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Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math

The CoolCatTeacher

Liesl McConchie talks about how the brain learns math From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When students come into your math class, are they ready to learn? Learn How to Prepare the Brain to Teach Math with Liesl McConchie.

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6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

The CoolCatTeacher

With free financial literacy courses for high school and middle school, social-emotional learning, and digital literacy classes, today we highlight six ways you can help students learn real-world skills. Listen to 6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills.

What to do with all that graded work: A functional filing system for secondary teachers

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Over time, however, especially after the experience of participating in the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek , my wheels started turning about how I could apply Angela’s strategies to my own secondary classroom. This article is written by Truth for Teachers writer Leah Bouas.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. And the learning continues. They know how to do distance learning.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. Getting schools and teachers to begin effectively teaching to the new learning goals is a multi-year process. But as we do new things, we learn more.”.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out their free 3-hour micro course, Launching Online Learning. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota.

5 Ways to Find Project Based Learning Ideas

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Pieratt on episode 605 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Project-Based Learning is a powerful tool. Listen to Jennifer Pieratt share ideas for Project-Based Learning Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Redesigning for Deeper Learning: 10 cohorts for international school educators!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am SUPER EXCITED to be offering this professional learning opportunity for international school educators! ALL on instructional redesign (or leadership) for deeper learning. Leadership for Deeper Learning track – April 3 and 10.

Design a Choose Your Own Adventure Learning Experience

Catlin Tucker

Teachers are designing learning experiences for a range of learning landscapes. Below are two options for creating a choose your own adventure learning experience. Next, teachers must organize the learning experience. Learning

10 Ways to Move Forward: Learning Gaps and Post Pandemic Learning [Free Webinar]

The CoolCatTeacher

There are right and wrong ways to work with our students and help them learn. We must be grounded in reality and equip ourselves with the knowledge of neuroscience, learning, and how we can best help kids move forward. How Do We Help the Kids Who Excelled in Distance Learning?

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Each day we were in remote learning, I sent a daily email with a video message for the community, links to all of our teacher’s daily plans, links to tech-support, and a daily check-in survey so parents could share how remote learning was going in their house.

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

As districts across the United States consider how to get student learning back on track and fortify parent interest in public schools, they’re asking the same question as Steve Joel: What should we keep after the pandemic? Hints of a remote learning legacy are emerging.

Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. Additionally, childcare is not as a big of a concern for older children, but what about elementary school students? Online Platforms Parents Facebook is where parents already are and the learning curve for most is non-existent. Find out how they provide learning for students.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. Getting schools and teachers to begin effectively teaching to the new learning goals is a multi-year process. But as we do new things, we learn more.”.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

His traditional resume failed to document the thousands of hours that he spent online in self-taught learning about the automotive industry. This frustration led to the creation of StackUp, a way for Nick (and others like him) to better document self-directed learning. As an educator, StackUp immediately appealed to me for the way that it could capture my own learning. Teachers can also set up challenges based on a specific website or time spent learning in a category.

SAM Labs blocks put students in charge of creative learning

iLearn Technology

I love that as soon as students open it up, it puts them in charge of the learning. Best of all, it encourages the learning to happen through playful trial and error. Through these 17 blocks (the Alpha Kit comes with 4 of the 17 blocks), students get a front row learning experience to delve into programming, logic, and analytical skills while they express themselves creatively and become problem solvers.

How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

Quickly learning to connect with students and develop rapport, she was able to recognize the most important part of teaching, relationships. She has made the Bammy Awards finals for Secondary High School Educator in 2014 and for blogging in 2015.

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VHS Learning Celebrates 25th Anniversary

eSchool News

Boston — May 18, 2021 — VHS Learning, a nonprofit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs, is celebrating its 25 th year helping schools expand curriculum and provide engaging learning experiences for students. In 2021, VHS Learning received a $1.4

Class Pad: Free digital scratch paper for the math classroom

iLearn Technology

As a teacher, you can use ClassPad to create learning material for your students. What it is: ClassPad is free online software that lets you digitize your math scratch paper. You can create original teaching materials for the math classroom quickly and easily. With ClassPad, you can quickly add mathematical formulas, graphs, spreadsheets, and geometry sheets to share with your students (and other teachers). ClassPad can be accessed from tablets and computers.

