STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

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Kate Hodges, English Teacher from Ohio From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Language arts classrooms can use more than books to teach. Sponsor: Adobe I use Adobe Premiere Rush to teach digital filmmaking in my classroom.

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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.

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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.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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If you want to understand the pedagogy and purpose of augmented reality in the classroom, this is the conversation for you. Episode Sponsor: Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students.

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.

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

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Her anecdotes of classroom behavior-changing results are – pardon the pun – game-changing. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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Amy believes this pedagogical shift is a game changer in the music classroom Learn more. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students.

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

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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.

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Google Jamboard

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Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard.

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Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

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Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

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It has replaced my use of iMovie in the classroom with my students because it is more robust. I’ll also dive into some of the features that have me most excited as a classroom teacher. For these reasons, gridlines are a must-use in my classroom.

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4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

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Nicholas Provenzano gets us started From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Maker spaces? If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

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Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. The process of bringing maker education into formal and informal educational settings involves different approaches and strategies than in a more traditional educational setting. Maker Project Process.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

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But what I haven’t seen is kids Googling anything to help them with this project. There’s a reason why this Invention project is a Google-free zone. Donnie Piercey’s students use a backpack they created to update the Google Street view of their city and school.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

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Leah: Well, some of the best tools that I’ve used in the classroom are those that simply enhance the student’s voice. It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc. Grant writing and awards have brought many resources to her science classroom.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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Kindergarteners and first graders explore their “wonderings” in Lindsey Danhoff’s classroom. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. Another person in our classroom really wanted to learn how to speak Spanish.

Literature Performance Odyssey with Drama and Student Leadership

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Marynn shares this innovative approach to teaching the Odyssey invented by her students along with their advice for using this method in your classroom. We have a very collaborative classroom, I let the students lead their learning as much as possible.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Teachers don’t have to be experts or “geeks” to use coding to improve literacy, use higher order thinking skills, and excite students in their classrooms.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

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Secondly, four examples of virtual reality programming in the classroom. Third, why creativity is important and a little bit of an upsetting story from one of her middle school teachers about what testing was actually doing to harm students in his classroom.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

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We’re going to talk about Virtual Valentines and lots of other ways that you can connect and collaborate with other classrooms. Micah: Virtual Valentines are an amazing way for you to get yourself and your students plugged in with other classrooms around the world.

5 Ways to Bring Sustainable Food Understanding into Your School

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So, you could use a Google Map, for instance, and you start looking at how far food has traveled to get to you. But there is really an easier way to do this in a classroom without all the funding or – quite frankly – the space to do it, and that is you can make model greenhouses and use them.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

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Twenty percent time from Google. Second, I’ll give you an example from my classroom happening right now. Based on the Google 20% time, students take 20% of their time in a class to pursue a personal interest project. Maker Movement.

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

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Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. I create a template or a hyperdoc in Google Doc. Complete the Google Doc. So I see which kids are coming into class, I’ll pull up the four or five Google Docs for all those kids.

5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

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They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Multiage collaboration is just so incredible, and the hallmark of what I do in my own classroom. They can’t Google that!

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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Book Creator has long been a favorite app on the iPad, and now it’s available for Google Chrome. Each classroom gets 40 free books. Here’s a class library for an elementary classroom. Book Creator is an awesome tool for classrooms of all ages.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

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Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard. We sat there on laptops in a classroom, and I tried to get all 25 students online at the exact same time. Some people are doing the Google Expeditions, and that’s great.

Holistic Learning: Where Students Work Problems That Matter

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” I consider creating apps an essential development experience in my classroom. These opportunities change lives and should be in more schools and classrooms. A Global Search for Education Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

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The contest promotes immersive technology and illustrates how impactful mixed reality can be in a classroom setting. When we returned to the classroom, we would compare our observations and discuss. 360 video has me most excited for what is becoming possible in my own classroom.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

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Mandy Froehlich talks about a tool she uses in her classroom, Flipsnack. And the one thing that Flipsnack cannot do it … it cannot be worked on simultaneously like Google docs where two students can work on it at once.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

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In deciding what resources you need based on the learners you have, you may first need to determine how your learners learn best, what projects you plan to do, how you can set up a makerspace in your classroom, and much more. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

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If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Richard Byrne on episode 532 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Innovate and try some new apps.

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This Amazing South Bronx School Grows 50,000 Pounds of Vegetables a Year

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And while they can explore a wide variety of topics from the US Constitution to Ecology and Ancient China, I also like that you can assign these nonfiction texts at three different lexiles to supplement what you’re doing in the classroom.

5 Tips for Planning a Kidcamp, the Student-Driven #Edcamp

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As a longtime enthusiast, what I love most about the movement is that at its heart it’s all about educators teaching and empowering other educators. You can have the kids fill out a simple Google Form or exit ticket asking them what they enjoyed the most and what they would do differently next time. Now that you have done this a few times within your own classroom, go out and find another teacher who is willing to take a risk, step back and put their kids at the helm.

How to Design Your Own MakerSpaces – From Courtney Pepe

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Makers build, fix, and create. On March 18th and 19th, we celebrated New Jersey Makers Day, and I had the opportunity to visit a number of different Maker events in various communities. Big Idea #2 – Keep Many Hands Busy With Maker/Building Challenges.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

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PLTW Director of Instruction Stephanie Poll subscribes to Tinker Crate to keep her children engaged outside of the classroom. Sky Map , built by a team of amateur astronomers who work at Google, helps Android users locate stars and planets in the night sky. Maker Movement stem

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