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TED Curator Chris Anderson On The Conference's Past, Present & Future

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Is TED elitist? Curator Chris Anderson talks about what it took to get here, where TED is going and his organization's real-world role.
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Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM

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A conversation with Candace Hisey on Episode 43 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration. With both extended and daily projects, students watch science, technology, engineering, and math come alive in all of their classes. Hear how Candace does it in today’s Wonderful Wednesday classroom tour and why she’ll never go back to the “old” way of teaching. Scroll down for links and pictures! Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” In today’s show, we’ll discuss: The incredible element “museum” project where students integrate all subjects and their work in chemistry during tenth grade Flexible teaching time and how she uses it to integrate learning with other teachers Simple ways Candace brings research non-fiction into her language arts class Science Fridays in Language class The most transformational thing Candace has done in her experience in this new form of teaching I hope you enjoy this episode with Candace! Selected Links from this Episode Some of the links below are affiliate links . This means that a percentage of the sale price will be paid to me by the vendor for the referral. This is done at no additional cost to the purchaser. @MissHisey Bio-Med Science Academy The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Love, Madness and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum “Return to Paradise ” New Yorker article about the meeting between John Milton and Galileo The Anatomy of Fear by Psychology Today NPR Science Fridays Download the Transcript Full Bio Candace Hisey Candace Hisey is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University and has been teaching Language Arts at Bio-Med Science Academy for three years. She is a strong proponent of interdisciplinary education, and this year she has been working with the chemistry instructor to build an integrated curriculum for tenth grade. Pictures of the Projects Candace discusses in the show, used with her permission. Berrilium in the Museum of the Elements The post Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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How to use Gboard dictation to improve iOS dictation | Cult of Mac

How to use Gboard dictation to improve iOS dictation | Cult of Mac | Durff | Scoop.it
Google's Gboard is a great alternative iOS keyboard, and now it lets you dictate messages. Here's how to set up and use Gboard dictation.
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Wear the Madrigal outfit to your next event - at Just Imagine

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This lovely lace top and flowing skirt outfit fits classic avatars with a shirt and bra as well as mesh avatar with omega appliers for the shirt and bra. The long mesh skirt comes in 5 sizes for your convenience. Available now in our mainstore http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/215/205/21
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5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America

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Episode 40 of #10MT Interviews Daisy Dyer Duerr From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Daisy Dyer Duerr @DaisyDyerDuerr reimagines what rural education can be. Rural education has a significant majority of perpetually impoverished counties in America. Additionally, only 55% of rural America has broadband access versus 94% of urban America. This digital divide and poverty create unique challenges. Daisy gives us five ideas to address them. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Promoting more broadband access Helping schools no longer be engines of Exodus but places of opportunity The need for more rural education advocacy An example of a rural program from the Farm Bureau that is an exemplary idea we can use in education An idea for partnering with higher education to better understand the specific needs of rural education. I hope you enjoy this episode with Daisy! Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @DaisyDyerDuerr Blog: http://www.daisydyerduerr.com Rural Broadband Stats: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/bd00ababdd344f69a27ab19c4964c6dd/technology-improving-%E2%80%93-why-rural-broadband-access-still Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Download the Transcript Full Bio Daisy Dyer Duerr Daisy Dyer Duerr, EdS As the CEO of Redesigning Rural Education, LLC, Daisy is a National Keynote Speaker, Education Consultant, and Leadership Coach. She is an NASSP Digital Principal, and was a featured panelist & Principal of 1st rural school featured @ Digital Learning Day Live! (2015). Daisy spent her last 4 years in public education (2011-2015) as a “Turnaround Principal” of a Rural, Isolated, Pre-K-12 Public School. She’s served as Principal of 2 Schools recognized as “Model Schools” by Dr. Daggett’s ICLE. Daisy testified in front of the FCC in Washington, D.C. as an advocate for Rural Broadband. Daisy currently hosts “Totally Rural ,” a National Podcast bringing attention to Rural Business and Education issues, promoting advocacy in across the rural American space. Daisy continues to be an advocate for ALL students in every ZIP CODE. She was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Lyon College in 2015 & also appeared on Arkansas Times’ “2015 Top 20 Innovators in Arkansas” list. www.daisydyerduerr.com The post 5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Eric Sheninger Talks About Digital Pedagogy That Improves Learning

