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Wibbitz - Convert Text to Video

Wibbitz - Convert Text to Video | Durff | Scoop.it

Wibbitz is a text-to-video platform that can automatically turn any text-based article, post or feed into a short video. Using Wibbitz almost any article, post or feed on the web can be instantly turned into a short video clip.


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Thanks for all of your comments and responses to my question. Perhaps the relative success of using Wibbitz depends upon the platform (if that's the right term!) upon which the web page rests. Interesting idea though.
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Thanks for all of your comments and responses to my question. Perhaps the relative success of using Wibbitz depends upon the platform (if that's the right term!) upon which the web page rests. Interesting idea though.
Dennis T OConnor's comment, November 29, 2012 4:07 PM
I've had nothing but success using this tool. I've used the RSS feeds from my scoop.it magazines to create a Wibbitz news feed that I've placed on several of my blogs. Platform: Chrome +PC
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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17 | Durff | Scoop.it
A conversation with Terry Freedman in episode 104 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Terry Freedman @terryfreedman author of Education Conferences: Teachers’ Guide to Getting the Most out of Education Conferences  talks about how to get the most out of ISTE 2017 or any conference you attend. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . The transcript will be uploaded and posted right here as soon as soon as it is available. This episode is sponsored by Powerschool. I am so excited to be at ISTE with PowerSchool! I will be leading a panel discussion on 5 Key Trends Transforming Teaching Today  at ISTE 2017  on Monday June 26, 2017 at 4pm in room 225 A and B. Come by PowerSchool’s Classroom of the Future in 207A where they will be giving away Apple Watches, Microsoft Surfaces and Amazon Echos. Come by the PowerSchool booth 2918 — I’ll be there some on Monday. For those of you are not at ISTE check out the Unified Classroom at PowerSchool.com/solutions/unified-classroom . Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show     In today’s show, Terry Freedman shares how to get the most out of any conference and especially #iste17 : Deciding your goals for a conference Accomplishing important things at a conference The “killer question” to ask people you meet Finding what you missed (even when you go) Some challenges unique to #iste17 I hope you enjoy this episode with Terry Freedman!   Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @terryfreedman Blog: http://www.ictineducation.org Education Conferences: Teachers’ Guide to Getting the Most out of Education Conferences Full Bio As Submitted Terry Freedman Terry has over 40 years’ experience in education. Roles include teaching (especially hard classes), management in schools, and government agencies. Since 2004 he has been an independent ed tech consultant, writer, trainer, and speaker. He aims in his books and articles to answer two main types of question: So what? and: So what do I do with class X on Friday afternoon? He has embarked on writing and self-publishing a series of teachers’ guides, the first of which is the Education Conferences book mentioned elsewhere. These will be very practical and pragmatic. To be informed of new or impending publications, sign up for Terry’s newsletter. Transcript for this episode To be posted as soon as it is available. Check back soon! The post 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17 appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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TOP EPISODE Of Season 1: Jim Forde, “You’re the Teacher”

TOP EPISODE Of Season 1: Jim Forde, “You’re the Teacher” | Durff | Scoop.it
Encore Episode 101: The Best of Season 1 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jim Forde’s episode, “You’re the Teacher” is the top episode of Season 1 of the 10 minute teacher. Kip, my producer, has remastered and “turned it up” so you can rock out to an inspirational message and song. This week, we’ll be airing 3 encore episodes of the best of Season 1. Thursday and Friday, we’ll air some special ISTE episodes. Then, in July, we’ll take a short break and then come back for Season 2. Hope you enjoy these episodes as some of you in North America start your summertime. ITunes link coming soon Direct download link, just right click and download See the transcript and show notes here www.coolcatteacher.com/e11 In the show, I’m recommending Angela Watson’s upcoming webinars on How to create simple habits of rest and self care that will change your life . I do recommend her 40-hour workweek club  and am an affiliate of the program. The post TOP EPISODE Of Season 1: Jim Forde, “You’re the Teacher” appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Be Brave in the Purple Gatcha from Just Imagine

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The Outfit includes a mesh top in 5 sizes, a cloak with fur, boots, shirt, leather pants, and silver headband. This rare outfit is available now at the Just Imagine booth in Duncannon Court at The Medieval Faire. The Faire is put on to benefit the fight against cancer and sponsored by Relay for Life in SL. Go Medieval on Cancer at the Faire! Visit Just Imagine at -> http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Magical%20Heart/183/59/23
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How Do Kids Learn and Remember? #motivationMonday

