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. However, in order to produce knowledge, we must introduce “thinking” back into the classroom. Thus, I plan to introduce a new concept called “Swarming the Classroom.”

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. 1 – Flipped Classroom Concepts for Homework The flipped classroom has been around for a while. The advantage of implementing a flipped classroom is twofold.

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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.

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. When students get stuck, or need to check their work/understanding, not only do they have access to the answer, but also to the process. What it is: Photomath is an app available on the App Store and Google Play.

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. And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. Some easy ways to start with the arts in any classroom.

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

Edpuzzle solves so many of my flipped classroom problems. During the last four years of using flipped classroom techniques, I’ve come to rely on what is called the “in-flip” — I show the videos in class and interact with students to help them do in-class activities with what they’ve learned. 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.

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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? Now, what I do is in Google Classroom , I will give them the Hyperdoc, and then I will make a copy for each student. Then they’re able to access the material that I want them to.

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Who ya gonna call? Remote learning helpline for teachers…and parents

The Hechinger Report

The “dream team” of experts answering calls all had stellar credentials: They were teachers themselves, with training in how to deploy technology for learning and years of classroom experience.

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. Another center had the classroom’s six laptops to work on English-language learning skills. Her classroom was, and remains, a lively and engaged place for learning across many platforms.

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? However, educators should make sure to translate the accommodations they’ve likely already made in the classroom into their distance learning plans, Del Tufo says. Consider setting expectations and establishing a new virtual classroom culture, suggests Wilkey Oh, an executive editor at Common Sense Media.

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. And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. 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. We kind of take this — the Johnny Crayons — the nontraditional, the energetic, the full energy in the classroom. There was a meme a couple of years ago about this little elementary kid. 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. Beyond the “boxes and wires” that get kids internet access in the first place, what happens when they’re online is another problem entirely. 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. Screencast-o-matic is one of the easiest and most popular screencasting programs in classrooms. Best suited for lower elementary and is designed for iPads. Best suited for any age group for viewing, upper elementary and older for creating.

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.

Can I Use Covid-19 Teaching Videos for Meaningful Teacher Observations?

Edthena

PS – It’s free to access) Part 1 of the series addresses three important questions about providing personalized, virtual PD: What instructional strategies should a coach focus on for coaching distanced teachers? Live in classrooms. Live teaching in classrooms while live-streaming… and probably ten more ways of doing it. This type of video is a modification of the flipped-classroom idea.

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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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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. iBeacons are based upon the geo-location of the users: what that means in English is that if the student is close to an iBeacon device in the classroom or the hallway, the Bluetooth signal will cause pop-up notifications/content to be displayed on the device.

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. Best Classroom Tools for Presentations and Slideshows : Slideshow apps and websites that let students' work shine. Classroom Management Apps and Websites : Our editors' top tools to help you motivate, manage, and maintain a great classroom in person or virtually.

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. Teachers can use Buncee not only for assessments which include multiple choice or free response questions, but also for creating content for flipped classrooms. 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. However, what has made the biggest gains in the sciences has been the use of technology to better engage students and to give access to better materials. I did my student teaching in a multi-age middle school Open Classroom.

“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? With access, we can reduce other equity issues and provide all kids with opportunities to feel success and build confidence in their learning. Access.

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? Today, we are proud to announce that Synth is being awarded the 2019 TeacherCast Best in Class Award for Best Classroom Podcasting Application. This is a great feature for creating classroom discussions. How else can Synth be used in the classroom?

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 if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. And I’ve been in the classroom now for ten years.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

These important attributes of a PBL classroom need to be intentionally thought out as part of the online experience. Before the pandemic, I often said the Gold Standard Project Design Elements created at PBLWorks must be built into the culture of the classroom every day.

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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. Just over half of the nation’s public school children are from families considered low-income, and an estimated 12 million lack broadband Internet access at home.

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward Don Jacobs, Principal Anita Scott Elementary School Royse City ISD Twitter: @Don_Jacobs Websites: Personal: www.thedigitalprincipal.com Campus: scottstaff.blogspot.com All presentation resources, including slides, are posted at [link] Don referenced Eric Sheninger''s new book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times , as inspiration for his presentation. Ex: Creating elementary student handbook.

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.

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.

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. Vote and possibly win $4000 of technology from CDW – I recently supplied CDW a list of products that I thought would be great for a Podcasting/Webinar Production/Flip Classroom Studio. An audience that includes the classroom, or the entire web sure beats the bulletin board.

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. They didn’t have Genius Hour, 20% time, Chromebooks, Google Apps, Kahoot, iMovie, podcasting or even Flipped Classrooms. They’re challenging kids in new and innovative ways, that push their thinking and open access to programs that have the power to engage their entire student body.

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.

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.

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. We have a live chat and help area which you can access from the conference menu or by going to theconferencelounge.me.