Eric Sheninger Talks About Digital Pedagogy That Improves Learning | Durff | Scoop.it
Episode 39 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger challenges us to move to the next level with digital technologies. We can’t use tech because it is “cool and new.” It must improve learning. If it doesn’t improve learning, why are we spending the money? Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Subscribe to the Show Thank you Eric for donating Digital Leadership as the give away contest for this show. You can enter here . “ Just because kids are engaged doesn’t necessarily equate to the fact that they’re actually learning. @E_Sheninger—ERIC SHENINGER In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Why we need evidence that learning is improving Shifting assessment strategies that help students show what they understand Arguments for student (and teacher) portfolios of learning Why curriculum is no longer a valid argument against technology Encouragement for teachers who feel like an island of innovation with technology. I hope you enjoy this episode with Eric! Want to hear another Thought Leader Thursday on Digital Leadership? Hear Steven Anderson talk about Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @E_Sheninger Blog: http://ericsheninger.com/ For more on Portfolios See: Building Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw Eric’s Book: Digital Leadership Eric’s Book: Uncommon Learning: Creating Schools that Work for Kids The Giveaway Contest for This Show Download the Transcript   Full Bio Eric Sheninger Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement. He has emerged as an innovative leader, best selling author, and sought after speaker. Digital Leadership by Eric Sheninger The post Eric Sheninger Talks About Digital Pedagogy That Improves Learning appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech | Durff | Scoop.it
Episode 37 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. Learn how to get results. Pick some tools. Accelerate learning. Monica’s book comes out today! Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.”   In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment What are some of Monica’s favorite tools for formative assessment How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt What is the biggest mistake teachers make when using formative assessment What you should do with the data from formative assessment so that it improves learning I hope you enjoy this episode with Monica! Want to hear another Tech Tool Tuesday? Hear Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen’s top iPad apps for the elementary classroom. Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @ClassTechTips Blog: http://www.classtechtips.com Kahoot Today’s Meet Brain POP Spark Post 4 Ways to Use Spark Post for a Virtual Exit Slip by Monica Burns Explain Everything Reshan Richards Nearpod Socrative SMART Learning Suite Padlet How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching by Vicki Davis Let’s Recap Seesaw Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw Download Transcript Full Bio Monica Burns Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com . As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia. Monica is the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom (Corwin Press, 2016) and #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin Press, 2017). Monica visits schools across the country to work with PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. She also provides support to organizations using technology to reach children and families in need. Her mission is to help educators place tasks before apps and promote deeper learning with technology. You can find out more about working with Monica, and her books and resources by visiting ClassTechTips.com . The post Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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5 Ideas to Amp Up Chromebooks

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John Sowash shares ideas on the 10-Minute Teacher Episode 35 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today John Sowash @rsowash talks formative assessment, multimedia, and the must-have apps for Chromebooks. Today he gives us five ideas to amp up our Chromebook classroom. Many of these tools and tips will work for any device that can access the Web. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Subscribe now Today’s Giveaway Contest We’re giving away two copies of John’s book The Chromebook Classroom . Enter below. 10-Minute Teacher Giveaway: The Chromebook Classroom Book by John Sowash In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Formative assessment Multimedia Projects Station Learning Screencasting Ideas As he says, “Lectures that don’t suck” I hope you enjoy this episode with John! Want to hear more about edtech and apps? Listen to Jennifer Gonzalez talk about 5 Edtech Tools to Try Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @rsowash Blog: http://electriceducator.blogspot.com/ Google Forms Socrative Quizziz Kahoot Flubaroo How to Use the New Explore Feature in Google Sheets by Tech Republic Canva ThingLink PowToon YouTube Editor Booktrack Classroom Screencastify Pear Deck Google Docs Pixlr SoundTrap WeVideo Download the Transcript Full Bio John Sowash John Sowash is an experienced classroom teacher, former school administrator, author of The Chromebook Classroom , and founder of the Google Certification Academy. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited John to come and share with them. You can connect with John via his blog (electriceducator.com ) or Twitter (@jrsowash ). Josh has a free 5 lesson email course to help teacher develop their Chromebook Classroom. A great resource to help teachers begin exploring the potential of chromebooks in the classroom – http://www.chrmbook.com/developing-your-chromebook-classroom-2/ The post 5 Ideas to Amp Up Chromebooks appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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How Perla Zamora and Her students in Mexico are Tearing Down Walls

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Episode #34 The 10-Minute Teacher on Global Collaboration From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Perla Zamora @pzamoraats from Tampico, Mexico is tearing down walls. For thought leader Thursday, today, ask yourself how you’re connecting your classroom to the world. Listen Now   Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Never miss another episode. Click one of these buttons to subscribe now. In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Ways Perla is connecting her classroom to other classrooms Overcoming fears of connecting with other classrooms The most important thing she’s learned as she connects her students to other classrooms I hope you enjoy this episode with Perla! If you want to hear another Thought Leader Thursday episode, listen to Dr. Brad Johnson talk about 5 Things That Harm a Child’s Ability to Succeed . Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @pzamoraats Padlet Lucid Press Lucid Chart Download the Transcript Full Bio Perla Zamora Ms. Perla Zamora @pzamoraats is a passionate teacher and Technology advisor in the American School of Tampico. Her curiosity took her into “The Flat Connection Project” in 2012. That was the beginning of a journey for her students to interact and learn while, appreciating and valuing different cultures. Her adventurous spirit lead her to be in contact with teachers around the world. Her experience in this field is documented in the book “The Global Educator ”. The post How Perla Zamora and Her students in Mexico are Tearing Down Walls appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Epic Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

