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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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Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning? Taylor Ryan is STEM coordinator for his school as they work to integrate STEM into every class. He shares what he’s learned about true STEM learning in the past year in this role.

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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. Her original research went into the design of Renton Preparatory in Seattle, which was a 2016 Top Three STEM School in the nation. Bayer Award for Excellence in Urban Education.

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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.

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.

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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5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. Thomas School near Seattle has concentrated on beefing up the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for the past several years and plans to strengthen it even more in the future. Makerspaces — a key element of STEM education — are popping up in classrooms and libraries across the U.S. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!

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How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber. Julie Graber’s Bio as Submitted Julie Graber is an instructional technology consultant on a technology innovation team for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa where she supports educators with effective teaching, learning, leading, and technology practices.

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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. ” 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. Episode 720 with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jorge Valenzuela on Episode 602 of the 10 Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sixty-seven percent of STEM jobs will be in computing.

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.

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

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares the biggest mistake she’s made as a teacher relating to edtech. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration. Amazon Education Thought Leader. One of 20 TrustED Educational Thought Leaders. #3 3 EdTech Blog. #3 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter.

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 teaches his grade 7 & 8 students math, science, and STEM.

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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.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE]

The CoolCatTeacher

The top Edtech Tool Tuesday of 2018 (so far) with Richard Byrne From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ll be speaking with other amazing educators like Suzy Boss, Janet Zadina, Jay McTighe, Dr. Brendan Ozawa de Silva, Scott Sanchez, Dr. Ayanna M Howard and more. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, was a history teacher. It shows. In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons.

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What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: Discovery Education Today’s podcast is sponsored by Discovery Education. They have two STEM challenges running now. The CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge is for students in the US in grades 5-8 now through February 13, 2020.

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LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global

CUE

In August 2016, the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) opened within the Los Angeles Unified School District with much fanfare as California’s first all-girls public STEM school. With the goal of incorporating global education into her new flagship school, Principal Hicks attended the Level Up Village workshop at the 2016 National Coalition of Girls Schools conference. Carrie Brown has been a Los Angeles Unified Public School District (LAUSD) educator since 1991.

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Parents as #Edtech Partners

Kyle Pace

With all the 1:1 implementations, STEM, apps, devices, etc. parents are the most underserved group in education. Is it solely a school district’s job to educate parents about technology, social media, digital citizenship, etc.? I have seen some very successful parent learning nights around technology, STEM, and digital citizenship. Yes, elementary students too. This is all called being proactive instead of reactive about #edtech.

Building STEM Communities at ISTE

MIND Research Institute

I’m back from a whirlwind trip to the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference and Expo! ISTE is recognized globally as the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world and draws tens of thousands of key decision-makers and influencers from across the globe each year. Between trips to Independence Hall and running up the famous “Rocky Steps,” my MIND colleagues and I soaked up as much as we could about the current state of edtech.

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Hour of Code Plugged and Unplugged Activities and Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Code.org has different activities for elementary students to adults. Kodable has different free activities for elementary students such as creating fuzzies and mazes peers can play on.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

The post Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Assessment Chromebooks Classroom Management Edtech Tool Tuesday Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps How to Guides. Lesson Plans Podcasting Project Based Learning STEM Students Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools

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How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. It’s really a mindset and a philosophy of education.”. Fleming says whether the district sets up a makerspace in an elementary school library, in a middle school classroom or in a high school cafeteria, each makerspace has a unique quality. A makerspace should be offered as a voluntary educational activity that the students want to participate in. Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs.

iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: OK, remarkable educators, remember that if you’re on that morning commute like many of you are when you listen to the show, so this when you get to school, Don’t do this while driving. The post iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers can download a FREE K-12 standards-aligned lesson plan on car design that includes STEM concepts and art. ” The post 20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. All Subjects Classroom Design Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: So, Lisa, is there a mistake that many educators make when they start using Hyperdocs? What is the elevator pitch for why educators should be using Hyperdocs? Lisa: I think educators need to use Hyperdocs because the whole thing in our building is the UBD, the design planning with the end in mind. Vicki: Well, educators, we have something new to try for this Ed Tech Tool Tuesday.

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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.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. Instead of selecting many apps, many are now recommending just a few tools/protocols for how things are taught with edtech. Gaming in Early Childhood Education in Australia. The post Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

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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Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Tim also shares a vision for the future of where augmented reality is probably taking us in education. The future of augmented reality in education. How we can apply technology like IBM Watson and Microsoft Facial recognition in education. Simple principles for where we should be going in education with AR. I am a former K12 teacher who has been a professor of educational technology and teacher educator at California State University, Fullerton since 1999.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Currently, she is an Innovative Learning Specialist for Five-Star Technology Solutions and a Google Certified Trainer spreading love for #EdTech that empowers students to think critically and follow their passion! In my personal life, I am married to an inspiring educator. ” The post Student-Driven Hyperdocs appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Utah STEM Action Center Releases Exemplar Statewide Program Evaluation

MIND Research Institute

The Utah STEM Action Center has released its 2020 annual report , which includes the results of their comprehensive statewide program evaluation. Feedback from and partnership with the edtech vendors directly, who have insight into their data.

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money

Edsurge

This case study was featured in Chapter 4 of EdSurge's "State of Edtech" report. During 2009, then-Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and Associate Superintendent Duane Sheppard of Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona had just taken their positions and were trying to figure out how to meet students’ needs. But figuring out how to educate all types of students with online content is challenging when working within a district budget. “In

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.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw. Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns. I am an educator who is passionate about inspiring young minds through integrative thinking, implementing technology and hands-on inquiry tasks. I incorporate a wide range of educational technologies (ex. Isabella Liu from Hong Kong on Episode 397 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.