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5 Fun Apps to Help Younger Children with Math — Emerging Education Technologies

5 Fun Apps to Help Younger Children with Math — Emerging Education Technologies | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A Handful of Gamified Math Apps to Make Learning Fun! It’s sometimes hard to encourage children to become interested in academics, and math seems to be one of the trickiest subjects for many. Children who learn to enjoy math during

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ÁNGELA LÓPEZ's curator insight, November 1, 2016 6:28 PM
5 Apps para ayudar a los niños más jóvenes con las matemáticas. Educación tecnologías emergentes.  #SCEUNED16
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Top 8 Google Sheets Add-ons for Teachers

Top 8 Google Sheets Add-ons for Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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9 Great iPad Apps to Showcase Students Learning

9 Great iPad Apps to Showcase Students Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Students are always excited to showcase their learning but when coupled with using the technology they love this excitement is eve

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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, October 23, 2016 6:58 PM
Let's celebrate all of these great ways to achieve multiple means of action & expression.
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, October 28, 2016 6:50 AM
Best use of devices, in my opinion - create and showcase. Student portfolios are the way forward. I particularly like 30hands, Tellagami and SeeSaw from this list.
Donna Meehan's curator insight, October 28, 2016 11:32 AM
Good ideas to get Ss to show what they know.
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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology.

Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 18, 2016 2:33 PM
Great global perspective on Essential Skills for ALL Learners
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, October 18, 2016 11:44 PM
Nothing new here but good to reinforce this
J A Jones's curator insight, October 20, 2016 8:08 AM
These "soft skills" will provide students for a changing workplace.  
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Collection of Chrome App and Extensions via Shake Up Learning

Collection of Chrome App and Extensions via Shake Up Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I have put together a Google Chrome App and Extension Database for Teachers and Students that is loaded with apps and extensions for productivity and classroom integration. I found a #GoogleChrome Gold Mine! #googleedu Click To Tweet The Chrome Apps & Extensions Database For a while, I have kept a list of my favorite apps …

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Why Does Student Motivation Matter? And Whose Job Is It, Anyway? - @DaveStuartJr

Why Does Student Motivation Matter? And Whose Job Is It, Anyway? - @DaveStuartJr | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing the results of a “Research Sprint” that I conducted in August 2016. I wrote a fairly detailed account of the sprint in my last post, but the gist is that I read three books and 15 references within those books for a single element of the Non-Freaked Out Framework …
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Schools are finally pushing back their start times — and it's working

Schools are finally pushing back their start times — and it's working | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Bolstered by a mountain of sleep science research that says pre-teens and teenagers are some of the most sleep-deprived people and would actually do better in school with more rest, these forward-thinking schools are finally cutting worn-out students a break.

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LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks

LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

LibriVox audiobooks are free for anyone to listen to, on their computers, iPods or other mobile device, or to burn onto a CD.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 15, 2016 1:12 AM

A huge collection of public domain audio books. They are also looking for volunteer readers to record pars of books. Great speaking activity for students to work one.

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Developing Your Digital Study Skills

Developing Your Digital Study Skills | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Making the move from our safe and trusted traditional literacy habits to newer digital skills can be quite a challenge, but as teachers I think we are really unlikely to be able to use technology and help our students use technology really effectively unless we are prepared to face this challenge. Technology needs to be more than part of the way we teach but it also has to be part of the way we ourselves continue to learn and part of our everyday professional practice.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 8, 2016 2:16 AM

A really useful tool for teachers and Learners.

Danielarv's curator insight, October 11, 2016 4:25 PM
This article show the importance of technology in the classroom and how the use of an online tool as Scrible can improve the collaborative learning. Scrible is a simple browser plugin that you can activate whenever you find something interesting online. The plugin opens a toolbar which enables to annotate and markup webpages with different colour highlighters, sticky notes and change the colour of the text. Also it enables to share the information with others and create a simple link with this information. These links can be either as ‘read only’ or as ‘editable’ pages where students can see annotations and also add their own; making a collaborative learning.
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Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy

Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Oral communication skills are often overlooked in school in favor of math, reading and writing. But this London school has put it front and center with amazing

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Should we focus on teaching or learning?

