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Ten Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Posting Something Online

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8 Great Word Pattern Apps for Struggling Readers

8 Great Word Pattern Apps for Struggling Readers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

http://www.bugbrained.com/struggling-readers.html


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 2, 2014 6:21 PM

The 8 Great Word Pattern apps are a series of 11 apps that have been developed to help students work and master word patterns.  These individualized apps provide practice building words from their sounds.  

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:40 PM

Free reading apps for struggling readers! 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:42 PM

Free reading apps for struggling readers!

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10 Apps for Social Supports and Behavior

10 Apps for Social Supports and Behavior | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Children with learning disabilities sometimes have social and behavioral challenges. These mobile apps may help them learn and practice connecting with others.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 26, 2014 2:07 PM

 "Children and teens with learning disabilities sometimes have a hard time with social skills and behavior, including reading or communicating nonverbal signals. The following mobile apps may provide your child or teen with some high-tech support. Although we did extensive research on available apps, we also learned that just because “there’s an app for that” it doesn’t mean that it’s right for everyone."


Darla Hatton and her teenage daughter have reviewed these 10 apps in Apple products for you to try out.


> iEarnedThat

> Hidden Curriculum for Kids

> Model me Going Places

> Tap to Talk

> Verbally

> Middle School Confidential 1

> Middle School Confidential 2

> Cyber Bullying

> Angry Octopus

> Your Turn - Kid Timer

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:42 AM

Some of these look really promising. I think you could use some of these apps with all kinds of kids, especially younger kids!

Tony Ges's curator insight, May 28, 2014 7:36 PM

Great autism spectrum apps!

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How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order

How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. There are the daily content roundups, blogs to read, Facebook posts and to check, tweets to scroll through and news sites. That doesn’t include whatever else arrives in your in-box. I literally cannot keep up with all that I want to know about social media technology and its use for engagement, fundraising and advocacy.

It’s really too much to know. That’s when I began trusting the curators.

 

Trusting the curators was a strategy I employed to begin to figure out what to read, what I needed to read, and what others whom I trusted thought was important to read. We cannot read it all. We cannot begin to imagine trying to read it all. We must trust to the curators.

Trusting others to curate content has become my primary means for gathering relevant information about social media and particularly nonprofit technology.


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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, April 26, 2014 4:18 AM
totally agrees with Dennis
John Rudkin's curator insight, April 26, 2014 6:30 AM

Curation is all about trust.  I too cut to the cause by keeping in the know via great curators.

Joyce Cordus's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:23 AM

This is really helpful to get the best out of all these tools!

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Simple Leadership

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The more complicated you try to make leadership the more complicated it will be to lead.Some people like to make leadership really really complicated. I think they do that in order to put "leaders"...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 25, 2014 3:07 PM

Simple leadership is all about people. When we put people i.e. teachers and students first, we find we ask questions about their "whoness" and not "whatness". It is a little Dr. Seuss-like, but people are not disposable and replaceable widgets in a mechanistic ordering. They come as historical and forming beings, not doings.

 

Simple leadership gets the complexity of putting people first.

Michael Binzer's curator insight, April 26, 2014 7:02 AM

keep it simple is a principle I believe in. #leadership - mbinzer.com

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 26, 2014 8:28 AM

Everyone loves simple...

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How Lucy Calkins, literacy guru and Fariña ally, is fighting to define Common Core teaching

How Lucy Calkins, literacy guru and Fariña ally, is fighting to define Common Core teaching | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Lucy Calkins, an influential Teachers College professor, has criticized some of the authors of the Common Core for influencing how […]

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, April 26, 2014 8:25 PM

Reading this article brings my too oft used mantra: "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water." Both Calkins and Common Core have their strengths and weaknesses.

 

Although this article is primarily about reading, the conflicts between the Common Core and Lucy Calkins' work also extend into writing. Not necessarily for the means by which students are taught to write (Calkins is an advocate for the writing workshop--and so am I!) but for the value each level ascribe to various writing forms. Calkins puts more value in the personal narrative and poetry writing. The Common Core doesn't address creative writing and the personal narrative becomes less important as students mature.

