Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.” Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information.

Creating Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom

The Web20Classroom

There has been no greater impact on differentiation and student achievement in recent years than the effective integration of technology in the classroom. Now imagine doing this same routine 3 or 4 times over to cover all Lexile levels in one classroom; exhausting. Want to learn more?

Active Learning in the Science Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Thirty-three-year Presidential Award Winning science teacher Glen Westbroek believes in creating active learning experiences in his science classroom. And thanks to Legends of Learning for sponsoring science week this week on the 10-Minute Teacher.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

Learning Beyond The Classroom Walls

The Web20Classroom

Today, students of all ages have virtually an unlimited number of options to not only obtain degrees in any number of subjects, but to learn from some of the leading thinkers and doers around. Who wouldn’t want to learn about Economics or Physics from leaders in the field, for free?

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, learn about Minecraft EDU and how it is being used to teach. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser.

Inquiry-Based Learning in the History Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Josh Eby shares how he uses inquiry-based learning in his history classroom. He also discusses how he’s become a better teacher after returning to the classroom after 12 years in administration and why it was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

Consider a classroom ‘flip’

EdTech4Beginners

Teachers are very good at multi-tasking — responding to different needs of different educational levels and demands of a range of children in their classroom. One of the best ways to maximize the use of tablets is by flipping the classroom.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

The discussion about learning and what constitutes “good learning” is almost always couched in the context of a classroom. Yet today’s students have more access to information and resources beyond the classroom than any prior generation. She enjoys learning.

3 Ways Classroom Design Impacts Student Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Research on classroom design with Peter Barrett From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Peter Barrett gives us an overview of his classroom design research in today’s show. Get Classroom Design Info at Carson Dellosa.

20 Ways Projectors Improve Learning in the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

Put educational technology front and center in today’s classroom, and you have your students’ attention. Classroom projectors operate with all kinds of equipment and handle all kinds of media from film to digital files. Chalkboards can’t compete.

Tech Tools for Active Learning Classrooms

techlearning

One of the latest buzzwords in education is “active learning,” but what does this really look like in the classroom? One of the latest buzzwords in education is “active learning,” but what does this really look like in the classroom?

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Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom. Now, Jon, you have recently implemented an asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning classroom. What is asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning?

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

It shows that clearly, EdTech is becoming an integral part of our classroom learning. Read more: How can teachers use VR in the classroom? Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms.

6 ways to get your classroom groove on with Allihoopa

Ditch That Textbook

The use of music as a learning tool is nothing new, but now, there’s a social media community and app that takes this idea beyond the […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog Teaching allihoopa classroom songs making music in the classroom musicly in the classroomStart singing “Conjunction junction,” and you’ll likely hear someone continue singing, “what’s your function?”

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. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create. In this post, I’ll share how this app works and my thoughts on how you can use it in your classroom.

TONS of Classroom Design Ideas for Setting Up Your Cozy Learning Space!

Kleinspiration

I have come to learn how critical ergonomics and aesthetics can be when designing a space, especially for children. When I thought about my own classroom space, I went to sit in one of my student’s desks. You can also click here to see my classroom from last year.

Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom

Digital Promise

This means more than learning to read and write – it means being able to master academic content and apply that knowledge across contexts in a meaningful way. For example, imagine a sixth grade classroom where students are deeply engaged in building controllers for robots that swim.

Grit in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Laila Sanguras, author of Grit in the Classroom , defines grit, shares the misinformation about grit, and talks about developing it in our students. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq. Grit in the Classroom. How do we build perseverance in our classrooms?

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Shake Up Learning community is always chatting and sharing digital tools and lesson ideas for the K12 classroom. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. (in

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. The Really Good Stuff team has curated the best apps in education for the K-2 to classroom — all in one place. Unboxing Demo: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection.

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

Kleinspiration

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network.

8 Strategies To Make Learning Visual In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

8 Strategies To Make Learning Visual In Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff & Jackie Gerstein, TeachThought PD Facilitator How about some strategies for visual learning? The post 8 Strategies To Make Learning Visual In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

How to design remarkable active learning classrooms [checklist]

Nureva

He could have just as easily been speaking about classroom design. There’s no one-size-fits-all recipe for designing an active learning classroom that will help you create your story. Watch out for a simple but common mistake – the overstuffed classroom.

