8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the show and learn how it is used and follow the links in the show notes below. Listen to the show and learn how it is used and follow the links in the show notes below.

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iPads in Kindergarten

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. Even worse, some teachers just use them for “game day” and miss the opportunity they have to do help students learn with them.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

You can use it and learn. “I’ve seen kids get so immersed in their 3D Bear projects that they had no idea how much they were learning.” Learn more by clicking on the link below.

How to Create in AR and VR

The CoolCatTeacher

Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

We also learn beta testing , which is what happens when a person NOT on their team tests the app.) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms.

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.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. If every student learned as fast as they possibly could, they’d all move at different paces, and accomplish things as quickly as they can. Vicki: So we need to personalize learning.

What Will It Take to Push the K-12 Maker Movement to Be More Inclusive?

Edsurge

Cicely Day works in Oakland, California at Burckhalter Elementary School as an instructional teacher leader, where she helps support teachers and students in ELA/math and in the computer lab. Two times zones over, Knikole Taylor is a blended learning specialist in a Dallas, Texas suburban school district, where she supports Pre-K to 12th-grade teachers and students with all things digital teaching and learning. I have my mother, who is the queen of all makers.

Learning Studio Makers Connect to Learn and Play

Digital Promise

What happens when students on different sides of the world connect to learn and play? We explored how students can “Play to Learn” in the most recent Learning Studios design challenge, which asked students to design a game of any format that helps the player learn something new. The design challenge culminated in the Play to Learn Virtual Game Exchange, where students connected on Skype to play their games with students at other Learning Studio sites.

Get Qurious: Interactive and Digital Play Kit

iLearn Technology

The Get Qurious Maker Box is packed full of interactive play opportunities. How to integrate Get Qurious Maker Box into the classroom: The Get Qurious set brings the story of the Three Little Pigs alive in new and fun ways. This kit is better billed as a blended learning play kit.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context– 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology. The focus of that piece was technology, and how it might impact the way students learn in the coming decades.

Beijing Science Teachers' NJ Visit to RYNJ, Fair Lawn, and Ridgewood

Saving Socrates

Through engaging in this activity, teachers were able to learn more about sound waves and basic physics. Utilizing the approach of learning through doing, the teachers were simultaneously learning about one of the most innovative concepts in science education today, the Maker Movement. They then discussed the real world application of this Maker Movement activity to a classroom.