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. 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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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. We have to think differently about summer.

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How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

Ask a Tech Teacher

At some point in your child’s education journey, you’re going to feel the need for tutoring. She lives in Illinois with her two-year-old Bridgette (who already knows how to count from one to ten) and a pet dog. Request to Interview the Tutor.

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The Compassionate Achiever: Understanding Empathy and Compassion So We Don’t Burn Out

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Chris Kukk, author of The Compassionate Achiever , combines neuroscience with social sciences to discuss why compassion helps us achieve more. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: Date: February 19, 2018. How do these two combine?

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Companies Partner to Launch “Be a Maker”Programming Companion App


launch of Be a Maker, a new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot. Users can control what Jibo says and how he moves and behaves, selecting from lists of his signature sounds, screen animations and expressive movements.

How to Use the Vaping and Juuling Trend to Teach Media Literacy

Graphite Blog

It's estimated that 3 million students vape , a shocking stat to many but not to teachers, who have seen it take over school campuses firsthand. Juul, like other vaping products, has been marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco, lacking smoke and tar. How can you tell?

Being Negroponte

Learning with 'e's

This premise, written in the middle of the 90s, looked forwards to a time when newspapers, movies, music, television, photography, and a host of other media would reside exclusively within the digital domain. million in 40 countries, and there are many heart warming stories to be told.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons. This often requires teachers to express out loud the metacognitive strategies they use when.

ISTE 2018: Where I’ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

This post is full of resources to get the most of your ISTE 2018 experience whether you are there (or not.). Remember to follow (and use) the official hashtag of #ISTE18 and #NotAtISTE18 so you can see what needs to be seen! Places to Join: Free LiveStreamed Events for ISTE.

Post-Secondary Options That Will Let You Work From Home

EdNews Daily

With perks including no commute, working in comfy clothes all day, and, often, flexible hours, why are more people not choosing to work from home? . Some employers require showing up to the office for periodic meetings, but many companies hold meetings over Skype or similar channels.

Drones Take Their Place in the K–12 Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Sevits’s North Middle School students master the art of flying drones as they learn the conceptual physics of how the aircraft work, their different parts and how to fix them when they crash or break. It’s easy to attract students and hook them with the coolness of flying drones.

A Call to Remake the Maker Faire


After 15 years of inspiring millions of people to be creative and “make” something out of just about nothing, Maker Media, the company behind much of momentum, shut down due to financial shortfalls. Strap a camera to a kite and take aerial photos. To make stuff.

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

The increasing digitalization of education has put even more emphasis on internet access in K–12 schools , leading more school districts, nonprofits and government agencies to invest in programs and services to ensure each student is connected. . How much speed do you need?

4 Steps to Create an Effective K–12 Drone Curriculum

EdTech Magazine

4 Steps to Create an Effective K–12 Drone Curriculum. An increasing number of K–12 schools are bringing drones into the classroom as new use cases show how useful unmanned vehicles can be to teach science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics skills. .

Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

EdNews Daily

When it comes to literacy, for example, Maryanne Wolfe, in a recent article in The Guardian , explained that “skim reading” is replacing deep, analytical, reflective reading. There seems to be evidence that reading on a screen promotes this “light” version of reading. By Betsy Hill.

Learning.com Joins National Digital Learning Day Celebration with Classroom Lessons and Resources


February 15, 2018 – Learning.com is joining thousands of educators and students nationwide to celebrate Digital Learning Day, February 22, 2018. PORTLAND, Ore.

How Education Can Thrive in the Age of Innovation

EdNews Daily

They are eager to learn the capabilities of innovation and entrepreneurship that will empower them to have a positive influence on the world. This gap was poignantly illustrated to me by Gabe, a 12-year-old in New York, who told me point-blank, “I know I’m going to leave a legacy.

Edtech Bootstrapping 101: A Survival Story


On the other hand, there is a paucity of coverage about edtech companies that grow their businesses with little or no venture capital or outside investment. Bootstrapped companies rarely have “unicorn” potential and most aren’t nearly as sexy as their venture-backed counterparts.

