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Friday, August 31, 2018

5 Inspirational Thoughts for Teachers



From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Five inspiring thoughts for classroom teachers including research, inspirational stories, and thoughts from the real world classroom.

inspirational thoughts for teachers

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lesson Planning with the Classroom Chef Model



John Stevens on episode 349 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show

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John Stevens talks about a method of lesson planning to help teachers “serve up” more exciting lessons to students.

John Stevens Classroom Chef (3)

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Bio as Submitted


John StevensJohn is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California, supporting teachers who want to take more risks and promote curiosity. Whether it is a conversation around his books (The Classroom Chef, Table Talk Math), his discussion-provoking website (http://wouldyourathermath.com), or a number of other interests, John is always up to learn new ways we can support and encourage kids.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Student-Driven Hyperdocs



Katie Bradford and Brett Miller in Episode 348 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast

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Kate Bradford and Brett Miller share their secrets for student-driven Hyperdocs. Taken from their popular ISTE 2018 session, learn about the next evolution of Hyperdocs and how they’re being used in the classroom.

kate bradford brett miller 348 hyperdocs

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See their presentation:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DLvDIxwmXJOZRG9RA4r4OcOxBFARXJ_vJgIVv2KOe5g/edit?usp=sharing

Katie Bradford

Katie @MrsKBradford is a former middle school Language Arts teacher and Project-Based Learning facilitator with a passion for transformative learning experiences! Currently, she is an Innovative Learning Specialist for Five-Star Technology Solutions and a Google Certified Trainer spreading love for #EdTech that empowers students to think critically and follow their passion!

 

Brett Miller

I Brett Milleram Brett, @bmiller_fsts an Innovative Learning Specialist for Five-Star Technology in Southern Indiana. First-year e-learning coach for South Ripley Community Schools. Before coaching, I was a 6th-grade teacher who was passionate about creating AWESOME learning experiences for kids.

In my personal life, I am married to an inspiring educator. She is my better half, and constantly challenges me to grow!

Website: www.techcoachnotebook.com

 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech



From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Michael Furdyk from Taking IT Global talks about some global initiatives to help students understand indigenous peoples and develop empathy including Whose Land.

michael furdyk edtech (1)

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Michael Furdyk’s Bio as Submitted


MichaelHeadshot (1)Michael Furdyk is the Co-founder of TakingITGlobal (www.tigweb.org), which provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. TIG was awarded the 2013 Intercultural Innovation Award by BMW and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy.

Michael @mfurdyk has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, presented at TED, and was named one of Teen People’s “Twenty Teens that will Change the World”. Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events across sectors, sharing his social media expertise and insights on youth engagement and educational reform to audiences in over 30 countries. He sits on several non-profit boards, and completed his Master of Design (MDes) in Inclusive Design at OCAD University. He is an Adjunct Professor for Long Island University’s Master of Education (M.Ed) in Education Technology.

Website: http://www.tigweb.org

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Motivating Kids to Read and Write: Sparks in the Dark



Todd Nesloney and Travis Crowder on Episode 346 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Todd Nelsoney and Travis Crowder talk about some of the ideas to get kids excited about reading and writing from their book “Sparks in the Dark.” We can motivate and excite kids about reading and writing.

Todd Nesloney and Travis Crowder Sparks in the Dark

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Travis Crowder

Travis Crowder @teachermantrav is a 7th grade English and social studies teacher in North Carolina. He is a voracious reader and writer and loves helping students develop a passion for reading and writing. He is a co-author of Sparks in the Dark, written with Todd Nesloney.

www.teachermantrav.com 

Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney @TechNinjaTodd is the Elementary Principal at Webb Elementary in Navasota, Texas. He is a White House Champion of Change and the Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Teacher and Elementary Principal of the year. He is also the co-author of the best selling book “Kids Deserve It

www.toddnesloney.com

 

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Friday, August 24, 2018

5 Creative “Googley” Tech Tools to Get Kids Creating



Evan Mosier on Episode 345 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Evan Mosier from Iowa teaches us some awesome Googley ideas to start our school year with excitement and creativity.
evan mosier

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.

