Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

In this blog post, I’ll share the vocabulary I use for teaching programming, how I teach with Metaverse, and some new features that help us manage our classroom as students program in AR and share with each other. This is because Metaverse is simple and easy to use.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course.

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

When they voted to eliminate a photo, they’d remove it until we selected the final photograph. In this post, I’ll be sharing seven pedagogical shifts that make interactive displays a key to a student-centered classroom. I love standing back like I did today to watch them work.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks about the hardware, software options, and future of virtual reality. He also discusses how educators can join the innovators who are crafting and exploring this new education paradigm today. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jarrod Robinson @mrrobbo gives us the apps, tools, and mindset to rock physical education class. This conversation is so much fun and will give PE teachers and coaches lots of ideas for using technology to improve sports performance and get fit. Today we talk to my favorite P.E.

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How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. You get to use a lot of your creativity more.”.

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Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. To create a “good blend” to simply add computers to the classroom is not enough.

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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IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)

EdTech4Beginners

The conversation around how technology can enhance education can be a controversial topic, and that carries over into the tutoring industry as well. This week is National Tutoring Week : a decade old celebration of how important Tutors are to students’ education.

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

MindShift

The first Breakout Angie Sutherland designed was in response to a teacher’s request for an activity to help her students improve their teamwork skills. Not surprisingly we need to scaffold some things a little bit for the younger children,” Sutherland said.

Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum.

How to Integrate Green Screens Into Any Classroom

Edsurge

But where to begin? With a digital camera, a green backdrop, and a simple green-screen app or movie editing software, any student can incorporate this technology into their creative work.Green screen projects are certainly sensible for media arts classrooms, but there are some great applications for core subject areas, as well—especially for those teachers who are fans of project-based learning. How many miles could he drive in 36 hours?”

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How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

A few years ago, a young female engineer named Isis Anchalee was featured on one of her company’s recruiting posters only to be subjected to a barrage of digital feedback questioning whether she was really an engineer. You get to use a lot of your creativity more.”.

This is how you build the library of the future

eSchool News

Media specialists operating within the demands of 21 st -century innovation find themselves tasked with the responsibility not only to be as tech-savvy as possible, but to tap into their creativity to create an inspiring library learning environment.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Now, using 3DBear , I’m able to offer students a classroom where they can create and share. Also, I’m able to easily assess and share their work in AR. How does AR work in 3D Bear?

How to Improve Brain Function and Reverse Poverty's Impact on Student Learning

Edsurge

Recent work by two sets of researchers have further demonstrated how poverty is tied to structural differences in the brain, with the largest influence observed among children from the poorest households. While simply asking students to “try harder” isn’t an effective solution, the good news is that the influence of poverty on learning and achievement can be mediated by improving children’s brain development and function. To close that gap, students need to make at least 1.5

Class Pad: Free digital scratch paper for the math classroom

iLearn Technology

What it is: ClassPad is free online software that lets you digitize your math scratch paper. With ClassPad, you can quickly add mathematical formulas, graphs, spreadsheets, and geometry sheets to share with your students (and other teachers).

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. This past week, I had students modeling processors, hardware, and software using play-dough.

How to Provide Kids With Screen Time That Supports Learning

MindShift

The digital landscape of American childhood is in flux, according to surveys: Most children under the age of 8 now have access to mobile devices in their homes. From Literacy to Literacies. What does it mean to be literate in a world where screens are ubiquitous?

WHY KIDS CAN’T STOP MOVING: THE NEUROSCIENCE BEHIND A STUDENT’S NEED TO MOVE

The CoolCatTeacher

Students have reasons for how they behave, particularly if they have learning differences and learn in unique ways. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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[Free Digital Citizenship Webinar] The 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

In this webinar I'll teach you how! Check the link to get a recording. Participants will get a free pilot of the NetRef Internet Management and Monitoring software. Register Now or click to learn more. Introducing Students to the Concepts as Their Own Leaders and Teachers.

Seven Things to do this Summer to Prepare for Your Flipped Class

Turning Learning On Its Head

Yet, on the other hand, summer gave me time to rejuvenate, play, and learn. One of the beauties of summer is that there is more time to learn and prepare for the coming year. Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement (Bergmann, Sams). Rest: Don’t forget to rest.

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money

Edsurge

To the other 13 school/district case studies, click here. During 2009, then-Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and Associate Superintendent Duane Sheppard of Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona had just taken their positions and were trying to figure out how to meet students’ needs. Like many districts, they serve a lot of low-income students, many of whom struggle in reading in math and reading, and a number who moved to Arizona from another country.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff Gearhart is working with teachers in traditional subjects to let students immerse in the subject in Minecraft. In today’s show, learn about Minecraft EDU and how it is being used to teach. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video.

LAUSD to get $6.4M in software settlement from Pearson

eSchool News

Tentative agreement addresses issues over software, curriculum use. The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative $6.4-million settlement over curriculum from education software giant Pearson that the school system said its teachers barely used.

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone Blog

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations.

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How to Empower Your Faculty in Mobile Learning Environment – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

Here are eight ways that administrators and school leaders can empower their faculty to successfully adopt technology in their curriculum. Using technology because it’s there, or because you’re “expected to” can be a path to failure. We want our learners to be successful.

So Many Classroom 3D Printing Options – How to Choose the Right One

Fractus Learning

Since the technology is just beginning to enter classrooms and is new for most schools, choosing a good partner and printer is important when diving head first into this new world. How are 3D Printers being used? What to consider?

Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

The CoolCatTeacher

How Student Goal Setting and Reflection Can Be Game-Changing in the Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sown to Grow is a student-driven platform where students set goals and reflect on their learning. Overview of Sown to Grow.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more.

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Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e297. Joe: Anywhere you want to. You want to have a purpose, though.

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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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Tools to enhance student voice.

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

Teaching kids to code starts with helping them understand the concepts behind coding before you get into syntax. I use it as a digital workspace, to display any screen for the whole class to see, as a large multi-touch drawing and brainstorming space and so much more.

Active Learning in the Science Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e271.