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? What if everything students learn could gain them XP (experience points?)

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota.

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4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

From coding to robotics and augmented reality and his favorite (which he saved for last), learn how a leading-edge K-8 program is using technology to teach all students the skills and thinking capacities they need to be successful in the modern era. Never stop learning!

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Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy believes this pedagogical shift is a game changer in the music classroom Learn more. She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. Amy believes this pedagogical shift is a game changer in the music classroom Learn more.

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District.

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.

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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. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech 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.

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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. The teachers generously agreed, and below are their examples of inspiring yet practical examples of project based learning at the K-5 level! Core EdTech Resources.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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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. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful? E-learning

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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.

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20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares the biggest mistake she’s made as a teacher relating to edtech. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”. 3 EdTech Blog. #3 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter. Must Read EdTech Blog.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Transcript of episode 70 5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech with Jarrod Robinson the PE Geek. Every week day you’ll learn powerful practical ways to be a more remarkable teacher today. Like, when you learned that, everything changed. Never stop learning. .

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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. Legends of Learning has an amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school. A great deal has changed since 2012 when it comes to blended learning.

Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Is this truly STEM learning? He shares what he’s learned about true STEM learning in the past year in this role. Listen to Taylor Ryan talk about authentic STEM Learning Experiences Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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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. I use these (product) features to differentiate learning for students.

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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. Why we should help students select tools and empower their own learning. A full edtech treasure chest for special needs students.

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23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more! See Eric’s blog post on emojis in Google docs to learn how to do this. Never stop learning. geg-ohio and runs the award-winning blog www.ControlAltAchieve.com where all of his Google Apps and edtech resources can be found.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday.

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Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic Kids can learn to make music with iPads and technology. This isn’t just child’s play – some serious music learning can happen. Want to hear another episode about iPads and edtech.

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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. The problem with broad coverage in edtech. Focus on content for deeper learning.

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Digital Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom

Tech Helpful

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. This can be a great learning tool to see how other artists have used the workstation to make a certain sound.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jorge Valenzuela – Bio As Submitted Educational coach Jorge Valenzuela is a teacher at Old Dominion University and the lead coach for Life Long Learning Defined.

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. How can schools and districts successfully bring technology into classrooms so teachers can make the most impact on students’ learning? Early in my career, I taught elementary students in a computer lab and served as the Technology Teacher Leader (TTL) for the school.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

We should design the classroom environment for learning. Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. Vicki: OK, so is it like… I learned to use a learning management system.

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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 Listen to the show and learn how it is used and follow the links in the show notes below.

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5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

techlearning

I like this as a starting place for late elementary because there is so much I can do with it. Root's functionality for late elementary starts with the app. Code.org This seems like a no-brainer, but Code.org is a great place to start with late elementary coding because it's free.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, learn about Minecraft EDU and how it is being used to teach. So there are different learning levels and different learning environments for all these students. Dr. Michelle Zimmerman – Edtech and Social Emotional Learning – talks about this research.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

You’ll exchange Valentines and learn geography! 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.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. You can take that step and share your Valentine either live or with video messaging so that you can learn about each other’s community. Do they learn from me?

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. They must learn which line comes first in order to progress to the next letter. mt=8 An app that allows children to quickly learn common vocabulary.