Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

Darrian Tanner on Episode 471 of the 10-Minute Teacher I talked to my son, and he says that when a teacher has excellent classroom management, it means he can learn, and when they don’t, it means chaos and stress for everybody.

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Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Students who use Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, iPads, or any other device can now create books with this versatile, easy-to-use app. Standards: I’m using this project as a summary of all the graphic design lessons that I’ve taught my students, everything from color to fonts.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

5 Ideas for Teaching Fire Prevention and Safety

The CoolCatTeacher

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has fantastic resources to help educate children on preventing fires. In addition to fire prevention week materials, they are also launching a brand new safety app for kids. Start here to get resources and plan your week’s activities.

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5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

The author of Make Writing , Angela is passionate about creating writing workshop experiences that are relevant to today’s learners and accessible to even the most resistant writers. But Owl Eyes isn’t just an ebook reader. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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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Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Last summer, we highlighted Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) , a large suburban school district in Virginia that boosted their bandwidth speed from 2 to 20 Gbps to keep up with growing demands for digital learning. For me, it was difficult to make the transition initially.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more.

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A Terrible Thing Happened on Awards Day: Here’s What I’m Doing About It with Amber Teaman

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Amber Teaman @8amber8 , principal, shares something that happened at her school this year relating to wards day and what she and her team are doing about it. Her transparency, openness and leadership are a great thing to motivate us today! But Owl Eyes isn’t just an ebook reader.

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Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Owl Eyes has hundreds of free ebooks — the Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey, and all of Shakespeare’s work.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. This is one to share with your history department. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/edtech and plan your professional development for 2018. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Tools to enhance student voice.

Why Kids Can’t Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student’s Need to Move

The CoolCatTeacher

Students have reasons for how they behave, particularly if they have learning differences and learn in unique ways. 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.

Amazon wins $30M contract to sell e-books to NYC schools

eSchool News

A big move into education, Amazon edges out OverDrive to capture NYC e-book contract. Under the terms, Amazon would have the right to sell e-books and other content but not devices like Kindles through an internal marketplace site.

3 Ways to Add Student Voice to Anything!

Kleinspiration

When Jacob came home last year with a project for school, he wanted to use the iPad. He even started making tutorial videos to teach others how to make forts. LiveScribe Sound Stickers As an affiliate of LiveScribe, you can click here to get 15% off a Pen now.

5 Simple Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Sixth-grade teacher Jessica Gordon@ 1337teach gives us tips, ideas, and links for how to gamify our classrooms now. ” Jessica is giving her book away free to 10-MT Listeners for Random Act of Kindness day! Click the link to go download it on Kindle today! (US

Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

A good lesson plan or project will get students to learn how to be kind, generous, problem-solving, caring, compassionate, imaginative, creative, emphatic, and/or helpful while also getting them to learn. They can add these ideas to a class cognitive map with Popplet.

4 Reasons To Publish Student Writing As Videos – Guest Post from Meghan Zigmond

EdTechTeacher

They’re used to plan and publish our stories in many ways, however, our favorite has to be publishing our writing as videos. It’s a great way to teach iPad publishing skills while building and creating community. Book Creator lets us publish as an eBook and a video.

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Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

A good lesson plan or project will get students to learn how to be kind, generous, problem-solving, caring, compassionate, imaginative, creative, emphatic, and/or helpful while also getting them to learn. They can add these ideas to a class cognitive map with Popplet.

The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators

Kleinspiration

Today most kids prefer screen time to any other sort of entertainment. Children aged 5 to 16 on average spend 6.5 hours a day in front of a screen as compared to 3 hours in 1995. How to NOT waste your kid’s screen time? What else is there to love?

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If there is someone other than the teacher managing the makerspace or there is a schedule for the school, your kids may only be able to use it once a week or month. The educator can assist learners in the interview process including how to develop interview questions.

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PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

They teach students how to think critically and solve evidence-based problems. Enter award-winning PASCO Scientific with a commitment to providing innovative, affordable tools for K-12 science and math programs. They provide a wealth of rugged, inquiry-based products to educators in more than 100 countries around the world. the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. It can detect movement within a range of 15 cm to 4 m.

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Barrow Night at the Athens Clarke Public Library

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’ve always dreamed that every student in our school would have a library card, but each year it seems to slip off my plate. This evolved into all of the 14 elementary schools signing up for a night to encourage families to visit the library.

