Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race.

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How to Start a School Design Project

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Schools and teachers often use summer as a time to rethink classrooms and learning spaces. Here’s what to know. Access to materials or people?

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7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, I strive to have personal interest projects for just about everything. Whether you’re already having genius hour at your school or you want to get started, this blog post will give you ideas for getting started with genius hour, no matter the age or grade.

How to Prepare for the SAT Essay

Ask a Tech Teacher

Driven in part by the educational imperative to minimize student testing, what better solution than a test already heavily vetted as being inclusive and cross-cultural that many students are familiar with. In this article, I’ll focus on preparation for the SAT essay portion.

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Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

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. See Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers. How does that work?

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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. How Does Edpuzzle Work?

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23+ Tips to Help Kids Organize by Learning Styles

The CoolCatTeacher

As I organize my tenth grader for back-to-school, I’m realizing that we’re still missing some important items. I’m glad all of the products I mention here are in stock all year long at Staples because kids will need them to get organized. Take Home to Mom – A cheerleader folder.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research.

Flipping learning by design: How to use cognitive science research to design flipped classrooms that help people learn best

Turn to Your Neighbor

The Fall 2016 edition of Leadership: Journal of Post-secondary Leaders just published a new article called Flipping by Design. This article, written by me, lays out some tips for integrating cutting-edge cognitive science into the design of a flipped classroom.

Mathivating Kids to Get Excited About Math

The CoolCatTeacher

She literally speaks math and has exciting things to do each day of the week for her students. She also has quite an interesting way to handle difficult behavior including profanity.). Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Mathivating Kids to Get Excited About Math.

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How Ibram X Kendi’s Definition of Antiracism Applies to Schools

MindShift

Americans of all backgrounds are increasingly aware of how race affects every part of life in this country. Conversations about how to address racial injustice and how to create equitable systems are happening in many industries, including education.

Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Parent parties are fun, exciting ways to help parents and improve relationships. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e299.

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Find Open Access Articles Faster with UnPayWall

ProfHacker

It is a free Chrome/Firefox extension that helps you quickly find open access versions of articles you’re searching for. The icon that changes color is in the middle right of your screen, and not very conspicuous unless you know to look for it. How does that compare to Unpaywall?

Flipping learning by design: How to use cognitive science research to design flipped classrooms that help people learn best

Turn to Your Neighbor

The Fall 2016 edition of Leadership: Journal of Post-secondary Leaders just published a new article called Flipping by Design. This article, written by me, lays out some tips for integrating cutting-edge cognitive science into the design of a flipped classroom.

How to fight fake news

eSchool News

Twenty years ago, it was easier to identify fake news. Now, between the number of online information sites and the proliferation of social media apps, plus near constant mobile phone use, determining a story’s credibility seems to call for advanced detective skills.

How to Create a Dynamic Reading Experience

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create a Dynamic Reading Experience appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Create a Dynamic Reading Experience with Read&Write for Google Chr ome ! Use digital tools to do NEW THINGS, things that are not possible without technology.

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

And with that type of model in mind, it leads us to wonder what effect annual student influx has on technology adoption in the classroom and the cultural effect on the ability to experiment and personalize. Low Barrier to Entry. By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

The fascination over the differences between extroverts and introverts, how they communicate, and what they need, is by far, one of the most compelling topics over the past decade. There is no better time to recognize and make accommodating adjustments in both ecosystems.

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.

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How To Write My Introduction Paragraph

EdTechTeam

How to Create an Introduction. A persuasive essay is the place you have to convince an opponent that you are appropriate. For illustration, you can try out and persuade a professional gun handle lobbyist that rigid regulations are not the answer to a dilemma.

23 GSuite Ideas to Excite Your Students about Learning with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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Friday 5 — 4.15.2016

Perry Hewitt

What does it mean to be a minimum viable product manager? Brandon Chu provides a useful overview of where a product manager should focus his or her attention for optimal results, as well as competencies and tasks to leave by the wayside.

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A Definition Of Web Literacy (And How Students Can Benefit)

Educator Innovator

Chris Lawrence, VP of Learning at Mozilla, discusses why web literacy should be added as “the fourth R” to the three cornerstones of education—reading, writing, and arithmetic—to prepare learners with the skills necessary for the digital world. The student who is able to create online has a limitless array of tools. The student who is able to collaborate with peers on the Web can bring fresh, new perspectives to their work.

How to create focus, simplicity, and tranquility in the classroom

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Today I’ve invited Dan Tricarico to the show. You can imagine with a book title like that, I was sure Dan and I would have a ton of things in common, and I was so fortunate to get to spend time talking to him at a conference last year in New Jersey where we were both speaking.

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How to Tailor Your Message to Parents Using Living Newsletters

Hubbli

After all, how many times have you sent out a message to parents only to find out that half of them (or sometimes more!) Missing these updates can pose quite the problem for parents if they don’t show up when they’re supposed to simply because they did not get the message.

What France can teach us about how to to educate the most vulnerable 2-year-olds

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of a series that looks at what makes the 2-year-old year so critical and what could be done to better support toddlers in America. Like most of the people interviewed for this article, Kerrach spoke to me in French, through a translator.)

How to Evaluate Web Resources

Educational Technology Guy

The Internet has made tons of information readily available to students, but not all of it is accurate or even real. That is one of the biggest challenges facing students doing research online - how do I know if it is real/accurate/valid/worthwhile? This is definitely a critical tech skill that all students should have. Google Good to Know - online safety and data info Google Family Safety Center - help promote safety online.

How to Use Snapchat to Tell the Story of Your School – From Sabba

EdTechTeacher

The power of a story should not come as a surprise to anyone. As a result, we’ve seen lots of workshops, articles, and conversations about the importance of telling our story and the importance of tweeting, blogging, and branding. I know just how powerful these stories can be.

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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. How can students interact with the environment? Only you know the answer to that.

How to Make Short-Form Videos as Tutorials, and Why You Might Want To

ProfHacker

She begins with a quick review of some focus-group research and learning theory, suggesting that although screencasts aren’t very popular with students, there is good reason to suggest that audio-visual instruction is better than purely visual. How has it worked for you?

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How to Push the Boundaries of School with Dynamic Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Push the Boundaries of School with Dynamic Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Education, just like anything else, is loaded with trends, buzzwords, and enough acronyms to create alphabet soup! I’m not trying to invent the next new thing.

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations.

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How to Use Technology to Support ELLs in Your Classroom

Graphite Blog

It's hard to talk about them all as one group -- ELLs represent a diverse range of students in every sense. It's needless to say: Working with ELLs is often challenging and also highly rewarding. Because there are so many apps and edtech tools available today, you might expect to find lots of them made specifically for ELL, bilingual, or dual-immersion classrooms. So, what's the best way to find and use great digital tools with your ELLs?

5 Ideas for Fantastic Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you. They’re reading to us.

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