How to Build Great Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Dan Brown talks about practical things we can do to help build great teachers. From best practices to policy, Dan shares what works (and some of what doesn’t.) It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.

How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Resources to Learn More.

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Epic Sketchnoting Resources: How to Get Started Teaching Sketchnoting

The CoolCatTeacher

Useful Pedagogies and Tools for Educators Sketchnoting is not just an attractive way to take notes, it can improve retention and learning. You don’t have to have a ton of talent, just a little know-how. Places to See Awesome Sketchnotes. Free Resources How to Guides.

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How to Make Flipped Classroom Better

The CoolCatTeacher

I love using videos to teach the point and click software lessons in my classroom. Whether you’re advanced or a beginner, this conversation brings you to the leading edge of instructional design. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes .

How To Teach Empathy

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How To Teach Empathy by Terry Heick Right near the core of education, just past tolerance and just short of affectionate connectivity, is the idea of empathy. The term “empathy” is used to describe a wide range of experiences.

Resources for Teaching Students HOW TO LEARN

EmergingEdTech

Why do Schools Rarely Teach Students How to Learn? Schools are so caught up in teaching fundamentals like reading, writing, and good old “‘rithmatic”, as and knowledge required to pass. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word

The CoolCatTeacher

You can use Google AND Microsoft Together You can add Google Drive to Microsoft Office now. Here’s a screencast to get started. There are a few issues to know before you start using it, though. How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word (and Microsoft Office).

How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

The CoolCatTeacher

You might need to turn off blue light on your phone. I recorded a quick video and am telling everyone I know to make sure they set their iPhones and iPads up this way — especially for kids. It took me two days to get used to but it isn’t that big of a problem for me.

Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. But he also teaches us how to do this with students. So, listen to the show today and get started. And tweet me links to the videos you make, I’d love to see them!

How to navigate the new device-agnostic classroom

eSchool News

Technology in the classroom is nothing new; most of today’s educators have embraced the ability to draw upon an increasingly diverse array of digital tools and programs to enrich their lessons. How can I ensure my digital learning ecosystem will support my students?

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment by Mike Fisher Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets: engaging 21st Century skills, using digital tools, collaborating. Assessment Advanced How-To Middle & High School

Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. But he also teaches us how to do this with students. Use the code CoolCat50 to get $50 off your course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How do we make amazing videos?

How to improve student engagement

The Christensen Institute

My students don’t seem to care.”. They don’t see how school is relevant.”. A HotChalk survey found the same thing: Most teachers say that their biggest struggle with students is that they lack the motivation to learn or have a poor attitude toward learning.

How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies & Questions For Critical Reading

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The post How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies & Questions For Critical Reading appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy General How-To Middle & High School terry heick

How To Create Learning Playlists In A Textbook World

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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.

How to have a coach for every teacher, without breaking the bank

eSchool News

Every good athlete needs a coach to help them improve their practice, from student athletes to superstars like LeBron James and Serena Williams. This same principle can—and should—be applied to our teachers.

How to Teach Students Discussion Forums

The CoolCatTeacher

When students and teachers know how to communicate effectively in discussion forums , they make themselves able to join forums correctly. But it is easy to teach using wikispaces. Here’s the video I use to teach my students how to use discussion forums properly.

How to Really Use Data With Students

Brilliant or Insane

The post How to Really Use Data With Students appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane. Several years ago I co-taught a reading class for students, who were three or more grade levels below their peers, based on some data.

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How to Find the Best Learning Resources on GoConqr

GoConqr

Many students and teachers join GoConqr so that they can start creating their own learning resources and use our online tools to bring the concept of active learning to life. But there’s so much more to do. Ok, so how do you get your hands on all these great learning resources?

20 great podcasts for educators (and how to get them)

Ditch That Textbook

Podcasts are learning on the go: in the car, while working out or as you garden. Here are some great ones for educators. Icons via TheNounProject.com) Podcasts are my lifeblood for generating new ideas, processing the ideas I already have and entertainment.

