5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Product Review: Features, Lesson Plan Ideas, and Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Adobe Premiere Rush is a simple to use video creation tool that includes powerful camera features, video editing, and publishing features.

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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!

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

If you want to join a group of teachers doing Virtual Valentines, you’ll want to listen to the show and sign up by February 2. Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. 7 Ways to Get Started.

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!) Create social graphics that are stunning and easy to share (you know the kind: flyers, memes, posters, ads). The example above took under 2min to create and share!

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How to Use Your Private School’s Website to Increase Enrollment

Hubbli

But having a website is not enough to increase enrollment numbers. Instead, it should be viewed as an extension of your admissions department and used to actively recruit new students. Not sure how to turn a standard school website into an effective recruitment and enrollment machine?

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What does a flipped classroom look like at each grade level?

eSchool News

We asked three flipped teachers — one from an elementary school, one from a junior high, and one from a high school — to describe what learning looks like in their world. Burkett Elementary, Pennsylvania. Students become excited to meet and discuss their novels.

Inkscape: Draw Freely

iLearn Technology

What it is: Inkscape is like the open source version of Adobe Illustrator. Beyond being free (cost) it’s also free because it’s free to distribute, and you’re free to check out its open code.

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Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007

Shake Up Learning

Bonner Elementary in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. One of her favorite parts of going to school, in fact, is learning! Camden feels very strongly about her grades and wants to keep them high. And if you want to work with me or bring me to your school, check out this link.

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5 Fast Ways to Give Positive Feedback

The CoolCatTeacher

Principal Meredith Akers shares how to motivate and encourage others From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Have you ever made the mistake of giving other people the kind of feedback you want to receive – but it just fell flat?

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Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Since President Obama’s ConnectED announcement in 2013 in Mooresville, NC , there has been more than $10 billion committed as part of the five-year program to transform American education. These commitments are connecting 20 million more students to next-generation broadband and wireless.

Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School

EdTech Magazine

For educators, the new school year is a prime time to set technology-related goals for their district, school or classroom. . Here are a few ways educators, particularly administrators and IT leaders, can set goals to start tackling this fall. Here’s how.

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Class Tech Tips: Classroom Tips for Teaching Vocabulary with Keyword Searches

techlearning

When I’m searching for an answer to a question – big or small – I often head over to Google. If the first search term I type in doesn’t send me in the direction I was hoping, I head back to the top of the screen and try typing in something different.

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1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?

Neo LMS

Project-based learning , as we have often examined in this blog, is a powerful way to not only impart information, by exploration, but has the added advantage of stimulating and developing a range of other skills and habits such as communication, creativity, curiosity, confidence and collaboration.

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Animonths: Use Splashtop Remote to Access Flash Animation

SpeechTechie

There are a lot of great interactive animated activities online that were created using Adobe Flash, the multimedia platform that was once the medium of choice to add interactivity to webpages. Here''s how it works. Splashtop to the rescue!

STEM for kids: Online classes teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills

Neo LMS

As technology is increasingly used in the job market, we need to prepare our children for the employment landscape they’ll encounter in the future. In fact, it’s crucial for solving many of the world’s problems — and our children’s generation will be the one with the power to do just that.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to globaleducationconference.com to join in. Today we talk about the conference, what people can expect from the conference and how to sign up. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down.

Supporting Social-Emotional Learning and Digital Leadership with Buncee By Jennifer Casa-Todd and Mandy Froehlich

Buncee

Social-emotional learning is a hot topic right now and many teachers are scouring the internet for resources to support their students in this way. Of course, as with anything, to go deeper into SEL it’s imperative that teachers understand their students and their specific needs.

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Class Tech Tips: Tips for Using Nearpod with Early Learners

techlearning

This year I’ve had the chance to visit classrooms and work with teachers in different parts of the country. A quick keyword search in the Nearpod marketplace made it easy to find a lesson to share with this group. You can edit the lesson to tailor it to your group of students.

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

techieMusings

I had the incredible opportunity to visit a school in Queensland, Australia. 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.

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Supporting Social-Emotional Learning and Digital Leadership with Buncee

Buncee

Social-emotional learning is a hot topic right now and many teachers are scouring the internet for resources to support their students in this way. Of course, as with anything, to go deeper into SEL it’s imperative that teachers understand their students and their specific needs.

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Creating Professional Development

EdTechTeam

Unfortunately, I couldn’t even draw a straight line, so I how could I envision a career that allowed me to have a creative outlet? Fast forward to 2017 and technology has opened up doors to do things that were once inconceivable.

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7 Shifts to Closing the Digital Divide

EdTechTeam

The debate really centers around the how and why implementing technology can help our students. How do we use, integrate, and engage learning with the newest technology? How can we close this digital divide? According to the US Department of Education , there are seven ways to help close the digital divide. These lessons have encouraged students to collaborate, communicate, create, and think critically in ways that were not available to us just 10 years ago.

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

MindShift

Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. That’s where we want to be.”.

Cool Websites for Teachers: by Jesse Langley

Kleinspiration

Teachers are often encouraged to use more technology in the classroom, with little instruction or direction. All they’re told is that it’s the 21st century and kids need to be learning from computers. How Many Really? How Many Really solves a problem educators have had since the beginning of time: how to make major, world events seem relevant to children. Skype in the Classroom Skype allows teachers to collaborate on projects around the globe.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The great majority of these events are free to attend. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. The fifth annual Global Education Conference is just a few weeks away, and we want to be sure that you have an opportunity to contribute to this year''s conference as a presenter. Everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal, including first-time presenters. Get ideas on how to participate!

Beyond the Play: Code Career Day

EdTechTeam

So when “toys” are brought into the classroom, students think it is one of the greatest things to have happened since fidget spinners and slime. Was it only to provide a brief respite from the typical trials and tribulations of the nine circles of school? How does that even work?!

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

techieMusings

I had the incredible opportunity to visit a school in Queensland, Australia. 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.