Should we focus on teaching or learning? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
"Inquiry happens when you focus on the art of teaching." Kath Murdoch. This is an interesting moment in Kath's conversation with teachers. I lose focus on my note-taking as I pursue this thought... I tend to say 'focus less on teaching and more on learning', and here is Kath Murdoch, inquiry guru, expressing what, on the face of it,…

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 7, 2016 10:28 AM

Inquiry happens when you focus on the art of teaching." Kath Murdoch. 

 

After the session, I attempt to categorise the teachers’ ideas under conceptual headings. The more I think about their statements, the more my categories overlap. I consider first Kath’s shared list of inquiry practices and then Ron Ritchhart’s cultural forces. In the end it comes down to a handful of big ideas, for me…

 

Language:  Use a language of learning not compliance. Choose language that supports learners in describing and reflecting on their thinking and learning.

 

Process:  Focus as much on the process of learning as the content. Use split screen teaching. Notice and name how we are learning, not just what we are leaning.

 

Release:  Let go of your expectations and allow students to lead. Ensure the learners do the heavy lifting. Release responsibility as early as possible, then observe where to take the learning next.

 

Teacher as learner:  Position yourself as part of the learning community, not as the expert in the room, both physically and through your interactions. Make your own thinking process visible.

 

Time:   Do less, but do it more deeply. Devote time to developing learning dispositions. Give children time to reflect on how and why they change their ideas or thinking.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

 https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/time-the-most-important-factor-neglected-in-education/

 

 

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How Principals Spark Engagement - ASCD Principal Connection

We know it when we see it—and we need it! When I walk into a classroom, I can tell within one minute whether or not students are learning. The teacher might be in the front of the classroom, or it may take me a few seconds to find him or her. The lesson might be on higher-level mathematics, the causes of the U.S. Civil War, or the differences between active and passive verbs. Regardless of the subject matter or age of the students, in a good lesson the students are engaged in their learning.

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Engagement: The Icing or the Cake?

Engagement: The Icing or the Cake? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Teachers can plan for student engagement so that it's more than just decoration. Please, please, please try to just shake it up sometimes. Give us a variety of work and activities and don't just stick to the same type of lesson every day." This student's plea, reported in Grant Wiggins' 2014 Annual Student Survey of Academic Experience, reflects the longing of students in classrooms everywhere. Embedded in this learner's request are the top three culprits of classroom boredom, echoed by numerous high school students in the same survey: "Our assignments are just busywork," "There's no variety in what we do from day to day," and "The teacher talks too much."

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Leadership and The Art of Effective Listening

Leadership and The Art of Effective Listening | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

There is no leadership, personal or organizational, without listening. In fact, ability to truly listen (and not just hear) is the foundation of having a conversation, building trust, influencing others, resolving conflicts, driving your vision, building relationships, implementing change and...

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=listening

 


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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, October 31, 2016 7:45 AM

Very interesting topic written attractively and with great content. I believe that
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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, November 1, 2016 8:44 AM
Leading starts with listening. Key idea, specially for the younger...
Brad Merrick's curator insight, November 2, 2016 4:50 PM
Being able to listen with focus and empathy is key, whereby those in our care feel supported and heard. In a world where everyone is so busy and time often seems to be the commodity that we have the least of, this diagram really serves to remind us that we need to listen constructively, suggest skilfully and try to understand the emotion of those we are engaging with in all that we do. Purposeful listening rather than just hearing is key.
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Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally

Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers are finding that when they explicitly teach deep reading strategies geared to digital media, students can access and comprehend complex texts.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 21, 2016 4:25 AM

Some interesting ideas and suggestions.