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

User Generated Education

This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc. Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning. How to ask questions.

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How To Create A No-Zero Policy In Your Classroom

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The post How To Create A No-Zero Policy In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher General How-To

How to prevent accidental plagiarism in an online world

eSchool News

You go to PlagiarismCheck , Copyscape , or any other resource to check that essay for plagiarism and…ta da! Don’t hurry up to blame a student. Here’s how: 1. Draw a line between plagiarism and paraphrasing for your students to avoid the issue.

How to be an award-winning teacher

eSchool News

It’s nice because the 5th-graders are really the mentors, and next year the 4th-graders get to take on that role. It’s a really great chance for them to grow in leadership. The only criteria I have is to incorporate something from the unit and then go deep with it.

How to Protect Students From Fake News

Edudemic

The post How to Protect Students From Fake News appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured For Students How To News Social Media Tools classroom featured student engagement tips for teachers zuckerberg

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How To Use ‘Kahoot!’ To Gamify Learning.

EdTech4Beginners

And it doesn’t have to be played solely in class – pupils can play against other schools anywhere in the world. How does it work? Watch my video tutorial below to see how simple the app is to use: During the lesson, have all the children take out their devices.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The first step is to use a logic model.

How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace

Edudemic

In essence, that’s the soul of the maker movement — creative individuals from all walks of life united by an insatiable desire to improve […]. The post How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace appeared first on Edudemic.

How to Pick the Perfect Color and Use it Anywhere

The CoolCatTeacher

Practical Graphic Design Tips Anyone Can Use Graphic designers need to understand color. But there are some basics we all need to know. We should remember: a little bit of color theory, how to pick colors, and how to use them. Free Resources How to Guides.

How to Sidestep 6 Common EdTech Fails

Where Learning Clicks

Why are these challenges so hard to avoid? The post How to Sidestep 6 Common EdTech Fails appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Recently, AIR released a brief on the common pitfalls of edtech initiatives.

How to transform your media centers into makerspaces

eSchool News

Even with tight budgets, it’s possible to repurpose your libraries or media centers into 21st century makerspaces. Our “a-ha” moment about how to make this rebrand a reality came at a tech conference. One of our goals was to make the program replicable and sustainable.

Teachers and IT: How to keep kids safe on Chromebooks

eSchool News

If you didn’t have iPads in your classroom, you were planning to get them soon. Chromebooks are in many ways ideal for classrooms, allowing teachers to leverage online resources to provide richer, more differentiated educational experiences to your students.

Learning How to Learn

Indiana Jen

This is great series to help students learn various techniques to help them be successful in school. Through their series of amusing and informative videos, students learn how to effectively take notes, retain information, active reading, and more.

How To Teach Empathy

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How To Teach Empathy. The term “empathy” is used to describe a wide range of experiences. Emotion researchers generally define empathy as the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling.”.

How to create media-rich, interactive maps for deeper learning

Ditch That Textbook

If we want to use technology in the classroom, we can’t just do the same kind of learning we did before it. If your students are studying anything that connects to [.].

How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms appeared first on Shake Up Learning. One of my favorite features allows us to differentiate a form for students, meaning we can send students to different questions and pages of information based on how they answer each question.

How to Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to see students excited? Want to see them run to class? The fifth graders had an optional meeting at 7 am where they could come to school to meet the other kids half a world away. Kids came early to school so they could meet other kids!

How to introduce kindergarteners to computers

eSchool News

Today’s students are expected to have some typing proficiency as early as kindergarten. For example, our students must be able to, at minimum, type their first and last name in order to access their devices and accounts. Next page: Taking the fun approach to the keyboard).

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. To create a “good blend” to simply add computers to the classroom is not enough.

How To Respond When Students Say ‘I Can’t Do This’

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The post How To Respond When Students Say ‘I Can’t Do This’ appeared first on TeachThought. Learning growth mindset How-To