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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/successful-distance-learning-for-young-kids/
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.

Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids




You may be worried that the youngest kids can't learn at a distance, but Dr. Nancy Frey, co-author of the Distance Learning Playbook comes alongside us to help us understand how it can be done. From successful online meetings to screentime and essential things to include, Nancy encourages us to do what seems impossible. She also gives us some mistakes to avoid. We can reach the youngest students at a distance and support families. Thanks, Nancy for helping us learn how.

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Sponsor: This show is sponsored by Advancement Courses. Advancement Courses is a leader in online professional development, with over 280 courses in 20 different subjects, including topics like online instruction, social-emotional learning, and diversity, equity and inclusion. This back to school season, they’re partnering with DonorsChoose and donating 10% of all sales to help fund projects every day until September 25.
Visit advancementcourses.com/give to learn more and submit your project for a chance to get funded.When you purchase your PD from Advancement Courses use the code COOL20 to receive 20% off your course.

Nancy Frey with Doug Fisher - Bio as Submitted

We are professors at San Diego State University in Educational Leadership and focus on policies and practices in literacy and school leadership. For over two decades, our work has been dedicated to the knowledge and skills of caring teachers and school leaders needed to help students attain their goals and aspirations. Our shared interests include instructional design, curriculum development, and professional learning. We are co-authors of articles and books on literacy and leadership, including This is Balanced Literacy, The Teacher Clarity Playbook, PLC+: Better Decision and Greater Impact by Design, Comprehension: The Thrill, Will and Skill, The Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy Playbook, and most recently The Distance Learning Playbook.

In 2007, with our colleague and friend Ian Pumpian, we founded Health Sciences High and Middle College, an award-winning open-enrollment public school in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego. There we learn from students, teachers, and families every day.

We strive to have an impact in everything we do!

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

 


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Monday, July 27, 2020

7 Things to Consider As We Return to Learn This Fall



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 7 Things to Consider As We Return to Learn This Fall

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/7-things-to-consider-as-we-return-to-learn-this-fall/
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.

7 Things to Consider as We Return to Learn This Fall




As we prepare to learn this fall, we need to consider some teaching best practices. In this episode we cover quite a few topics: 

  • What the fall will look like (we think)
  • How to plan for instruction
  • How to differentiate online instruction
  • Blended learning best practices
  • How to support parents
  • Using community resources to support your classroom
  • Self Care

This show includes sponsored content from Advancement Courses and is an advertorial. The 10 Minute Teacher only has several advertorials a year, but all editorial content is my own. I hope this helps you get started!

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This show is sponsored by Advancement Courses and includes advertorial content from the sponsor. All editorial content is my own. When you purchase your PD from Advancement Courses use the code COOL20 to receive 20% off your course.

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Dawn Stansbury - Bio as Submitted

I am currently working as an Instructional Designer for Advancement Courses, A Wiley Brand. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, earned at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. My Masters Degree was earned at University of South Dakota in the area of Educational Administration.

During my years of working in elementary education, I spent time as a classroom teacher as well as a school leader, all with the Sioux City Community School District in Sioux City, Iowa. I enjoyed teaching for six years in grades 2-5 as well as working as a reading specialist. Although I loved teaching children, I spent the next thirteen years of my career as the elementary principal of a K-5 school. During my time as an elementary principal I led my building of 700 students and 80 staff members to becoming one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa, offering many specialized programs to our students. As a STEM school we were proud to have the 2017 Northwest Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year, as well as a state of Iowa Teacher of the Year top five finalist.

I am passionate about offering educational opportunities to students and educators alike, realizing that the stronger teachers are, the better the learning opportunities for students. When we offer current and impactful learning to teachers, our students, families, and communities’ benefit. As an educational leader, I recognize that it is impossible for administrators to be all-knowing on all aspects of education. Advancement Courses offers valuable resources to educational leaders so that they can best meet the needs of their teachers and allowing those teachers to best meet the needs of their students. I am proud to be a part of providing these resources to the world of education so that we can more efficiently and appropriately differentiate the ways in which our educators are learning.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.


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Monday, July 20, 2020

Morgan Green the Idea Machine with Ideas on How to Improve This Fall



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Morgan Green the Idea Machine with Ideas on How to Improve This Fall

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/morgan-green-the-idea-machine-with-ideas-on-how-to-improve-this-fall/
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.

Morgan Green the Idea Machine with Ideas on How to Improve This Fall




Educator Morgan Green is an idea machine. Here she gives us the ways she's working to improve her classroom this fall.

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path.

Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Morgan Green - Bio as Submitted

Morgan Green is starting her seventh year of teaching high school social studies. Currently, she teaches AP U.S. History to 11th-grade students at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia. She serves as Social Studies Department Chair and is a member of Creekview’s technology committee, instructional leadership team, and the district’s Advanced Placement (AP) collaborative workgroup. Additionally, Morgan is involved at her school by serving as the founder and advisor for Creekview’s Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society chapter and group leader for Education First (EF) International Tours that she takes with her students each summer. Morgan presented in Fall 2019 at the Advanced Placement (AP) Regional Conference in Georgia and the Georgia Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference where she shared engaging ways to bring history to life using technology tools in the classroom. Morgan earned her master’s degree in instructional technology and her specialist degree in curriculum and instruction with endorsements in gifted, online learning, and leadership.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.


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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/practical-strategies-for-flipping-our-classrooms-this-fall/
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.

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classroom this Fall




Blended learning and distance learning will be different this fall. Dig into flipping your classroom and how it looks when you teach effectively in an online classroom. How do you use video effectively?