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Episode #32 with Scottish Maths Teacher Chris Smith From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Chris Smith @aap03102 is a Maths teacher from Scotland where his irrational passion for Pi earns him geeky renown. He is an enthusiastic ambassador for the beauty and usefulness of Mathematics and shares this message with his anyone who will listen. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Subscribe now       In today’s show, we’ll discuss: How Chris’ car became the centerpiece of one Pi Day The Pi-M-C-A song that won Chris’ classroom international attention The Math-sterpiece his class is creating this year How to make math more exciting all year long How to find your spark for math again I hope you enjoy this episode with Chris! Excited to unveil this ‘Mathsterpiece’ on #PiDay …Each pixel (pi-xel!) is an individual photo of someone holding a digit of π! #PiDay2017 pic.twitter.com/Lw375mNs3y — Chris Smith (@aap03102) March 14, 2017 Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @aap03102 TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TACPw5NtUk Pi M C A Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FHuZaboPho Download Transcript Full Bio Chris Smith Chris Smith is a Maths teacher from Scotland where his irrational passion for Pi earns him geeky renown. He is an enthusiastic ambassador for the beauty and usefulness of Mathematics and shares this message with his anyone who will listen. Chris writes a free weekly Maths newsletter for teachers with puzzles, lesson ideas, resources, Maths facts- if you’d like to join the list of almost 2000 subscribers, send him an email (aap03102@gmail.com). He’s always excited about making new connections with Maths fans across the world! Chris regularly speaks at Maths conferences in Scotland, has delivered a TEDx talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TACPw5NtUk), helps run the Enterprising Maths in Scotland National Final (http://www.scottishmathematicalcouncil.org/wp1/enterprising-mathematics/), is a co-creator of the free-to-download-Pi-visualiser “Pi-Wire” (http://piwire.co.uk/), serves on the TES Maths Panel (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/tes-maths-our-panel-teachers) and is a a member of the Scottish Mathematical Council (http://www.scottishmathematicalcouncil.org/wp1/members/). Outside the world of Maths, Chris is married to Elaine, is dad to Daisy, Heidi and Logan (born in perfect arithmetic progression in 2007, 2008 and 2009), plays piano in Jiggered Ceilidh Band (http://www.jiggered.com/) and is a follower of Jesus. The post Epic Ways to Celebrate Pi Day appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Kevin Honeycutt inspires us to reach troubled kids in poverty #mondaymotivation

Kevin Honeycutt inspires us to reach troubled kids in poverty #mondaymotivation | Durff | Scoop.it
10-Minute Teacher Episode #31 | 10MT From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Kevin Honeycutt @kevinhoneycutt grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.”     As Kevin Honeycutt shares his story as a troubled kid, we’ll talk about: His difficult experiences as “that kid” The teachers who connected and related to him The inspiration to be the teacher who relates and connects to kids I hope you enjoy this episode with Kevin! Want to hear another motivational Monday? Listen to teacher Jim Forde’s inspiring song, “you’re the teacher.” Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @kevinhoneycutt Blog: http://kevinhoneycutt.org Dances with Wolves Download the transcript Full Bio Kevin Honeycutt Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public school and for 17 years spent summers leading creative adventure camps for kids of all ages. In 1991 he received the Making IT Happen Award which is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K-12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation. In 2011 he became an Apple distinguished educator and he continues to train students and teachers in the use of Apple’s powerful learning tools. In his life he’s gone from being an at-risk kid doing stints in foster care to traveling the globe talking to audiences of educators, business people and kids. The post Kevin Honeycutt inspires us to reach troubled kids in poverty #mondaymotivation appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

