Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10)

5 Essential Practices for Designated and Integrated ELD @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Elizabeth Iwaszewicz talks about five strategies for designated and integrated English Language Development (ELD).   Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. These let the teacher: View all student experiences in one place Edit and View Experiences in one place Share Student Experiences as a group Metaverse is free for teachers and students to create as many AR experiences as you want. The new classroom management features in Metaverse…

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5 Essential Practices for Designated and Integrated ELD @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Elizabeth Iwaszewicz talks about five strategies for designated and integrated English Language Development (ELD).   Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. These let the teacher: View all student experiences in one place Edit and View Experiences in one place Share Student Experiences as a group Metaverse is free for teachers and students to create as many AR experiences as you want. The new classroom management features in Metaverse…

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How to Teach AI in the Classroom @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning, talks about Artificial Intelligence and what we should be teaching kids in our classrooms today. Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. These let the teacher: View all student experiences in one place Edit and View Experiences in one place Share Student Experiences as a group Metaverse is free for teachers and students to create as many AR experiences…

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How to Teach AI in the Classroom @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning, talks about Artificial Intelligence and what we should be teaching kids in our classrooms today. Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. These let the teacher: View all student experiences in one place Edit and View Experiences in one place Share Student Experiences as a group Metaverse is free for teachers and students to create as many AR experiences…

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Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features – Education Article

Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. I first wrote about this app in December 2017 shortly after launch. Metaverse has come a long way and is specifically focused on becoming an amazing AR app for classrooms with the new Collections feature. In this blog post, I’ll share the vocabulary I use for teaching programming, how I teach with Metaverse, and some new features that help us manage our classroom as students program in AR and…

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How to Create in AR and VR @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Jaime Donally talks about all the ways kids can create and make inside Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in the classroom. She gives an excellent overview of all of the apps and tools out there. Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. These let the teacher: View all student experiences in one place Edit and View Experiences in one place Share Student Experiences as a group Metaverse…

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This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Donnie Piercey works as a fifth gradeteacher in Lexington, Kentucky. He is always trying to find new and innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum in order to increase student learning and engagement. You can always check and see what his students are up to by visiting his classroom website, http://www.mrpiercey.com. Donnie has run a 1:1 iPad, Chromebook, and Macbook classroom over the course of his thirteeen year teaching career. Donnie received a B.A. in Theology from Asbury University…

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This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Donnie Piercey works as a fifth gradeteacher in Lexington, Kentucky. He is always trying to find new and innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum in order to increase student learning and engagement. You can always check and see what his students are up to by visiting his classroom website, http://www.mrpiercey.com. Donnie has run a 1:1 iPad, Chromebook, and Macbook classroom over the course of his thirteeen year teaching career. Donnie received a B.A. in Theology from Asbury University…

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Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Doug Bergman is Head of Computer Science at Porter-Gaud independent school in Charleston, SC. He has been the head of the CS department for 18+ years and been in CS education for 23+ years. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems, M.A. in Education Administration, and is 2 courses shy of completing his Online Masters in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. He has taught in public schools, private schools, and professional schools and has worked with students from ages…

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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 Make Science Thrilling from a “Jurassic Park” Mind @coolcatteacher – Education Article

by Vicki Davis Comment | Share | Tweet | Share | Pin It | email Dr. Ray Havasay was a scientist consulted on the making of the original Jurassic Park. Now, she is Executive Director of The Center for Science Teaching and Learning where she specializes in helping engage students in exciting science learning. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Dr. Ray Ann Havasay Executive Director Dr. Havasy is the Executive Director of The Center for Science Teaching and…

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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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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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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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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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