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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20 virtual field trips for your classroom

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The post 20 virtual field trips for your classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech google expeditions google tours gridpals HyperDocs skype skype education skype in the classroom virtual field trips virtual field trips in the classroom

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Creating Fun Family & Classroom Experiences for Kids Online

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You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Sandi presented at ISTE last year, sharing her findings on brain research as it relates to tech use in the classroom.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

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Michael Cohen "The Tech Rabbi" and author of Education by Design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. We should design the classroom environment for learning. These are is created particularly so those educators who can’t attend will have some special and exciting learning experiences – in just 10 minutes a day.

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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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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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

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Michael Cohen aka the Tech Rabbi on episode 448 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. We should design the classroom environment for learning. This free tool helps educators around the world connect their students.

An educator’s guide to podcasting beyond the classroom

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Other than AR or VR, podcasting is one of the more recent edtech tools that has made its way into the hands of educators. Ed Tech Guest Blog Templates don't ditch that tech edtech educational technology educators's guide to podcasting podcasting podcasting ebook podcasting in the classroomAnd like any tool, given the right supports and practices, it can make extraordinary things possible for teachers, students, and their communities.

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. I want them to join Google classroom. and I want them to turn their photograph in as an assignment in Google Classroom. The physical classroom has a paperwork workflow.

Finding Balance in Today's Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Maybe the 45-minute commute had a little to do with it, but the main culprit was how I used available time in the classroom. I share this story because of what I have either seen or been told is happening in classrooms at this very moment.

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.

Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

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Quick Take: Learn how teachers are using educational videos effectively in their classrooms: - Current use of educational videos. Effectively using educational videos could become a large burden or blessing to teachers. From our recent whitepaper Video-Assisted Learning Insights: The Struggle for Teachers to Access Video Content , we have found that an incredible 96% of teachers surveyed are using videos in their classrooms.

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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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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.

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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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.

The SEL classroom checklist

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

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. His passions include school leadership, education technology, presenting, entrepreneurship, and coaching. Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks.

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.

10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently

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Google Classroom can be even more powerful with a few tips and strategies to make it efficient and effective.Google Classroom streamlines the management of student work — announcing, assigning, collecting, grading, giving feedback and returning.

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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.

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

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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.

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.

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. Educators need to establish protocols and systems for this as well. This short video is made as a student tutorial and to help educators make decisions about how they will educate students on effective online learning skills.

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20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

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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

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.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

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While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use. So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? Read on to discover the impact of technology in education and how to get the most from its unique benefits. What Is the Proper Role of Technology in the Classroom? Benefits of Using Tech and Digital Media in Education.

9 Tips for Planning Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

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As an educator, it’s both normal and important to guide your students through challenging discussions in class. In an article with Learner’s Edge , educator Kelly Swartzer recommends telling these students about the upcoming topic beforehand.

Guest post: The Classroom Goes Hybrid

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However, educators have now been forced to suddenly adopt remote instruction because of the ongoing pandemic. 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. Although this is a problematic situation, I think it is also a great opportunity, especially when it comes to education and the evolution of pedagogy in general.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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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How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell Teaching online is challenging for many teachers.

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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!, Gamification assessment edtech educational technology formative assessment kahoot quizalize quizizz quizlet quizlet live