How to Empower Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts. However, this is at no additional cost to you.

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How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. She talks about how every teacher can make their classroom more exciting and why it is necessary. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. WE get to choose.

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Strengthening Digital Literacy Skills in Michigan with Facebook

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative launched Community Impact Stories, a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation. We invite partner organizations and learners themselves to share their stories moving forward.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers don’t have to be experts or “geeks” to use coding to improve literacy, use higher order thinking skills, and excite students in their classrooms. Elementary and primary students can learn to code. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Whether you want to or not, go ahead and set up now.

How to Help Children Recover from the Trauma of a Storm

The CoolCatTeacher

I reached out to him last week and ask if he’d take the time to help all of you out there helping children cope with the aftermath of Harvey. Kip and I met last week to determine what we could do to help. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez is updating her Teachers Guide to Technology for 2018. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e223. How the “winning” works.

How to Help Everybody Do Math

The CoolCatTeacher

Vanessa Vakharia gives us the language to help kids overcome adversity in learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Learning can be hard. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! However, this is at no additional cost to you.

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The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Professor Britt Watwood has moved his college classes off Facebook. Today he reflects on the implications for educators and how he’s talking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal with other educators. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. What happened on Facebook?

10 Effective Ways To Engage Pupils Through Facebook

EdTech4Beginners

Facebook is the most popular social network in the world. People of all ages love using it to connect with friends and share experiences. My students love Facebook, so I wanted to find ways to tap in to this to engage them in learning.

10 Effective Ways To Engage Pupils Through Facebook

EdTech4Beginners

Facebook is the most popular social network in the world. People of all ages love using it to connect with friends and share experiences. My students love Facebook, so I wanted to find ways to tap in to this to engage them in learning.

How Parents Can Help Kids with Math: 5 Tips that Work

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Jon Orr helps parents through five things they can do to help their child become more successful at math. These can be applied from very young children to older students. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! 5 Idea Friday All Grades How to Guides.

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Facebook Joins the Digital Literacy Game

CUE

Here’s an interesting development: Facebook wants to teach your students digital citizenship and literacy. I’m not just talking about how to change your settings on your account. The post Facebook Joins the Digital Literacy Game appeared first on OnCUE.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. We have to think differently about summer.

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How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

’ You might even understand the purpose of a PLN–to provide educators with a collaborative learning environment–but think you don’t need one, or staff development provided by your school is all you can handle. According to D. How to build a PLN.

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3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

The CoolCatTeacher

Both challenges have students designing STEM or STEAM solutions to our world’s problems and submitting their solutions via video and an online application form. Listen to Michael Drezek talk about Our Global Classroom Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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How to set tagging permissions on Facebook

The Innovative Educator

When working with innovative educators, I advise them to set tagging permissions that require them to review photos and posts before they accept the tag. Here are the four steps required to set your tagging permissions. Facebook in education social media in education

5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Many of you this summer are going to be working on your personal brand. And I know it’s kind of frustrating because some people just don’t want to have a brand. Perfectly respectful to all the adults.

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How To Create Learning Playlists In A Textbook World

TeachThought - Learn better.

Twitter | Facebook | Google+ |. The post How To Create Learning Playlists In A Textbook World appeared first on TeachThought. Terry Heick The Future Of Learning General How-To Veteran TeacherAuthor information. Terry Heick. Director at TeachThought.

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Self Care Tips and Advice to Be Your Best

The CoolCatTeacher

Teaching is not for the faint of heart or weak of the back but we must rest and stay strong to be our best. But how? Listen to Mandy Froehlich talk about self-care Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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The Montessori School’s Guide to Creating Effective Facebook Ads

Hubbli

One of the best ways to raise awareness for your school is to invest in Facebook ads. You can’t solely depend on word-of-mouth traffic and SEO is iffy, but Facebook always hits the target. What do you need to know to create an effective ad campaign?

How To Use The JoomlaLMS Learning Management System

TeachThought - Learn better.

Twitter | Facebook | Google+ |. The post How To Use The JoomlaLMS Learning Management System appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Experienced Teacher General How-ToAuthor information. Terry Heick. Director at TeachThought.

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We were hit by Hurricane Michael: What You Need to Know About Tech When You Have No Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

With no cellular service AT ALL in Camilla – sometimes we can receive incoming phone calls but Facebook and Twitter are both inaccessible. In order to post this, my husband is driving on the Interstate between Camilla and Albany until we could get service.

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How to Keep Your Students (and Teachers) Safe on Facebook

Gaggle Speaks

Every day, students and teachers provide information to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, whether they are chatting with friends or posting pictures from the classroom. To understand how this happens, consider how Facebook manages users’ content. In 2014, for example, Facebook attempted to predict the relationship status of some of its users by analyzing their activity, searches and posts.

How to Get More Volunteers and Donors for Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

She gives advice on how schools should manage their Facebook, Twitter, and social media efforts. Schools can even motivate students to share positive things. Social media can help if you know how. How should schools spend time on social media?

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Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Rather than typing this email over and updating it each time, here’s a post you can bookmark that I’ll keep up to date with information on the podcasting equipment setup and software we’re using now. We’re happy to share.

How To Use QR Codes In Lessons.

EdTech4Beginners

QR codes or quick response codes are brilliant to use in the classroom. They are basically machine-readable labels that contain information about the item to which attached. Simply choose what you want to link to (text, websites, images, videos etc.)

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Why I'm Not Leaving Facebook & You Shouldn't Either

techlearning

You've seen the dramatic posts of friends who are bidding Facebook adieu because Facebook knows too much or it’s too depressing or, on and on. I won't be one of those leaving Facebook, unless something better comes along. If I want to see depressing posts, I know where to go.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Three of the most popular social media platforms among students are Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter.

Weekend Reading: Cambridge Analytica/Facebook Edition

ProfHacker

It seems like only yesterday (ok, last week) that Jason was writing about Facebook and what it knows about us. That was before this weekend’s exposés about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook taking all your data and manipulating elections with said data.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are five things to consider as you plan your summer. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to this blog post. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Secondly, we need to disconnect and hang it up.

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Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e308.

See What Facebook (Thinks It) Knows About You

ProfHacker

And, in general, as we’ve come to know over the past two years, the information ecosystem created by social networks is pretty poisonous. We’ve posted before about ways to understand better what’s going on with your social media accounts.

19 Epic iPhone Productivity Apps & Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

With this tutorial, I’ll take you through the apps I use, how they work together, and some quick tips on productivity with your iPhone. Facebook Messenger. How it Makes Me More Productive: I get lots of business done on Facebook messenger. Get Facebook Messenger.

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How Teachers Can Self Publish Books

The CoolCatTeacher

He explains simply how teachers and authors can self publish books in print and ebook format. Essential Questions: How Teachers Can Self-Publish Books. What do teachers do first when they want to self publish? How can teachers use Microsoft Word to self publish?

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