A Stress Free Plan for Closing Out Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Angela Watson @angela_watson teaches us a stress-free plan for closing out your classroom. In today’s show, Angela Watson talks about the best way to close down your classroom at the end of the school year: Why taking things down too soon can cause behavior problems.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?


If you are as old as I am then you will remember the thrill of watching your teacher wheel the TV trolley into the classroom. How can teachers use VR in the classroom. Launched in 2003, by San Francisco-based Linden Labs, Second Life is a comparative dinosaur in Internet Years.

Not So Typical Personalized Learning Predictions for 2019

Education Elements

It started with scuba diving in 2003, snowboarding in 2008, swimming in 2013, and this year was surfing. Personalized Learning School Districts Classrooms LeadersEvery 4-5 years, I try to pick up a new activity and focus on it until I get to a level of intermediate competency.

5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

She has published four books for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog since 2003. 5 Idea Friday All Grades All Subjects Best of the Podcast Classroom Management Education How to Guides.

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Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

Project Tomorrow is celebrating Speak Up America Week 2014 this week with opportunities for schools and classrooms to win prizes and grants by participating in this year''s Speak Up surveys. 24th, they say “how to use technology to differentiate instruction” (51 percent) and “how to use educational games in the classroom” (35 percent) are at the top of their wish list for professional development this year. Since 2003, more than 3.7

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4 Ways to Cultivate Motivation in Your Students

The CoolCatTeacher

I’m using Bloomz in my classroom. Larry gives examples with cognitive choice as it relates to homework and classroom learning. Larry Ferlazzo relates Professor Carol Dweck’s research about how we give feedback in the classroom.

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4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom? The assessment takes the form of a team quiz to be undertaken during a flipped classroom tutorial by students using the technology Socrative. 2003). Flipped Classroom UncategorizedThe Process.

How Classroom Political Discussions — Controversies, Too — Prepare Students for Needed Civic Participation


A Twenty-first Century Guide to Politics in the Classroom . In their book about the research, The Political Classroom , Hess and McAvoy argue that schools, in order to fulfill their democratic mission, should be political (though not partisan).

Creative Ways to Foster International Awareness


Having taught internationally since 2003, Megan Kelly loves to share her experience and enthusiasm with her students in hope they'll become more globally minded and curious people. Here she shares strategies she uses her classroom to open the world up to middle graders.

Your classroom does not have to be Pinterest-worthy: Stay reflective on the WHY & avoid comparison

The Cornerstone Blog

This is the time of year when classroom set-up photos are everywhere. I don’t even have a classroom anymore, and looking at room arrangements on Pinterest and Instagram still makes me feel like I can’t possibly measure up. Does it make you look lazy or like you don’t care if your classroom isn’t this amazing? This is about comparing ourselves to others, NOT a knock on teachers who have and share beautiful classroom pictures. Can I make a confession?

How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years


More than 1,000 educators, from elementary teachers to university professors, responded to NPR’s callout with stories about how they incorporate the Harry Potter series into their curriculum and classrooms. Changing how some classrooms look — and feel.


Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?


The system is comprised of a peripheral camera originating from 2003, motion controllers first released in 2010, and a headset that emerged from a personal 3D theater in 2012. Tagged: edtech , edtech ideas , education , teaching , technology , virtual reality , VR , vr in the classroom.

Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking

The CoolCatTeacher

Robert Kaplinsky, Open Middle Math pioneer, talks about effective math teaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Filled with dread, some math teachers have a problem. As they give problems to students to work their students become problems.

The Importance of Multi-Disciplinary Thinking

The Principal of Change

Rather than peppering the roads with signs, in 2003 he took all signage away. Rather than peppering the roads with signs, in 2003 he took all signage away. I was sent a video called “ The Adaptable Mind ” by educator Erin Caldwell.


Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Last summer, we began an exciting pilot project to understand whether instructional technology coaching ultimately leads to closing the digital use divide in the classroom.

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

“ Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed. ” - Seymour Papert When it comes to improving outcomes in the digital age, efficacy matters more than ever. 2003; Clark & Mayer, 2008; Mayer, 2011).

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Team sports provide an arena for teaching important lessons and life skills beyond the classroom. Esports are here to stay. As a spectator sport and as an industry.

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Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

When students are engaged in work that has an audience and impact outside of their classrooms, they are more motivated to persist in overcoming learning challenges. What you can do to cultivate authenticity and challenge in the classroom. 2003).

Three Thanksgiving Ideas

Learning in Hand

In 2003, I used iMovie to document the experience. If you post the Thank You card as an assignment in Google Classroom, then Google Classroom makes a folder that contains all the student documents. I’m sharing three ideas that I think other teachers might like to try.

