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.

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. These sketchnoting resources will get you started with your students. You don’t have to have a ton of talent, just a little know-how.

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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 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! 3- How to Sign Up for Diigo [0:28].

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Top Fourteen Articles for Back to School

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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.

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. It took me two days to get used to but it isn’t that big of a problem for me.

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How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

In this blog post, I’ll share the vocabulary I use for teaching programming, how I teach with Metaverse, and some new features that help us manage our classroom as students program in AR and share with each other. This is because Metaverse is simple and easy to use.

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? Additional Resources.

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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.

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. How to build a PLN.

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Your Guide to Preventing and Responding to School Bullies

Waterford

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign founded by PACER to eradicate bullying across the country. According to school bullying statistics, 37% of children report having been bullied before, but only 31% of this number reported it to an adult.[5]

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How to Empower Students With Timely Knowledge Using “The Week”

The CoolCatTeacher

The Week is a valuable current events resource with timely information that helps students build their knowledge of current events. Each week comes with a lesson guide to help you plan and select appropriate topics of conversation.

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8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Immediately, we can start to help new teachers and help each other in the process. The research gives us some insight into how each of us can help other teachers thrive. We have to do better.

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Free toolkit "How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children”

Educational Technology Guy

Baylor University recently published the toolkit "How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children” that helps parents and teachers know what to look for in a STEM lesson and offers 9 examples of quality online resources.

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How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Useful Tools for Teachers Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools. How to Edit Your Padlet. Padlet Resources.

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America’s Education is Under Threat, Canon USA - How to be Cyberstrong (Free tips and resources)

Educational Technology Guy

Long imagined to target banks or high-tech facilities, cyberattacks are beginning to now focus on schools and education centers. In order to combat this, Canon U.S.A. Go in with your eyes wide open and you will be able to better see where strategies can be defined.

How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

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There are benefits to adopting web-based alternatives to paper: it’s easy to collaborate when everything’s online. teachers can provide feedback on projects that students respond to and resubmit. student work is simple to copy, back up, and share as needed.

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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.

How to Find the Best Learning Resources on GoConqr

GoConqr

Many students and teachers join GoConqr so that they can start creating their own learning resources and use our online tools to bring the concept of active learning to life. But there’s so much more to do. Accessing GoConqr’s Learning Resources Library.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

A secret to great teaching is to understand what students know. I’ve had times when one or two students begged me to move on because what I was teaching was “so easy” or they were “bored. We need them to master the material. We need to teach it.

How to Teach Social Media Safety

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These days, teachers should introduce students to the world of social media so they can begin to develop the skills they need to live a safe digital life. How can these skills be taught? This helps your students understand the need to filter what they say.

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? You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Cognitive overload happens to students and teachers. Often looking like ADHD, cognitive overload can happen for a variety of reasons including challenges to your working memory. Todd Finley some ways to help your students and yourself when you struggle with cognitive overload.

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How to Prepare for the SAT Essay

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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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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. How-to’s–how to use web tools, software, hardware, more.

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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

When Sheena Vaidyanathan teaches computer science to middle school students, she draws upon her experience as an art teacher. Tapping into students’ creativity is one of the keys to engaging more girls in what continues to be a male-dominated discipline. By Dennis Pierce.

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5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship? How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.) All of the nine topics that I like to teach begin with P: passwords, property, photographs, permissions, privacy, professionalism, permanence, and protection. I wrote about these in Reinventing Writing and in other articles. Resources.

How to Prepare for the SAT

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For many, it represents a last desperate attempt to qualify for the college of their dreams. In an earlier article , I focused on preparation for the essay portion of the SAT. Here are eleven options for SAT preparation, from my Top Five choices to six Honorable Mentions.

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Vetting Social Studies Resources Is Important. And Hard. Here’s How to Do It Well.

Edsurge

This article is part of our upcoming guide, Social Studies: It's Time to Reinvest. Digital resources abound, with various content advocating strong positions on gun rights, immigration, gender equality, and other hot-button issues. How do AP US History students use this resource?

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How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else. How to create accessible e-learning design. All students should be able to access it easily.

How to Incorporate Mindfulness into Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It is challenging to include those characteristics in classes when you are concurrently trying to achieve school goals, comply with curriculum timelines, juggle parent concerns, and blend your lessons with those of colleagues. Teach students to look at classmates while speaking.

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How to Wrap up Tech for the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you have a personal device, assigned by the school but yours to take home, the steps will be more numerous but really, not more complicated. Skip those that don’t apply to you and complete those that do. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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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. Check out [link] for these resources.

6 Articles With Ideas Or Resources For The Classroom

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How To Evaluate Digital Content: A 25 Point Checklist An article I wrote that I hope will prove useful to you when looking at the rest of the offerings in this section.

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.