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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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 Be a Better Instructional Coach

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Jamey Everett in episode 144 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. See how Gradecam can save you time and speed up your grading. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. You don’t need to thank me.

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How to Start a School Design Project

Digital Promise

Schools and teachers often use summer as a time to rethink classrooms and learning spaces. Oftentimes, exemplary school designs, model plans, or trendy images can lead schools and teachers to make premature decisions about what classrooms should look like. Here’s what to know.

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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. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e201.

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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Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

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Heidi Sloan on episode 258 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started.

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XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

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A Next Generation Science Standards Aligned Lab Activity (FREE) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. For example, their Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence unit is a safe way to educate middle school students about fire.

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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

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Mark Wise on episode 223 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jennifer Gonzalez is updating her Teachers Guide to Technology for 2018. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How the “winning” works.

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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Moving from Teaching STEM to Doing STEM

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Getting kids engaged and excited about learning in the STEM Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Robin Ellwood moved from lecture to hands-on STEM with her eighth graders and shows us how.

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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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Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

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How can we help? Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. EdTech Leaders’ Beliefs: How are K-5 teachers supported with the integration of computer science in K-5 classrooms? Integrating STEM Opportunities for Young Learners. Her research foci are equitable uses of technology in K16 classrooms, STEM Education opportunities and achievement, and teacher education concerns. However, this is at no additional cost to you.

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

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Episode 376 with Thomas Arnett on 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].

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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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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.

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.

STEM can be fun, just do this.

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8 Ideas for Fun STEM Learning with Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. STEM lessons can be fun. Whether it is origami jumping frogs or making a boat out of cement, Mandy Casto has eight high-energy ideas for making STEM fun.

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Maker Monday: Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose

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John Spencer on episode 226 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Go to [link] today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Blog: [link].

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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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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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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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?

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.

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.

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

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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.

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

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One of the best things about teaching very young learners is that they are super excited to learn! When a child begins to use technology, especially technology connected to the Internet, they must also learn how to protect themselves and learn wellness.

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How to Unleash Student Intrinsic Motivation from Day One

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Global Teacher Prize Finalist Mike Soskil Shares His Secrets From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. While Mike is an elementary science teacher, I learned many techniques that apply to my middle and high school classrooms.

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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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50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom [Video]

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Trying to figure out what’s next? Well, recently I had to record a video just in case the weather wasn’t so great in Pittsburg, Kansas for my virtual keynote. The post 50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom [Video] appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog.

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How to Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

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Created by LitWorld , past years have found over 1 million people in 100 countries joining together to enjoy the power and wonder of reading aloud in groups or individually, at school or home, and discovering what it means to listen to a story told through the voice of another.

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Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

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Karen Bosch on episode 288 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A big thank you to Karen. She couldn’t stand that I wasn’t able to get the Merge Cubes in my local Walmart and sent me one! Blog: [link].

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

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Sean Nank on episode 228 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3)

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Richard Byrne from Free Technology for Teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. This is one to share with your history department.

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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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