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.

How to Embrace an Open Culture in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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. In fact, I learn more from other teachers both in my school and online than I have from most professional development.

How to Create Meaningful Learning Experiences

The CoolCatTeacher

The 8th Innovator's Mindset with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. George Couros talks about how to make learning meaningful in our classroom. Learn about Revision Assistant.

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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. Listening skills and learning can be improved with podcasting. What kind of impact can podcasting have on learning?

Improve Your Teaching By Doing a Few Things Well

The CoolCatTeacher

The Innovator's Mindset with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You’ll learn easy tips to apply in your life as a teacher. Learn about Revision Assistant.

Innovate Like a Turtle

The CoolCatTeacher

A simple strategy any teacher can use to improve teaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I realized that I didn’t have much time, but I could take 15 minutes just two or three times a week to learn and try new things.

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4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 1

The Electric Educator

Despite the misconceptions held by the general public regarding online learning, several comparative studies have determined that there is no significant difference in the outcomes of online classrooms when compared to traditional face-to-face classrooms. Rice 2006). Rice 2006) Some students will thrive in an online environment while others will be better served in a face-to-face classroom. 2006): 425-448. online learning

4 Ways to Teach With Play

The CoolCatTeacher

(and captivate your bored students) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In this episode, you’ll learn: Four powerful ways to teach your students with play. Learn more about Bloomz.

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4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 2

The Electric Educator

Note: While research regarding best practices for online learning is difficult to obtain due to the relatively infancy of the industry, four key areas of focus critical to program success have been identified. This week I will be posting four keys to student success in online courses. Hammond 2000 in Rice 2006). Rice (2006) indicates that the importance of positive relationships between teachers and students is critical to student retention. 2006): 425-448.

How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

(and prevent problems online) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In this episode, Shannon Mclintock -Miller and I discuss current best practices about digital citizenship and online safety for kids. Learn more about Bloomz.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki Davis on episode 205 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Lie #1: Tests Measure Learning. Well, the first one is that tests actually measure learning. And we went to Project Based Learning.

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 4

The Electric Educator

Note: While research regarding best practices for online learning is difficult to obtain due to the relatively infancy of the industry, four key areas of focus critical to program success have been identified. This week I will be posting four keys to student success in online courses. Students will not be naturally successful in an online program. Online students to have a greater sense of autonomy and flexibility, but the work load remains the same.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

The Next Step in Global Collaboration From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Last year, my students learned to program apps using MAD-Learn and released two apps onto the app store.

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Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. This practice is not necessarily radical,not disruptive, but should be part of the fabric of how we teach and learn now. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc).

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. This practice is not necessarily radical,not disruptive, but should be part of the fabric of how we teach and learn now. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc).

From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

Learning with 'e's

As for the title Reverend, I was given that nickname by Chip German (then CIO of University of Mary Washington) back in 2006 or 2007. I think because I started to sound a bit like a fervent preacher when I started talking about teaching, learning and technology.

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