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How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The last few weeks of school can be the hardest – even in a face to face classroom. Today, Mary Howard, a sixth-grade science teacher in New York, talks about how we can engage kids in distance learning.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work. Specifically, I’ll mention features of Screencastify , the tool I recommend for students to use for Google Chrome or Chromebooks. (If For their assessments this week in my class, my students are demonstrating the process they use to code their video games.

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Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more about how Laura’s classroom has become more modern and simplified with these valuable tools. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e317. Laura: Hyperdocs are basically links that we provide for children to access different websites and articles that we want them to read. See Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers. Okay, so how do literacy task boards work in hyperdocs?

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. You’ll find the same content in slightly different form so you can read or listen to this content. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! We have to think differently about summer.

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Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Even though I’d ask, students wouldn’t pause the video to do something.

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7 Productivity Power Tools for the Busy Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to [link] today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e227. Vicki: Today we’re talking to one of my dear friend, Dr. Frank Buck @DrFrankBuck. We’re going to talk about seven productivity power tools for the busy educator. That’s where everything that I have to do “lives.” I can add to it with my voice. I can move unfinished tasks en mass to a future day.

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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e314. We were just talking about how we’re pretty sure we met just about ten years ago to the day that we are recording this, in Princeton way back in 2008. So today we’re going to talk about, “What should we be teaching kids about digital citizenship?”. And finally, how to truly put your best self out if you’re doing that on the internet. They want it to be sticky.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school. Whether you want games, curriculum, or to know what’s next in financial literacy, this is a must-listen podcast for anyone working with financial literacy in their school. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e270. But today we’re going to talk about five ideas to change teaching with digital tools. How cute!

How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Virtual Reality has the power to transform the future of learning. By giving students an interactive, three-dimensional learning environment, we have the potential to reach learners in ways previously never conceived. The article explores the growth of virtual reality and the implications in both K-12 and higher education.

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11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year. Why waste it with standard Google Start Page? In Google Chrome, Momentum and Limitless have some cool features to help you focus. Mash up your textbook (or prepare to).

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Texthelp Announces Teach for Google - free PD to help educators use Google Edu

Educational Technology Guy

Texthelp, a language and literacy support software company, has just announced Teach for Google , a new, online, professional development resource for educators. It is designed to help educators use Google Apps for Education to increase student achievement. The free version has 2 courses available as well as lots of how-to''s for individual Google Apps. You can also pay to access more courses. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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How to Soft Launch Virtual Reality in Schools

Leadership Lounge

I’m typically not an early adopter nor one to trumpet the “next big thing” in educational technology. During my years as a district ed tech director, I often encouraged schools — and especially principals fresh from a conference where they were wowed by some promising but expensive new ed tech tool — to hold off and let the product mature. Let others be the company’s beta testers.

How to Succeed at Working From Home [3 Educator Tips]

EdTechTeam

So in hopes that I might be able to help some of the millions of teachers around the world now facing similar circumstances, I thought it might be valuable to share the routines, productivity hacks, and collaboration tools that have worked well for me. I’m lucky to have had a home office (or shared home office) most of this time, but when I haven’t, I set one up in the garage, so I could still close the door. After work hours, it’s important to still get plenty of exercise.

The Best E-Book Yet: 40Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

Kleinspiration

Tools in Education Series created by our friend Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi , as we have been publishing articles about his different works for over a year. Dr. Amin has created some great guides to using Web 2.0 technology and I''ve received a lot of positive feedback on how these tools have helped many in the classroom. Today I am happy to very happy to present his landmark new piece, 40 Must-know Web 2.0 If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0 Web 2.0

How to transition out of teaching and into your next career

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Daphne Williams is a former teacher who became a consultant working for a large educational company and currently works full time as an Instructional Designer. During her speaking engagements for the company at educational conferences, teachers often asked her how she got out of teaching. Listen to the interview in the podcast player or read the abbreviated transcript below. No time to read now? You do not have to sacrifice everything to be a good person.

Internet Safety and Information - what data do the big companies collect?

Educational Technology Guy

However, there are some drawbacks and everyone is concerned about their data and what the big tech companies collect about them. I'm a huge user and proponent of Google Apps, but I'm also careful with what I put online anywhere. This infographic shows some of the data and information that Google, Facebook and Apple have and collect about their users. It is a good resource to use when teaching digital literacy and internet safety. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

How to Champion the Four C’s in the Classroom

Kyle Pace

This article is a guest post cross-posted at Edsurge for their “Fifty States Project: Stories from the 2015-2015 Edtech Classroom” The flood of edtech tools that teachers are presented with has been staggering over the last several years, and continues to be this way. In fact, just typing “edtech industry” into a Google search quickly can show the magnitude of the edtech business world. What will my students be able to do when using XYZ?

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Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered!

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered! I get so many questions about Google Certification that I decided to put together this dedicated post that answers the most frequently asked questions. googleCE #googleET #gsuiteedu Click To Tweet.

