Universal Design for Learning: What Educators Need to Know

Waterford

As a teacher, one of the best ways to help students is by reducing barriers to learning. One approach that can help you achieve this is the Universal Design for Learning. What is the Universal Design for Learning? Representation (the “what” of learning).

How to Mix STEM Education and Creativity in the Classroom

Waterford

Lately, the three Rs of school have been eclipsed by a focus on STEM education , or Science , Technology , Engineering , and Math. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for creativity or the arts in the classroom. The right kind of environment can help children learn and create.

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How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms

Waterford

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, many classrooms remain online in some capacity. Now is a particularly helpful time to consider implementing blended or hybrid learning, two strategies that allow for independent or remote learning. Classifying K-12 Blended Learning.

Among Us Classroom Style: Another Case for Game-Based Learning

User Generated Education

I cannot adequately express how grateful I am for educators’ generous and giving personalities as well for the social media platforms where they share resources and ideas. Since I know how much my learners love Among Us , I did an internet search for its use in classroom settings.

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

The CoolCatTeacher

” She played the role of the teacher and I played the role of the student as we shared what various actions look like on both sides of the dynamic relationship between students and teachers in Google Classroom.

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Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

There are two things I am certain of in education. So, how do we design and facilitate learning experiences to remove barriers and allow all students to succeed? ” UDL celebrates learner variability as an asset in the classroom.

Creative Options for Remote Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

With schools closed for in-person learning and many children being educated at home, parents are scrambling for quality alternatives that work in a home environment. Special needs children receive a significantly higher level of education on average. Online Learning Portals.

How to Use Gamification for Attention-Getting and Fun Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Paolo Tolomeo gets kids excited about learning math and language arts by sailing the 7 seas. Learn how it does it, how he keeps on track with lessons, and how to avoid common mistakes when adding gamification to your classroom. Never stop learning!

20 virtual field trips for your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

And how can we take the learning even further? The post 20 virtual field trips for your classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Virtual field trips allow us to take our students where the bus can’t.

4 Social Emotional Learning Strategies to Use in the Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

We know that to teach students, we must relate to educate and one of the first things we must relate to is their emotions in that moment. Let’s tune in to our student’s social-emotional learning and help them succeed.

Misconceptions About Kids With Learning Differences in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Rebekah Dyer – Bio as Submitted Dr. Rebekah Dyer is an associate professor in the college of education at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. The courses that she teaches focus on special education.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Stay tuned, also, to the Cool Cat Teacher Blog for some other learning.

Horse and Buggy Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Why don’t more people just use paper and whiteboard in the classroom? They help us learn what we need to know — just slow. The post Horse and Buggy Classrooms appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

What Really Happened in Hybrid Classrooms This Year

The CoolCatTeacher

She bravely reflects on the real struggles, challenges, and quality of education in the school year 2020-2021. If you have accreditation or learning requirements as I do, take the opportunity to look at this post. Johnston’s classroom at [link].

Learning Strategies for your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

New teachers quickly realize that one size doesn’t fit all in the classroom. Students are wonderfully different in the way they learn, listen, and absorb. The popularity of personalized learning makes it abundantly clear that those numbers just aren’t good enough anymore. Over the past months, I’ve cataloged many of those for you in short articles that provide an overview, pedagogic characteristics, and educational applications. the Flipped Classroom.

3 Things Educators Should Debate As We Return to In Person Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

As we return to in-person learning, we should not return to business as usual. Listen to David Bott talk about Three Things Schools Should Debate As We Return to In-Person Learning. 5 Things We Need to Get Right As We Return to In-Person Learning with Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath.

How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

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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The Covid-19 Education Question: Is this Really Learning?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter On this show, the topic is — what are kids really learning? Here’s the thing, every situation is a learning opportunity. Use this time to level up learning.

6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

The CoolCatTeacher

With free financial literacy courses for high school and middle school, social-emotional learning, and digital literacy classes, today we highlight six ways you can help students learn real-world skills. Listen to 6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Go to www.hapara.com/coolcatteacher to learn more about how H?para

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Upgrading the Remote Learning and Hybrid Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

These unprecedented and uncertain times have spawned a paradigm shift in the way teaching and learning are conducted. The key is to understand what types of solutions can provide the foundation for effective distance and hybrid learning concepts.

Creating a Classroom Routine for Online or Hybrid Learning Students

Waterford

One of the most effective ways to supercharge your students’ ability to learn, connect, and grow, all while managing your own workload, is to establish a routine in your classroom. But many classrooms look different this year. The same is true for educators and students.

Sparking Inquiry in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

While we loved looking at various creatures, especially those that were hard to find, such as certain salamanders and snakes, questions kept driving us to want to learn more. Below is a version of a resource that can be found in Chapter 4 of Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms.

Blended Learning: What It Is and What It Is Not

Catlin Tucker

The pandemic has elevated the phrase “blended learning.” ” When schools closed or shifted to hybrid schedules, many institutions turned to blended learning to navigate the new demands placed on teachers and educational institutions. What Blended Learning Is.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We educators need to rest and recover this summer. But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component.

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. John also announces a contest for teachers to share what innovative work they are doing in order to enter a contest to win a classroom set of iPads and a trip to Silicon Valley.

Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math

The CoolCatTeacher

Liesl McConchie talks about how the brain learns math From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When students come into your math class, are they ready to learn? Learn How to Prepare the Brain to Teach Math with Liesl McConchie.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

The discussion about learning and what constitutes “good learning” is almost always couched in the context of a classroom. Yet today’s students have more access to information and resources beyond the classroom than any prior generation. They can jump online and watch a video tutorial to learn how to do something that interests them. Is this learning less powerful than the learning that happens in a classroom? She enjoys learning.

Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

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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Improving in-class special education with positives from online learning

eSchool News

As schools, parents, and students across the country prepare for school re-entry, many are celebrating a return to the classroom. There is no shortage of studies and expert opinions stating that the majority of students learn better in-person.

Learning and growing as educators

Neo LMS

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators. As a result, some teachers decide to stay in the classroom because missing out on that time with students is too difficult. How I have found time to connect and grow as an educator.

FETC 2021: Rebuilding Learning Beyond the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

The shift to remote and hybrid learning environments has not been easy for educators to manage. That’s especially the case when their lessons lean heavily on interactive learning approaches.

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5 Benefits of online learning for educators

Neo LMS

Online learning utilizes technology to connect students and educators. Research and Markets predicted that the online education market will reach $230 billion by 2025 , and it’s possible that COVID-19 will further increase the popularity of online learning. E-learning