20 Back-to-School Articles

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On everything from get-to-know-you activities to getting yourself ready: 11+ Back-to-School Night Tips. 11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School. Great Back to School Classroom Activities. Back to School Bundle of Lesson Plans at a Great Price. Plan a Memorable Back to School Night. 5 Top Ways to Integrate Technology into the New School Year. 5 Ways to Involve Parents in Your Class. 5 Tools To Shake up the New Year.

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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6 articles on teacher-assigned summer reading

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here is a quick collection of six articles and blog posts on teacher-assigned summer reading: Rethinking summer reading. How to stop killing the love of reading. Want students to be more creative and innovative? The school year is ending for most children here in America, and that means we also often see the imposition of schoolwork on students’ free time over the summer months.

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Epic Sketchnoting Resources: How to Get Started Teaching Sketchnoting

The CoolCatTeacher

Useful Pedagogies and Tools for Educators Sketchnoting is not just an attractive way to take notes, it can improve retention and learning. You don’t have to have a ton of talent, just a little know-how. I’ll update these sketchnoting resources, so tweet me or leave a comment to add your favorites. Twitter Tip: If you want to find and share great sketchnotes, follow the # edusketch hashtag on Twitter. Smashing Magazine’s Article on Sketchnoting.

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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.

My Article For The TES: How to… Overcome classroom technophobia.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES). It was about my experience of technophobia as a teacher and how I overcame it. Click here to view the full article. Have you experienced technophobia? Let me know by commenting below. Tagged: edtech , education , learning , teaching , technology , technophobia , TES. education edtech learning teaching technology technophobia TES

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My Article For The TES: How to… Incorporate Tech Into Any Lesson.

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I was recently asked to write about a number of simple ways to incorporate tech into any lesson. Click here for the full article. Tagged: classroom technology , edtech , education , learning , teaching , tech , tech tools , technology. education classroom technology edtech learning teaching tech tech tools technology

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Top Fourteen Articles for Back to School

Ask a Tech Teacher

To help you adjust, here are the Top Ten articles on putting technology into your back-to-school plans: How to Prepare Students for PARCC Tests. 8 Tech Tools to Get to Know Your Students for Back to School. 5 Tools To Shake up the New Year. 3 Apps to Help Brainstorm Next Year’s Lessons. How to Build Your PLN. Back to School–Tech Makes it Easy to Stay On Top of Everything.

How to Use Diigo’s New Outlining Tool: Social Bookmarking Made Easy

The CoolCatTeacher

But how? Before students write, have them turn in their outlines to you. I teach how to get a private link for the outline. If you still want it in Microsoft Word or Google Docs, I even show you how to export your outline! Then, why do we have students printing a fifty page Wikipedia article or a 10-page document to verify one quotation? You can even link Diigo to other services like Evernote using IFTTT.com. But how?

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My article for the TES: How to… Use technology to support assessment.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES). Read the full article by clicking here. It was about ways tech tools can support assessment in the classroom. Have you got any other tech tools which help when assessing pupils? Leave a comment below. Tagged: apps , assessment , edtech , education , tech , technology. education apps assessment edtech tech technology

Teaching students how to manage digital distractions

Neo LMS

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. When we think of distractions, we think of students using their devices for nonclass purposes, the ones that have to be on TikTok all the time or respond to messages as soon as a notification pops up.

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Article for TES: How to make sure your students stay safe online, whatever their age

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I recently wrote an article for The Times Educational Supplement (TES). The article features teaching ideas and tips for how to keep children safe online. Click this link to access the full article. education teachers edtech teaching technology cyberbullying e-safety internet safety online education technology in the classroom

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. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e258. So Heidi, tell us about this opportunity and what you’re going to be doing. How can we follow along? Go to: [link].

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How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

The CoolCatTeacher

You might need to turn off blue light on your phone. ” We’ve known this since 2006 , This Psychology Today article can help explain why your teenager may be awake ALL NIGHT. I recorded a quick video and am telling everyone I know to make sure they set their iPhones and iPads up this way — especially for kids. I turn off blue light in the evening until the morning so that if I have to look at my phone, it won’t wake me up so much. How to Guides.

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

Neo LMS

For schools where traditional learning has been the norm, the transfer from the classroom to emergency remote learning has presented many practical challenges. Many of these have to do with access, such as connecting students to devices and the internet and finding resources that will work in digital form. How does one transform a curriculum that is significantly reliant on hands-on, collaborative activities into one that can be meaningfully experienced at home?

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5 Teacher Myths and How to Dispel Them: The Truth About Teaching in America

The CoolCatTeacher

— These are just two of the myths that social studies teacher Aaron Pribble tackles in this motivating, uplifting talk about what it is really like to be a teacher in America today. 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. 5 Teacher Myths and How to Dispel them. So when are you going to do it?

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10 Digital Citizenship Articles You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top digital citizenship resources according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: 19 Topics to Teach in Digital Citizenship–and How. How to Teach 3rd Graders About Digital Citizenship. How the Internet Neighborhood is Like Any Other Community. How to Thrive as a Digital Citizen. Teach Digital Citizenship with … Minecraft. Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts. What a Teacher Can Do About Cyberbullying.

My Article For The TES: How To… Plan Engaging Maths Lessons.