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10MT | #29 Steven Anderson talks technology trends From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Augmented reality and virtual reality. Are these buzzwords or are they things that can be used to improve learning? Today Steven Anderson@web20classroom brings back the veil and helps us learn about these emerging technologies. Listen Now     Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” In today’s show, we’ll discuss: What is augmented reality? virtual reality? What are examples of how each are being used in the classroom? Are these technologies expensive to use? Which technology does Steven think will be the most helpful to classrooms? Are there any risks with these technologies? Costs? I hope you enjoy this episode with Steve! Selected Links from this Episode Some of the links below are affiliate links . Twitter handle: @web20classroom Blog: www.web20classroom.org Yelp app https://www.yelp.com/mobile About Yelp Augmented Reality App http://www.wikihow.com/Use-the-Augmented-Reality-Monocle-on-the-Yelp-for-iPhone-App Augmented Reality Magazine Advertising https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8gOWqMWvCg Elements 4D periodic table app – http://elements4d.daqri.com/ Pokemon Go http://www.pokemongo.com/ Google Cardboard http://amzn.to/2moOSzb Ellis Island Google Cardboard Activity https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activities/teaching-content/interactive-tour-ellis-island-immigration-activity/ Samsung VR – http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-vr/ Crayola augmented reality app – http://crayola.daqri.com/coloralive Aurasma – https://www.aurasma.com/ Titans of space – https://unimersiv.com/review/titans-of-space/ Tour Pyramids in VR – http://www.3dmekanlar.com/en/the-pyramids.html Sphero http://amzn.to/2n2Exui 6 Exciting Augmented Reality Apps by Monica Burns on Edutopia – https://www.edutopia.org/blog/ar-apps-for-student-learning-monica-burns Beyond the Hype; Ways to Think about Virtual Reality on Edsurge – https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-02-07-beyond-the-hype-5-ways-to-think-about-virtual-and-augmented-reality-in-schools Google Cardboard Community – https://plus.google.com/communities/103070326999809122127 DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT E029_10mt_anderson_AR and VR Full Bio Steven Anderson Steven W. Anderson is a learner, blogger, speaker, educational evangelist, author and Dad. As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration and using social media for learning. As @web20classroom he regularly travels the country talking to schools and districts about the use of Social Media in the classroom and how they can better serve students through technology. Steven has been a presenter and keynoter at several educational technology conferences, including ISTE, ASCD, TCEA, FETC, and VSTE as well as numerous state and local conferences. He is the author of 3 books, The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning, The Tech-Savvy Administrator and Content Curation: How To Avoid Information Overload. He is also responsible in helping create #edchat, a weekly education discussion on Twitter that boasts over 500 weekly participants. Steven has been recognized with the the 2009 and 2011 Edublogs, Twitterer of The Year Award, a Microsoft Heros of Education award, along with a 2013 Bammy Award, recognized worldwide as the Educational Emmy, for his work with #edchat. The post Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality 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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Saving Big Money with with iPads and Google Classroom

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10MT | Kyle Taylor tells how they saved half their setup costs per classroom on the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Kyle Taylor @kyletaylor13 and his school have implemented iPads with Google Classroom and are saving half (yes, I said half) of what it previously cost to set up a classroom with technology. Today, learn all about their decision making process and how teachers are using iPads and Google classroom to teach. Listen Now     Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” This week, I’m giving away five copies of The Little Things book by Andy Andrews .  Andy Andrews also has a free downloadable companion curriculum based on many of his best selling books here . In today’s show, we’ll discuss: How to create an optimal learning environment with Google Classroom and iPads Why iPads are well suited for creation How the work flows from creation to Google Classroom Why teachers are excited to be able to share videos and lessons How Kyle encourages teachers who are struggling with something new I hope you enjoy this episode with Kyle! Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @kyletaylor13 Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com Google Apps for Education (Now called G Suite for Education https://support.google.com/a/answer/139019?hl=en ) Xtra Math – https://xtramath.org/#/home/index Walkthrough Training Document for Google Classroom that Kyle Created: https://medium.com/@kylegavintaylor/google-classroom-26e72f5e6d78#.retfqn1iu Apple TV http://www.apple.com/tv/ DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT: Kyle Taylor and iPads with Google Classroom Full Bio Kyle Taylor Kyle says, “I am currently an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Arlington Public Schools in Virginia where I support, assist, plan classroom lessons and provide technology coaching for teachers and students. This is my 7th year as an ITC, I previously taught Geography at a community college in my home state of Massachusetts. I am passionate about teamwork, collaboration, and the important role that technology plays in exciting learners to be creative.”   Today’s Contest Book GIVE AWAY: This week, this show is giving away The Little Things book by Andy Andrews.  He also has free downloadable companion curriculum based on many of his best selling books here . He’s not paying me anything, I just like this book and would like to share it. Manner of Selection of Winners: All participants with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher between Monday, March 6, 2017, and midnight on Sunday, March 12, 2017, will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner.  We will give away 5 copies of this book Geographic Area and Eligibility: This is being shipped by the author and the location that is being shipped to should be commensurate with the shipping cost to North America. If it is not, an alternate winner may be awarded. Dates: Monday, March 6, 2017, – Sunday, March 12, 2017 at midnight EST. How Prizes Will be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews on iTunes during this review period will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator. Determination of date of winner: Wednesday, March 14, 2017, the name will be drawn and the winner will be notified. No purchase necessary. Alternate method of free participation. You may also enter with a social media posting on Instagram or Twitter linking to the show using the hashtag #10MT. Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before March 31, 2017. Void where prohibited. The post Saving Big Money with with iPads and Google Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

