Sparking Inquiry in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Below is a version of a resource that can be found in Chapter 4 of Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms. In a disruptive world, preparing students for the present and future relies on fostering inquiry in the classroom. As a kid, I loved nature.

Back to Classroom – Connecting with Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Go Back to Classroom with tips on ramping up with Google Classroom and ways to enhance Google Classroom. The post Back to Classroom – Connecting with Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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What Really Happened in Hybrid Classrooms This Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Tennille Johnston Share What Really Happened in Hybrid Classrooms This Year. Johnston’s classroom at [link]. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s episode focuses on the realities of hybrid teaching.

30 apps that work with Google Classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Assignments in Google Classroom are better with apps! Use these apps that work with Google Classroom to level up your activities. Google Classroom looks kind of bare at first glance. The post 30 apps that work with Google Classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Horse and Buggy Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Why don’t more people just use paper and whiteboard in the classroom? When the standard we have of efficiency and effectiveness in our choice of transportation is not the same standard by which we expect our classrooms to perform … it says a lot about our priorities.

20 virtual field trips for your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

The post 20 virtual field trips for your classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech google expeditions google tours gridpals HyperDocs skype skype education skype in the classroom virtual field trips virtual field trips in the classroom

10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom can already make us more efficient, but these tips can save you even more time and effort. If you and your students are using Google Apps in the classroom, Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort.

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Your Google Classroom Weekly Update

Teacher Tech

Receive a weekly report of how your students are engaging with Google Classroom. The post Your Google Classroom Weekly Update appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom google Google Classroom

Classroom Activities for Earth Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free. April 22nd is Earth Day, a day when (historically) more than 1 billion people in 192 countries put the Earth’s health ahead of convenience, habits, and cultural norms.

Trust and Grace in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Alana Stanton talks about what matters in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Each year, many educators select a word or two for the year.

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

The CoolCatTeacher

” She played the role of the teacher and I played the role of the student as we shared what various actions look like on both sides of the dynamic relationship between students and teachers in Google Classroom.

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The SEL classroom checklist

Ditch That Textbook

The post The SEL classroom checklist appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. This post is written by Mika Jain. Mika is an SEL specialist and educator in Los Angeles, CA. She most recently was a program director at MindUP, where she worked as an SEL practitioner.

The Opportunities to Have Disruptive Thinking in the Classroom with Eric Sheninger

The CoolCatTeacher

Thought Leader Eric Sheninger has a challenge for us today about what we can learn from the pandemic and the opportunities we have to use disruptive thinking in the classroom for the good of our students. Check out Eric Sheninger’s new book, Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms. .

How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

The CoolCatTeacher

For synchronous classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In addition to a learning management system (LMS), students need to know how to learn in an online synchronous classroom.

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Celebrating Black History Month in the Classroom

Waterford

Teachers should consider the composition of the classroom, and not force their Black students to be the “authority” or expect them to speak for all Black students, the ADL also cautions. Black History Month Classroom Resources for Teachers.

How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How I teach students to be effective learners in an online classroom. This episode is an audio version of my presentation to students about how to be effective learners in an online classroom.

5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it?

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. Classroom Management Tip #1: Build a Partnership With Your Students It’s true that you must relate before you can educate. They are sponsoring this post, and since some of their most popular courses are on the topic of classroom management, they asked me to create a resource for helping teachers with classroom management.

How to Mix STEM Education and Creativity in the Classroom

Waterford

But that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for creativity or the arts in the classroom. Read on for a look at why creativity is important and suggestions on how to mix STEM activities and creativity in the classroom. Set Out Art Traps in the Classroom.

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The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + resources, tips and tricks!

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom was created to focus less time on tech and more time on teaching. Classroom has streamlined the classroom workflow and makes communication easier between teaches and students. The post The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + resources, tips and tricks!

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Differentiating in the Personalized Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

I love visiting classrooms around the country to not only support but to see educators in action. Recently I visited the district where I met with each school to visit classrooms and see how they were progressing with personalized learning. This has completely changed my classroom.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. Minecraft in the Classroom. Minecraft in the classroom. So, Jeff, describe for us… How are you using Minecraft in your classroom, and what kind of things are you teaching? Jeff: Ah, yeah… So I’m using Minecraft Education Edition in my technology classroom with my students.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. After participating in Harvard’s Project Zero , she is applying and using the methods in classrooms and with teachers. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom. Now, Karen, thinking routines are very important to you in your classroom.