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I recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES) about 5 simple ways to engage students in maths lessons. Click here to view the full article. Tagged: edtech , education , math teachers , maths , maths lessons , teachers , teaching , teaching ideas , teaching strategies. education edtech math teachers maths maths lessons teachers teaching teaching ideas teaching strategies

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How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

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If your teaching has been moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, learn which webtools make online learning exciting for kids and easy for you in this class–starts March 23rd! Click to sign up. The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. To enroll, click the link above and sign up. tech ed eBooks and articles. Know what to do, but have questions.

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10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top Math-and-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics. How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields. 32 Websites to Support Math Automaticity in K-5. 3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class. How to Teach Students to Solve Problems. Lesson plans about math and tech: How to Achieve Common Core with Tech: the Math Strand.

How to Protect Students From Fake News

Edudemic

The post How to Protect Students From Fake News appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured For Students How To News Social Media Tools classroom featured student engagement tips for teachers zuckerbergFor those raised in the information age, life without the internet is no life at all.

How to Handle Homesick Students

Edudemic

There are several techniques teachers and parents can use to handle homesick students for a happier school experience. The post How to Handle Homesick Students appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured How To Tools apps classroom classroom tools featured helping students tips for teachersKnow the signs of homesickness.

How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom

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Mobile devices have become an important part of the modern classroom, and an ever-growing number of educators are turning to Chromebooks in the classroom. The post How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured For Students Online Learning Tools classroom technology classroom tools digital tools edtech educational tools featured google helping students How To technology tips for teachers tools web tools

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. The challenge — whether it’s rearranging the furniture or planning a complete school renovation — is to make these changes in a way that goes beyond aesthetics and actually results in an environment that sparks curiosity. Here’s what to know. Access to materials or people?

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How to Crowdfund Your Classroom

Edudemic

In fact, this Forbes article explains that teachers spend an average of $513 each year on classroom supplies, books, and their own professional development. The post How to Crowdfund Your Classroom appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured How To crowdsource featured finance online resources If you’re like most teachers, you spend a crazy amount of your own money on your classroom.

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. This young man made an app for his genius hour at school and has some great feedback to help us teachers revise and improve genius hour. ” They want to do work for an audience.

How to Build Your PLN

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’ You might even understand the purpose of a PLN–to provide educators with a collaborative learning environment–but think you don’t need one, or staff development provided by your school is all you can handle. According to D. More simply, it’s: …an extended group of knowledgeable people you reach out to for answers, and trust to guide your learning. If they don’t know how, they’ll have a friend who does.

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How to Use Google Apps

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Here’s a collection of Ask a Tech Teacher articles addressing individual Google Apps: Google Docs. This isn’t meant to be comprehensive. If your favorite Google App isn’t listed and you’d like me to review it, fill out the form below: Loading… More articles on Google Apps: How do I teach Google Drive to K/1? Google Drawings. Google Forms. Google Hangouts. Google Keep. Google Voice.

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How to Confront and Eliminate Bullying

Edudemic

Left unaddressed, bullying can lead to serious problems for all those involved. The following article offers tools to identify bullying and help you get to the root of the problem. The post How to Confront and Eliminate Bullying appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured How To bullying featured helping students student issuesBullying is the unfortunate outward effect of conflict between students.

How to Create an Engaging Virtual Classroom

EdTechTeam

In fact, with all that is going on in education as a response to the pandemic, we could give these emotions more honest monikers like anxiety, worry, trepidation, fear, and discomfort. This is usually something that, as we gain in experience, we are able to do with greater fluidity.

How to Fight Plagiarism in Your Classroom

Edudemic

In 2011, Edutopia published an article discussing how to combat plagiarism. Four years later, we are still looking for ways to fix this problem. In this article, we’ll look at how to identify plagiarism and how to prevent it. The post How to Fight Plagiarism in Your Classroom appeared first on Edudemic. Articles How To plagiarism prevention tips for teachers

Virtual Teaching Ideas: Fisher, Frey and Hattie

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The advice in Fisher, Frey & Hattie’s Distance Learning Playbook can help create a virtual environment that looks and feels more like the physical one we’re used to. Distance learning is uncharted territory for most teachers, but Covid-19 has forced it upon us, says Tan Huynh.

How to Get Free Classroom Supplies and Teaching Materials

Edudemic

Increasingly, Lilliputian budgets force teachers to reach into their own pockets to buy school supplies and teaching materials. In fact, according to a recent Forbes article, teachers spent an average of $513 of their own money on classroom materials in the 2013-2014 school year. The post How to Get Free Classroom Supplies and Teaching Materials appeared first on Edudemic. Articles How To classroom tools crowdsource featured funding teaching tools

Here’s How to Get Started with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher is a group of tech ed professionals who work together to offer you tech tips, advice, pedagogic discussion, lesson plans, and anything else we can think of to help you integrate tech into your classroom. Our primary focus is to provide technology-in-education-related information for educators–teachers, administrators, homeschoolers, and parents. Here’s how to get started on our blog : Read our varied columns. Hello!

How to use design thinking in the classroom

Neo LMS

With the rebellion against standardized tests and “one-size-fits-all” schools, design thinking has become, for some, the antidote to the industrialization of education. But when we drill down to how design thinking is actually demonstrated in schools, we often find nothing more than annual challenges to create towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows. Design thinking, when implemented well, can disrupt this system and empower our students to think independently.

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