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Canva- A Web Tool for Creating Mini-posters for Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Canva- A Web Tool for Creating Mini-posters for Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Canva is another web tool you can use with your students to create mini-posters for your class. Canva is easy to use and has user friendly interface. The process of creating a visual through Canva is as simple as drag and drop. Canva provides you with a wide variety of images and clip arts that you can modify to suit your purposes. You can even upload your own images to use as background in your graphics."


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Kat Zimmermann's curator insight, July 23, 8:55 AM

This may be a tool your student can use for a class assignment.!

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200+ Learning To Read Activities - Kids Activities Blog

200+ Learning To Read Activities - Kids Activities Blog | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We have a huge list of learning to read activities that are so much fun. If you need to learn something, why not learn through play?

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juandoming's curator insight, July 19, 2:56 AM

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Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education

Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Learning how to use image editing software can be difficult and time consuming. And, teaching students how to use it can be even more challenging. Luckily, there are several free, online alternativ..."


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FREE, online image editors! The Edublogger has come up with three programs that meet 3 criteria:

1. It is free to use.

2. It requires no registration.

3. It provides educators and students with an intuitive, easy-to-learn photo editing tool.

Each of the 3 tools is described and there is a list of pros and cons to help you choose.

And the three tools are:

* Picadilo

* Pixlr

* Fotor

Learning to edit images is a great skill for students to learn. You might have them edit an image and use it with ThingLink allowing your students to create an interactive image for others in the class to use.

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 20, 10:48 AM

it's often hard to teach kids photo editing skills when the software is expensive.  These are good solution sosolution so

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 21, 4:40 PM

Some great image editor resources. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 4:49 AM

To help you and your students create your own amazing images, Edublogger has compiled a list of  3  online photo editors. In order to be on the list, each of these tools must meet these three requirements:

  1. It is free to use.
  2. It requires no registration.
  3. It provides educators and students with an intuitive, easy-to-learn photo editing tool.

And the tools are:

* Picadilo

* Pixlr

* Fotor


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What is Learning Analytics? – Infographic

What is Learning Analytics? – Infographic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Learning Analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs."


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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 20, 10:51 AM

This is definitely something that has piqued my interest to read more. about this topic..

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, July 20, 4:47 PM

a simple but useful infographic!

John Lemos Forman's curator insight, July 20, 7:55 PM

Muita expectativa mas ainda poucos resultados concretos ... De qualquer modo, esta se formando uma percepção de que o modelo educacional vai ser fortemente impactado nos próximos anos

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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes
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This is great news for those who are adopting e-textbooks.  While I like the feel of a book and being able to turn the pages.  I do understand how the addition of "extra" things will benefit students.

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How to get motivated, according to science

How to get motivated, according to science | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Research says to stop being so rational. Get those emotions going instead.

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 17, 6:09 PM

(From the article)" Surround yourself with people you want to be and it's far less taxing to do what you should be doing.


In his excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg says: "When people join groups where change seems possible, the potential for that change to occur becomes more real."

The Longevity Project, which studied over 1000 people from youth to death had this to say:

The groups you associate with often determine the type of person you become. For people who want improved health, association with other healthy people is usually the strongest and most direct path of change. [The Longevity Project]

And the research on friendship confirms this. From my interview with Carlin Flora, author ofFriendfluence:

Research shows over time, you develop the eating habits, health habits, and even career aspirations of those around you. If you're in a group of people who have really high goals for themselves you'll take on that same sense of seriousness.

David Hain's curator insight, July 17, 11:02 PM

Self motivation - now you know..!

Gloria Miele, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 18, 7:58 AM

Get excited!! 

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

The handy graphic below synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps that make the whole process a little less daunting


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 19, 11:10 AM

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Andrea Stewart's curator insight, July 26, 9:12 PM

Helpful, though I don't quite follow the traditional flip.

Daniel Compton's curator insight, August 13, 3:55 AM

Flipped classroom in a simple step-by-step chart

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Professional learning that is relevant, collaborative and future focused can have a highly positive impact on teacher quality. Here you will find resources that develop an understanding of effective professional learning as well as access to free online learning modules.


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Afelio Padilla's curator insight, August 14, 12:41 PM

Rescooped for Charles Voth. Try,alternatively, http://toolkit.aitsl.edu.au/category/professional-learning/

Best Regards!!

Afelio

Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, August 14, 1:51 PM
THe link worked for me. Sorry if you were having trouble Charles Voth, one notification is enough. Regards
Chris Carter's comment, August 14, 5:21 PM
Link works for me, too. Perhaps it was a digital hiccup.
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Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers must recognize (and teach) that our perspective shapes our expectations and outcomes. Lori Desautels shares three practices for tuning into and altering perspective.
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11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

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An Instructional Coach's First Week

An Instructional Coach's First Week | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Carmen, who is beginning her first year as a coach, wrote me asking, "What does the first week for a coach look like? And how does a schedule play an important role for the coach and her principal in terms of what they're expecting?
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Coaches (New & Veteran): Great advice from the author of The Art of Coaching
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Small Group Reading: Listening - DillyDabbles

Small Group Reading: Listening - DillyDabbles | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
... My school has invested in a a few sets of listening book sets that contain an audio cd of the book and 8 copies of the text. We listen to novels and I assign a section each week, usually dividing the book into 8 sections so we are finished at the same time as genre activities....
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Ideas for organizing a listening center in K-1
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A "Must Have" Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A "Must Have" Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Here is a great resource I have recently stumbled upon and never had the chance to share it here till this evening. A Questioning Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to help teachers, educators, and curriculum designers better integrate the power of questions in learning and instruction. This resource contains a plethora of question types with explanations on each of these types together with examples and tips on how to use each of them. I have gone through the materials presented in this guide and I must say that it is really a treasure trove of educational insights for immediate application in classrooms."


