How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

The CoolCatTeacher

Dan Meyer on episode 513 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Dan Meyer @ddmeyer gives us tips and advice for helping kids who hate math learn to love it. Listen Now Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective , and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. Listen to Lisa Scumpieru Give an overview of Hyperdocs Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. On Monday, they’re going to peer edit.

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Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Videos are the modern essay. Of all the things I teach, helping kids tell digital stories through video is probably one of the most important. Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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How to Hold Better Meetings

The CoolCatTeacher

He also talks about how to improve communication between administrators and teachers (including how to get people to read your emails.). Listen to the Show. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Enter to Win! Enter to Win!

Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Videos are the modern essay. Of all the things I teach, helping kids tell digital stories through video is probably one of the most important. Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks.

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How to Make Flipped Classroom Better

The CoolCatTeacher

Make videos for students. Students can stop and start the videos as they wish. I love using videos to teach the point and click software lessons in my classroom. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes . Need a quick explainer video?

How to Teach With Videos

Ask a Tech Teacher

A topic I get a lot of questions on lately is videos. I reviewed mysimpleshow , a new tool that is getting a lot of buzz, and then asked them to share how their digital tool addresses this burgeoning interest in video. To Assess Your Students. Video apps.

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How to Build Great Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Dan Brown talks about practical things we can do to help build great teachers. From best practices to policy, Dan shares what works (and some of what doesn’t.) It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.

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How to Host a Student Media Festival

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Lawrence, a current organizer of the longest running student media festival in the country, shares how to set up and run your own media festival. Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22. It’s up to them.

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How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

Yes, young children have something to say to the world! Danielle shows us how. Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses.

How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word

The CoolCatTeacher

You can use Google AND Microsoft Together You can add Google Drive to Microsoft Office now. Here’s a screencast to get started. There are a few issues to know before you start using it, though. How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word (and Microsoft Office).

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. Places to See Awesome Sketchnotes. 10 VIDEOS].

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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.

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How to Talk to Kids About Poverty

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, he shares his story and encouragement to help teachers reach children from a variety of backgrounds. You’ll want to listen to this encouraging show! Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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How to Pick the Perfect Color and Use it Anywhere

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to Quickly Transcribe Audio Files [Video]

The CoolCatTeacher

So, I’m doing it manually this first time to see if people like it (or not). What I love about this service is both the time stamps and how it links to the audio file. When I’m done, I can export it to Google Docs!

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How to Teach Students Discussion Forums

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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How to Use Diigo’s New Outlining Tool: Social Bookmarking Made Easy

The CoolCatTeacher

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].

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How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan. The goal is to encourage students to read and what Amanda is discovering might surprise you.

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race.

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How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Jadrian Wooten remembers professors instructing him to check out DVD clips from the library when he was an undergrad. And they like to use video to get foundational information super fast.” Video study guides, he says, were a natural next step. “We

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5 Teacher Myths and How to Dispel Them: The Truth About Teaching in America

The CoolCatTeacher

— These are just two of the myths that social studies teacher Aaron Pribble tackles in this motivating, uplifting talk about what it is really like to be a teacher in America today. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 5 Teacher Myths and How to Dispel them.

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50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom [Video]

The CoolCatTeacher

Trying to figure out what’s next? Well, recently I had to record a video just in case the weather wasn’t so great in Pittsburg, Kansas for my virtual keynote. If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here.

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How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

The CoolCatTeacher

You might need to turn off blue light on your phone. I recorded a quick video and am telling everyone I know to make sure they set their iPhones and iPads up this way — especially for kids. It took me two days to get used to but it isn’t that big of a problem for me.

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How to Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

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 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Many of you this summer are going to be working on your personal brand. And I know it’s kind of frustrating because some people just don’t want to have a brand. Perfectly respectful to all the adults.

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12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” These videos help students visualize and explain in their own words their understanding of the topic.

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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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How to Provide Help

Digital Promise

Understanding the appropriate way to seek out help is not a skill every student has. Teachers want to provide help in a way that develops students’ self-awareness and self-efficacy, but that’s complicated, too. Think of goggles: They help swimmers progress to swimming underwater.

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How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

According to Edutopia.org educational assessment is an integral part of instruction and the learning process. Each has its part to play in holistically analyzing students’ learning outcomes. How to explain summative assessment. When to use summative assessment.

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 Create Authentic Connections for Learners with Virtual Exchange

Digital Promise

Because cognition and emotion are interrelated , using authentic audiences to help students make an emotional connection with content will also increase students’ ability to pay attention and retain what they are learning.

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How to Use Virtual Exchange to Make History Meaningful

Digital Promise

In this second post on our series on authentic learning with virtual exchange , HP Teaching Fellow Glen Coleman shares how students are using Skype to learn about history through the lens of contemporary issues. It also sparked urgency and motivated my students to ask Julio questions.

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How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Empatico uses live video, file sharing, a partner classroom at least 300 miles (or 483 kilometers) away, and specially designed activities. I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have seen the power it has to help children be more accepting of people different from themselves.

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Student Project: Problem Solution Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now that my semester has ended I have some time to share some of my students’ projects. I teach English and students are required to complete at least 4 essays throughout one semester. One of my favorite projects is the problem solution essay and video. Student Videos.

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How to Teach Critical Thinking

Ask a Tech Teacher

Subjects like math and science — the ones only “smart” kids do well in — demand that you find patterns, unravel clues, connect one dot to another, and scaffold knowledge learned in prior lessons. Don’t jump in to solve problems. How to Critically Think.

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How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

In this blog post, I’ll share the vocabulary I use for teaching programming, how I teach with Metaverse, and some new features that help us manage our classroom as students program in AR and share with each other. This is because Metaverse is simple and easy to use.