#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Michael Matera From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Helping educators learn about the power of a gamified immersive learning environment is Michael’s passion. Get a free 45-day trial of SmartLab for Game Based Learning. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. In this episode, we cover five simple ideas for implementing game-based learning in your classroom.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We educators need to rest and recover this summer. But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Learn about AR and VR.

5 Creative “Googley” Tech Tools to Get Kids Creating

The CoolCatTeacher

Evan Mosier on Episode 345 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

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7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Vickie Morgado on episode 177 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn about global Kahoots, how she tweets with her class and more global collaborative techniques in this show. I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In today’s show, learn about Minecraft EDU and how it is being used to teach. It’s all about gaming. So there are different learning levels and different learning environments for all these students. It was normal classroom versus gaming with Minecraft. Teacher as the Game Master. So this is serious games.

VR & AR in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Hall Davidson shares both simple explanations of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom. Hall Davidson’s Bio as Submitted T he Discovery Education Global Learning Initiative Senior Director, Hall Davidson has become a master and advocate for technology integration in education.

Breakout EDU in Adult PD and College Education

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter BreakoutEDU is a box with locks that also can be a great educational experience. I’ve written a post to give you 5 ideas for bringing breakout EDU into your classroom along with free links to free Breakout edu digital games and more. And as always, tweet or message me on social media to let me know what you did!

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jon Corippo on episode 92 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @jcorippo. on Corippo is the Chief Innovation Officer for CUE, leading CUE’s professional learning throughout California and Nevada. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country. Contact Jon: jcorippo@cue.org Twitter: @ jcorippo.

Hacking Early Childhood

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jessica Cabeen, the 2017 Minnesota National Distinguished Principal, and talks about how we can hack and improve early learning. Jessica was awarded the NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning Award in 2016 and in 2017 was named the Minnesota National Distinguished Principal. You can connect with her on twitter and voxer @JessicaCabeen or on her website: [link].

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

I first started working in the field of educational technology in January 1976, at a time when technology was used more for teaching than it was for learning. By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. 2006 was also the year Twitter was launched. Social media lend themselves naturally to support learning through discussions, collaboration and sharing.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

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Jarrod Robinson, the PE Geek, shares on episode 70 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @mrrobbo. Every week day you’ll learn powerful practical ways to be a more remarkable teacher today. geek is helping us learn five simple ways to improve physical education with technology. Like, when you learned that, everything changed. Never stop learning. .

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Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

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Karen Bosch on episode 288 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22. coolcatteacher.com/earth Check out their NGSS aligned Science games for grades 3-8. Some are interactive games. Karen: About a month ago, I started seeing stuff on social media. Twitter: @karlyb.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

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Episode 137 with Dr. Michelle Zimmerman on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. Edtech and Social Emotional Learning.

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#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

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10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Billy Krakower From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Billy Krakower (@ wkrakower ), co-author of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators, is a co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor.

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015

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The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015. If there was ever a doubt that education twitter chats were kind of a big deal, this television guide-style document should set things straight. Twitter chats aren’t just “things,” but have evolved into fully-functioning professional development for teachers. At their best, twitter chats are dynamic, digital, and easily curated cells of professional connected learning.

Power Up Your Classroom with Game Play [interview with Cate Tolnai and Lindsay Blass] – SULS022

Shake Up Learning

The post Power Up Your Classroom with Game Play [interview with Cate Tolnai and Lindsay Blass] – SULS022 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. They share their passion for gamifying the classroom with game-based learning and teaching through play. We discuss what types of classroom environments are appropriate for gamification and ways you can incorporate game-based learning today! Game-Based Learning. [13:43]

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are

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STEAM-based learning emphasizes both hands-on and digital experiences with engineering, art, game design, prototyping in makerspaces, authoring, robotics, and much more. Students and teachers are learning to innovate hand-in-hand. As I considered the curricular experience for educational innovators, my challenge was to a create career pathways experience where our graduate students literally invent the future of learning. Twitter. Website • Twitter.

Tax Refunds: Traditional vs Behavioral Economics Explained

The Game Agency

And Why That Matters for Game Learning Systems) by Julia Keren-Detar. Ever wonder how instructional designers create training games that really work? It’s part game design knowledge and a lot of behavioral psychology. Likewise, designing a training game with this lack of understanding can have similar disconnects. As a result, people who were expecting larger refunds were disappointed and vented their frustration on social media.

