4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares his thoughts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology.

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10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

Waterford

It’s tough to know exactly what the upcoming school year will look like, but by keeping up on current trends in the educational sphere, you can return to school next year informed, whether you’re in a classroom or teaching at a distance. Genius Hour in the Classroom.

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How to Teach AI in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning , talks about Artificial Intelligence and what we should be teaching kids in our classrooms today. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. The new classroom management features in Metaverse are free to try with promo code ARforEDU. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections.

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Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!

Neo LMS

Elementary school classrooms do not naturally lend themselves to a flipped or blended environment for a number of reasons. Firstly, there is the trending topic of screen time among young users. Blended or flipped environments also are not ideal in an elementary school setting because so much of teaching in these grades is dependent on modelling and direction. Flipping the elementary school classroom? The post Flipping the elementary school classroom?

What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Dig into teaching practices with Google Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom is a tool that can help build relationships between students and teachers.

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4 Essential Steps to Secure Funding for Hybrid Classroom Technologies

Edsurge

The need for new K-12 classroom technology has never been greater. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools are now using a hybrid classroom model, with some students attending virtually and others in person. The need for new K-12 classroom technology has never been greater.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

In this disturbing trend, convincing videos, audio, and photos are viewed and shared by those who somehow think you can trust what you see and hear. Wesley Fryer takes us deep into the world of deep fakes in this resource-full lesson in a trend that is dangerous and threatening, particularly for a gullible population. You can take courses on helpful topics like classroom management, teacher wellness, education technology, special education classes and more.

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Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Some of the more recent books include the award-winning The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice (Brown & Green, Routledge), The Educator’s Guide to Producing New Media and Open Educational Resources (Routledge), and Securing the Connected Classroom (ISTE Press). I co-produce (with Dr. Abbie Brown) the award-winning podcast Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences.

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Author of The Teacher’s Guide to Google Classroom. Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for helping teachers make progress with technology.

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Below, we’ve gathered some of the latest and most relevant marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

How to use podcasts in the classroom (with Listenwise)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The benefits of using audio/podcasts with students: Listening comprehension and reading comprehension are correlated so listening to podcasts as a classroom activity can be a more engaging strategy in helping boost a student’s reading skills.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Elementary Educators: Q&A With Dr. April DeGennaro

Mindspark Learning

I sat down with April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School in Peachtree City, Georgia this month to discuss why as an elementary school teacher, she has chosen to embrace AI for her own learning and that of her students. April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School.

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

Waterford

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? Technology in the classroom: Friend or Foe?

Restorative Justice and Consequences that Actually Improve Behavior

The CoolCatTeacher

Topics include teaching foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12. favorite thing is that you can work at your own pace, create things for use in your classroom today, and you can have six months to complete the courses. Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard on episode 473 Desmond Tutu says, “Restorative justice says “No, the offense affected a relationship” and what you are seeking for is to restore the relationship, to heal the relationship.”

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8 Great Ways to Level Up Game Based Learning in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Play Good Games, Get Great Results Game based learning in the classroom should not be worksheets with points. Whether students are playing games where they create or go on epic quests, stories are pouring from classrooms everywhere about games that transform learning. But for those who don’t trust stories from the classroom, a body of research is growing around what makes a good game for learning. 8 Great Ways to Level Up Game Based Learning in the Classroom.

#08: The BreakoutEDU Box: The Classroom Experience That Has Everybody Talking

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam Bellow (@ adambellow ) began his career in the classroom as a High School English teacher. Expectations for what the classroom looks and feels like when using BreakoutEDU boxes. Listen to the interview with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen about their favorite iPad apps for elementary classrooms. Adam Bellow (@ adambellow ) began his career in the classroom as a High School English teacher.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios. The instructional walks, brief classroom visits in which I would write my observations down and share them as feedback with the teacher, did show an increase in the frequency of student discussion during instruction but not in higher level questioning. On Saturday, I shared why I was not at ISTE 2016.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios. The instructional walks, brief classroom visits in which I would write my observations down and share them as feedback with the teacher, did show an increase in the frequency of student discussion during instruction but not in higher level questioning. On Saturday, I shared why I was not at ISTE 2016.

Free Webinar: 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Practical do’s and don’ts for inquiry-based learning in the classroom. Simple ways to get started with inquiry-based learning in the classroom. Administrators All Subjects Education Education Trends and Topics Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Sponsored by Kids Discover Online From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Marketplace trend update: 5 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Below, we’ve gathered some of the latest and most relevant marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018. The classroom of the future isn’t far from becoming a reality in 2018. From learning analytics tools providing students with instant feedback on their work to virtual reality facilitating field trips to faraway lands to 3D printers filling makerspaces, the classroom looks quite a bit different than it did just five years ago. VR in the Classroom Grows More Feasible. meghan.bogardu…. Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:48.

