How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

On today’s show, Julie discusses these four shifts and how it compares to other models such as SAMR. Listen to Julie Graber Talk About the Four Shifts Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. However, this is at no additional cost to you.

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Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Today we talk to an award-winning French teacher turned Instructional Technology Program Manager who can help us understand the pitfalls and possibilities of successful implementation.

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How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan. The goal is to encourage students to read and what Amanda is discovering might surprise you.

How to Teach AI in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

These let the teacher: View all student experiences in one place Edit and View Experiences in one place Share Student Experiences as a group Metaverse is free for teachers and students to create as many AR experiences as you want.

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5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Connie Hamilton on Episode 495 To create a classroom culture of inquiry, we can follow these five techniques. Whether you want to follow education technology, special education, math, or just teaching best practices , SmartBrief has an email newsletter for you.

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5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Mascott on episode 475 Frederick Douglass said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Today, the show features reading expert, Amy Mascott, about how parents and teachers can help older children develop a love of reading.

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How to Get Your Students Out of the Box

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How can you get your students out of the box when you educate them in a box? Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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How to Create in AR and VR

The CoolCatTeacher

These let the teacher: View all student experiences in one place Edit and View Experiences in one place Share Student Experiences as a group Metaverse is free for teachers and students to create as many AR experiences as you want. Also listen to Virtual Reality Protocols in the Classroom.,

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Just go to www.coolcatteacher.com/empatico to learn more.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Just go to www.coolcatteacher.com/empatico to learn more. Brian S.

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How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

In this blog post, I’ll share the vocabulary I use for teaching programming, how I teach with Metaverse, and some new features that help us manage our classroom as students program in AR and share with each other. This is because Metaverse is simple and easy to use.

How to Make Science Thrilling from a “Jurassic Park” Mind

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Science Teachers Society and Ethics STEM Thought Leader Thursday

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22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

While I won’t claim to ever be perfect, I have learned so much over the last seventeen years. It’s also true that you can’t always wait until you have that relationship to start teaching. So I prefer to teach with methods that help build relationships as I teach.

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

The Christensen Institute

In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU)—an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. Flex: Students move on fluid schedules among online learning activities according to their needs.

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race.

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Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. Before getting into the specifics of this post, it is important to flesh out each concept to ensure the efficacy of these shifts in pedagogy. Here’s how it works.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. You get to use a lot of your creativity more.”.

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Why Elementary Schools Should Teach Kids to Play Poker

Edsurge

Maria Konnikova doesn’t buy the "10,000 hour rule"—that theory popularized by Malcolm Gladwell that it takes at least 10,000 hours of serious practice to become a world-class expert at an activity. She believes she’s found a way to short-circuit it, and it involves marshmallows and poker.

Creating Your Dream Elementary Classroom

MiddleWeb

Wondering how to set up your new classroom? Or just ready to make some changes in your familiar space? Creating Your Dream Elementary Classroom is the book for you, writes teacher educator Linda Biondi.

Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, the Awesome Squiggles Project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer.

How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning

The Hechinger Report

When Destiny Reyes started elementary school, she felt highly motivated. But there, among Providence’s brightest, it wasn’t as easy to be at the top of the class, and her excitement about school – and learning – subsided. She went to school because she had to.

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Why Schools Need to Help Students Find Purpose — and How to Do It

Edsurge

By failing to take student’s aspirations seriously, we miss out on key information that may help us understand and serve our most disengaged students to help them cultivate purposeful lives “Become a YouTube gamer,” Marcus replied. What music do they listen to?

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How to Redesign the K–12 Media Center

EdTech Magazine

How to Redesign the K–12 Media Center. New, 21st-century pedagogies that focus on interactive curricula and collaborative assignments require new classrooms and media spaces to match. You want to ensure that it’s a place your community can take pride in.

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Principal for a Day at Jackson Elementary

MIND Research Institute

This spring, I was asked by the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) School Board president, Valerie Amezcua, to be “Principal for a Day.” I arrived at Jackson Elementary with a smile on the morning of March 22. Graciela Rodriguez, and immediately made to feel important.

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Ever keen to catch a trend on the upswing, I’ve curated a list of EdTech tools, apps and programs that are not only effective, but teach through joy. Teachers using the NEO LMS platform can use a host of nifty tools to really make learning accessible, self-paced and fun.

