How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Resources to Learn More.

How to navigate the new device-agnostic classroom

eSchool News

Technology in the classroom is nothing new; most of today’s educators have embraced the ability to draw upon an increasingly diverse array of digital tools and programs to enrich their lessons. How can I ensure my digital learning ecosystem will support my students?

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The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Download the transcript PDF by clicking here or scroll down to read it on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. Three components to help teach vocabulary. How modeling vocabulary acquisition is important.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

The fascination over the differences between extroverts and introverts, how they communicate, and what they need, is by far, one of the most compelling topics over the past decade. There is no better time to recognize and make accommodating adjustments in both ecosystems.

Flipping learning by design: How to use cognitive science research to design flipped classrooms that help people learn best

Turn to Your Neighbor

The Fall 2016 edition of Leadership: Journal of Post-secondary Leaders just published a new article called Flipping by Design. The article goes on to lay out how to most effectively design classrooms for learning using the game-changing learning strategy, retrieval practice.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom.

How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses

The Hechinger Report

Ron Smith (left), a middle school network superintendent in Oakland, speaks to Jaime Aquino of New Leaders during a “learning walk” at a local middle school. But they didn’t really have the technical language to express it.”. That doesn’t equate to results.

How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Scroll down to download her free getting started guide. (I This is such a great program that I asked Angela if I could link up with her to recommend her program to all of my readers. I’m in the club and ready to go!! How does this program work? How to Guides.

How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How do we cultivate these skills in our students? I have long admired her work, her blog, and the personal flair she brings to everything she does. edchat Click To Tweet.

How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind

EdNews Daily

As I reflect back on her childhood, I tend to do what many parents do: compare her life now to how my life was as a teenager then -my then seems like a different planet. To say parenting and childhood have changed over the past thirty years is an understatement. Robyn D.

6 ways to improve PD in STEM for every grade level

eSchool News

At the secondary level, studies show that about 33 percent of middle school math and science teachers and 30 percent of high school chemistry and physics teachers didn’t major in these fields and haven’t earned a certificate to teach them.

Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here’s how to get started.

The Cornerstone Blog

Makerspace is a rapidly growing trend in schools across the country, but to be honest, I’ve never implemented one myself, and I can’t quite picture the logistics of orchestrating a Makerspace. How do kids know what to do? Time to review circuits and switches.

5 reasons why blended learning programs fail-and how to save them

eSchool News

Whether it’s botched rollouts, network snafus, or general apathy that kills an initiative, many telling signs can be traced back to the planning and initial support stages. Creating a successful blended learning program isn’t a race, and ours has taken nearly a decade to achieve.

Discipline Outdoes Talent—Here’s How

Fractus Learning

The grade we never want to have to give. Are some students simply doomed to low marks forever? Can their brains only struggle to deliver D-level work? How do we help our students learn to prioritize appropriately? 6 Tips to Teach a Student Discipline.

How to Build Entrepreneurs in Your Classrooms by @hejames1008

My Paperless Classroom

You may have read the title of this article and thought, Why would I want to build entrepreneurs in my classroom? The post How to Build Entrepreneurs in Your Classrooms by @hejames1008 appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

How to Compare and Contrast Authentically

Ask a Tech Teacher

To students, knowing how to ‘compare and contrast’ sounds academic, not real world, but we teachers know most of life is choosing between options. I don’t want to make the decision for them; I want them to mentally compare and contrast.

Warning: These fraud attacks are wreaking havoc on education

eSchool News

Despite warnings from the IRS in early February, employees continue to fall victim to the bad guys’ ploys. The employee falls victim to the fake email, shares confidential information and the damage is immediately done. How-to Safety & Security Top News

How to Connect Data to Effect Meaningful Change

Edsurge

Its roots can be traced back to the 1990s when Congress reauthorized Johnson’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Improving America’s Schools Act (IASA) required the development or adoption of state assessments and tied them to Title I funds. These assessments, as well as the later assessments under NCLB, were originally envisioned as an effective means to measure student learning and hold educators accountable, but the results haven’t lived up to the promise.

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8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry

iLearn Technology

Kiddle editors hand choose sites that deliver content that is age-appropriate and written in easy to understand language. Best of all, Kiddle’s image and video searches brings about the results you would expect it to for kids. This is a powerful addition to inquiry.

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What helps kids really learn

The CoolCatTeacher

How do kids learn and remember? As you ponder the classroom, look at what you’ll research to become a better teacher. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, has some fantastic courses for history teachers and those wanting to learn about technology.

