March, 2021

4 Social Emotional Learning Strategies to Use in the Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We know that to teach students, we must relate to educate and one of the first things we must relate to is their emotions in that moment.

Meet Digital Promise’s New President and CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

Digital Promise

For more than 35 years, Jean-Claude Brizard has worked in education as a teacher, school leader, superintendent, chief executive, funder, and education advocate.

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10 St. Patrick’s Day Resources For Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Try these fun websites with activities for different grade levels, different classes: Puzzle–St. Pat’s Puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s drag-and-drop puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s slide puzzle. Puzzles and games. Physical Education St.

4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces

Neo LMS

As we prepare for spring, it is always good to have some new ideas to promote student engagement and foster more collaboration in the classroom.

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. In my opinion, I learn just as much, if not more, from them as they hopefully do from me.

Self-Regulation in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

“Students don’t do the asynchronous work.” ” “Students don’t work unless I am monitoring them.” ” “Students will only do the work if I grade it.” ” I hear statements like this every week.

How to Partner with Parents During Pandemic Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Taylor shares how schools can better connect with parents From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some schools need to reset their relationships with parents. Others want to make it stronger as they transition to a different form of learning.

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4 Ways HS Students Develop the IT Skills for Higher Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s still time this school year to help high school students learn the skills they’ll require to thrive in Higher Education.

The impact of digital fatigue in the educational system

Neo LMS

More than a year ago, in the context of the international health crisis we are still facing, the entire world had to deal with unique learning circumstances.

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5 Google Jamboard features you (probably) don’t know

Ditch That Textbook

Jamboard is Google's digital white board tool. Educators have flocked to it because it's very visual, it's easy to use, and it's highly collaborative. Teachers are using it in so many ways.as

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An Active Reading Strategy for Any Learning Landscape

Catlin Tucker

I’ve experienced the phenomenon of reading a text, but when I get to the end of a page or the bottom of the article, I have no idea what the text was about. I could not answer a single question about the content of what I read.

Augmented Reality Lessons You Can Use Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Do you need safe, fun ways for students to connect and learn while keeping their distance in the classroom? Augmented reality apps might be for you!

8 Elements of Effective Coaching

A Principal's Reflections

I absolutely love coaching educators in small groups. During these sessions, I get to see firsthand how they are implementing ideas and strategies into practice to grow.

Tech Tip #105: Create Shortkeys for Windows Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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6 Ways to build meaningful online teacher-student relationships

Neo LMS

As a teacher, one of the greatest joys is seeing your students’ eyes light up when they learn something new. We’ve all had that teacher who made us like a subject simply because their personality and enthusiasm were enough to spark an interest in anything.

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Remaking the Future of Learning, One Community at a Time

Digital Promise

The mother I met on a May evening in 2019 at the Pittsburgh Youth Filmmakers premiere had never heard of the local student film program before that night.

Why Your Marketing Team Needs to Be a Part of the Online Program Development Process

Wisewire

New programs are not paying off the way they should, concludes a recent study by Burning Glass Technologies.

3 Ways to Stress Less in Today’s Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers are stressing over so many things. Today, Dr. Desiree Alexander tackles three of those issues: distance learning, hybrid learning, and digital equity.

The Power of Collaboration

A Principal's Reflections

There is nothing more gratifying, in my opinion than watching people work together to achieve a common goal.

5 (free) Research Posters to Mainstream Tech Ed

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. . This month: Research. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

How to overcome digital fatigue as a teacher

Neo LMS

Teachers have a saying: There’s no tired like teacher-tired. Being a teacher has always been a tough job that can drain the last ounce of energy out of you regularly.

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4 Practices to Immediately Improve the Teacher Experience in Your School

Education Elements

There are 88 million opportunities in the human genome for trait variations to make us unique, but when it comes to what we seek in the workplace, neuroscience suggests most humans crave the same three things – safety, belonging, and a sense of mattering.

Scratch Monster Mash: A Language Arts/Technology Project

User Generated Education

[link]. This project was developed by Colleen Graves. I found information about how to do it at the Makey Makey blog post entitled, Scratch Coding Literacy Project Ideas for Makey Makey micro:bit Inventions. She designed it to be used with Scratch programming and the micro:bit micro-controller.

5 Things We Need to Get Right As we Move Back to In Person Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As we consider how we move back into school, we need to think about neuroscience research about how students learn.

Digitally-Enhanced Exit Tickets

A Principal's Reflections

I love coaching as it provides a lens to see how teachers and administrators act on feedback to grow and improve. It also provides evidence that strategies aligned to research and sound instructional design are implemented in practical ways.

5 Ways Ed-tech Can Enhance Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

As is my habit, I spend a lot of time exploring new ways to teach old subjects. Lately, I’ve concentrated on social studies.

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How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning

Neo LMS

Education is a continuous process that starts even before a child goes to school. It starts at home: the first teachers a child has are their parents.

Making the Case for Transforming Summer School

Education Elements

For most of us, summer school was a punishment for not passing a class. Sure, plenty of teachers (including myself) framed it as a second opportunity or a chance for more individual support.

New MY World 360° Playlist Premiering at Global Festival of Action

Digital Promise

Leading up to the SDG Global Festival of Action , we’re thrilled to announce a new MY World 360 ° playlist featuring immersive storytelling and design projects from across the globe. Since launching in March 2018, MY World 360 ° has screened 31 immersive stories at UN events around the world.

Horse and Buggy Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Why don’t more people drive a horse and buggy to school? They got the job done. They took us where we wanted to go — just slow. Sure, we had to feed the horses. And we had to live nearer to the schoolhouse.

Blended Learning: The Whole Group Rotation

Catlin Tucker

When I work with teachers who are new to blended learning, there is often a knee-jerk concern about the time required to design a lesson that strategically blends active, engaged learning online with active, engaged learning offline.

Tech Tip #133: 10 Favorite Mac Shortkeys

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Using the school LMS to provide emotional support in remote learning

Neo LMS

If there’s anything we have learned from the past year’s events, it’s that well-being is now more important than ever. In truth, we can’t ask students to do great in any circumstances.

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Will pandemic shift to online classes speed progress toward student-centered learning?

The Christensen Institute

It goes without saying that schools, educators and students have confronted a number of instructional hurdles this past year. But will the forced adoption of online learning accelerate innovation in K-12 education and its transformation toward more student-centered learning?

4 powerful ways to embed media on your Canvas homepage

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Jon Kelley, bacon and coffee-loving educator in Delaware, Ohio, and 2019 Canvas National Educator of the Year. Jon is a Teaching and Learning Coach for Delaware City Schools. You can connect with Jon on Twitter @MrKelley64.

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How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Did you know that you can play massive Kahoot games with many students as players?

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Supporting Students with a Justice Lens

Education Elements

Like many this past year, I suffered the effects of deprivation from proximity – that is to say, I miss humans.