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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 improve student engagement

The Christensen Institute

My students don’t seem to care.”. They don’t see how school is relevant.”. A HotChalk survey found the same thing: Most teachers say that their biggest struggle with students is that they lack the motivation to learn or have a poor attitude toward learning.

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].

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.

10 Things Google Classroom Makes Easier

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters episode 208 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Google Classroom makes sharing Google Docs, Presentations, and Spreadsheets easier. From math class to history, you’ll learn something new. Google Classroom.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

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?

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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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 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.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

The fascination over the differences between extroverts and introverts, how they communicate, and what they need, is by far, one of the most compelling topics over the past decade. There is no better time to recognize and make accommodating adjustments in both ecosystems.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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How to Smashboard

EdTechTeam

So What Exactly Is a Smashboard and How Do I Create My Own? In my last EdTeachTeam blog post I shared why I use Smashboards and in this post I would like to share in more detail what a Smashboard is, how my students are using them and how to create your own.

How To Gamify Your Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

It is made up of a number elements: Giving online badges to students. And it doesn’t have to be played in class – pupils can play against any other users in the world. View my full tutorial by clicking here. Have you gamified your classroom?

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

Kleinspiration

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 Find the Parent-Teacher Communication App Your Classroom Needs

EmergingEdTech

Jessica Meacham built a robust worksheet and did a lot of research to find the parent-teacher app that best fit her requirements. Teacher Gets Serious About Comparing Apps to Find the Right one for. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

5 Classroom Ideas for How-To Videos

Class Tech Tips

One of my most popular posts last year was a list of tools teachers and students can use to create how-to videos. There are plenty… The post 5 Classroom Ideas for How-To Videos appeared first on Class Tech Tips.

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How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

Welcome to episode 296 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. Listen to the Audio. I’m using Bloomz in my classroom.

How to create media-rich, interactive maps for deeper learning

Ditch That Textbook

If we want to use technology in the classroom, we can’t just do the same kind of learning we did before it. If your students are studying anything that connects to [.].

Google App Kickstart Guides - help learn how to use Google Play for Education Apps in your classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Google has created App Kickstart Guides for Google Play for Education apps to help you build your "Android app-titude" for some specific apps in Google Play for Education. The guides include videos, best practices, how-to''s and more. They are easy to use and very helpful.

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How to Unleash Student Intrinsic Motivation from Day One

The CoolCatTeacher

While Mike is an elementary science teacher, I learned many techniques that apply to my middle and high school classrooms. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes | Stitcher. Take time to test out Fresh Grade. How does Mike start the school year in a strong way?

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. ” When bricks and clicks combine into a powerful learning experience for students, we have an effective blended classroom. Blended Learning Tip #1: Use Videos To Supplement Face-to-Face Instruction.

7 Tips for Teachers Who Have No Interest in Coding

The CoolCatTeacher

Grant Smith helps teachers learn to code. Surprisingly, he says that teachers have less to learn about teaching coding than programmers do! Today’s episode will help you learn how you can teach coding too. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes | Stitcher.

How to Embrace an Open Culture in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learning and Sharing Can Spread from Teacher to Teacher with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Welcome to episode 300 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. Listen to the Audio.

How to Cope With 11 Types of Students Who Sometimes Drive You Crazy

Brilliant or Insane

How to Cope With 11 Types of Students Who Sometimes Drive You Crazy By Lynn Usrey The fact that students in your class are all very different is splendid. But it can also be overwhelming learning how to cope with all these complicated kids. Brilliant or Insane.

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How to open up Google Classroom for Everyone

The Electric Educator

Any user is now able to join a Google Classroom course. This update further enhances the usefulness of Google Classroom. Virtual PD Conferences and workshops The ability to invite anyone to join your classroom is NOT enabled by default.