April, 2018

The benefits of active learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

Superhero Activities to Empower Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

“I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble” – May Parker, Spider-Man 2. Every student can find a superhero to admire and learn from.

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What To Do When Someone Hates You

The CoolCatTeacher

You Can Overcome From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. “There is one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing. Say nothing. Be nothing.” ” says Aristotle. Criticism comes with breaking new ground. Criticism comes with putting yourself out there.

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Ongoing Self-Assessments: Students Reflect On and Document Their Progress

Catlin Tucker

For the last two years, I have published several blogs detailing my journey away from traditional grading and assessment practices. The purpose of this shift was three-fold. I wanted to shift the conversation from points to the development of skills.

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching

Neo LMS

Instructional Technology Coaching (ITC) is a prevalent method of deploying on-going professional development for teachers , with a specific focus on the integration of technology into both the curriculum, as well as the method of instruction.

25 Websites for Poetry Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

April is National Poetry Month. For thirty days, we celebrate the value and joy that poetry brings to our world. According to the Academy of American Poets , the goals are: Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets.

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Cognitive Flexibility: Paving the Way For Learner Success

A Principal's Reflections

A few years back the World Economic Forum came out with an article titled The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Wade King: Find Your Classroom Creativity Wildcard

The CoolCatTeacher

Wade King on episode 301 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can unleash our creativity as teachers if we want to inspire our students. Co-author of Wildcard, Wade King, shares how. Listen Now.

InsertLearning: Transform Any Web Page into an Interactive Lesson

Catlin Tucker

I frequently use online articles and resources with my students to supplement our curriculum. I want them reading, thinking about, and discussing hot topics that impact their lives; however, engaging students around online articles hasn’t always been easy.

Face-to-face Universities Absolutely Still Have a Place!

The Journal

Online — for all things, online — certainly looks like the right side of history. But, as we argue in this week’s blog, face-to-face universities offer undergraduates two unique opportunities that online universities simply can’t

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21 Websites and Apps for Earth Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

April 22, 2018 is Earth Day. Celebrate it with your students by letting them visit these websites: Breathing earth– the environment. Breathing Earth YouTube Video –of CO2 use, population changes, and more. Conservation Game. Earth Day—NASA Ocean Currents. Eco-friendly house.

[UPDATED] Top Educational Websites Your Students are ACTUALLY Visiting

Kajeet

There you have it, the top 10 educational websites students visit from 2018 (Jan. 1 through April 4, 2018). Here's how Kajeet pulls these stats together every year. Students who access wireless Internet through either the Kajeet SmartSpot ® (Wi-Fi hotspot) or Kajeet SmartBus ™ (school bus Wi-Fi) solutions can only access educational content.

10 ways Google tools can make the end of the year ROCK

Ditch That Textbook

When the end of the school year is in sight, it’s a time of excitement coupled with the importance of finishing the year STRONG. The end of the year is a time unlike any other. State tests are behind us. Many students are working on big projects or papers. It can be a great time […].

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5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie Zeiger on episode 290 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. STEM and Computational Thinking go together. Today’s guest is a PhD, Biomedical engineer and STEM Teacher.

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Station Rotation Model: Alternative Group Formations

Catlin Tucker

When I lead blended learning workshops or work as a 1:1 blended learning coach, I field a lot of questions about the design of station rotation lessons. Teachers see my examples which show four separate groups and assume that all station rotations must have four groups. That is not the case.

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Mobile Learning: Now In the Hands of Teenagers

The Journal

While "mobile learning" may be overshadowed these days by other tech trends, make no mistake: in the hands of today’s youth, mobile learning is huge!

Clutch Prep: When You Need Help With a Class You Must Pass

Ask a Tech Teacher

Clutch Prep calls themselves “the video version of textbooks” but really, that doesn’t give you the full flavor of what they offer. Their academic how-to videos are textbook-specific so you pick the ones used in your classes, even by your teacher.

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Launching MY World 360°, A New Global Storytelling Initiative for Youth

Digital Promise

How might we engage young people in sharing their passions for changing the world through exploration of new media and technology?

Fighting the battle of copy/paste cheating

Ditch That Textbook

It was a simple activity. One that I thought my students would have no trouble completing. In my Spanish 3 class, I had asked them to find some facts about an artist from the Hispanic world and write a paragraph about that person. One paragraph. In Spanish. No big deal, right?

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The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

David Petro on episode 294 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. David Petro has been using Twitter for his math PD for more than eight years.

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Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

A Principal's Reflections

Do you like change? If you do, then living in the present is an exhilarating experience. For those who don’t, buckle up as we are only going to see unprecedented innovations at exponential rates involving technology. You can’t run or hide from it.

Kajeet and Google Power Rolling Study Halls

Kajeet

Kajeet is proud to announce its work with Google to provide filtered Wi-Fi access on school buses for Google’s Rolling Study Halls program. This Google initiative is designed to transform the school bus into an extension of the classroom by providing students with devices to take home as part of a 1:1 program and filtered Wi-Fi on the school bus powered by the Kajeet SmartBus ™. Mobile Broadband Ed Tech Inspiration Bus WiFi SmartBus

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How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

With summer fast approaching all over the Northern Hemisphere, kids are eager for time away from teachers, textbooks, and To-do lists. In Ireland, Italy, Greece, Russia, and other Eurasian nations, summer vacation lasts about three months.

Why All Educators Need SAMR And TPACK

The Web20Classroom

Lately, the work I’ve been doing with teachers and leaders has centered around the engaging and effective use of technology.

Bitmojis for your students: How to create and share them

Ditch That Textbook

Bitmojis are so much fun! They’re these little cartoon character images of yourself that let you express emotions and communicate. I’ve seen educators use them all over the place: in text messages, in emails, in slide presentations, in documents and on social media.

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Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Cooper on episode 292 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students.

Relevance is the Fuel of Learning

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous blog post, I wrote about the importance of focusing on the why as it relates to learning. Here is a piece of my thinking that I shared: The why matters more than ever in the context of schools and education. What all one must do is step into the shoes of a student.

The EDTECH Survey 2018 – Results Are In!

EdTech4Beginners

Recently, I set up a survey to find out about EDTECH & its use in schools around the globe. Thanks for the hundreds of responses I got from you all! . The questions asked were: How much do you use technology with your class? What is your favourite educational app?

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Grammar Check Websites and Apps That Save Your Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

I confess, I cringe when I come across spelling and grammar errors on websites or blogs. To me and many others, that bad first impression creates an authenticity hurdle that’s close to impossible to overcome.

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Effective Edtech Pilots with Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Do you struggle with how to get started with technology in your adult learning program? Do you understand your goals and your expected learner outcomes?

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