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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11 Leadership Principles for an Amazing School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Sanée Bell on episode 531 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Back to school is here! Download a free ebook with the Lead Forward authors and get inspired. What did you do to get to that point?

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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.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school.

How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

But since these subjects are important for them to have a promising career in the future, educators must find a way to make the STEM subjects less difficult and more engaging. In order to familiarize students with STEM concepts, it must be introduced at an early age, preferably from the elementary level. This will help the teachers and parents to nurture the child’s talent and help them prepare for STEM major in college. WANT TO KNOW HOW KITABOO WORKS?

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts from Ctrl Alt Achieve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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.

5 Ways to Step Back from Teacher Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In the high-stress, fast-paced job of teaching – burnout can happen to anyone. In today’s show, we talk about recognizing teacher burnout, how to get help, and steps to tackle it when it happens.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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?

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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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

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.

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!