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students who received an extra sentence of feedback achieved higher grades a year late

students who received an extra sentence of feedback achieved higher grades a year late | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
How can one sentence change the trajectory of student learning? It shows the power of feedback.
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Why use rubrics? (Infographic)

Why use rubrics? (Infographic) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

This infographic gives you 9 ways to use rubrics in the classroom.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 18, 2016 6:20 AM
This infographic gives you 9 ways to use rubrics in the classroom.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=rubric

 

 

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, October 19, 2016 5:56 AM

Post very interesting, revealing some aspects that I did not know about infographics. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish, more about education improvement in business can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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5 out of 5 of These Resources Can Help You Teach Fractions Lessons @rmbyrne 

5 out of 5 of These Resources Can Help You Teach Fractions Lessons @rmbyrne  | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In an earlier post I highlighted the Thinking Blocks tools included in Math Playground. Thinking Blocks offers a good way to introduce your students to fractions. Here are some other good resources for teaching fractions.

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20 Awesome DIY Science Projects to Do With Your Kids

20 Awesome DIY Science Projects to Do With Your Kids | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Before the advent of the uber-popular show Mythbusters or the push for more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in schools, parents and their kids were doing at-home science experiments. Now, the trend continues to blossom, although many of the experiments have remained somewhat the same…and always awesomely exciting!

If you’re a parent and you want to do something with your kid that isn’t related to cleaning the toilets or forging through homework, check out these 20 great science projects that you can complete in the confines of your humble abode. Most of them use around-the-home items that you probably have on hand, although some will require a little bit of shopping ahead of time. To help you decide which are best for your children’s needs, the 20 have been divided into projects for younger students and projects for older ones.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, October 16, 2016 11:35 AM
Lots of fun things here to distract you from your capstone.  But these got me to wondering: could you easily create a "demo" version of all or a subset of your project in the form of a table top science experiment/demo?
GwynethJones's curator insight, October 16, 2016 1:51 PM

Love me some Science! #SciChat 

So, could ALL Science Experiments be thought of Makerspace?

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21 Chrome Extensions to support students via Eric Curtis

21 Chrome Extensions to support students via Eric Curtis | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Technology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge. In particular the Chrome we

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Virtuali-Tee: The Ultimate Way to Learn About the Body!

Curiscope is raising funds for Virtuali-Tee: The Ultimate Way to Learn About the Body! on Kickstarter!

Kids switch on when you bring a subject to life. For just the price of a t-shirt, teach your kids about the anatomy.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 15, 2016 6:31 PM

How cool is this?? ;)

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Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning | #LEARNing2LEARN #Rubrics

Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning | #LEARNing2LEARN #Rubrics | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

We were exploring how to make metacognitive thinking more visible for our students, keeping it aligned with our mandate to keep thinking and learning visible, transparent, tangible, critiqueable and accountable within learning spaces.


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Robyn Lockwood's curator insight, October 11, 2016 2:42 PM
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Helen Teague's curator insight, October 11, 2016 2:49 PM
Don't often see a rubric specifically for metacognition: Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, October 12, 2016 10:44 AM
Interesting rubric for self assessment to make metacognition more accessible for our students. Check it out!

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The Most Important Question–Comprehension 101 for K-2

The Most Important Question–Comprehension 101 for K-2 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Ensure that every K-2 reader and every struggling reader can summarize the text they are reading. This is the foundational, most important question to ask.
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Top 10 Smart Alternatives to TED Talks via Alan Henry

Top 10 Smart Alternatives to TED Talks via Alan Henry | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
TED talks are great, but there’s a point where they all seem too similar, or are just taxing to muddle through. If you’d still like to enjoy a smart, engaging talk now and again but you’ve had enough of TED, here are some alternative to boost your brain.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 2, 2016 8:56 PM

Check this out! Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

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Eight Questions for Better Lessons

Want to tweak your lesson planning? Keep these tips in mind. There are umptillion ways to create perfect structures and ideal road maps to guide your students to a successful learning experience. Maybe you write your own lesson plans, collaborate with a colleague, or follow a scripted program. No matter the approach, here are eight questions to ask yourself so you can tweak any plan to be effective in your classroom.

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