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Thursday, September 12, 2019

How to Reach Bilingual Students



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Reach Bilingual Students

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-reach-bilingual-students/
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 Help Bilingual Students




Dania Santana, author of the bilingual children's book, Sebastian's Game Day Surprise, and multicultural parenting expert, shares how we can reach bilingual students. She discusses the current thought on best supporting bilingual students.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e559

 

Challenge

Have a conversation with one of your bilingual students and reflect on their situation based on what you've learned in today's episode.

I also share some responses to a recent question about engagement with ideas from teachers.

 

 

Dania Santana - Bio As Submitted

Dania Santana is a multicultural parenting expert who raises cultural awareness to create social change. She is also a published author and speaker on the subject of multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion.

Twitter: @DiversityUS

Blog: https://embracingdiversity.us/ 


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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

4 Steps to Improve Student Engagement




Engaging students can be a challenge. A student from Jeromie Heath's class shares her perspective on learning and why she wanted to learn for Jeromie in this episode. Today, join in the conversations about learning and engagement and all your own thoughts on social media.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e578

Jeromie Heath - Bio As Submitted

Jeromie Heath's students experience a revitalization in the love of learning. Jeromie's passionate mission to engage every student is the key to more equitable learning higher quality education, helping to close opportunity gaps, higher student growth/performance, and happier learners. 

His students love school, love learning, and love each and every day.  He attributes this increase in student engagement and performance based on the 3 key principles of engagement: accessibility, value, and stimulation. These three principles include innovative and effective methods that inspire, motivate, and challenge every learner.  These methods not only produce results in student growth on test scores, but also (and more importantly) create experiences for life-long learners.

He is a NBCT who holds experience in teaching in several diverse elementary schools.  He now shares his 3 key principles to student engagement all across America.  His presentations are not only informative - they are dynamic.  For more info, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/teachermrheath/jeromie-heath-presenter-and-trainer


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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

4 Steps to Improve Student Engagement



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 4 Steps to Improve Student Engagement

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/4-steps-to-improve-student-engagement/
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.

3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/3-add-ons-to-solve-problems-in-google-classroom-programmed-by-1-teacher/
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.

3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)




Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments. He saw a problem and programmed a solution, first by creating an add-on for just within his district. Many people don't know that this is possible or that add on's can be just within a district. We also discuss a "make your own extension" resource by Wanda Terral. Learn about Google Classroom teaching practices as well as a problem-solving attitude that you can bring to your own school.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e557

Today's Challenge

As I mentioned in the show, I was in Memphis this summer, Wanda Terral had a mini class on programming an extension for your district. There are teachers creating add ons and extensions inside their district.

So, your challenge today is to explore and look at the add ons inside your favorite Google App and to find at least one time-saving add on or browser extension. After you find it, or if you already have one – share it to #edtechfind on the social media of your choice.   

Resources

Michael Backus - Bio as Submitted

Michael Backus teaches computer literacy and computer science at Teeland Middle School in Wasilla, Alaska. As the creator of the https://www.akrobotnerd.com, he has shared many projects that he has developed over the years, the most famous being his Artificial Intelligence with Arduinos curriculum. His most recent project is Build and Program Games with Arduino, a curriculum that introduces students to Arduino by walking them through how to make an electronic Tug-o-War and Simon Says game. In addition to creating curriculum, Michael also writes software to make life easier for teachers. His most recent work is a trio of G Suite add-ons (Document Evaluator, Slideshow Evaluator, and Spreadsheet Evaluator) that make communicating assignment requirements, managing peer evaluations, and grading much faster and easier.

Blog: https://learn.akrobotnerd.com

 


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