What Does Mathematical Rigor Mean?

MIND Research Institute

We asked educators: “What does the term ‘mathematical rigor’ mean to you?”. Educators from several facebook groups replied, including Youcubed , How to Learn Math , STEM Teacher Tribe and MIND Research Institute. Here’s how they responded.

Fuel Education Expands Reading Literacy Platform for Schools and Districts

techlearning

It now offers more than 13,000 high-quality, leveled eBooks to help schools boost their balanced literacy program for students in grades K–12 to improve reading skills. Of the eBooks in Big Universe’s expanded library, most are designed for the third-grade reading level.

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WriteWell for Google Docs: Google Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions for Research, Writing, and Feedback (Part 1)

EdTechTeacher

WriteWell for Google Docs is a Google Docs Add-on that includes a series of templates for elementary school, middle school, and high school classrooms. These templates can be incorporated into a wide range of student writing activities and are well suited to Common Core writing tasks.

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Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Book Creator - A fantastic mobile (iOS/Chrome) app for creating stunning eBooks/presentations, that can be used for digital storytelling, project based learning, and more. Night Zookeeper - A excellent new free writing tool filled w/ interactive lessons as well as an educational portal to help teachers track and monitor student progress. Hippo Video - One of my favorite sites around for creating digital videos that can be used to "flip" a classroom or create explainer videos.

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

Kleinspiration

My heart sunk when I thought about how this space - a cemetery - resembled the first classroom learning environment that I had created for my first class of fourth graders. Simply Hop on Over to Tom's Blog to Download My Free 18 Page eBook with Printables, Classroom Photos, and More!

Transform Learning by Creating a Makerspace

edWeb.net

Making learning more real for students allows them to learn better in a much more energized school,” said Luhtala. This process created both an opportunity and a challenge for Luhtala and Burns to convert this newly created space into a makerspace.

Little Authors-Book Creator in the Kindergarten Classroom

EdTechTeam

Students in my classroom have the opportunity to have a hands-on learning experience with various aspects of technology, including the use of iPads 2-3 times a week. Book Creator, by definition is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad.

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Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Lisa Marie Blaschke, Mr. Chris Kenyon, and Dr. Stewart Hase contacted a group of us due to our interest in heutagogy for the purpose of writing a chapter in an edited book. An Introduction to Self-determined Learning (Heutagogy): Stewart Hase. to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Capstone is pleased to announce its most popular PebbleGo databases are now available in Spanish. Three new modules PebbleGo Biografías (Biographies), Ciencia (Science), and Estudios Sociales (Social Studies) have been added to the database.

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On INFOhio’s light

NeverEndingSearch

I was sincerely inspired by their presentation, their energy and their efforts to ensure all Ohio learners have access to the resources to which they are entitled. You don’t necessarily have to be in Ohio to learn from INFOhio’s model and its resources.

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iPads in Students' Hands

wwwatanabe

This was our first year with iPads in the elementary classrooms, purchased with Title funding. Previewing nonfiction text in Title I using ShowMe app Below was an example of how they were being used in Title I with Shelly Brossman. How have you used iPads in your classroom?

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English + Common Core + Mobile = Success in Learning Poster Session at ISTE 2014

Education with Technology

In my ISTE Sunday 8-10 am poster session, I demonstrate many diverse mobile activities to help students achieve the English Language Arts Common Core Anchor Statements through mobile devices. The students use the apps as a seamless tools with which to show their demonstration of the Anchor Statements. Teachers can give their students quick conventions formative assessment QR codes that link to an online survey/quiz such as in Google Forms.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. These solutions will be offered to school librarians in the U.S.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Felix Jacomino , the school’s Director of Technology, managed to lead a team that pulled off an incredible learning event. I had a great time encouraging educators to give students as much ownership over their devices and learning as possible. I thought I’d link to some of them.

10 Tips for Piloting Technology in Schools

eSpark

Successful tech pilots enhance learning, build excitement around new initiatives, and subject classroom technology to rigorous, data-based testing. Some products are simply designed to increase student engagement and joy. Talk to other districts to determine best practices.

Creating Products to Show and Share Learning

Learning in Hand

Nowadays students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves. These tools can turn students into teachers and are great for sharing their answers to a project’s driving question. As an adult, I continue to enjoy creating things.