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Manitou Springs period 2 FCP 12-2 Summit

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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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How to Have an Attitude to Try New Things #MondayMotivation

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10MT | Episode 26 Josh Harris gets us motivated to try new things From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Josh Harris @edtechspec an elementary edtech director from California, talks about an attitude of innovation. We can empower ourselves with an attitude of fearlessness and trying new things. 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, we’ll discuss: How to adopt an attitude of trying new things Confronting the fear of “breaking something” Learning technology doesn’t have to be hard Mistakes many of us make when learning about new technology A lovely story of a teacher who decided to change I hope you enjoy this episode with Josh! Selected Links from this Episode Twitter handle: @edtechspec Blog: http://edtechspec.blogspot.com/ Josh’s Ignite Speech about Technology DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT: E026_10mt_Harris_REV2 Full Bio Josh Harris In his 18th year in public education, Josh Harris find himself in the position of Educational Technology Director for an elementary school district on California’s central coast. He has a passion for edtech, especially in communities of color, which manifests itself in presenting at edtech conferences and summits as often as he can. you can find his session materials at http://bit.ly/edtechspec 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 to Have an Attitude to Try New Things #MondayMotivation appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Be a Queen For a Day by Just Imagine

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Adorn yourself in this queenly gown and be the queen of your life ! This Isabella outfit comes with two flexi gowns, a stand-up collar, a cloak, and gloves. You are royalty when you wear this Be a Queen Isabella gown. Pick yours up now at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/245/214/22
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The 10-Minute Teacher Show: Top Ten Shows for February 2017

The 10-Minute Teacher Show: Top Ten Shows for February 2017 | Durff | Scoop.it
10MT: The 5-day a week show for busy but remarkable teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Thank you for your support of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the amazing guests to all of you listening and reviewing, thank you all so much for making this dream possible! Hear all of the past episodes of the 10-Minute Teacher Archive . And the top 10 shows for February are: A Song for Teachers by Jim Forde (Episode #11) 5 Ideas for Improving Student Writing with Jennifer Serravallo (Episode #10) Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement (Episode #16) Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez (Episode #20) Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen (Episode #1) The 6 Most Motivating Sketchnotes in Education Today with Sylvia Duckworth (Episode #6) Simple Ways to Find Your Teaching Blindspots with David Guerin (Episode #4) The Breakout EDU Box: The Teaching Experience that Has Everyone Talking with Adam Bellow (Episode #8) The Lemonade War that Motivated a Whole School to Read with Ryan Kaczmark (Episode #18) 5 Ideas for Using Game Based Learning in Your Classroom Today with Michael Matera (Episode # 5) Remember that every show has links and a transcript. People are starting to use these transcripts and I hope it helps those of you researching, wanting to quote the shows, or those with accessibility needs! Thank you to our sponsors for the month of February, SMART Learning Suite (see my demo with Smart lab) , PowerSchool Learning LMS , the Makerbot Mini Replicator+ 3D Printer , and Bloomz . GiveAway Winners Thank you to the authors and my friends at MakerBot for giving away a Makerbot Mini Replicator+ 3D Printer .Thank you for all of you who left reviews for the show! I appreciate that you’re telling your friends. Here are the winners for February! February 2 Frank @Mindful-Teacher winner of “Innovate with iPad ” book by Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen February 6 Casey @cjkorder winner of “Explore like a Pirate ” by Michael Matera February 6 Jenny  @jennynitchals winner of Mystery Box Game Software by Michael Matera February 7 Crystal @crystalia1 winner of “Sketchnotes for Educators ” by Sylvia Duckworth February 8 Susan @sneal winner of “140  Twitter Tips for Educators ” by Billy Krakower February 9 Sherri @SherriH75 winner of a Breakout EDU Kit  by Adam Bellow and Breakout EDU February 11 Sherry @sherryN2reading winner of “School Administrator to School Leader ” by Brad Johnson February 15 Tom @loudlearning winner of “The Writing Strategies Book ” by Jennifer Serravallo February 15 Jim @jim7962 winner of a MakerBot Mini Replicator+ by Makerbot! February 24 Mike @mpetty39 , Nicole @guysbride , and Lauren @LIS_Poncsak winners of a Dave Burgess book of their choice. See all of the books  he has published here! The post The 10-Minute Teacher Show: Top Ten Shows for February 2017 appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Creating a Student Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn

