30 apps that work with Google Classroom

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Assignments in Google Classroom are better with apps! Use these apps that work with Google Classroom to level up your activities. Google Classroom looks kind of bare at first glance. The post 30 apps that work with Google Classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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20 virtual field trips for your classroom

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

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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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Celebrating Black History Month in the Classroom

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Teachers should consider the composition of the classroom, and not force their Black students to be the “authority” or expect them to speak for all Black students, the ADL also cautions. Black History Month Classroom Resources for Teachers.

Infographic: Build A Better Virtual Learning Experience

Close the virtual learning gap with a great experience for every student! Around 1.5 billion students around the world learned remotely during 2020. This stunning increase has proved how convenient and cost-effective virtual teaching can be, but it has also underscored the technology gaps that can get in the way. For every student to reach their full potential, virtual teaching apps have to ensure a great experience for every session, every time, everywhere. This infographic lays out the technology challenges that can impede teachers and students—and how they can be solved. Get the facts about: • The exploding market potential of virtual teaching • Factors that can undermine the virtual classroom experience • What app developers need to know to close the tech gap Deliver rich engagement and interaction for every student and teacher. View the infographic today!

10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers

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Google Classroom can already make us more efficient, but these tips can save you even more time and effort. If you and your students are using Google Apps in the classroom, Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort.

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How to Hold Effective Classroom Discussions

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Classroom discussions can be one of the best ways to boost student engagement. In this article, we’ll go over why classroom discussions are important and introduce a few techniques to help you supercharge discussions with your students. Importance of Strong Classroom Discussions.

15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library

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First, it makes sure every student in your classroom feels that they have a voice and belong. We’ve separated each section by age to make sure you can find the perfect books for your school or classroom library. 5 Diverse Picture Books for Your Classroom Library.

How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

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Sixteen types of games, Google Classroom and LMS compatibility and auto-grading From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students.

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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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Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

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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.

Smartphones in the classroom

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Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom? In a classroom, on average, children check on their phones 11 times a day. Text messaging between students, in a classroom, disturbs the atmosphere. It is a challenge for teachers to control and regulate the use of smartphones in a classroom.

9 Tips for Planning Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

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If a student uses unsympathetic language or interrupts another student while discussing the topic, remind them that your classroom is a community and that it is not okay to treat another student unkindly. Provide classroom rules as a framework for the discussion.

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.

30 apps that work with Google Classroom

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Assignments in Google Classroom are better with apps! Use these apps that work with Google Classroom to level up your activities. Google Classroom looks kind of bare at first glance. The post 30 apps that work with Google Classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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10 green screen project ideas for the classroom

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The post 10 green screen project ideas for the classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech Video in the classroomThis post is written by Megan Diede and Kara Risby. Megan and Kara both currently teach primary at Prairie Wind Elementary in Gillette, Wyoming.

Minecraft in the Classroom

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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.

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

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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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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.

The Unboxing Video: A fun classroom video activity

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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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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. 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.

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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How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

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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

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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.

Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom

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For many students, December’s an especially memorable time of year, with winter activities, pageants, and classroom parties during the days before break. This is an inclusive classroom. Multicultural Classroom Holiday Ideas. Set the stage by decorating your classroom.

5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

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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.

How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

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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.

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.

Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom

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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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5 Ways to Teach Gratitude in your Classroom #creativitymatters

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Lesson Plans that Teach Gratitude From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Whatever your activities for November and Thanksgiving, I’ve got some ideas to inspire gratitude in your 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!)

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? 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.

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. 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.

Digital Assistants in the Classroom

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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