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How Teens Benefit From Reading About the Struggles of Scientists - Mindshift

How Teens Benefit From Reading About the Struggles of Scientists - Mindshift | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
But for high school students, learning more about some of the personal and intellectual struggles of scientists can help students feel more motivated to learn science. Researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University and the University of Washington designed an intervention to “confront students’ beliefs that scientific achievement reflects ability rather than effort by exposing students to stories of how accomplished scientists struggled and overcame challenges in their scientific endeavors.”

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Differentiating Instruction Using Mobile Technology Tools

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in grades 3-5? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
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Conver-Stations: A Discussion Strategy

Conver-Stations: A Discussion Strategy | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Terrific strategy for student led conversations. Conver-stations starts with students talking in small groups. Through movement of a few group members, discussions points and views are transferred to different groups.
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Strengthening Whole Class Discussions | Scholastic.com

Strengthening Whole Class Discussions | Scholastic.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Here are some ideas you can use to bring out the potential of whole group discussions in your classroom.
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How school leaders can address teacher workload issues

How school leaders can address teacher workload issues | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Much is said in the media about schools being stressful places and, perhaps, education is nearing crisis point in terms of what is being asked of teachers. Workload is an issue that simmers o
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Digital citizenship is more important than ever

Digital citizenship is more important than ever | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In the third edition of Digital Citizenship in Schools, author Mike Ribble explains how to teach using REP: respect, educate and protect.
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How to Use Twitter: Critical Tips for New Users

How to Use Twitter: Critical Tips for New Users | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
SO YOU WANNA Tweet? Cool—you’ll love it. But it may take some getting used to if you’re a new kid on the block.

Twitter is where news is broken, links are shared, and memes are born. It’s also a place for chatting with friends. Yet unlike Facebook, Twitter is public. So if you do tweet with friends, it’s all out in the open by default. And that’s not a bad thing. It means your jokes can go viral (if they’re funny) and in addition to your friends, you can interact with your favorite journalists, athletes, artists, or political figures, all in the same space.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Schedule Assignments & Announcements in Google Classroom

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Schedule Assignments & Announcements in Google Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Earlier this week Google added a frequently requested feature to Google Classroom. That feature is scheduling of assignments and announcements to appear in your Classroom stream at a later date and time. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to schedule an assignment in Google Classroom. The video also points out a scheduling mistake that I think a lot of people will make the first few times they attempt to schedule an assignment.
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Formative vs. Summative Assessment

Formative vs. Summative Assessment | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Formative assessment vs. summative assessment. Learn the key differences between the two.
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Top 5 Literacy Design Collaborative Short Lessons

... Our LDC CoreTools Library is chock full of useful and creative lessons developed by teachers and tested in classrooms all over the country. We always keep our library up-to-date, with something for everyone—every grade level, skill, standard, and subject. New to LDC and not sure where to dig first? Try these 5 short lessons—currently our most popular!
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Close reading, scientific claims, and learning to infer - Great lessons
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Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class

Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
You can use a focusing activity to introduce a new idea or to set the stage for what’s to come during class. They can be high-tech, low-tech, or no tech.

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The opening phase of a lesson is vital to not only securing student attention but also for providing a focus for the teacher. 
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Three focusing activities that can be used in any class, including those utilising digital pedagogies.
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Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need

Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
At Albemarle County Public Schools, flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation.

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.
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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Rather than intimidating young readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game.
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The 6 Characteristics of Effective Praise

The 6 Characteristics of Effective Praise | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Author and consultant Barbara Blackburn looks at six characteristics of effective praise to encourage students to thrive.
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WeAreTeachers: How to Teach a Middle School Class in 49 Easy Steps

WeAreTeachers: How to Teach a Middle School Class in 49 Easy Steps | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Anyone can do it! Maybe.
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The Coaching Cycle: The Link Between Coaching and Student Achievement

The Coaching Cycle: The Link Between Coaching and Student Achievement | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Instructional coaches are tasked with many responsibilities. Leading and developing workshops, collaborating with PLCs, facilitating school-wide assessments, organizing learning walks, analyzing st…
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A master teacher went to court to challenge her low evaluation. What her win means for her profession.

A master teacher went to court to challenge her low evaluation. What her win means for her profession. | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
How it could affect other teachers.
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End-of-Year Learning Can Be Meaningful & Fun

End-of-Year Learning Can Be Meaningful & Fun | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Middle grades educator Elyse Scott shares a dozen end-of-year activities that can help assure a learning experience that is smooth, structured and fun for all.
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7 Excellent Chromebook Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Excellent Chromebook Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Closing Out the Library: Cleaning Up and Thinking Ahead

Closing Out the Library: Cleaning Up and Thinking Ahead | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I love the end of the school year for many reasons. I actually enjoy closing out the school year and cleaning up a bit, because the process helps me reflect and think ahead to next year. I am finding that my reflections in closing out the school library are not that much different from when I was packing up and rethinking my classroom library in previous years. The process of cleaning out book tubs, collecting books from students, and weeding out books that are no longer all in one piece invites me to see my text collection with new eyes. It is always fascinating to me that the same books are read over and over by students while others sit on the shelf, either unnoticed or rarely browsed.
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Cinnamon's Synonyms: 3 Ways to Expand a Child's Vocabulary

Cinnamon's Synonyms: 3 Ways to Expand a Child's Vocabulary | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
My son's teacher has no idea about my Picture Thesauruses or that I've been working on my Cinnamon's Synonym's app, so it meant so much to me that this comment came from a place of unbiased observation. Now, you're probably thinking: Does this girl just shove all these words down her son's throat to make him sound "smart"? No. That couldn't be farther from the truth. In fact, when I read this comment, I was a bit surprised myself because it's not like I set time aside every day and say, "Ok kid, let's learn some new words". Bah, how boring would that be!! This report card comment made me ask myself, "what was I doing right?!" because I didn't really think I was doing anything extraordinary (or at least not consciously). Here's what I think contributes to my boy's incredible vocabulary and I encourage you to try these tips with your own kids whether they are your students or your own children.
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27 tools for diverse learners

27 tools for diverse learners | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
According to neuroscience and the Universal Design for Learning theory, there is no one right way to learn. Fortunately, the latest crop of tech tools offers a variety of ways for students of all learning styles and preferences to engage, receive information and express their learning.

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