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ReadWorks.org | Physical Science Passages

ReadWorks.org | Physical Science Passages | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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Creating Cross-Curricular Text Sets for the Middle Grades | MiddleWeb

Creating Cross-Curricular Text Sets for the Middle Grades | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teacher educator Amanda Wall has preservice teachers creating themed text sets that can help deepen student learning across the middle grades curriculum.
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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:47 PM
Text sets are imperative for standards aligned instruction. This article shares a variety of middle school text set titles as well as offering tips of support on how to develop your own discipline related text sets.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 27 Ways to Draw Out Students Performances

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 27 Ways to Draw Out Students Performances | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A twelve-year teaching veteran and a California regional Teacher of the Year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's musings on educational policy, curriculum design, and daily school life can also be read at www
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Planning Text-Dependent Questions

Planning Text-Dependent Questions | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The Common Core emphasizes close reading and text-dependent questions. So what are text-dependent questions, and how can teachers develop them?
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27 Ways Teachers Can Enhance Retention and Knowledge Transfer Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

27 Ways Teachers Can Enhance Retention and Knowledge Transfer Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The 27 Ways Teachers Can Enhance Retention and Knowledge Transfer Infographic refers to Gagne’s 9th and presents ways that teachers can ensure that their students can retain information and transfer their new knowledge or skill to different...
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Google Hangouts - a complete guide

Google Hangouts - a complete guide | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
This is the fifth video in a series of five. It covers just about everything you'll need to know about Google Hangouts, including Hangouts-On-Air. Check out ...

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 27, 2014 3:04 PM

Google Hangouts makes collaborating virtually a breeze. 

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, April 27, 2014 8:55 PM

Connected Classrooms - virtual field trips galore!

John Slifko's curator insight, April 30, 2014 1:57 AM

Viewers of the Euro American Masonic Open Forum should consider google + hangout as a tool in linking groups for  live video conferencing.. 

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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:40 PM

iPad Apps for students with Dyslexia.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:44 AM

Great resources!

Erin Schettler's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:47 AM

This is an AMAZING compilation of apps to aid struggling readers!

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 11 Ways to Help You Focus

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Five Questions Every Strategic Leader Needs to Answer

Five Questions Every Strategic Leader Needs to Answer | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
As leaders we wake up every morning and wonder if we are making a difference. The truth is, for many of us, we are not.

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3 Mindset Shifts that Create Excellence in the Common Core Classroom

3 Mindset Shifts that Create Excellence in the Common Core Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
From content mastery, to mastery of the learning process @PartnersSIDerek #CCSS transforms teaching http://t.co/WMQOGW7nwe #ExpertToLearner

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Matt Weld's curator insight, April 23, 2014 8:25 PM

a *MUST READ* for everyone in education.  Some of these shifts (especially #1) can be hard for some teachers.

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Between the By-Road and the Main Road: 80 Children's Books About Building, Engineering, Architects & Architecture

Between the By-Road and the Main Road: 80 Children's Books About Building, Engineering, Architects & Architecture | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 6 Note Taking Skills Every Student Should Master

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What Teachers Want To Hear Students Say - TeachThought

What Teachers Want To Hear Students Say - TeachThought | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"The magic of learning isn’t in its finite and concrete inputs and outputs, but rather its abstractions–the confrontation between a thinker and the stimulus around them. This suggests that we look for something other than correct answers–little light bulbs coming on–to soothe us as educators."

 

 


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Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Making the Most of Mentor Texts

Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Making the Most of Mentor Texts | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
"Making the Most of Mentor Texts" by Kelly Gallagher
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Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference

Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
After a morning Discipline With Dignity training, the high school principal and I walked to the cafeteria to eat lunch. He said, "I love your session, but it's not practical." I responded with my vie
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