Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury and Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff Bradbury, IT Coach and Podcaster at the Teachercast Network and I talk about education podcasting and how it all works. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury. I go to work.

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Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Jennifer gives you a description in simple language, a screenshot of the tool in action and then a play button that takes you to a video about how the tool works.

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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. This month’s question is about how to improve teacher professional development. She read them to us. To further make this point, let’s discuss what differentiation is.

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HOW TO EDCAMP! Notes from a workshop by Kevin Jarrett

Saving Socrates

Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett) spoke about how to run an edcamp at #edcampsteam. He suggests if you run one for a district, you should do a 1/2 day one to people can adjust to that type of learning. People are disengaged and don''t want PD because it is not relevant and not differentiated and then you change this and enable them to do it and they think it is awesome. Kevin says you need to be ok that some people are going to boot.

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Rethinking Professional Development So It Actually Improves Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers need to have say in their own PD, but how do you help teachers become intrinsically motivated to learn? Today, Jarod Bormann, author of Professionally Driven: Empower Every Educator To Redefine PD talks about designing PD that works and interests teachers. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: Date: March 8, 2018.

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Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. This subscription-based tuition model doesn’t limit the number of courses you can complete during each 12-week period, enrolling in up to two courses at once, for one flat tuition rate. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you.

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Finishing Strong by Taking Chances?

Tech Helpful

I'll be honest, when I was asked to blog on the topic "Testing is over.What now?" I jumped on the chance to be a part of this series because it's a group of amazing educators and I love to blog. Unlike the rest of them, testing seems to have less impact on my private school than at their public schools. There is no tie to funding and there is less stress on our teachers based on test results. So what are things we can do to use this time to finish strong ?

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A Conversation About Teacher Retention With Acting Secretary of Education, John King

Philly Teacher

I was honored today to take part in the first “Tea with Teachers” round table discussion of 2016 focused around teacher retention. With only an hour to discuss such an important issue in education, it felt as though a lot was left unsaid. In fact some of it was just plain nonsense (increase the number of students excellent teachers teach, have them lead other teachers in teaching exactly like them in other classrooms to “replicate” good teaching methods).

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10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A key to growing as an educator is to keep company mainly with educators who uplift You, whose presence inspire You and whose dedication drives You.” Now you need to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own! Below are slides from my recent presentation, tips and resources to help you recharge. The ideas will spark your imagination, ignite your curiosity, and get you pumped up to try new things with your students.

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8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service | By @JeffBradbury | @SamPatue

TeacherCast

Whether you are a teacher trying to figure out how to invest your limited class resource budget, or an edtech company trying to secure your place in the market, customer service is something to look at closely. Whatever your product or service, it needs to work all the time. Teachers do not have time to do things that do not work. If you want to really help teachers, build amazing apps that run well on 5-8 year old tech. Tweet.

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Math Teacher: 5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

The 5 C’s of the awesome math classroom are conjecture, communication, collaboration, chaos (listen to the show and don’t be afraid), and celebration according to 25-year educator Gerald Aungst. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e320. Vicki: Today we’re talking to Gerald Aungst, 28 year educator, about five principles in the modern mathematics classroom. I think we need to teach them how to do that.

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Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole (education) community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.” If you are in Denver, I’d love the chance to meet you face-to-face and if not we can still enjoy each other’s company virtually. I am excited to meet you and hope to spot you at one of these events.

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8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service that Directly Affects Students and Classrooms

My Paperless Classroom

Whether you are a teacher trying to figure out how to invest your limited class resource budget, or an edtech company trying to secure your place in the market, customer service is something to look at closely. Whatever your product or service, it needs to work all the time. Teachers do not have time to do things that do not work. If you want to really help teachers, build amazing apps that run well on 5-8-year-old tech.

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50+ Can’t-Miss K-12 Education Technology Events for 2017-2018

Edsurge

And what better way to learn, grow and challenge ourselves than at the hundreds of education-themed bacchanals that dot the world? How to stay posted on the latest edtech events. They offer plenty of opportunities to reconnect with colleagues, make new acquaintances, and learn new ideas that could change your career or company’s fortunes. (Or Or better yet, be that inspirational change to others!).