How Do Kids Learn and Remember? #motivationMonday | Durff | Scoop.it
A conversation with Andrew Stadel on episode 86 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do kids learn and remember? Teacher Andrew Stadel, @mr_stadel  founder of the popular site estimation180.com , talks about this pursuit of learning in the classroom. This topic is his summer research topic. As you plan your summer and ponder the classroom, look at what you’ll research this summer. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . The transcript will be uploaded and posted right here as soon as soon as it is available. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show     In today’s show, Andrew Stadel talks about his look into learning: Two books Andrew is reading this summer How Andrew picked his topic to study this summer What he’s learned so far about what we remember What does work in the classroom A pep talk about why we show up every day I hope you enjoy this episode with Andrew Stadel! Want to hear another episode on pursuing what we need to learn as teachers? Listen to David Geurin talk about Simple Ways to Find Your Teaching Blindspots in the Classroom. Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @mr_stadel Blog: http://www.estimation180.com Full Bio As Submitted Andrew Stadel Andrew Stadel is a Digital Learning Coach for Tustin Unified School District in California, working with secondary math teachers to use and implement technology in meaningful ways to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics. Andrew is the creator of Estimation 180, www.estimation180.com , a website designed to provide students and teachers with daily challenges to help improve their number sense. Transcript for this episode To be posted as soon as it is available. Check back soon! The post How Do Kids Learn and Remember? #motivationMonday appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Pick up this Faire outfit at the Just Imagine booth

Pick up this Faire outfit at the Just Imagine booth | Durff | Scoop.it
The Mosaic Red & Gold Gown is exlusive to those visiting Just Imagine at the Medieval Faire. The outfit features a high waisted gown with full-length sleeves and a flexi train. Hat, shoes, cloak, and a brooch with veil complete the outfit. The Faire is put on to benefit the fight against cancer and sponsored by Relay for Life in SL. Go Medieval on Cancer at the Faire! Visit Just Imagine at -> http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Magical%20Heart/183/59/23
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Building Your School and Personal Brand

Building Your School and Personal Brand | Durff | Scoop.it
A conversation with Trish Rubin on episode 79 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Trish Rubin @trishrubin teaches us the basics of building your school and personal brand. Enter the book giveaway to win a copy of the book, BrandED , that she co-authored with Eric Sheninger.   Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . The transcript will be uploaded and posted right here at soon as soon as it is available. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show   In today’s show, Trish Rubin discusses what you need to know about school and personal branding: Defining brand as it relates to education The risks of brand myopia in schools The reason we need to change how we communicate The aspects of building a brand Individual teacher brand I hope you enjoy this episode with Trish Rubin! Want to hear another episode on digital schools and learning? Listen to Eric Sheninger talk about digital pedagogy that actually improves learning. Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @trishrubin Blog: http://www.trishrubin.com BrandED: Tell Your Story, Build Relationships and Empower Learning by Eric Sheninger and Trish Rubin Enter the book giveaway contest BrandED Giveaway Contest Full Bio As Submitted Trish Rubin Trish Rubin is an lifetime educator and a “second act” entrepreneur who consults education and business organizations in improved brand communication. She teaches Marketing and Brand Management at CUNY/Baruch College in NYC and consults in K-16 educational professional development and across business, agencies and nonprofit organizations. With Eric Sheninger, she has co-authored the first complete guide to using brand/marketing as tools for empowering schools in a digital/ social media age. Transcript for this episode To be posted as soon as it is available. Check back soon! The post Building Your School and Personal Brand appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Breakout EDU Digital is Awesome (and Free) #breakoutedu

