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. And Amy, you’re working with digital badges or open badges in elementary school. What are open badges, and how does this work with elementary kids? Let’s say in kindergarten, the student was trying to learn Letter Sounds.

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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. ” 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. 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! You’ll want to sign up for your free 30-day trial at coolcatteacher.com/reallygoodstuff and remember – it is only one app – all of the other apps are inside this one simple digital learning collection from Really Good Stuff. Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District.

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.

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. After learning about natural disasters around the globe, students will understand and explain how people prepare and cope with the unexpected changes in our world.

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. We not only want students engaged, but also want to see evidence of learning aligned to high standards as well as the development and application of essential skill sets. Within minutes I received new recommendations and I took a few minutes to learn how to use each new tool.

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. Vicki: Yes, you can use Ed Tech and Social Emotional Learning! Michelle, you’ve done some fantastic work with Social Emotional Learning and Ed Tech.

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The EdTech Club – Singaporean EdTech Startup, XSEED Education – Transforming Elementary Education Globally From Rote To Learning

AsiaTechDaily

Register XSEED Education is a Singapore based EdTech startup that targets the K-12 student demographic. Founded in 2008 by Ashish Rajpal, their focus is enhancing school learning using higher quality proprietary curriculum and training. Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark.

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. Sponsor : Urkund 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.

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US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning. His best-selling book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today , co-authored with Eric Sheninger and published by ASCD, was released in June 2017.

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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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. Blended Learning and E-Learning Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) History and Social Sciences Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Teachers Tools Web Tools

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3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. With Advancement Courses , you never stop learning.

Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

The CoolCatTeacher

Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor host the Teaching Python Podcast where they share how to help kids of all ages learn this valuable language. She loves learning about cultures and her children were born on two different continents. ” 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 a Student Held a Virtual Summer Camp in Summer 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

During the 2020 shut down, Sophia wanted to help the children in her neighborhood have a fun learning experience — so she created a virtual summer camp online. We can learn about learning in this example where the teacher and students are kids and everything is optional.

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? E-learning

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How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

The CoolCatTeacher

You’ll be able to use what you learn for any multiplayer gaming you want to hold across your school, district, or even across the world. George is focused on providing students with fun, engaging, and joyful learning experiences.

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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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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. geek is helping us learn five simple ways to improve physical education with technology. VICKI: So Jarrod, as we finish up, what do you think is the most transformational thing you’ve ever learned that really made you a better phys Ed teacher?

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Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

Kate Baker with Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Blended learning and distance learning will be different this fall.

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. The goal was to make the learning experience more personal for our students while better meeting their individual needs in the process. A great deal has changed since 2012 when it comes to blended learning. blended learning edtech pedagogy Wells Elementary School

How to Get the Most Out of Google Apps Now with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric runs the award-winning blog [link] where all of his edtech resources can be found, and is the author of the book “ Control Alt Achieve: Rebooting Your Classroom with Creative Google Projects “ Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.”

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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. Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”. 3 EdTech Blog. #3 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter.

16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

The CoolCatTeacher

Blended learning (having a face to face and an online classroom) is best. Learn about 16 Free Resources for Schools Who Are Closing Due to Coronavirus Get prepared now. Take the course, Designing for Online Learning which is free. Learn more here.

Augmented Reality Lessons You Can Use Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Do you need safe, fun ways for students to connect and learn while keeping their distance in the classroom? Visit coolcatteacher.com/tournament to learn more and start voting! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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. And thanks to Legends of Learning for sponsoring science week this week on the 10-Minute Teacher. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. And THEN start using it for learning.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

Abrupt shifts to virtual and hybrid learning laid bare the vast inequities that exist in the U.S. The move to online learning also made people wonder: Are there practices we can continue when the pandemic abates? This may assist with mitigating learning loss.

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Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Mullaney is a Digital Learning Integration Designer for the San Francisco Unified School District. Episode 716 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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. Disadvantages of Audiotool include: A pretty high learning curve for those with no experience in sound production.

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

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, educators and students in 28 CPS elementary schools will receive access to a suite of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning resources. professional learning. SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, ?May

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 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. Focus on content for deeper learning.

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