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Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Nicole Naditz on episode 478 Standards-based grading — where students are assessed by specific standards — is being discussed or implemented in many districts. Blog: [link] Twitter: @NicoleNaditz.

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Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Cooper on episode 292 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work.

Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher #27 Interview with Suzy Lolley From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When you have shared iPads, Seesaw is a fantastic way to get the work off the iPads and into the online classroom. Blog: [link].

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

A sponsored post by GradeCam From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This past week, I took a tour of GradeCam, and in this post, I’ll share with you the features of this system and how it can save you time as a teacher. Make assessment simple.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Kelly Gary on episode 265 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elementary Math can be exciting. Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

The #5 Show of Season 3 with Mike Roberts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Want to know how to make your own podcast?

How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

episode 134 with Karen Voglesang on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 37 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. Learn how to get results. Blog: [link].

How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope King on episode 306 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. I do not want to be there.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Sean Nank on episode 228 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Plus, I’ll tell you how to get your free 30-day trial.

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Voglesang on episode 209 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. Resources to Learn More.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Dr. Kimberly Tyson and Dr. Angela Peery on episode 94 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Download the transcript PDF by clicking here or scroll down to read it on this page.

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5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Aspinall on Episode 396 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Here are your ideas to get started. Even if you cannot attend live, you can sign up to review the links and transcripts later. Listen to the show. Blog: [link].

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Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Lisa Scumpieru on episode 187 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more.

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5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Kimberly Mitchell in Episode 360 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kimberly Mitchell talks about how we can promote inquiry in the classroom. ” Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Tony Vincent on episode 247 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Want to show your cursor on the iPad screen? Want to find the cents button? Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games.

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Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura Dennis on episode 317 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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.

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Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Edpuzzle From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This blog post is sponsored by Edpuzzle. 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.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray in the #4 episode of the year so far From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students who use Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, iPads, or any other device can now create books with this versatile, easy-to-use app. How Does Book Creator Work?

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by SMART Technologies From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When they voted to eliminate a photo, they’d remove it until we selected the final photograph. I love standing back like I did today to watch them work.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray on episode 235 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

Matthew Farber on episode 268 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Blog: [link].

Trevor MacKenzie: 5 Ideas to Bring the Inquiry Mindset into Your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Trevor MacKenzie on episode 315 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Fantastic ideas to bring the inquiry mindset into the classroom including curiosity jars, provocations and more. Blog: trevormackenzie.com.

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Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray

The CoolCatTeacher

Barbara Bray on episode 174 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She teaches us strategies and helps us think about how to make our classrooms better. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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District Leadership: Teacher-Driven Curriculum Design

The CoolCatTeacher

Steven Weber on episode 319 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn how this process not only helps develop curriculum, it also develops teacher leaders and promotes the important conversations that need to happen.

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Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Kristen Mattson on episode 242 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher/e242. Vicki: How interesting. How are you doing that?

5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive

The CoolCatTeacher

Rebecca Klemm on episode 175 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Rebecca Klemm @ numbersalive shares how to help numbers come alive for all ages. From toddler to teenager to Ph.D.,

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Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jodie Pierpoint on episode 243 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Kayla Delzer: 3 Ways to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Kayla Delzer on episode 311 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kayla Delzer motivates us to relinquish control and empower students with three powerful examples. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 89 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Jarrod Robinson, the PE Geek, shares on episode 70 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jarrod Robinson @mrrobbo gives us the apps, tools, and mindset to rock physical education class. Blog: [link].

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5 Ways to Stop Bullying in Every School

The CoolCatTeacher

Rick Rando on episode 260 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Rick Rando, school empowerment speaker, shares what schools can do to help stop bullying. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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5 Ways NOT to Implement Next Generation Science Standards

The CoolCatTeacher

Patti Duncan on episode 275 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Enrique Cachafeiro on episode 204 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He also discusses how educators can join the innovators who are crafting and exploring this new education paradigm today.

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How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, it represents a last desperate attempt to qualify for the college of their dreams. I’ve based my selections on the following criteria: ease of use — accounts are easy to set up with access to both the site and materials quick and intuitive.

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Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Anne Collier on episode 169 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We talk about targets, those who bully and how to respond when helping those embroiled in this situation. It helps them get to hope.

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How to make time for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Last month, I had the privilege of observing a gathering of Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) districts in Concord, N.H. As such, performance assessments can take more time and expertise to grade than simple multiple-choice tests with one “right answer.”

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