Breakout EDU Digital is Awesome (and Free) #breakoutedu | Durff | Scoop.it
A conversation with Mari Venturino on episode 77 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Mari Venturino @MsVenturino talks about breakout edu digital for edtech tool Tuesday. These challenges are free! (And perfect activities for team building at the end of the school year.) Learn about the challenges and advantages of breakout edu digital. Have fun!   Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Check back soon for the transcript Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show In today’s show, Mari Venturino talks about Breakout EDU digital: Explaining what breakout edu digital is What it teaches The challenges teachers have with it How to use it in the classroom Some examples of the most popular breakout edu games I hope you enjoy this episode with Mari Venturino! Want to hear another episode on Breakout EDU? Listen to Adam Bellow talk about the #BreakoutEDU Box: The Teaching Experience that Has Everyone Talking. Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @MsVenturino Blog: http://blog.mariventurino.com Breakout EDU Digital Full Bio As Submitted Mari Venturino Mari Venturino is a 7th-grade science and AVID teacher and Blended Learning Specialist at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, and is Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction. Mari was awarded the CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher of the Year in 2017. She is the co-founder of Breakout EDU Digital . Transcript for this episode To be posted as soon as it is available. Check back soon! The post Breakout EDU Digital is Awesome (and Free) #breakoutedu appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Paul Solarz and His Student Centered Classroom

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Episode 73 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Paul Solarz @PaulSolarz has a student-centered classroom. His students do just about everything. No, he’s not lazy! The students have purpose and meaning. And Paul is free to just teach! Paul is the author of Learn Like a Pirate . We’re also hosting a giveaway for the book on today’s show! Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Check back to download and read the transcript. I’ll post it when it is ready. Enter the giveaway contest for this book Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show     In today’s show, Paul Solarz talks about how his students lead the classroom: Why Paul relaxes after spring break (it isn’t what you think) How a student-centered classroom flows An example math lesson in Paul’s classroom A different philosophy of teaching Students don’t teach content and why I hope you enjoy this episode with Paul Solarz! Want to hear another episode on being student centered? Listen to Micki Uppena talk about creating a student centered library where kids love to learn. Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @PaulSolarz Blog: http://www.learnlikeapirate.com Learn Like a Pirate Giveaway Contest Full Bio As Submitted Paul Solarz Paul Solarz has been teaching fifth grade at Westgate Elementary School in Arlington Heights, since 1999. He advocates for student-centered teaching practices and a focus on twenty-first century skills attainment. Paul’s students spend time each week pursuing personal interests during Passion Time (a.k.a. Genius Hour) and maintain personal ePortfolios of their work in class. Paul published a book entitled, “Learn Like a PIRATE ,” which gives teachers ideas for empowering students to collaborate and become stronger leaders while effectively leading the classroom. In 2015, he was named a Top 50 Finalist for the Varkey GEMS Global Teacher Prize, and was also named the 2014 Educator of the Year by Illinois Computing Educators. Transcript for this episode To be posted as soon as it is available. Check back soon! The post Paul Solarz and His Student Centered Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Online Learning Is Expanding Like Never Before. Here Are The Reasons.

Online Learning Is Expanding Like Never Before. Here Are The Reasons. | Durff | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when the customary instruction by attending in the classroom was an objective. The headway of science and innovation conveys you to the adjustments in each circle of life. Alongside alternate parts of life, a few advancements have surfaced in the scholarly circles as well. Education is all the more effortlessly and…

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No matter how busy you are online learning offers you a leeway to earn your degree. Here are the details. Start digging.
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5 Ways to Energize Yourself for Great Teaching Every Day #MondayMotivation

5 Ways to Energize Yourself for Great Teaching Every Day #MondayMotivation | Durff | Scoop.it
A conversation with Mark Eichenlaub in episode 71 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Mark Eichenlaub @MarkWEichenlaub talk about taking care of a very important person in your classroom – YOU! We’ll talk about everything from lunchroom food to considering your own energy. I needed this conversation! Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . The transcript will be uploaded soon to this blog post as soon as it is available. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show     In today’s show, Mark talks about energizing yourself: How to get back up when we’re tired A simple way to energize yourself Loving your students is OK How the lunchroom can sabotage our energy When Mark almost left teaching and why he didn’t I hope you enjoy this episode with Mark! Want to hear another episode on being a healthy teacher? Listen to Angela Maiers talk about Unleashing genius and yourself. Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @MarkWEichenlaub Blog: http://www.prosperousteachers.com The Miracle Morning: The Not So Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (before 8 am) by Hal Elrod What do do when you find yourself overcommitted by Michael Hyatt Full Bio As Submitted Mark Eichenlaub Mark is the founder at ProsperousTeachers.com . He is a 7th Grade ELA Teacher and Cross-Country Coach in Flossmoor, Illinois. Mark’s work has been featured in the New York Times and other publications on ways for teachers to earn more money. He focuses on ways to make teaching more meaningful and exciting for both teachers and students at his website and in his classroom. Transcript for this episode To be posted as soon as it is available. Check back soon! The post 5 Ways to Energize Yourself for Great Teaching Every Day #MondayMotivation appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Experience 'Heaven' at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr

Experience 'Heaven' at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr | Durff | Scoop.it
You are cordially invited to attend the opening of an exhibit by Haya on Friday, May 5 at 1:00 pm SLT at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr. Come experience the work of French artist Haya during the opening with DJ Moushou at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/134/140/21
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Award-winning photographer Anibrm Jung at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr

Award-winning photographer Anibrm Jung at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr | Durff | Scoop.it
You are invited to the opening of a new exhibition by Ani (anibrm.jung), on Saturday, May 6 at 1.30 pm SLT (Sunday 10.30 am CET ) at Serena Imagine Arts CTR. DJ Kaz will provide entertainment for the opening of this exhibit by Ani. Please see the attached for additional information.
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Join the 'I Love Italy' Hunt this May!

Join the 'I Love Italy' Hunt this May! | Durff | Scoop.it
Just Imagine is participating in a grid wide hunt this May! This hunt features 50 stops where hunters look for Italian items, Italian style, Italian outfits, Italian furniture - look for the green-white-red heart! The Hunt begins at Chamotte http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chamotte/103/225/21 See Nefeli's blog for hints http://nefelievents.blogspot.it/p/i-love-italy-hunt-applications.html
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BEST OF SEASON 1: iPads in Kindergarten

BEST OF SEASON 1: iPads in Kindergarten | Durff | Scoop.it
The top #edtech tool Tuesday of season 1 with Caitlin Arakawa From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, we unveil the top edtech tool Tuesday of season 1 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast. Caitlin Arakawa tops the list with her show about how she uses iPads in Kindergarten. Listen on iTunes Right click on the link and click Save to download this show To see the show notes and transcript go to www.coolcatteacher.com/e82 In the show, I’m recommending Angela Watson’s upcoming webinars on How to create simple habits of rest and self care that will change your life . I do recommend her 40-hour workweek club  and am an affiliate of the program. The post BEST OF SEASON 1: iPads in Kindergarten appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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How I Became More Productive with Post-it® Brand Products #makeitstick

How I Became More Productive with Post-it® Brand Products #makeitstick | Durff | Scoop.it
Recently, I shared my 21-day productivity challenge sponsored by Post-it® Brand. To prepare, I took a quiz using the Post-it® Brand Productivity Tool to find out what type of planner I am. In that productivity quiz, I found out I’m a “Mindful Maverick” and need visual cues. So, using their recommendations, I changed my productivity system and added […]
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Cecile Schnyder exhibit at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr.

Cecile Schnyder exhibit at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr. | Durff | Scoop.it
You are cordially invited to the exhibit opening of 'Camera's Reflex...ions' , an exhibit by Cecile Schnyder on Monday, June 5 at 1:00pm SLT. Cecile Schnyder is a self-taught photographer whose reflective pieces feature urbanscapes and landscapes in Switzerland and France. The exhibit will be held throughout the month of June at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/112/176/21
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iPads in Kindergarten: Creating, Innovating and Learning

iPads in Kindergarten: Creating, Innovating and Learning | Durff | Scoop.it
A conversation with Caitlin Arakawa on episode 82 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Caitlin Arakawa @caitlin_arakawa shares what she learned in her first year with iPads in kindergarten.  Tools. A DIY Soundbooth. Mistakes. Benefits. She shares it all. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . The transcript will be uploaded and posted right here at soon as soon as it is available. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show     In today’s show, Caitlin Arakawa talks about iPads in kindergarten and shares: Her favorite apps A cool teacher hack to make sound proof booths The best thing about iPads Her biggest mistake Her assessment of the classroom improvements I hope you enjoy this episode with Caitlin Arakawa! Want to hear another episode on iPads in the classroom? Listen to Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen talk about awesome iPad apps for the elementary classroom. Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @caitlin_arakawa DIY Sound Booth – This video shows a DIY sound booth with foam and Ikea crates but there are other options as well. There is no doubt that this hack works, so find the option that suits your budget. Full Bio As Submitted Caitlin Arakawa Caitlin Arakawa is a 2nd year kindergarten teacher in Redlands, California. She teaches at an IB PYP school that has a focus in STEAM. Transcript for this episode To be posted as soon as it is available. Check back soon! The post iPads in Kindergarten: Creating, Innovating and Learning appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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5 Ways to Teach How the Brain Learns

