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. This task board is based on principles used in silicon valley called “agile software development” using tools like a Kanban board.

Educational Software for Elementary Students: 9 Expert Picks


But with all the educational software for elementary students to choose from, where do you start? In this article we’ll look at: What educational software can look like The best math software […].

Math Journals: Adaptive Software + A Metacognitive Practice

Catlin Tucker

An increasing number of school districts are investing in adaptive math software–online programs that adjust to the learner’s individual performance. The benefit of adaptive software is that it allows students to engage in personalized practice.

Using Mind Maps in Elementary


Using Mind Maps in Elementary I''ve been using MindMaple for many of my personal and professional organizational needs, and I wanted to see if my seven year old daughter could use the software to create a mind map. In no time, she was navigating the software with ease.

Why we love our reading software

eSchool News

Here, educators share their favorite reading software and offer insight into what makes these specific tools so helpful in supporting students’ reading habits. Michael Kimberlin, third- grade teacher, Pease Elementary School, Austin, Texas.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!


The game-based nature of the software keeps children engaged and interested in the content. adaptive literacy adaptive programs for elementary blended learning core 5 core5 differentiated instruction Guided Reading language arts apps lexia lexia core 5 lexis reading personalized learning

Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson


Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.” By the end of second grade, students had explored mind-mapping programs and had moved on to presentation software.

5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction.

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. Last month, RealNetworks , the streaming media company that garnered attention in the ‘90s and early 2000s for developing the first audio streaming solution , announced it would offer its facial recognition software, SAFR , for free to over 100,000 school districts. We are proud to give our leading-edge SAFR for K-12 technology solution to every elementary, middle, and high school in America and Canada.

Using Interactive Whiteboards in Elementary Classroom


Moreover, it is an ultimate necessity for my elementary classes. It is a good option for boosting technological competence among elementary graders. Powered by user-friendly software, kids get used to touch screens and multisensory technology at early ages.

5 Classroom Design Themes for Elementary Make-Overs!


As my program moved less towards hand drafting, studying art, and creating with tangible materials and more towards the technical aspect using CAD Software, I became less interested and couldn''t imagine spending my days behind a computer.

What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

Tech Helpful

These are our "go to" robotics for elementary students. Curriculum, software and STEM, discovery-based project kits. Often when people come to visit our lower school STEM lab they ask "how did you know what to put it in?" The truth is, we didn't, but we learned along the way.

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.

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts


At one elementary school she supports, Duffy collaborated with the speech pathologist to design a Breakout that required general education students to use the communication tools that their non-verbal peers use daily.

Winner of the Smart Software Contest Announced

The Web20Classroom

A while back I had the chance to give away over $1400 in Smartech Software. Pleasant Elementary in Ontario, Canada submitted a great video on how his students use Smart Products everyday. The competition was stiff and the decision was tough. Dustin Carson from Mt.

5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

NetRef offers powerful Internet monitoring software that I recommend for schools. Mike Ribble on episode 460 of the 10-Minute Teacher Mike Ribble, a digital citizenship expert, shares five important things every educator should know about digital citizenship.

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


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.

Vernier Software & Technology Introduces Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments


Pivot Interactives is a versatile supplemental tool that can be used for a variety of learning opportunities, including pre- and post-lab exercises, lab skills assessment, flipped learning, and many more,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics


BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 25, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software.

Vernier Software & Technology Wins a Tech & Learning ISTE 2018 Best of Show Award


BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 16, 2018 — The newest sensor to join Vernier Software & Technology’s family of wireless sensors, Go Direct Sound , was named a winner of Tech & Learning ’s ISTE 2018 Best of Show Awards for showing the greatest promise in the classroom.

OverDrive launches QuickStart eBooks for elementary schools

eSchool News

Developed especially for the youngest readers, QuickStart eBooks can be opened instantly in the browser with no software or downloads required. Service offers teacher-recommended titles with simultaneous access for K-5 students in class, at home and everywhere, both online and offline.

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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.

State-of-the-art education software often doesn’t help students learn more, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Even proponents of educational technology admit that a lot of software sold to schools isn’t very good. But they often highlight the promise of so-called “adaptive learning” software, in which complex algorithms react to how a student answers questions, and tailor instruction to each student. Most of the universities combined the software with human instruction, but a few courses were delivered entirely online.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

This past week, I had students modeling processors, hardware, and software using play-dough. Cathy Davis Hayes is an elementary art teacher at Oakland Beach Elementary School in Warwick.

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

As a software engineer and tech manager at Accenture, she lead teams to design and launch systems for many Fortune 500 clients. Komal Singh on episode 474 on the 10-Minute Teacher Girls and people of color need role models who look like them.

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22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

However, although the functional teaching objectives of this lesson are to onboard students as quickly as possible into the software and systems they’ll be using, the relational teaching objective is to help me know at least one thing they love. Classroom management can be a challenge.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

Or you can use Tinkercad or any other 3D modeling software. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies.

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


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. Digital content providers were brought in three times to run workshops (the cost of which was often bundled with the software the district had already purchased), and teachers were paid to attend, getting to choose which workshops to participate in.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I am a self-proclaimed “tech nerd” and love to have my hands on all the latest and greatest products and software. Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Are you studying Mars?

Facebook, Charter Network Ramping Up Personalized-Learning Software for More Schools

Marketplace K-12

In 2014, Tavenner hit it off with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, leading to an unconventional partnership between the charter school organization and the social-networking behemoth around the development of new personalized learning software. In March, Education Week took a deep look at the Summit-Facebook partnership, including a peek inside the Basecamp effort at Truesdell Elementary in Washington. Inside Facebook’s Partnership to Develop Software for K-12 Schools.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Participants will get a free pilot of the NetRef Internet Management and Monitoring software. Sponsored by NetRef From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. On Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for a free webinar on the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship.


The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher for help! Suzanne Cresswell in the Top 10-Minute Teacher Show of 2018 (so far) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher for help! All Subjects Best of the Podcast Classroom Management Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

I like to use Kanban Boards and Agile Software Development principles (something outside the scope of this article). From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher for help! Assessment Best of the Podcast Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.