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While I was there I did several presentations and workshops, and also recorded an interview 'on the sofa' with Director of Learning Facilities, Associate Professor Mike Sankey. We discussed the evolution of social media in higher education and also how institutional virtual learning environments (learning management systems) are being developed to cope with new demands of new learners. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

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After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming.

G Suite for Special Education | Google Teacher Tribe Podcast Episode 4 with Carrie Baughcum

Shake Up Learning

The post G Suite for Special Education | Google Teacher Tribe Podcast Episode 4 with Carrie Baughcum appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Carrie Baughcum is a self-described inspiration junkie, idea spreader, and learning enthusiast! Most importantly, she is a passionate believer that all children can learn, we just need to find out how. At home, she encourages them to explore, learn and try anything their imagination can think up. Follow Us on Social Media.

10Q: Helen Keegan

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In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community. In today's 10Q interview, Helen answers questions about her philosophy on learning, social media and her current projects in higher education, including alternate reality games: Who are you? What inspires you most about learning?

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Take PD To the Next Level with Badges

Shake Up Learning

I snapped the picture below that day and posted to Instagram and Twitter. Gamification and the use of badges is nothing new, and many of us have found ways to use these in adult learning and professional development. How it Works Badge Example From here, the teachers have CHOICE in their learning. They can choose from topics around Google, Apple, Assessment, Communication, Miscellaneous, Flipped Class and Social Media.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

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and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Haiku Learning (my LMS). Haiku Learning is my Learning Management system. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning . If you use Keynote, learn how to use Magic Move.

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Celebrate JiJi Day With Math Puzzles! [Giveaway]

MIND Research Institute

JiJi is the beloved penguin in the game-based learning program ST Math. JiJi Day is an opportunity to celebrate math and the growth mindset JiJi encourages in students: perseverance through challenges, a love of learning, and the thrill of success. Take a photo or video of your JiJi Day celebration and share it with JiJi: Post to Twitter using the hashtag #STMath and tagging @JiJiMath or. Social media post must be public to be entered to win.

#06: The 6 Most Motivating Sketchnotes in Education Today

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10MT: Sylvia Duckworth on the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. ” Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. Smart Learning Suite – [link].

#04: Simple Ways to Find Your Teaching Blindspots in the Classroom

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10MT: A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with David Geurin From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ” SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. It is easy for teachers to remain clueless about the things they are doing that are hurting learning in the classroom. SMART Learning Suite.

Top Education Tweets of November 2015

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Trends and topics on Twitter November was a busy month. Out of 758 tweets, these are the top 10 based on your retweets, shares, and click-throughs on Twitter Analytics. If you haven’t checked out Twitter analytics yet, head on over to [link]. A graphic created by @ ASTsupportAAli to help kids reflect on their learning. What a great way to have kids reflect on their learning.: Social media is like water.

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

eSchool News

One of the most popular articles on eSchool Media is a surprising one to the editors: “ 6 apps that block social media distractions. Social Media: This was the easiest to choose, thanks to our reigning king of articles mentioned above. Many technology-savvy educators have deduced that perhaps the best way to mitigate social media distractions while still allowing for collaboration and discussion is to use a classroom or subject-specific forum or platform.

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Join the ST Math Fall Break Challenge

MIND Research Institute

It's also filled with caring parents and teachers wanting to ensure that students stay engaged in learning over designated school breaks. Students can set custom goals depending on where they are in their learning or what their plans are during the break. Students can choose between constructing a quiz, designing a game, and even creating an advertisement. The Big List of Board Games that Inspire Mathematical Thinking.

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

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Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future. Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y. The good news is, many of the elements of a progressive learning environment—e.g., Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts Of Future Learning.

Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice

A Principal's Reflections

I remember as a teacher many years ago asking my students to raise their hands to respond to a question and even during Jeopardy-style review games had groups collaborate on their response. You can even integrate a Twitter hash tag. It is a free game-based learning platform that not only gives everyone a voice, but also provides a fun way to do it. Let’s use the power of social media to crowd source even more examples.

4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

Social media allows us to connect, to learn, to grow and to reflect not only within ourselves but with each other. She has them write 3 things they need to improve their learning and 3 things they can give to improve the learning of others. Many educators still believe they have little to offer to improve the learning of their colleagues. Being a connected educator is more than just taking ideas from a Twitter chat or even this blog post.