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.

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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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.

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.

Google Classroom resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

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

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.

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.

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. .

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

Educational Technology Guy

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.

Codemoji – Changing the Classroom Coding Landscape

EdTech4Beginners

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?

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.

Create a digital classroom with Google Classroom and BookWidgets

EdTech4Beginners

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.

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. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification.

Flipped Classrooms

EdSense

Trending with the buzz words of modern education system, that among several other innovative initiatives, adopts technology for inward learning, is “Flipped Learning”. What Are Flipped Classrooms? Why Should Schools Opt For Flipped Classrooms?

Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

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.

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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IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Deb Ramm helps us learn the techniques to help powerful improvement happen in classrooms. IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom. Now, Deb, you work with implementing lighthouse classrooms, but you’ve also recently moved into instructional technology.

Active Learning in the Science Classroom

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Thirty-three-year Presidential Award Winning science teacher Glen Westbroek believes in creating active learning experiences in his science classroom. Active Learning in the Science Classroom. Now, Glen, you are passionate about motivating active learning in the science 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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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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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?

EdTech4Beginners

In recent years, many schools have entertained the theory that VR improves education. If virtual reality is reliable enough to train our armed forces, is there any reason not to implement the same technique at educational institutions across the world?

Buncee Classroom

Technology Tidbits

Educators have been using Buncee in a wide variety of ways through their educational portal "Buncee Classroom" to create virtual classrooms for students to complete assignments, take quizzes, etc.

Inquiry-Based Learning in the History Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Josh Eby shares how he uses inquiry-based learning in his history classroom. He also discusses how he’s become a better teacher after returning to the classroom after 12 years in administration and why it was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

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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.

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.

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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Educators as Active Listeners

User Generated Education

I have a few sayings I often use in my teacher education courses and PD workshops for teachers related to active listening. One of the biggest gifts we, as educators, can give to our learners is to be truly present for them; to deeply listen to what they have to say.

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

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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.

We cannot continue to educate students in classrooms designed for a world that no longer exists

Dangerously Irrelevant

If educators are still unconvinced moving to a Modern Learning environment is a moral imperative, I hope they are beginning to come around. We cannot continue to educate students in classrooms designed for a world that no longer exists.

10 add-ons to Google Classroom you MUST try

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The basic functions of Google Drive and Google Classroom are only the starting point for the innovative and creative uses one can use in the classroom. Ed Tech add-ons coding edtech educational technology g suite for education gafe google apps for education google classroom gsuiteedu

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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. But these are also strategies that help with classroom management.

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.

Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

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Bill Selak @ billselak shares how he’s using Amazon’s Alexa via the Echo and Dot in the classroom. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, ISTE 2014 Kay L. The Amazon Echo in the classroom. How Bill Selak is Using the Amazon Echo in the Classroom.

Using the Real World Classrooms Model When Teaching Finance

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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. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community.

Classroom Earth: Teach Conservation By Going Outside

The CoolCatTeacher

If I had one wish for the classrooms of the world, it is that we would all leave the four walls and enter Classroom Earth. In Classroom Earth we will study nature in nature. This post is part of Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for Education.

Assigning Homework In the Digital Age: The Benefits of Virtual Classrooms

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Over the past few decades, schools have relied on computer technology for delivering educational content or equipping students with resources to enhance their learning. Virtual Classrooms Help Teachers Create Homework Assignments. Virtual Classrooms Can Turn Homework into a Game.