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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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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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 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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14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love

Teacher Reboot Camp

This holiday is a great time for students to be creative and share how much they appreciate and care for others. You can also get students to think and problem solve with the fabulous STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities and resources below.

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.

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.

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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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. .

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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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.

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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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.

Take Breaks and Be Active! An Important Digital Message for All Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

“[A]t some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.” – Laurie Colwin. One resolution my elementary students and I are setting is to be more healthy with our digital use. I teach technology to 450+ second to fifth graders.

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best

EdTech Magazine

There are a number of digital classroom offerings available for K–12 teachers to use. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools can get started with using blended learning platforms. In Microsoft Teams, for example, students and teachers have access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Q&A: Adam Welcome on How K–12 Educators Can Integrate Technology for Engagement

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Adam Welcome on How K–12 Educators Can Integrate Technology for Engagement. One of the main draws of technology integration is finding new ways to engage students. However, many educators struggle with finding creative ways to introduce new classroom tools. .

OPINION: How our youngest, neediest learners benefit from deeper phonics and other reforms

The Hechinger Report

In this file photo, kindergarteners listen as teacher Amy Holland reads on the first day of school at Nancy Ryles Elementary School in Beaverton, Oregon. By all accounts, I wasn’t supposed to succeed in life. We must ensure that our youngest learners are taught how to read.

UF Professor Receives $5 Million Grant to Improve Florida Public Education Technology

Wisewire

Department of Education awarded a $5 million Supporting Effective Educator Development grant for the program to Nancy Ruzycki, a UF lecturer and the director of undergraduate laboratories at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

MindShift

The first Breakout Angie Sutherland designed was in response to a teacher’s request for an activity to help her students improve their teamwork skills. Not surprisingly we need to scaffold some things a little bit for the younger children,” Sutherland said.

Part 2… 34 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a second post containing 17 more amazing links to use during the NCAA Basket Ball Tournament. First, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and join me on twitter at mjgormans . Please stake a moment to enjoy these next 17 links.

K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts. Anyone involved in a one-to-one initiative knows it can be much more complicated than just rolling out a cartful of Chromebooks and logging on to a Wi-Fi network.

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How to Help Teenage Girls Reframe Anxiety and Strengthen Resilience

MindShift

Researchers and psychologists posit several hypotheses about why these rates are on the rise — from digital hyperconnectivity to heightened external pressures to simply a greater awareness, and therefore diagnosis, of mental health concerns. In recent years, she has noticed a change in how society views stress. Adults can make a difference simply by “reassuring them that, a great deal of time, stress is just operating as a friend and ally to them.”.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

They teach students how to think critically and solve evidence-based problems. Enter award-winning PASCO Scientific with a commitment to providing innovative, affordable tools for K-12 science and math programs. They provide a wealth of rugged, inquiry-based products to educators in more than 100 countries around the world. the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. It can detect movement within a range of 15 cm to 4 m.

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How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

iLearn Technology

In the last eight years, my posting habits have become pretty sparse, to say the least. As I was considering the best way to jump back into blogging, I couldn’t see going back to the way I’ve posted in the past. Secondly, I still have so much to share!

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

A few years ago, a young female engineer named Isis Anchalee was featured on one of her company’s recruiting posters only to be subjected to a barrage of digital feedback questioning whether she was really an engineer. You get to use a lot of your creativity more.”.

GeoGuessr- Build critical thinking skills with this map-based game

iLearn Technology

What it is: GeoGuessr is a fun map-based game where students get virtually “dropped” somewhere in the world, and must explore the landscape around them through Google Street View to determine where in the world they are. Tips: Want to create your own GeoGuessr challenges?

After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of a series about how schools, teachers and students are coping with the immigration crisis. That’s just how teenagers are, she says. Since 2016, Rosario has run half a dozen counseling groups of about eight to ten kids. They asked how I was.”.

School Needs a Redesign, and Educators Can Lead the Way

Edsurge

And tells you your next assignment is to pick up the pieces (including yourself) and make something new. How would this course impact you? You wouldn’t be absorbing a trove of new content, but you would be learning skills critically important to thriving in our rapidly changing economies. You’d be learning to step away from perfectionism and ego-based solo creation. You’d be learning to step toward resilience, agility, designing with others, creative collaboration.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fourth annual Global Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, March 15th, 2019 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at the Marriott Marquis Chicago at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Design creative ways to advocate and implement global learning initiatives. Register today to reserve your spot!

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing

Edsurge

If you’re an educator, the weeks leading up to state testing are likely some of the most stressful and demanding days in your year. At Edmentum , it’s our goal to put educators first in everything we do. One of the ways we do this is by working hard to make teachers' lives easier during the busiest times of the academic year. We believe that when test day rolls around, students’ scores should reflect their content knowledge—not their ability to decode the test itself.

In the Future, Today’s Education Will Look Like ‘19th-Century Medicine’

Edsurge

By most measures, Massachusetts is one of the nation’s highest-performing states when it comes to K-12 education. Yet to hear the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education tell it, there’s still a lot of work to be done. Riley at the recent LearnLaunch 2019 conference in Boston. But I think in a few years, this will start to look like 19th century medicine: Get your solder out, because the best we can do is amputate.

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Buncee Student Artist Contest

Buncee

Once we heard about these dolls from Shannon and saw how cool they were, we knew we had to turn her drawings into Buncee stickers. The work Shannon was doing with Molly inspired us to empower even more students to be artists within Buncee. Here’s How It Works.

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