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4 Steps to Improve Student Engagement

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeromie Heath on episode 558 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Engaging students can be a challenge. Today, join in the conversations about learning and engagement and all your own thoughts on social media.

Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement #MondayMotivation #tlap

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Great teachers attract their students to today’s topic of learning like a 3-year old boy to a mud puddle. Hooking students into a lesson is part of our essential craft of teaching.

Positive Impact

A Principal's Reflections

The title of my 15 minute presentation was "School Improvement One Character at a Time." I used this opportunity to discuss the positive impact that social media has had on the culture of my school and professional growth as a school leader. Here are 6 ways I am using social media in education to improve teaching, learning, and leading: Communication. Student Engagement. Is social media having a positive impact on your work as an educator?

What Matters to Students

A Principal's Reflections

It was a great experience because the educators really ensured that we were taking everything we possibly could from everything presented to us. Change Guest Blog Post New Milford High School Opinion Student engagement student-centered learning

In the Hands of the Students: The Classroom Computer

Inquire and Inspire

In further developing 21st Century classrooms and learners , it''s vital that we move beyond using technology to enhance teacher-led instruction, but rather as tools to assist student-led discovery. Ideally, students should be free to use the computer for research purposes as needs arise.

Top Google News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year’s conference highlighted so many ways to use Google to engage learners and make grading, assessment, feedback, pbl, gamification, student engagement, collaboration, student choice, and student voice easy to do! I recommend following the presenters.

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How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education, Cathy Rubin, Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How much time should a student spend at school? In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere.

Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news


For this generation, news is social, visual, and fast. News is often overwhelming, and it can be difficult for students to tell what news is true and what is false. How students engage with news (executive summary).

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Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Creative applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud are helping students develop soft skills employers value. Test Adobe Spark, free for educators and a user-friendly tool for creating video, social media graphics and web pages. Twitter.

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Re-evaluating the Risks of Public Scholarship


Last week I attended the HASTAC Conference , an interdisciplinary conference from the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (one of the oldest and most active academic social networks around).

What Are Your EdTech Resolutions?


Twitter: @TechEdShow ([link]. Invest time in social media. Twitter. Share lessons, images of students engaged in activities to social media. Introduce something New to your students. Need a Presenter? Download.

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5 Top Ways Technology Benefits Project Based Learning


Project based learning (PBL) is a great way to have students engage authentically and dig deep into content related topics that are driving their curiosity. Encouraging students to use their devices for PBL will benefit their motivation and provide depth to their projects.

Daily Motivations and More with Buncee!


My students have used Buncee to create presentations for project-based learning, to tell about their family or daily routine, talk about foods, to teach a lesson on augmented and virtual reality, or even just to create some “about me” Buncees to share with classmates as well as their global peers.

Generation Z’s Are Starting College, But Are Universities Ready For Them?

EdNews Daily

After all, in the same way Millennials presented unique challenges and opportunities, so will Generation Z. For one thing, as the first generation to not know a world without the internet, Gen Zers view digital media as an indispensable resource. Guest article by Dan Lauer.

Leading With Video

A Principal's Reflections

As Tiland continues to explain, the use of video in society extends well beyond entertainment: It has become a critical component in business, politics, communication, social media and even in music. Since Periscope is owned by Twitter it automatically links to your Twitter account.

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Generation Z Is Starting College, But Are Universities Ready For Them?

EdNews Daily

After all, in the same way Millennials presented unique challenges and opportunities, so will Generation Z. For one thing, as the first generation to not know a world without the internet, Gen Zers view digital media as an indispensable resource. Guest article by Dan Lauer.

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). Can be downloaded for offline use, emailed, and/or shared via social media.


5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Maurer on episode 140 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Vicki: Yeah, you know, teacher engagement comes before student engagement, doesn’t it? STEAM Idea #2: Find out what students love.

Most Popular Posts of 2014 and All Time

The Innovative Educator

Most of the popular posts focus on best practices for presenting and screentime. Post Comments Page Views Date 5 Ideas to Make Lectures and Presentations Interactive 52 5262 8/31/2014 Going #BYOD ? Post Page views Does Twitter have a minimum age requirement? Jun 13, 2013, 29746 Using Cell Phones to Support Student Engagement. Feb 5, 2011, 22397 20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education.


Creation just got even better with Buncee!


One of my favorite things about teaching, besides working with my students, is finding new and engaging ways to have students create and show their learning. We were thrilled when students realized that they could share their work seamlessly by sharing to Google Classroom.

Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum


These include: More engaged studentsStudents are often more engaged when material is presented with digital tools. Technologies actively engage the students through problem-solving games, quicker study methods, and unlimited potential for research.

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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices


While pushing students to learn outside our classrooms is a step in the right direction, how do we ensure that these experiences lead to deeper learning ? Accept Immediate Inquiry Creating a culture of inquiry starts by piquing student interest and then slowly releasing students to seek the answers to their questions about complex problems. Both of these apps offer wonderful ways to keep students organized and connected during the research or project process.

60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks – SULS009

Shake Up Learning

The post 60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks – SULS009 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But we have to find tools that will engage and inspire our students to be creative thinkers and innovators. 60 Tools to Inspire Students with #Chromebooks!

My Edublog Awards Nominations for 2011


The Edublog Awards were started about 7 years ago to counteract the trend of blocking social media in school districts and celebrate the educational power of these resources. This is all in addition to her dedication to interpersonal engagement on Twitter.

A Guide for Bringing the SAMR Model to iPads


The SAMR model allows you the opportunity to evaluate why you are using a specific technology, design tasks that enable higher-order thinking skills, and engage students in rich learning experiences. Students are motivated to write for their peers and engage with a global network.

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The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

Fractus Learning

Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools – Mary Cay Ricci.

It’s Not About the Tool


No teacher has ever said, “I don’t want to do what is best for my students.” What do you do when you have a student that says they are not good at math or cannot do the work? So why do these very teachers, who are so good at getting the most out of students, balk at doing the same for themselves? . So as a team we agreed to each learn one app, try it out with our students, and if successful, share it with the rest of the team. . Twitter: @smilelearning.

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps


Meanwhile, the most enthusiastic listeners whisper to each other, or form mini-groups outside the conference walls, maybe even at a social gathering later that day. For the first hour, I attended a session on student blogging.

Digital Storytelling and Stories for the Desktop


It is great differentiation for all students including ELs , gifted, and special needs. It increases student engagement in a meaningful and relevant task. I might even do the first one as a whole group with parts and roles shared by the students.

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you haven''t been a volunteer moderator before, there''s nothing quite like the camaraderie and the excitement that develops jumping in and out of session rooms and helping presenters and participants have a great experience.


This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. As part of the technoLanguages series, there will be a monthly ''Live'' session on the 2nd Monday with a prepared presentation etc, and then on the 4th Monday of the month, a ''Drop-In'' session where participants can ask more questions, tell their own stories and talk about what interests them.