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Teach Students to Track How Many Words They Read Per Minute Using Voice Typing and Google Forms

Catlin Tucker

As elementary students learn how to read, teachers administer reading fluency tests and listen to students read passages. I hoped that giving them the tools to track their words per minute might motivate them to stay focused on the task of reading a challenging passage.

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Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

Edsurge

When tech giant Amazon announced its search for a second headquarters site, cities across the country scrambled to produce persuasive pitches. In Loudoun County, Virginia, fourth-graders from Goshen Post Elementary School took up the challenge personally. To create compelling video arguments, student teams interviewed experts in economic development, researched state history and geography, and even wrote poems to sing the praises of their region.

OPINION: How to shatter the education system’s glass ceiling

The Hechinger Report

When we committed to developing a prepared, diverse cadre of leader-candidates dedicated to student-centered visions of change, we saw an encouraging number of candidates of color earn top jobs. Then we looked at how many women had ascended to chief positions and the result was a punch in the gut. And while it’s inarguable that some of the factors that hold women back are deeply embedded in our society, others are in the power of leaders to change immediately.

All Lessons Should Be Interdisciplinary

User Generated Education

How often does someone do worksheets outside of school? How often when they become adults? They also tend to focus on a single content area concept like specific math problems or questions about a particular text. It tends to be highly engaging for students.

TCEA 2019: How One K–12 Principal Put Google Classroom to Work

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2019: How One K–12 Principal Put Google Classroom to Work. Now, districts are discovering that it can be equally transformative for administrators, giving principals, teachers and staff a better way to manage the nuts-and-bolts tasks that keep schools running smoothly. .

Helping Parents Prepare Their Child for State Tests

Digital Promise

Home learning environment is an important factor to ensure each student meets their potential in school and beyond. An important part of the school to home connection includes communicating the role of testing. How parents can support children during the state testing season.

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How to transform a library into a makerspace

eSchool News

Making learning more real for students allows them to learn better in a much more energized school,” said Luhtala. This process created both an opportunity and a challenge for Luhtala and Burns to convert this newly created space into a makerspace.

How To Help Kids Manage Early Puberty

MindShift

From surging hormones and acne to body hair and body odor, puberty can be a rocky transition for any kid. They’re more likely to become depressed during adolescence, the study finds, and this distress can persist into adulthood. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit [lin

Talking Race and Ethnicity

Digital Promise

Preparing students to celebrate the nation’s diversity, rather than fall into patterns of tension and conflict, is crucial. But how can educators do it, especially when talking about race can be so, well, awkward? For White Students, How to Talk about Race.

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How to Create a Class Brand (and much more!) with Tony Vincent – SULS011

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create a Class Brand (and much more!) In case you’re not already familiar with him, Tony is a fifth-grade teacher from the Council Bluffs Community School district in Council Bluffs, Iowa who loves empowering students to be creative communicators. Click To Tweet.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

Code.org has created a great compilation of resources for how students can continue learning. In this post, I’d like to suggest some ideas for how teachers who are new(ish) to CS can go beyond the Hour of Code. You don’t need to know CS in order to start a club.

What I’m Reading: March 2019

Reading By Example

I read this aloud to my son. It was hard for him (us) to put it down. This book would definitely work as a read aloud for upper elementary and invite students to explore more books by Snyder. A staff member recommended this title to me not long ago.

Foreign Language Classes are Becoming More Scarce

Digital Promise

Of all the skills that a person could have in today’s globalized world, few serve individuals – and the larger society – as well as knowing how to speak another language. Knowledge of foreign languages is also vital to America’s national security and diplomacy.

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12 Awesome Ideas for Ending the School Year

Teacher Reboot Camp

Before the year ends I aim to get students to review, reflect, and connect. Some of your students are probably super excited to begin their summers or might be restless from testing. You may get students to write a few extra just in case your class size increases!

How to Go Back to School, Higher-Ed Leadership Edition

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, My question is how to prepare yourself for a doctorate in leadership in higher ed, even when you are over 50! I am a former high-tech executive with an MBA, turned severe special needs elementary educator, mother of 7 (4 in college, 3 in high school) who is looking at that next step in my career. I have created what I’m calling my “prep syllabus” and hope to set a solid foundation for myself. This was already evident to her through the grade book.

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