[FREE WEBINAR] How to Differentiate Instruction with Technology
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
But it can be overwhelming to figure out how you're going to reach every child. It doesn't need to be. In this webinar, Vicki Davis will share one of her most popular sessions in how to differentiate instruction with technology.You'll also learn more about SMART Learning Suite and we'll give away the […]. Education How to Guides.
Cyberbullying is NOT a technology issue-here’s how to really combat it.
JANUARY 30, 2017
Cyberbullying continues to grow and present itself as a huge challenge for schools, government policy makers, stakeholders, parents and the community—but is regulating access to technology and social media the answer? It involves social manipulation such as group exclusion, spreading rumors, sharing secrets, and recruiting others to dislike a person. Dr. Satira S.
How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night
JULY 22, 2016
You might need to turn off blue light on your phone. I recorded a quick video and am telling everyone I know to make sure they set their iPhones and iPads up this way — especially for kids. I turn off blue light in the evening until the morning so that if I have to look at my phone, it won’t wake me up so much. How to Guides. Not sleeping?
How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms
Shake Up Learning
MARCH 19, 2017
The post How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms appeared first on Shake Up Learning. One of my favorite features allows us to differentiate a form for students, meaning we can send students to different questions and pages of information based on how they answer each question. CLICK HERE to take the review and see how branching works.
5 Big Classroom Problems You Can Solve with Technology
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
In this episode, technology guru Jennifer Gonzalez shares ideas for increasing engagement and making teaching easier with technology. If you’re using Makerspace and genius hour, learn how to build an online toolkit for your students. How can we increase student participation with technology? What are the best ways to collaborate with other teachers?
How to Design Educational Technology Products to Motivate Students
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Given students’ interest in technology, educational technology tools are a promising way to motivate them to learn. But how can ed tech developers make sure their products deliver on this promise? Research shows there are four elements that help students become naturally motivated to learn: challenge , goals , feedback , and curiosity. To find out how learning products can incorporate these elements, we spoke with Michelle Riconscente, president of Designs for Learning, Inc. , solving math problems to unlock a door) (4, 6). Goals.
5 Ways to Be Technology’s Master and Not Its Slave #productivity
MARCH 3, 2017
Aren’t you tired of being overwhelmed by technology? Do you really need the latest thing to be more productive? Today is a wake up call where we discuss five ways to take back control of your technology. Aaron Sams @ chemicalsams helps give us ways to master technology. ” Today, we talk about: Only using technology that makes work easier.
Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do
User Generated Education
DECEMBER 5, 2014
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc. Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning. Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do. How to ask questions.
How to create media-rich, interactive maps for deeper learning
Ditch That Textbook
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
If we want to use technology in the classroom, we can’t just do the same kind of learning we did before it. Technology should improve the learning. Otherwise, our technology isn’t any better than our paper and pencil lessons, right? If your students are studying anything that connects to [.]. Kick the lesson up a notch.
How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Mobile devices have become an important part of the modern classroom, and an ever-growing number of educators are turning to Chromebooks in the classroom. The post How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.
How to Pick the Perfect Color and Use it Anywhere
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Practical Graphic Design Tips Anyone Can Use Graphic designers need to understand color. But there are some basics we all need to know. We should remember: a little bit of color theory, how to pick colors, and how to use them. The important thing for students to understand is the primary colors and that certain colors go well together.
How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace
APRIL 9, 2015
In essence, that’s the soul of the maker movement — creative individuals from all walks of life united by an insatiable desire to improve […]. The post How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace appeared first on Edudemic. Featured How To 3D printing creation creativity featured technology
How to Have an Attitude to Try New Things #MondayMotivation
MARCH 6, 2017
10MT | Episode 26 Josh Harris gets us motivated to try new things From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” He’s not paying me anything, I just like this book and would like to share it. Josh’s Ignite Speech about Technology.
How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching
OCTOBER 13, 2015
Useful Tools for Teachers Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers , spent some time teaching the teachers at my school about Padlet. How to Edit Your Padlet.
How To Use ‘Kahoot!’ To Gamify Learning.
AUGUST 27, 2016
And it doesn’t have to be played solely in class – pupils can play against other schools anywhere in the world. How does it work? Watch my video tutorial below to see how simple the app is to use: During the lesson, have all the children take out their devices. They must download the Kahoot app or go to https://kahoot.it. Kahoot! I really like Kahoot!
Wonderful World of Wearables in Education
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
An Epic Guide to Wearables From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How many hours you sleep at night and more. To be sure, wearable technologies have many uses in the classroom an in our world. Given that research predicts a 46% growth of wearables in education between now and 2020, we all need to understand them. Steps.
Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech
MARCH 21, 2017
Learn how to get results. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt. Want to hear another Tech Tool Tuesday? 4 Ways to Use Spark Post for a Virtual Exit Slip by Monica Burns. Learn how to get results. Pick some tools.
How to sharpen your students’ digital skills
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Today, the digital skills K-12 students need to succeed both in school and after graduation have become much more complex. As classroom technology has shifted from typing classes and simple learning games (remember Math Blaster ?) to tablets and online class blogs, the range of essential student skills goes far beyond those halcyon days of simple reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
In this article, you’ll learn how to use SMART lab to build fast games and lessons. We’ll also look at how using this tool changes the lesson planning workflow. For example, for me, the SMART Notebook makes it easier to present student games, formative assessment, and contentin a smooth, seamless way. See the video tutorial for how I did it.).
