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

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been asked about the podcasting equipment setup and software that we use on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. We’re happy to share. The microphone setup will hook to most computers. When we’re on Skype (not face to face). Software.

How to Make Programming Easier

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 567 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Programming doesn’t have to be so hard. Computer Science teacher, Michael Backus, gives us advice to help make programming easier. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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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. Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

According to Edutopia.org educational assessment is an integral part of instruction and the learning process. Each has its part to play in holistically analyzing students’ learning outcomes. How to explain summative assessment. When to use summative assessment.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Is the hardware & software compatible?

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20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers. Encourage your students to create Toyota Dream Car artworks today.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

The process of rejuvenating an educational system set up a few hundred years ago will take generations to redefine. A school should frequently revise their mission statements to reflect the needs of the students and the communities they serve. Figuring out how to do modern assessments.

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How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Useful Tools for Teachers Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools. How to Edit Your Padlet.

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How to Compare and Contrast Authentically

Ask a Tech Teacher

To students, knowing how to ‘compare and contrast’ sounds academic, not real world, but we teachers know most of life is choosing between options. I don’t want to make the decision for them; I want them to mentally compare and contrast.

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Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018

Shake Up Learning

The post Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Yes, I know you REALLY want to know how to put your worksheet into Google Classroom! . Click To Tweet. Go to drive.google.com.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

A secret to great teaching is to understand what students know. I’ve had times when one or two students begged me to move on because what I was teaching was “so easy” or they were “bored. We need them to master the material. We need to teach it.

4 Writing Tips to Help the Writing Process

The CoolCatTeacher

Make Writing Essays Easier My student cried when I showed her how to voice type in Google. Tears of joy happen when the right tool is taught to the right student. As I share in Reinventing Writing , teachers need to do what teachers do best — give creative advice.

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks about the hardware, software options, and future of virtual reality. He also discusses how educators can join the innovators who are crafting and exploring this new education paradigm today. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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For effective learning, teach students how to learn

Neo LMS

I have this recurring dream in which I need to take my final high school exams again. For others, it seems like no matter how much they learn, the results are average at most. Grades aside, they don’t seem to retain information for long periods of time.

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Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Topics include: How to get kids moving as you teach programming. How to engage young women in Computer Science Programming. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.

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Holistic Learning: Where Students Work Problems That Matter

The CoolCatTeacher

They are in the midst of an app building project that will require not only technical skills but will develop individual agency, development of new competencies and learning how students want to interact with the world. Problems to Solve. It Takes Time to Develop and Learn.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you.

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Here Is How to Create Customized Maps on Google Drive

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The integration of Google Maps with Google Drive made it super easy for anyone to create and share maps with others. The process is simple and does not require any software installation.

A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

Fractus Learning

Did you ever explore a learning possibility only to realize that the software to make it happen costs a lot of money? Do you want to write music but can’t afford Finale or Sibelius? You might want to explore Open Source software! Open Source Software.

9 Super Apps For Stargazers

The CoolCatTeacher

Get into Nature to Nurture. One of the most beautiful things about living in the country is being able to see all the stars. Most require GPS and cellular data to work and many are quite large apps. iOS, Google Play, Kindle Fire ($2.99) [link]. Very similar to Starwalk.

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Software that Supports Multilingual Dialogue

ProfHacker

Do we realize how much of our online interactions are in English, and how much we are missing of who and what lives on the internet that is not speaking/writing English? And so it seems only fair to occasionally go to the extra effort of trying the other way.

How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

Ask a Tech Teacher

Besides measuring student achievement, they also were an indicator of school facility to administer green digital tests instead of the traditional paper-and-pencil versions. I polled my PLN to find specific tech areas students needed help with in preparing for the Assessments.

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How to Drive Safe Google Apps Adoption in Your School

Gaggle Speaks

Without the right strategies in place, most software and web-based tools—whether free or paid—are underused in education. Rolling out Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is really no different. You will learn: 12 ways to safely adopt Google Apps for Education into your school.

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How to Communicate with Parents, Students, and Colleagues (The Easy Way!)

EdTech4Beginners

Keeping Everyone on the Same Page Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult When You Use this Simple Hack… Whether your students are in pre-kindergarten, high-school, or somewhere in between, one thing’s for certain– teaching them is not a solo sport.

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How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education

EdTech Magazine

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education. Federal laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) , as well as state allocations and local funding, give schools access to resources to support students with special needs.

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). is a for-profit company that sells data analysis to public schools. Most software is drastically underused by schools. Wikipedia pops to the top.

3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 557 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments.

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6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)

Wisewire

So how can we recognize the pearls, and avoid the sharks? With a typical search engine, it’s easy to find a long list of resources for any topic we can think of. From K-12 to higher education, content ranges in depth and is available for everyone.

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How To Protect Your Privacy As An Online Student.

EdTech4Beginners

Students have the convenience and flexibility to study online. Online universities need to take measures to protect student privacy. If you are taking online courses, you need to take these steps to protect your privacy. Listen to Browser Security Software Warnings.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. But these pioneers have to be prepared for both success and failure.

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Guest post: How to learn computer science at a summer school

EdTech4Beginners

The richest companies in the world are IT companies or companies related to software. Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook. If you don’t have enough time to learn computer science during your normal school days, you can still apply for computer science during summer school. Here we have discussed how you can learn computer science at a summer school. There are a billion different problems that computer scientists have to solve, and you can’t cram all of them.

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11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)

EdTech4Beginners

The conversation around how technology can enhance education can be a controversial topic, and that carries over into the tutoring industry as well. This week is National Tutoring Week : a decade old celebration of how important Tutors are to students’ education. Google Calendar.

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.

How To Manage Lending Programs in Schools

Vizor

Reading Time: 4 minutes The process of lending equipment to students is common in the education sector. Lending devices allow students to do high-quality work even when they don’t have access to technology on a regular basis. How do we maintain control of this program?