H?para: The Essential Tool for Every Google Classroom School

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I’ve seen one tool improve student engagement in Google Classroom significantly — H?para. Google Classroom isn’t always simple to use for students who struggle.

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15 Ways to Make Google Classroom Better for Everyone

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by Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter 15 Tips to Better Use Google Classroom Today, I’m giving you another peek into my classroom, this time, to share tips for getting the most out of your Google Classroom. In this episode, you’ll hear 15 better practices when using Google Classroom, from habits to technical tools. para , the company that has helped my school make more out of Google Classroom.

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The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + resources, tips and tricks!

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Google Classroom was created to focus less time on tech and more time on teaching. Classroom has streamlined the classroom workflow and makes communication easier between teaches and students. The post The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + resources, tips and tricks!

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The SEL classroom checklist

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The post The SEL classroom checklist appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. This post is written by Mika Jain. Mika is an SEL specialist and educator in Los Angeles, CA. She most recently was a program director at MindUP, where she worked as an SEL practitioner.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. Classroom Management Tip #1: Build a Partnership With Your Students It’s true that you must relate before you can educate. They are sponsoring this post, and since some of their most popular courses are on the topic of classroom management, they asked me to create a resource for helping teachers with classroom management.

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

The CoolCatTeacher

Alice Keeler and Vicki Davis demo both sides of Google Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As so many of us schools are having to move quickly to Google Classroom, Alice Keeler sat down with me recently to do what we’re calling a “duo demo.”

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The Unboxing Video: A fun classroom video activity

Ditch That Textbook

The post The Unboxing Video: A fun classroom video activity appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Student engagement Tech Like A Pirate Video in the classroom unboxing videoUnboxing videos can be a really fun, effective way for your students to show what they know.

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How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

The CoolCatTeacher

For synchronous classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In addition to a learning management system (LMS), students need to know how to learn in an online synchronous classroom. As you work to teach students, set expectations for the three phases in a “face to face” online classroom: How do they enter? In the video, I’ve outlined how this works in my classroom.

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Trust and Grace in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Alana Stanton talks about what matters in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Each year, many educators select a word or two for the year. Kindergarten teacher Alana Stanton, shares her words, “Grace” and “trust” and how she applies them to her classroom, student and parent relationships, and her teaching practice every day.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. Minecraft in the Classroom. Minecraft in the classroom. So, Jeff, describe for us… How are you using Minecraft in your classroom, and what kind of things are you teaching? Jeff: Ah, yeah… So I’m using Minecraft Education Edition in my technology classroom with my students.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. After participating in Harvard’s Project Zero , she is applying and using the methods in classrooms and with teachers. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom. Now, Karen, thinking routines are very important to you in your classroom.

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. The post How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks. Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. ” The post 5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

75+ Google Classroom tips and tricks

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Google classroom is great for speed, simplicity, and efficiency but not all functions are easy to get at first and even if you’re a pro there are always new updates and features we need to dive into. So we have compiled our best Google Classroom resources into one ultimate post to get you geared up […]. G Suite Google Classroom google classroom google classroom tips gsuite guide to google classroom

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Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

Dig into flipping your classroom and how it looks when you teach effectively in an online classroom. Listen to Kate Baker Talk about How We Can Flip Our Classrooms from a Distance Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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? What if you can reach those strugglers by making a classroom on mission? Sponsor: Adobe I use Adobe Premiere Rush to teach digital filmmaking in my classroom.

Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Barry Hoonan on episode 539 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, you’ll get advice for creating grouping strategies for your classroom from an expert teacher and author on the subject. The post Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Guest post: The Classroom Goes Hybrid

EdTech4Beginners

Faced with a future where they’ll have to often switch between classroom-based education and at-home learning, schools and universities have to prepare for a system that can support both. The Hybrid Classroom Strategy. The hybrid classroom is an educational strategy that combines online digital teaching with traditional classroom methods. These cloud-based platforms should mimic the traditional classrooms as much as possible.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers. Listen to Vicki Davis share techniques for nurturing creativity in the classroom Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Ideas to Promote Creativity in Your Classroom – Show Notes 1 – Make a Digital Learning Launchpad Hyperdocs.co