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10MT | #23 A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Micki Uppena From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Librarian Micki Uppena has a student centered library. In addition to a rich maker space, Micki takes us on a journey into a 21st century library where kids love to learn. She also shares with us the free, inexpensive things she’s used to make her maker space awesome! 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: Typical conversations Micki has with her students in the library The importance of relationships in the modern library Inspiring life long learning The most inexpensive tools that have transformed learning in her library The treasure boxes she uses to get kids excited I hope you enjoy this episode with Micki! Selected Links from this Episode Some of the links below are affiliate links . Twitter: @mic_uppena Legos: http://amzn.to/2lVWg3c K’Nex: http://amzn.to/2lbuR00 Green Screen: http://amzn.to/2mcEA67 Make sure you listen to the show to hear about the free, inexpensive things Micki uses. I would link to them, but you really can’t! DOWNLOAD Transcript #23 Micki Uppena and Her Student Centered Library Full Bio Micki Uppena Micki Uppena Micki Uppena is a K-12 Library Media Specialist in Lancaster, Wisconsin who believes that relationships are built with students through books and risk-taking. She is a member of WEMTA, the Nerdy Book Club, and the Schreiner Memorial Library Board of Trustees. Micki challenges herself to model life-long learning through technology, travel, and literature! Pictures of Micki’s Library / Classroom Great libraries are led by librarians who love to learn and read. Students are given lots of choices and love to read books about things they love. Students craft and make things as they find resources, books, and YouTube videos to help them on their journey. Great libraries celebrate learning and fantastic experiences. Technology is used, but relationships are central to the great library. Building and inventing happen in the library Students are part of exciting experiences like Breakout EDU boxes. Pretend and play is an important part of learning and sharing in the library.   Micki says green screen is one of the most important things for a modern library to have.   The post Creating a Student Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn 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

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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

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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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5 Ways to Be Technology’s Master and Not Its Slave #productivity

5 Ways to Be Technology’s Master and Not Its Slave #productivity | Durff | Scoop.it
10MT | Aaron Sams shares productivity secrets on episode #25 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Aren’t you tired of being overwhelmed by technology? Do you really need the latest thing to be more productive? Or is the latest thing killing you one wasted moment at a time. Today is a wake up call where we discuss five ways to take back control of your technology. Aaron Sams @chemicalsams helps give us ways to master technology. “ So if you want to work for your technology, always grab your phone when it buzzes or beeps at you…. @chemicalsams—AARON SAMS Listen Now     Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Today, we talk about:   Only using technology that makes work easier Focusing on your workflow to save time Not fighting the technology ecosystem at your workplace (it will only frustrate you) Go with less paper, not paperless. How turning off notifications can help refocus your life. I hope you enjoy this episode with Aaron! Selected Links from this Episode Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/chemicalsams Blog Post Shared by Guest: http://www.aaronsams.com/2015/11/19/ed-tech-and-roto-tillers/ Inbox Zero: http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/inbox-zero Download transcript: Aaron Sams 10MT Episode 25 Full Bio Aaron Sams Aaron Sams is an Instructor of Education at Saint Vincent College, is an advisor to TED-Ed, and was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 2009. Aaron is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and author and has trained thousands of educators to integrate technology with sound pedagogy. He holds both a B.S. in Biochemistry, an M.A.Ed. from Biola University, and is pursuing a Ph.D. at Texas Tech. Find out more at http://aaronsams.com Hear this episode on iTunes   The post 5 Ways to Be Technology’s Master and Not Its Slave #productivity appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Poverty and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

10MT | Superintendent Anael Alston Shares His Thoughts in Episode #24 for Thought Leader Thursday From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Anael Alston @DrAAlston talks about common misconceptions that educators have about students in poverty. Born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn, Anael “Dr. A” Alston is an award-winning educator and serves as Superintendent of Schools of the Hamilton Central School District in Hamilton, NY. Prior to that, he was the principal of the Robert M. Finley Middle School in Glen Cove, New York and principal of Great Neck North Middle School in Great Neck, New York. Dr. A is passionate about leadership, service, and all things public education. Listen Now     Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Our Topic In today’s show, we discuss how teachers should approach teaching students who are in high-poverty situations. This is important because Anael argues that many thoughts about students in poverty are off-base. In today’s show we discuss: The mindsets and attitudes students need for success How educator expectations are an essential ingredient of student success The importance of relationship with students Anael’s advice for what teachers should do daily to adjust their thinking and prepare to teach students from poverty or any difficult situation I hope you enjoy this episode with “Dr. A.” Selected Links from this Episode Anael’s Twitter handle seems to be having an issue right now. I’m emailing him to get the right one. It was @DrAAlston Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/draalston/ Baruti Kafele https://twitter.com/PrincipalKafele Book: Closing the Attitude Gap by Baruti Kafele Download Transcript: Episode 24 Dr. Anael Alston Full Bio Dr. Anael Alston Born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn, Anael “Dr. A” Alston is an award winning educator and serves as Superintendent of Schools of the Hamilton Central School District in Hamilton, NY. Prior to that, he was the principal of the Robert M. Finley Middle School in Glen Cove, New York and principal of Great Neck North Middle School in Great Neck, New York. Dr. A is passionate about leadership, service, and all things public education. The post Poverty and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Alexia Carnell - ORTEM Roman Technology Museum

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Alexia Carnell - ORTEM Roman Technology Museum at Serena Imagine Arts Center.
 
You are invited to visit a special exhibition by Alexia Carnell. This exhibit is entitled, "The Roman Technology Museum". It is on display at Serena Imagine Arts Center until the end of March 2017.

Sono molto lieta di invitarvi a Wolves land per visitare il Museo della Tecnologia Romana, realizzato da Alexia Carnell, che Serena Arts CTR ospita nel mese di Marzo 2017. Je suis heureuse de vous inviter a Wolves Land pour l'exposition de Alexia Carnell, le Museum de la Technologie Romaine, qui sera a Serena Arts CTR jusqu'à le fin de Mars 2017. Ciao! Vita Theas 
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