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Literature Circles: A Student-Centered Approach to Literacy - ASCD Edge

Literature Circles: A Student-Centered Approach to Literacy - ASCD Edge | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"When we use literature circles, small groups of student gather for an in-depth discussion of a literary work. To ensure that students have a clear sense of direction and remain focused, each group member is given a specific task. For example, one student may be the designated artist; s/he is responsible for using some form of art to explore a main idea, a theme, or significant scene from the text. Another group member, the wordsmith, might be responsible for documenting important, unusual, or difficult words from the reading. Regardless of each student’s role, each group must collaborate as they read, discuss and critically engage with texts."


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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be …

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More Core ELA: A Midsummer Night's Read

More Core ELA: A Midsummer Night's Read | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

... Here's what I know: when I assign less homework, my students seem to do better grade-wise, and the classroom experience is less jumbled and confusing (it's hard to plan for the next day when my data shows about 25% of my kids did the homework).  While I don't think I can assign NO homework (especially in AP and honors-level courses), I can make an effort to be thoughtful with what I assign outside of school.  The more engaging the assignment, the less difficulty students have with completing the homework, and I have fewer instances of plagiarism ("Blindly copying is NOT 'working together,'" is a phrase I used a lot)....

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Insightful, honest post about homework and a couple of other hot topics.

 

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"Make A Difference" (Teddy's Story) - from Walk the Talk

If you've ever wanted to make a greater impact and empowering influence in your world, I hope you'll enjoy today's movie as a gentle reminder about the one thing that can transform any situation in literally 30 seconds or less:  compassion.

What a little third grader says to his teacher at Christmas time instantly bypasses the head and goes straight to the heart of any issue, no matter what.

You can re-energize your personal relationships and workplace culture - and inspire greater loyalty - by remembering to put into practice the message of this classic, time honored story. 

Make sure to turn on your speakers before you watch it, and according to Sam Brandt ... "You should warn people to get their hankies ready before the movie!"

Walter Wood writes ... "I am a 6 ft. 2in., 250-pound construction worker and this short, but profound, film actually brought tears to my eyes.  It made me realize that I must be more mindful when I'm training my apprentices."

Each time I watch it I feel inspired to make an even bigger difference by remembering to put compassion first.  I hope you will too!

Don't forget to share it with others...They'll thank you for it!

Together we can make a difference...
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Grab a tissue.  I cry every single time I read or watch this.

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School Leaders: Five Reasons You Should Be an Instructional Leader!

School Leaders:  Five Reasons You Should Be an Instructional Leader! | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
There are five very important reasons why school leaders need to become instructional leaders, and they all revolve around learning.
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How to motivate your students

How to motivate your students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

If teachers try to demand respect and are always dictating to the students, what they should and shouldn’t do, students switch off and lose motivation.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 17, 12:46 AM

Some useful tips and insights

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Quotes about Questioning from Well-Known People

Quotes about Questioning from Well-Known People | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Wonderful quotes about questioning, curiosity, and inquiry from well-known people. Send us any YOU know about, too.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 17, 3:47 PM

Teaching students how to ask good questions is important. Great quotes about questions may help them learn. This page provides quotes about questioning, quotes from a diverse group, including George Carlin, Frank Llyod Wright, Anne Frank, Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein and many more.

The images may be saved and you could print them out and use them as small posters in your classroom. Challenge your students to come up with a quote about questioning, curiousity and inquiry and consider making an infographic to share.

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 20, 10:58 AM

Great quote

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."


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DPG plc's curator insight, July 23, 3:02 AM

Time to move away from the 'read, click next, read. click next

Clare Treloar's curator insight, July 24, 5:08 PM

a great summary about ways to target our learners in the digital space. 

Mark Treadwell's curator insight, July 27, 12:47 PM

A great list of elements that contribute to a good prompt. Prompts initiate curiosity via the stimulation of the release of hormones that trigger astrocytic cells (75% of all brain cells) in the brain to trigger neurons to map and automate complex neural patterns we call ideas and concepts. MT

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What an Effective Teacher's Classroom Looks Like | MiddleWeb

What an Effective Teacher's Classroom Looks Like | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teaching experts Annette Breaux & Todd Whitaker contrast the characteristics of effective and ineffective classrooms with two simple but compelling bullet
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Motivation: Reflecting On What To Do When It's Not There

Motivation: Reflecting On What To Do When It's Not There | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Reflecting on our own lack of motivation can provide insights as to why students also struggle at times to feel inspired.
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Motivated? Learn how to push through!
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14 ways to think about good teaching: A useful PD exercise

Much of my educational career has been spent in teaching or observing teachers.
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New Approaches to Writing with Dr. Doug Fisher - YouTube

Dr. Doug Fisher discusses new approaches to writing.
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