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10MT | 10-Minute Teacher #27 Interview with Suzy Lolley From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter When you have shared iPads, Seesaw is a fantastic way to get the work off the iPads and into the online classroom. Seesaw embodies simple authentic assessment. Today Suzy Lolley @suzylolley  teaches us the ins and outs of Seesaw. Here’s the great thing — Seesaw is SIMPLE! Kindergarteners are using it! If you’re using iPads, your whole elementary school can have their own personal portfolios in a safe, private way. Only each child’s parent can see their own. This is a tool you’ll want to notice if you’re using iPads. Suzy masterfully takes us on a quick tour. Happy Tech Tool Tuesday! Listen Now     Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” This week, I’m giving away five copies of The Little Things book by Andy Andrews.  Andy Andrews also has a free downloadable companion curriculum based on many of his best selling books here . He’s not paying me anything, I just like this book and would like to share it. History buffs will love his stories. In today’s show about Seesaw, we’ll discuss: What SeeSaw does in the classroom The ages of students who can successfully use SeeSaw Workflow using SeeSaw in the elementary Classroom Recommendations on assessment with Seesaw Privacy and peer editing recommendations How to involve parents with SeeSaw I hope you enjoy this episode with Suzy! Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @suzylolley Blog: https://sway.com/lvBUUk6MzEGc4Y5p Seesaw: http://web.seesaw.me/ Download Episode 27 Suzy Lolley – Seesaw Full Bio Suzy Lolley Suzy Lolley is fourteen-year veteran teacher of middle and high school ELA. She currently serves as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Cherokee County, GA, and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a Common Sense Ambassador, and a Seesaw Ambassador.   Today’s Contest Book GIVE AWAY: This week, this show is giving away The Little Things book by Andy Andrews.  He also has free downloadable companion curriculum based on many of his best selling books here . He’s not paying me anything, I just like this book and would like to share it. Manner of Selection of Winners: All participants with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher between Monday, March 6, 2017, and midnight on Sunday, March 12, 2017, will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner.  We will give away 5 copies of this book Geographic Area and Eligibility: This is being shipped by the author and the location that is being shipped to should be commensurate with the shipping cost to North America. If it is not, an alternate winner may be awarded. Dates: Monday, March 6, 2017, – Sunday, March 12, 2017 at midnight EST. How Prizes Will be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews on iTunes during this review period will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator. Determination of date of winner: Wednesday, March 14, 2017, the name will be drawn and the winner will be notified. No purchase necessary. Alternate method of free participation. You may also enter with a social media posting on Instagram or Twitter linking to the show using the hashtag #10MT. Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before March 31, 2017. Void where prohibited. The post Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Making Music with iPads and #edtech

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A Conversation with Justin Kamp on the 10-Minute Teacher #42 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic Kids can learn to make music with iPads and technology. This isn’t just child’s play – some serious music learning can happen. On today’s show, K3-6th grade teacher Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic from Wisconsin unleashes his favorite apps, strategies, and tools for making music with kids of all ages. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Age appropriate uses of detect Some of his favorite apps and techniques Technotunes and how to use them Showcasing musical ability and setting parent expectations 21st-century music appreciation I hope you enjoy this episode with Justin! Want to hear another episode about iPads and edtech. Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen share awesome apps for iPads in the elementary classroom. Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @kampmiltonmusic Blog: http://www.justinkampmusic.weebly.com Pic Collage Garage Band C Jam Blues Chrome Music Labs Moozart TuneTrain Music in Schools Month Justin’s Composer of the Month Lesson Plan Download the Transcript Full Bio Justin Kamp Justin Kamp graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2013 with a degree in Instrumental and General Music Education. He is currently a K-3 and 6th grade General Music teacher in Milton, Wisconsin. He is nearing the end of his fourth school year and has been an “iGuide” technology trainer for his building for the past two years. Milton is 1:1 with iPads for all K-8 students. He has been published in the Wisconsin School Musician magazine and has been a guest writer for the online Music Technology website: Midnight Music based out of Australia. Justin has presented at SLATE (technology conference) as well as at the Wisconsin Music Educators Association’s State Music Conference. On March 1st, Justin’s Third Grade students performed at the State Capitol for Music In Our Schools Month. It is his goal to incorporate technology into his classes, whether it is a full blown lesson using iPads, or using the SMARTboard for smaller activities. Justin also actively performs in a variety of different local performing ensembles playing bassoon. The post Making Music with iPads and #edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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9 Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post in which I shared eight good tools for creating videos on Chromebooks. The danger with making lists like that one is that I'm bound to forget something. In this case, I forgot to mention My Simpleshow which I started using last summer. (Disclosure: My Simpleshow started advertising on this blog a couple of months ago).

My Simpleshow is a free tool for creating Common Craft style explanatory videos. The best aspect of My Simpleshow is the emphasis that the developers have placed on storyline planing and development. As is demonstrated in my tutorial below, students have to write a script on My Simpleshow before they can begin to use the video editing tools.

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20 Ideas for Professional Development in the Digital Age

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What is professional development?  It is pretty much anything that helps one develop professionally. At the heart, professional development is about growth and learning.  In the field of education, it seems like many quickly think of educational opportunities that mimic what they see in their schools. As a result, they turn professional learning and education into schooling.  The problem with that is that schooling is too limiting.  In this age, there are many other exciting and high-impact learning opportunities for teachers that extend beyond traditional notions of schooling.  When we hear the phrase “professional development,” certain practices likely come to mind, things like in-services and conferences. In the digital age, there are countless other opportunities for professional development and restricting one’s thoughts to just a few options limits our insight into what is possible for our students.  With that in mind, here is a brainstorm of 20 options available to educators today. This is far from an exhaustive list, but it is enough to start exploring the possibilities.  Feel free to suggest others in a comment to this post.

