Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. Date: April 17, 2018. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. Link to show: Date: March 2, 2018. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Kelly Gary, a first-grade teacher in Pennsylvania, about five ideas for improving elementary math with technology.

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5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. Date: Friday, February 16, 2018. Formative Assessment Idea #1: High-Five Hands.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. All Subjects Best of the Podcast Classroom Management Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. Date: January 10, 2018.

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Technology Tidbits

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150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

Administrators Assessment Classroom Management Data Driven Instruction Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides.

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20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Assessment Blended Learning and E-Learning Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Trends and Topics Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers Tech Tips Technology Tools Web Tools

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: May 22, 2018. laura dennis (@laura_dennis_) April 9, 2018. Assessment Chromebooks Classroom Management Edtech Tool Tuesday Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps How to Guides.

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5 Creative “Googley” Tech Tools to Get Kids Creating

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Idea Friday All Subjects Assessment Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Teachers Tech Tips Tools

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7 Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid

TeachThought - Learn better.

7 Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid contributed by Daniel R. Venables, Founding Director of the Center for Authentic PLCs This post has been updated with additional resources and republished It’s that time of the school year when teachers are facing writing their first or second wave of unit tests and assessments. The post 7 Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid appeared first on TeachThought.

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Liz is also the creator and coordinator of the Triple E Framework ( [link] ), which is an open-source framework for K-12 teachers and administrators to use to assess the effectiveness of technology in lesson plans.

iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: February 6, 2018. All Grades All Subjects Assessment College (aged 18+) Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Also, I’m able to easily assess and share their work in AR.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. And that could be why just 38 percent fourth grade students performed at or above proficient on the latest National Assessment of Education Progress for science, which was administered in 2015.

5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor : PowerSchool has fantastic a fantastic K12 Academic Leaders Webinar Series at coolcatteacher.com/PowerSchoolWebinar including my “Digital Dozen: 12 Tips for Building Your Digital Classroom” and an upcoming webinar on “Best Practices for a Balanced Assessment System.”

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5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

His book, Code Breaker – 15+ Ways to Get Started With Coding, continues to top the charts in STEAM Education with a focus on rethinking assessment and evaluation. Computer Science Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

The CoolCatTeacher

If you pilot before the end of the school year, they’ll extend your free trial through December 2018! For those who pilot before the end of this school year, they’ll extend your free trial through December 2018!

Active Learning in the Science Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: March 12, 2018. The other ones have all been very good about allowing me to have autonomy, as long as I am following through with the scope and sequence that our PLC has developed and making sure that I prepare my students for the common assessments that we create.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment Best of the Podcast Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Jacqui Murray in the #4 episode of the year so far From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. Link to show: Date: April 5, 2018. In 2006 I gave up my job as an elementary principal to care for my wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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District Leadership: Teacher-Driven Curriculum Design

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: May 24, 2018. We went from assessment to materials and on and on through the curriculum, and we identified those things. Administrators All Grades Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Kayla Delzer: 3 Ways to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: May 14, 2018. You’re an elementary teacher right? We finished our assessment last week, and then this week was all about STAR testing. And I’m not sure what kind of assessment you have in the south, but we have STAR tests, some people had NWEA.

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Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s Google Certification courses are open for enrollment from May 28 until June 10, 2018. Date: May 29, 2018.

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IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: June 7, 2018. In 2015 Deb was selected as a PBS Lead Digital Innovator and in 2018 she was selected as a PBS All Star. Deb Ramm on episode 329 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Small, handheld devices like mobile phones are good for viewing static slides, but they’re epic for sending formative assessment data to the teacher and the whole class. Research Note: Every student response describe here is a quick and painless form of formative assessment.

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Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. Date: January 17, 2018. Vicki: Well, I’ll put the link in to the project, because this should be airing and going live in January 2018.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Date: January 30, 2018.

Trevor MacKenzie: 5 Ideas to Bring the Inquiry Mindset into Your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: May 18, 2018. And you know, to be honest, by having them be a part of those provocations — they can bring them in, we can bring them in — and then from there, we can connect to other plans that we have in our curriculum and with regards to our assessment, right?

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Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: March 7, 2018. They design these assessments based on reflections. So they’re always constantly assessing. Gameful teachers don’t use dashboards; they assess student reflections constantly.

Why Kids Can’t Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student’s Need to Move

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Date: February 1, 2018.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Date: January 31, 2018.

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Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Date: January 29, 2018.