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4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Nikolaos Chatzopoulos share 2020 Edtech Trends Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. ” The post 4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020 appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

The CoolCatTeacher

” She played the role of the teacher and I played the role of the student as we shared what various actions look like on both sides of the dynamic relationship between students and teachers in Google Classroom.

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16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

The CoolCatTeacher

Blended learning (having a face to face and an online classroom) is best. We have one more reason– when you already have an online space for your classroom, it is a smaller step to teaching totally online when necessary.

What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Dig into teaching practices with Google Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom is a tool that can help build relationships between students and teachers.

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10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom.

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Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson

The CoolCatTeacher

Recorded Tuesday, March 10, 2020.) Resources Mentioned on the Show All the episodes of Science Around Cincy are tied to science curriculum and have paired teacher resources for students to connect what they watch in the videos to what th EU need to learn in the classroom.

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How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

The CoolCatTeacher

In this episode, Robert gives us his insights and tips into the best tools and tips in AR and VR today. From Google Tour Creator, CoSpaces, Merge Cube (with Tinkercad) and Panaform – Robert will share simple tools you can start using with your students today.

2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Since it’s now 2020, I thought it would be fun to revisit Karl Fisch’s video from 2006, titled 2020 Vision. In that video, Karl imagines he is the commencement speaker for the Arapahoe High School (AHS) Class of 2020, reflecting back on the past 13 years of schooling for that cohort.

Guest Post: Reimagine What Learning Looks Like in a Classroom

Digital Promise

In order to prepare, we need to consider how this experience may have changed our students: How have elementary learners grown through this experience, and how do we as educators adapt to meet their new needs? Teachers need to be prepared to meet these “new and improved” elementary students.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

What resulted was a great resource that I plan to share below on specific edtech tools that can assist special education (SPED), math, and reading teachers. Below you will see the specific tools I provided during each session.

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3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Drezek shares about Our Global Classroom and other ways we can collaborate (for free!) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Connect your classroom!

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others.

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Turning Struggling Readers into Striving Readers

The CoolCatTeacher

This upcoming Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 1-2:30, I’ll be joining Texthelp over at the Education Week Virtual Summit about Struggling Readers. Or perhaps it is because of the many tips and tools I’ve taught him.

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In regard to Creativity, check out my last post, which covers facilitating and assessing Creativity in the classroom. Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020. There are some powerful lessons that bring the arts into the classroom.

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. She left the classroom to support K-12 teachers nationally by creating professional development.

Send Students on a Virtual Field Trip to Disney World with Their Bitmoji Teachers! Free Template!

Teacher Reboot Camp

I was really inspired and created my very own Bitmoji virtual school field trip to Disney World with some of our elementary teachers. With these tools and the template you can create your virtual class field trip in less than 30 minutes!

Classroom Makerspaces: Boost Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills By Giving Students Their Own Corner


Read on to learn all about makerspaces and why they may be the key to revolutionizing your classroom. If you’ve heard about makerspaces but are not sure whether they’re right for your classroom, a good place to start is a quick rundown on what makerspaces are.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use. So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? 6 Quick Tips for Using Technology in the Classroom.

12 of the Best School and Classroom Grants and How to Apply: A Guide for Educators


For more in-depth information, check out our full Foundations and Grants Guide 2020. School and classroom grants can fill in the gaps in school budgets, allowing educators to purchase resources they may otherwise be unable to access.

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15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

” For educators and parents, Admongo includes tools like videos, lesson plans, printed materials, downloads, and alignment with state standards. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school. Age group: Upper elementary.

Navigating Your Journey to Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Gone are handshakes and fist bumps replaced by conversations at a distance of six feet or more or through tools like FaceTime. Our youngest learners will need some help and guidance, especially if their elementary schools have not been 1:1 or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

More than half of those surveyed teach in public schools (66 percent) and more than half are elementary school teachers (60 percent). Use the same amount of interactive activities that you would in class (every 15 - 20 min or so), but have students respond using a digital tool.

Guest Post: How to provide a successful remote learning experience during school closures


You may also want to take this opportunity to learn some more relevant than ever computer skills in your spare hours, like making educational videos, pre-recording lessons and creating self-marking assessments using tools like Google Forms! Set up remote classroom environments.

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End of Year Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Provide some games, simulations, student presentations–whatever you don’t normally do in your classroom. Job search tools. Here’s a great question I got from Sandy: I am a computer teacher for Elementary as well as for preschoolers…ages 3 and 4.

Choice Boards 101: Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success

A Principal's Reflections

My experience in this area began over three years ago, thanks to having the opportunity to coach teachers and administrators at Wells Elementary School. Typically, I only share the ones created by Wells (TX), Snow Horse (UT), and Corinth Elementary (MS) as well as Corinth Middle School.

Photos: This Is What Educators’ COVID-19 ‘Classrooms’ Look Like


So teachers settled in—or at least tried—to their newly-virtual classrooms and made their home arrangements more manageable for the longer term. Her new classroom—limited to a window on a computer screen—feels very restrictive.

What are the benefits of investing in online education?


Most people consider the traditional brick and mortar classroom as the best way of educating children. Back in the day, traditional learning in a classroom with face to face interaction with the teacher was seen as the best choice for educating children.

3 Tools to Use AI in the Classroom Now

Mindspark Learning

3 Tools to Use AI in the Classroom Now AI is changing lives and changing the modern workforce, and many of our students are unprepared. in the Classroom. Elementary: Have students pick one of their drawings and look at other users' examples of that same item.

Investigating Animals with Young Children and the iPad

iTeach with iPads

These activities are appropriate for early childhood students, but can easily be scaled up through elementary grades. The iPad is a great tool to capture student creativity and extend learning opportunities, no matter what age. In the Classroom Literacy The Art of Teaching

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10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Many teachers are jumping on board with Google Classroom right now, sink or swim! So in this post, I am going to give you 10 Google Classroom tips for remote learning.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers.

Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs


It’s an opportunity for the future teachers who are enrolled at the college to apply what they learn in class in a practical setting, testing out lesson plans with real elementary students. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University.

Improve Student Engagement and Learning with Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas, students individually selected technology tools to create digital projects showing mathematical concepts behind real-life phenomena. You go into classrooms, they feel like more comfortable, joyful spaces,” one principal said.

On Disaster Distance Learning in New York City

The Jose Vilson

We’ve created a template for the dreams of technocrats who’ve flooded our e-mails with pitches for their tools. We taught ourselves how to use online tools and curricula, then taught ourselves how to teach others to use them.

The 3 R’s of Teaching Reading Remotely


To summarize: rejoining reading, rigorous and creative literacy activities, and receptiveness to digital tools to promote possibility are the 3 Rs of teaching reading remotely. Florida elementary educator Ms. Receptiveness to Digital Tools that Promote Possibility.