Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day @coolcatteacher – Education Article

I have picked five of my essential classroom tools. Pick one today to try with your students. I’ve also added some of my favorite new productivity tools for my smartphone, iPad, and a few new ones for my Mac. Today’s Sponsor Thank you to Advancement Courses for making today’s show possible. For over 30 years, Advancement Courses has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to thousands of teachers across the country. They offer over 200 graduate-level…

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Revealing the Heart to Breakthrough to the Unreachable Student @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Basil Marin Ed.S., is an Assistant Principal with Portsmouth Public Schools in Portsmouth, Virginia. He specializes in educational leadership, team coaching, staff development andspecial education development. His primary areas of concentration include teacher development, growth mindset development, interviews, building positive relationships with students, and creating the platform for continuous professional development. Mr. Marin is an experienced educator having worked in education as a teacher and administrator with students in the elementary, middle, and high school settings. He has extensive experience…

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Valuable Virtual Reality Things Every Teacher Should Know @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Steven Sato is currently the Technology Director for Rolling Hills Country Day School in Los Angeles.  He has been an educator for 19 years and as a life-long learner he dedicates his time to the advancement of K12 education through the appropriate use of technology.  He is a Google Certified Innovator, the Co-Organizer of the LA Immersive Edtech Meetup Group and the Co-Host of the Virtual Reality Podcast.  He focuses on the integration and research of immersive technologies such as…

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Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Tom Murray reflects on his first 1:1 program seventeen years ago with Palm Pilots. He’s concerned that we often celebrate low-level learning. “Just because something is digital does not mean it is any good,” says Tom. The 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology from Jennifer Gonzalez is here! I recommend this handy, useful encyclopedia of education technology tools. Learn more now. He reveals the story about how he learned this important concept. Even though he taught a lesson with 100% engagement…

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Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents – Education Article

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today’s parents like a different kind of communication. Student videos. Some information and not others. Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today’s parents. Today, he shares what he has learned. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.…

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How to Get Your Students Out of the Box – Education Article

Chester Asher, MT, MPA, JD is the CEO/Executive Director of Chattahoochee Hills Charter School. He is a dedicated educator and has worked with district and charter schools for the last sixteen years. He has a Master’s of Teaching from Fordham University, an MPA from NYU and a law degree from Cardozo Law School. He has taught every single grade from K to 12 and has also taught seminars to undergraduates at New York University and graduate students at Columbia University.…

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How to Get Your Students Out of the Box – Education Article

Chester Asher, MT, MPA, JD is the CEO/Executive Director of Chattahoochee Hills Charter School. He is a dedicated educator and has worked with district and charter schools for the last sixteen years. He has a Master’s of Teaching from Fordham University, an MPA from NYU and a law degree from Cardozo Law School. He has taught every single grade from K to 12 and has also taught seminars to undergraduates at New York University and graduate students at Columbia University.…

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Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents – Education Article

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today’s parents like a different kind of communication. Student videos. Some information and not others. Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today’s parents. Today, he shares what he has learned. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.…

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No 1 to 1 devices? You can be an awesome tech-using school anyway! – Education Article

I have been an Instructional Technology Coach in Prince William County, Virginia for the past 15 years. I am ISTE-T Certified, an avid user of Microsoft 365 products, and a Tech4Learning Innovative Educator. I co-plan, co-teach, and collaborate with teachers to develop technology-enhanced lessons within the blended learning model in classrooms.  I also provide professional development for my school and the county. <script… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Vicki Davis Read Full Article

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5 Sure Fire Ways to Create Remarkable Graphics – Education Article

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tony Vincent is a pro at creating graphics. His blog and work is full of amazing graphics. Today, he teaches us five sure-fire ways to create remarkable graphics. We can teach our students or use them to promote the causes we care about. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Tony Vincent Fifth Grade Teacher Tony Vincent currently…

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Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Dyane Smokorowski is the 2013 Kansas Teacher of the Year and is currently serving as an Instructional Technology Coach in the Andover Public schools. Mrs. Smoke, as she’s known to her students, believes in a project-based, student-centered classroom that helps students build skills in communication, planning, research and project implementation. Her 17-year passion for global collaboration has led Mrs. Smoke to design over 75 projects for teachers and students around the world. She wants her students to develop a love…

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How to Motivate Teachers to Change with Joy Kirr – Education Article

Joy Kirr is the author of the book Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for Massive Impact in Your Classroom, but she is a 7th grade ELA teacher first. She’s in her 24th year of teaching, and it is truly her passion. As she does not have children of her own, every year she takes her 90 12-year-olds under her wing. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning and has even gone so far as to be…

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Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets from a Pro Teacher – Education Article

Classroom management is a challenge for many teachers. Stacey Corrigan talks about how she manages her classroom. From transitions to handling disruptions, Stacey talks about the 20+ year classroom journey. She even shares the mistakes she has made and how she tries to help teachers not make those same mistakes. This is a refreshing way to start 2019 with perspective on the struggles all of us teachers face. Listen to the Show Stacey Corrigan Stacey is a picture book author…

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Telling our Student’s Stories – Education Article

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students have stories to tell. As educators, we can impact our profession by sharing the stories of student successes (and perhaps struggles.) In today’s episode, Jamie Ewing talks about his new YouTube channel and why he finds sharing student stories to be a powerful way to help the profession of teaching. For over 30 years, Advancement Courses has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses…

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How We Disenfranchise Students of Color with Josh Parker – Education Article

Josh Parker’s mission in education and life is to “help people and solve problems.” Throughout his career, he has achieved both goals. He has served students and teachers within the Baltimore/Washington D.C. corridor as an ELA Instructional Coach, Language Arts Department Chair, Secondary Language Arts teacher, professor and compliance specialist. He now serves teachers, administrators and educational leaders throughout the country as the Director of Engagement and Programs at Unbound Ed. Mr. Parker, a Teaching Channel Laureate and Education Week…

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Question Formulation Techniques with Chris Fancher – Education Article

Chris Fancher is a Middle Years Program (MYP) design teacher at a public International Baccalaureate (IB) charter school in Round Rock, TX. He has taught every course, from pre-algebra to calculus, in more than 20 years of public education. As a military spouse, he found himself teaching mathematics in four states and two countries, as well as teaching college algebra and college statistics for the University of Maryland University College. Chris honed his project-based learning (PBL) skills at the nationally…

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Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Hi! I’m Sam Fecich a professor, educator, and huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes (PSL)! Seriously, guys, I am the type of person who is counting down the days in August until PSLs are back on the menu. Most days of the week you can find me in my office at Grove City College working with students or teaching preservice teachers about educational technology or special education. During my courses, preservice teachers learn how to hone their digital presence, unite…

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Breaking Lock Step Test Prep @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Jerry Blumengarten has been working with schools for years. But when his local schools in Florida where he has retired have turned away his free offer of help because they have no time, Jerry fights back by talking about how we need to break this “Lockstep Test Prep” mentality. This episode will make you think. Listen to Jerry Blumengarten Jerry Blumengarten Bio as Submitted I am a constant learner, educator, writer and speaker. My PLN provides great links for Cybrary…

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Virtual Reality Protocols for the Classroom @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Virtual reality (VR) in the classroom isn’t just a headset you grab and start using. As many educators start using virtual reality, they are discovering the issues relating to classroom management, safety, and good health that should impact how we use these devices. #ARVRinEDU chat founder, Jaime Donally talks with me (Vicki Davis) about Virtual Reality Protocols for the classroom. Some of the tips and advice included in this series on virtual reality. Listen to the Virtual Reality Protocol Series…

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