How to Monetize Your Education Technology Product (Hint: Positioning Is Paramount)

Edsurge

Lately I’ve seen quite a few edtech companies that hope to graduate from offering a free product to actually monetizing it. Perhaps that’s a sign of their business’ growing maturity, or maybe it’s because in today’s tighter investment climate, their investors are urgently demanding to know how they will make money. How do your customers see you? If you’re building a curriculum solution or a technology platform for districts, then you will have to sell top down.

Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety

iLearn Technology

What it is: Be Internet Awesome is a fantastic new way to help your students make the most of the Internet by being prepared to make wise decisions as they navigate and interact online. Don’t Fall for Fake- teaching students how to discern real from fake online.

How to make Cleveland ‘great again’

The Hechinger Report

CLEVELAND— Cleveland Metropolitan School District has a countdown clock to Election Day on its website. When city residents head to the polls that day, they’ll be doing more than picking a president. Officials gave themselves till 2016 to show progress.

8 Tips to Maximize Your Note Taking Efficiency

Fractus Learning

How do we keep up? The first question: to hand-write or to type? Often, we’re told to review our notes daily, re-write them, go over them. Some tips to taking good notes: 1. This way, when it comes time to study, you know what to test yourself on.

Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Experiences in Under 2 Min.

iLearn Technology

What it is: Aurasma is an app (also a website) that allows learners to quickly create augmented reality experiences for others. Aurasma makes it simple to quickly create these types of experiences for others.

Check123: Video Encyclopedia

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Check 123 into your classroom: Check123 is a great place for students to begin their research. The short format gives students just enough information to whet their appetites and encourage additional questioning.

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How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone Blog

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations.

My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

How to integrate My Simple Show into the classroom: My Simple Show is a fantastic option for digital storytelling. Students begin by choosing to write their own script, or by uploading a Power Point presentation. this is an awesome way to check for understanding!),

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How to respond to rude, disrespectful student attitudes

The Cornerstone Blog

I’ve written A LOT about behavior management: creating a strong, positive classroom culture and being proactive, as well as what to do about extreme student behaviors and how to undo your classroom management mistakes. Want to listen to Robyn instead of read?

Photomath: Scan math problems for immediate step-by-step instructions

iLearn Technology

With Photomath , students can scan a math problem and learn how to solve it with step by step instructions and an answer. How to integrate Photomath into the classroom: On the surface, the Photomath app might look like the ultimate way for students to “cheat” their learning.

Making & Science with Google

iLearn Technology

They can also use the app to record observations, organize data, and add observational notes. How to integrate Making & Science with Google in your classroom: The Science Journal app makes any Android phone or Chromebook computer into a scientific tool that students can use to collect data on light, sound, and motion. The activities included encourage students to explore the world as scientists and makers.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

Nick Garvin , the founder of StackUp , was fresh out of school and wanted to apply for a job at Tesla Motors. His traditional resume failed to document the thousands of hours that he spent online in self-taught learning about the automotive industry.

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

Create social graphics that are stunning and easy to share (you know the kind: flyers, memes, posters, ads). The example above took under 2min to create and share! Produce and share impressive videos for storytelling, projects, or to share to social media.

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Acquisition & the Teacher

Fractus Learning

Textbooks all focus on it, seminars are dedicated to it and training programs will not pass you if you cannot demonstrate it in your classroom. I’ll start by readdressing Student Centred Learning, outlining what our goal really is when we decide to work towards a student-centered classroom.

DragonBox Math Apps: Teaching students to think like mathematicians

iLearn Technology

I was first introduced to DragonBox through their Algebra app. DragonBox Numbers is for kids who are new to numbers, counting, addition, and subtraction. As they play, children learn about how big numbers work, and how to perform long addition and subtraction.

123D Design: The simplest (FREE) way to get ideas into 3D

iLearn Technology

What it is: 123D Design is a free super powerful, but simple to use, 3D creation and editing tool. There is also a quick start guide and a library of video tutorials that will explain how the different tools within the app work. Tips: Sign up to become a member of Autodesk 123D.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research.

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology

What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. With a focus on fractions and decimals, Woot Math allows students many inroads to understanding. Do all of your students have access to a technology device?

How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines

Edsurge

My kids love it whenever they get the chance to use technology as part of the writing process. My job is to make sure that the tech use is meaningful and purposeful - when used correctly technology can help enhance and transform my lessons, provide real-world activities, and increase student engagement. We all strive to develop students with the skills necessary to be successful after high school graduation. We all want our students to write more.

“…many kids are learning how to be good at going to school.” #InnovatorsMindset

The Principal of Change

This quote on the importance of curiosity connected a lot to what I wrote about in “ The Innovator’s Mindset “: Curious kids learn how to learn, and how to enjoy it —and that, more than any specific body of knowledge, is what they will need to have in the future.