How to Fight Phishing in Your School District

Leadership Lounge

Fast-growing phishing scams — where perpetrators use social engineering tactics to trick people into giving up information — are targeting school districts and businesses alike. And these perpetrators are crafty; they research organizational charts and reporting structures from your district’s website to find enough information to start their scam. I am tied up in a meeting and there is urgent matter i need you to take care of.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts from Ctrl Alt Achieve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom. With ideas for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings for all subjects and ages, you’ll want to scroll down and follow the links in our enhanced show notes. I’m not down to the 40 Hours some teachers get to, but I’m so much more efficient.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Taken from their popular ISTE 2018 session , learn about the next evolution of Hyperdocs and how they’re being used in the classroom. Learn how at coolcatteacher.com/vr , and see the virtual reality video I shot using my Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset. Listen to the Show.

How to Champion the Four C’s in the Classroom

Kyle Pace

This article is a guest post cross-posted at Edsurge for their “Fifty States Project: Stories from the 2015-2015 Edtech Classroom” The flood of edtech tools that teachers are presented with has been staggering over the last several years, and continues to be this way. In fact, just typing “edtech industry” into a Google search quickly can show the magnitude of the edtech business world. What will my students be able to do when using XYZ?

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Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, infographic pro, Eileen Lennon, shares how she uses infographics, creates them, and why they’re such a powerful tool. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon. Visit www.coolcatteacher.com/econ for more information and remember to tweet out your pics about how you teach your students using #PowerofEcon. They wanted to look at things.

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What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. A settlement that would have created a Book Rights Registry and made it possible to access the Google Books corpus through public-library terminals ultimately died, rejected by a federal judge in 2011.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. This is one to share with your history department. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/edtech and plan your professional development for 2018. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e225. We’re talking about five free tech tools to try in social studies lessons!

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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Teachers are using these technologies to send learners on virtual field trips or getting students to keep track of their steps, cardio, and health with fitness bands. For your next classes, go beyond getting students to read and learn only from worksheets and books. Integrate virtual reality, augmented reality, or wearables to create meaningful learning experiments for students. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go.

Home Learning with Choice Boards During School Closures – SULS056

Shake Up Learning

As we all find new ways to teach and learn during this unprecedented time, I want to share how you approach home learning with choice boards during school closures. In this episode with classroom teacher, Laura Steinbrink, you will learn how she is using choice and flexibility to reach the needs of her students. Laura is creating a week’s worth of activities on one choice board with both online and offline options to make sure everything is equitable.

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5 Must-Have Google Search Tips for Students

Graphite Blog

For those of us who remember a time before the internet, using Google for research might feel strange -- like being thrust from the cozy confines of a favorite library straight into the Wild West of the web. Most of us begin any simple quest for knowledge with a Google search.

Getting Started with Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality

Shake Up Learning

The post Getting Started with Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Bring Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality into Your Classroom – Part 1. You’ve heard the hype, but are you ready to bring virtual reality or VR to your classroom? Getting started with Google Expeditions and virtual reality can sound complicated, so I’ve decided to break it down for you in this article.

5 Must-Have Google Search Tips for Students

Graphite Blog

For those of us who remember a time before the internet, using Google for research might feel strange -- like being thrust from the cozy confines of a favorite library straight into the Wild West of the web. But in today’s world, it’s impossible to ignore Google Search as a legitimate tool for research. Most of us begin any simple quest for knowledge with a Google search. But is Google OK for formal research? Essential Tips for Google Research 1.

Corona Virus & Remote Learning

EdTechTeacher

schools and districts are looking for ways to administer remote learning in an effort to keep their community safe. To that end, we at EdTechTeacher have compiled a brief list of resources below: General information : Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). General EdTech: EdTech companies offering FREE support and/or access to schools affected by COVID19 closures. by Tom Daccord.

How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?

MindShift

Take a look at this question: How do modern novels represent the characteristics of humanity? Would you scribble down your thoughts — or would you Google it? Terry Heick, a former English teacher in Kentucky, had a surprising revelation when his eighth- and ninth-grade students quickly turned to Google. “What they would do is they would start Googling the question, ‘How does a novel represent humanity?’ To see more, visit [link

5 Must-Have Google Search Tips for Students

Graphite Blog

For those of us who remember a time before the internet, using Google for research might feel strange -- like being thrust from the cozy confines of a favorite library straight into the Wild West of the web. But in today’s world, it’s impossible to ignore Google Search as a legitimate tool for research. Most of us begin any simple quest for knowledge with a Google search. But is Google OK for formal research? Essential Tips for Google Research 1.

Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

EdTechTeam

Students gather around the lab table helping one of the group members focus in on a specimen on a flat panel screen from a USB camera connected to the microscope. Once focused, the students capture the image and insert it into Google Slides and label the image on the slide. Another group of students is using a remote sensor that is strapped to a matchbox car traveling through banked turns and loops. We would like to offer a middle of the road perspective.