Using Blog Tools Since 2006

Learning With Lucie

I would have to say that my experience started in the late 90's when were first learned how to publish on the web using HTML and FTP, but in 2006 when I discovered blogging tool I quickly knew that a new digital portfolio platform had been born. In January 2006, I decided it was time to transition my portfolio/web site to a blog format. Recently I asked my graduate students to share their experience with digital portfolios.

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Digging among the Swedes

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Pin Add from Flickr I gave a paper at the EDEN conference in Vienna in June this year, and afterwards I was approached by a Swedish delegate. We talked briefly (as you do) about my research and I casually remarked that Sweden was the only Nordic country I had never visited. Pleasant chap. Nice conversation. I thought no more of it. When I got back to my office, he had send me an invitation to visit his university in Umea, to speak at their learning technology conference. In Web 2.0,

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[GUEST POST] WHY PERSONALIZED LEARNING IS IMPERATIVE

Education Elements

When I started writing Disrupting Class in 2006, I was stunned to learn that our school systems—not just in the United States, but throughout most of the world—were not built to optimize learning. They were built to standardize the way we teach and test and for sorting. Personalized Learning Blended Learning

How to Get Motivated This Monday Morning

The CoolCatTeacher

She was nationally board certified in 2002 and in 2006 was Mauldin High School’s Teacher of the Year and a Greenville County School District Teacher of the Year Top 10 Finalist. Pat Hensley on episode 481 of the 10-minute teacher Preventing burnout, finding the right colleagues, communication, the struggle with perfection… these topics are just some of the encouragements that 30-year special education teacher-turned-college-professor Pat Hensley has for teachers everywhere.

The Changing Roles of Teachers: What Research Indicates. Part I of II

Battelle for Kids

Teachers have been prepared in very traditional ways to address these specific domains (Darling-Hammond, 2006). Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 3. Driving Question: How Do Changing Times Impact the Description of Teacher Effectiveness? When we think of the classroom teacher's roles and responsibilities, most likely planning instruction, delivering instruction, assessing student learning, and managing the classroom environment come to mind (Stronge, 2007).

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have seen the power it has to help children be more accepting of people different from themselves. Michael Cohen aka the Tech Rabbi on episode 448 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. We should design the classroom environment for learning.

How to Teach Bravery

The CoolCatTeacher

Michelle Cottrell-Williams – Bio As submitted Michelle Cottrell-Williams @ WakeHistory has taught in the Social Studies Department at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA since 2006. Michelle Cottrell-Williams on episode 603 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Bravery, vulnerability, acceptance of others, acceptance of yourself — these can be difficult things to teach.

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Empatico: A Breakthrough Way to Promote Empathy (And It’s Free)

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have created more than 30 global collaborative projects in that time, co-winning the ISTE Online learning award with that first project in 2006. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Empatico is a free platform, targeted to students aged 7-11, that helps classrooms connect in powerful ways.

Reclaiming Your Calling #MotivationMonday with Brad Gustafson

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have seen the power it has to help children be more accepting of people different from themselves. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Principal Brad Gustafson, author of Reclaiming Our Calling: Hold on to the Heart, Mind, and Hope of Education , inspires us to find our reason for teaching and being an educator again.

The Changing Roles of Teachers: What Research Indicates. Part II of II

Battelle for Kids

Scaffolding provides the incentive for students to take a more active and participative role in their own learning (Hmelo-Silver, Duncan, & Chinn, 2006). Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 3. Driving Question: How Do Changing Times Impact the Description of Teacher Effectiveness? In Part I, the authors identified the frist three attributes identified through their research. In today's post they continue with attributes 4 and 5. (4)

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

I also know that that I too have a lot to learn, even though I’ve been teaching online since 2006 and have collaborated globally for years. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. We didn’t miss a day – not yet. And the learning continues. I was asked today if I’m sharing and certainly, I am.

20 Classroom Management Strategies and Techniques [+ Downloadable List]

Prodigy

Unfortunately, 2006 research […]. Paper airplanes fly across the room. Students race between desks. You can’t get a word in, as they yell over you. It doesn’t have to be this dramatic, like a movie scene you’d watch in a media literacy lesson, but poor classroom management will almost assuredly elevate your stress and burnout rates. The post 20 Classroom Management Strategies and Techniques [+ Downloadable List] appeared first on Prodigy Blog.

Happy 12th birthday, Dangerously Irrelevant!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’ve been at this since 2006 and every time I write here my heart sings (2,218 posts and counting!). Today is this blog’s 12th birthday. But… lately I’ve been quiet in this space. There are many excuses that I could make – and there are inevitable ebbs and flows in the blogging work – but basically I just need to kick myself in the butt and make this a higher priority. So hopefully that will occur in the near future. ??.

How Vulnerability Can Make Your Classroom a Safer Place

The CoolCatTeacher

Michelle Cottrell-Williams @WakeHistory has taught in the Social Studies Department at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA since 2006. A conversation with Michelle Cotrell-Williams on episode #46 of the 10-minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Michelle Cottrell-Williams @WakeHistory applies Brene Brown’s research on vulnerability to make her classroom a safer place.

Reconnecting Your Students to the Lessons of Nature

The CoolCatTeacher

According to a 2015 Outdoor Recreation report (linked in resources) , outdoor recreation is at its lowest levels since the report began in 2006. 2015 Education Recreation Participation Report found that outdoor recreation is at the lowest levels since the report began in 2006. Every Classroom Matters episode 209 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We need to take kids out into nature!

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National Bullying Prevention Month–October

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld.

