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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Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.” Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information.

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Photomath: Scan math problems for immediate step-by-step instructions

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Photomath into the classroom: On the surface, the Photomath app might look like the ultimate way for students to “cheat” their learning. When I look at Photomath, I see each device with the app as another teacher in the classroom.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

As 2007 State Teacher of the Year in Rhode Island, Catherine Davis-Hayes is passionate about helping every teacher use the arts in their classroom. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. Some easy ways to start with the arts in any classroom.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Looking at the current version of the legislation, there are three key trends to keep in mind: (1) Sustaining innovations in classrooms and schools. Instead, they offer more affordable, accessible, and foolproof options to new customers.

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

Edpuzzle solves so many of my flipped classroom problems. If you use my link to sign up for Edpuzzle , you’ll gain access to a curated library of 50,000 free videos to use with your school. Why Edpuzzle Is an Essential Classroom Tool.

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Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes in the Hyperdoc then, you can do like a flipped classroom type of thing, where they can access the Hyperdoc. So is it almost like somebody’s in Google Classroom, and the doc is like a page or a webpage you would have in your LMS?

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Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

I have had a lot of noneducators talk to me about technology in the classroom. If you only had six laptops in your classroom, how would you best utilize them? One extremely fun kindergarten teacher utilized every bit of technology she had access to.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

Tony Wan, Managing Editor Access and Equity How can we accommodate students who have learning disabilities in online instruction and practice universal design principles? Best Apps and Websites for the Flipped Classroom.

5 Ways to Flip Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

History teacher Keith “Hip” Hughes has a massive following on his YouTube channel.Today, he shares his technique for flipping the classroom in engaging, powerful ways. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. Five Ways to Flip Your Classroom.

Flipping Awesome Science

The CoolCatTeacher

Marc Seigel, a contributing author to Flipping 2.0 , talks about an innovative flipped science classroom. Flipping Awesome Science. Vicki: Hey, let’s do some flipping awesome science with Marc Seigel @DaretoChem. Marc: So I run a flipped classroom.

Coronavirus is poised to inflame inequality in schools

The Hechinger Report

Unequal internet access is just the tip of the iceberg of a massive equity crisis facing U.S. About 17 percent of adults access the internet from home through a smartphone only. If entire K-12 districts move online, what can schools expect of early elementary schoolers?

10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Record lessons that students can access anytime, anywhere. Provide video evidence of class activities in a flipped classroom. Best suited for any age group for viewing, upper elementary and older for creating. Best suited for lower elementary and is designed for iPads.

Can blended learning be culturally responsive?

The Christensen Institute

Kenzie holds a masters in educational leadership and policy studies and was an elementary school teacher for eight years. In today’s classrooms, students are no longer considered “empty vessels.” Moreover, many see the classroom technology component of blended learning as prohibitively expensive and out-of-reach for schools with limited resources and which serve the neediest children. Kathryn Procope: The first thing that we tackle is the access issue.

How to Find Great Learning Resources for Your Students During School Closures

Graphite Blog

So many variables will determine your specific needs -- from your students' ages and access to technology, to the goals and expectations your school district has outlined for you.

How to Use iBeacons in the Classroom – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

This technology, which works with iOS7 or iOS8 devices such as cell phones and iPads, allows students to react to pingable content that is presented in the classroom. The post How to Use iBeacons in the Classroom – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

Exploring Buncee’s Endless Possibilities

Buncee

Buncee also offers a vast Resource library with a search bar for students to access additional material. The teachers’ dashboard allows them to access any class content. Patricia Carbone is a graduate of Cabrini University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education.

The Open Classroom: A Perspective on Differentiated Instruction

Leadership Lounge

"New math" pedagogy was introduced in the elementary schools in the early '60s with very sketchy results. Elementary teachers were ill-prepared to execute properly, which resulted in a decade or so of students who never "got it" in math.

Learn why Synth is the Perfect FREE Application for Teachers who want to bring Audio and Video Podcasting into their Classrooms.

TeacherCast

What if there was a way that you could combine traditional writing assignments with the popularity of audio/video podcasts in a format that was accessible to any mobile device, Chromebook or desktop available to your students? This is a great feature for creating classroom discussions.

