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A Free Resource of Reading Lessons for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Free Resource of Reading Lessons for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Reading Bear is a great tool for helping kids learn to read. Reading Bear integrates both vocabulary practice (over 1200 vocabulary items) and phonetic awareness ( covering different phonetic principles and patterns of written English) into their lessons. All of these lessons are provided in the form of narrated presentations playable either as a video or as an interactive slide show."


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Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Read Write Think shares a way for students to make trading cards on literary characters, historical characters, scientists, mathematicians, etc..
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Sept. 25, 2014 As you know by now THE New Educational Web Tools is a series of bi-weekly posts in which I feature a compendium of new web tools that have some educational potential for teachers. I curate the list based on the reviews provided by other educational bloggers. So here are the titles you might have missed in the last few weeks.
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How to Engage Underperforming Students

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Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have homed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices.
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Handouts: the paperfree classroom app

Handouts: the paperfree classroom app | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Create, distribute, collect & track assignments. Handouts is the essential app for tablet school programs.
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"Two Cents": Strategies for Student-Centered Discussion - The Teaching Channel

"Two Cents": Strategies for Student-Centered Discussion - The Teaching Channel | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Develop a lesson that revolves around student centered discussions. With this teaching strategy teachers allow students to control the discussion through reflection and textual evidence from their readings.

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Reading Like a Historian: Text, (Math) Textbooks, and Ideology

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Reading Like a Historian: Text, (Math) Textbooks, and Ideology Textbooks as History As a historian, analyzing textbooks from different places and time periods is fascinating to me. I love being abl...

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A 6 Step Process For Teaching Argument Analysis

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What is Theme, Anyway? 11 Tips for Teaching About Theme in Language Arts By Samantha Cleaver ~We Are Teachers

What is Theme, Anyway? 11 Tips for Teaching About Theme in Language Arts   By Samantha Cleaver ~We Are Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
“What is theme anyway?” Here are 11 tips and ideas for teaching themes in your langauage arts class including 5 mini-lesson plans Teacher tips to teach the literary concepts of theme and main idea in stories, books and literature.
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Audio Tools for the Language Class

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Recently, our Language teachers have been given the task of creating an activity where students will be asked to add audio to specific prompts.  With the current state of technology, this should be...

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An Insider Look Into The Brain of Struggling Readers (Poster) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Questions: The Power of "I Don't Know"

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Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.

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Innovations in Teacher Prep and Support: Resource Roundup

Innovations in Teacher Prep and Support: Resource Roundup | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In this collection, find resources that discuss some of the innovative strategies used by teacher educators, mentors, coaches, and other professionals to prepare and support preservice and new teachers and facilitate ongoing teacher development.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Subtext - A Great App for Book Discussions

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Great app for digital book discussions
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How do you plan? redux

How do you plan? redux | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The post below is a greatly revised version of a 2-year-old post. I thought it worth doing in light of a recent comment to the previous post on the teacher job description. Here is the comment: For...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 25, 2014 11:07 AM

Two issues arose in the selection of textbooks. Teachers and others in Schools confuse the text for curriculum. It is not. Secondly, we did not always spend time making choices and understanding what was i the text.

 

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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

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Setting up the reading journal for a year of writing about reading

Setting up the reading journal for a year of writing about reading | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Ever since I began teaching, my students’ reading journals have been as much “the gateway to all the work we will be doing from September to June” (to borrow a phrase from a post I wrote about writ...
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A Non-Freaked Out Framework for Literacy Instruction Across the Content Areas, Common Core or Otherwise

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Dave Stuart Jr. writes: "My theory is that the non-freaked out framework, by intentionally leaving out some of the things listed below, will have a greater likelihood of impacting the most students possible because, at its heart, it’s simple enough to grasp in an hour and complex enough to explore for a career. I’m obviously not saying my approach is the only way to increase student literacy development across the content areas (I find Mike Schmoker’s work in Focusto be superior to mine in just about every way, and fully attribute the seminal nature of his work to my thinking). I’m just saying this framework is one potential model to explore; by all means, we need to develop and experiment with more models."


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Dave gives a great overview of literacy instruction here. ELA teachers don't bear this burden alone, folks! I'd love to see this article as the basis for some professional development on CCSS this school year. There's a lot to think about and debate, but I think he's done a great job distilling the essential parts of CC instruction into a simple and elegant model.

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Common Core in Action: Examining 2 Texts in the Social Studies Classroom

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Monica Burns writes: "The Common Core State Standards ask students to use details they have gathered from informational texts to draw conclusions. An important aspect of this task is the idea that students must use information from several texts on the same topic." 


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Mary Clark's curator insight, September 23, 2014 5:08 PM

I like Monica's suggestions, but students certainly don't need iPads to consume and interact with two or more texts! What about using Google News to find a plethora of articles on one topic, in one place?  Also, if it's a global news story, be sure to use an international news source. 


This article is a good jumping off point, but please, please, let's be device agnostic!

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The Top 5 Blended And Flipped Classroom Tools | Edudemic

The Top 5 Blended And Flipped Classroom Tools | Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Blended and Flipped Classrooms can give students more control over their learning path. Added to that, the teachers get more insight into the learning of the class and can intervene as required.
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ACT Prep Info for Parents, Students, & Teachers - Potential Magazine

ACT Prep Info for Parents, Students, & Teachers - Potential Magazine | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In case you missed it, check out our recent #Parent2Parent segment on WSFA-TV #AlabamaLive. Rebecca Bloodworth from Auburn University at Montgomery...
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For Teachers

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In this section I've been compiling a list of links to blogposts by myself and by others related to professional development and classroom practice. I've divided them into two broad categorises: So...

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Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress

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At least 30 minutes of uninterrupted reading with a book or e-book helps.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 22, 2014 8:07 PM

Reading something important invites whiling over it and pondering it. It is marathon.

 

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