#17: Microsoft One Note: Useful Tips and Tricks for the Classroom
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
But perhaps to understand why I’m a Microsoft One Note fan, I’d like to tell you a story from several months a go. Dave Burgess is giving away books to 3 (three) winners! All you need to enter is head over to leave a review on iTunes and just include your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can reach you. ” Want to hear another Tech Tool Tuesday?
100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. How to Manage a Classroom in Google. But there are so many sites!
How to Utilize Survey & Polling Tools with Web 2.0 OER!
JUNE 27, 2012
OER the user''s manual to everything web 2.0.!!! Many people contact me to write a review of their site, and I love to help out. asked for me to check his site out, I was overwhelmed with the potential of this amazing tool. In today''s classroom, we are all using some form of technology on some level. Having previously reviewed his original guide to Web 2.0
A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom
JANUARY 27, 2017
How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers want their students to create, but don’t want to fight with clunky technology. Today’s show will help you understand one of the simplest technologies to use in the classroom: podcasting.
10 Ways to Flip a Kid and Turn Their Day Around
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
10 Ways to Flip a Kid in Your Classroom and Turn Their Day Around. I’ve been pondering, “how do you flip a kid, like you flip a house?” ” Reflecting over fourteen years, here’s how I’ve seen it done. Decide you’re going to rebelieve in them and show it with your actions. Sometimes we need to re-believe in colleagues too.).
How To Save a Periscope. #edtech
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
Automatically Saving/Archiving All Your Periscope Broadcasts Periscope is a free app you can download to live-stream video and share with the world. This summer I've shared interviews with keynote speakers from conferences I've attended, brief "how-to" tutorials, and even fun, personal moments. It was great to be a part of the conference, virtually, even if just for a moment.
36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life
MAY 3, 2016
and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So many of these tools are new to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. Today I’m celebrating my friend Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2016 The Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom.
Epic Guide To Game Based Learning
OCTOBER 10, 2016
100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can use them to teach. Not only do they battle the monsters of ignorance in quiz battle-games but when they type faster, they earn gold coins to buy awesome outfits for their avatar. Welcome to serious games. Sept 2015).
8 Tools to Create How-To Videos for Students
Class Tech Tips
DECEMBER 29, 2016
One of my favorite ways to set a purpose for learning is to have students show off what they’ve mastered. You can use technology tools to create how-to videos! Students can demonstrate what they’ve learned and share their knowledge with others by creating how-to video clips. Are you empowering your students as creators?
4 Writing Tips to Help the Writing Process
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Make Writing Essays Easier My student cried when I showed her how to voice type in Google. Tears of joy happen when the right tool is taught to the right student. Technology isn’t flashy The right technology makes lives better. As I share in Reinventing Writing , teachers need to do what teachers do best — give creative advice. She edited it.
How to Become a Google Certified Trainer [infographic]
Shake Up Learning
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
The post How to Become a Google Certified Trainer [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 6 Steps to Becoming a Google Certified Trainer. UPDATED on 9/13/2016 to reflect changes to the GET program.). One of the most common questions I receive is about how to become a Google Certified Trainer. This biggest change is to the exams.
FREE CLASS: 8 Steps to Global Collaboration in Every Classroom
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
I’m continuing the Education Technology Series that I’ve been running this fall. Tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 6 at 7pm, EDT I’ll host 8 Steps to Global Collaboration in Every Classroom. In this 1-hour and 15-minute class I’ll share: 5 reasons most teachers fail to consistently bring global collaboration into their classroom. Register now.
How to Use Google Drawings
Ask a Tech Teacher
JANUARY 23, 2017
Google Drawings is a free, web-based drawing tool that allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organizational charts, website wireframes, mind maps, concept maps, drawings, and more. To use Google Drawing, here’s what you do: Open your Google Drive account; go to New and select Google Drawings. . Brainstorming, mindmap.
10 Things Google Classroom Makes Easier
JANUARY 27, 2016
From math class to history, you’ll learn something new. In today’s show, I’ll tell you how I’m using the Jtouch board in my classroom. But with Airplay and also a cool tool called LightCast, every single device in my BYOD classroom can broadcast to the Jtouch display at the front of my classroom. How do assignments work? Listen Now. I love it.
How to Keep Kids Safe
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Welcome to episode 296 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. In today’s podcast, Shannon and I talk about what schools can do to prevent problems and make them less severe when they happen. Listen to the Audio. About Us.
11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School
JULY 19, 2016
Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Technologies can transform; even simple technologies can make a significant impact. Here are eleven of the technologies that often affect classroom procedures and workflow. Connect Devices to the Board.
How To Gamify Your Classroom.
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
It is made up of a number elements: Giving online badges to students. And it doesn’t have to be played in class – pupils can play against any other users in the world. View my full tutorial by clicking here. Tagged: edtech , education , educators , gamification , gamify , gaming , learning , teaching , tech , tech tools , technology. Setting goals and competitions. KnowRe.
10 Stress-Busting Secrets of Great Teachers
MAY 25, 2015
And as we sail our classroom ship on this maelstrom of hormones, stress, conflicting priorities, and distractions, it takes rock-solid habits of mind and life to be the kind of self-assured captain who can weather the storm. “I Here are some time-tested research-proven ways to be that Teacher-Captain with nerves of steel. Sometimes our thoughts come from things people have said to us.