Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you.

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#52: Indigenous Cultures Magazine in Publisher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Create a magazine on any topic you’re covering in class using text, pictures, diagrams, charts. Freebies/Discounts History Lesson plans Publisher Research digital magazines Add a cover and a table of contents. Click on each page of lesson plan.

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. Smashing Magazine’s Article on Sketchnoting.

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How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” A few weeks ago I sent my first parent newsletter to 400+ parents. Read on for instructions on how to create your own!

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How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” A few weeks ago I sent my first parent newsletter to 400+ parents. Read on for instructions on how to create your own!

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. We have to think differently about summer.

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Magazine Ornament Makerspace

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I have lots of old magazines that used to be in circulation but aren’t used anymore. I decided to pull them out and use them for our ornament materials as a way to promote reusing materials rather than throwing them out or putting them in recycling.

On magazine covers and media literacy

NeverEndingSearch

Whether they are composed of photographs or illustrations, magazine covers are one of many examples of media offering candidates free coverage. He suggests we work with learners asks learners to dec onstruct candidates’ portrayals on magazine covers.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

A secret to great teaching is to understand what students know. I’ve had times when one or two students begged me to move on because what I was teaching was “so easy” or they were “bored. We need them to master the material. We need to teach it.

Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic Kids can learn to make music with iPads and technology. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Technotunes and how to use them.

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How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

This post was originally published in the October 2018 issue of the Education Today Magazine. Since classrooms are so diverse, curricula need to meet this diversity. However, most often than not, teachers need to meet the same curriculum goals for all their students.

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The Compassionate Achiever: Understanding Empathy and Compassion So We Don’t Burn Out

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Chris Kukk, author of The Compassionate Achiever , combines neuroscience with social sciences to discuss why compassion helps us achieve more. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: Date: February 19, 2018. How do these two combine?

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How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

Digital Promise

As community makerspaces begin to take root in Ontario’s elementary schools , students are behaving better. They’re creative spaces where students can gather to explore, tinker, discover and create, and they’re making students more enthusiastic about school.

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How to redesign your classroom on a budget

Neo LMS

As a result, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to meet the diverse learning needs of young people – and also of teachers – in such a setting. How to get all these things and more for free or on the cheap, you may wonder?

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My Article For Teachwire: Focus Your Teaching On The Important Stuff By ‘Flipping’ Your Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for Teachwire , an excellent educational website (the online version of the magazine ‘Teach Primary’), about simple ways to ‘flip’ your classroom.

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19 Epic iPhone Productivity Apps & Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

With this tutorial, I’ll take you through the apps I use, how they work together, and some quick tips on productivity with your iPhone. How it Makes Me More Productive: I get lots of business done on Facebook messenger. See How to Set Up Streams in Hootsuite.

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9 Super Apps For Stargazers

The CoolCatTeacher

Get into Nature to Nurture. One of the most beautiful things about living in the country is being able to see all the stars. Most require GPS and cellular data to work and many are quite large apps. Very similar to Starwalk. How to Guides.

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How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

Ask a Tech Teacher

At some point in your child’s education journey, you’re going to feel the need for tutoring. She lives in Illinois with her two-year-old Bridgette (who already knows how to count from one to ten) and a pet dog. Request to Interview the Tutor.

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How to get and use free images the RIGHT way in class

Ditch That Textbook

Many teachers will round up old magazines, too, letting students cut and attach images that illustrate their topics. The digital age has opened classrooms up to a [.]. Creating posters has been a staple of so many classrooms of different ages.

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How to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are lots of free survey and polling sites (two popular options are PollDaddy and Survey Monkey ), but often they limit the number of surveys you can create or how many questions you can include without ‘leveling up’ to a premium version. How to use it.

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How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

techlearning

A few weeks ago I sent my first parent newsletter to 400+ parents. The newsletter (a link and pdf) was emailed to every parent with a Spanish version as well! Read on for instructions on how to create your own! Make sure the links are set to Anyone With the Link Can View.

How To "Amp Up" Your Traditional Lesson Planning in Today's Classrooms

Kleinspiration

If We Expect Students to Collaborate, Are WE Leading By Example? Granted, we (as educators) are pushing each other's thinking and offering ideas, but how are we taking our practice a step further and truly connecting with those who we collaborate with online?

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How To Create Spaces for Sensory Experiences and Brain Development

Fractus Learning

The study of the brain and how it works is amazing. Though a decade ago, researchers thought that much of the brain was genetically programed; more recent data shows that there are trillions of un-programmed connections just waiting to be connected. Space Speaks to Children.

