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

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 Reality Protocols for the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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. ARVRinEDU chat founder, Jaime Donally talks with me (Vicki Davis) about Virtual Reality Protocols for the classroom.

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.

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.

CK-12 Integrates Its Awesome Educational Resources With Google Classroom

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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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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.

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.

What is a digital classroom?

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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?

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.

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.

Providing powerful feedback in the classroom: Strategies, tips, and tools from fellow educators

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DitchBook Twitter chat Teaching feedback feedback in the classroom giving feedback productivity teachingFeedback plays a crucial role in teaching and learning. We are constantly giving one another verbal and nonverbal feedback often without even realizing it. But giving intentional, meaningful feedback is a skill that we rely on to provide our students with checkpoints along their path towards a goal. In an article published in ASCD.org, the late Grant […].

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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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.

Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Classroom management is a challenge for many teachers. Stacey Corrigan talks about how she manages her classroom. From transitions to handling disruptions, Stacey talks about the 20+ year classroom journey.

Curating content in the classroom: 30+ ideas for getting started

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In our role as educators, we curate content for our students and share it with them to give them access to multiple sources of information. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech curating content curation curation in the classroom edtech educational technology wakeletWe want to curate with a purpose and share meaningful content. It’s easier said than done. Information is everywhere. And the ability to organize that information in meaningful ways […].

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

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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.

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.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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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. Students can create and invent using Augmented Reality and share in your 3D Bear Classroom.

How Do You Build a Successful Classroom-based Coaching Program?

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Though it’s most often associated with sports, coaching can also be an important form of professional development in education. In the classroom, coaches can provide one-on-one support, help teachers tackle classroom challenges, and identify strategies to best support student learning.

15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

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The post 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers! Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. Here are 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers by Teachers!

[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 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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3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

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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. I met him this summer when I spoke in Akron and was amazed at what he and his students are doing in his classroom.

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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?

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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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

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.

6 Reasons Why Classrooms Need To Implement Blended Learning

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Technology continues to transform today’s classrooms. Education Technology Success Stories Flipping the Classroom (Reverse Instruction) FLN Hub Syndicated Posts Making the case for Education Technologies

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.

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.