Too Long Didn't Read app
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