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A New Definition of Rigor

A New Definition of Rigor | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Rigor doesn't simply mean giving students more or harder work. Instead, it's the result of work that challenges students' thinking in new and interesting ways.
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SPED Ahead Forum: Special Education Resources & Webinars

SPED Ahead Forum: Special Education Resources & Webinars | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Get free special education resources & webinars from education leaders on topics such as online speech therapy in the SPED Ahead Forum by PresenceLearning

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What if all teachers were scholars?

What if all teachers were scholars? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
SmartBlog on Education will highlight summer learning and enrichment for educators during June. In this blog post, English teacher Mike Saenz explores the
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Flipping Assessment: Making Assessment a Learning Experience

Flipping Assessment: Making Assessment a Learning Experience | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
What’s been left out of the conversation about flipped classrooms, however, is why and how we might also need to flip our assessment practices.

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Music education key to raising literacy and numeracy standards - Sydney Morning Herald

Music education key to raising literacy and numeracy standards - Sydney Morning Herald | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Instead of agonising over why Australian students can't or won't study maths or science perhaps we should concentrate on improving the nation's cognitive capacity via music lessons.

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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cherimacleod's curator insight, June 14, 2015 1:09 AM

Tools tools tools

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Tony Vincent - Learning in Hand - always provides excellent resources for classrooms.

James I.'s curator insight, June 16, 2015 9:43 PM

Love the fact that this infographic focuses both on the web and mobile possibilities.

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Research and Policy Issues | Information Brief 2014-6 | ACT

How ACT Scores Change with Test Preparation
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7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

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New Teachers: Classroom-Management Fundamentals

New Teachers: Classroom-Management Fundamentals | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Discover resources for new teachers about developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.
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10 Questions to Ask Every Middle-Leader by @TeacherToolkit

10 Questions to Ask Every Middle-Leader by @TeacherToolkit | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
As a middle leader, how can you make sure you are ready for the start of the next academic year? Could you plan and use your time to its full potential before the end the summer period? This is a b...
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Download and Convert Any YouTube Video: WonTube

Download and Convert Any YouTube Video: WonTube | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for an easy solution to your need to either download or convert YouTube videos, WonTube has a solution that works well while being fully integrated with your preferred browser.

Whether you like Chrome, Firefox, Safari or IE there is a dedicated "add-on" for you right on this page: http://www.shareyoutubemp3.com/addon.html ;

Once installed, go to any YouTube video and you will see two new green buttons right above the clip.

The first one, allows you to download any YouTube video at your preferred resolution, from HD 1080p to FLV low-quality at 240p. You choose.

The second one allows you to download the video clip as an .MP3 file.

 

Very useful. 9/10

 

Downloadable versions:

An Android version of the video downloader is also available here: http://www.wontube.com/free-youtube-downloader.html as well as free desktop versions for PC and Mac video converter tool http://www.wontube.com/free-video-converter.html ;

 

More info: http://www.wontube.com/ ;

 

Try it out now: http://www.shareyoutubemp3.com/addon.html

N.B.: No ads, no registration, no fee (no business model, and no names of people behind it. The add-on browser version seems to carry no threat whatsoever).


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Adventures in Literacy Land: A Shift in Intervention: 3 Ways To Get Your Students Working Harder Than You

Adventures in Literacy Land: A Shift in Intervention: 3 Ways To Get Your Students Working Harder Than You | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Put Down the Pen & Paper: Benefits of Note Taking Using Technology

Put Down the Pen & Paper: Benefits of Note Taking Using Technology | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
There’s nothing like good ole pen and paper when it's time to take notes, right? Why are some students not as quick to move from a handy notebook to an app on an iPad or some other mobile device when taking notes?
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How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

How Student Centered Is Your Classroom? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Check out these questions to guide you in reflecting on how much the learning environment you have designed promotes student voice and choice.
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Remember to check out the links within the post, too~

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ASCD Express 10.19 - Five Principles for Formative Assessments That Fuel Feedback

ASCD Express 10.19 - Five Principles for Formative Assessments That Fuel Feedback | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Feedback that affects learning is planned in alignment with these research-based guidelines for effectiveness," writes school improvement coach Tim Westerberg. In a recent ASCD Express article, Westerberg explains that Formative assessments provide the feedback on student learning that guides teacher and student adjustments during learning. He states that if teachers want the information gathered by these formative tools to have the most impact on student learning, they must design classroom assessments with five principles in mind.
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2015 Building a Grad Nation Report

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What will it take to help all students graduate? Download the 2015 Building a #GradNation Report. http://t.co/rs4KXCSNJ8

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I have seen the future of reading on the internet, and it is glorious

How to make your Kindle and Instapaper highlights into a searchable, sortable digital brain.

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You can use many kind of media to promote thinking, use of the imagination and further learning. Reading is a part of the process.

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Summer is risky time for college-bound students : News

Summer is risky time for college-bound students : News | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The High School to College Center is in its third year of addressing a phenomenon known as summer melt.
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10 Dyslexia Facts Literacy Therapists Wish Everyone Knew

10 Dyslexia Facts Literacy Therapists Wish Everyone Knew | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Learning Ally recently published a terrific list of ten things parents of children with dyslexia wish others knew, which inspired me to come up with a list of my own: “10 Dyslexia Facts Literacy Th...
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Marginalia, the Anti-Library, and Other Ways to Master the Lost Art of Reading

Marginalia, the Anti-Library, and Other Ways to Master the Lost Art of Reading | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Reading (and remembering what you've read) is one of the best investments you can make for your career.
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5 Steps to Making Policies That Aren't Idiotic

5 Steps to Making Policies That Aren't Idiotic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
You know the policies we're talking about: the ones that twist simplicity into a confusing, ridiculous mess.

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Researchers find poor sleep may contribute to impaired intelligence in children with autism - Autism Daily Newscast

Researchers find poor sleep may contribute to impaired intelligence in children with autism - Autism Daily Newscast | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
autism news, autism research

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more #autism research.

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4 Digital Safety Tips for Summer Break

4 Digital Safety Tips for Summer Break | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teach students to embrace summertime digital safety practices with the acronym R.E.S.T: Remain cautious, Express positivity, Stay active, and Tell someone.
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Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Each student is unique and learns in different ways. There are many ways to use this diversity as a classroom strength.
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