What resources would you suggest for professional book studies on reading instruction?

Reading By Example

Reading Essentials (Routman, Heinemann, 2003). classroom instruction Community Leader as a Reader professional development Reading study groupsAs noted in a previous post , we (our instructional leadership team) are loosening up the reins a bit this year with professional development. Instead of a scheduled set of PD days with pre-determined agendas, we are making time for ourselves to engage in self-directed studies with a reading instruction resource of choice.

Kelly Educational Staffing® and iteach® Announce Partnership


Founded in 2003, iteach offers a unique online coursework format and accreditation for individuals who have a four-year degree. More than 3 million classrooms are filled by a KES substitute teacher each school year. TROY, Mich.


How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year


Good Bye Lenin! ” (2003, Germany, directed by Wolfgang Becker)—Black comedy with a semi-romantic storyline that is easily the best teaching device for explaining the Cold War in Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Education Technology Flipped Classroom Learning Strategies Professional Development University Assessment Driven Curriculum EdTech Lexicon Video Instruction

Spirals of Innovation in Schools – From Pockets of Excellence to Sustained Change from Beth Holland


Unfortunately, current classroom practice does not always support the development of these skills. This post originally appeared on EdTechResearcher.

Is graduate school being disrupted? It’s not that simple.

The Christensen Institute

Many programs are facing enrollment declines because a strong economy—like the one we are in—tends to keep workers in the labor market and out of classrooms. Netflix didn’t post its first profits until 2003. MBA applications are down. Law schools are struggling. Is traditional graduate school being disrupted ? Yes and no. It’s important to remember that higher education, and especially graduate programs, are individual pathways into specific sectors of the workforce.

#FactFriday: Mississippi students made exceptional gains in reading and math on the 2019 NAEP


In fact, Mississippi fourth graders ranked 29th in Reading and 23rd in Math on the 2019 NAEP—up from 48th and 49th, respectively, in 2003! The reading wars are still alive and well—and that means an ongoing gap between the science of reading and what’s taught in classrooms nationwide.

What Are the Best Books about the History of Education Technology?

Hack Education

Larry Cuban, Teachers and Machines: The Classroom Use of Technology Since 1920 (1986). Bob Johnstone, Never Mind the Laptops: Kids, Computers, and the Transformation of Learning (2003). As many of you know, I’m working on a book proposal for Teaching Machines , a project I’ve had on the back burner for far too long now that is finally starting to come to a boil. What do you think are the best existing works of history of the field of education technology?

Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach

Ask a Tech Teacher

Then I ran into Dr. William Morgan on one of the education forums I frequent and was thrilled that he knows a lot about them and was willing to share his expertise to kick-off a mini-seminar in classroom keyboarding. Utah State University, 2003) is an elementary educator.

“Today’s child needs more than just a classroom filled with words, textbooks or school politics — they need a classroom that allows their style of learning to develop their understanding of what is around them.” – Jillian Mary Sigamoney, South Africa

Daily Edventures

When children have learning difficulties that aren’t being addressed in the classroom or at home, they often have nowhere to turn. Today’s child needs more than just a classroom filled with words, textbooks or school politics,” Sigamoney says. They need a classroom that allows their style of learning to develop their understanding of what is around them. They desire a classroom that takes learning out of the box and places it in their hands.

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Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy


After being handed a folder of case studies and escorted to the first classroom, I pulled out my iPad and prepared to take notes. 2003). This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher.

5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

Whether you’re a new teacher or have years of classroom experience, there’s always more to learn. You can swap ideas, exchange lesson plans, and discuss strategies for resolving the inevitable challenges that arise in the classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

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How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich


Getting computing devices into schools is relatively easy; changing classroom practice with technology is really, really hard. Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). This article was first published in the May Edition of Educational Leadership from ASCD.

169 Tech Tip #78: Save a File so Everyone Can Read it

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. Paradigm shifts need to be driven by change agents in classrooms, schools, districts, and other educational organizations across the globe.

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An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

Liam Frometa, 5, left, and Christopher Ramos, 5, right, play with their classroom’s smart board at Fun Time Early Learning Academy in Naples, Fla. million from the foundation since 2003. million from the foundation since 2003. “If

This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Your Brain On Art—and How It Improves Learning


My first book was in 2003 (1*), and that book was all about connecting research with effective teaching. The arts became a central part of this because I found that art teachers working with classroom teachers really helped them think through creative ways to plan those units. (3)

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