Digital Assistants in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s been a couple of years since my tech teacher advice column “Dear Otto” got its first question about classroom digital assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa. For a nice overview from a teacher, listen to Vicki Davis’ 10-minute Teacher podcast with Bill Selak , a teacher using a digital assistant in his classroom. As of this date, there are no digital assistants specifically designed for the classroom. Classroom management

Virtual Reality Protocols for the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Virtual reality (VR) in the classroom isn’t just a headset you grab and start using. As many educators start using virtual reality, they are discovering the issues relating to classroom management, safety, and good health that should impact how we use these devices. ARVRinEDU chat founder, Jaime Donally talks with me (Vicki Davis) about Virtual Reality Protocols for the classroom.

Google Classroom: Create an Attendance Check In and Schedule It

Teacher Tech

Every day I add a question to Google Classroom asking students to indicate their attendance. Create Question Google Classroom is designed to be organized on the Classwork tab. ” Choose Multiple Choice The default when you ask a question in Google Classroom […].

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3 easy strategies to organize your Google Classroom

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Your Google Classroom is a hot mess. Thankfully, Google Classroom has a feature that helps you keep your classwork page neat and tidy and orderly — topics! Ed Tech G Suite Google Classroom google classroom google classroom organization google classroom topics how to use google classroomLet’s be honest. If it is, you’re like many, many other teachers. (If If it’s not a hot mess, kudos to you. We can learn something from you!)

Classroom collaboration: Learning together

Neo LMS

In most classrooms today, students are seen working together in small groups, perhaps in learning stations in the classroom, and taking a more active role in learning. Collaborative learning has been a common teaching method in classrooms for many years, the main changes have been in the tools that are used, with so many digital choices available. We have to think about what will work in our classrooms and with our students. Beyond the classroom space.

Using the Stream on Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

The Stream on Google Classroom is your landing page for you class but it is NOT your class website. The post Using the Stream on Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom google Google Classroom

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Add Bitmoji to Google Classroom Header

Teacher Tech

You can also add your Bitmoji to Google Docs and Google Classroom. The post Add Bitmoji to Google Classroom Header appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Draw Google classroom google Google Classroom

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50 Fall Door Decoration Ideas for Your Classroom

Waterford

Decorating your classroom (or, for virtual teachers, background space) for autumn is an easy way to bring a smile to your students’ faces. Bring a little gratitude to your classroom with this thankful decoration. This scarecrow has a smile on its face that will welcome students into your classroom. Turn your classroom door into colorful candy corn ! This turkey decoration will remind your students to enter the classroom with gratitude on their minds.

Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Gimkit

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The best features of game shows can be used to review and teach in the classroom. The post Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, and Gimkit can help. See their pros, cons and what makes them different.As

Google Classroom Popsicle Sticks – Call on Students

Teacher Tech

If you use Google Classroom you can call on students randomly from within the Google Classroom App. Mobile App This works only on your phone or iPad (or using the Google Classroom android app on a Chromebook.) This currently does NOT work on the web version of Google Classroom.

Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms

Waterford

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, many classrooms remain online in some capacity. We’ve put together a quick primer on what blended and hybrid learning strategies are and why they might have a place in your classroom. Blended Learning, Classroom and E-Learning.

Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

Digital Promise

In 2017, we partnered with Google and EdTechTeam to launch the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a classroom-based coaching program with the goal of increasing educational equity and the impactful use of technology. What are our recommendations for classroom-based technology coaching? The post Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms appeared first on Digital Promise. Teacher quality is one of the most important factors that contributes to student success.

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Grit in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Laila Sanguras, author of Grit in the Classroom , defines grit, shares the misinformation about grit, and talks about developing it in our students. Grit in the Classroom. Vicki: Today we are talking with Laila Sanguras about Grit in the Classroom.She has a book by the same name and subtitled Building Perseverance for Excellence in today’s classroom. So the two are really important to keep in mind and to focus on in the classroom.

Misconceptions About Kids With Learning Differences in the Classroom

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Rebekah Dyer helps us understand how to reach all learners From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As students with learning differences are put into general classroom spaces, many teachers have misconceptions about including these special students in their classrooms.