5 Ways to Teach How the Brain Learns | Durff | Scoop.it
A conversation with Ramona Persaud on episode 80 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Ramona Persaud @ramonap director of the film, Grey Matters , talks about how we can teach kids the way the brain learns. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . The transcript will be uploaded and posted right here at soon as soon as it is available. Just type in www.coolcatteacher.com/e80  to come back. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show In today’s show, Ramona Persaud gives five tips directly related to how the brain learns: Understanding stress and the brain Relating knowledge to prior knowledge How the brain changes Thoughts on teaching for mastery The proper place of memorization I hope you enjoy this episode with Ramona Persaud! Want to hear another episode on brain-friendly classrooms? Listen to Rob Donatelli talk about 5 Easy Brain Breaks for your classroom. Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @ramonap Film: http://www.greymattersdocumentary.com The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st-Century Schools by Mariale Hardiman Full Bio As Submitted Ramona Persaud Ramona Persaud is an independent documentary filmmaker and founder of Change the Lens Productions. Change the Lens Productions specializes in social issue documentaries that are both entertaining and thought-provoking, nudging viewers to examine their life, their perspective, and their overall world view in the context of the stories they’ve just viewed. GREY MATTERS is Persaud’s second film; the first, IT’S A DIFFERENT WORLD , explores the world of autism through the eyes of three autistic children. The documentary Grey Matters is based on the book “The Brain Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools ” by Dr. Mariale Hardiman. The documentary offers practical, “use right now” information for teachers, that are based on research. Transcript for this episode To be posted as soon as it is available. Check back soon! The post 5 Ways to Teach How the Brain Learns appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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A Stress Free Plan for Closing Out Your Classroom

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A conversation with Angela Watson on episode 78 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Watson @angela_watson teaches us a stress-free plan for closing out your classroom. See also her 5 Summer Secrets for a Stress free Fall video series . Check out the 40-hour Teacher Workweek Club Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . The transcript will be linked here as soon as it is available. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show     In today’s show, Angela Watson talks about the best way to close down your classroom at the end of the school year: Why taking things down too soon can cause behavior problems How to have students help without chaos A simple system for getting the work done Ending the school year with less stress What you should have students do I hope you enjoy this episode with Angela Watson! Want to hear another episode on how to thrive at the end of the school year? Listen to me talk about How to make it to the end of the school year. Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @angela_watson Blog: https://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/ Summer Secrets for a Stress Free Fall [Free Series mentioned in the show] We mention the 40 hour workweek club, take this quiz to see if this is right for you. Information on the 40-hour workweek club Some of the links are affiliate links . Full Bio As Submitted Angela Watson Angela Watson is National Board Certified Teacher currently working as an instructional coach and educational consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. She has published four books  for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog  since 2003. Angela is the creator of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club an online professional development program that has supported teachers with productivity in over 10,000 schools. Her Sunday podcast called Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers  is entering its 6th season, providing motivation and encouragement to teachers on a weekly basis. Transcript for this episode To be posted as soon as it is available. Check back soon! The post A Stress Free Plan for Closing Out Your Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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20 Excellent Apps for University Students curated by Educators' Tech

20 Excellent Apps for University Students curated by Educators' Tech | Durff | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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This article features some of the most useful apps university students are encouraged to explore. The apps are into 10 categories, which for each category two apps are identified that go with it. A table is also included below the visual where links to the featured apps are found.
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Great apps to be used by any students undertaking the quest for knowledge. Rescooped via Jan Swanpoel's curated collection.
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Great insight into useful apps I can use/unaware of.
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How to Use Google Keep in the Classroom