 

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Professional Development: WHY EDUcators And TEACHers Can’t Catch UP THAT Quickly AND How-To Change It

 

LEARNing To LEARN For MY Professional Development | I Did It MY Way

 

 

 


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Professional development for teachers themselves, as personalities, adult people, universally, independently from schooling is very interesting idea, humanistic , and useful for school eventually

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Come See the Roman Technology Museum

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Serena Imagine Arts Center is proud to bring you an exhibit by Alexia Carnell entitled ORTEM. She has recreated a Roman Technology Museum and is one of the first SL builders specialized in classical and neoclassical architecture. Come see this unique build and make time to visit Alexia's store afterwards. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/91/164/21ription
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Effective Student-Led Parent Conferences

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Laura Penrod Stock interviewed on Episode 38 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Help students share their work. Give them a voice. Students can lead parent conferences. They can share a year-long portfolio of work. Here’s how. Today Laura Penrod Stock @tweetmeego coaches students to create powerful student-led conferences with their parents. By creating unique year-long portfolios, Laura believes students connect with their parents to help plan their future work and share their learning. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.”     In today’s show, Laura will talk about student-led conferencing and share: How to make student portfolios and conferences unique and not “cookie-cutter” What a student-led conference looks like Their structure for student-led conferencing as it relates to 9-grade registrations The two biggest mistakes many teachers make with student-led conferences How Laura keeps up with student work I hope you enjoy this episode with Laura! Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @tweetmeego Laura is giving away free access to Meego. Here’s how: “So if you go to www.mymeego.com and click sign up now when it comes the time for you enter the coupon you’ll enter 1OMT and you’ll be in. if you’re the only teacher that has joined from your school, you’ll create your school. And you can invite other teachers in any grade on your team to join in and you can begin collaboration just amongst teachers.” Download the Transcript Full Bio Laura Penrod Stock Laura Penrod Stock is a Lee County (Georgia) middle school classroom teacher. Sculpted from her experience in economic development, she is passionate about student eportfolios. “Teaching students to present themselves and their ideas effectively will determine their success in the global marketplace,” Stock submits. She is the inventor of Meego®, a cloud-based collaborative platform for artifact collection and eportfolio creation. Stock holds a B.S. in Consumer Economics, Auburn University, M.P.A. , Columbus State University, M.S.E.D.L., Western Governor’s University. Stock is the Lee County Georgia System Teacher of the Year 2016, GREA Outstanding Educator Award winner and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. The post Effective Student-Led Parent Conferences appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Give Kids What They Deserve #MondayMotivation #kidsdeserveit

Give Kids What They Deserve #MondayMotivation #kidsdeserveit | Durff | Scoop.it
Adam Welcome on episode 36 of The 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Adam Welcome @awelcome inspires us to treat kids in positive ways. As co-author of Kids Deserve It , Adam gives us all a task to do at school today. He also shares the shocking mistak e he made when he started teaching. It was based on what he considers bad advice from a colleague. He discusses home visits and more. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Enter the give away contest by clicking here . Subscribe Now   In today’s show, we’ll discuss: What Adam believes kids deserve and how to give it to them as educators What he hopes every teacher and principal will do today to start the week off right A shocking mistak e he made as a first year teacher and the bad advice he wished he hadn’t followed Something unique he did on home visits with students when he was a principal A pep tal k for educators I hope you enjoy this episode with Adam! Want to hear another Monday Motivation? Listen to Todd Nesloney’s Monday Motivation episode . Todd is the other co-author of Kids Deserve It! Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @awelcome Blog: www.adamwelcome.blogspot.com Kids Deserve It! book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg Giveaway Contest Link for Kids Deserve It! Download the Transcript Some of the links in this post are affiliate links . Full Bio Adam Welcome Adam Welcome is a Director of Innovation, co-author of Kids Deserve It, former Elementary Principal, marathon runner! Giveaway Contest for This Show Kids Deserve It Pack: [A 10-Minute Teacher Giveaway Contest] The post Give Kids What They Deserve #MondayMotivation #kidsdeserveit appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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GIVEAWAY: The Chromebook Classroom Book by John Sowash

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A 10-Minute Teacher Show Giveaway From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter John Sowash will be on the 10-Minute Teacher show on Friday morning sharing his ideas for a Chromebook classroom. As part of our ongoing celebration of the launch of the show, John has agreed to give away two copies of his book The Chromebook Classroom . For this giveaway, I’m testing a new tool, Gleam , to run this giveaway competition. Many of you have already shared the show. Thank you so much! But I would like to have a fun way to reward those who do share it. I hope some of you will test it out and let me know what you think! 10-Minute Teacher Giveaway: The Chromebook Classroom Book by John Sowash Some of the links on this post are affiliate links . The post GIVEAWAY: The Chromebook Classroom Book by John Sowash appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Powerful Language Learning in the 21st Century

