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. from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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Investigating coronavirus media messages through magazine covers

NeverEndingSearch

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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My article for Teach Primary Magazine: Teaching Using Virtual Reality.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote for Teach Primary Magazine. The article explains how to use virtual reality in the classroom. Please subscribe to Teach Primary Magazine to view the full article.

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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. You can learn with education technology specialists who are Google Certified.

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. You can learn with education technology specialists who are Google Certified.

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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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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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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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 [.]. Ed Tech creative commons edtech educational technology images photography photos visual learning

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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 Keep School Rhythm and Routines for Young Children at Home

Edsurge

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 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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Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second. Click to download the PDF transcript or scroll down to read the transcript on this page. When technology is a distraction.

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.

Technology Beyond the Tools

My Island View

I recently read a blog post about how teachers will never be replaced by technology. The author stated that technology was just a “tool for learning”. This had to be among literally hundreds, if not thousands, of similar posts and comments that I have read over the years.

How to be Digitally Literate in an Era of Fake News

Indiana Jen

Television news (both local and national) is still the most prominent source of news, but it is quickly giving way to the internet of things. I have given up my print subscription to various news and magazines sites in favor of their digital platforms. Courtesy of PEW Research.

How to be Digitally Literate in an Era of Fake News

Indiana Jen

Television news (both local and national) is still the most prominent source of news, but it is quickly giving way to the internet of things. I have given up my print subscription to various news and magazines sites in favor of their digital platforms. Courtesy of PEW Research.

What Happens When Technology Fails? 3 Work-Arounds

Ask a Tech Teacher

Has this happened to you? You test it the evening before, several times, just to be sure. Technology enables it to differentiate authentically for the diverse group of learners that walk across your threshold daily. It’s a chance to ask students, What would you do?

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.

Build Empathy and Find Joy—How to Combine Making and Entrepreneurism in Your Classroom

Edsurge

You know how they say antipathy is the mother of invention? Kaun, founder of Makeosity , was running a New York City-based nonprofit that helped teachers bring hands-on STEAM projects into their classrooms, when she started thinking about how much some kids really hate school. They just can’t relate to it," says Kaun. You go to school so you can go to college so you can get a job. But that seems so far away to them. They don’t have to wait.”

The Do's and Don'ts of Project-Based Learning Technology Integration

EdTech Magazine

The Do's and Don'ts of Project-Based Learning Technology Integration. Educators embracing project-based learning to engage students. In PBL, teachers create assignments rooted in the real world to help students build important skills such as problem-solving, communication and teamwork. It allows students to answer that age-old question that they have always asked: Why do I need to know this?” Best Practices to Select Digital Tools for PBL.

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 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 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.”

Build Empathy and Find Joy—How to Combine Making and Entrepreneurism in Your Classroom

Edsurge

You know how they say antipathy is the mother of invention? Kaun, founder of Makeosity , was running a New York City-based nonprofit that helped teachers bring hands-on STEAM projects into their classrooms, when she started thinking about how much some kids really hate school. They just can’t relate to it," says Kaun. You go to school so you can go to college so you can get a job. But that seems so far away to them. They don’t have to wait.”

5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

The Science and Engineering Practices of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) require students to ‘obtain, evaluate, and communicate information’ (NGSS Lead States, 2013). of Education Office of Educational Technology , 2016). Require an email address to create an account.

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.

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.

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Dave Eggers on Finding Creative Refuge From the ‘Lunacy’ of Technology

Edsurge

But the increasingly sophisticated technologies that people have come to rely on should not absolve personal responsibility for learning how to spell, write or communicate, says Dave Eggers. But at the same time, it’s also very inspiring to see these educators at work.

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?

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star - Branding Tips & Tricks First thing I gotta say, I don’t know that I really love the term Library Rockstars because I think ALL Teachers and Librarians are rock stars or has an inner rock star waiting to come out.

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.