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AI Is Everywhere. Now It Wants to Teach You Chinese.


Artificial intelligence is well on its way to becoming a ubiquitous element in virtually all software systems. based startup whose flagship products rely on AI technologies to help students learn one of the most difficult languages for non-native native speakers to master: Mandarin Chinese.

Get Social with Digital Reading


While printed books aren’t going away, today’s kids are wired to think digital first. Combined with increasing ways for teachers, students, and authors to interact online, digital reading is allowing students to connect with content on a deeper level.

Website Platforms Share Accessibility Support with Schools at #NYCSchoolsDigIn Summit

The Innovative Educator

The United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has agreements with various school districts to help ensure institutions provide content that is accessible to everyone including people with disabilities and those who speak languages other than English. And it’s the right thing to do! They came from around the globe to be a part of the largest school district accessibility projects in the world. All government agencies must have accessible websites.

5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts gives us five ways to use Google apps, extensions and tools to celebrate Poetry Month. From blackout poetry to rhymefinding extensions, learn about some tools you can use all year long in your language arts classes. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran has been a leader in education reform in Virginia over the past several years as the state moved from testing to transformation. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Sit With Us App: How Kids are Fighting Bullying One Lunch Table at a Time

The CoolCatTeacher

After she transferred schools, she found teachers and other students who wanted to make sure no one ate alone. Her “Sit with Us” apps and clubs are sweeping the US and other countries as kids use social media to find other kids and stand against bullying. How does that feel?

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e302. Vicki: Using technology to enhance learning. Is the focus of the tool to enhance student learning? So, we use technology to engage our students?

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Diversifying the tech industry, one party at a time

The Hechinger Report

What comes to mind when you think of the SXSW Conference ? SXSW refers to the popular, chic annual gatherings in Austin, TX, going on right now that explore “what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology.” Who is going to be your dance partner?

5 Ways to Help At Risk Children Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Basil Marin @basil_marin takes us on a journey to help at risk children with these five steps. From the inspiring books to the essential mindsets, Basil will help us reach at risk kids because he speaks from experience. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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5 Ways to Help At Risk Children Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Basil Marin @basil_marin takes us on a journey to help at risk children with these five steps. From the inspiring books to the essential mindsets, Basil will help us reach at risk kids because he speaks from experience. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

When a dollar and a dream isn’t enough

The Hechinger Report

Members of the BizTech Challenge winning team (from left to right): Rashad Pierre, senior, business management major; Nathan Morrison, senior, mechanical engineering and supply chain management; Ashley Lewis, sophomore, electrical engineering; and Polite Stewart, Jr.,

Review: LittleBit’s Code Kit Makes Programming Fun

EdTech Magazine

For years, computer science experts have been pushing K–12 schools to teach coding as early as kindergarten. MORE FROM EDTECH: Five steps to creating a successful K–12 STEM program. Code Kit Is Easy to Use and Simple to Understand.

Six Age-Appropriate Books and Resources for Teaching Kids about COVID-19


Schools are closed , teachers are adapting to distance learning , and many parents are juggling child care with remote work. What do they need to know to understand current events without being overwhelmed? “We And How Can You Stay Safe?

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What school librarians make (revisited)


Back in November of 2010, I wrote a response to a superintendent’s proposed elimination of school libraries in New York State. Sometimes, when I am introduced, people refer to me as more than a librarian because I write a blog or speak at an occasional conference.

Home Learning with Choice Boards During School Closures – SULS056

Shake Up Learning

As we all find new ways to teach and learn during this unprecedented time, I want to share how you approach home learning with choice boards during school closures. You don’t want to miss this episode! Click To Tweet. Listen to this article: .

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Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how students are teaching each other drone piloting and other examples from Albemarle County, Virginia with Superintendent Pam Moran. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e241. Vicki: Well, I have to tell you this, Pam.