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.

How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

The CoolCatTeacher

You might need to turn off blue light on your phone. This week, I was interviewing John Medina, author of Brain Rules, for a future episode of Every Classroom Matters. It took me two days to get used to but it isn’t that big of a problem for me. How to Guides.

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How To Create A No-Zero Policy In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How To Create A No-Zero Policy In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher General How-To

How to Use Google Keep in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

She uses it to organize her students, clubs, and so many things. She’ll share her tips and tricks and even when she decides to use Evernote instead. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show.

A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers want their students to create, but don’t want to fight with clunky technology. Listen to the Audio.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

So, what we have doesn’t seem to be working. So, what can we do to improve teacher professional development? This is a contribution to Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for Education Top Global Teacher Blogger’s Column. She read them to us.

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Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

30+ ideas to improve learning with awesome classroom design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Busy teachers can use good classroom decoration and design principles to boost learning. Classroom Design Resources.

How to be an award-winning teacher

eSchool News

It’s nice because the 5th-graders are really the mentors, and next year the 4th-graders get to take on that role. It’s a really great chance for them to grow in leadership. They can do some experimenting at home, or in the classroom. Be Transparent and Communicative.

10 Ways to Build Team Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Empower Awesome Learning Every Day We are team classroom. When you build team classroom, you unleash a giant. Students learn to appreciate each other’s strengths and work together. 10 Ways to Build Team Classroom. Have a wordless way to ask for help.

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before.

How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom

Edudemic

Mobile devices have become an important part of the modern classroom, and an ever-growing number of educators are turning to Chromebooks in the classroom. The post How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.

How to use Snapchat for classroom learning success

eSchool News

Snapchat is turning into more than just an amusing app that lets people send pictures and videos, only to disappear after a few seconds. Many educators are finding ways to make learning fun for their students by incorporating Snapchat into their lessons.

Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm has a student classroom blog that will completely blow you away! Rayna is full-scale using blogging to teach writing. In today’s show, Rayna teaches us how she does it. To enter, use this widget to retweet and share this show.[/callout].

FREE CLASS: 8 Steps to Global Collaboration in Every Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 6 at 7pm, EDT I’ll host 8 Steps to Global Collaboration in Every Classroom. In this 1-hour and 15-minute class I’ll share: 5 reasons most teachers fail to consistently bring global collaboration into their classroom.

How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace

Edudemic

In essence, that’s the soul of the maker movement — creative individuals from all walks of life united by an insatiable desire to improve […]. The post How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace appeared first on Edudemic.

QR Codes for Class Night Sign Ups?

Tech Helpful

One of the things I'm quickly learning as an instructional technologist is that teaching parents how to use technology you are using in the classroom eases their mind a bit and gives them a sense of understanding.

50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom [Video]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher YouTube Channel Looking for new ideas for using technology in the classroom? Trying to figure out what’s next? Well, recently I had to record a video just in case the weather wasn’t so great in Pittsburg, Kansas for my virtual keynote.

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5 Big Classroom Problems You Can Solve with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

An Every Classroom Matters Episode. If you’re using Makerspace and genius hour, learn how to build an online toolkit for your students. How can we increase student participation with technology? What are the best ways to collaborate with other teachers?

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

We’ll also be giving away of their book Blended Vocabulary for K12 Classrooms: Harnessing the Power of Digital tools and Direct Instruction and you can enter by clicking here and following the instructions. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show.

How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Finding the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom! The App Store is NOT the best place to find apps for your classroom. 70+ Educational Apps for the Classroom.

A Stress Free Plan for Closing Out Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Angela Watson @angela_watson teaches us a stress-free plan for closing out your classroom. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. How to have students help without chaos. To be posted as soon as it is available.

How to Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to see students excited? Want to see them run to class? The fifth graders had an optional meeting at 7 am where they could come to school to meet the other kids half a world away. Kids came early to school so they could meet other kids!

How To Cultivate A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom

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#17: Microsoft One Note: Useful Tips and Tricks for the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

But perhaps to understand why I’m a Microsoft One Note fan, I’d like to tell you a story from several months a go. Dave Burgess is giving away books to 3 (three) winners! She’s truly exceptional and was such a joy to teach.

How to Teach with Chromebooks

The Electric Educator

How can I use Chromebooks in my classroom? The Chromebook is an amazing classroom tool, but most teachers are only using a fraction of their potential. The cost for the course is $2.00 + the cost of my book, The Chromebook Classroom (Print is $24.95, digital is $9.97

How to Get Free Classroom Supplies and Teaching Materials

Edudemic

Increasingly, Lilliputian budgets force teachers to reach into their own pockets to buy school supplies and teaching materials. In fact, according to a recent Forbes article, teachers spent an average of $513 of their own money on classroom materials in the 2013-2014 school year. The post How to Get Free Classroom Supplies and Teaching Materials appeared first on Edudemic. Articles How To classroom tools crowdsource featured funding teaching tool

How to Unleash Genius in Kids and Teachers #YouMatter

The CoolCatTeacher

My husband told me Friday night, “Did you really listen to what Angela Maiers said on that podcast?” So, this show is for me and one I’ll listen to for years to come. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.”

How to Protect Students From Fake News

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The post How to Protect Students From Fake News appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured For Students How To News Social Media Tools classroom featured student engagement tips for teachers zuckerberg

How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom

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How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom. It’s 2015 (almost 2016), so whatever you’re doing in your classroom right now is technically 21 st century learning. 10 Ways To Fake A 21st Century Classroom. Try for at least a 10:1 ratio here of download-to-use rate.

How To Use Flexible Grouping In The Classroom

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Teachers and IT: How to keep kids safe on Chromebooks

eSchool News

If you didn’t have iPads in your classroom, you were planning to get them soon. Google’s Chromebook has almost completely replaced Apple’s iconic tablet as the first choice for classroom-tech initiatives. A single incident could lead to a great deal of cost and trouble.

How to Crowdfund Your Classroom

Edudemic

If you’re like most teachers, you spend a crazy amount of your own money on your classroom. In fact, this Forbes article explains that teachers spend an average of $513 each year on classroom supplies, books, and their own professional development. A lot of teachers end up buying classroom materials for students whose families cannot […]. The post How to Crowdfund Your Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.

How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every Earth Day, someone in your school, maybe the parent group, raises the question of WHY NOT a paperless classroom? There are benefits to adopting web-based alternatives to paper: it’s easy to collaborate when everything’s online.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So many of these tools are new to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. 36 Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life.

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How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

eSchool News

And when you look at larger, more densely populated school districts–in urban markets like Los Angeles, Philadelphia, or Chicago–district leaders often face added pressures and challenges to do digital right, and often with little support.

Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!

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How to Use Augmented Reality in Your Classroom this post is read best via a desktop due to the embedded video content Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image. Aurasma is the app I use to create augmented reality.

How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms appeared first on Shake Up Learning. One of my favorite features allows us to differentiate a form for students, meaning we can send students to different questions and pages of information based on how they answer each question.

How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Useful Tools for Teachers Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools. How to Edit Your Padlet.

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How to address executive function skills in the classroom—and why you should

eSchool News

No matter what subject or topic an educator is teaching, sometimes the best way we can approach an instructional challenge is by taking a step back to look at the big picture of learning. Teachers then need to reflect on how these items manifest in the classroom.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’re that curious teacher, let’s give you tips to make sense of Twitter. First, when you set up your Twitter account, you can follow just those people you want to see. All without having to post even one tweet. I know people who refuse to try anything new.