How to Successfully Personalize Learning in Secondary Schools

Education Elements

The way these engineers code today is different than how they coded ten years ago and will be different ten years from now. The ability to learn and grow in an ever-changing world is what defines the very best candidates. Personalized Learning Classrooms

How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. After participating in Harvard’s Project Zero , she is applying and using the methods in classrooms and with teachers. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning.

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. After participating in Harvard’s Project Zero , she is applying and using the methods in classrooms and with teachers. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

How to Host a Student Media Festival

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Lawrence, a current organizer of the longest running student media festival in the country, shares how to set up and run your own media festival. Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22. It’s up to them.

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5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Connie Hamilton on Episode 495 To create a classroom culture of inquiry, we can follow these five techniques. Connie Hamilton, author of Hacking Questions: 11 Answers That Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom.

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Plagiarism Prevention: Best Practices with Urkund

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll also give you a code to receive a free trial of Urkund. Use the code COOLCAT to get a free trial of this product. Unfortunately, schools and universities find plagiarism prevention systems to be an essential tool to encourage the honesty we all expect from our students.

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How to Do Student-led Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

I remember report card days as a child, me sitting outside on a brick wall, scared to death as my mother met with the teacher and received the (always bad) news about how I wasn’t doing. Fast forward to me as a K-5 teacher. Here’s how: Students become leaders.

8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Immediately, we can start to help new teachers and help each other in the process. The research gives us some insight into how each of us can help other teachers thrive. We have to do better.

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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.

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.

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How to redesign your classroom on a budget

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in July 2017 on Teach Secondary. As a result, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to meet the diverse learning needs of young people – and also of teachers – in such a setting.

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How to navigate the new device-agnostic classroom

eSchool News

Technology in the classroom is nothing new; most of today’s educators have embraced the ability to draw upon an increasingly diverse array of digital tools and programs to enrich their lessons. How can I ensure my digital learning ecosystem will support my students?

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Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Pearce talks about how to make math visual for students. Discussing current theories supporting effective math teaching, Kyle helps us understand how to improve math understanding with kids who struggle. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Flipping learning by design: How to use cognitive science research to design flipped classrooms that help people learn best

Turn to Your Neighbor

The Fall 2016 edition of Leadership: Journal of Post-secondary Leaders just published a new article called Flipping by Design. This article, written by me, lays out some tips for integrating cutting-edge cognitive science into the design of a flipped classroom.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? How can you use these platforms in your classroom, and how can you do so safely?

5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Cognitive overload happens to students and teachers. Often looking like ADHD, cognitive overload can happen for a variety of reasons including challenges to your working memory. Todd Finley some ways to help your students and yourself when you struggle with cognitive overload.

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How to Pick the Right Instructional Model for Your Classroom

Education Elements

Selecting the right instructional model to personalize learning is a bit like cooking dinner for my family. To better understand this analogy, it is important to be familiar with the three base models that teachers have in their proverbial pantry: station rotation, playlists, and flipped lessons. Let’s first explore where each model is most useful: Personalized Learning Classrooms

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research.

Flipping learning by design: How to use cognitive science research to design flipped classrooms that help people learn best

Turn to Your Neighbor

The Fall 2016 edition of Leadership: Journal of Post-secondary Leaders just published a new article called Flipping by Design. This article, written by me, lays out some tips for integrating cutting-edge cognitive science into the design of a flipped classroom.

Edusketching: A Tool to Help Students Understand Complex Concepts

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters Episode 213 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Wendy coined the term edusketch and authored the book Visual NoteTaking for Educators: A Teacher’s Guide to Student Creativity.

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The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It).

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Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. In the presence of a smartphone, children don’t pay attention to the lesson being taught. In a classroom, on average, children check on their phones 11 times a day.

What helps kids really learn

The CoolCatTeacher

How do kids learn and remember? Teacher Andrew Stadel, @ mr_stadel founder of the popular site estimation180.com , talks about this pursuit of learning in the classroom. As you ponder the classroom, look at what you’ll research to become a better teacher.

