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. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

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5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it? If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

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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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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. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

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How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Classroom Design 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) Monday Motivation STEM Students Teachers

16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

The CoolCatTeacher

International Educator Shared Resources Google Doc Google has given Google Hangouts meet premium through July 1 which gives you a way to meet with your students and add video. Boomwriter is a free writing app but of course, you can use Google Docs too.

Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson

The CoolCatTeacher

Recorded Tuesday, March 10, 2020.) If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Blended Learning and E-Learning Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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SEL and Physical Exercise – 8 weeks of Free Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Overcoming in Covid19 Social Emotional Learning Students

How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

The CoolCatTeacher

From Google Tour Creator, CoSpaces, Merge Cube (with Tinkercad) and Panaform – Robert will share simple tools you can start using with your students today. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

5 Reasons Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers is a Bad Idea

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. 5 Idea Friday All Subjects Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Policy Makers Society and Ethics Teachers

Misconceptions About Kids With Learning Differences in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Equity High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Parents Special Needs Teachers Students Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant and News Literacy with Darren Hudgins

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. All Subjects College (aged 18+) Digital Citizenship Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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How to Help A Student Who Is Always In the Principal’s Office

The CoolCatTeacher

Enjoy and have an amazing 2020. Sponsor: Check out the free webinar for math teachers – how to transform your textbook into a curiosity machine – go to coolcatteacher.com/freemathwebinar to learn more about this free webinar being held four times in January 2020.

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US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Murray served as an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, middle school principal, elementary principal, and at the district level in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

5 Steps to Regain Control of Your Classroom with Linda Kardamis

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. 5 Idea Friday All Subjects Classroom Management Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Social Emotional Learning Students Teachers

Graduation 2020 - Ideas When #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

Graduation in 2020 will be unlike any graduation before it. Elementary school students in Japan created a Minecraft graduation. This can be done on various platforms such as Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.

How to Know You Make a Difference #LoveTeaching

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

The CoolCatTeacher

The Stanley Black and Decker Making for Good Student Challenge runs now through Thursday, January 30, 2020 for students in the US in grades 9-12. The CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge is for students in the US in grades 5-8 now through February 13, 2020.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020. One example used was Google’s idea to allow its employees 20% percent job time for self direction. From this effort, such big projects as G-Mail, and Google News have evolved. Image Creative Commons.

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How to Teach Social Emotional Learning with the Arts (aka SEAL)

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Art and Music Teachers 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) Social Emotional Learning Thought Leader Thursday

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Smart Risk Taking in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Monday Motivation Teachers

The Power of Reflection and Conversation #pln365

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Paul O'Neill talks about Twitter-powered PD From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sharing and reflecting make us better educators.

Be the One for Kids!

The CoolCatTeacher

The Stanley Black and Decker Making for Good Student Challenge runs now through Thursday, January 30, 2020 for students in the US in grades 9-12. The CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge is for students in the US in grades 5-8 now through February 13, 2020.

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Inquiry Based Learning Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM

How to Teach Bravery

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. All Subjects Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Social Emotional Learning Students Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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How to Make Math Moments That Matter

The CoolCatTeacher

Enjoy and have an amazing 2020. Sponsor: Check out the free webinar for math teachers – how to transform your textbook into a curiosity machine – go to coolcatteacher.com/freemathwebinar to learn more about this free webinar being held four times in January 2020.

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Universal Skills for Learners: Increasing School Relevancy

User Generated Education

Engagement is strong at the end of elementary school, with nearly three-quarters of fifth-graders (74%) reporting high levels of engagement. Kids are learning – but for way too many it occurs outside of the school environment rather than during school.

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My Educational Learning Plan for the Coronavirus-Induced Hiatus

User Generated Education

Working Remotely with My Gifted Elementary Students. I met with my learners quickly on Friday, as so much was going on, and asked them to check in with a shared Google doc and our Google Classroom. I asked each of them to share their stories with me via a Google doc.

5 Ways to Find Project Based Learning Ideas

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Jennifer Pieratt, author of “Keep it Real with PBL” for both elementary and secondary students, shares how she finds many of the project ideas that she creates and shares at crafted curriculum. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

Trust and Grace in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Alana Stanton – Bio as Submitted Alana Stanton is a kindergarten teacher at Mulberry Elementary in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Students Are Opportunities Not Obligations with Hamish Brewer

The CoolCatTeacher

Note from Vicki: To kick off 2020, the whole week is motivational, encouraging episodes. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Every child can achieve.

Add Audio & Video Instructions to Help Students Navigate Work While Learning Remotely

Catlin Tucker

Below are two strategies that teachers using Google Classroom can use to add audio and video instructions to assignments! Add Audio Comments to Google Classroom Assignments. That audio file can be directly uploaded into Google Drive and the link can be shared easily with students.

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How One Teacher Found Innovative Solutions to ELL Issues

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the decades I have added both Educational Technology and TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) endorsements to my elementary teaching certificate. With Internet access we have also used Google Docs, or online versions of Microsoft Office products Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. .

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). Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology). There is so much pressure on teachers as more and more schools close for the academic year as a result of COVID19.

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

EdTech4Beginners

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!

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