GeoGuessr- Build critical thinking skills with this map-based game

iLearn Technology

How to integrate GeoGuessr into the classroom: GeoGuessr is a fun way to challenge your students to use context clues, think critically, ask questions, and learn geography. All skills that are useful for any kind of learning! What it is: GeoGuessr is a fun map-based game where students get virtually “dropped” somewhere in the world, and must explore the landscape around them through Google Street View to determine where in the world they are.

Save Time with The 5 Minute Lesson Plan with Ross McGill

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about resources and methods you can use to save time! Learn More and Download Resources at The 5 Minute Lesson Plan. Ross works with pupils, teachers and school leaders across the world, supporting teaching and learning, workload and mental health.

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BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Each day we were in remote learning, I sent a daily email with a video message for the community, links to all of our teacher’s daily plans, links to tech-support, and a daily check-in survey so parents could share how remote learning was going in their house.

Balance with Blended Learning is Available Now!

Catlin Tucker

I want students to know that their teachers are there to support them as they work because learning is a process and everyone needs feedback and help to improve. On the other side of this tension are secondary teachers with 150+ students.

Professional Learning in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

With schools closed and social distancing orders in place due to COVID-19, micro-credentials —which are online and on-demand—allow educators to continue their professional learning without leaving their homes. Micro-credentials support timely topics like distance learning.

Podcast pedagogy: Leveraging audio programs for learning

Neo LMS

Students might listen to podcasts for several reasons: to learn about a topic, practice listening skills, or analyze the anatomy of an audio program. For students from elementary to high school, We Are Teachers offer suggestions.

Wednesday Inspiration

iLearn Technology

Angela is the perfect person to kick off a weekend of inspiration, learning, iterating, collaborating, and launching. You’ll get a first hand look at what re-imagined learning looks like. On Sunday, we have adult learning excursions that will give you a glimpse of what student field-trips and staff professional development look like at Anastasis. If you have never had the privilege of hearing Angela Maiers speak, you are missing out!

August book study: Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

My co-author, Julie Graber, and I are delighted that we were selected to do a FREE 4-week book study on Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning ! 41-45; elementary). 45-50; secondary). Our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning, was released today!

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Free Download: Learner Profile Survey

iLearn Technology

Learning Style Preferences. The complete Learner Profile template is free with purchase of the Learning Genome Project Card Sets that help you determine multiple intelligence strengths, learning style preferences, and brain dominance. To learn more about the how and why of Learner Profiles, check out the related posts below: Is Differentiation a Teacher Driven Endeavor? At Anastasis Academy , our year begins by building a Learner Profile for every student.

SAM Labs blocks put students in charge of creative learning

iLearn Technology

I love that as soon as students open it up, it puts them in charge of the learning. Best of all, it encourages the learning to happen through playful trial and error. What it is: Recently, the good people at SAM Labs sent me an Alpha Kit to play with and review.

We’ll provide the environment, your job is to flourish… Join us in February!

iLearn Technology

5Sigma Anastasis Academy education reform inspiration Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources 2018 5sigma anastasis academy classroom conference education conference environment flourish intention learning pd word of the year2018 is almost here. What decisions are you making today that will amplify what is possible in 2018? Every year I choose a word. An intention for the year.

VHS Learning Extends Commitment to CSforALL Movement

eSchool News

9, 2021 – At the fifth annual CSforALL Summit, VHS Learning announced its plans to further its commitment to expanding student access to computer science education. VHS Learning has been making annual commitments since the inception of the national CSforALL movement. About VHS Learning.

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology

What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. Woot Math is adaptive, as students use it, it gets “smart” and creates learning pathways based on the specific needs of the student. It is like having a personal tutor sitting beside them as they work through new learning. If a student doesn’t understand a problem, the program adapts to approach the learning in a new way.

Photomath: Scan math problems for immediate step-by-step instructions

iLearn Technology

With Photomath , students can scan a math problem and learn how to solve it with step by step instructions and an answer. How to integrate Photomath into the classroom: On the surface, the Photomath app might look like the ultimate way for students to “cheat” their learning. What it is: Photomath is an app available on the App Store and Google Play.