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10 lesson upgrades for learning with tech

Ditch That Textbook

And even though technology won’t make your lesson sing by itself, it can unlock some pretty powerful teaching and learning. Ed Tech harnessing technology for deeper learning tech integration models upgrade learning with technology using technology in the classroomMany times, we don’t have to totally redesign our lesson plans to get the most out of the technology we have available to us. A little upgrade can make a big difference.

Continuous Learning In The 21st Century Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Continuous Learning In The 21st Century Classroom contributed by Felicia Zorn Students who are nurtured in a blended learning environment develop the skills and necessities to experience college and career success. The Future Of Learning

Designing your Classroom Space!

Kleinspiration

Brain-Friendly, Aesthetically Pleasing Learning Environments Bring in non-traditional seating to create cozy, collaborative spaces! Here is the piece they composed about my classroom space: To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

Blended Learning in a First Grade Classroom

P21 Blogazine

Driving Question: How can an experienced teacher reimagine and redesign her teaching by creating her own blended learning model? During this past school year, my first grade students and I entered into a new realm of teaching and learning. We created a 1:1 blended learning environment. The idea of a Chromebook for every student in a first grade classroom seemed unmanageable.yet we embraced the challenge. August 25, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 9, Number 12.

How To Gamify Your Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

Gamification is the process of making learning into a game. Creating levels of learning which pupils must try and climb. So why not use these two positives in their learning? Have you gamified your classroom? What impact did it have on the students’ learning?

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Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity. As personalized learning continues to gain momentum across the U.S., more states, districts and schools are moving toward a competency-based education system that focuses on individualized learning and classroom equity.

Summer Learning Series-Collaborative Classroom With Edmodo

The Web20Classroom

This is the first in my Summer Learning Series. These are short, learning posts to give you a jump start on some simple tools and ideas you can use in your classroom next year. Edmodo Summer Learning Series

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Flexible Seating in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

It was about a year ago that I took the plunge and implemented personalized learning in my classroom. Under the guidance of and support from Kelly Freiheit at Education Elements, my traditional third grade classroom has evolved into a personalized learning classroom that has changed the way my students learn. Personalized Learning ClassroomsThat decision turned out to be one of the best I’ve made in my sixteen years as an educator.

35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are 35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day! Below you will find my curated list of the top 35 Google Classroom Resources that I think will make your day!

The Google Infused Classroom (GTT041)

Ditch That Textbook

How can we hear from every student in the classroom? How can we make learning stickier by helping students express it visually? These questions are at the core of the book, The Google-Infused Classroom, by Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith.

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10 Characteristics Of An Authentic-Based Learning Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Along with my good friend and literacy expert Shaelynn Farnsworth , we examine what authentic learning means and what these classrooms truly look like. 2 pencil to the streaming of video in to support learning and teaching, technology is typically the driver to change.

Google Classroom for Professional Learning

Learning in Hand

Participation in Google Classroom used to be limited to those with G Suite for Education accounts. This is a big deal because it opens up Google Classroom to many more users and uses. Note that the color scheme of the classroom is automatically generated from the photo you upload.

Transforming Classrooms with Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

Richards, in her fourth year in the classroom, teaches seventh grade history. Deeper Learning requires a new way of teaching, changing her classroom from orderly rows of desks to a dynamic world of project-based group work and student-driven exploration.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn , which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. Its essence is meaning – “When such learning takes place, the element of meaning to the learner is built into the whole experience” (p.

Learning Strategies for your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

New teachers quickly realize that one size doesn’t fit all in the classroom. Students are wonderfully different in the way they learn, listen, and absorb. The popularity of personalized learning makes it abundantly clear that those numbers just aren’t good enough anymore.

Digital Magic in My Blended Learning Classroom

P21 Blogazine

Depending on what we're studying, what they need to do, their interests, or where we are in a project based learning unit's cycle, I make our technology choices. That's how I blend the magic of the digital world into my students' learning. Volume 3, Issue 1, Number 1.

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning. After years in the public school system, many of the students that need school the worst had been taught one irrevocable truth: learning was not for them. 5 Lessons Of Informal Learning For Classroom Teachers.

5 Ways to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Ways to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Wondering how to organize Google Classroom? I decided to put this question to the Shake Up Learning Facebook group and find out what teachers are doing with this new setup.

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