4 examples of engaging vision-impaired students in STEM

eSchool News

STEM learning is a cornerstone of education in today’s K-12 schools, but STEM classrooms often aren’t all that inspiring to students who are blind or have low vision.

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.

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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.

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.

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. and MAIT, is the Senior Community Engagement Manager at Edmodo, a former high school English teacher with 20+ years of classroom experience, board member of the Flipped Learning Network, & contributing ?author

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

Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. All three of these companies try to hook prospective users with claims on their websites about their products’ effectiveness. A Hechinger Report review found dozens of companies promoting their products’ effectiveness on their websites, in email pitches and in vendor brochures with little or shoddy evidence to support their claims.

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.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom.

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A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

Edsurge

He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Vivi brings your diverse, digital, classroom learning resources together in a user-friendly format that drives teacher adoption and delivers a higher ROI on existing technology investment. Because of privacy laws, the company can’t directly contact its biggest segment of end users. “It’s

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. However, in order to produce knowledge, we must introduce “thinking” back into the classroom. Thus, I plan to introduce a new concept called “Swarming the Classroom.”

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. The ethics of teachers advising and working with edtech companies received a lot of attention when the New York Times published a piece on the subject last fall. The better option is to give teachers more control over which products they try out in the classroom. “I

5 Random Teacher Hacks to Revv Up Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

David Sladkey, 32-year teacher gives us 5 cool teacher hacks to improve our classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter David Sladkey has been teaching for over thirty-two years. For example, I sharpen scissors by cutting sandpaper with them.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. The company that could change the world is a little-known technology company with a rather innocuous sounding name: Value Spring Technology. Schools, meanwhile, are still structurally and schedule-wise largely the same despite the pile-on of technology into the classroom.

Building a Learning Company: Three Entrepreneurs Dish Out Advice

Edsurge

Playing games in the classroom is not a new concept. So, it’s perhaps not surprising that there are game-based edtech companies hoping to leave a mark in classrooms. Finding a (Sustainable) Business Model Grant Hosford, the co-founder and CEO of codeSpark, an app that teaches kids, ages 5- to 10- years old how to code, advised the audience that you can make some choices for your company that appear good at first and even midway through.

3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom in Ohio, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts. He shares his workflow, how his students sculpt in VR before printing, example projects, and how he manages supply costs. Join me, Jaime Donally of #ARVRinEdu chat and some excited AR classroom enthusiasts on Wednesday, December 19 at 9 pm ET for a free webinar about best practices in AR Classroom teaching.

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Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Steve Blank on Entrepreneurship and Education

Edsurge

Blank: As an entrepreneur in the 20th century, we were told in not so many words that startups were nothing more than smaller versions of large companies. The big idea is that VCs simply assumed that any failure to execute the plan was a failure of the founders or the key people in the company. The big idea was that startups were trying to copy what large companies did. Well, large companies execute known business models.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. ” The article goes on to point out some examples of this kind of dilemma, and how certain businesses responded. ” What are some examples of disruptions in the classroom, then?

Tech Company Drops Conference Swag in Favor of 13,000 School Donations

Edsurge

That’s the number of items and school supplies recently donated by the San Francisco-based tech company Okta. Conference-goers to the company’s annual Bay Area event didn’t come away with any “swag” this year. In 2018, for example, Okta provided its 3,500 attendees with Yeti water bottles (retail: $50), Corkcicle water bottles ($35), and design-your-own T-shirts and sweatshirts.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. 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. Here’s one example of how 3D Bear can be used for a real world conversation. 3DBear’s classroom set includes digital items like bookcases, desks, tables, and more, which students can use to propose how they want the room to look.

10 Ways to Build Team Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Empower Awesome Learning Every Day We are team classroom. When you build team classroom, you unleash a giant. 10 Ways to Build Team Classroom. Teach team classroom to spring into action when someone is struggling. One of my secrets of an awesome classroom is empowering everyone to help. Classroom example. Talk about your team classroom with words. ” Classroom example. Classroom Example. Classroom example.

Dear Liberal Arts Major: STEM Companies Need Your Skills to Grow

Edsurge

But instead of a classroom, Wolochow now works on the Silicon Valley campus of a company that’s using technology to make learning more accessible to people throughout the world. More companies in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM—fields are hiring workers with liberal arts backgrounds, according to a recent report. “It’s Wong worked at several fintech firms before joining the mobile payments company.

Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?

Edsurge

As Alpha Public Schools administrator Jin-Soo Huh told EdSurge this past summer , “Edtech companies have a responsibility when putting out studies to understand data clearly and present it accurately.” Nonprofit Digital Promise agrees, and on August 9, the nonprofit launched an effort to collection and evaluate quality examples of how companies conduct and research in designing and improving their products. Here are the top companies in each category.

New Company Says by Using Its Service, Students Can Test Classroom Tech Before Arriving on Campus

Edsurge

Founded by a father-son duo, the company launched this year with the goal to create “tier zero” for students and tech support before the school year starts, co-founder Ben Sample (the son in the duo), tells EdSurge. Using TechReady.io, students are able to test classroom technology before they set foot on campus. For example, if an LMS did not cooperate with Safari, then after running a scan, TechReady.io

Science Interactive Group Acquires Another Company to Grow Its Lab Education Kits

Edsurge

In business, two companies may join to build a stronger foundation, winning new customers and offering more services to existing ones. At least, that’s the idea for Tim Loomer, CEO of science education holding company Science Interactive Group.

Active Learning in the Science Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Thirty-three-year Presidential Award Winning science teacher Glen Westbroek believes in creating active learning experiences in his science classroom. Today we kick off science week on the 10-Minute Teacher talking about active learning, Next Generation Science Standards, and what an engaging science classroom looks like. Active Learning in the Science Classroom. Now, Glen, you are passionate about motivating active learning in the science classroom.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Mike Roberts @BaldRoberts , eighth grade English teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah, and author of Hacking Classroom Management: 10 Ideas to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About. But these are also strategies that help with classroom management.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

It has replaced my use of iMovie in the classroom with my students because it is more robust. I’ll also dive into some of the features that have me most excited as a classroom teacher. For these reasons, gridlines are a must-use in my classroom.

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30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016

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30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. From Apple to J.Crew, these companies offer exclusive discounts on just about everything a teacher could possibly need for the new semester! 30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. An example? Take part in the B&N Educators program to receive 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for the classroom. Keep that classroom contained! Need supplies for classroom crafts?

Wade King: Find Your Classroom Creativity Wildcard

The CoolCatTeacher

So, Wade, you have come on the show, and we are going to help motivate teachers to get excited about creativity in our classrooms. It is one of those where we are just pumped to share how we use creativity in the classroom for engagement. So reflecting on that is absolutely essential to what you do in your classroom. We also know why I am going to go all this effort to make an exciting classroom, because that’s also a why.

Finding the Ideal Front-of-Classroom Interactive Display

ViewSonic Education

Bring Classroom Interactive Display into the Mix. The use of interactive display and collaborative technology in the classroom has become a baseline requirement for increasing student’s participation and education success in the 21st century. Hands-on learning works, and designing classrooms and curriculum for active learning has become a major push across K-12 and higher education environments. Interactive Display in the Classroom.

Blackboard Co-Founder Urges ‘Disarmament’ Between Edtech Companies and Academics

Edsurge

Matthew Pittinsky wants the equivalent of disarmament talks between edtech companies and colleges. They’re specific to a particular pedagogical approach—if you’re using your portfolios in creative arts, versus whatever the examples may be, simulation-based learning. You recently offered some advice for entrepreneurs starting an edtech company in today’s landscape. Even with that, 20 years later, in 1998, we talked about the flipped classroom.

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company

techlearning

was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. It’s no secret that digital solutions are growing and that print companies are struggling.

How We Should be Teaching Math in Classrooms Today

The CoolCatTeacher

How We Should be Teaching Math in Classrooms Today. Denis, today we’re going to think about how we should be teaching math in our classrooms. Vicki: Denis, give us a creative example of what this looks like in the classroom. What does this look like in the classroom? But there are teachers who have been in the classroom for forty years. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Using the Real World Classrooms Model When Teaching Finance

The CoolCatTeacher

The Real-World Classroom model of teaching finance is part simulation part game. Invented by Brian Bean, this model of teaching is transforming Texas classrooms and beyond. Real World Classrooms When Teaching Finance. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Brian Bean, 14-year Texas educator, about real-world classrooms. Now, Brian, your story to reach real-world classrooms, actually has a bit of a challenging beginning. Let me use some basic examples.