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. Turn on the classroom TV”.

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Swarming the Classroom


American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.” Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information.

5 Ways to Step Back into the Classroom Better Than We Ever Were Before

The CoolCatTeacher

Understanding these simple principles can help us connect, improve classroom management, and be better teachers. I completed my pre-doctoral residency in Nova Scotia in 2006 where I trained primarily in Cognitive-Behavioural and Narrative approaches.

How to Embrace an Open Culture in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Welcome to episode 300 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. George Couros is joining us for a series of shows on Every Classroom Matters where we talk about the eight characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset (George’s new book.)

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Empatico uses live video, file sharing, a partner classroom at least 300 miles (or 483 kilometers) away, and specially designed activities. 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.

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How Vulnerability Can Make Your Classroom a Safer Place

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Michelle Cottrell-Williams @WakeHistory applies Brene Brown’s research on vulnerability to make her classroom a safer place. Motivate yourself to be more authentic with your students as we talk about vulnerability, shame, and guilt in the classroom.

20 Classroom Management Strategies and Techniques [+ Downloadable List]


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. Unfortunately, 2006 research […]. Paper airplanes fly across the room.

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

Whether providing lessons for sick kids or giving parents a weekly update on classroom activities, livestreams and podcasts offer teachers yet another way to connect with their students and families. He began working at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) in January 2006.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Here’s what I’m using all the time in my classroom right now. 36 Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life. She also has a Technology Jump Start Course with 8 modules to help get you comfortable with technology in the classroom.)

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How to Create Meaningful Learning Experiences

The CoolCatTeacher

George Couros talks about how to make learning meaningful in our classroom. When he says that innovative classrooms have less classroom management issues, I’ve found this to be true! Welcome to episode 299 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast.

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LIVE: @Microsoft_EDU @SWAY is an Awesome New Presentation Tool for your Classroom


In todays video from ISTE 2015, Tammy shows me just how quick and easy it is to create a SWAY and share it with your classroom. Are you looking for a great way for your students to share their thoughts and ideas with the world? I’d like to introduce you to the brand new Microsoft SWAY.

4 Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking

Catlin Tucker

More formally, “metacognition was originally referred to as the knowledge about and the regulation of one’s cognitive activities in learning processes” (Veenman, Van Hout-Wolters, & Afflerbach, 2006, p.3). Ultimately, our classrooms are a training ground for life.

The Fight Against ‘Fake News’ in the Classroom Gets a Boost


It was 2006, and Miller—then an investigative reporter in the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times—had just spoken to 175 sixth graders at his daughter’s middle school about his job as a journalist and why it mattered. Years before phrases like “fake news” and “alternative facts” made their way into the English lexicon, Alan Miller realized that a time was coming when the truth would need defending.

Reconnecting Your Students to the Lessons of Nature

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters episode 209 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. According to a 2015 Outdoor Recreation report (linked in resources) , outdoor recreation is at its lowest levels since the report began in 2006.

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Innovate Like a Turtle

The CoolCatTeacher

Since then, my classroom has changed. Welcome to episode 297 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. In this episode, Annette Lang and I discuss how her decision to “innovate like a turtle” has transformed her classroom. I’m using Bloomz in my classroom.

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4 Ways to Teach With Play

The CoolCatTeacher

Welcome to episode 295 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. In this episode, Leanna Prater and I discuss how to use play in the classroom to teach. ” These students might have ADHD or just aren’t engaged through typical classroom experiences.

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Improve Your Teaching By Doing a Few Things Well

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, George Couros points out the importance of simplicity in schools, in the classroom, and in our personal lives. Welcome to episode 301 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher is a full-time classroom teacher in Camilla, Georgia.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

You can take courses on helpful topics like classroom management, teacher wellness, education technology, special education classes and more. Advancement Courses is flexible and lets you work at your own pace to create things to improve your classroom.

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Eight Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom


The 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth and its 2017 sequel, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power have curricular materials created in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation. They also have a “scientist in the classroom” program.