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JiT2U: A Guide to Web 2.0 for your Class!

Kleinspiration

Many people contact me to write a review of their site, and I love to help out. When Mohamed Amin asked for me to check his site out, I was overwhelmed with the potential of this amazing tool. Please click here to read my full review on Teaching Blog Addict.

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Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – May 2019

Edthena

In some ways it was easier to critique myself than it might have been to decipher the more gentle, diplomatic feedback that often comes from others. Read more on The Teacher Magazine : What you might Learn From Watching Yourself Teach.

How to Roll Out Chromebooks for Your District in a Jiffy

EdTech Magazine

How to Roll Out Chromebooks for Your District in a Jiffy. In August 2016, the tech team at the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana was loading up new Acer Chromebooks to be delivered to the district’s 87 schools when the area was hit with a catastrophic storm. . Flooding closed schools for two weeks, and officials had to reschedule teacher training sessions, which could no longer be held at the district’s water-damaged professional development center.

How to ReMake Your Classroom and Inspire Hands-On Learning in the New Year

Edsurge

Along the way, new tools have evolved to help teachers ignite creativity and tackle real world challenges. No longer confined to a corner space in the back of the library, Making activities are finding their way into lessons on history and biology, literature and language. No longer confined to a corner space in the back of the library, Making activities are finding their way into lessons on history and biology, literature and language.

From Analog to Digital: Why and How to Teach Students to Write for an Online Audience

Edsurge

Now think about the frequency with which you read online articles, blogs, social media posts or listen to podcasts that inspire you or provide new information and perspectives. When did you last watch YouTube to figure out how to do something complicated, from cross stitch to car repair? Yet most high school and middle school students are illiterate when it comes to online texts, and can’t discern real information from fake news.

Friday 5 — 4.8.2016

Perry Hewitt

Live video is becoming more popular from breaking news coverage to ordinary, slice-of-life broadcasts. Try this new Facebook Live map to see real-time videos now playing worldwide. And Reddit may soon be a safer place, too, with its new blocking tool to prevent harassment.

How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students

MindShift

It’s easy to focus on academics and college transcripts when children become tweens and teens, but retaining the agency and creativity inherent in play is crucial for them, too. “Older kids need those same tactile, hands-on experiences to learn as well.”

October 2018

techlearning

FEATURES HOW CLASSROOM DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, AND FURNITURE CAN ENHANCE STUDENT LEARNING By Craig Williams Wherever you are in the design and renovation process, I encourage you to develop a holistic approach to thinking about technology, furniture, and spatial design. Magazine

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We know how to provide good child care, we just don’t insist on it

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of a series that looks at what makes the 2-year-old year so critical and what could be done to better support toddlers in America. Two are building a block tower that is probably about to fall on top of the one playing with a toy car.

How to Use Real World Problems to Teach Design Thinking, 3D Printing and Collaboration

Edsurge

it was a suggestion from a colleague that unleashed the full potential of 3D printing and Making as a way to teach middle school students design thinking skills—as well as empathy and collaboration. But it was a suggestion from a colleague that unleashed the full potential of 3D printing and Making as a way to teach middle school students design thinking skills—as well as empathy and collaboration. Middle schoolers and local seniors designed and made an easy-to-pick-up bingo marker.

How to help people remember what they learn

Turn to Your Neighbor

Realizing Turn to Your Neighbor has been on hiatus for 365 days!? How, they ask, after they invested hours upon hours of diligent studying and effort did they perform so poorly? Why do students who try hard, fail to achieve? My worst nightmare?

June / July 2018

techlearning

FROM BREADCRUMBS TO BREADBOARDS By Jerri Kemble Today’s forward-thinking educator is asking herself how to infuse coding, STEM, and STEAM into the classroom. Many educators, however, find it difficult to know where to start. Magazine

How to curate an easy teaching wardrobe that’s comfortable and feels like “you”

The Cornerstone Blog

” The secret to getting dressed quickly in the morning and feeling comfortable and confident all day is to have a closet that consists ONLY of things that make you feel like yourself. Click play, or subscribe to the podcast and listen on the go! ?.

Your 2-Year-Old is full of potential. Here’s how to develop it

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of a series that looks at what makes the 2-year-old year so critical and what could be done to better support toddlers in America. The series was produced by The Hechinger Report and Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project , nonprofit news organizations focused on education coverage, in partnership with Slate Magazine. For such a wealthy nation, the United States isn’t an easy place to raise a child. Talk to Them!