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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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iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to show your cursor on the iPad screen? Want to find the cents button? Want to help a student with a unique character spell their name? Today, Tony Vincent shares six ideas every iPad teacher needs to know. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Students who use Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, iPads, or any other device can now create books with this versatile, easy-to-use app. Standards: I’m using this project as a summary of all the graphic design lessons that I’ve taught my students, everything from color to fonts.

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. What’s the best way to define a makerspace? For Laura Fleming, library media specialist at New Milford High School in New Jersey, a library makerspace is a unique learning environment that encourages tinkering, play and open-ended exploration for all. When makerspaces really work, they are open to the entire student body,” she says. “It’s Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs.

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.

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. What’s the best way to define a makerspace? For Laura Fleming, library media specialist at New Milford High School in New Jersey, a library makerspace is a unique learning environment that encourages tinkering, play and open-ended exploration for all. When makerspaces really work, they are open to the entire student body,” she says. “It’s Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs.

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.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

edWeb.net

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Now, using 3DBear , I’m able to offer students a classroom where they can create and share. Also, I’m able to easily assess and share their work in AR.

How Genrefication Makes School Libraries More Like Bookstores

MindShift

For 12 years Jennifer Taylor watched kids come into the library at McCaffrey Middle School in Galt, California and struggle: “We’d have rows and rows of books, and they don’t know what to pick.” Librarians wield circulation statistics to support their claims of genrefication success.

Seven Things to do this Summer to Prepare for Your Flipped Class

Turning Learning On Its Head

Yet, on the other hand, summer gave me time to rejuvenate, play, and learn. One of the beauties of summer is that there is more time to learn and prepare for the coming year. Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement (Bergmann, Sams). Assessments.

An Educator's Challenge! iPads in an Elementary Classroom

MSEDTechie

As a 21st century educator, it is quite a difficult task, rather a huge challenge to prepare students for college and work-place experiences that don''t even exist yet. Each year, I am seeing more and more students entering elementary school with technology knowledge greater than ever before.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. They love to play.

Why Kids Can’t Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student’s Need to Move

The CoolCatTeacher

Students have reasons for how they behave, particularly if they have learning differences and learn in unique ways. 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.

5 Ways to Connect with Your Students Over the Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Connie Hamilton @conniehamilton gives us five ways to connect with our students over the summer. Download the PDF transcript by clicking here or scroll down to read the transcript on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show.

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region. This school year, I have… allow[ed] my students to work collaboratively while making,” shared Detweiler. “I

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. So how hard is it?

Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 1st, 2014 There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library. The great majority of these events are free to attend. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution.

10 New Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers – From Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

Several summers ago, I wrote 10 Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers in response to a request from a Summer Workshop participant. For this update, I would like to credit the fantastic work of Kristen Wideen and Meghan Zigmond. Assessing Fluency. How To Writing.

12 Awesome Ideas for Ending the School Year

Teacher Reboot Camp

Before the year ends I aim to get students to review, reflect, and connect. Some of your students are probably super excited to begin their summers or might be restless from testing. You may get students to write a few extra just in case your class size increases!

How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms

Edsurge

How often do you hear your fellow educators talking about data, data, and more data? This will not be another article about how you need to use data to drive your instruction. You already know how to do that. Instead, let's take a look at some ways to use data regularly in your classroom and take some of the pain out of obtaining it to differentiate instruction. These are painless assessment tools.

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#Flipclass Workflow

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Rookies want to know how to make flipping work with class procedures, and veterans are always tweaking what they do. Edmodo, Curriculet, and Google Drive are essential to productive workflow in my class. Students go to Curriculet for reading texts.

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6 Key Principles That Make Finnish Education a Success

Edsurge

I’ve worked as an elementary and primary school teacher here in Finland for more than a decade, and spent five years as a vice principal as well. Some might assume that this is because we pay our teachers the most, but according to recent figures, Finland is not among the top 10 when it comes to teachers’ salaries. The students set goals, solve problems and assess their learning based on set targets. In elementary schools, we don’t have templates for evaluation.

Video Book Trailer Awards

The Daring Librarian

On September 27th, School Library Journal will ask readers to vote for the best video trailers that promote books and encourage reading. Winners will be announced at the School Library Journal Leadership Summit on the Future of Reading on October 22, 2010 in Chicago.

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Kiddom Planner: A Highly-effective Tool for your Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the decades, I’ve come to realize that the product (a completed lesson plan) is less important than the process of organizing my thoughts, thinking about the needs of the students, searching for the right resources, and figuring out the best way to help students achieve goals.

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Top 10 Tips for Launching Your Makerspace

techlearning

As two in-the-trenches K–12 librarians who have just created our own makerspace, we want to offer encouragement to those thinking about creating their own makerspaces. PICK A PROJECT Ask students what they’re excited to see and try in the space.

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction

Kleinspiration

After returning from my amazing visit to the Scholastic Headquarters in New York, I''ve been reflecting on a few of the conversations I had with my new friends. So, I felt the need to share it with all of you. Each of these individuals had so much to offer. How could this be?

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Isn’t Facebook a place to share personal information, stay in touch with friends and families, post pictures of weddings and birthdays? So why do students turn to it for news? Optionally, they can take a quiz and send results to the teacher. How Stuff Works.

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#EdClusters16 Post-Convening Summary

Digital Promise

EdClusters16 brought more than 140 leading educators, ed-tech entrepreneurs, funders, researchers, and thought leaders to collaborate, work, and learn together. Explore How EdClusters Work and What they Do. edclusters16 @GinaRaimondo calling all innovators to RI!

Fuel Education Expands Reading Literacy Platform for Schools and Districts

techlearning

It now offers more than 13,000 high-quality, leveled eBooks to help schools boost their balanced literacy program for students in grades K–12 to improve reading skills. According to a recent news report , the United States’ world ranking fell from fifth to 13 over a five year period.

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6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking

MindShift

In fact, the dread of speaking can actually interfere with students’ ability to learn. So how can we design speaking activities that don’t make our students’ hearts race and palms sweat? Here are a few digital storytelling tools to help get your ELLs talking. Elementary ).

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

edWeb.net

The student, they said, should be at the center of all educational efforts, especially when the goal is to improve outcomes. Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture ,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed., What assessments do they use now?

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What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

This year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning. For 2019, our IT emphasis will be on cybersecurity and on high-availability, high-resiliency, high-speed wireless access to support 24 x 7 x 365 learning. Kristina Stratton, principal, Westside Elementary School, Florida. “In

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. How strong is the company’s K-12 track record?

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. These solutions will be offered to school librarians in the U.S.

What student choice and agency actually looks like

eSchool News

Student agency, which we might loosely define as students’ ability to influence their own learning, undoubtedly plays a critical role in education. Many schools and districts see the value in it, but it has often been difficult to achieve.

Four Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation – from Beth Holland & Sabba Quidwai

EdTechTeacher

Never before has there been a time in education where students possessed a device so powerful that it allowed them to be graphic designers, movie makers, editors, directors, authors, developers, music makers and more. Self-reliance is one of the most important skills to develop early on.