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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

AR, VR, and MR for All Classrooms



From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality are terms being thrown around in technology circles. But what do the mean? How are they being used in the classroom? Jaime Donally talks about these technologies in simple language and helps us understand the classroom applications of them.

Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Get a discount off your PD. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

Jaime Donally’s Bio As Submitted


Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher and later moved into Instructional Technology. Her desire to build relationships have brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world. She provides staff development and training on immersive technology as an edtech consultant.

Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community. She works as an author and speaker to provide practical use of augmented and virtual reality with more resources at ARVRinEDU.com.

Jaime’s Book: Learning Transported: Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality for All Classrooms

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Monday, August 20, 2018

A Learner Centered Innovation Model



Katie Martin on Episode 341 of the 10-Minute Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Katie Martin, an ISTE 2018 keynote, talks about the importance of putting learners at the center of your innovation model. She starts with the questions we need to ask ourselves and our students and talks about what learner-center innovation looks like. Get inspired and motivated by listening to Katie.

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Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Get a discount off your PD. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

Listen to Katie Martin on episode 341

Katie Martin’s Bio as Submitted


Katie MartinDr. Katie Martin @KatieMartinEdu is the Head of Partnerships- West at AltSchool. Over the last 5 years she has worked in diverse contexts to learn, research, and support deeper learning for all students. She has also served as middle school English language arts teacher, instructional coach, and led the district new teacher mentoring program. Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in middle school education and her Ph.D and in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on the support that impacts teacher efficacy and retention.

Blog: katielmartin.com

Book: Learner-Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion, and Unleash Genius

 

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Friday, August 17, 2018

5 Ideas to Tap Social Media to Enhance PD and Student Learning



Nikki Robertson in Episode 340 of the 10-Minute Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Nikki Robertson, ISTE Librarians Network President Elect, shares five ways to use social media to enhance professional development and improve student learning. Can you use Snapchat to connect with parents? Can social media be effective professional development? Nikki shows us how.

Listen to Nikki Robertson on Episode 340


 

Bio of Nikki D. Robertson


Nikki is a veteran educator, school librarian, Instructional Technology Facilitator and ISTE Librarians Network President Elect. Nikki is passionate about 1:1 Digital Initiatives, collaboration with other education professionals, and assisting students in becoming well informed, critically thinking digital citizens.

Nikki is the co founder of the first EdCamp Atlanta and has also collaborated in the creation of and moderation of national and global professional development opportunities designed specifically for the unique needs of school librarians, including #TLChat LIVE! Twitter Chat Sessions, and TL News Night.

Nikki’s new book, Connected Librarians: Tap Social Media to Enhance Professional Development and Student Learning, is now available for purchase through the ISTE Store and/or Amazon.

Nikki is also the recipient of several honors, including an ASLA Ann Marie Pipkin Technology Award, the AASL Bound to Stay Bound Grant, and was named as the 2018 Program Pioneer Social Media Superstar by the American Association of School Librarians.

Connected Librarians: Tap Social Media to Enhance Professional Development and Student Learning

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hacking Early Childhood



Jessica Cabeen on Episode 339

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Jessica Cabeen, the 2017 Minnesota National Distinguished Principal, and talks about how we can hack and improve early learning. This is a must-listen for kindergarten principals and teachers.

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Jessica Cabeen’s Bio


Jessica is the Principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin Minnesota. Prior to that, she was the principal of the “Happiest Place in Southeastern Minnesota”, the Woodson Kindergarten Center. She has been an assistant middle school principal, a special education supervisor, and special education teacher. She started her career as a Music Therapist and worked with adults with disabilities and adolescents in residential settings in Iowa and Illinois.

Jessica was awarded the NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning Award in 2016 and in 2017 was named the Minnesota National Distinguished Principal. Jessica is active on social media (@JessicaCabeen) and co-moderates #ECEChat as well as engages with other educators looking to make all things possible for our young learners, and learners that are young at heart.

You can connect with her on twitter and voxer @JessicaCabeen or on her website: https://jessicacabeen.com/

Hacking Early Learning: https://jessicacabeen.com/hacking-early-learning/
(Releasing in July of 2018) Balance Like a Pirate: https://principalinbalance.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/balance-like-a-pirate-summer-2018-challenge-balancelap/

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Math Success with No Textbook



Mandi Tolen on Episode 338 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Mandi Tolen shares how she teaches math, engages students and teachers to standards with NO TEXTBOOK. From choose your own adventure stories to other engaging methods, all teachers will have something to learn from this teacher who ditched her textbook and enhanced learning.

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Bio of Mandi Tolen


Mandi Tolen has been an educator for over 18 years in the areas of Math, Communication Arts, and Technology courses, and served as a District Technology Coordinator. Mandi’s passion is changing how we teach to create thinkers and learners. She is a connected educator and blogs regularly on two educational blogs. Mandi is a Google Certified Innovator, a team moderator of the Twitter chat #ditchbook and #SJSDchat, and has presented at both local and national conferences, as well as provided in-district support and training for schools implementing technology.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning



Episode 337 with Kasey Bell

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for helping teachers make progress with technology. She also shares the biggest mistake she’s made as a teacher relating to edtech.

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Kasey Bell’s Bio


Kasey Bell is part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas–go big or go home, y’all! She is a disruptor of the boring. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration. Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Through teacher empowering publications and award-winning educational resources at ShakeUpLearning.com, learner-driven workshops and presentations and co-hosting Google Teacher Tribe weekly podcast, Kasey proves why we should never settle for the boring when it comes to bringing out the very best in our students, and we should always strive to Shake Up Learning!

Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast
Author of The Teacher’s Guide to Google Classroom
Google Certified Innovator
Google Certified Trainer
Amazon Education Thought Leader
Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”
One of 20 TrustED Educational Thought Leaders
#3 EdTech Blog
#3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter
Must Read EdTech Blog
Edublog Awards Finalist

ShakeUpLearning.com provides teachers and educators with easy to understand, use tomorrow resources for Google and G Suite for Education, mobile learning and classroom technology integration through digital learning resources, technology tips and tricks, in-depth e-courses, books, resources, cheat sheets, blog publications. and podcasts.

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