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?

If you want deeper learning…

Dangerously Irrelevant

You can’t get to deeper learning with worksheets and end-of-chapter review questions. You can’t get to deeper learning with self-paced adaptive learning modules that emphasize facts and procedures. You can’t get to deeper learning with multiple-choice software and apps.

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.

Virtual Reality Protocols for the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Virtual reality (VR) in the classroom isn’t just a headset you grab and start using. ARVRinEDU chat founder, Jaime Donally talks with me (Vicki Davis) about Virtual Reality Protocols for the classroom.

Webinar: Teaching with Augmented Reality with #ARVRinEDU Classroom Enthusiasts

The CoolCatTeacher

Join us on Wednesday, December 19th at 9 pm ET for a lively conversation about the classroom pedagogies of teaching with Augmented Reality. Assessment in AR including classroom examples Effective ways to get started with AR Predictions on where AR will be in 5 years Who?

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.

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.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, using 3DBear , I’m able to offer students a classroom where they can create and share. You can use it and learn. However, the true power is the teacher classroom portal. Students can create and invent using Augmented Reality and share in your 3D Bear Classroom.

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.

Creating Flexible and Intellectual Learning Spaces in the Classroom

EdTechTeam

Far too often, deeper inquiry is squeezed into assembly line learning simply because the architecture and furniture of our learning environments fail to support the process. Prompt Habits of Mind in the Classroom. What will be the lasting impact from our learning experiences?

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? FRS) , is helping thousands of schools create these types of learning experiences for kids.

Stop Celebrating Low-Level Learning

Tom Murray

As a teacher in my second year, my classroom had a 1:1 student-to-device ratio. On one hand, these devices were really the beginning to mobility in the classroom. They were the gold standard of edtech in the classroom. “No, Tom, what were your learning objectives?”

What is a digital classroom?

EdTech4Beginners

A digital classroom is one which mostly or indeed wholly relies on electronic devices and software. How digital is my classroom? We use Google Classroom as our core online communication tool. How digital is your classroom?

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.

Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Classroom management is a challenge for many teachers. Stacey Corrigan talks about how she manages her classroom. From transitions to handling disruptions, Stacey talks about the 20+ year classroom journey.

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.

10 things I learned flipping my classroom

eSchool News

In the spring of 2013, after attending several conferences and beginning research for my dissertation, I set out to flip some of the aspects of my classroom. The concept of flipping the classroom originally referred to the time and place of homework versus direct instruction.

How Do You Build a Successful Classroom-based Coaching Program?

Digital Promise

In the classroom, coaches can provide one-on-one support, help teachers tackle classroom challenges, and identify strategies to best support student learning. What Does a Strong Classroom-based Coaching Program Look Like? It’s Situated Within the School and Classroom.

Not So Typical Personalized Learning Predictions for 2019

Education Elements

Personalized Learning School Districts Classrooms LeadersEvery 4-5 years, I try to pick up a new activity and focus on it until I get to a level of intermediate competency. It started with scuba diving in 2003, snowboarding in 2008, swimming in 2013, and this year was surfing.

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.

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.

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.

Social-Emotional Learning: Making time for mindfulness and building a practice of gratitude

Ditch That Textbook

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a concept that is getting a lot of attention at the moment. Teaching SEL SEL in the classroom social emotional learning social emotional learning in the classroomWith little time for the many things competing for a teacher’s attention, it might feel like one more piece of jargon in a cup of acronym soup! But before you dismiss these buzzwords, pause to consider their importance and a […].

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.

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.

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?

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?

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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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.

Designing Inclusive Learning Spaces

Tom Murray

” – Jonathan Swift Over the past few years, learning space redesign has become one of the trendiest topics in education. Yet, it’s imperative to remember that redesigning learning spaces is about how design impacts the brain and learning; NOT about being pretty for Pinterest. If the focus on your classroom space is about being pretty and cute – you’re caught up in the fluff; stuff that really doesn’t matter.

3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom in Ohio, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts. I met him this summer when I spoke in Akron and was amazed at what he and his students are doing in his classroom.

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Classroom Newsletters Go Digital

CUE

I was all about the weekly classroom newsletter as a beginning kindergarten teacher. It had cutesy graphics by DJ Inkers, homework information, tips and tricks for parents, and what I thought was an abundance of resources for my classroom parents.

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!

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?”

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.

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.

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

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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