How to Embrace an Open Culture in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. Learning and Sharing Can Spread from Teacher to Teacher with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As a teacher, there is nothing worse than irrelevant, impractical and (dare I say it?)

2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Since it’s now 2020, I thought it would be fun to revisit Karl Fisch’s video from 2006, titled 2020 Vision. It was fascinating to see some of Karl’s projections from 2006. Today we also see greater skepticism toward Google than many of us had back in 2006. In that video, Karl imagines he is the commencement speaker for the Arapahoe High School (AHS) Class of 2020, reflecting back on the past 13 years of schooling for that cohort.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have seen the power it has to help children be more accepting of people different from themselves. Brian S. Friedlander talks about Amazon Alexa on Episode 447 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Brian S. Friedlander talks about the Amazon Alexa devices and why so many teachers are excited about them. Today’s sponsor: Empatico.

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Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms

Waterford

September 2006, Business Review Cambridge, 5(1). As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, many classrooms remain online in some capacity. Now is a particularly helpful time to consider implementing blended or hybrid learning, two strategies that allow for independent or remote learning.

Sharing is Caring – Reflections of a Connected PE Teacher

Teacher Tech

Blog Post – Sharing is Caring By Guest Blogger Victor Kass When I broke into the teaching ranks in 2006, I never imagined how important sharing is within our profession. As a newbie, I figured I would be constructing most of my lessons and assessments from scratch and, as a result, the first few years would […]. Blog Entries Twitter

How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

The CoolCatTeacher

” We’ve known this since 2006 , This Psychology Today article can help explain why your teenager may be awake ALL NIGHT. Keep Your Phone from Waking You Up From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Not sleeping? You might need to turn off blue light on your phone. This week, I was interviewing John Medina, author of Brain Rules, for a future episode of Every Classroom Matters.

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Sir Ken Robinson: A Brief In Memoriam [guest post]

Dangerously Irrelevant

Like most of you that knew Sir Ken Robinson’s impact on education, I first learned about him through his wildly popular TED Talk in 2006. Amidst the chaos of 2020 we lost a true leader in education in late August just as schools were trying to reopen.

How Awesome Is the Google Teacher Academy?

CUE

EDITOR’S NOTE: Google just announced an unprecedented number of Google Teacher Academies during 2014 and have reached out to CUE to assist, as we have done since the inception of the program in 2006. Applications will open soon. By CUE Member David Theriault The number one question everyone asked me when I got back to […]. The post How Awesome Is the Google Teacher Academy? appeared first on OnCUE. Google Certified Teacher

How to Create Meaningful Learning Experiences

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. The 8th Innovator's Mindset with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students often look at the teacher and ask, “why is this important?” ” Students wonder what a subject means!

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Thankful for My Flipped Classroom Past

Cycles of Learning

Over the past decade I have been vocal about my struggle with viewing the "Flipped Classroom" as an innovative strategy.

Improve Your Teaching By Doing a Few Things Well

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. The Innovator's Mindset with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There are too many apps. Too many ideas. Too many initiatives. Too many jobs to do. Too many strategic objectives. Too many standards.

5 Ways to Create Relevant Cultures of Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Utility value is purely academic and emphasizes the importance that content has for the students’ future goals — both short-term and long-term goals (Ormrod, 2006). 2006). Education can seem like a balancing act between what we as adults feel is essential and what interests our learners. The struggle is real as the former is sometimes emphasized as a result of a school or district’s focus.

A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. 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.

Why combining assessments and LMS technology is essential

eSchool News

While this may make some educators cringe, the reality is that test-enhanced learning, or testing as an aid to learning, has evidence of effectiveness dating back nearly 100 years ( Roediger III, McDaniel, & McDermott, 2006 ). Students who take quizzes shortly after they study show better performance on a final test relative to students who only study without taking a practice quiz, even when no feedback is given on the quiz ( Roediger III, McDaniel, & McDermott, 2006 ).

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Roblox, a Platform Where Kids Build, Play and Sell Games, Raises $150 Million

Edsurge

Roblox has raised $335 million in venture capital since its founding in 2006. Roblox, a developer of an online gaming platform claiming 115 million monthly active users—mostly kids—has raised $150 million in a Series G round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Other new investors include Temasek and Tencent Holdings Limited; previous backers Altos Ventures, Meritech Capital and Tiger Global Management also joined this round. This funding round gives the San Mateo, Calif.-based

5 Ways Online Learning Can Open Doors For All Students

EdNews Daily

In 2006, I became the first Dean of the College of Education at SEU and served in that capacity until 2012. In 2006, he was named the Florida Teacher of the Year, an honor that put him in the national competition with the top teachers from every state. He was eventually honored as one of four national finalists for the 2006 National Teacher of the Year. According to Babson Survey Research Group , the number of students registered in online courses grew to 5.8

Innovate Like a Turtle

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. A simple strategy any teacher can use to improve teaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We teachers are too busy. There’s too much to do! But eleven years a go, I hit upon something that works for me.

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How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class

Waterford

International Education Journal, 2006, 7(7), pp. It may seem like common sense that students perform better in class when they receive support that meets their needs. Research around differentiated instruction confirms this is true.

The ‘Enrichment Gap’ Is Widening. Students’ Social-Emotional Development Is at Risk.

Edsurge

Wealthy families’ annual per-child expenditures on enrichment activities nearly tripled between 1972 and 2006 (from $3,536 to $8,872) while low-income families remained stagnant at around $1,000. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there’s been a lot of discussion about digital equity in U.S.