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.

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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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Investigating coronavirus media messages through magazine covers


Pandemic Magazine Covers. Frank’s gathering of March 2020 Pandemic Magazine Covers offers a simple and powerful way for us to engage learners in deconstructing media messages shared by covers from the U.S. He invites us to consider: how each cover is different how they might be similar who is the audience for each how one or more might communicate/represent fear. And Frank suggests we invite students to create their own magazine covers.

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How to Help Students Find Their Passion

Ask a Tech Teacher

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Sometimes called Passion-based Learning , a focus on the student’s passion is a clear path to helping kids excel. How to teach passion. How students find their passion. Step 6: Present to class.

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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.

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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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.

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


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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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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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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We're All Digital Citizenship Teachers - Here's the "How To Guide"

The Innovative Educator

As schools around the globe rapidly transitioned to remote learning, it became apparent that it is the responsibility of all teachers to engage students of all ages in a dialogue around responsible digital interactions. You never know where your face is going to end up right now.”

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom


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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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 redesign your classroom on a budget


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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How to Keep School Rhythm and Routines for Young Children at Home


As schools shift to remote learning models for the foreseeable future, parents and caregivers are finding themselves in a new role—that of the school co-teacher. For three-year-old to six-year-old students, daily points of connection with their school teachers will be most important.

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


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


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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3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

eSchool News

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. She holds firm to the belief that student access to technology is the great equalizer.

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 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!


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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On magazine covers and media literacy


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.

How to Use the Vaping and Juuling Trend to Teach Media Literacy

Graphite Blog

It's estimated that 3 million students vape , a shocking stat to many but not to teachers, who have seen it take over school campuses firsthand. Juul, like other vaping products, has been marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco, lacking smoke and tar. How can you tell?

How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students


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.”

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

The Cornerstone for Teachers

” 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! ?.

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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

3 beliefs that damage teacher relationships with black male students (and how to connect instead)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The majority of my podcast episodes are on topics that will help improve your teaching practices with ALL of your students, but in some cases, I like to talk about specific student populations. And it’s okay to focus for an episode on students of color. Maya Angelou Click To Tweet.