How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students. In addition to easy game creation, sending the games to Google Classroom was easy, as was student work, automatic grading, and engagement. Tip #2: Skip to 47 seconds on the Tutorial Videos.

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Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective , and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. So, if you use another text similarity detection tool, or if you haven’t used one yet, now is the time to start your free trial at and learn more about Urkund today. Listen to Lisa Scumpieru Give an overview of Hyperdocs Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. This is a lot to do.

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How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher , I run a column called Dear Otto where I answer teacher questions about how to integrate technology into their classes. Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” To use tech in classes.

Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. But he also teaches us how to do this with students. Use the code CoolCat50 to get $50 off your course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks. So, Tim, today you’re going to share some of your secrets for making awesome YouTube videos. How do we make amazing videos? What do they need to know?

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Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. But he also teaches us how to do this with students. So, listen to the show today and get started. And tweet me links to the videos you make, I’d love to see them! And if you click , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers.

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How to get started with hybrid teaching


Having taught the majority of the school year in a hybrid environment, it took time to adjust to teaching online and deciding which methods or tools to use. Think about the space you want to create for students to communicate and feel part of the learning community.

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How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word

The CoolCatTeacher

You can use Google AND Microsoft Together You can add Google Drive to Microsoft Office now. Here’s a screencast to get started. There are a few issues to know before you start using it, though. How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word (and Microsoft Office). It cannot be running to do this.). Click here to download the Google Drive Plugin for Office. How to Open, Save, and Use Files Between Microsoft Word and Google Drive.

How to make remote learning easily accessible

eSchool News

To make classrooms less crowded and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many states and districts are considering a hybrid approach in which some students attend school and some learn from home, such as by having students alternate between in-person and remote learning.

How To Be Kind In #covid19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We can separate in physical distance, but we don’t have to be apart in heart. First, let me tell you how I learned the lesson of staying away from people back in December.

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How To Use Google Drive: A Tutorial For Teachers [Updated]

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Use Google Drive: A Tutorial For Teachers [Updated]. We’ve talked about offering voice feedback to documents. In the above below, YouTube channel Teachings In Education explains how to set up a classroom in Google Drive. Accessing document history.

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning. We, as teachers, know exactly what our students need much better than a textbook company hundreds or thousands of miles away. For me, that often came in the form of Google Docs with information my students were responsible for and a website for pointing students [.].

How to Set Healthy Screen Time Habits: A Guide for Parents


Depending on how we use it, technology can be either a priceless tool or endless distraction. Too much screen time, however, isn’t healthy for anyone and can lead to serious consequences. While older generations needed to learn how to use digital media, our children face a different task: managing and using screen time in healthy ways. October 14-18 is Digital Citizenship Week , so now is the perfect time to talk with children about healthy screen time habits.

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How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

As we enter summer and close the books on the 2019-20 school year—one sure to be more than a footnote in history texts in the future—there’s a new consensus that all students should have the technology they need to stay connected to learning. It doesn’t have to be this way.

How to Achieve Powerful Digital Learning

Digital Promise

The abrupt transition to remote learning was a shock to our national education system. Districts, schools, educators, and families scrambled to get plans in place for distance learning. Teachers are co-planning lessons to come up with the best design possible.

How to Access Version History in Jamboard

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Access Version History in Jamboard appeared first on Shake Up Learning. You can now access the version history in Jamboard and see exactly what your students contributed and WHEN! Related: How to Use Jamboard with Google Meet. Click To Tweet.

Districts Explain How to Make Tech Accessible After School

EdTech Magazine

By Marcia Wade Talbert Digital equity is the topic du jour, but CoSN leaders are showcasing how to make it a thing of the past. Access Points Networking

How to minimize cheating in online assessments


From college admission scandals to exam cheating, it affects all schools in one way or another. At one point, all teachers have wondered at their students’ creativity when it comes to dodging work, wishing that they’d use that skill to complete assignments instead.

How to S.T.E.A.M. up distance learning


For schools where traditional learning has been the norm, the transfer from the classroom to emergency remote learning has presented many practical challenges. How to S.T.E.A.M. Read more: How distance learning fosters global collaboration. The post How to S.T.E.A.M.

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How to Support Digital Literacy in Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Often our first instinct is to reach for the little device to help us navigate through our days: to provide a weather update, outline our calendars, give us a news rundown, and connect us with others. But what skills do adults need to effectively navigate digital spaces?

