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How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

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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!

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Sam Patterson on episode 201 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elementary and primary students can learn to code. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. And why do we even want to code?

How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

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Dan Meyer on episode 513 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Dan Meyer @ddmeyer gives us tips and advice for helping kids who hate math learn to love it. VICKI: How can we help kids love math who just hate it.

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5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

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Kelly Gary on episode 265 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elementary Math can be exciting. Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting.

How to Teach AI in the Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning , talks about Artificial Intelligence and what we should be teaching kids in our classrooms today.

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How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

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Hope King on episode 306 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. I do not want to be there.

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How to Make Science Thrilling from a “Jurassic Park” Mind

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Ray Havasay was a scientist consulted on the making of the original Jurassic Park. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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How to Teach STEM Every Day

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STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Science is our natural world, from the land we live on to the oceans and space we aspire to visit. According to the U. They begin to shy away from the academics they used to love.

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

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Michael Cohen aka the Tech Rabbi on episode 448 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design.

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

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Brian Aspinall on Episode 396 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Here are your ideas to get started. Even if you cannot attend live, you can sign up to review the links and transcripts later. Listen to the show. Blog: [link].

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Steve Floyd on episode 249 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s guest, Steve Floyd, tells us how. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. I want it to go over there.”.

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand. As a team, ask learners to sketch out possible solutions.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

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A conversation with Dr. Kimberly Tyson and Dr. Angela Peery on episode 94 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Download the transcript PDF by clicking here or scroll down to read it on this page.

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Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

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Kyle Pearce on episode 304 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kyle Pearce talks about how to make math visual for students. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Make Math Visual.

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Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

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Lisa Scumpieru on episode 187 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

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Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress.

FREE MATH FUN: The Matific Games are Here

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In this post, I’ll share about the Matific Math games, how to get started, and why Matific is so awesome. And right now, you can sign up free to participate in the Matific Games.

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iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

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Tony Vincent on episode 247 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Want to show your cursor on the iPad screen? Want to find the cents button? Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games.

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Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

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Laura Dennis on episode 317 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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.

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Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

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Edtech Apps that work From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Literature teachers are sure to be excited! You can assign texts for students to read. Click to see Owl Eyes. How Do Annotations Work? How to Use Owl Eyes.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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Lindsey Danhoff on episode 308 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. How does that work?

10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

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sponsored by Texthelp From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This blog post also comes with an infographic (PDF) that you can print and use to figure out tools to help you in your studies. Taking notes is not what it used to be.

How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

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There’s a growing need for scientific and technical talent in STEM -related jobs. However, it seems that not many students are keen on pursuing STEM courses post their school level. Recent data from a test commonly taken by college-bound high school students found that only 20% of students are ready for courses typically required for a STEM major. A common reason given by students was that they found the STEM courses difficult. STEM courses must be based on reality.

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

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Sponsored by SMART Technologies From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When they voted to eliminate a photo, they’d remove it until we selected the final photograph. I love standing back like I did today to watch them work.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

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Jacqui Murray in the #4 episode of the year so far From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

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Jacqui Murray on episode 235 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together

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Stephanie Zeiger on episode 290 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. STEM and Computational Thinking go together. Today’s guest is a PhD, Biomedical engineer and STEM Teacher. Link to show: [link].

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District Leadership: Teacher-Driven Curriculum Design

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Steven Weber on episode 319 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn how this process not only helps develop curriculum, it also develops teacher leaders and promotes the important conversations that need to happen.

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

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Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students who use Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, iPads, or any other device can now create books with this versatile, easy-to-use app. How Does Book Creator Work?

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

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Kristen Mattson on episode 242 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher/e242. Vicki: How interesting. How are you doing that?

5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive

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Rebecca Klemm on episode 175 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Rebecca Klemm @ numbersalive shares how to help numbers come alive for all ages. From toddler to teenager to Ph.D.,

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Learning Science Through Authentic Investigation

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Kate Dobrzenski on episode 274 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She discusses how to incorporate the observation of phenomena and other Next Generation Science Standards in elementary science.

5 Ways NOT to Implement Next Generation Science Standards

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Patti Duncan on episode 275 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

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Enrique Cachafeiro on episode 204 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He also discusses how educators can join the innovators who are crafting and exploring this new education paradigm today.

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5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

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Meg Ormiston on episode 270 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. How cute!

4 Geeky Gifts for Teachers

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Leslie Fisher on episode 198 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. To find out why read www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz or go to bloomz.com to get started setting up your school or classroom now!

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5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

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Mike Roberts on episode 250 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games.

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

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Trevor MacKenzie on episode 315 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Fantastic ideas to bring the inquiry mindset into the classroom including curiosity jars, provocations and more. Blog: trevormackenzie.com.

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Game Based Learning in Action

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Matthew Farber on episode 268 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Blog: [link].

How to build an engineer: Start young

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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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