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”.

Tools 52

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

This free tool helps educators around the world connect their students. Empatico uses live video, file sharing, a partner classroom at least 300 miles (or 483 kilometers) away, and specially designed activities. Brian S.

How To 294

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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.

A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s show will help you understand one of the simplest technologies to use in the classroom: podcasting.

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 Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Product Review: Features, Lesson Plan Ideas, and Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Adobe Premiere Rush is a simple to use video creation tool that includes powerful camera features, video editing, and publishing features.

Adobe 228

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. Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon the research behind helping students improve.

ADHD in the Classroom: How to Teach and Support Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder


A survey of educators found that the majority lack enough information and classroom management strategies for students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and that they don’t feel capable to help them.[2] 5 Teaching Tips and Classroom Accommodations for Students with ADHD.

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.

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.

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. She left the classroom to support K-12 teachers nationally by creating professional development.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

So many of these tools are new to me. 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. It is a simple and powerful tool any teacher can use. Great tool! Very cool tool.

Tools 251

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.

How To 259

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.

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. Turnitin has a new tool, Revision Assistant.

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.

Trends 257

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.

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.

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.

OER 282

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. This free tool helps educators around the world connect their students.

A guide for how to select the best tech tools for your school

eSchool News

With ed-tech spending expected to reach $55B by 2019 as predicted by market research firm Technavio, schools and districts should ensure they can produce carefully-crafted technology plans that outline how technology will work successfully in classrooms.

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. I used the technology, not for its own sake, but because those were the tools that helped me teach in the most engaging and effective manner.

#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).

iPad 84

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

The Cornerstone for Teachers

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.

iPad 83

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. With new digital tools comes new forms of learning experiences, and new learning experiences require addressing class management head-on. But with new digital tools comes new forms of learning experiences, and new learning experiences require addressing class management head-on.

Top New Books for Educators – See What’s Coming Out in April!

Where Learning Clicks

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history.

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.

Trends 298

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.

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.

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

The CoolCatTeacher

I hope it helps starts some conversation about what matters in the classroom. Today’s sponsor: Metaverse is a free simple augmented reality tool. And now we do global projects every single year in my classroom, and have since 2006.

3 Ways Ed-Tech Can Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Ever since Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success came out in 2006, terms like fixed and growth mindsets have become staple buzzwords in education.

ISTE 2018: Where I’ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been going most years since 2006 and while it overwhelms me, it is truly an awesome learning experience. Vicki and Christelle will be sharing their experiences using parent communication tools, as well as tips for making it go smoothly.

Khan Academy: Friend or Foe?

A Principal's Reflections

In addition to using Yahoo doodle, he began writing quiz software in 2006. The video resources and associated services provided for free by Khan Academy are powerful learning tools, if they can be accessed by populations (rural and urban) that need them the most.

Why should teachers encourage Computational Thinking?


Wing ’s ACM article “ Computational Thinking ” published in 2006. I have really enjoyed discovering more about computational thinking, and although the eagle-eyed among our readers will no doubt be decrying: “But that’s how I already teach in my classrooms!”

Data 314

Why All Educators Need SAMR And TPACK

The Web20Classroom

SAMR Model -The SAMR Model was introduced by Ruben Puentedura in 2006. In many of the districts and classrooms I’ve worked with, SAMR is the go-to model to help teachers better understand how to bump up their lessons and make them more engaging with technology.