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.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. She talks about how every teacher can make their classroom more exciting and why it is necessary. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. WE get to choose.

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How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Resources to Learn More.

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Station Rotation Model: Alternative Group Formations

Catlin Tucker

Teachers see my examples which show four separate groups and assume that all station rotations must have four groups. Below are some of the most common comments I hear and my responses to teachers struggling to conceptualize how to use this model with their students. #1

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How To Teach A Group Of ESL Students Who Are At Different Levels-Tips From Teachers From HAWO American Academy

EdNews Daily

Imagine walking into a class or signing on as an online teacher to work with a new classroom of ESL students. Next, you go over to meet your next student to introduce yourself, but you notice this student looks at you with complete confusion. Click to tweet.

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How to Make Your Teaching Something Special

The CoolCatTeacher

Rushton Hurley, author of Making Your Teaching Something Special: 50 Ways to Become a Better Teacher , gives us ideas to build rapport, review for tests, and improve our teaching that will help us be better teachers. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq.

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7 Authentic Assessment Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessments have become a critical piece to education reform. To prepare students well for college and career means they must deeply learn the material and its application to their lives and future learning.That means assessing student knowledge authentically and accountably.

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve. before they assign group work.

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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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Keep your software up-to-date.

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Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, Amy Cooper talks about how this is done, the advantages, and insights on student motivation. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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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Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. In today’s ThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. I’ve learned not to try.

Blended Learning: Designing a Whole Group Rotation with StudySync

Catlin Tucker

In my book, Blended Learning in Action , I included a chapter on the Whole Group Rotation, which is a modern spin on the Lab Rotation. Unfortunately, many teachers are not explicitly trained on blended learning models and are unsure how to weave the online elements into their practice.

How to flip your class with quizzes in 5 steps

Turn to Your Neighbor

I am going to give you a quiz!” Rather than quiz as punishment, we use the mini-tests to check in on our students before a more substantial, high stakes exam or assessment. Indeed, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, a quiz is by definition a test of knowledge.

Mathivating Kids to Get Excited About Math

The CoolCatTeacher

She literally speaks math and has exciting things to do each day of the week for her students. She also has quite an interesting way to handle difficult behavior including profanity.). Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Mathivating Kids to Get Excited About Math.

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The underestimated resource for personalized learning (and how to get more of it)

The Christensen Institute

When schools think about incorporating personalized learning, it may seem intuitive to consider resources like specific technologies or professional development plans. 3 ways to find time for personalized learning. Consider blended learning as a tool to rethink teacher time.

Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

edWeb.net

“While we (teachers) are not always comfortable with technology, we need to think about students first and work through our challenges to make things better for them,” said Sharon Plante, Director of Technology for the Southport School, Southport, CT, during a recent edWebinar.

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. We’ll also be hosting a free webinar where I give you a behind-the-scenes look at how I set up my Learning Management System on November 30 at 4:30 EST. Register here. My students need to be ready.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

When they voted to eliminate a photo, they’d remove it until we selected the final photograph. In this post, I’ll be sharing seven pedagogical shifts that make interactive displays a key to a student-centered classroom. I love standing back like I did today to watch them 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. He was kind enough to write my forward.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. You get to use a lot of your creativity more.”.

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How to Make Assessment Meaningful this School Year | By @EduSight

TeacherCast

My goal was to really listen to what the educators had to say, and to try to understand what problems they faced every day. Here are the top 3 things I learned about how teachers can make assessment more meaningful every day!

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Fantastic ideas to bring the inquiry mindset into the classroom including curiosity jars, provocations and more. Trevor MacKenzie gives us ideas to help kids become excited and curious. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e315.

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169 Tech Tips #160–14 Assessment Strategies

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: #160–14 Assessment Strategies. Category: ASSESSMENTS. These fourteen strategies are well-suited to formative assessment: Does student use prior tech skills to complete current lesson? Does student save to their digital portfolio?

How to find, curate, and assess OER

eSchool News

As schools and districts try to reduce textbook costs and digitize instructional resources, one of the struggles many teachers have is finding good repositories of open education resources (OER). The first step is to know how to access OER resources. How to find OER.

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How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Since classrooms are so diverse, curricula need to meet this diversity. However, most often than not, teachers need to meet the same curriculum goals for all their students. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is thought to be the solution to the above problem.

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Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray

The CoolCatTeacher

She teaches us strategies and helps us think about how to make our classrooms better. Note: There were so many great quotes in this show, I’ve made some graphics for you to share. Score assessments, generate reports and transfer grades automatically. So how can we do that?

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3 Ways Monsters and Minecraft Can Drive Great Teaching and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Want your school to use Minecraft? This is THE episode to share ! How do you talk to kids about Minecraft in the classroom? How you can lead even when students know more about Minecraft than you do. How machinima is changing. Want to talk about Minecraft.

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What does assessment without testing look like?

eSchool News

Educators at all levels agree on the need to assess what their students know, but a growing number of them find that tests are not the best way to do it. This trio of educators has found innovative ways to empower their students to show what they know.

5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Rebecca Klemm @ numbersalive shares how to help numbers come alive for all ages. From toddler to teenager to Ph.D., Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. 5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive.

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How to Create a Tech-based Curriculum Using the SAMR Model

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a question I get often from teachers: How do I teach my state/national/international curriculum using technology? When I first addressed this issue about fifteen years ago, there weren’t any tools to make this happen. Here’s how it works: Substitution.

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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.

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. I only want this to include high quality up-to-date information, so if you think anything needs to be added or changed, leave a comment. .

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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How to flip your class with quizzes in 5 steps

Turn to Your Neighbor

Did you ever scramble at the warning from your own teachers during class, “y’all better do your work…or else…I am going to give you a quiz!” Indeed, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, a quiz is by definition a test of knowledge.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jarrod Robinson @mrrobbo gives us the apps, tools, and mindset to rock physical education class. This conversation is so much fun and will give PE teachers and coaches lots of ideas for using technology to improve sports performance and get fit. Today we talk to my favorite P.E.

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Standout with these 5 Lesson Improvement Tips

Wisewire

Tedious, time-consuming, and difficult are among the most common words used to describe the process. Small businesses that have a plan in place are proven to be twice as likely to succeed as those without. So how do you prepare for the school year?

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