How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

Welcome to episode 296 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. Today’s show has the Episode 296 Listening Guide to help you take notes and to implement what you learn in your classroom. I’m using Bloomz in my classroom.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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. In fact, I might go so far as to say that our classrooms cannot afford to miss out on this.

MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

My dear friend and former Flat Classroom administrator Lisa Durff is also involved.). This is truly the next generation of global collaboration and we’re recruiting top classrooms to help perfect this method and share it with the world,” says Davis.

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Reclaiming Your Calling #MotivationMonday with Brad Gustafson

The CoolCatTeacher

You’ll also want to think about your “big three” of character traits for your school, team, or classroom. Empatico uses live video, file sharing, a partner classroom at least 300 miles (or 483 kilometers) away, and specially designed activities.

Using Videos to Manage a Rowdy Classroom: Smart, Constructive or Simply Lazy?


One of the really big struggles for me was classroom management. To address this problem, Garcia decided to give her students more voice in the classroom operations, asking them to lead discussions on topics they cared about and conducting several surveys on their interest. When that happened, the classroom management just become easier because they knew I cared.”. Introducing videos in her lessons helped Garcia control a rowdy classroom.

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

Battelle for Kids

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). These are typical ways we know how to think about what a teacher does in and outside of the classroom. Teachers have been prepared in very traditional ways to address these specific domains (Darling-Hammond, 2006). Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 3.

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds With @CoolCatTeacher & @JulieLindsay


Notes from Webinar Steve Hargadon , Moderator Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay , authors of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds [link] Book was three years in the making. Wanted to tell the story of the classroom teacher and show these things are really happening.

#4: What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

eSchool News

Popular mobile devices may come and go, but the iPad has remained a hit in the K-12 classroom. So for the past year and a half, we’ve both been working with teachers and university students integrating iPad technology into the classroom in a controlled way. Prensky, 2006).

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Powerful Opportunities for Content Creation & Publication in the Digital Classroom

The 21st Century Principal

My first classroom didn''t have a phone in it and the prime piece of technology I had was one of those old fashioned turntables. That was the extent of the technology in my classroom at the time, and yes I did have a chalkboard and colored chalk that students enjoyed using to share drawings and messages on my chalkboard throughout the day. Engaging students in my 1989 classroom and in a 21st century classroom presented the same challenges. I began teaching in 1989.

How Teachers Are Using ‘Hamilton’ the Musical in the Classroom


And she does: After hearing the 46-song soundtrack , she knew instantly that the music needed to find its way into her classroom. An Oregon history teacher of the year in 2006, MacMillan is one of a growing number of intrepid U.S.

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Why I Still Believe in the iPad’s Positive Impact on Classrooms


Over one-half of participating school districts allowed students to take home their laptops by 2004; a second RFP was issued in 2006; and the MLTI program expanded into high schools in 2009. Mirna Reyes-Henderson, a world language teacher and department head at Foxcroft Academy, points out that good classroom management includes using the iPad as a tool to reinforce classroom learning and interaction.

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). Creating relevant cultures of learning is the responsibility of all who serve kids, not just teachers in the classroom.

8 tips for making the most of limited tech in the classroom

The Cornerstone Blog

I am so excited to be guest blogging today about one of the biggest problems/advantages teachers have in the classroom…TECHNOLOGY. My goal in this post is to be able to help you utilize the “little tech” you have in your classroom. My favorite classroom tech tools.

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500 of My Interviews and Recordings Now Posted on YouTube and SoundCloud | Future of Education | Classroom 2.0 | Ed Tech Live

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I've held five interview series: The Future of Education ( ), 2009 - 2015, 308 interviews; Classroom 2.0 ( ), 2009 - 2012, 71 interviews / sessions; , 2009 - 2010, 17 interviews; The Week in Ed Tech / Hack Education Weekly with Audrey Watters, 2011 - 2013, 55 shows; EdTechLive (often about Open Source Software in Education) 2006 - 2014, 57 interviews.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

This week, I was interviewing John Medina, author of Brain Rules, for a future episode of Every Classroom Matters. ” We’ve known this since 2006 , This Psychology Today article can help explain why your teenager may be awake ALL NIGHT.

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