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How to Design Learning Spaces in Libraries

The CoolCatTeacher

Carolyn Foote takes us to the center of this trend to take us inside how she redesigned her learning space and the thought process behind it. Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Get Connected (PLN Building) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Librarians Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

Darrian Tanner on Episode 471 of the 10-Minute Teacher I talked to my son, and he says that when a teacher has excellent classroom management, it means he can learn, and when they don’t, it means chaos and stress for everybody. Today Darrian Tanner, the Florida State High Impact Teacher award winner for 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 talks about how to help teachers improve their classroom management skills. Topics include teaching foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12.

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Big ideas and ed trends from the #ASCD15 conference

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Here are 6 big ideas and educational trends I heard throughout the 3 day conference: 1) School culture. The most inspiring presentations in that regard for me were from Rafe Esquith , who talked about culture at the classroom level, and Todd Whitaker , who spoke about it at the school level. The same push is happening in classrooms, as many sessions focused on helping kids take more ownership of their learning. What big trends did you notice?

Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom

Neo LMS

Today, I’d like to look at ways the K-12 teacher can utilize some of the very exciting techniques and tools of digital humanities in their classrooms. The suggestion when it comes to dabbling in DH (Digital Humanities) in the classroom is to take an exploratory, curious and light approach. There are a number of analogue printables aides online that will help elementary school teachers bring a new dimension to story-time.

Pandemic Spurs Changes in the Edtech Schools Use, From the Classroom to the Admin Office

Edsurge

Home may be the new classroom, but instructional approaches are slower to change. Zoom took the number one spot in mentions by teachers in 2020, at 60 percent, displacing 2018’s top mention, Google Classroom. Oh, don’t feel bad for Google Classroom.

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What 41 Years of Teaching Taught Me with Karen Van Duyn

The CoolCatTeacher

I use their student information system and learning management system but do you know they have brought it together in one unified classroom? Trying to look into my classroom and say “this student isn’t doing his homework” and trying to figure out why comes down to basic level needs – maybe Maslow’s, I don’t know. And when is the point that you know, OK, I need to find another way to encourage teachers besides being in the classroom.

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The Next Big Trends in #EdTech from @ISTE CEO Richard Culatta at #ISTE19

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators understand the importance of being in touch with the latest trends in ed tech. Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) helps us by sharing what the organization sees as the next big trends. Fortunately, teachers like April Keck DeGennaro who teaches at Peoples Elementary School in Georgia is. Dr. Curran explained that what should be trending in social media is the learning that happens in the classroom.

Bring back joy by teaching outdoors: A how-to guide

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Teachers in her circle who have started teaching outside also reported experiencing less distractions compared when teaching inside a classroom. Classroom on a ferry, NY, 1915. And what could outdoor learning mean in YOUR classroom? Classrooms are just loud, tight spaces often.

This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica

The CoolCatTeacher

For over 30 years, Advancement Courses has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to thousands of teachers across the country. They offer over 200 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12 education. You can always check and see what his students are up to by visiting his classroom website, [link].

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Elementary Educators: Q&A With Dr. April DeGennaro

Mindspark Learning

I sat down with April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School in Peachtree City, Georgia this month to discuss why as an elementary school teacher, she has chosen to embrace AI for her own learning and that of her students. April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School.

How the Gender Gap in STEM Might Get its Start in Elementary School

MindShift

On average, girls do as well as boys on elementary- and middle-school math tests. A new study offers evidence that the disparity might be getting its start in elementary school classrooms. Students in the Raleigh-area elementary schools can be nominated to participate by their teachers or parents. Similar trends have been shown to play out in college, according to separate research. Originally posted on Chalkbeat on October 28, 2019.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. My career began in Arlington Heights, IL, where I taught 3rd and 4th graders English as a Second Language in a self-contained classroom. In early 2012, my district decided to bring a 1:1 mobile device initiative to the middle school students and I was fortunate enough to get a cart of iPads in my classroom.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

What Is Competency-Based Learning, Why Does It Matter?

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters episode 210 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Middle school points down to elementary. Elementary points to kindergarten. Common Core Every Classroom Matters Podcast News & Trends TeachingNew Hampshire and educator John Martin are at the forefront of the competency-based learning movement.