Swarming the Classroom

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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.

Google Classroom resources for Educators

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Google Classroom new resource for teachers to manage classes, assignments, student work, and to communicate with students. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. google classroom Google for Educators

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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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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.

Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

The CoolCatTeacher

John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education. Learn about the journey to improve classrooms, the early research on classroom improvement and why improvement is happening but not everywhere.

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?

CK-12 Integrates Its Awesome Educational Resources With Google Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

CK-12 , a great resource for free e-textbook and curricular resources, has just announced that it is integrating with Google Classroom. Google recently updated Classroom to allow third parties to integrate and share with Classroom and CK-12 has just done that.

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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.

Music for the classroom

EdTech4Beginners

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.

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. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom.

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. On this blog, I’ve tried for years to show educators the amazing things that can […]. Ed Tech educational technology free digital classroom tools paying for classroom tech

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The Importance of Civics Education

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Now that I am a teacher of gifted education, I believe it is important for my students, for all students to participate in civics education. The Center on American Progress stated in The State of Civics Education : Civic knowledge and public engagement is at an all-time low. Educators and schools have a unique opportunity and responsibility to ensure that young people become engaged and knowledgeable citizens.

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

Virtual Worlds For Higher Education: The New Real-World Classrooms

EdTech4Beginners

When you think of virtual reality the first thing to come to mind probably isn’t education, it’s more entertainment! Well, one of the fastest growing industries in the world is trying to reach a wider audience one of which is Education, and higher Education.

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

In future ready schools, technology and digital learning expand access to high-quality, ongoing, job-embedded opportunities for professional learning for teachers, administrators, and other education professionals. part of the Alliance for Excellent Education , located in Washington D.C.

Assessing Maker Education Projects

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Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

20 Google Apps activities for classroom innovation

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Google Apps for Education has made new ideas and activities possible in classrooms all over the world. Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google classroom

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8 lessons ANY educator can learn from the science classroom

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Teaching collaboration creative teaching edtech educational technology failure scienceToday’s guest post is written by Matt Johnson, a third grade teacher at Boiling Springs Elementary School in Boiling Springs, S.C.

Codemoji – Changing the Classroom Coding Landscape

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Step 4 is that data is provided to the educators, to help them make informed decisions regarding their students. Author bio: Livio Bolzon is from Chicago and is an educational entrepreneur and co-founder of Codemoji.com . First and foremost: What is Codemoji?

How To Gamify Your Classroom.

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Have you gamified your classroom? Tagged: edtech , education , educators , gamification , gamify , gaming , learning , teaching , tech , tech tools , technology. education edtech educators gamification gamify gaming learning teaching tech tech tools technology

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[ALL Educators] Sign Up for the Classroom Cribs Challenge Now! #classroomcribs

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The 2015 Classroom Cribs Challenge is now open! We thought, what if that same concept of Cribs…met the classroom! Be sure to check out this great post on classroom design by AJ Juliani! Remember MTV Cribs?

How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. What if I told you that you could create a class template inside Google Classroom? In 2018, Google released several significant updates to Google Classroom.

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Make easy-to-understand visualizations for your classroom in seconds

EdTech4Beginners

So, if you are looking to create an impact and even explain intricate matters in your classroom, visuals are the most effective tool to do so. Of course, Vizzlo offers special conditions to educators and their students upon request. .

Teacher as Researcher in the Classroom

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It is dedicated to improving student achievement, classroom practice, and teacher leadership within Milwaukee Public Schools. MMTP promised to give us a platform for conducting research in our classrooms and developing our craft of teaching. Blog Educator Micro-credentials Educators

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

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The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Shake Up Learning community is always chatting and sharing digital tools and lesson ideas for the K12 classroom. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. (in

Create a digital classroom with Google Classroom and BookWidgets

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The reasons why teachers use technology in their classroom are simple. However, it’s not easy to set up a digital classroom by yourself. In this post, I’ll show you how you can create a digital classroom, using Google Classroom and BookWidgets.

10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers

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If you and your students are using Google Apps in the classroom, Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort. Ed Tech edtech educational technology efficiency gafe Google Apps google classroom time managementIt helps you assign, collect, grade and return work seamlessly. But, like anything else, there are tricks that can help you do the same work in less time. They make you more efficient [.].

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Quieten down your class with this website!

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My favourite is the ‘ Classroom Noise Volume Meter ‘! education classroom noise meter classroom technology edtech noise in the classroom Noisy Classroom teachingCLASSCRAFT is a brilliant website which has a variety of features.

5 Educational Robots You Can Use in Your STEM Classroom

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Image Source The Expanding Variety of Small Robot Kits for Educational Purposes is Ripe With Fun Possibilities for the Classroom One of the most innovative technological concepts currently available.

Unlocking motivation in the classroom: Strategies and tools from fellow educators

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The same is true for our students, our fellow educators and ourselves in the classroom. Motivation has a powerful impact in education. Getting to the gym. Folding that pile of laundry. Writing a new blog post.Some projects we find easier to get motivated for than others.

CK-12 and Google Classroom - great resources that are better together

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Assign CK-12 Content Direct to Google Classroom Did you know you can assign content from CK-12 directly to Google Classroom ? Related: CK-12 information and resources Google for Education Resources. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

How to Make Flipped Classroom Better

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipping your classroom (or in-flipping it as I do) can make a lot of sense if your conditions are right. Flipped classroom co-founder Jon Bergmann talks candidly about the flipped classroom model. I love using videos to teach the point and click software lessons in my classroom.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

If you want to understand the pedagogy and purpose of augmented reality in the classroom, this is the conversation for you. Episode Sponsor: Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students.

14 ways to create great classroom video with Screencastify

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Ed Tech edtech educational technology flipped classroom screencasts video creation video projects webcamNot too long ago, video creation required bulky, awkward video cameras with big, plastic VCR tapes. Playback required a TV, a VCR and a hope that everything worked nicely together.

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Teachers Explore Innovative Education in South Korea

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What happens when educators go beyond school walls to gain a global perspective on teaching and learning? Educating for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Learning from Educators Around the World. Blog Educators Global Global Learning

10 ways to make good Google Classroom assignments better

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If you’ve used Google Classroom for long (or even if you’re just beginning to use it), you’re likely to see that there’s not a lot to it. Google Classroom was created to help teachers teach and learners learn so that tech stays out of their way to do it. Ed Tech g suite Google Apps google apps for education google classroom googleedu

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

The easy tool educators are using every day From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google.

Changing How Educators See Negative Experiences in the Classroom

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Excerpted from The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching © 2018 by Patricia A. An easy first step is to recognize and mindfully attend to positive emotional experiences in your classroom and at home.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

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Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. Helen Kardiasmenos is an Innovative classroom and online educator located in Sydney, Australia.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. To create a “good blend” to simply add computers to the classroom is not enough.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more.

TONS of Classroom Design Ideas for Setting Up Your Cozy Learning Space!

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For those interested in reading more about how the brain relates to design in the field of education, I recommend checking out the work of Susan Kovalik at The Center for Effective Learning. When I thought about my own classroom space, I went to sit in one of my student’s desks.