How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Sam Patterson on episode 201 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elementary and primary students can learn to code. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. And why do we even want to code?

Open Badges in Elementary School

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Amy Cooper on episode 292 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

How to Teach AI in the Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning , talks about Artificial Intelligence and what we should be teaching kids in our classrooms today.

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Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

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10MT | 10-Minute Teacher #27 Interview with Suzy Lolley From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When you have shared iPads, Seesaw is a fantastic way to get the work off the iPads and into the online classroom. Twitter handle: @suzylolley.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

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Kelly Gary on episode 265 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elementary Math can be exciting. Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting.

How to Finish The School Year Strong

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Linda Kardamis on episode 309 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today, Linda Kardamis shares common mistakes to avoid and positive things to do that will help you have a successful finish to your school year.

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How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

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Hope King on episode 306 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. I do not want to be there.

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How to Create in AR and VR

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jaime Donally talks about all the ways kids can create and make inside Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in the classroom. Also listen to Virtual Reality Protocols in the Classroom.,

How to Host a Student Media Festival

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Mike Lawrence on episode 287 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mike Lawrence, a current organizer of the longest running student media festival in the country, shares how to set up and run your own media festival.

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Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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Episode 392 with Amy Burns on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Master music teacher Amy Burns shares how her music students use Seesaw as a place for performance and sharing with parents and grandparents.

How to Get Your Students Out of the Box

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How can you get your students out of the box when you educate them in a box? Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

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Friedlander talks about Amazon Alexa on Episode 447 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Brian S. Just go to www.coolcatteacher.com/empatico to learn more. Brian S.

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iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

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Emily Lynch on episode 372 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students

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A conversation with Rayna Freedman in episode 47 of the 10-minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Rayna is full-scale using blogging to teach writing. In today’s show, Rayna teaches us how she does it.

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

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Heidi Sloan on episode 258 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started.

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

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Michael Cohen aka the Tech Rabbi on episode 448 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast 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.

5 Teacher Myths and How to Dispel Them: The Truth About Teaching in America

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Aaron Pribble on episode 260 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started.

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How to Make Science Thrilling from a “Jurassic Park” Mind

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Ray Havasay was a scientist consulted on the making of the original Jurassic Park. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. This is because Metaverse is simple and easy to use. That said, I want my students to end up coding.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

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Karen Voglesang on episode 209 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. Resources to Learn More.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

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For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Plus, I’ll tell you how to get your free 30-day trial.

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5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

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Brian Aspinall on Episode 396 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Here are your ideas to get started. Even if you cannot attend live, you can sign up to review the links and transcripts later. Listen to the show.

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Steve Floyd on episode 249 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s guest, Steve Floyd, tells us how. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. I want it to go over there.”.

5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

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Kimberly Mitchell in Episode 360 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kimberly Mitchell talks about how we can promote inquiry in the classroom. ” Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

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A conversation with Dr. Kimberly Tyson and Dr. Angela Peery on episode 94 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Download the transcript PDF by clicking here or scroll down to read it on this page.

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Overcoming 5 Barriers to the Implementation of PBL

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John Larmer on Episode 385 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Larmer, the editor at the Buck Institute, talks about common barriers to effective project-based learning and how to overcome them.

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5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

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Mike Daugherty on episode 245 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter.

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Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

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Kyle Pearce on episode 304 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kyle Pearce talks about how to make math visual for students. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Make Math Visual.

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Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

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Lisa Scumpieru on episode 187 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more.

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5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

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Episode 365 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship? How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.) Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Twitter For Little Folks

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Yep, another Twitter post. This time, I want to focus on another popular question I get. "If If Twitter says you have to be 13 to use Twitter, how do I use it in my elementary classroom?" (See Twitter does not ask for age. Twitter

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

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Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

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Laura Dennis on episode 317 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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.

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5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

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The #5 Show of Season 3 with Mike Roberts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Want to know how to make your own podcast?

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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Lindsey Danhoff on episode 308 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. How does that work?

FREE MATH FUN: The Matific Games are Here

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In this post, I’ll share about the Matific Math games, how to get started, and why Matific is so awesome. And right now, you can sign up free to participate in the Matific Games.

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iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

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Tony Vincent on episode 247 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Want to show your cursor on the iPad screen? Want to find the cents button? Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games.

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

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Sponsored by SMART Technologies From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When they voted to eliminate a photo, they’d remove it until we selected the final photograph. I love standing back like I did today to watch them work.

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10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

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sponsored by Texthelp From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This blog post also comes with an infographic (PDF) that you can print and use to figure out tools to help you in your studies. Taking notes is not what it used to be.

Service Learning: Grants and FREE Resources to Help Your Students Serve and Grow

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We Volunteer Now has fantastic resources, and they’re awarding $250 grants for 500 schools to use toward volunteer projects. This post is brought to you by WeAreTeachers, The Allstate Foundation, and WE.