“Ultimately, I want kids to pursue life goals based on passions they encountered in school – similar to my school experience.” – Brian Aspinall, Canada

Daily Edventures

While Aspinall’s a veteran of using technology in his classroom – Minecraft and coding have been part of his teaching toolbox for years – he has never viewed it as a silver bullet for education transformation. Why do you feel passionate about innovation and technology in the classroom?

How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

When Neosho Junior High School teachers and students moved into a sleek, new campus last August, they said goodbye to traditional classrooms and hello to modern learning spaces that encourage mobility, collaboration and new ways of learning. features spacious, glass-walled classrooms that open into common learning areas. Each classroom is furnished with tables on wheels and stackable chairs that allow the rooms to be easily reconfigured as activities change.

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Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. And I’ve been in the classroom now for ten years.

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The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

MindShift

” Sadie’s teacher reminds her that they’ll be using the educational software that she is already familiar with from her face-to-face classes at Ortega Elementary School: “It’s iReady, so we’ve got that.

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

Can also be accessed from anywhere that you have internet access, not just when you are connected to your school/district network. Blog also sets admins up in order to be able to do flipped learning with their staff. Ex: Creating elementary student handbook.

If Ferris Bueller Was At Our School #savmp #KidsDeserveIt #PrincipalsInAction #edchat

Adam Welcome

Jon is Vice-Principal at Sandy Hill Elementary School and his blog is featured on EdWords and BAM Radio! Adam is Principal at Montair Elementary School and co-founder of Kids Deserve It. We can help by giving them access to various tools and materials.

Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. An audience that includes the classroom, or the entire web sure beats the bulletin board.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We had another great day of sessions and keynotes on Tuesday, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. Mancenido (Undergraduate, Bachelor of Elementary Education - Special Education) 2:00am Connecting Education to the Cloud for Digital Citizenship - Chryssanthe Sotiriou, High School EFL Coordinator 3:00am Democratization: Stuctural Change of Regimen and of the Living Experience at Schools - Olek Netzer, Ph.D.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Click on any of the titles below to read our full review of the tool's classroom potential. What's more, many of these reviews also include a link to our privacy evaluations -- before choosing any tool for your classroom, be sure to check them out. Since we have over 3,000 apps, websites, and games reviewed for classroom potential, chances are we've already got a listing for it. Brief bursts of physical exercise add classroom fun, build brainpower.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Click on any of the titles below to read our full review of the tool's classroom potential. What's more, many of these reviews also include a link to our privacy evaluations -- before choosing any tool for your classroom, be sure to check them out. Since we have over 3,000 apps, websites, and games reviewed for classroom potential, chances are we've already got a listing for it. Google Classroom.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Click on any of the titles below to read our full review of the tool's classroom potential. What's more, many of these reviews also include a link to our privacy evaluations -- before choosing any tool for your classroom, be sure to check them out. Since we have over 3,000 apps, websites, and games reviewed for classroom potential, chances are we've already got a listing for it. Google Classroom.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have gotten much more mobile-friendly , as there are Collaborate apps for iOS and Android, and the conference schedule and session links can be easily accessed on mobile devices by going to [link] from your mobile device or clicking on the "mobile schedule" link in the Summit menu.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

They invited me to their school to share my flipped classroom journey. They are well into their journey to bring blended and flipped learning to all classrooms. Each of the classroom spaces on the sides is optimized for student comfort and small class discussion.

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Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI)- An Exploration into Other Ways to Differentiate

Saving Socrates

Yet, the word lecture really has a negative connotation among most well respected elementary and high school educators. Advocates of more student centered education argue the lecture represents the factory style education promoted in the 1950''s to serve the largely blue collar constituency that would inevitably attend some elementary and perhaps even a little secondary education and quickly move to the factory or farm.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learn about proven activities and program examples and get resources for immediate implementation in your classroom or program. The Webinars are free, but when you purchase the "Mattering IS the Agenda" toolkit you get exclusive access to the recordings. Flipped Classroom Infographics.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

They invited me to their school to share my flipped classroom journey. They are well into their journey to bring blended and flipped learning to all classrooms. Each of the classroom spaces on the sides is optimized for student comfort and small class discussion.