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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.

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.

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Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

The CoolCatTeacher

Receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements. She got started with integrating technology in the classroom in 2003 and dabbled with app design in File Maker and HTML. ” The post Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff: Ah, yeah… So I’m using Minecraft Education Edition in my technology classroom with my students. One thing that I wanted to do with Minecraft Education Edition was bring something to the students that 1) they probably had never done before, and 2) give them opportunities for things that they wouldn’t be able to experience if it wasn’t for being in a technology class. So with Minecraft Education Edition, that’s what I was able to accomplish.

Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Website Twitter The post Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers 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 Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, the Awesome Squiggles Project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer.

Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

School Website: [link] The post Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Administrators All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Inquiry Based Learning Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers

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How to Create in AR and VR

The CoolCatTeacher

Her desire to build relationships have brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world. She provides staff development and training on immersive technology as an edtech consultant. Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community. ” e The post How to Create in AR and VR appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

iPads in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen on episode 512 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Karen Lirenman ( @ KLirenman ) and Kristen Wideen ( @ mrswideen ) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary classroom.

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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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Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

OK, well, educators, just remember that you can use technology in any classroom. I was educated at the University of Alabama and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Russian Language and Literature in 1993. After graduation, I pursued and obtained my Masters in Secondary English Education. Santha Walters on episode 282 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

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He is an American Film Institute Screen Educator and an Apple Distinguished Educator. The post Making Better Videos and Movies with Students appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class.

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space. That’s what makes a great educational change and transformative teaching, as well as we learn how to use technology in a nonthreatening way. in Elementary Education. The post Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

And that really was the motivation and the premise behind Potato Pirates — to try and provide a universal first step into the world of programming without having educators have to set up an entire class’ infrastructure. Vicki: We’re also talking about teaching kids in elementary, middle, and high school. It’s become like a basic necessity of educators to include their classrooms.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

You know, how can we as educators use this brand new technology to really kind of change the learning in our classroom? The one that I like (and there’s several on the market now)… the most popular one that schools and students and educators are using is called the Ricoh Theta S, There’s different models of it, and there’s supposedly a new one coming out. in Theology from Asbury University and got his Masters in Education from Auburn University (Montgomery).

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He He also shares a bonus fitness opportunity for educators.) In addition to his work in schools, Richard has been a consultant to some of the largest companies in the educational technology industry. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He

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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education. These are great for educational institutions and learners that can afford them. The Space Screams of a Maker Mindset Not the Stuff.

?How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces?

Edsurge

Two years ago I attended an edtech conference focused on the then up-and-coming trend of makerspaces. The opening keynote speaker ended his presentation with a charge for all in attendance: “I hope that makerspaces don’t become an edtech fad that goes away as quickly as it has risen to popularity; I hope you all can figure out how to do it right.” Laura Busch ( llbusch ) is a technology integrator at Blair Elementary in Waukesha, Wisc.

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

Edsurge

In Loudoun County, Virginia, fourth-graders from Goshen Post Elementary School took up the challenge personally. The story offers a good example of how education is shifting as we wrap up two decades of the 21st century. Although some educators have grown weary of the term “21st century learning,” the drive to transform education “matters more today—a lot more—than when we started the conversation.”

Why Tech Doesn't Just Mean Computers and How It Can Be Used in Alternative Ways to Change Classroom Dynamics

Saving Socrates

I must confess, I myself am really into the whole maker movement. While I find myself knitting on a couch with relative frequency (at night after the kids are asleep), I often think about how we as educators have a profound opportunity to show our kids in a very tactile way the concept of production/creation the highest form of learning according to Bloom. Like computer science labs, I am not a huge fan of maker labs either.

Most Memorable Blogs Posts of the Year – 2016

Reading By Example

An educational consultant offers his reasons for opting his oldest child out of the state test in New York. Building poems, art, music, mathematical solutions and so on are all part of the ‘maker movement’ in my mind. Dr. Brad Gustafson, an elementary school principal, shares his debate on whether to host an all schol picture using a drone for his building’s 50th anniversary. This post from an educator working with at-risk students provided some perspective.

Learning Revolution Free PD - It's All About the GEC (GlobalEdCon) - Amazing Keynotes - Announcing the Student Technology Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. But you don''t have to, since the Global Education Conference is a virtual conference, so you can check out the full schedule in your own time zone, pick the sessions you want to attend, and come and join us as much as you can.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Iris Lapinski - CEO, CDI Apps for Good - "Apps for Good - Growing a new generation of problem solvers and makers" Dale Dougherty - Founder, President, and CEO, Maker Media, Inc.; Don Buckley - Co-Founder, Tools at Schools - "Is it Possible to Innovate in Education?"

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