Epic Sketchnoting Resources: How to Get Started Teaching Sketchnoting
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
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 WEBINAR] How to Differentiate Instruction with Technology
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
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 Make Flipped Classroom Better
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Learn from the mistakes others have made. 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.
Resources for Teaching Students HOW TO LEARN
MAY 27, 2015
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 create accessible e-learning design
APRIL 25, 2017
In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else.
5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. This blog post is sponsored by PowerSchool Learning. How to Review Feedback.
How to Teach Students Discussion Forums
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
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 create media-rich, interactive maps for deeper learning
Ditch That Textbook
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
If we want to use technology in the classroom, we can’t just do the same kind of learning we did before it. Technology should improve the learning. If your students are studying anything that connects to [.].
How To Use ‘Kahoot!’ To Gamify Learning.
AUGUST 27, 2016
is a really fun and motivating app for learning. 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? They must download the Kahoot app or go to https://kahoot.it. Kahoot!
Cyberbullying is NOT a technology issue-here’s how to really combat it.
JANUARY 30, 2017
Cyberbullying continues to grow and present itself as a huge challenge for schools, government policy makers, stakeholders, parents and the community—but is regulating access to technology and social media the answer? After all, human behavior is learned.
Epic Guide To Game Based Learning
OCTOBER 10, 2016
100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can use them to teach. Game based learning excites learning in my classroom. Game Based Learning in My Classroom.
How To Create Learning Playlists In A Textbook World
TeachThought - Learn better.
DECEMBER 13, 2016
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 Differentiate Questions with Google Forms
Shake Up Learning
MARCH 19, 2017
The post How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Michael Ogg, aka @PrincipalOgg , shouted, “Shut the front door,” when I showed how to use branching in Google forms. Answer incorrectly, to see where that takes you.).
How to address executive function skills in the classroom—and why you should
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
No matter what subject or topic an educator is teaching, sometimes the best way we can approach an instructional challenge is by taking a step back to look at the big picture of learning. Teachers then need to reflect on how these items manifest in the classroom.
Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do
User Generated Education
DECEMBER 5, 2014
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. Self-directed Learning.
Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students
APRIL 4, 2017
Rayna is full-scale using blogging to teach writing. In today’s show, Rayna teaches us how she does it. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” To enter, use this widget to retweet and share this show.[/callout].
How to Sidestep 6 Common EdTech Fails
Where Learning Clicks
JUNE 7, 2016
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 Smashboard
APRIL 19, 2017
So What Exactly Is a Smashboard and How Do I Create My Own? In my last EdTeachTeam blog post I shared why I use Smashboards and in this post I would like to share in more detail what a Smashboard is, how my students are using them and how to create your own.
Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Sponsored Post by SMART Learning Suite From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Formative assessment and game based learning make a powerful combination in the classroom. I love SMART lab, a new feature of the SMART Learning Suite.
How to Pick the Perfect Color and Use it Anywhere
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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 Use Twitter for Teaching and Learning
APRIL 7, 2015
Many of us think of Twitter as a place to share pictures of our latest meal or as the place where industry gurus post their greatest observations. It’s common to wonder: how can we use Twitter in a […]. The post How to Use Twitter for Teaching and Learning appeared first on Edudemic. Articles How To Tools online tools Social Media twitter Are you an educator who is thinking about taking the plunge into using Twitter in your classroom?
How to Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
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!
5 tips for getting blended learning right
MARCH 8, 2017
When implementing a blended learning model, it is important for schools to be aware of key components and steps to integrate into their plan. Teachers cannot be expected to figure out what to do with technology, but rather should be expected to use the support it provides.
How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
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 Use Diigo’s New Outlining Tool: Social Bookmarking Made Easy
OCTOBER 22, 2015
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].
How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching
OCTOBER 13, 2015
Useful Tools for Teachers Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. Let’s dive into Padlet and Learn the Basics. 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 make time for innovation
The Christensen Institute
APRIL 20, 2016
The PACE pilot program is the first federal-approved competency-based assessment pilot and allows a group of New Hampshire school districts to pilot a new accountability regime based on a mix of local and state assessments. First, school systems might consider leveraging blended learning.
How To Take the "Guess Work" Out of "Group Work" to Encourage Project Based Learning
AUGUST 25, 2015
Collaborative Project Based Learning with Analytics - click here to try Ignite Teaching - I firmly believe each teacher must start integrating technology at the point where he or she is most comfortable. I'm often asked, "How I do it all."
10 Different Approaches to Creating Digital Learning Content
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Over the past few months, I’ve written a series of posts over on the Flipped Learning Network web site that offer a wealth of different tools and techniques that can be used to create digital. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.
5 big takeaways from redesigning learning spaces
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
To that end, we turned our attention to rethinking and redesigning our classroom learning spaces to fit the 21 st century needs of our students. Students aren’t the only important component in the equation—we had to focus on teacher and technology needs, too.
How to Provide Student Feedback in the Digital World
Brilliant or Insane
APRIL 28, 2015
Providing meaningful student feedback is a critical, yet often overlooked, part of teaching and learning in a digital world. The post How to Provide Student Feedback in the Digital World appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane.
3 Ways Monsters and Minecraft Can Drive Great Teaching and Learning
JULY 10, 2015
Want your school to use Minecraft? This is THE episode to share ! Get those kids excited about learning ! How do you talk to kids about Minecraft in the classroom? How you can lead even when students know more about Minecraft than you do.
How to sharpen your students’ digital skills
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Today, the digital skills K-12 students need to succeed both in school and after graduation have become much more complex. As classroom technology has shifted from typing classes and simple learning games (remember Math Blaster ?) How to grow and succeed.
A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom
JANUARY 27, 2017
How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers want their students to create, but don’t want to fight with clunky technology. Listen to the Audio.
140 Twitter Tips for Educators
OCTOBER 19, 2016
If you’re that curious teacher, let’s give you tips to make sense of Twitter. First, when you set up your Twitter account, you can follow just those people you want to see. All without having to post even one tweet. I know people who refuse to try anything new.
Google App Kickstart Guides - help learn how to use Google Play for Education Apps in your classroom
Educational Technology Guy
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Google has created App Kickstart Guides for Google Play for Education apps to help you build your "Android app-titude" for some specific apps in Google Play for Education. The guides include videos, best practices, how-to''s and more. They are easy to use and very helpful.
How To Get The Best Work From Your Students
TeachThought - Learn better.
MARCH 29, 2017
The post How To Get The Best Work From Your Students appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning PBL