#01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Lirenman ( @ KLirenman ) and Kristen Wideen ( @ mrswideen ) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. TRANSCRIPT #01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy believes this pedagogical shift is a game changer in the music classroom Learn more. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students.

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. After participating in Harvard’s Project Zero , she is applying and using the methods in classrooms and with teachers. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Date: Friday, November 10, 2017. Bring these remarkable experiences to your classroom!

Felicia Casto’s Exceptional Elementary Math Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Felicia Casto, a 2017 Milken Award Winner on episode 48 of the 10-minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ” In today’s show, we’ll discuss: The types of activities done in her classroom.

Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

The CoolCatTeacher

When you have shared iPads, Seesaw is a fantastic way to get the work off the iPads and into the online classroom. If you’re using iPads, your whole elementary school can have their own personal portfolios in a safe, private way. Workflow using SeeSaw in the elementary Classroom.

Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm has a student classroom blog that will completely blow you away! Google Classroom. Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm has been teaching for 17 years at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary school and has been blogging with students in the 4th and 5th grade.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers don’t have to be experts or “geeks” to use coding to improve literacy, use higher order thinking skills, and excite students in their classrooms. Elementary and primary students can learn to code. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson.

Team Building with Elementary Students

User Generated Education

I meet with two groups of gifted elementary students, grades 2nd through 6th, for a full day each week. The benefits for doing so cannot be overstated: It sets the climate that cooperation and collaboration is an expectation in the classroom.

Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!

Neo LMS

Elementary school classrooms do not naturally lend themselves to a flipped or blended environment for a number of reasons. Flipping the elementary school classroom? Try this page to kickstart your experimentation with tech in your classroom.

Creating iChampions in Texas Elementary Schools

Digital Promise

Unlike traditional elementary schools where students have one teacher that teaches them all five topics, students at Hook Elementary belong to pods where they rotate between three teachers who teach Reading and Social Studies, Writing, and Math and Science.

The 10-Minute Teacher Show: Top Ten Shows for February 2017

The CoolCatTeacher

Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez (Episode #20). Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen (Episode #1). 5 Ideas for Using Game Based Learning in Your Classroom Today with Michael Matera (Episode # 5).

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. He was named one of ten 2017 Computer Science Association Awards for Teaching Excellence. We even had a grade 7 classroom (in which) this young girl was just so excited.

10-Minute Teacher | Top 10 Episodes of March 2017 #10mt

The CoolCatTeacher

Top 10 Shows of March 2017. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Steven Anderson (Show #29). 5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez (Show #20). Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

As 2007 State Teacher of the Year in Rhode Island, Catherine Davis-Hayes is passionate about helping every teacher use the arts in their classroom. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Bill Selak @ billselak shares how he’s using Amazon’s Alexa via the Echo and Dot in the classroom. The Amazon Echo in the classroom. How Bill Selak is Using the Amazon Echo in the Classroom. But Bill Selak @ billselak is using it in his classroom.

Research Schools: What are they and how do they work?

The CoolCatTeacher

The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. It is a perfect inquiry-based tool you can use in your classroom and with your students.

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.

Paul Solarz and His Student Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Paul Solarz @PaulSolarz has a student-centered classroom. In today’s show, Paul Solarz talks about how his students lead the classroom: Why Paul relaxes after spring break (it isn’t what you think). How a student-centered classroom flows.

10 Summer Jobs For Teachers 2017

EdNews Daily

Please find 10 summer jobs for teachers in 2017 listed below. 10 Summer Jobs For Teachers in 2017: Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is hiring experienced, accomplished tutors, teachers, translators, interpreters, and education specialists in Delaware. Summer jobs for teachers in 2017!

Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

Prepare to have your mind shift about how we sit in classrooms today! Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Steating in the Classroom with Bill Selak. VICKI: Happy Wonderful Classroom Wednesday. Read more on the Hillbrook Blog: Flexible Classrooms.

An Australian Math Classroom with iPads

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’re using iPads or want to compare how math is being taught somewhere else, this is a wonderful classroom Wednesday that you don’t want to miss! Listen to the episode “ Building Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw “ Aurasma.

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5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. From routine to celebrations, we talk about how to start the day well in special education classrooms. 5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms.

CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists

CUE

It was a challenging process, but in the end our selection panel managed to choose five Big Ideas to be represented at the CUE 2017 National Conference. Amy Downs and Julie Cates – 6th grade, Annie R Mitchell Elementary- Central Valley CUE. Classroom spaces need to be overhauled.

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7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Overview of Vickie Morgado’s Global Collaboration in Her 3rd Grade Classroom. We have connected with different classrooms. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom. Describe how that works in your classroom.

How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. After participating in Harvard’s Project Zero , she is applying and using the methods in classrooms and with teachers. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom.

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Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

The post Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. Classroom Management Tip #1: Build a Partnership With Your Students It’s true that you must relate before you can educate.

7 Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Into the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Responding to the proliferation of conversations about social emotional learning, I’d like to offer a few simple steps to help schools put SEL into their classrooms. Let’s break this down and look at some ideas for integrating SEL in the classroom.

Figuring out flexibility in an elementary classroom

The Christensen Institute

” In retrospect, 5th-grade teacher Diane Johnson laments the lack of diversity of students’ experiences in her first blended-learning classroom at Orr Elementary School. As part of the first cohort of blended educators in the District of Columbia Public Schools in 2013, Johnson had established a Station Rotation routine in her math and science classroom. In that model, Johnson began to peel away the visible markers of strict classroom structure.

8 Great Gifts for Administrators

The CoolCatTeacher

To find out why read www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz or go to bloomz.com to get started setting up your school or classroom now! As an elementary principal, I could wear a different Christmas tie every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas and not get them all worn.

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey. Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

5 Simple Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

You can gamify your classroom. Sixth-grade teacher Jessica Gordon@ 1337teach gives us tips, ideas, and links for how to gamify our classrooms now. Jessica Gordon , 6th grade teacher from Missouri gives us simple tips to gamify our classrooms.

How to Use Google Keep in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, Crystal Koenig shares how she uses Google Keep in the classroom: Letting students personalize the classroom by requesting topics to be taught. Koenig’s classroom is based on inquiry, problem and project based learning.

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5 Ways to Integrate Mindfulness in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn 5 tips for integrating mindfulness into your classroom. The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. It is a perfect inquiry-based tool you can use in your classroom and with your students. 5 ­­­­Ways to Integrate Mindfulness in the Classroom. Friday, September 29, 2017. 2 Use Movement in the Classroom.