Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.” Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information.

Virtual Reality Protocols for the Classroom

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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. ARVRinEDU chat founder, Jaime Donally talks with me (Vicki Davis) about Virtual Reality Protocols for the classroom.

Google Classroom: How to differentiate like a ninja

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Guest Blog Teaching differentiate with google classroom differentiation educational technology google classroom small groups with google classroomTeacher confession: I have bored kids to tears in my class because they were not challenged. In fact, who needs Ambien when you have drill and kill homework assignments on material you have already mastered?! I felt my hands were tied with a textbook, overhead projector, and traditional worksheets.

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Google Classroom: Class Roster Chrome Extension

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Quickly Export Your Class Roster from Google Classroom A simple class roster is something all teachers need. Google Classroom is great but getting a simple roster of your students is not easy. The post Google Classroom: Class Roster Chrome Extension appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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35 ways to get your classroom connected

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Our classrooms can be as big as we want them to be. If we can get our students connected then the world becomes their classroom. DitchBook Twitter chat classroom connection connected educator google hangouts google hangouts in the classroom gridpals skype skype in the classroomConnecting our students can be as simple as having a buddy class at your school. Or it can be as big as participating in the Global Read Aloud Project. By […].

Consider a classroom ‘flip’

EdTech4Beginners

Teachers are very good at multi-tasking — responding to different needs of different educational levels and demands of a range of children in their classroom. One of the best ways to maximize the use of tablets is by flipping the classroom.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

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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. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom.

Webinar: Teaching with Augmented Reality with #ARVRinEDU Classroom Enthusiasts

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Join us on Wednesday, December 19th at 9 pm ET for a lively conversation about the classroom pedagogies of teaching with Augmented Reality. Assessment in AR including classroom examples Effective ways to get started with AR Predictions on where AR will be in 5 years Who?

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.

Music for the classroom

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I can never find suitable music to play in the classroom. education classroom music classroom playlist music music in the classroom playlist songs for teachers teacher music teachingIt has to be calming, good for concentration, and contain no lyrics.

FINALLY! Dragging Assignments in Google Classroom

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Drag and Drop Assignments and Topics in Google Classroom An update to Google Classroom now allows you to more easily reorganize your assignments and topics in Google Classroom. Dragging Assignments in Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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What is a digital classroom?

EdTech4Beginners

A digital classroom is one which mostly or indeed wholly relies on electronic devices and software. How digital is my classroom? We use Google Classroom as our core online communication tool. How digital is your classroom?

10+ tips for ensuring success for your flipped classroom

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Starting to teach in a flipped classroom environment can be daunting. He uses flipped classroom instruction in his dual credit US History (affectionately nicknamed "DCUSH"). Ed Tech flipped classroom flipped classroom ideas flipped classroom tips how to flip my classroom

Using Google Slides live closed captions in the classroom

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But providing closed captions in real time in the classroom has been harder to pull off — until now! Ed Tech Screencasts google classroom accessibility google slides google slides in the classroom live closed captionsYou can turn on closed captions at the bottom of videos you watch on TV and online. Google Slides has a new feature — live closed captions. They transcribe your speech on the fly and display […].

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Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Classroom management is a challenge for many teachers. Stacey Corrigan talks about how she manages her classroom. From transitions to handling disruptions, Stacey talks about the 20+ year classroom journey.

Designing your Classroom Space!

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Here is the piece they composed about my classroom space: To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks! When elementary school teacher Erin Klein sat in one of her students’ desks last year, she noticed a few things about her classroom space.

50 ideas for using video in the classroom

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DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech creative ways to use video in the classroom teaching with video using video in the classroom video video in the classroom videos in the classroom youtubeVideo is an incredibly effective medium for showcasing something that we want to share with others. We send videos we create or find to our friends and family through various social media platforms. Videos help us tell our story. They allow us to share our voice.

