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Targeting Feedback to Support Self-Regulation - ASCD Education Update

Targeting Feedback to Support Self-Regulation - ASCD Education Update | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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.
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Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

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It's my fault. I'll admit it. During my eight years in the classroom, I ruined at least two amazing literary works by assigning horrifically dull reading projects. My only hope is that those middle s
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I always ask myself if I would want to do it (or if I thought my own personal children would enjoy it or learn from it).  Love these ideas~

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Learning Never Stops: 29 great math websites for students of all ages

Learning Never Stops: 29 great math websites for students of all ages | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Over the past month I have shared many math based websites. Below, I have combined all the math websites that I have shared so far and have added seven new ones. Whether you have been following my blog, or if this is your first time, I promise you will find many great math resources for your students."


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Marisel Mateluna's curator insight, December 27, 2013 6:29 PM

Excellent material for teachers of Maths.

Christine Peterson's curator insight, December 29, 2013 3:09 AM

Excellent resource - especially for games and practice for the students at home

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Counting Down the Top S'Cool Tools for 2013: #11-20

Counting Down the Top S'Cool Tools for 2013: #11-20 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In the early days of TRL on MTV, top ten music video countdown lists ruled supreme. Everybody likes a list, right? But here at EdSurge, we don’t geek out at music videos; we geek out at edtech tools

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 26, 2013 2:23 PM

EdSurge is releasing their top 20 "S'Cool Tools" for 2013 and this list provides us with the tools from 11 - 20. The range of tools is wide. A quick explanation on some are below with more information in the post as well as links to each of them.

* NewsELA is a website that provides students access to articles written at different lexiles, starting with Grade 3 or 4 and moving through Grade 12. It is free and you can create a classroom account and also assign articles to be read. Some (but not all) of the articles have quizzes attached that ask questions based on Common Core and you will be able to see the results. Questions are different for each reading lexile.

* EdWeb is a professional and social networking that provides a wealth of resources including free webinars. It is a great tool to help improve teaching and learning.

* Timelapse provides you a look at what is happening based on satellite photography taken over the last 30 years.

Click through to the post to explore these tools and seven others...and stay tuned for the release of the top ten!

Zahid Yakoob's curator insight, December 27, 2013 4:05 AM

Counting down from twenty up to the number one most popular edtech tool of 2013.

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Time-Tested Routines at Heart of a Strong Common Core Transition

Time-Tested Routines at Heart of a Strong Common Core Transition | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:41 PM

change is constant and inevitable! Might as well embrace it!

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:44 AM

Για την ενημέρωσή μας.

Martha Mendez's curator insight, December 6, 2014 7:11 PM

Constrasting evolution of Web.

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How to Stage Socratic Seminars in Middle School | MiddleWeb

How to Stage Socratic Seminars in Middle School | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Socratic Seminars can help middle school students learn how to use effective habits of discussion, explain their ideas, and support them with evidence.
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Love this and ALL of the helpful resources provided.  :-)

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Fostering Teacher Leadership Through Collaborative Inquiry

Fostering Teacher Leadership Through Collaborative Inquiry | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Collaborative inquiry is a powerful design for professional learning that supports the notion of teacher leadership as it recognizes the role of teachers in on-going school improvement.
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Three Social Trends That Will Influence Education in 2014

Three Social Trends That Will Influence Education in 2014 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

There are patterns within the trend predictions for 2014 that are worthy of paying attention to. There is strong, if not overwhelming evidence that behaviour patterns of students, educators, employees and professionals are moving towards the use of social tools for learning, working and teaching. Collaborating seamlessly face-to-face and at a distance, bringing the human element to virtual interactions, and personalized learning will prevail in 2014; each facilitated by technology. But it’s not going to be about the technology, it will be about making connections by voice and/or visual, contributing to new knowledge, and learning with and from others—all mediated through social media. It will be the behaviours of students, lifelong learners and educators—their use of technology, specifically social media applications that will influence education in the upcoming year.

 
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Ness Crouch's curator insight, December 23, 2013 3:09 AM

Trends for 2014

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 30, 2013 11:36 AM

Conclusion
Though we can predict and make an educated guess what the year 2014 will hold for education, we won’t really know until we are in it—knee deep. The year 2012 named by the New York Times as the Year-of-the-MOOC, shook the foundations of education, and no one saw it coming. Will social media influence education by increasing collaboration, humanize the learning experience, and support personalized learning in 2014? Time will tell.

