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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. Jennifer Gonzalez is updating her Teachers Guide to Technology for 2018. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example.

How to Build Great Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Dan Brown talks about practical things we can do to help build great teachers. From best practices to policy, Dan shares what works (and some of what doesn’t.) It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.

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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. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. We created Assessment Items.

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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Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Jennifer gives you a description in simple language, a screenshot of the tool in action and then a play button that takes you to a video about how the tool works. How’s that going?

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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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Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

On today’s show Matthew Farber, author of Game-Based Learning In Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games , talks about how to use games in the classroom effectively. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e26 8.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Kayla Delzer motivates us to relinquish control and empower students with three powerful examples. From student-led social media to students calling parents with score reports and student-led conferencing, these three ideas can help empower students in your classroom. It has to be kind.

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Understanding ADHD and Helping Kids Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Having been diagnosed with ADHD herself, Katherine is uniquely positioned to help us understand what to do to help children with ADHD and their parents. Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22. to organize.

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Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Kristen Mattson, author of Digital Citizenship in Action talks about how they’ve integrated digital citizenship into all of their courses at her school and how you can too. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher/e242.

5 Ways to Stop Bullying in Every School

The CoolCatTeacher

Rick Rando, school empowerment speaker, shares what schools can do to help stop bullying. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 5 Ways to Stop Bullying in Every School. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher/e260. Rick: Well, basically, it all comes down to culture.

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Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Topics include: How to get kids moving as you teach programming. How to engage young women in Computer Science Programming. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

He also discusses how educators can join the innovators who are crafting and exploring this new education paradigm today. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e204.

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5 Reasons to Try a Whole Novel Approach in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Ariel Sacks, author of Whole Novels for the Whole Class , shares five reasons to try a whole novel approach. She also explains how this approach works and some advantages for teachers. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq. And trying to support that.

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Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned?

This teacher has her kindergarteners building web pages on Chromebooks #Gafe4littles

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. See how Gradecam can save you time and speed up your grading. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Personalizing the Curriculum with the Learning Journey Model

The CoolCatTeacher

That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. If you’re a US public school teacher of grades 6-12, you and your students just need to come up with a STEAM idea that can help your community. Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more.

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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.

5 Ways to Flip Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Five Ways to Flip Your Classroom.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Jadrian Wooten remembers professors instructing him to check out DVD clips from the library when he was an undergrad. And they like to use video to get foundational information super fast.” So we decided to help them with video production and distribution.”

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How to Create Deeper Student Learning Experiences Through Authentic Questions

MindShift

Excerpted from Think Like Socrates: Using Questions to Invite Wonder and Empathy Into the Classroom, Grades 4-12 copyright 2018 by Shanna Peeples. They need to understand that in the real world no one is going to care about their ideas,” he said.

How to Find Great Edtech Talent? Look in Unusual Places.

Edsurge

But sector-switchers can be an indispensable asset to education organizations in pursuit of innovation, bringing sharp skills honed elsewhere. And with a fresher set of eyes on your challenges, a sector switcher’s biggest asset may actually be their limited education knowledge, which allows them to question, challenge, and often break through stale approaches that can come from only hiring from within or within education. To find them, try these tactics: 1.

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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. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Acquisition & the Teacher

Fractus Learning

Textbooks all focus on it, seminars are dedicated to it and training programs will not pass you if you cannot demonstrate it in your classroom. I’ll start by readdressing Student Centred Learning, outlining what our goal really is when we decide to work towards a student-centered classroom.

All 4’s and 5’s: Secrets to AP Teaching Success

The CoolCatTeacher

AP US History Teacher, Andrew Sharos, talks about how to create a collaborative environment that helps students learn and succeed in AP courses. It definitely isn’t just drill and practice, but a team experience that starts with a relationship.

Different Schools for a Different World

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Scott McLeod, co-author of Different Schools for a Different World , has a frank conversation about the change that needs to happen, how long it will take to happen, and the next steps for promoting creativity in schools. Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. See how Gradecam can save you time and speed up your grading.

Not Just Numbers: How Educators Are Using Data in the Classroom

Edsurge

If you’re an educator, chances are you’ve heard the phrase “data-driven instruction,” where you’re asked to constantly assess, analyze, and adjust how you teach students. How do you collect it? To shed some light on the questions above, EdSurge talked to six educators to get their take. Today’s tools offer new forms of data, and figuring which ones are most appropriate to your needs can be daunting.

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A Teenage Bullying Story

The CoolCatTeacher

Sarah Beeghley @the-geeky_girl has been called by a US Senator to tell her story as part of anti-bullying legislation. Hear her story or triumph and advice to teachers. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

The NEO team will be heading to London next week to attend The BETT Show 2019 , between January 23-26. For many teachers, edtech conferences are a major highlight of the school year and a great opportunity to connect with fellow educators. It is time to blend your classroom?

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house. For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. School buyers have some requirements but they’re also open to persuasion.

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Can digital also mean low-tech? Yes, and it can enhance teaching

The Christensen Institute

With Digital Learning Day around the corner, many teachers may be inundated with research, how-to’s, and intricate tools, all revolving around the descriptor “digital.” But does digital technology need to be that complicated? . Schools should consider powerful low-tech solutions, not just the latest gadget @OfficialDLDay Click To Tweet. Technology doesn’t have to be synonymous with difficult.

What can parents do to keep their kids safe in the context of cyberbullying?

Neo LMS

From Silk Road-style dark websites trading in drugs, arms and bomb kits to sophisticated phishing syndicates to vicious comment trolls, going online can sometimes mean running the gamut from criminals to sociopaths to terrorists.

A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)

Edsurge

billion on education software each year, according to estimates from the Software and Information Industry Association. Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used. For many districts, it takes time and a bit of Excel wizardry to download data from each software provider, then combine and distill the information into a single dashboard. “We

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K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Today they talk about what makes a great learning video and how to select good videos on YouTube for K-6 students. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. Vicki: Today we are talking to Joanna and Matt Pace.

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