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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16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

The CoolCatTeacher

Free tools for schools dealing with coronavirus – This list is being updated continually. Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Society and Ethics Teachers Tools Web Tools

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Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

The CoolCatTeacher

All Grades All Subjects Assessment Blended Learning and E-Learning College (aged 18+) Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa.

Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson

The CoolCatTeacher

Recorded Tuesday, March 10, 2020.) 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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Ideas for Project-Based Learning at the Elementary Level


In February, I had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. Don’t limit students to just one app or tool when answering driving questions and producing content. By Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ).

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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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.

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.

SEL and Physical Exercise – 8 weeks of Free Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

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

Screencast Tools to Demonstrate Student Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

The screen recording web tools and apps below also have cool features like the ability to highlight areas, draw, upload images, add pdfs, and more! Screencasting Web Tools and Apps. Screencast-o-matic is a web tool to screencast your computer or Chromebook screen and add narration.

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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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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.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Feedback using your formative and summative assessment tools is also essential. Just remember, there are effective ways to not only assess but provide automated and rapid feedback to students so that assessment becomes a teaching tool in itself.

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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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Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students still enjoy creating physical storybooks, but now their stories can be preserved digitally forever with free web tools and apps. The tools and apps below make it easy for students to illustrate, animate, and share their stories with friends, family, and a wider audience.

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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. I am excited to see what message Pink has in a Keynote on Motivation and Leadership at FETC 2020. While I am booked through March of 2020, I do have some dates open starting in April of 2020!

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

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

US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray served as an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, middle school principal, elementary principal, and at the district level in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa.

5 Ways to Find Project Based Learning Ideas

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Pieratt on episode 605 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Project-Based Learning is a powerful tool.

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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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.

COLUMN: Defund the private schools

The Hechinger Report

Protestors Demonstrate at Mission Police Station in San Francisco, California on June 3, 2020, after the death of George Floyd. Andre Perry Columnists Elementary to High School New Orleans News Race and Equity Civil rights Funding Law and policy Race School choice

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).

10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Code.org has different activities for elementary students to adults. Kodable has different free activities for elementary students that require no registration. This is one of my elementary students favorite coding programs.

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.

End of Year Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. 8 Web Tools To Add Pizazz to the End of School. There is no end to the number of online tools available.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. Seesaw is the student engagement platform and digital portfolio tool I use with my elementary students.

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The Thinking and Creativity That Goes Into Game Design

Teacher Reboot Camp

I have also listed awesome free web tools, apps, and programs for designing different types of games. Free Game Design Tools. Code games and much more with awesome tools like Tynker , Code.org , and Scratch MIT ! Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar !

10 Must-Have Math Apps for Elementary

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

These open-ended learning tools allow students to show understanding by annotating with the drawing tool. You can also add equations, expressions, and descriptions with the math text and writing tools.

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!

12 Ideas and Resources to Inspire Students to Show Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

You can also quickly create your own with Poster My Wall , a free web tool for creating posters and flyers. I love the ideas in this blog, 10 Kindness Activities for Elementary Students ! “There’s no such things as a small act of kindness.

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!

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