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5 Tips for Google Classroom

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5 Tips for Using Google Classroom Google Classroom is an online platform that allows you to interact with your students anytime, anywhere. If you do not have the Google Classroom mobile app for your phone I highly recommend! Here are 5 more tips for how to get more out of Google Classroom. The post 5 Tips for Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Intermediate classroom G Suite google

20 virtual field trip ideas and activities for your classroom

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DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech google expeditions google tours gridpals HyperDocs skype skype education skype in the classroom virtual field trips virtual field trips in the classroomImagine your class traveling to see the Great Pyramid of Giza, touring the International Space Station, or having a face to face conversation with a beloved author. All of these experiences are possible through virtual field trips.

Grit in the Classroom

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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. So the two are really important to keep in mind and to focus on in the classroom.

5 ideas for creating an interACTIVE classroom

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If we want these students to be successful in our classrooms, we need to figure […]. Guest Blog Teaching creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroomStudents today are all too often being forced into a traditional model of schooling that is no longer relevant to them. So, how can we be better? The answer comes not so much in WHAT we teacher but HOW we teach.

On paying for digital classroom tools

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For years in the classroom, I scoured the Internet for the best free digital tools and web apps. Ed Tech educational technology free digital classroom tools paying for classroom techI’m a huge fan of free.

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Update Your Google Classroom Header

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Customize Your Header in Google Classroom Google Classroom has added new theme options (and removed the old options) for the class header. The post Update Your Google Classroom Header appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google classroom G Suite google

6 ways to get your classroom groove on with Allihoopa

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Ed Tech Guest Blog Teaching allihoopa classroom songs making music in the classroom musicly in the classroomStart singing “Conjunction junction,” and you’ll likely hear someone continue singing, “what’s your function?” ” Many of us remember singing along to Schoolhouse Rock, Sesame Street, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.

NEW! Google Classroom Comment Bank

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Google Classroom Improves Feedback Workflow Yesterday Google Classroom gave a pretty major update to the Google Classroom BETA. Google Classroom Comment Bank appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Intermediate classroom G Suite google

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15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

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The post 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers! Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. Here are 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers by Teachers!

Google Classroom: Bookmark the To-do Page

Teacher Tech

Bookmark the To-Do Page The To-do page in Google Classroom gives you a list of all your assignments for all your classes that easily shows you how many students have “Turned in” are still “Assigned” and how many are “Returned.”

Collaborating Beyond the Classroom

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When the Humble Independent School District built a new STEAM-focused middle school, they decided that student collaboration didn’t have to end at the classrooms’ walls

Curating content in the classroom: 30+ ideas for getting started

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DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech curating content curation curation in the classroom edtech educational technology wakeletIn our role as educators, we curate content for our students and share it with them to give them access to multiple sources of information. We want to curate with a purpose and share meaningful content. It’s easier said than done. Information is everywhere. And the ability to organize that information in meaningful ways […].

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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Now, using 3DBear , I’m able to offer students a classroom where they can create and share. However, the true power is the teacher classroom portal. Students can create and invent using Augmented Reality and share in your 3D Bear Classroom.

Doing More With The Classroom Makerspace

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The idea of students looking away from ridged content focus all throughout the school day and giving them back some time to explore and make is gaining a foothold in many classrooms. Nick's approach to helping create Makerspaces in any classroom is truly innovative.

The Google Infused Classroom (GTT041)

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How can we hear from every student in the classroom? These questions are at the core of the book, The Google-Infused Classroom, by Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith. How can we make learning stickier by helping students express it visually?

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FINALLY! Dragging Assignments in Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Drag and Drop Assignments and Topics in Google Classroom An update to Google Classroom now allows you to more easily reorganize your assignments and topics in Google Classroom. Dragging Assignments in Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Cultivating creativity in the classroom: Ideas for teachers by teachers

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DitchBook Twitter chat classroom creativity ideas creative classroom activities creative classroom assignmentsAs we move further and further into the digital age, creativity continues to surge to the top of skills students will need in the future.

Google Classroom Student Chooser Feature

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Randomly Choose a Student in Class Google Classroom has added a “Student selector” to the Classroom Android app. The post Google Classroom Student Chooser Feature appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom google mobileThis is essentially a “popsicle sticks” app for how to call on a student or select a student.