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Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 127 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Sponsor: Owl Eyes.

Summer 2017 Learning Series-6 Awesome Tools To Try This School Year

The Web20Classroom

For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning. School may be out for many but the learning we do as educators can last even outside the classroom. These posts will take us through Twitter chats and how you can participate in real time or whenever you want.

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Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

I was painfully bored during my K-12 education. I looked forward to college anticipating that it would be different – more engaging, more interesting, more innovative. I was wrong.

Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Models Terry Heick The Future Of Learning General Veteran Teacher

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

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Leading is Not Easy

A Principal's Reflections

This post, like so many, has been inspired by something I read. One of my favorite sites to glean more insight and knowledge on leadership is Inc.

The importance of common, shared understandings

Dangerously Irrelevant

I had the chance recently to work with an awesome teacher-led school here in Colorado. Because the school already is pretty amazing, we spent most of our day and a half together fine tuning a few aspects of its work.

6 Questions to Consider as You Start the School Year

Tom Murray

It was August of 2000. I was about to enter my very first year teaching fourth grade in Pennsylvania. At 21 years old and a new college degree in hand, I thought I had a clue as to what it would take to be a new teacher.

Total Eclipse.A Lasting Memory

Tech Helpful

For the past 2 weeks I have had Bonnie Tyler's song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" running through my head. If you are too young to know the song, that's a shame. But the reason is clear to me why it's become an ear worm.a total eclipse of the sun will happen Monday within 20 miles of my home.

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Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Edtech Apps that work From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Owl Eyes is a new, simple-but-powerful, and FREE web-app for reading classic books with your students. Literature teachers are sure to be excited!

Grade Interviews

Catlin Tucker

Over the last two years, I’ve moved further and further away from traditional grading. I’ve blogged about grading for mastery of skills instead of the accumulation of points and ditching my traditional grade book in favor of an ongoing assessment document.

White collar professionals are not going to like it

Dangerously Irrelevant

Alan Blinder said: American computer programmers have already felt the sting of offshoring. But as of now, accountants, lawyers, editors, radiologists, and the like really have not. So this will be a new experience for them, and it is predictable that they will not like it.

Resources For Educators To Use In The Wake Of Charlottesville

NPR Learning and Tech

Teaching tolerance in a time of upheaval. Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Updates abound: New features for Flipgrid, Google Classroom, Formative and Kahoot!

Ditch That Textbook

This year is no exception. In fact, just yesterday (the day before I publish this post), Flipgrid threw a HUGE bash at their Minneapolis headquarters to release the all new Flipgrid and a slew of new features. It’s a good time to be in education, folks. Technology makes all sorts of meaningful, engaging education accessible [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology flipgrid formative google classroom kahoot

5 Ways to Help At Risk Children Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 130 with Basil Marin on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Basil Marin @basil_marin takes us on a journey to help at risk children with these five steps.

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Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

MindShift

By Beth Holland. As digital devices become more common in classrooms, teachers and students are discovering that what worked in the analog world may not be as effective in the digital one. Nowhere is this more clear than with note taking, a long-standing and important practice in most classrooms.

Go Slow with Google Classroom Workshop

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom Workshop One of the best ways to learn Google Classroom is to experience it as a student. The student experience is different than the teacher experience. My Go Slow workshops take place online through Google Classroom.

Using the iPad Camera with Young Students

iTeach with iPads

One of the questions I get asked most often regarding the use of iPad devices in early childhood classrooms is “How do I get started?” ” If you’ve not used the iPad with young children before, it can seem a bit overwhelming.

High-Achieving, Low-Income Students: Where Elite Colleges Are Falling Short

NPR Learning and Tech

Top students from low-income families make up just 3 percent of enrollment on elite campuses, and a new report says there are lots of things higher ed can do to fix that. Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 129 with Angela Stockman on the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman gives our writing workshop a makeover.

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What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Social And Emotional Skills’?

MindShift

More and more, people in education agree on the importance of schools’ paying attention to stuff other than academics. But still, no one agrees on what to call that “stuff.” ” I originally published a story on this topic two years ago. As I reported back then, there were a bunch of overlapping terms in play, from “character” to “grit” to “noncognitive skills.” ” This bagginess bugged me, as a member of the education media.

“I cannot imagine teaching without cloud applications.” – Tomasz Lukawski, Poland

Daily Edventures

Tomasz Lukawski. Head Teacher and Computer Science Teacher. Primary School No.3. Zabki/Warsaw, Poland. Music may seem like an unusual path to computer science, but for principal and classroom teacher Tomasz Lukawski, it proved to be just that. “I I used to be a music teacher,” Lukawski explains.

Focusing on Mastery Over Marks

The Principal of Change

I came across this interesting article on parents.com, titled, “ Goodbye to Grades? Mastery-Based Learning Is Becoming the New Standard “, and thought it was great that an outside education site was talking about changes in education in mostly a positive way.

Social And Emotional Skills: Everybody Loves Them, But Still Can't Define Them

NPR Learning and Tech

Social-emotional learning. Resilience. Agency. Empathy. Executive function. Education experts agree these are all crucial for student success, but the agreement stops there. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Digital Assignments – Include a Parent Corner

Teacher Tech

Include Reflection Questions for Parents Typically when I create an assignment I create it for my students. My students know how the class is run and there are of course elements that are done in class and not reflected in the digital things I create. The instructions are intended for an audience of my students. […]. The post Digital Assignments – Include a Parent Corner appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Intermediate Lesson Design classroom google lesson planning

Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist

Edsurge

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”. We should learn from experiences, particularly if those experiences show our previous beliefs to be untrue. So why are people so easy to fool when it comes to beliefs about learning? For years, a stream of articles have tried to dispel pervasive but wrong ideas about how people learn, but those ideas still linger.

Kiddom Planner: A Highly-effective Tool for your Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a teacher, I spend a lot of time preparing lesson plans. Most don’t survive the first five minutes in front of my students but still I go through this preparatory exercise.

10 Reasons to Try Genius Hour This School Year

The Principal of Change

My good friend AJ Juliani , co-author of the book “ Empower “, with John Spencer , is about to start a Genius Hour Master Course. His passion for this topic and his ability to share his enthusiasm has made a significant difference with so many educators.

Josh Stumpenhorst’s Learning Commons: Drones, Literature, and Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 128 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Josh Stumpenhorst @stumpteacher is directing a library revolution and evolution to Learning Commons at his school.

Google Classroom Mobile App

Teacher Tech

Install the Google Classroom App If you are a Google Classroom user and do not have the mobile app you are missing out. The apps do not have all the same features of the browser version, but pretty close. One of the advantages to using Google Classroom is the ability to interact with students anywhere. […]. The post Google Classroom Mobile App appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Classroom Google

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Giving Data Meaning: Students Should Have A Say In What Analytics Tell You About Them

Edsurge

When students interact with digital learning environments, they leave behind trails of data. The desire to understand and improve learning has led many educators to consider the value and utility of this information. But what can these data traces actually tell us about the students who left them, and how do we translate them into meaningful action?

Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal

Education Superhighway

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCPS) is a massive district. With 95 schools, over 10,000 employees and almost 90,000 students, it is the second largest school district in Virginia and the 36th largest in the nation.

The History of STEM vs. STEAM Education (and the Rise of STREAM)

EdTech Magazine

By Amy Pietrowski One K–12 educator offers an example of truly cross-curricular education. Classroom Collaboration Curriculum STEM