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. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you.

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How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

Digital Promise

As community makerspaces begin to take root in Ontario’s elementary schools , students are behaving better. They’re creative spaces where students can gather to explore, tinker, discover and create, and they’re making students more enthusiastic about school.

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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. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Technotunes and how to use them.

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How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

Ask a Tech Teacher

At some point in your child’s education journey, you’re going to feel the need for tutoring. She lives in Illinois with her two-year-old Bridgette (who already knows how to count from one to ten) and a pet dog. Request to Interview the Tutor.

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Close the Attitude Gap – Build a Bond from Day One

The CoolCatTeacher

But now he’s been a principal and written ten books and travels the world helping principals and educators learn how to engage today’s students — especially inner-city youth. Listen to Baruti Kafele Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

eSchool News

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. She holds firm to the belief that student access to technology is the great equalizer.

How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students

MindShift

It’s easy to focus on academics and college transcripts when children become tweens and teens, but retaining the agency and creativity inherent in play is crucial for them, too. “Older kids need those same tactile, hands-on experiences to learn as well.”

Mathigon: engage, play, and explore math

iLearn Technology

What it is: Today I was working on our inquiry block framework for the 2017/2018 school year and, as often happens with inquiry, fell down a wonderful rabbit hole that led me to this site. How to integrate Mathigon into your classroom: There are several ways to use Mathigon.

Build Empathy and Find Joy—How to Combine Making and Entrepreneurism in Your Classroom

Edsurge

You know how they say antipathy is the mother of invention? Kaun, founder of Makeosity , was running a New York City-based nonprofit that helped teachers bring hands-on STEAM projects into their classrooms, when she started thinking about how much some kids really hate school. They just can’t relate to it," says Kaun. You go to school so you can go to college so you can get a job. But that seems so far away to them. They don’t have to wait.”

Build Empathy and Find Joy—How to Combine Making and Entrepreneurism in Your Classroom

Edsurge

You know how they say antipathy is the mother of invention? Kaun, founder of Makeosity , was running a New York City-based nonprofit that helped teachers bring hands-on STEAM projects into their classrooms, when she started thinking about how much some kids really hate school. They just can’t relate to it," says Kaun. You go to school so you can go to college so you can get a job. But that seems so far away to them. They don’t have to wait.”

5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts gives us five ways to use Google apps, extensions and tools to celebrate Poetry Month. From blackout poetry to rhymefinding extensions, learn about some tools you can use all year long in your language arts classes. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how students are teaching each other drone piloting and other examples from Albemarle County, Virginia with Superintendent Pam Moran. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e241. Vicki: Well, I have to tell you this, Pam.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

What one thing should a student know, understand, or be able to do by the time they leave elementary school?

Reading By Example

I don’t want to know how many other faces have been pushed into this toy. My daughter and I were in a waiting room today, trying to occupy ourselves while my son was with the dentist. No surprise; I have found the bigger the pond, the less likely I am to get a bite.

Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second. Click to download the PDF transcript or scroll down to read the transcript on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show.

3 Ways to Add Student Voice to Anything!

Kleinspiration

When Jacob came home last year with a project for school, he wanted to use the iPad. He even started making tutorial videos to teach others how to make forts. LiveScribe Sound Stickers As an affiliate of LiveScribe, you can click here to get 15% off a Pen now.

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Students Are Opportunities Not Obligations with Hamish Brewer

The CoolCatTeacher

Principal Hamish Brewer will be back at his school this week skateboarding down the hallway and giving high fives as he inspires his school and students to achieve their best. Note from Vicki: To kick off 2020, the whole week is motivational, encouraging episodes.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

Code.org has created a great compilation of resources for how students can continue learning. In this post, I’d like to suggest some ideas for how teachers who are new(ish) to CS can go beyond the Hour of Code. Read a book, blog, or magazine.

15 Activities, Teaching Strategies, and Resources for Teaching Children with Autism

Waterford

Because approximately 1 in 59 students are diagnosed with autism, learning how to help students with this disorder in the classroom is so important.[1] And the more you learn about autism spectrum disorder , the better you’ll be able to prepare these students for lifelong success.

Encouraging Out-of-School Reading and Writing Habits

Digital Promise

A recent Scholastic survey of kids and families’ reading behaviors shows that only 39 percent of children ages nine to 11 read for fun most days of the week. This drops further to 27 percent of children ages 12 to 14. Encouraging peers to make recommendations to each other.

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Tapping into the potential of AI smart speakers to boost parental engagement

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in Teach Secondary Magazine , July 2019. Whether you love it or hate it, technology is here to stay — and continuously change our lives. Using smart speakers to boost parental engagement. Is this too good to be true?

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This Professor Known for Viral Videos Is Actually Camera Shy. Here’s How He Overcame It.

Edsurge

Wired magazine once awarded him as one of 22 “innovators, instigators and inventors” who are “changing the game” (alongside J.K. He even talks like a YouTuber, talking about increasing “watch time” (how long viewers stay tuned) and referring to his videos as “content.”

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How YouTube Star John Green Thinks About His Educational Videos

Edsurge

For this week’s podcast, we reached out to one of the masters of making educational videos, John Green, and asked for his advice and thoughts on the state of education during this unprecedented time. I usually say I work in educational videos, and that’s how I think of that work,” he said.

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Making MAKEing More Inclusive

User Generated Education

Maker education (often referred to as “Maker Ed”) is a new school of educational thought [at least in terms of having an “official” educational label – JG] that focuses on delivering constructivist, project-based learning curriculum and instructional units to students.

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals. Finally, staff should talk with parents and students to get their perspectives as well.

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. In today’s show, Alan November discusses a groundbreaking new assessment strategy to make you think: The origins of this strategy. How it applies in middle and high school. I’ve learned not to try.

Chrome Can: Interactive, Non-linear Stories

Dr. Shannon Doak

One way to help make learning to write and building a students competency in writing for a variety of audiences and styles is to give students a chance to practice writing different genres. A great place to start is at the Twine Wiki.

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TCEA 2019: How One K–12 Principal Put Google Classroom to Work

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2019: How One K–12 Principal Put Google Classroom to Work. Now, districts are discovering that it can be equally transformative for administrators, giving principals, teachers and staff a better way to manage the nuts-and-bolts tasks that keep schools running smoothly. .

Young Adults Don’t Read. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

Edsurge

It’s that they choose not to. In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day that wasn’t assigned for school, one study found. Reading has the potential to open doors, expand horizons, and provide escape. So how do we open the door?

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM! Take some time to enjoy this wonderful journey of STEAM Resources. First, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Do you want to save some cash?

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Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

The last time I heard Pink talk, it was in regards to his book “ A Whole New Mind “ At the time, it opened my my thought process to the importance of thinking and the right brain. I hope you enjoy and find the time to pass this along via email or a tweet.

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Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

EdTechTeam

As a teacher, I knew all about project based learning and how rewarding it could be for students, but I struggled to imagine how I would make it work in my 4th grade classroom. As we returned to school in January, our inquiry took off.

The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!

Kleinspiration

I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family and caring friends. I''m lucky to have a job that I adore and hobbies that support what I enjoy doing. Because of these experiences, I''ve had the opportunity to meet many of you in person. Hugs to you all!

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran has been a leader in education reform in Virginia over the past several years as the state moved from testing to transformation. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

Edsurge

Then Dr. Margaret Gilmore stepped in to lead a district-wide overhaul, and suddenly the story changed—for the better. EdSurge: How did you know where to begin such an immense district overhaul? What are some specific steps you’ve taken to improve teaching and learning?