March, 2017

Doing More With The Classroom Makerspace

The Web20Classroom

When I was 6 or 7 years old I was at home on a boring rainy weekend. Being an inquisitive kid and generally looking for mischief I found some tools in a closet and decided something in my house needed taking a apart.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #29 Steven Anderson talks technology trends From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Augmented reality and virtual reality. Are these buzzwords or are they things that can be used to improve learning?

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Safe teaching is risky teaching

Ditch That Textbook

I remember lots of important moments from my time in all levels of school. Many of them are my times with friends, conversations at the lunch table, sports competitions, etc. I remember some lessons from the classroom.

A NEW Fun and Easy Way to Create Videos in the Classroom!

Kleinspiration

I’ve spent a good part of my time in the classroom before Spring Break making videos with my students using MySimpleShow, a new way to creatively craft content into brief, engaging videos.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

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How to Unleash Genius in Kids and Teachers #YouMatter

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Maiers on episode 41 of the 10-Minute Teacher #MondayMotivation From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. My husband told me Friday night, “Did you really listen to what Angela Maiers said on that podcast?”

10 ways Google Keep can help streamline life at school

Ditch That Textbook

For a long time, I’ve been a list-maker and a note-taker. You should see my desk. It can get littered with them pretty easily. The worst is when I would take down some valuable details and then leave the paper sitting on my desk at school. I have literally driven to school late at night [.].

Writing For Purpose: 5 Ways To Use Technology To Give Children A Genuine Audience.

EdTech4Beginners

When announcing a writing task, on a number of occasions, I have been asked by my students, “Why do we have to do this?” ” It’s a question that can sometimes be difficult to answer. All too often the work is stuck into their English books and is only seen by the teacher. Here are 10 ways to use technology to give your pupils a real audience for their work: 1) Class blogs.

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AP Jeopardy Review – Using @PearDeck & @Wacom Tablets to Engage, Gamify & Reflect #edtech #mathchat

techieMusings

Note: I am editing/revising an old post to reflect some updates in the process of how I run AP Jeopardy Review in my AP Calculus Class! Have you ever been super excited about “gamifying” a review session (ie: Jeopardy review) only to realize that the competitive feel in the room becomes overwhelming?

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

25 Simple Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset

TeachThought - Learn better.

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How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Shut the Front Door (Again)! Updated Differentiation with Google Forms! UPDATED March 2017! There are so many amazing things we can do with Google Forms.

5 Ideas to Amp Up Chromebooks

The CoolCatTeacher

John Sowash shares ideas on the 10-Minute Teacher Episode 35 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today John Sowash @rsowash talks formative assessment, multimedia, and the must-have apps for Chromebooks.

5 Coping Mechanisms for Bouncing Back from Your Bad Teaching Day

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. 5 Coping Mechanisms for Bouncing Back from Your Bad Teaching Day by James Sturtevant Just because I’ve authored a couple of books and host a podcast on engagement does not mean that I don’t have challenging days in the classroom. Last Friday was one of those days!

What Did SXSWedu Have to Say About Adult Learning?

Digital Promise

What did this year’s SXSWedu conference have to say about adult learning? Turns out, more than you might think. SXSWedu is one of the country’s largest educational technology conferences and, as most of these conferences go, has tended to focus more on the K-12 segment than on adults who are in need of foundational skills to help them advance in the workforce.

Tools to work with, annotate, create and convert PDF files

Educational Technology Guy

PDF , or Portable Document Format, files are ubiquitous these days. The format is a great way to share files since every operating system, including mobile devices, has free software available to read the files.

How To Get The Best Work From Your Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

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15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Help Students Get Organized, Track Progress, Take Notes, and more with Google Keep!

5 Ideas to Connect Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A Conversation with TW Williamson from Taiwan on The 10-Minute Teacher #45 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today TW Williamson @tww00 an educator in Taiwan, shares his story of global collaboration and connection with US teacher Annette Lang.

11 Technology Tools for the Reading Classroom

Class Tech Tips

Last week I made my third trip to Nebraska for the Nebraska State Reading Conference. It was so much fun meeting new teachers and sharing plenty of my favorites technology tools for reading. You might have seen the picture of the tiny plane that took me to Kearney, NE in the graphic of this post.…

Can Workers Learn Basic Skills on Their Phones?

Digital Promise

When low-skilled workers have access to quality education and training, great things happen. Too often, however, because these workers hold down several jobs, rely solely on public transportation, and have childcare responsibilities, they miss out on many of the in-person classes available to them.

Creating Control: Managing Bullying in the Classroom

EdNews Daily

One of every four students reports being bullied during the school year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center. Bullying in the classroom has always been a problem, and educators are now taking bullying seriously.

4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers

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150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students (Updated!)

Shake Up Learning

The post 150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students (Updated!) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Search for the Best Chrome Apps and Extensions to Use in Your. Classroom! There are now 150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions in this database.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 37 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. Learn how to get results. Pick some tools. Accelerate learning.

OPINION: Three misunderstandings about open resources

The Hechinger Report

Students at Lovett Elementary, the Clinton, Miss. school district’s sixth-grade-only school. Photo: Jackie Mader. By nine school district superintendents from nine states. Now is the time of year when U.S.

Tight on Goals, Flexible on Means: Universal Design for Learning Empowers Opportunity Youth

Digital Promise

YouthBuild USA , a Digital Promise Adult Learning Beacon , is an international intermediary for a network of 250 community-based YouthBuild programs and schools around the country. We and our partners are committed to bringing the voices and experiences of Opportunity Youth learners (low-income young people of promise, ages 16 to 24) and educators to the conversation about learning differences.

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Using @Flipgrid in Online #APCalculus to Allow Students to Verbalize Their Thinking Process #mathchat #flipclass

techieMusings

One of my biggest goals in teaching my section of Online AP Calculus this year has been finding ways to continue to hear my students “talk.” I want to hear how they are thinking through the process of solving problems.

We should rethink our definition of ‘wasting time’

Ditch That Textbook

On Sunday, I was cleaning the kitchen. On hands and knees scrubbing the floor, to be more specific. Yep, I’m that guy, and that’s OK with me, You know what they say: happy wife, happy life!) All of a sudden, mid-scrub, I thought, “Where are my kids and what are they up to?” ” I have [.]. Teaching creative teaching genius hour homework passion-driven learning video games youtube

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Learning is the Reward

A Principal's Reflections

Let’s face it, school, as we know it is driven by grades as the main reflection of what students do, or do not, know. What has resulted is a rat race of sorts where many kids and parents alike have their eye on the prize.

Creating a Student Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #23 A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Micki Uppena From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Librarian Micki Uppena has a student centered library.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

Students in Montclair State University’s dual certification program work on an assignment during class. Photo: Jackie Mader. BLOOMFIELD, N.J. When Mary Fair became a teacher in 2012, her classes often contained a mix of special education students and general education students.

Why I Hack My Classroom

EdNews Daily

Written By: Grace O’Shea. New York City, Summer 2011. I was excited to be joining a force of Teaching Fellows poised to tackle the opportunity gap in NYC. I began my summer school assignment feeling a healthy mix of zeal and terror. I was about to go live. The challenge?

5 Ways Nearpod Transformed My Teaching

Class Tech Tips

Nearpod is a favorite tool that I used in my classroom as a one-to-one iPad teacher and now use all the time in my professional development workshops. I love how Nearpod makes any lesson interactive and engaging while giving teachers actionable formative assessment data.

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