How to Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

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She’ll also announce a giveaway of her new course that teaches you how to do it. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects.

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Why feedback is SO time consuming — and how to fix it

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You’re chained to your desk grading papers. It’s getting monotonous, but you feel like you need to do it because it’s important. You hand those papers back to the students, and where do they end up? Teaching effective feedback in the classroom how to make auto-graded quizzes providing digital feedback save time feedback to studentsTell me if this sounds familiar.

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How to Provide Help

Digital Promise

Understanding the appropriate way to seek out help is not a skill every student has. Teachers want to provide help in a way that develops students’ self-awareness and self-efficacy, but that’s complicated, too. Think of goggles: They help swimmers progress to swimming underwater.

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How to Choose Font Sizes

The CoolCatTeacher

My sister is a graphic design professor and taught me a simple way to select font sizes. I’ve also included the assignment I give after this assignment for those of you who want to understand how this works. YouTube Video: How to Choose Font Sizes.

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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.

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How to Make Flipped Classroom Better

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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 Take Cornell Notes

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How To Take Cornell Notes Originally published in 2015; updated in October 2018 Form: Cornell Notes Purpose: Distill complex text, arguments, etc. The post How To Take Cornell Notes appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy How-To Middle & High School New Teacher

How To Add Materials To An Assignment In Google Classroom

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How To Add Materials To An Assignment In Google Classroom by TeachThought Staff Adding materials to assignments in Google Classroom is simple–basically navigating to the Assignments page, clicking the paperclip icon, then choosing the source of the file from the dropdown menu.

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How to Finish The School Year Strong

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Today, Linda Kardamis shares common mistakes to avoid and positive things to do that will help you have a successful finish to your school year. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Finish The School Year Strong. How can we finish strong?

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How to Host a Student Media Festival

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Mike Lawrence, a current organizer of the longest running student media festival in the country, shares how to set up and run your own media festival. Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22. It’s up to them.

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Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

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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?

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How To Deal With A Difficult Parent

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How To Deal With A Difficult Parent by Terry Heick You’d heard about this parent from other teachers. You have enough to deal with, and butting heads with an angry parent–especially one angry just because–doesn’t sound like […].

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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!

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How to Be a Better Instructional Coach

The CoolCatTeacher

See how Gradecam can save you time and speed up your grading. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. How to Be a Better Instructional Coach. What’s the current dynamic, and how do you want to change it?

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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.

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How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

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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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How To Scaffold Learning Through Station Teaching

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How To Scaffold Learning Through Station Teaching by TeachThought Staff Teaching through stations—or ‘station teaching’—is a flexible and underrated teaching and learning strategy that can add versatility to your craft. Teaching How-To

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How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

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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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How to Unleash Student Motivation to Succeed

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While he started as a journalism teacher, now Chris works with students to try to help them understand motivation and success principles. You can’t just tell students to “have grit” but there are things you can say instead. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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[FREE WEBINAR] How to Differentiate Instruction with Technology

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But it can be overwhelming to figure out how you're going to reach every child. It doesn't need to be. Education How to Guides. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Differentiating instruction sounds good.

How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word

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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).

Epic Sketchnoting Resources: How to Get Started Teaching Sketchnoting

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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 Use The TeachThought Search Engine

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The post How To Use The TeachThought Search Engine appeared first on TeachThought. TeachThought Updates & Events Technology How-To

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How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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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.

How to Pick the Perfect Color and Use it Anywhere

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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.

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment by Mike Fisher This post has been updated and republished Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets: engaging 21st Century skills, using digital tools, collaborating with others around the globe, performance tasks, and more. The post How To Design A 21st Century Assessment appeared first on TeachThought.

How to Teach Students Discussion Forums

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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.

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How To Teach With The Concept Attainment Model

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How To Teach With The Concept Attainment Model by TeachThought Staff In 1956, psychologist Jerome Bruner published a book called “A Study of Thinking.” The post How To Teach With The Concept Attainment Model appeared first on TeachThought.

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Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

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Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race.

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How To Gamify Your Classroom.

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It is made up of a number elements: Giving online badges to students. And it doesn’t have to be played in class – pupils can play against any other users in the world. View my full tutorial by clicking here. Gamification is the process of making learning into a game.

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How to Help Children Recover from the Trauma of a Storm

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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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Google Classroom: How to differentiate like a ninja

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Teacher confession: I have bored kids to tears in my class because they were not challenged. Fast forward eleven years to […]. In fact, who needs Ambien when you have drill and kill homework assignments on material you have already mastered?! I felt my hands were tied with a textbook, overhead projector, and traditional worksheets. Guest Blog Teaching differentiate with google classroom differentiation educational technology google classroom small groups with google classroo

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Fighting the battle of copy/paste cheating

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In my Spanish 3 class, I had asked them to find some facts about an artist from the Hispanic world and write a paragraph about that person. Teaching copy paste cheating how to stop cheating how to stop plagiarism plagiarism checker alternatives

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College Admissions Tips and How To’s for Parents and Teachers

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Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. College Admissions Tips and How To’s for Parents and Teachers. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e239. But is that the right place to start when we’re talking about college admissions with our kids?

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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

5 Teacher Myths and How to Dispel Them: The Truth About Teaching in America

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— These are just two of the myths that social studies teacher Aaron Pribble tackles in this motivating, uplifting talk about what it is really like to be a teacher in America today. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 5 Teacher Myths and How to Dispel them.

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How to Handle Homesick Students

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There are several techniques teachers and parents can use to handle homesick students for a happier school experience. The post How to Handle Homesick Students appeared first on Edudemic. Know the signs of homesickness.

How to Use Diigo’s New Outlining Tool: Social Bookmarking Made Easy

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But how? Before students write, have them turn in their outlines to you. I teach how to get a private link for the outline. If you still want it in Microsoft Word or Google Docs, I even show you how to export your outline! 3- How to Sign Up for Diigo [0:28].

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How To Make Your Classroom Work More Like YouTube

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How To Make Your Classroom Work More Like YouTube by Terry Heick Every minute, over 300 hours of new video are uploaded to YouTube. 70% of YouTube viewers use the platform to solve problems, and 86% regularly use YouTube to learn new things. The post How To Make Your Classroom Work More Like YouTube appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Experienced Teacher How-To

Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury and Vicki Davis

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Jeff Bradbury, IT Coach and Podcaster at the Teachercast Network and I talk about education podcasting and how it all works. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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How To Create Learning Playlists In A Textbook World

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How To Create Learning Playlists In A Textbook World by Terry Heick The idea of playlists became popular with the explosion of iTunes and YouTube in the last decade. Record players required users to pick up and move the needle, cassette players forced users […]. The post How To Create Learning Playlists In A Textbook World appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning How-To Terry Heick Veteran Teacher

How To Delete Icons From A Mac Desktop

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The post How To Delete Icons From A Mac Desktop appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Apple How-To

How To Burn Yourself Out As A Teacher

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How To Burn Yourself Out As A Teacher by Terry Heick Several years ago, we published a post titled, Why Good Teachers Quit. We’ve taken a few different approaches to the idea in the past, including 25 […]. The post How To Burn Yourself Out As A Teacher appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher How-To New Teacher Terry Heick