5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it?

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Today as our ongoing spotlight this week on K-2 education, we focus on iPads with younger students and differentiating instruction with them. Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District. The post iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Open Badges in Elementary School. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota. And Amy, you’re working with digital badges or open badges in elementary school.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year, 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher, 2016 Governor’s Leader in Arts Education, and the 2017 NJ Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year Awards. ” The post Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Listen to Nikolaos Chatzopoulos share 2020 Edtech Trends Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District.

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology. Listen to Mark Sparvell talk about SEL and Edtech Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

During a planning call prior, I was asked to work with special education, math, and reading teachers in particular. What resulted was a great resource that I plan to share below on specific edtech tools that can assist special education (SPED), math, and reading teachers.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jarrod Robinson @mrrobbo gives us the apps, tools, and mindset to rock physical education class. In today’s show, Jarod Robinson geeks out Physical Education Class: Replay apps to help kids see what to improve. Founder of www.connectedpe.com & over 100 educational software products & services. Transcript of episode 70 5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech with Jarrod Robinson the PE Geek.

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Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Furdyk is the Co-founder of TakingITGlobal ( www.tigweb.org ), which provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. He is an Adjunct Professor for Long Island University’s Master of Education (M.Ed) in Education Technology. Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples

EdTechTeacher

I recently had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. Minecraft for education has many features that teachers use with their students. See: Creating Elementary Portfolios and One Note in the Classroom.

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Ideas for Project-Based Learning at the Elementary Level

EdTechTeacher

In February, I had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources.

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Ever keen to catch a trend on the upswing, I’ve curated a list of EdTech tools, apps and programs that are not only effective, but teach through joy. EdTech that sparks joy. Developers have naturally found a niche for “joyful” tech in the elementary phases, where the idea of allowing younger kids to have fun while learning is all but a credo. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful?

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Cohen "The Tech Rabbi" and author of Education by Design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. Subscribe to the Show Special ISTE19 Episodes From Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 27, the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast will be airing some episodes full of education technology learning from popular ISTE speakers.

How a Student Held a Virtual Summer Camp in Summer 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

The post How a Student Held a Virtual Summer Camp in Summer 2020 appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sophia is a student in Oman.

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. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. Vicki: And I just want to stress — also as a fellow technology educator — that sandboxing is so important. Leah is a 20-year veteran educator. Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum. I’ve been working a little bit with some folks in the elementary world, which is a stretch for me.

Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

eSchool News

May 5, 2021) — Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Education designed to inspire, engage and empower the district’s 16,300 K-5 students and improve academic achievement. Finally, the Discovery Education platform ?is

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

The post Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Augmented Reality Lessons You Can Use Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Edition” features 32 scenarios that educators both miss and don’t miss about classroom life before 2020. Mitch helps organizations succeed in the education market. Edchat Interactive shares best practices among educators through live online interactive events.

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

In partnership, education leaders and educators should prioritize strategic decisions to ensure the technology they introduce to their students is a powerful learning tool. In some cases, technology decisions are made by school leadership in-step with a plan developed with educators and an accompanying budget. Aside from varying technology needs, educators’ comfort with technology ranges significantly.

Special Needs #edtech treasure chest with Jennifer Cronk

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, we’ll discuss special needs edtech with Jennifer Cronk and: Why speech recognition empowers students. A full edtech treasure chest for special needs students. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Google Education Trainer. In addition, Jennifer is also certified: administrator, english teacher, elementary teacher and educational technology specialist.

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SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed. To stay up-to-date, I recommend that you subscribe to SmartBrief’s Edtech Newsletter. SmartBrief also has newsletters for accomplished teachers , special education professionals , and Higher Ed Leaders. The SmartBrief on EdTech newsletter provides a daily snapshot of education technology insights. They use leading sources such as EdTech Magazine, T.H.E.

Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to hear another episode about iPads and edtech. Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen share awesome apps for iPads in the elementary classroom. Justin Kamp graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2013 with a degree in Instrumental and General Music Education. Justin has presented at SLATE (technology conference) as well as at the Wisconsin Music Educators Association’s State Music Conference.

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Reach Each Student: Design Edtech for Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Edtech has the potential to ignite the power of learning by helping teachers tailor learning environments and instruction to reach the full diversity of learners. Digital Promise’s Learner Variability Project (LVP) aims to understand the range of diverse needs that students may have, and to support product developers in turning learner factors and research-based strategies into pedagogical features for educators and students to use.

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How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

Despite all we know about the inherent complexities of teaching and learning, a desire for coverage still rules many educational technology (edtech) selection and procurement decisions. Directors are often in charge of purchasing for the entire K-12 population across multiple subjects, both core and supplemental programs, so sourcing and vetting edtech is time-consuming work. The problem with broad coverage in edtech. The post How Can We Make Edtech More Effective?

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Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday. What are the common mistakes that educators make when they’re trying to use FlipSnack? Mandy: You know, it’s such an easy tool to use that I haven’t seen … I haven’t had an educator come back to me and say,“Ah I hated FlipSnack. You know, I did have an educator say to me once I like to use it for student portfolios.

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Digital Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom

Tech Helpful

In my music classroom, I use both education-specific technology as well as free online software and websites available publicly. Here's a non-exhaustive list of the digital music technology I use in my classroom, and a perspective on the benefits/disadvantages for elementary school students. SoundTrap is free for non-educational users and makes it easy to record directly into the web application with your built-in computer microphone.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

edWeb.net

Edtech is no longer a one-time purchase or a luxury item—it’s integrated across every system in school districts from the central office to classrooms to school buses. Continuous professional development is key for integrating edtech, but it often gets deleted from the budget.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

education system. We asked edtech executives, stakeholders, and experts to share some of their thoughts and predictions about where they think edtech is headed in 2021. Elementary students are not immune to serious student safety issues.

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How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

The CoolCatTeacher

This year’s is a fun “Remember When” edition which will feature 32 scenarios that we educators miss and don’t miss about classroom life before 2020. He is a Makey Makey certified educator, Microbit Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and general tech enthusiast.

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The Top 5 EdTech Players in Asia – 2021

AsiaTechDaily

Register As we enter 2021, here we look at the top 5 EdTech players in Asia that have shown remarkable growth and resilience. Across Asia, the EdTech companies are striving to educate communities through their online learning platforms and apps. XSEED Education.

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

Receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements. He is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer.

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WeWork to Shutter Its Private Elementary School After Current School Year

Edsurge

WeGrow, the division of WeWork that operated a private elementary school, will close its doors after the current school year. The planned shuttering of the elementary school is not expected to impact WeWork’s other educational offerings, such as its coding bootcamp Flatiron School. Education Technology Edtech Business Enterprises