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

Ditch That Textbook

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 Host a Student Media Festival

The CoolCatTeacher

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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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 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.

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How To Teach Empathy

TeachThought - Learn better.

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 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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Fighting the battle of copy/paste cheating

Ditch That Textbook

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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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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[FREE WEBINAR] How to Differentiate Instruction with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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

The CoolCatTeacher

— 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 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.

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 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

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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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 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 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.

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How To Gamify Your Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

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 Handle Homesick Students

Edudemic

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 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.

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

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

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

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 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

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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Bitmojis for your students: How to create and share them

Ditch That Textbook

They’re even using them to leave feedback on student work! Bitmojis are so much fun! They’re these little cartoon character images of yourself that let you express emotions and communicate.

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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.

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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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom.

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.

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How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom

Edudemic

Mobile devices have become an important part of the modern classroom, and an ever-growing number of educators are turning to Chromebooks in the classroom. The post How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom 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.

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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 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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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.

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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?

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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!