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A conversation with Crystal Koenig on episode 72 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Crystal Koenig talks about Google Keep. She uses it to organize her students, clubs, and so many things. She’ll share her tips and tricks and even when she decides to use Evernote instead. Learn all about this tool that has educators talking (especially those with Chromebooks.) Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Transcript will be posted here as soon as it is available. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show     In today’s show, Crystal Koenig shares how she uses Google Keep in the classroom: Letting students personalize the classroom by requesting topics to be taught Integrating Google Keep and Google Docs Differences between Google Keep and Evernote Photo recognition in Google Keep Location reminders in Google Keep I hope you enjoy this episode with Crystal Koenig! Want to hear another episode on productivity and organizing? Listen to Aaron Sams talk about 5 Ways to Master Tech and Not Be Its Slave. Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @Using Google Keep and Evernote to Collaborate and Organize Blog: https://plus.google.com/+CrystalKoenigSupermtvtr Google Keep Evernote Full Bio As Submitted Crystal Koenig Crystal is a certified gifted education facilitator, eMINTS trainer, Professional Learning Community Leader, educational instructional and technology coach, and behavior specialist. She as worked in the education field for the last 15 years at Perry County School District #32 in Perryville, Missouri. She also sponsors National Junior Honor Society, yearbook, and scholar bowl. She is an advocate for gifted education students as a director on the board of the Gifted Association of Missouri. She is an avid reader, a life long learner and a bibliophile. She is the author of the Supermotivator’s Blog , providing motivation, inspiration, as well as technology tips and tricks. Ms. Koenig’s classroom is based on inquiry, problem and project based learning. Transcript for this episode Transcript will be posted as soon as it is available. Check back soon! The post How to Use Google Keep in the Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Enjoy the 'I Love Italy' Hunt this May!

Enjoy the 'I Love Italy' Hunt this May! | Durff | Scoop.it
Just Imagine is participating in a grid wide hunt this May! This hunt features 50 stops where hunters look for Italian items, Italian style, Italian outfits, Italian furniture - look for the green-white-red heart! The Hunt begins at Chamotte http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chamotte/103/225/21 See Nefeli's blog for hints http://nefelievents.blogspot.it/p/i-love-italy-hunt-applications.html
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Helping Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

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Dan Meyer talks math on episode #69 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast 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. He explains the 3-Act method of teaching. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Transcript available here soon for download and by scrolling down to the bottom of this post Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show     In today’s show, Dan Meyer talks about how to help kids who hate math learn it and get excited: 3 Act Math explanation How to make math real to kids Some fun websites to use How to get started if you’re nervous about trying something new in math class Some exciting ideas to liven up math class I hope you enjoy this episode with Dan Meyer! Want to hear another episode on math breakthroughs? Listen to Kitty Tripp talk about her word problem breakthroughs . Full Bio As Submitted Dan Meyer Dan Meyer @ddmeyer  taught high school math to students who didn’t like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and TED.com. He earned his doctorate from Stanford University in math education and is the Chief Academic Officer at Desmos where he explores the future of math, technology, and learning. He has worked with teachers internationally and in all fifty United States. He was named one of Tech & Learning’s 30 Leaders of the Future. He lives in Oakland, CA. http://blog.mrmeyer.com Transcript of How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It with Dan Meyer – Episode 69 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Transcript coming soon see www.coolcatteacher.com/e69 The post Helping Kids Who Hate Math Learn It appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development

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I began to think about the kinds of professional learning we offer at Powerful Learning Practice and asked myself if we were honoring what teachers want. We are a small, intimate group here at PLP, but we have huge hearts and an extensive amount of combined experience both in and out of the classroom when it comes to pedagogy and future ready learning.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 1, 7:32 PM

Some things just don't change much over the years. I've said it (many times) before and I'll say it again: if we expect our teachers to provide authentic and relevant learning opportunities for students, we shouldn't be surprised when they expect the same from their professional development.

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Feed the Future

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Non-Profit 501c3 Update 501c3 Update! FTFF would like to thank all of its angel donors, family, and friends for being patient in our quest to become a non-profit in order to help better serve our needy students. We are, effective February 20, 2014, a 501c3 charitable organization (public charity). We are extremely excited to have this opportunity to carry on with our mission! Thank you all, we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support! We’re currently accepting donations via Paypal, and are working hard to help identify schools with students lunch accounts that are unfunded or underfunded. Your donations go to pay these balances off so kids can have a healthy lunch that helps them think and succeed in school. Be a Lunch Angel—please donate: By Paypal
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