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Education Week: Spotlight on Common-Core Assessment

Education Week: Spotlight on Common-Core Assessment | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

The common core has challenged test-makers and educators to craft assessments that measure the depth of knowledge expected by the standards.


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Don't Get Off the Bus, and Other Holiday Advice

Don't Get Off the Bus, and Other Holiday Advice | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
One time, twenty years ago now, I was returning to college on a Greyhound bus after a perfectly fine Thanksgiving with my family. It was raining, my head against the glass watching the rain trail d...
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Engagement is critical at all ages.

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Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note

Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Close reading is one of the buzz words that is being emphasized with the Common Core Learning Standards. By close reading I am interpreting as the reading, rereading, and analysis of text for the p...


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Where’s the Joy in Learning?

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Flickr:WoodleyWonderworks A school is not a desert of emotions,” begins an article by Finnish educators Taina Rantala and Kaarina Määttä, published

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 20, 2013 1:48 PM

Joy is embedded in the daily process of beginner's mind.

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How to Do a Google Search by Reading Level: The Compelled Educator

How to Do a Google Search by Reading Level: The Compelled Educator | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Step-by-step instructions for finding texts based on general reading levels, not specific lexiles.

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I never knew this was an option.  Looking forward to trying it soon.

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Rubrics for Teachers - Assessment

Rubrics for Teachers - Assessment | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Rubrics for Assessment Information, Cooperative Learning, Research Process/Report, PowerPoint/Podcast, Oral Presentation, Web Page and Portfolio, Math, Art, Science, Video and Multimedia Project , Creating Rubrics, Writing, Rubrics for Primary Grades...
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Love this list and the way the different rubrics are classified.

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Top 12 PDF Tools Every Teacher and Administrator Must Have - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Top 12 PDF Tools Every Teacher and Administrator Must Have - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Here below is a list of 12 PDF tools for administrators and teacher with a brief description of their usefulness.

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15 Awesome Websites And Online Services That Were Born In 2013

15 Awesome Websites And Online Services That Were Born In 2013 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
While developers are definitely preferring to make apps for mobile platforms like iOS and Android, the Web isn't going anywhere for a while, so you will still have some cool Internet services and apps being made.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 26, 2013 3:42 PM

One of the best things about the end of the year is the 'best of..." blog post. This one introduced me to a dozen new web tools I'd never heard of!  Wonderful! 

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First Efforts at Written Conversations Strategies: Write-Around Text on Text

First Efforts at Written Conversations Strategies:  Write-Around Text on Text | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
One of the variations of written conversations that Jen and I really liked was the write-around, a strategy in which “Small groups of kids write and exchange notes about a curricular topic for several rounds—maybe 5 to 15 minutes of sustained writing–and then they burst into out-loud talk that’s rooted in their extended written rehearsals” (Daniels 155).

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"The internet by definition is the most complex text students will encounter."

"The internet by definition is the most complex text students will encounter." | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Using the Metametrics Lexile Analyzer I searched for websites that would fall in the suggested band for fourth grade. First I used Google advanced search just to find websites at the “basic level.” All of the websites I checked were well over the 6-8 band. I then checked teacher websites, teacher created webquests, and popular kids news magazines. Once again the Lexile scores fell well above grade level."


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A Great Project Based Learning Rubric Every Teacher should Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Teaching Students How to Conduct Inquiry-Driven Research

Teaching Students How to Conduct Inquiry-Driven Research | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? - Albert Einstein It always starts with a question. Most of the time there is a simple answer to that question. What...
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A Great Study Skills Poster for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Study Skills Poster for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Learning is a lifelong process. It is also an ongoing experience in which we get to discover new and inspiring things about our world. Some argue that with maturity comes mindful and conscious learning but regardless of age variable, thinking about learning from a metacognitive perspective (thinking about how we learn what we learn) does definitely improve the way we learn.

In the visual below created by Create Innovate Explore, Rachel dissected the metathinking levels of studying and provided some of the tips on how to hone in one's study skills. I invite you to have a look and share  with your students."


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OpenEd - Largest K-12 OER. Quarter Million Common Core Videos and Games.

OpenEd - Largest K-12 OER. Quarter Million Common Core Videos and Games. | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Largest collection of K-12 videos, games and assessments for all Common Core State Standards, flipped classroom LMS. All open source and Open API.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:21 PM

This is an world class STEM based teaching and learning resources site.

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Close Reading Rubrics - Grades 6-12

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Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain's comment, December 21, 2013 8:31 AM
Useful, but it makes a significant error - wrong "to"/"two" in Key Ideas (Grade 7) - not good to be careless on a rubric, especially at the state level