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How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, George Pearce, talks about how he streams Kahoot games, handles security and privacy, fights bots that allow cheating and attack his Kahoot games, and also how he deals with a lag to make game competitions more equitable even when hundreds of miles separate the learners.

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How to Use Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Google's Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a fantastic free resource of lesson plans, videos, and learning experiences for students everywhere. Today's guest Coach Victor Hicks talks about how he's used the curriculum for grades kindergarten and up. Subscribe to the Show.

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How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. Yes, young children have something to say to the world! Danielle shows us how. Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses.

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM can level up and it must begin to include underrepresented communities of women and minorities. Summer is a great time to learn how to do that as you prepare for fall and back to school.

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How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How I teach students to be effective learners in an online classroom. This episode is an audio version of my presentation to students about how to be effective learners in an online classroom.

Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As schools are working to blend teaching or go completely online, what about science? Isn’t science supposed to be totally hands-on? Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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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. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e308. We start with “What do you want to know? What do you want to know about?”. They are using time to research and create a presentation of what they know. How does that work?

6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

The CoolCatTeacher

With free financial literacy courses for high school and middle school, social-emotional learning, and digital literacy classes, today we highlight six ways you can help students learn real-world skills. Listen to 6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills.

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. 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. Vicki: How interesting.

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. In this post, I’ll share how this app works and my thoughts on how you can use it in your classroom. How to Start Using Project Pals. are free, so it’s easy to get started. Your 20 free projects are counted by how many student projects you have.

7 Things to Consider As We Return to Learn This Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we prepare to learn this fall, we need to consider some teaching best practices. When you purchase your PD from Advancement Courses use the code COOL20 to receive 20% off your course.

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. I have to give a hat tip to Dr. Lisa Durff, who is my research assistant. She saw Enrique present in Second Life recently about how we can really change things using Virtual Reality.

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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. Sponsor: Read my review of the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset at www.coolcatteacher.com/vr and learn how to enter to win a STEAM Lab Makeover from Acer and Microsoft, who are giving away 10 Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headsets and 10 Acer Aspire 7 laptops. Listen to the Show.

[Free Digital Citizenship Webinar] The 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship is a range of behaviors our students must learn. In this webinar I'll teach you how! Check the link to get a recording. Register Now or click to learn more. What You'll Learn in This Free Webinar. Introducing Students to the Concepts as Their Own Leaders and Teachers. A Fun Game to Make Students More Savvy About Fabricated News I’ve written about these in my book Reinventing Writing and on Edutopia.

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! This Thursday, December 6 from 1-3 pm Eastern Time, Edweek is hosting an event about personalized learning. Even if you cannot attend live, you can sign up to review the links and transcripts later.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. 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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e322. If you go to File ?

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Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

What is the ideal blended learning environment? I have had a lot of noneducators talk to me about technology in the classroom. Most don’t have informed opinions (so I’m happy to share mine with them). Many ask me what the best device is for learning. Good teaching and sound student-directed learning is not, and should not be, device dependent. High-quality learning can happen on laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or cell phones.

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money

Edsurge

To the other 13 school/district case studies, click here. During 2009, then-Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and Associate Superintendent Duane Sheppard of Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona had just taken their positions and were trying to figure out how to meet students’ needs. Like many districts, they serve a lot of low-income students, many of whom struggle in reading in math and reading, and a number who moved to Arizona from another country.

How to make math a key part of your ELL curriculum

eSchool News

The reasons for this are twofold: 1) Reading and writing are the most obvious, immediate learning needs, and 2) federal and state reclassification requirements are focused on these subjects. Middle school students are still at the elementary level, and upper elementary students are still figuring out the basics of numeracy. Classroom teachers often do not have the time to spend on individual math tutoring to bring each student up to proficiency.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. There was a lot of fear around math and a lot of kids’ mindsets shifted to ‘I’m not good at math,’” explains Perez. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We She jumped at the opportunity to pilot the program in her school.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Although the district had successfully implemented conceptual approaches to math instruction for several years, the shifts in the new standards were challenging for some students. She jumped at the opportunity to pilot the program in her school.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. See how Gradecam can save you time and speed up your grading. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. Idea #1: PBS Learning Media. They would use their code to log onto the grid.

Finland offers lessons for building student, teacher agency

The Christensen Institute

In 2014, she traveled to and explored the education systems of Finland and New Zealand as an Eisenhower Fellow (full disclosure: I was also a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow). As I listened to her discuss her travels this past May in Philadelphia, I was struck by how relevant some of the insight she had gained in Finland were for those creating blended-learning schools that seek to personalize learning and build student agency.

[On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006

Shake Up Learning

The post [On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Jasmine is a second-year fourth-grade teacher at Marrington Elementary School near Charleston, South Carolina. Originally from California, Jasmine fills her time with a wide array of hobbies ranging from tandem bike riding to volunteering to singing in foreign languages. figure out how to improve various other lessons too.

Digital Equity and Why It Matters [interview with Ken Shelton] – SULS051

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Equity and Why It Matters [interview with Ken Shelton] – SULS051 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. One of the biggest issues facing the learning community today is creating diverse and equitable educational practices, tools and strategies. . Click To Tweet.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. With insights on everything from Minecraft, to digital inking, to common mistakes made with technology and SEL, Michelle gives us an important overview of two things often not discussed together. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12.

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Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms

The Hechinger Report

That’s largely because teachers aren’t comfortable with introducing young children to science, according to a group of educators committed to helping elementary school teachers become better at teaching STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – in the early grades. Subscribe to our Blended Learning newsletter. If we’re expecting them to do more science at the upper grades, they need a foundation for how science works.”.

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The Best Engineering Toys For Kids

Fractus Learning

What to Look for in STEM Toys Engineering Toys Compared Best Engineering Kits For Kids Reviewed Building Sets Circuits and Electronic Games Robot Toys. Most kits have helpful instruction manuals to guide kids through the maze of electronic parts and pieces. Types of STEM Toys.

Answering Questions About Teaching Science in a COVID World

edWeb.net

In-person, online, or a hybrid classroom for the 2020-21 school year, there’s no one right way to teach science. But for all methods, safety should be the first priority along with helping students engage in the scientific process and relate the lessons to the real world.

Avoid the One-Size-Fits-All Classroom

Catlin Tucker

When I volunteer in my children’s elementary classrooms (1st and 3rd grade), I am struck by how frequently the teacher finds time to work directly with small groups of students to offer additional support, review concepts, assess understanding, and practice skills. Many middle school and high school teachers feel immense pressure to move quickly through the curriculum. I can group students randomly or by ability, interests, or learning preferences.

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. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free.

Teachers Teaching Refugee Children via Skype with Koen Timmers

The CoolCatTeacher

They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. And while they can explore a wide variety of topics from the US Constitution to Ecology and Ancient China, I also like that you can assign these nonfiction texts at three different lexiles to supplement what you’re doing in the classroom.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is back to school time 2020 for many of us in the United States and beyond. For educators that may mean working with students in a face to face, elearning, or a blended environment. PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year.

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