5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

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Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it?

Open Badges in Elementary School

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Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota. I would like to be able to read this book.”.

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Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates?

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Elementary and primary students can learn to code. Programming in the Primary Grades Book Contest. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson. But he’s also written a book, Programming in the Primary Grades, Beyond the Hour of Code.

Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books

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Brett Bigham has created a way to use books to help special needs and young children prepare to go to new places. You can even make books for kids (or some older students might be able to as well.) Ability books for those with special needs. I’d make a book.

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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. Book Creator has long been a favorite app on the iPad, and now it’s available for Google Chrome. Post sponsored by Book Creator. Book Creator Features.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

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Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. Books to Africa and My Personal Transformation to a Global Educator. I have had a Books to Africa program going since 2012. Every year my students do a coin drive, and they raise money to pay for the shipping of books.

Companies Say Blockchain Could Have Prevented College Admissions Scandal

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Now, several companies that sell student-record systems based on blockchain—the technology behind Bitcoin—are pitching their products as a way to prevent that kind of fraudulent record tampering in the future. million in seed funding from Blue Book Ventures and other investors.

Motivating Kids to Read and Write: Sparks in the Dark

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Todd Nelsoney and Travis Crowder talk about some of the ideas to get kids excited about reading and writing from their book “Sparks in the Dark.” Todd Nesloney @ TechNinjaTodd is the Elementary Principal at Webb Elementary in Navasota, Texas.

5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar

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Books for All shares some ways to improve your classroom library without spending any money at all. Colby is the co-founder of Nerdy Book Club, and he serves on the Nerd Camp Michigan team. Blog: [link] Twitter: @ colbysharp Book: Game Changer!

5 Steps to Regain Control of Your Classroom with Linda Kardamis

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As part of her calling to uplift educators everywhere, Linda has compiled three books: Create Your Dream Classroom, Take Heart & Teach, and Teach Uplifted. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

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He is currently co-authoring a new ISTE book with Marty Park titled The Digital Citizenship Handbook for School Leaders: Fostering Positive Interactions Online. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

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has 25 years in education as teacher, instructional coach, elementary/secondary principal and K-12 district administrator. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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How to Empower Teachers

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His first book titled, The Principal’s Leadership Sourcebook: Practices, Tools, and Strategies for Building a Thriving School Community was published by Scholastic in the fall of 2007. His newest book, The Ten- Minute Principal is being published by Corwin in May 2019.

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4 Ways to Use Improv to Teach

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Mel is a certified elementary teacher, currently working as a gifted and talented teacher and coordinator for five elementary schools in Wyoming. Her passion for writing, love of teaching and addiction to improv drove her to write the book Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook.

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

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The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

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Also the book Making Thinking Visible can help you with these concepts. The Book: Making Thinking Visible. 02:43 Karen V : Yeah, now I don’t know if I can plug a book here but the…. 02:47 Vicki : Go ahead, plug a book, plug away.

Smart Risk Taking in Education

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Kristen Nan, a third-grade teacher, co-authored a book with her assistant superintendent. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

How to Know You Make a Difference #LoveTeaching

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Well-written books help increase students’ self-awareness and self-esteem, build empathy, and aid in students’ ability to face developmental crises. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Follett Expands Book Fairs to Include PreK-1, Middle School

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Follett today announced its one-year-old book fair business is expanding for the 2018-19 school year to offer fairs focused for early childhood (PreK-1) and middle school (grades 6-8). Books Reading News Literacy Ed Tech Ticker

Close the Attitude Gap – Build a Bond from Day One

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But now he’s been a principal and written ten books and travels the world helping principals and educators learn how to engage today’s students — especially inner-city youth. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

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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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5 Things to Know About Gen Z Kids

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She is the author of three books, including Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal about Generation Z’s New Path to Success. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom

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Grades 3-8 – how to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers, Not the Book) helps us understand how to start our school year with a plan for grouping students in reading groups that works. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

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Michael is also a contributing author to the book DigCitKids and added the foreword to the book The Journey to the Y in You. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

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Book Releasing June 1: Setting the Stage for Rock-Star Readers: Help Young Children Develop a Lifelong Love of Reading Raising a Rock Star Reader Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.”

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5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

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Book: Experience Inquiry: 5 Powerful Strategies, 50 Practical Ideas. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

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Currently, Jorge presents nationally on these topics; is an award winner, a published researcher, the author of Rev Up Robotics, an education advocate, and frequent contributor to books, academic journals, how-to blogs, podcasts, and webinars.

5 Ways to Curate Texts That Inspire Readers

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Julie Wright on episode 550 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students need to be surrounded by books that inspire them to read and rejoice in books. Grades 3-8: How to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers —Not the Book (Corwin, 2019.)

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Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

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Singh debuted as an author with the release of her empowering STEM book “Ara The Star Engineer” (her 20% passion project at Google) that was a bestseller on launch day. The book is being translated to more than 10 languages and has been converted to many immersive experiences.

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Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro

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Stacey Corrigan Stacey is a picture book author and second-grade teacher with 20+ years of experience. Her debut picture book, THE PENCIL EATER, will be released by MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing in the next few months.

Gold Standard Project Based Learning: Project Based Teaching

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After much research, Suzie Boss shares what makes excellent project-based teaching and gives a sneak peek into her book by the same name. Books: Project Based Teaching.

One Way to Help Kids with the Trauma and Drama of Life

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The Imagine Project.org – Free Journals [link] – The Imagine Project: Empowering Kids to Rise Above Drama, Trauma, and Stress [Book]. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

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The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.