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Rachelle Dene Poth talks language learning and STEAM on 10MT From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Rachelle Dene Poth @rdene915  talks about teaching Spanish and STEAM with technology, student choice , and project based learning . For Wonderful Wednesday, take a trip inside her classroom to learn how she does it all. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Subscribe now As we learn about language learning, Rachelle shares: How her language classroom is full of choice Rachelle’s favorite tech tools for language learning and how her students use them Some fantastic new tools and features she’s using this week in her classroom I hope you enjoy this episode with Rachelle! Want another Wonderful Wednesday trip inside a classroom? Try Creating a Student Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn with librarian Micki Uppena. Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @rdene915 Blog: http://www.rdene915.com Kahoot Quizlet Quizziz Quizlet Live Buncee Storybird Visme Piktochart Nearpod Nearpod Collaborate CoSpaces Download the transcript Full Bio Rachelle Dene Poth Rachelle Dene Poth @rdene915 is a Spanish and STEAM Teacher at Riverview Junior Senior High School in Oakmont, PA. She is also an Attorney and has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology. Additionally, Rachelle is: Communications Chair for the ISTE Mobile Learning Network, a Member at Large for Games & Sims, the Innovations and Resources Co-Chair for the Teacher Education Network and the PAECT (PA ISTE affiliate) Historian. Rachelle is proud to be involved in several communities including being a Buncee Ambassador, Common Sense Media Educator, CoSpaces Ambassador, Amazon Inspire Educator, Edmodo Certified Trainer, Nearpod PioNear, Recap Pioneer, TES Ambassador and ​ambassador for ​several other learning communities. Recently, she was named the 2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by PAECT and had a chapter published in the Edumatch “Snapshot in Education” book and enjoys blogging. Rachelle enjoys presenting at conferences and finding opportunities for students to be involved in sharing their work at student technology showcases, presentations and through blogging. Link to graduate work and experience https://sites.google.com/site/itportfoliorachellepoth/ The post Powerful Language Learning in the 21st Century appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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How One District Saved Half of their Usual Classroom Setup Costs

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10MT | Kyle Taylor tells how they saved half their setup costs per classroom on the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Kyle Taylor @kyletaylor13 and his school have implemented iPads with Google Classroom and are saving half (yes, I said half) of what it previously cost to set up a classroom with technology. Today, learn all about their decision making process and how teachers are using iPads and Google classroom to teach. Listen Now     Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” This week, I’m giving away five copies of The Little Things book by Andy Andrews .  Andy Andrews also has a free downloadable companion curriculum based on many of his best selling books here . In today’s show, we’ll discuss: How to create an optimal learning environment with Google Classroom and iPads Why iPads are well suited for creation How the work flows from creation to Google Classroom Why teachers are excited to be able to share videos and lessons How Kyle encourages teachers who are struggling with something new I hope you enjoy this episode with Kyle! Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @kyletaylor13 Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com Google Apps for Education (Now called G Suite for Education https://support.google.com/a/answer/139019?hl=en ) Xtra Math – https://xtramath.org/#/home/index Walkthrough Training Document for Google Classroom that Kyle Created: https://medium.com/@kylegavintaylor/google-classroom-26e72f5e6d78#.retfqn1iu Apple TV http://www.apple.com/tv/ DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT: Kyle Taylor and iPads with Google Classroom Full Bio Kyle Taylor Kyle says, “I am currently an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Arlington Public Schools in Virginia where I support, assist, plan classroom lessons and provide technology coaching for teachers and students. This is my 7th year as an ITC, I previously taught Geography at a community college in my home state of Massachusetts. I am passionate about teamwork, collaboration, and the important role that technology plays in exciting learners to be creative.”   Today’s Contest Book GIVE AWAY: This week, this show is giving away The Little Things book by Andy Andrews.  He also has free downloadable companion curriculum based on many of his best selling books here . He’s not paying me anything, I just like this book and would like to share it. Manner of Selection of Winners: All participants with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher between Monday, March 6, 2017, and midnight on Sunday, March 12, 2017, will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner.  We will give away 5 copies of this book Geographic Area and Eligibility: This is being shipped by the author and the location that is being shipped to should be commensurate with the shipping cost to North America. If it is not, an alternate winner may be awarded. Dates: Monday, March 6, 2017, – Sunday, March 12, 2017 at midnight EST. How Prizes Will be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews on iTunes during this review period will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator. Determination of date of winner: Wednesday, March 14, 2017, the name will be drawn and the winner will be notified. No purchase necessary. Alternate method of free participation. You may also enter with a social media posting on Instagram or Twitter linking to the show using the hashtag #10MT. Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before March 31, 2017. Void where prohibited. The post How One District Saved Half of their Usual Classroom Setup Costs appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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5 Ideas to Level Up Language Arts #5ideaFriday

