21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. I share 10 important concepts we need to level up as we transition to online learning.

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Free Ideas for Teaching Middle School Math Online #RemoteLearning

The CoolCatTeacher

Show Sponsor: Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning. Learn how to Teach Math Online with Noelle Pickering Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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eSchool News launches Online and Blended Learning Guide

eSchool News

The April Guide, the Online and Blended Learning Guide , delves into the complications schools face as many have been pushed online in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many educators have experience with online learning, but for some, it’s a new way to deliver instruction.

My Amazing Movie Poster: Free Project Plan to Teach Graphic Design

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve created the unit plan, lesson plan, and rubrics for this project-based learning experience that brings together the graphic design concepts I teach in my class. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

Augmented Reality Ideas from Mary Howard’s #ISTE19 Session

The CoolCatTeacher

It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

They have two STEM challenges running now. Both challenges have students designing STEM or STEAM solutions to our world’s problems and submitting their solutions via video and an online application form.

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Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

From augmented reality to game-based learning and online portfolios, she has a variety of ideas to share about how she amps up her science teaching with technology. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Taken from their popular ISTE 2018 session , learn about the next evolution of Hyperdocs and how they’re being used in the classroom. Learn how at coolcatteacher.com/vr , and see the virtual reality video I shot using my Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create. PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

The CoolCatTeacher

They have two STEM challenges running now. Both challenges have students designing STEM or STEAM solutions to our world’s problems and submitting their solutions via video and an online application form.

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Legends of Learning: The Game-Based Science Platform for Grades 3-8

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Legends of Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. With this in mind, Legends of Learning is a fantastic platform full of NGSS aligned science games that does both. Sponsored by Legends of Learning. .

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

She’s helped the students find books in the library, and she has also helped them learn some ways to navigate ways to share their knowledge through Google Slides or Wixie. Another person in our classroom really wanted to learn how to speak Spanish. We can help them share their learning.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out their free 3-hour micro course, Launching Online Learning. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa.

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom. Now, Jon, you have recently implemented an asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning classroom. What is asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning?

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim , a virtual world like Second Life. Vicki: And, it’s a learning process. We gave (the students) (virtual) land, and we gave them an opportunity to learn about the architectural principles behind Frank Lloyd Wright.

Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction

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During a panel on the importance of STEM education for women, she explained what it’s like to be a female student competing in a male-dominated program: “Not only were we the only all-girls robotics team,” she explained of a recent competition, “we were the only team that actually allowed girls to touch the robots.” That’s why we’ve committed to blended, student-centered learning, with a goal of not only improving student outcomes, but getting more female students passionate about STEM.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. We can keep learning more.

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How School Leaders Can Motivate Instructional Innovation: A Teacher’s Quest for Progress

The CoolCatTeacher

Thomas previously worked as an Education Pioneers fellow with Achievement First Public Charter Schools, where he designed and piloted a blended learning summer school program. Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Monday Motivation Policy Makers Research STEM Teachers

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eSchool News launches eSchool News STEM, STEAM, & Makerspaces Guide

eSchool News

The February Guide, the eSchool News STEM, STEAM, & Makerspaces Guide , offers insight on the best approaches to STEM, STEAM, and makerspaces. Or maybe you just want to know some facts about STEM education and where it’s going.

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How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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Tech entrepreneur Fred Singer is the CEO and founder of Echo360 , a company which he launched after a visit to his son’s classroom. Singer has funded and led a wide range of digital companies over the past twenty years, and the list of business and charitable boards on which he serves is long.

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Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Two weeks ago, Education Next published a blog post I wrote about the need to focus demand and funding for open educational resources (OER) on facilitating personalized learning. The real cause for our perceived disagreement stems from the ambiguity around the term “personalized learning.”

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

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These are now accessible to Course Hero members on the company’s YouTube channel. “We Videos are terrific for demonstrations and equation-based work, either before or during class as preparation for a lab or other experiential learning. Address a variety of learning needs.

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How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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Tech entrepreneur Fred Singer is the CEO and founder of Echo360 , a company which he launched after a visit to his son’s classroom. Singer has funded and led a wide range of digital companies over the past twenty years, and the list of business and charitable boards on which he serves is long.

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IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instructional Technology Coaches can be helpful advisors for teachers if they learn strategies of encouragement and empowerment. Deb Ramm helps us learn the techniques to help powerful improvement happen in classrooms. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

We also believe we are in the very early innings of the era of renewable learning. A lot of these companies were capitalizing on a short-term market opportunity without a broader vision. The success of those programs stems from employer relationships that we built years ago, and we’re now seeing the benefits and traction of those early investments. In fact, most of our programs are either already blended or on their way to becoming so.

Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Technology, Knowledge and Learning. Integrating STEM Opportunities for Young Learners. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 23(2), 1-3. She has taught at the high school level (9th – 12th grades and Special Education), grades K through 5, and she was a Program Specialist in Personalized and Blended Learning. Her research foci are equitable uses of technology in K16 classrooms, STEM Education opportunities and achievement, and teacher education concerns.

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This Accelerator Empowers Low-Income Students to Jump the College-to-Career Divide

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The causes stem from a lack of access to career skills, mindsets, experiences and networks. Certain invisible privileges often come to students from more affluent backgrounds—from parents who can help their children put together compelling resumes, to a sibling who’s gone through the interview process just a few years before, to a family friend who works at a thriving company and will make a connection. Higher income students learn these skills around their dining room tables.

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. Learn about AR and VR.

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

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Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks , where do you start? Tara Gilboa, Online Learning Experience Designer at Colorado School of Mines The LMS Checklist #1: Is the platform straightforward and user-friendly? It affects whether or not the LMS supports student learning.

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Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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The unfortunate truth is that, by and large, students view the classroom as a place where they are forced to learn via long-established teaching methods. Dropout rates increase, test and project scores dip, and – worst of all – learning becomes synonymous with boredom.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Idea #1: PBS Learning Media. They) haven’t had the experiences they need to connect new learning to. The best learning that I’ve had thus far was definitely at ISTE 17.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide.