Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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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.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

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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.

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates?

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Elementary and primary students can learn to code. You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson. Why code in the elementary grades?

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

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Dr. Lee Graham – Bio As Submitted Dr. Lee Graham teaches courses in educational technology and pre-service teaching at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta.

Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk?

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Librarians in the Shawnee Mission School District are making way for “ the maker movement ,” and some worry where that story is going. The Ray Marsh Elementary School directory lists Bombeck as “librarian” because she is state-certified to be one.

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

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Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan. Amanda strives to be an innovative educator in a 1:1 iPad school, embracing the wide array of technology available in the media center.

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

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The post 7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

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Classroom Management Tip #1: Build a Partnership With Your Students It’s true that you must relate before you can educate. Yes, we have to relate before we educate — as a person. But when we relate a subject to real life, we improve our ability to educate all of our students.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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Former secretary of education, William Bennett, says, “An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul.

Minecraft in the Classroom

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Jeff: Ah, yeah… So I’m using Minecraft Education Edition in my technology classroom with my students. So with Minecraft Education Edition, that’s what I was able to accomplish. That’s what Minecraft Education Edition does. That’s the great thing about Minecraft Education Edition.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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” The post 3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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

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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.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

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Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Educating Kids for Life Not for Tests.

How to Create in AR and VR

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Her desire to build relationships have brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world. Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community.

Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

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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.

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Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (ENCORE)

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John Spencer, coauthor of two different best-selling books, Launch and Empower , talks about the creativity (and test score) boosts his classes experienced when he began Maker Mondays.

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

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Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. Help Your Students Enter the U.S.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

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” The post 5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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iPads in Kindergarten

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Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary classroom. She frequently writes about her educational journey at www.mrswideen.com , and enjoys inspiring educators to use technology in innovative ways by speaking at conferences.

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A New School Makerspace

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I am beyond elated – our PreK-6 elementary school received monies, through our district’s Computer Science Resolution 2025, to create a STEAM (science, technology, arts, math) makerspace. Integrating Maker Education Activities Into the Curriculum.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

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They’ve already loaded objects that you can add to scenes, including pop culture and common objects needed in educational topics. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms.

Simple and Rube Goldberg Machines: A Maker Education, STEAM Lesson

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Recently I facilitated a simple machines leading into Rube Goldberg machines lesson with my gifted elementary students. Maker Education Uncategorized experiential learning maker education maker movement STEAM STEM

What Will It Take to Push the K-12 Maker Movement to Be More Inclusive?

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Cicely Day works in Oakland, California at Burckhalter Elementary School as an instructional teacher leader, where she helps support teachers and students in ELA/math and in the computer lab. But despite the work of on-the-ground educators like Day and Taylor, the maker movement in K-12 schools is far from perfect. What does it really take, for example, to diversify the communities of maker educators and mentors out there? Everyone's a maker.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Nominate your favorite educator at coolcatteacher.com/greatness. All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) How to Guides.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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Thank you, Pam for your time and wisdom and I hope everyone has enjoyed this four-part series with a truly remarkable educator. Vicki: So, educators, we’ve gotten so many great thoughts here. I just so appreciate you as an educator. Congress to accelerate innovation in education.

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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Here’s a class library for an elementary classroom. From my high school classroom to this elementary classroom. Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

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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.

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Displays: A Maker Education Project

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I have the privilege of working with gifted kids at two elementary schools with over 80% Hispanic students. See Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus for more about this. I have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a few decades.

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.

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6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

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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.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

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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.

Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus

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For Halloween 2016, I did a version of Halloween Wars (a Food Network show) with my two classes of gifted elementary learners. To introduce and reinforce ideas, concepts, and skills associated with maker education, STEM, and STEM.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

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We adapted the Design Thinking Process to include additional phases based on our own experiences in schools with educators and kids. The educator can assist learners in the interview process including how to develop interview questions. Video Game Design with Elementary Learners.

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Different Schools for a Different World

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We saw some movement in the 80’s and 90’s around portfolio development, around performance assessment, and other sorts of indicators of authentic work. Scott: Well, until we gain critical mindset with our communities… and our educators and our policymakers… we’re going to have to wait a while.