How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students. In addition to easy game creation, sending the games to Google Classroom was easy, as was student work, automatic grading, and engagement. Tip #2: Skip to 47 seconds on the Tutorial Videos.

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How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

The CoolCatTeacher

For synchronous classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In addition to a learning management system (LMS), students need to know how to learn in an online synchronous classroom. Educators need to establish protocols and systems for this as well. This short video is made as a student tutorial and to help educators make decisions about how they will educate students on effective online learning skills.

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How to Give Effective Feedback that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers spend hours giving effective feedback only to have students not respond or use it to improve. In this case, one could argue that the teacher isn’t giving effective feedback because it is not being used to learn. Twelve-year English teacher turned principal Jordan Catapano helps us have more effective feedback that actually works to improve learning. Learn About More Effective Feedback Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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How to Hold Better Meetings

The CoolCatTeacher

He also talks about how to improve communication between administrators and teachers (including how to get people to read your emails.). Listen to the Show. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Enter to Win! Related Show: How to Make Your Teaching Something Special with Rushton Hurley (Episode 166). Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Enter to Win!

What is a Lifecycle of Learning?

How to recognize each stage of your learning initiative and maximize its potential.

How to Close the Learning Gap

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Rachael George shares advice on how to help kids now From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students are returning to school and teachers and administrators know a learning gap is there. Turnaround principal Rachael George tells us how.

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How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

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Dan Meyer on episode 513 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Dan Meyer @ddmeyer gives us tips and advice for helping kids who hate math learn to love it. Listen Now Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Full Bio As Submitted Dan Meyer Dan Meyer @ddmeyer taught high school math to students who didn’t like high school math. So how do we start, Dan?

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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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Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective , and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. So, if you use another text similarity detection tool, or if you haven’t used one yet, now is the time to start your free trial at www.coolcatteacher.com/detect and learn more about Urkund today. Listen to Lisa Scumpieru Give an overview of Hyperdocs Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. This is a lot to do.

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How to Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Listen to the show!

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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

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 . My Simple Show is a simple way to explain anything. My simple show is an easy to use video creation tool that makes it perfect for creating flipped learning videos. How can teachers avoid those mistakes?

Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

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Today we talk to an award-winning French teacher turned Instructional Technology Program Manager who can help us understand the pitfalls and possibilities of successful implementation. Listen to Nicole Naditz talk about Standards-Based Grading Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Prior to that, she taught French for 25 years, winning numerous awards for her work designing authentic relevant learning experiences for her students.

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How To Create A Forward-Leaning Curriculum

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It’s hard to imagine how content-based standards can be the guiding force around which future education is constructed. The post How To Create A Forward-Leaning Curriculum appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Essential How-To Veteran Teacher

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. The Edpuzzle Video: How to Change Font Sizes. This has some checkpoints built into it for those of you who want to understand how I use that tool.

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Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

How to Empower Teachers

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Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts. Whether they do or don’t, to get the most out of listening you can use this Podcast PD Template Hyperdoc. Prior to being a school principal, he was an English teacher, department chair, and Assistant Principal.

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How to Build Great Teachers

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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. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down.

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How To Grade Assignments In Google Classroom

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The post How To Grade Assignments In Google Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Google Classroom Resources How-ToIn Google Classroom, you can give a numeric grade, leave comment-only feedback, or do both. You can also return assignments without grades.

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How to Build Students’ Multiplicative Reasoning Skills

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It is quite common to teach multiplication through repeated addition such as 2+2+2+2+2=10 to learn 2×5=10. For students to develop a deeper understanding of multiplication, teachers should consider engaging students in multiplicative double counting.

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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. Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks. So, Tim, today you’re going to share some of your secrets for making awesome YouTube videos. How do we make amazing videos? What do they need to know?

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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! And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers.

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How to start a Quizlet Live game in 60 seconds + tips and tricks

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Students are sorted into groups and work together to answer all 12 questions correctly in a row to win. Ed Tech Teaching how to do quizlet live how to play quizlet live quizlet live quizlet live create quizlet live teacherQuizlet Live is a collaborative, high-energy review game. It’s based on Quizlet, the online flashcards platform that’s been around for years.

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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. With a big hat tip to our mutual friend Hall Davidson who started this event, we learn the ins and outs of student media festival and how you can “steal” their ideas and run your own! 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 Be a Better Instructional Coach

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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. Why do we need to change the dynamic between instructional coaches and teachers? Vicki: So, Jamey, you want to change the approach or dynamic between instructional coaches and teachers. What’s the current dynamic, and how do you want to change it?

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Advice from a Filmmaking Pro About How to Help Kids Make Movies

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Then, he took the time to condense down some of the biggest takeaways from the book for those making film in the K12 classroom in this podcast. ”‘ Listen to Steve Hullfish Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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How to create a PDF ebook with Google Slides

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They’re read-only, so publishing a PDF is a good way to distribute information to be consumed by reading. G Suite Google Slides Templates ebooks with google slides google slides google slides ebook gsuite how to create ebooks with google slidesPDF files are about as universal as it gets. You can open them on almost any Internet-ready device. It may not be the first thing you think of when you use Google Slides but it really is […].

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How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher , I run a column called Dear Otto where I answer teacher questions about how to integrate technology into their classes. Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” In the past, I discussed the eight skills required for students to be considered digitally literate.

How To Enable Voice Dictation On Mac (For Free)

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The post How To Enable Voice Dictation On Mac (For Free) appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Equity How-ToOn your Mac, choose Apple menu >. System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Dictation.

6 Steps to Teach Book Creation with Book Creator

The CoolCatTeacher

Students pitch their ideas to me verbally and then write up their idea in a Google Doc. After approval of their idea, they can move to drafting. Before moving into the book creation, they have to draft, add transitions, receive peer feedback and check their work.

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How to Finish The School Year Strong

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e309. Vicki: One of the most popular shows of last year was Linda Kardamis from Teach 4 the Heart ([link] We’ll link to that show because she had so many great ideas there.

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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). It cannot be running to do this.). Click here to download the Google Drive Plugin for Office. How to Open, Save, and Use Files Between Microsoft Word and Google Drive.

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. I’ll update these sketchnoting resources, so tweet me or leave a comment to add your favorites. Twitter Tip: If you want to find and share great sketchnotes, follow the # edusketch hashtag on Twitter. Places to See Awesome Sketchnotes.

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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. In this webinar, Vicki Davis will share one of her most popular sessions in how to differentiate instruction with technology.You'll also learn more about SMART Learning Suite and we'll give away the […]. Education How to Guides. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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. This three-part video series will help you learn the basic color theory and tricks you’ll need to use great colors together in Microsoft Office. Thank you for adding Color Schemer Online to my toolbox!

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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. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For information on the guests and items mentioned in this show, scroll down to the bottom of this post. *.

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