Bio of Evan Mosier


Evan MosierMy two largest jobs are as a husband and father to two wonderful boys, Ethan (5) and Owen (1). Professionally, I am a Technology Integrationist Lead Teacher at a Middle School (Sudlow, Grades 6-8) in Davenport, Iowa. I teach Language Arts and Computer Applications, in addition to assisting all of the teachers in the building integrate technology into their curriculum. I am also the Yearbook Adviser, website and social media administrator. I am a Google Certified Trainer, Flipgrid Certified Educator Level I and II as well as an Ambassador, and a proud member of the #Ditchbook Ambassadors.
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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Thursday, August 23, 2018

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online



Episode 344 with Jody Green and Dr. Tim Green

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Jody Green and Dr. Tim Greene talk about taking teaching to the next level with #supermuch. We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level.
Jody and Tim Green #supermuch

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.

Bio of Jody Green and Dr. Tim Green


Jody Green

IJody-green am a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) as an Academic Coach focusing in Educational Technology in sunny La Habra, California. My career began in Arlington Heights, IL, where I taught 3rd and 4th graders English as a Second Language in a self-contained classroom. After two years in the Chicagoland area, I relocated to California and began teaching 6th grade at a middle school.

In early 2012, my district decided to bring a 1:1 mobile device initiative to the middle school students and I was fortunate enough to get a cart of iPads in my classroom. I am passionate about technology and its effects on teaching and learning. I have always found ways to integrate technology into my classroom, but having the opportunity to pilot the 1:1 program was exciting and energizing!  It was just what I had needed to reinvigorate my teaching. But even with this renewal of energy, when the Coaching job was posted, I knew I had to apply. I was lucky enough to be offered the position, and I left my classroom March of 2012.  Since then, I’ve been busy, busy, busy creating and delivering professional development and helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University. And yes, I’m a huge IU Basketball fan! I earned a Master of Arts degree in Middle School Education from California State University, San Bernardino. I have a certificate in Gifted and Talented Education from California State University, Fullerton. I’m also a Certified Thinking Maps Trainer and a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. I’ve presented at various conferences such as ATECUE and ISTE. I’ve been published in Leading and Learning with Technology, and I’m currently co-authoring a book on how teachers can develop a personal learning network using social media and other digital tools. I’m an adjunct in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at CSU Fullerton where I teach the occasional graduate level course in educational technology.

Dr. Tim Green

I am a former K12 teacher who has been a professor of educational technology and teacher educator at California Statetim_headshot University, Fullerton since 1999. Five of these years I served as the Director of Distance Education at CSUF. I currently run an online MS program in Educational Technology (http://bit.ly/csufedt). I am the author of numerous articles and books, as well as a presenter, on the integration of educational technology, instructional design, and online distance education. Some of more recent books include the award-winning The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice (Brown & Green, Routledge – bit.ly/IDbookGreen), The Educator’s Guide to Producing New Media and Open Educational Resources (Routledge – bit.ly/green), and Securing the Connected Classroom (ISTE Press – bit.ly/securingGreen). I co-produce (with Dr. Abbie Brown) the award-winning podcast Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences (http://apple.co/2cSzYuD). I am passionate about working with schools and districts on visioning and implementing technology initiatives. I regularly consult with and provide professional develop to schools and districts. I received my PhD in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University.

http://trendsandissues.com

http://theedtechdoctor.com/

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Inspiring a Love of Writing in Fifth Graders



Episode 343 with Faith Marie Brody

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Classroom teacher Faith Maria Brody talks about how she inspires a love of writing in her fifth graders.

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.

Faith Maria Brody’s Bio as Submitted


Faith Maria BrodyI am a classroom teacher, writer, and teaching artist. I have worked as an English Language Arts teacher for over seven years, working with special needs, BSI, TAG, and general education students. As a teaching artist, I specialize in teaching creative writing to children and teens, under the guise of Always Write with Faith. I hold an MA in Writing Arts, and a BFA in Writing for Film and TV. I am level 1 Wilson certified, and studied in the Palumbo Park Writing Workshop with author, Liz Moore.

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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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

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