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Connecting Personalized Professional Learning to a Bigger Purpose

The Principal of Change

If you want someone to be innovative in an area, they are more likely to bring and create powerful ideas in something they are passionate about as opposed to an area in which they don’t care. When I think about how to effectively empower educators to create personalized professional learning for themselves, I often think of Google’s “20% time”, where employees had 20% of their own time to move forward Google as an organization. “We

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How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

What’s a typical day like for the director of learning at Slack, the fast-growing messaging app that aims to eliminate the need for e-mail? That title belongs to Kristen Swanson, whose job is to develop trainings for its employees and to help explain the messaging tool to customers around the globe. It’s an unusual approach to explaining a product to the uninitiated. “We Companies are seeing the impact that a strong culture can have,” she adds.

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The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!

Kleinspiration

I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family and caring friends. I''m lucky to have a job that I adore and hobbies that support what I enjoy doing. Because of these experiences, I''ve had the opportunity to meet many of you in person. I hope to meet many more friends over the next year. Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide 3. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the work you do.

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4 New Podcasters to Check Out and Subscribe To in 2018!

TeacherCast

This past week, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the 2018 edition of Podcast Movement. This mega-conference is THE premier place for podcasters both young and old to gather and learn from each other the art of creating digital media for the masses. I must admit, I walked into this years #PM18 thinking I had everything learned that I needed to learn but boy was I wrong. However, I found myself gravitating more to a certain cross-section of the attendees.

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Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation

MindShift

When schools try to innovate, they often take a traditional top-down approach: devise a strategy, roll it out to teachers and support a high-fidelity implementation. In schools that succeed in implementing real instructional improvements, teachers figure out how to improve teaching and learning by journeying through multiple passes of a cycle of experiment, reflection and adjustment. What can schools do to invest in research and development for good teaching?

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7 Ways to Spark Innovation and Collaboration In Your School

MSEDTechie

Here’s a big question: how can educators create learning experiences that foster collaboration, and problem solving, but also nurture imagination and curiosity during the school day? An innovative teacher is a mentor, and allows his or her students to share their voices and become future innovators. Innovators make learning relevant, and they commit to sharing digital learning content and powerful ideas for improving teaching and learning.

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Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"

Kleinspiration

Avoiding “The Cemetery Effect” a collaborative post via Thomas Murray and Erin Klein - click here to download Erin's FREE 18 page eBook with images, templates, printables, and more - This first segment reads from the Voice of Thomas Murray : State and District Digital Learning Director for the Alliance of Excellent Education , Washington D.C. Simply Hop on Over to Tom's Blog to Download My Free 18 Page eBook with Printables, Classroom Photos, and More! How does it smell?

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Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

I was their first full time “IT Guy” And when I say full time, I’m stretching a bit, as I was actually farmed out to one of the feeder elementary schools for 2 days a week. Prior to my arrival, they had been contracting with a local tech services company for their onsite break/fix tech needs. The high school district was fortunate enough to recognize that to make forward progress with technology, they had to make a change.

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Kidcasts: Podcasts for kiddos

NeverEndingSearch

Last week I enjoyed the great variety of edCamp Global sessions across a variety of platforms–Periscope, Twitter chats, and Google+ Hangouts. One session that continues to resonate with me is the Hangout on Kidcasts , or podcasts for kids. The session got me wondering why so few of us seem to be gathering podcasts as resources for teachers and parents and our libraries. Why aren’t we presenting and curating podcasts series for kids to discover?

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Events + News - #TLChat LIVE! - NMC Preview - Students in Charge - iSchool Initiative

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 13th - April 27th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate. NMC Summer Conference presenters are thought leaders within the education industry at colleges and universities, schools, museums, libraries, organizations, and companies. Details to join the webinar at [link].

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

3, and Connected Educator Month in October--how are we still standing?!), but we''re raring to go now, and we hope you are, too! It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Join us this year to hear what your colleagues have been doing this past twelve months or to hear from our great lineup of keynotes (see below!).

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What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

There were a few higher education professors in the discussion that gave a bit of insight into how slowly changes in curriculum often happen in higher Ed courses. At the end of the chat I shared the following tweet: "I know I'm biased but I think teacher prep students should be aware of blended learning, value of PLN and recent buzzwords to explore." Technology allows for teachers to have more small group and one on one instruction, something all teachers find value in.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via ProPublica : “DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White.” Senate would open up Pell Grants to low-income students who earn college credits while still enrolled in high school,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The Washington Post : Governor Scott “Walker wants Wisconsin to be first state to stop dictating how much time kids should go to school.” Education Politics.

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