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How To Sustain Powerful Digital Learning for the Future

Digital Promise

As school districts look ahead to post-pandemic classrooms, they must also continue to invest in refining digital and hybrid learning experiences. Despite its challenges, remote learning is here to stay. Click here to download the League’s Digital Equity Checklist.

How to ensure home broadband access for every student

eSchool News

When the coronavirus pandemic forced students into remote learning this past spring, many telecommunications companies stepped up to offer free or deeply discounted home broadband access to families who couldn’t afford it.

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 Inspire the Next World Changers

Teacher Reboot Camp

Young people worldwide are already leading movements and causes to end hunger, find solutions for climate change, and tackle other world problems. They are using social media and technology to spread the word and gather momentum. How do we equip students for the journey?

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Teaching students how to manage digital distractions


By the time I got to work with teenagers, they had sophisticated devices through which they could even fact check me during classes. That’s not to say that my education was better than theirs, or that my generation was less distracted. So, what are teachers to do in this case?

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How to Help Families Find Necessary Resources Over the Summer


Educators know summer learning loss is a real issue, and it contributes to achievement gaps for all kinds of learners. But beyond academics, solutions can be harder to find. Schools meet important needs ranging from nutrition to shelter during the school year.

How to Manage Student Devices for Remote Learning

Digital Promise

As schools across the country have rapidly shifted to distance learning due to school closures brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19), students have been sent home with school-issued devices like laptops or tablets so they can continue their learning from home.

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How to Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Created by LitWorld , past years have found over 1 million people in 100 countries joining together to enjoy the power and wonder of reading aloud in groups or individually, at school or home, and discovering what it means to listen to a story told through the voice of another. For many, this is a rare opportunity to hear the passion of a well-told story and fall in love with tales where hearing them reaches listeners on a level nothing else can. Read to each other.

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How to Provide Help

Digital Promise

Understanding the appropriate way to seek out help is not a skill every student has. Teachers want to provide help in a way that develops students’ self-awareness and self-efficacy, but that’s complicated, too. When assignments get tough, it can feel impossible to give each student the individualized insight and tools she needs. One solution to these dilemmas is for educators to weave “help” into the fabric of their classrooms.

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How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Stockman on Episode 508 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman challenges teachers and students to create a summer writing notebook with the #flaneur challenge. This is going to be fun! The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective , and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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How to do more with less screen time


However, the attempts to squeeze normalcy into an extraordinary situation removed that luxury in most cases this fall. Read more: From normal to better: Using what we’ve learned to improve education. One of the best things you can do is to get them moving.

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How to Promote Authentic STEM Learning for Families

Digital Promise

Schools want to support families around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects because these domains are engaging and capitalize on how kids naturally want to learn. But many families feel unprepared to support STEM learning.

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How to navigate the new device-agnostic classroom

eSchool News

Technology in the classroom is nothing new; most of today’s educators have embraced the ability to draw upon an increasingly diverse array of digital tools and programs to enrich their lessons. With the advent of more device-agnostic digital classrooms, many tech-savvy teachers and schools are taking a step back and reevaluating how best to use technology to support their goals. How can I ensure my digital learning ecosystem will support my students?

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How to Access Files Offline in Google Drive

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Access Files Offline in Google Drive appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Sometimes we need to work on our Google Drive files when we don’t have an Internet connection. How to Use #GoogleDrive Offline. Click To Tweet.

How to Create Powerful Intergenerational Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

In this blog post, Kim describes her unique approach to Powerful Learning. We combine an indoor/outdoor classroom approach with intergenerational programming, providing a unique environment for our students to build community with the “Grands” (what we call the senior residents at Andrus) and staff. We’ll role-play scenarios like having a conversation with someone with hearing loss; my students then learn to speak loudly, clearly, and slowly without sounding patronizing.

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Save Time Digitizing Your Worksheets with TeacherMade

The CoolCatTeacher

The fast, free tool to help you with distance or hybrid learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter One of the biggest challenges we teachers have faced this year has been maintaining our quality of instruction in the midst of change. This post will share how teachers can quickly digitize handouts, check-ins, worksheets, quizzes, lab reports, and paper of all kinds that support classroom activities. Sign up now to see if it can help you.

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