10 ideas for creating an interACTIVE classroom

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The post 10 ideas for creating an interACTIVE classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Guest Blog Teaching creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroomThis post is written by Joe and Kristin Merrill.

Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom

Waterford

For many students, December’s an especially memorable time of year, with winter activities, pageants, and classroom parties during the days before break. This is an inclusive classroom. Multicultural Classroom Holiday Ideas. Set the stage by decorating your classroom.

Creating Fun Family & Classroom Experiences for Kids Online

The CoolCatTeacher

Sandi presented at ISTE last year, sharing her findings on brain research as it relates to tech use in the classroom. For more of Sandi’s fun classroom and personal products, visit her at www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Sandi-Johnson.

75+ Google Classroom tips and tricks

Ditch That Textbook

Google classroom is great for speed, simplicity, and efficiency but not all functions are easy to get at first and even if you’re a pro there are always new updates and features we need to dive into. So we have compiled our best Google Classroom resources into one ultimate post to get you geared up […]. G Suite Google Classroom google classroom google classroom tips gsuite guide to google classroom

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50 Ways to Teach Using Music in Your Classroom

Waterford

Bringing music into your classroom can not only make lessons more engaging, it may also promote cognitive and social-emotional advantages for your students. Then, discover kid-friendly books and activities about music that are perfect for elementary classrooms.

Classroom Collaboration: Privacy and Security

EdNews Daily

The post Classroom Collaboration: Privacy and Security first appeared on EdNews Daily. By Allen Drennan If the recent pandemic has taught educators anything, it’s that privacy is paramount to the teacher, trainer and student user experience, especially when minors are involved.

Finding Balance in Today's Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Maybe the 45-minute commute had a little to do with it, but the main culprit was how I used available time in the classroom. I share this story because of what I have either seen or been told is happening in classrooms at this very moment.

How to Hold Effective Classroom Discussions

Waterford

Classroom discussions can be one of the best ways to boost student engagement. In this article, we’ll go over why classroom discussions are important and introduce a few techniques to help you supercharge discussions with your students. Importance of Strong Classroom Discussions.

Misconceptions About Kids With Learning Differences in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Linked In: [link] The post Misconceptions About Kids With Learning Differences in the Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

15 Ways to Make Google Classroom Better for Everyone

The CoolCatTeacher

by Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter 15 Tips to Better Use Google Classroom Today, I’m giving you another peek into my classroom, this time, to share tips for getting the most out of your Google Classroom. In this episode, you’ll hear 15 better practices when using Google Classroom, from habits to technical tools. para , the company that has helped my school make more out of Google Classroom.

Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

Digital Promise

In 2017, we partnered with Google and EdTechTeam to launch the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a classroom-based coaching program with the goal of increasing educational equity and the impactful use of technology. What are our recommendations for classroom-based technology coaching?

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10 green screen project ideas for the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

The post 10 green screen project ideas for the classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech Video in the classroomThis post is written by Megan Diede and Kara Risby. Megan and Kara both currently teach primary at Prairie Wind Elementary in Gillette, Wyoming.

The Unboxing Video: A fun classroom video activity

Ditch That Textbook

The post The Unboxing Video: A fun classroom video activity appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Student engagement Tech Like A Pirate Video in the classroom unboxing videoUnboxing videos can be a really fun, effective way for your students to show what they know.

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5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks. Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. ” The post 5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Game design in the classroom: 8 steps to get started

Ditch That Textbook

The post Game design in the classroom: 8 steps to get started appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Gamification game design games in the classroom gamificationThis post is written by Jon Spike.

3 easy strategies to organize your Google Classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Your Google Classroom is a hot mess. Thankfully, Google Classroom has a feature that helps you keep your classwork page neat and tidy and orderly — topics! Ed Tech G Suite Google Classroom google classroom google classroom organization google classroom topics how to use google classroomLet’s be honest. If it is, you’re like many, many other teachers. (If If it’s not a hot mess, kudos to you. We can learn something from you!)

10 easy ways to clean up your Google Classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Our Google Classrooms are no exception. The post 10 easy ways to clean up your Google Classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. G Suite Google ClassroomAs the school year comes to an end we begin clean and organize.

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Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Barry Hoonan on episode 539 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, you’ll get advice for creating grouping strategies for your classroom from an expert teacher and author on the subject. The post Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom can be even more powerful with a few tips and strategies to make it efficient and effective.Google Classroom streamlines the management of student work — announcing, assigning, collecting, grading, giving feedback and returning.

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How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

Sixteen types of games, Google Classroom and LMS compatibility and auto-grading From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students.

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