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How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Scroll down to download her free getting started guide. (I This is such a great program that I asked Angela if I could link up with her to recommend her program to all of my readers. I’m in the club and ready to go!! How does this program work? How to Guides.

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How to Build Entrepreneurs in Your Classrooms by @hejames1008

My Paperless Classroom

You may have read the title of this article and thought, Why would I want to build entrepreneurs in my classroom? The post How to Build Entrepreneurs in Your Classrooms by @hejames1008 appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here’s how to get started.

The Cornerstone Blog

Makerspace is a rapidly growing trend in schools across the country, but to be honest, I’ve never implemented one myself, and I can’t quite picture the logistics of orchestrating a Makerspace. How do kids know what to do? Time to review circuits and switches.

How to Make Education Research Relevant to Teachers

Edsurge

My goal is to make information useful, usable and used. Research shows that good teachers are the most important ingredient that schools can provide to help students succeed. Now here’s something we’re realizing about our current education research: Too few educators feel that the research that the US government supports has a tangible impact on their work in the classroom. That’s something that has to change. My goal is to make information useful , usable and used.

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How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s Talk About How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites! Since digital is part of everything we do, there is no need to differentiate.

How to make your year more awesome

iLearn Technology

This week at Anastasis, we watched Kid President’s rules for being more awesome in this new year: “What if all made it our resolution to make this year awesome for somebody else?” I’m taking this resolution to heart and want to help make your year awesome!

How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Cultivating a culture of communication in the classroom creates a foundation for building the other, ‘C’s:’ collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

How to thrive as an introverted teacher

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Betsy Potash of Spark Creativity and I talk about how to make teaching more enjoyable for introverted teachers. Click play to listen, or subscribe to Truth for Teachers in your podcast app! ?. Just wonderful things to be doing.

Class Pad: Free digital scratch paper for the math classroom

iLearn Technology

You can create original teaching materials for the math classroom quickly and easily. With ClassPad, you can quickly add mathematical formulas, graphs, spreadsheets, and geometry sheets to share with your students (and other teachers).

5 Fantastic Peer Feedback Strategies for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Starr Sackstein @mssackstein shares 5 feedback strategies to supercharge your writing instruction and classroom culture. Click to download a PDF copy of the transcript or scroll down to read it right here on this page. How to empower kids to be experts.

Science for all: How to reach English learners

eSchool News

Nationally, English learners (ELs) make up nearly 10 percent of PK-12 classrooms and almost 15 percent of urban classrooms, and these numbers are on the rise. How can we make access to science more equitable?

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

What it is: Flipgrid is a video discussion platform for your classroom that lets you engage and capture learning in new and awesome ways. It’s simple (and free) to get started, just create a grid and add a topic to spark some discussion.

Tic Tack Toe in the Blended Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Throughout the school year, I have been assisting them with digital pedagogy as it relates to blended learning and the use of flex spaces. A secondary goal has been facilitating a transition from blended instruction to blended learning.

How to make Cleveland ‘great again’

The Hechinger Report

CLEVELAND— Cleveland Metropolitan School District has a countdown clock to Election Day on its website. When city residents head to the polls that day, they’ll be doing more than picking a president. Officials gave themselves till 2016 to show progress.

How to respond to rude, disrespectful student attitudes

The Cornerstone Blog

I’ve written A LOT about behavior management: creating a strong, positive classroom culture and being proactive, as well as what to do about extreme student behaviors and how to undo your classroom management mistakes. Want to listen to Robyn instead of read?

Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!

iLearn Technology

What makes Seesaw such an awesome option as a digital portfolio is the way that it empowers kids to build and keep a digital portfolio totally independently with features like QR code login for young students. This means that work “travels” with students from year to year.

Is your classroom ready for BYOD?

Neo LMS

We’re in the digital age where practically almost all students are digital natives and almost every student owns a device that they usually bring to class. So why not encourage students to use their devices as tools for learning? They must know how to teach with technology.

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