How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

The CoolCatTeacher

For synchronous classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In addition to a learning management system (LMS), students need to know how to learn in an online synchronous classroom. How do they engage? How do they exit?

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Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. People keen on mathematics, physics, or IT were awe-inspiring and seemed to have supernatural abilities. How to Teach STEM Every Day.

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Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

The CoolCatTeacher

We screen shared for about 2 1/2 hours but I clipped this down to smaller bites and separated it by topic so that educators around the world can use these for onboarding students and teachers.

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How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How I teach students to be effective learners in an online classroom. This episode is an audio version of my presentation to students about how to be effective learners in an online classroom.

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? Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Whether you want to or not, go ahead and set up now.

How to Teach Bravery

The CoolCatTeacher

Michelle Cottrell-Williams on episode 603 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Bravery, vulnerability, acceptance of others, acceptance of yourself — these can be difficult things to teach. Go to www.advancementcourses.com/coolcat.

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Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant and News Literacy with Darren Hudgins

The CoolCatTeacher

Darren Hudgins talks about how to help kids sort through viral news stories From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As the Coronavirus spreads, so does the news about it. All designed to get people to read and for the clicks to come.

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How to Know You Make a Difference #LoveTeaching

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this heartwarming episode, Christie shares one of the stories of how she knows she is making a difference. As we continue to celebrate #LoveTeaching week, remember to share your story of why you love to teach.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Andy Jacks, Award Winning Principal and former principal's office frequenter, shares his perspective From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Some students just seem to “live” in the principal’s office. Enjoy and have an amazing 2020.

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How to Make Math Moments That Matter

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Pearce shares how to inspire math learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Math shouldn’t break your heart. But how? Enjoy and have an amazing 2020. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn what she did, how it impacted students and her thoughts on this method of teaching social emotional learning. Now is the time to plan your professional development with Advancement Courses. These online classes can be taken anywhere, anytime with up to six months to complete.

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

EdTech4Beginners

How can educational technology help bridge the gap between all of these concerns? Is it possible to create a distraction-free “learning zone”, and find a balance between play, rest, and work each day? How do you set up a remote 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. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. However, I want to share and talk more about this. They know how to do distance learning.

How to Prevent the Summer Slide and Help Reduce Educational Inequality

Waterford

School’s out, and it’s time for both teachers and students to relax before preparing for next year. But even over summer break, students still need educational opportunities so they can return to school strong and ready to learn more. Three Ways to Prevent Summer Slide.

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How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM

Waterford

Did you know that despite similar interests and abilities in STEM subjects (defined here as science, technology, engineering, and math), women are considerably less likely to end up in STEM careers? For these reasons, even women with STEM degrees are less likely to work in STEM careers.

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

Waterford

School funding issues have been both brought to light and exacerbated due to the COVID-19 crisis. As schools adapt to teaching in these new circumstances, many educators are in need of resources to make their lessons accessible online.

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10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills. I’ve also included the links to Advancement Courses’ professional development courses that relate to this topic. You’ll even want to start with a Wow.

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6 Super Parent and Teacher Resources to Promote Social Emotional Learning at Home

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Children need social and emotional learning skills to cope. But how do we integrate SEL into remote lesson plans? In this post, I’ll share how we can help students volunteer from home.

How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor – Free Classroom Management Webinar: On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain control of your classroom even this late in the school year. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

Misconceptions About Kids With Learning Differences in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Rebekah Dyer talks about these misconceptions and how we can work to reach every child. Listen to Dr. Rebekah Dyer talk about reaching every child Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

5 Steps to Regain Control of Your Classroom with Linda Kardamis

The CoolCatTeacher

Are you struggling to teach but student behavior is getting in the way? Today, classroom management expert, Linda Kardamis gives us a place to start. Go to coolcatteacher.com/getcontrol to learn more and sign up for this free webinar on classroom management.

How to Bring Back the Arts and Boost Academic Achievement Through STEAM Curriculum

Waterford

If you know how to get the most out of them, art activities can have as much positive effect on a student’s school success as “essential” subjects like writing or math. This guide will walk you through what you need to know about the importance and benefits of art in education.

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Will election 2020 be the working moms’ moment?

The Hechinger Report

Kids play with blocks in a classroom at Kimball Elementary School during the ample free time provided as part of Washington D.C.’s Ameykay Stocks, a mail carrier and mother of five, has sent all of her children, now ages 5 to 16, to her local public schools here from the year they turned 3.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

The last time I heard Pink talk, it was in regards to his book “ A Whole New Mind “ At the time, it opened my my thought process to the importance of thinking and the right brain. I hope you enjoy and find the time to pass this along via email or a tweet.

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Universal Skills for Learners: Increasing School Relevancy

User Generated Education

Given today’s technologies, it makes sense and is exciting that learning occurs after schools hours, but for exciting, engaging, and profound learning not to occur during school hours is, simply put, a travesty. I revised it to now include financial literacy and civics.

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Teachers’ wisdom on how to stay sane dealing with your kids’ crazy behavior

The Hechinger Report

And not only was I failing abysmally to convince an eminently unreasonable child to nap, I was missing a work call (actually for this article). So there I was: brought to my knees, literally, by a toddler. Share your feelings and ask how the child is feeling.

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Now is the time to plan your professional development with Advancement Courses. These online classes can be taken anywhere, anytime with up to six months to complete. Go to www.advancementcourses.com/coolcat. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

On the Friday before spring break at Meigs Middle School, special education teacher Matt Coe was busy preparing new lessons for his students now that schools were set to close due to the coronavirus crisis. That’s really cool to know that you’re having a positive impact.

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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What Work/Life/Learning Balance Looks Like in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

In the wake of a pandemic, what’s the best way to manage a household, professional work, and children’s learning? Nick Schiner (Infant and Pre-K Parent): I think it is important to level set that, just because I am an educator, I don’t feel like I have all (or any!) to 1:00 p.m.

More schools are adding pre-K classrooms. But do principals know how to support them?

The Hechinger Report

In San Antonio, Texas, elementary school principals get hands-on coaching and advice from early childhood experts during visits to pre-K classrooms. In Alabama, principals can attend a unique leadership academy to learn about how to support teachers working with young children.

My Educational Learning Plan for the Coronavirus-Induced Hiatus

User Generated Education

I, like many of you, have gone into a somewhat involuntary social distancing and isolation (mostly) due to my school and health club closures and recommendation to stay away from crowds. It’s just my cats and I (gives new meaning to home alone).