Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

How can we help? Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. EdTech Leaders’ Beliefs: How are K-5 teachers supported with the integration of computer science in K-5 classrooms? Integrating STEM Opportunities for Young Learners. Her research foci are equitable uses of technology in K16 classrooms, STEM Education opportunities and achievement, and teacher education concerns. However, this is at no additional cost to you.

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How to Use Fortnite in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Unknown to many educators, Fortnite has three modes of play. He takes us through lessons that teachers are teaching in Fornite and also the two warnings that educators need to keep in mind when teaching with this tool. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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How to Make Programming Easier

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 567 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Programming doesn’t have to be so hard. Computer Science teacher, Michael Backus, gives us advice to help make programming easier. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts.

Organic Edtech Coaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam Juarez on successful edtech coaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Edtech coaching can be improved with “walkarounds” and interaction between edtech coaches and teachers. Adam Juarez talks about organic edtech coaching and how to cultivate those relationships. Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

On today’s show, Julie discusses these four shifts and how it compares to other models such as SAMR. Listen to Julie Graber Talk About the Four Shifts Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Julie is a Defined STEM, a K–12 curriculum resource curriculum with engaging project-based lessons that are based on real-world scenarios. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program.

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Raspberry Pi Guy, Rocketboards, and Robots

The CoolCatTeacher

This 19-year old student at the University of Edinburg talks about how he interested himself in Computer Science and shares his insight on how to engage his generation in a powerful career. Listen to the Raspberry Pi Guy Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In “ Measuring Edtech Impact in the ESSA Era ,” experts delved into the details of the guidelines. The first step is to use a logic model.

Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. If you’re a US public school teacher of grades 6-12, you and your students just need to come up with a STEAM idea that can help your community. If you’re selected as a finalist, you’ll win technology and prizes to help your STEAM project come to reality.The entry period ends this week – Thursday, November 9 is the last day! Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more.

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Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more about how Laura’s classroom has become more modern and simplified with these valuable tools. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e317. Laura: Hyperdocs are basically links that we provide for children to access different websites and articles that we want them to read. See Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers. Okay, so how do literacy task boards work in hyperdocs?

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The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Download the transcript PDF by clicking here or scroll down to read it on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. Three components to help teach vocabulary. How modeling vocabulary acquisition is important. Today in the show, I recommend taking this quiz to see if Angela Watson’s 40-hour workweek club is right for you. Want to hear another episode on helping students learn?

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iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to show your cursor on the iPad screen? Want to find the cents button? Want to help a student with a unique character spell their name? Today, Tony Vincent shares six ideas every iPad teacher needs to know. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. Matific is a fantastic site full of math manipulatives and customized playlists of activities to help students at every level master math. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Got STEM funding? Here’s how to use it

eSchool News

Schools lack the resources they need to properly offer coding education to students. employers have only been able to fill 10 percent of available computer science jobs with qualified applicants. Give teachers time and support to get trained.

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How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. What’s the best way to define a makerspace? When makerspaces really work, they are open to the entire student body,” she says. “It’s But much of this depends on a district’s budget and the resources they can bring to the project. A makerspace should be offered as a voluntary educational activity that the students want to participate in. Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Kristen Mattson, author of Digital Citizenship in Action talks about how they’ve integrated digital citizenship into all of their courses at her school and how you can too. 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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Vicki: How interesting.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Over the past few years, there has been a huge influx of education technology resources available to schools – from tablets and robotics, to online platforms and digital whiteboards. Keep your software up-to-date.

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Breakout EDU Digital is Awesome (and Free) #breakoutedu

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Mari Venturino @MsVenturino talks about breakout edu digital for edtech tool Tuesday. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. How to use it in the classroom. Want to hear another episode on Breakout EDU? Listen to Adam Bellow talk about the #BreakoutEDU Box: The Teaching Experience that Has Everyone Talking. To be posted as soon as it is available.

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Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Edtech Apps that work From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Literature teachers are sure to be excited! You can assign texts for students to read. Click to see Owl Eyes. Browse or search the Owl Eyes library to see if your upcoming book is included. How Do Annotations Work? As the teacher, you can see and reply to their annotations within their book! How Do Teachers Assign In-Text Quizzes?

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

With insights on everything from Minecraft, to digital inking, to common mistakes made with technology and SEL, Michelle gives us an important overview of two things often not discussed together. To give you a closer look, they’re giving away their Spin Factory math lesson plan at coolcatteacher.com/teachervision. Fidget spinners, math and FutureFit combine to make a powerful fun lesson. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, while I’m talking about making apps in today’s show, this will actually apply to passion projects, to making movies, any type of long-term project where you have the students brainstorm and create. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. Listen to this Blog Post. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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 Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

The process of rejuvenating an educational system set up a few hundred years ago will take generations to redefine. A school should frequently revise their mission statements to reflect the needs of the students and the communities they serve. Problems arise when they become "dated, expressing the values of generations past rather than the current needs and sentiments of the community," according to TheConversation.com. Figuring out how to do modern assessments.

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10 online tools for STEM and movement

eSchool News

In short, they don’t always measure up to the “real thing” that is school. Related content: 3 coaching tips to support newly-virtual teachers. The edWebinar “Distance Learning: How to Support STEM and Physical Activity at Home,” models this alignment showcasing web-based programs and apps that offer stay-at-home learners with opportunities to strengthen STEM skills, remain physically active, and manage screen time. The mix: STEM and movement.

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

If you want to join a group of teachers doing Virtual Valentines, you’ll want to listen to the show and sign up by February 2. Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e237. We’re going to talk about Virtual Valentines and lots of other ways that you can connect and collaborate with other classrooms.

This teacher has her kindergarteners building web pages on Chromebooks #Gafe4littles

The CoolCatTeacher

See how Gradecam can save you time and speed up your grading. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. First of all, how do you define “Littles,” and what can you actually do with Google Apps and young children? Christine: Well, first, Vicki, thank you for inviting me to share about #GAfE4Littles and I’m just so amazed at what the kids can do. Vicki: And how old are your students?

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are so many new ways to differentiate for varied learners, back-fill for some while enriching others without slowing anyone down. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. While EdTech has been helping schools and other educational institutions a lot since it was introduced, its benefits have grown even more this year.

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Parent Questions About Edtech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love hearing a parent’s perspective on technology in their classrooms so I reached out to efriend, Joe Peters for his thoughts. Joe’s not only a parent, but a freelance journalist and tech enthusiast, so he knew exactly how to get his ideas across on the printed page. You won’t want to miss this article: Parents are aware that classrooms nowadays are much different than when they went to school a generation ago.

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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. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now. And thanks to Legends of Learning for sponsoring science week this week on the 10-Minute Teacher. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. Link to show: www.coollcatteacher.com/e272. Tools to enhance student voice.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz to find out why Bloomz is the best parent-teacher communication system out there. I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. What Actually Works in Edtech? VICKI: Today, we’re talking to Thomas C.

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Educator Perspectives: How to Bring Edtech into a District Successfully

MIND Research Institute

We share their obstacles, successes and strategies so we can build a community better prepared to mathematically equip all students. Billings began using ST Math at five of their schools in 2016, and have since gone on to expand use of the visual instructional program to nineteen elementary schools and one middle school. We recently spoke to Kim about her approach to bringing ST Math into the district, and what led to Billings having such a strong implementation.

12 of the Best School and Classroom Grants and How to Apply: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

School funding issues have been both brought to light and exacerbated due to the COVID-19 crisis. As schools adapt to teaching in these new circumstances, many educators are in need of resources to make their lessons accessible online. In this article you’ll find a brief primer on what educational grants, along with a list of a few of the best school grants to apply to. Why Grants Are a Useful Way to Secure School Funding.

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How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. What’s the best way to define a makerspace? When makerspaces really work, they are open to the entire student body,” she says. “It’s But much of this depends on a district’s budget and the resources they can bring to the project. A makerspace should be offered as a voluntary educational activity that the students want to participate in. Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs.

Educator Perspectives: How to Bring Edtech into a District Successfully

MIND Research Institute

We share their obstacles, successes and strategies so we can build a community better prepared to mathematically equip all students. Billings began using ST Math at five of their schools in 2016, and have since gone on to expand use of the visual instructional program to nineteen elementary schools and one middle school. We recently spoke to Kim about her approach to bringing ST Math into the district, and what led to Billings having such a strong implementation.

How to Leverage Your Classroom Tech for Project-Based Learning

EdTech Magazine

How to Leverage Your Classroom Tech for Project-Based Learning. Even John Dewey, a philosopher and education reformer from the late-19th to mid-20th centuries, advocated “ learning by doing ” to help students develop skills in place and apply critical concepts outside the classroom. Still, the use of instructional technology continues to increase in K–12 classrooms. Here’s how. shailaja.neela…. Wed, 11/27/2019 - 11:27.

Learn How To Be a Raspberry Pi Expert Through These Great new Resources from @RaspberryFanClub

TeacherCast

Learn how you can become a Raspberry Pi expert in your school by attending Picademy | TeacherCast.net. The post Learn How To Be a Raspberry Pi Expert Through These Great new Resources from @RaspberryFanClub appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. EdTech News Programming Raspberry Pi STEM Education

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! 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. Building a Community of STEM Champions. The three spoke about how to engage communities in supporting, designing and launching programming for exceptional student growth and achievement.

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