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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Why Playful Learning Is So Important in the Classroom and the Real World




David Gann, Professor of Innovation and Technology Management, shares what his research has shown about playful learning in the business world and classroom. This is a great show for those who think "play" is a bad word and to realize that play is applicable at all levels of success.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Why Playful Learning Is So Important in the Classroom and the Real World



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Why Playful Learning Is So Important in the Classroom and the Real World

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/why-playful-learning-is-so-important-in-the-classroom-and-the-real-world/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education




Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. We should design the classroom environment for learning.

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Today's sponsor is Empatico a powerful global collaborative tool for ages 7-11. Sign up at www.coolcatteacher.com/empatico 


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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-design-the-classroom-for-effective-education-with-michael-cohen/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom




Dr. Brian S. Friedlander talks about the Amazon Alexa devices and why so many teachers are excited about them. www.coolcatteacher.com/e447 

Today's sponsor is Empatico, a free global collaborative app for students aged 7-11. coolcatteacher.com/empatico  


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Monday, February 25, 2019

Empatico: A Breakthrough Way to Promote Empathy (And It’s Free)



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Empatico: A Breakthrough Way to Promote Empathy (And It’s Free)

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/empatico-a-breakthrough-way-to-promote-empathy-and-its-free/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-use-alexa-devices-in-the-classroom-with-dr-brian-s-friedlander/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Reclaiming Our Calling #MotivationMonday




Get motivated and remember why we want to teach with principal Brad Gustafson. www.coolcatteacher.com/e446  Sponsored by Empatico, an amazing free way to collaborate for ages 7-11 www.coolcatteacher.com/empatico 


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Friday, February 22, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

How to Teach AI in the Classroom



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Teach AI in the Classroom

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-teach-ai-in-the-classroom/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

AI in the Classroom




Michelle Zimmerman talks about AI in the classroom and her new book that shares what we should be doing in this topic. www.coolcatteacher.com/e444  sponsored by: Metaverse - learn more at www.coolcatteacher.com/metaverse 


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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How to Create in AR and VR



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Create in AR and VR

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-create-in-ar-and-vr/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

442 AR and VR in the Classroom




Augmented Reality an Virtual Reality in the classroom with Hall Davidson. www.coolcatteacher.com/e442  Today's sponsor is Metaverse. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/metaverse  to try this app for free.


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Monday, February 18, 2019

VR & AR in the Classroom



A new blog has appeared on my main site: VR & AR in the Classroom

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/vr-ar-in-the-classroom/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

441 - 25 Days of Making: When Educators Make, Create, and Have Fun




Learning to make and create can be a challenge but hundreds of educators took the challenge. Aaron Maurer talks about the 25 days of making. You can join in! www.coolcatteacher.com/e441

Today's sponsor is Metaverse. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/metaverse to try this app for free. Use the code ARforEDU to try the new classroom Collections feature.


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Friday, February 15, 2019

5 Ways to Battle Burnout




Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

5 Ways to Battle Burnout



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Ways to Battle Burnout

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-ways-to-battle-burnout/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Valentine's Gift: Confessions of the Pain, Joy, and Love of Teaching




Today's show is different - it is longer than usual. I share some stories of insults, struggles, mistakes, and joys of teaching. The hope is that you'll be encouraged, not feel alone, and remember why we do this profession. These are my stories digging back many years in some cases of the things that have changed my view and made me a better teacher - even when they were hard. Teaching, your job is so important. I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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Right now, 10-minute Teacher Listeners can save 20% off each course with the code COOL20 at advancementcourses.com/coolcat. (That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours.)


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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Gift: Confessions of the Pain, Joy, and Love of Teaching



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Valentine’s Gift: Confessions of the Pain, Joy, and Love of Teaching

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/valentines-gift-confessions-of-the-pain-joy-and-love-of-teaching/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica




Developing an "explorer's mindset" is the goal. To help nurture the explorer's mindset in his students, Donnie Piercey traveled to Antarctica and connected with his students. www.coolcatteacher.com/e438 

Right now, 10-minute Teacher Listeners can save 20% off each course with the code COOL20 at advancementcourses.com/coolcat. (That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours.)


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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica



A new blog has appeared on my main site: This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/this-is-what-happens-when-you-teach-from-antarctica/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day




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.

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Right now, 10-minute Teacher Listeners can save 20% off each course with the code COOL20 at advancementcourses.com/coolcat . (That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours.)


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Monday, February 11, 2019

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/fantastic-apps-i-use-every-day/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Revealing the Heart to Breakthrough to the Unreachable Student




Basil Marin's story of struggle to success will inspire every teacher to reach the unreachable student. He is now an assistant principal and spreading the word of what happens when a teacher believes in the unreachable child. We all have unreachable stars in our classroom if we'll just look for them.

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Right now, my listeners can save 20% off each course with code COOL20 at Advancement Courses.


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Friday, February 08, 2019

5 Popular Must-Watch Videos with Inspiring Stories That Will Make You Smile




Trevor Muir’s Facebook videos are getting millions of views. Hear the touching teacher stories that are resonating and have teachers sharing. See the videos at: www.coolcatteacher.com/e435 

The Teacher’s Guide to Technology 2019 is here! See www.coolcatteacher.com/guide  to learn more about this handy, useful guide from Jennifer Gonzalez.


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Thursday, February 07, 2019

5 Popular Must-Watch Videos with Inspiring Stories That Will Make You Smile



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Popular Must-Watch Videos with Inspiring Stories That Will Make You Smile

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-popular-must-watch-videos-with-inspiring-stories-that-will-make-you-smile/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know




In some of the statistics about online accessibility, we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. More than that - federal lawsuits for non-compliance have risen 180% from 2017 to 2018 in the United States. Today, we dig into a university that is making progress on accessibility and compliance. www.coolcatteacher.com/e434 


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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/secrets-of-accessible-online-content-you-need-to-know/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now




Doug Bergman, author of Computer Science K12: Imagine the Possibilities, gives an overview of the things we should be teaching students relating to Computer Science from kindergarten to high school. From small programmable robots to programming languages at the upper level, Computer Science is an essential 21st Century skill and method of thinking and creating that is applicable to many fields besides Computer Science.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e433  The Teacher’s Guide to Technology 2019 is here! See www.coolcatteacher.com/guide  to learn more about this handy, useful guide from Jennifer Gonzalez.


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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/pioneering-excellence-for-better-computer-science-now/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Valuable Virtual Reality Things Every Teacher Should Know




The impossible, dangerous, counterproductive, or experience are perfect experiences for virtual reality. Teacher Steven Sato shares with us the kinds of virtual reality experiences that are useful in the classroom.

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The Teacher’s Guide to Technology 2019 is here! See www.coolcatteacher.com/guide  to learn more about this handy, useful guide from Jennifer Gonzalez.


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Monday, February 04, 2019

Valuable Virtual Reality Things Every Teacher Should Know



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Valuable Virtual Reality Things Every Teacher Should Know

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/valuable-virtual-reality-things-every-teacher-should-know/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning




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. www.coolcatteacher.com/e431 

The Teacher’s Guide to Technology 2019 is here! See www.coolcatteacher.com/guide  to learn more about this handy, useful guide from Jennifer Gonzalez.


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Friday, February 01, 2019

5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now




Genuine appreciation that is timely and meaningful can go a long way in the classroom, between colleagues, and administrators and their teachers. So why don't we show more appreciation? It doesn't have to be hard as Dr. Brad Johnson explains in this simple but inspiring show about taking the time to build relationships. We can do this. Even more importantly, we must. www.coolcatteacher.com/e430 


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