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Episode 30: Excellent Language Arts with Teacher Alex Corbitt on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast | 10MT From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today teacher @Alex_Corbitt from the Bronx has 5 created ideas to help improve and make language arts learning fun.   Listen to Alex’s Ideas for Improving the Language Learning Classroom Listen to this episode on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Subscribe to the show on:       Language arts ideas we’ll discuss today: How to scaffold reading Making use of classroom spaces Some cool project ideas including “talk show host” Using picture books even with older kids Establishing benchmarks for students Advice for new teachers I hope you enjoy this episode with Alex! Today when you leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher , you’ll be entered to win one of two prizes — Alex’s LitCraft bookmarks or Andy Andrew’s new book The Little Things . See contest rules .   Want another language arts episode? Listen to 5 ideas for improving student writing with Jennifer Seravallo.   Links Mentioned on the Show @Alex_Corbitt www.alexcorbitt.com Audiobook Homework Video Example End of Year Video Example Harrison Bergeron [Full Text] by Kurt Vonnegut Meet the Dullards by Sara Pennypacker Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri Download the transcript of this episode Disclosure:  Some links above are affiliate link s. Full Bio Alex Corbitt Alex Corbitt is a middle school English teacher in The Bronx, New York. His work focuses on socio-emotional learning, gamification, education technology, and literacy. He loves learning from other teachers and he regularly presents at conferences around the United States. Alex’s passion for teaching will thrive as long as he continues to laugh with and learn from his incredible students. Pictures of Alex’s Classroom Pictures provided by Alex. Notice his flexible seating that he discusses on the show.         The post 5 Ideas to Level Up Language Arts #5ideaFriday appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Saving Big Money with iPads and Google Classroom

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10MT | Kyle Taylor tells how they saved half their setup costs per classroom on the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Kyle Taylor @kyletaylor13 and his school have implemented iPads with Google Classroom and are saving half (yes, I said half) of what it previously cost to set up a classroom with technology. Today, learn all about their decision making process and how teachers are using iPads and Google classroom to teach. Listen Now     Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” This week, I’m giving away five copies of The Little Things book by Andy Andrews .  Andy Andrews also has a free downloadable companion curriculum based on many of his best selling books here . In today’s show, we’ll discuss: How to create an optimal learning environment with Google Classroom and iPads Why iPads are well suited for creation How the work flows from creation to Google Classroom Why teachers are excited to be able to share videos and lessons How Kyle encourages teachers who are struggling with something new I hope you enjoy this episode with Kyle! Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @kyletaylor13 Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com Google Apps for Education (Now called G Suite for Education https://support.google.com/a/answer/139019?hl=en ) Xtra Math – https://xtramath.org/#/home/index Walkthrough Training Document for Google Classroom that Kyle Created: https://medium.com/@kylegavintaylor/google-classroom-26e72f5e6d78#.retfqn1iu Apple TV http://www.apple.com/tv/ DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT: Kyle Taylor and iPads with Google Classroom Full Bio Kyle Taylor Kyle says, “I am currently an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Arlington Public Schools in Virginia where I support, assist, plan classroom lessons and provide technology coaching for teachers and students. This is my 7th year as an ITC, I previously taught Geography at a community college in my home state of Massachusetts. I am passionate about teamwork, collaboration, and the important role that technology plays in exciting learners to be creative.”   Today’s Contest Book GIVE AWAY: This week, this show is giving away The Little Things book by Andy Andrews.  He also has free downloadable companion curriculum based on many of his best selling books here . He’s not paying me anything, I just like this book and would like to share it. Manner of Selection of Winners: All participants with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher between Monday, March 6, 2017, and midnight on Sunday, March 12, 2017, will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner.  We will give away 5 copies of this book Geographic Area and Eligibility: This is being shipped by the author and the location that is being shipped to should be commensurate with the shipping cost to North America. If it is not, an alternate winner may be awarded. Dates: Monday, March 6, 2017, – Sunday, March 12, 2017 at midnight EST. How Prizes Will be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews on iTunes during this review period will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator. Determination of date of winner: Wednesday, March 14, 2017, the name will be drawn and the winner will be notified. No purchase necessary. Alternate method of free participation. You may also enter with a social media posting on Instagram or Twitter linking to the show using the hashtag #10MT. Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before March 31, 2017. Void where prohibited. The post Saving Big Money with iPads and Google Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Come explore the exhibit of Roman Technology

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An exhibit by Alexia Carnell entitled ORTEM is now at Serena Imagine Arts Center. She has recreated a Roman Technology Museum and is one of the first SL builders specialized in classical and neoclassical architecture. Come see this unique build and make time to visit Alexia's store afterwards. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/91/164/21
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