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Kate Baker - Bio as Submitted

Kate Baker, M.Ed and MAIT, is the Senior Community Engagement Manager at Edmodo, a former high school English teacher with 20+ years of classroom experience, board member of the Flipped Learning Network, & contributing ​author of Flipping 2.​0​: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Classroom. Passionate about evolving authentic learning into digital formats, Kate leads by example and shares her expertise with the global Edmodo Community and on Twitter @KtBkr4.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.


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Monday, July 13, 2020

Courageous Conversations: Let’s Talk about Fighting Racism



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Courageous Conversations: Let’s Talk about Fighting Racism

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/courageous-conversations-lets-talk-about-fighting-racism/
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.

Courageous Conversations: Let's Talk about Fighting Racism with Dr. Andrea Dozier and Vicki Davis




Today, the topic of racism has brought about discussions of not only organizational reform but also reform in our personal perceptions. Today, Dr. Andrea Dozier and I will talk about hope in the midst of understanding. We approach this topic with humility and sincerity and I hope as you listen to our perspectives of being two different women living in the southern United States that we might come away realizing that we’re not as different as we might think. In this podcast, we share our thoughts about working with others, dealing with injustice, and standing for positive change.

Andrea is a friend and she also has a blog that I recommend "Strength for Your Mountain Diaries." Check out Andrea and let me know on Twitter what you think.

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path.

Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Dr. Andrea Dozier - Bio as Submitted

Dr. Andrea Dozier has been providing instruction in higher education for over 18 years. She is currently employed as an assistant professor of nursing and undergraduate pre-licensure clinical coordinator at Albany State University. She is also a Faculty Internationalization Fellow.

Dr. Dozier is certified in online instruction and serves as hybrid nursing program professor, graduate faculty member, and mentor. She is a published author whose research interests include teacher efficacy, instructional methodologies, and course design in nursing education.

Dr. Dozier received her Associate of Science in Nursing in 1995 from Darton State College, Bachelor of Science from Georgia Southwestern State University (2004), Master’s from Albany State University (2012), and Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Valdosta State University (2018).

Dr. Dozier is a member of the Georgia Association for Nursing Education and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing.

Blog: https://strengthforyourmountaindiaries.blogspot.com/

Instagram: @strengthforyourmountaindiaries

Twitter: @strengthforyou1

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.


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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

42 Distance Learning and Inspiring Resources for Educators



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 42 Distance Learning and Inspiring Resources for Educators

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/42-distance-learning-and-inspiring-resources-for-educators/
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 We Began Online Learning Successfully



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How We Began Online Learning Successfully

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-we-began-online-learning-successfully/
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.

5 Ways to Help Kids Improve At Math



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Ways to Help Kids Improve At Math

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-ways-to-help-kids-improve-at-math/
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.

5 Ways to Help Kids Improve At Math




We can help children improve their math skills. Dr. Carrie Cutler is author of "Math-Positive Mindsets: Growing a Child's Mind without Losing Yours." She shares tips to help parents and teachers help children improve at math. Additionally, she shares some things that hinder math learning and things we shouldn't be saying to kids. Let's help all children learn math!

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path.

Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Dr. Carrie Cutler - Bio as Submitted

Dr. Carrie S. Cutler is passionate about mathematics education. A former elementary school teacher, she currently holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Houston. As a teacher of teachers, Carrie is a sought-after presenter and award-winning university instructor. As a mom, she's just hanging in there. Her new book, Math-Positive Mindsets: Growing a Child's Mind without Losing Yours (Math Solutions, 2020) is the culmination of her 20 years in education and her zillion hours doing homework with her eight kids, ages 4-22. Find her at https://www.carriecutler.com/ 

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.


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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

AI and Algorithms Can Be Biased… So What We Should Do About It?



A new blog has appeared on my main site: AI and Algorithms Can Be Biased… So What We Should Do About It?

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/ai-and-algorithms-can-be-biased-so-what-we-should-do-about-it/
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 and Algorithms Can Be Biased... So What We Should Do About It?




Artificial Intelligence sounds fantastic and far off, but it underlies so many things we do today. Today I talk with Jason Thacker, author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity about AI and ethics. He tries to explain what it is, what it does, and why we should be concerned about it as we look at our future. With up to 30% of our jobs being displaced by AI in the next ten years, we should be considering what it is and how we should be using it.

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path.

Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Jason Thacker - Bio as Submitted

Jason Thacker serves as Associate Research Fellow and Creative Director at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is the author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity with Zondervan (March 2020). He writes and speaks on various topics including human dignity, ethics, technology, and artificial intelligence. His work has been featured at Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Slate, and Politico. He holds a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Ethics and Public Theology. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.


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Thursday, June 25, 2020

What’s Hot About YouTube in Education



A new blog has appeared on my main site: What’s Hot About YouTube in Education

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/whats-hot-about-youtube-in-education/
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.

What’s Hot About YouTube in Education




Tyler Daniel Tarver shares some surprising new ways to use Youtube in education. Now YouTube in the class can be a good thing!

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path.

Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Tyler Daniel Tarver - Bio as Submitted

Tyler Tarver is the Dean of NLC College. He has over 14 million views and 60k subscribers on YouTube. He runs TarverAcademy.com, wrote 3 books, hosts podcasts, is a Google Innovator, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Trainer, and has been a teacher, facilitator, principal, and a fake Assistant Superintendent.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

4 Creative Projects to Make Using Google Tools



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 4 Creative Projects to Make Using Google Tools

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/4-creative-projects-to-make-using-google-tools/
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.

4 Creative Projects to Make Using Google Tools




Eric Curts shares how we can use docs, sheets, drawings, and slides with creative classroom projects. Eric is author of the new book Control Alt Achieve: Rebooting Your Classroom with Creative Google Projects and we give an overview of what you can do with Google tools.

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path. Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. 

Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Eric Curts - Bio as Submitted

Eric has been in education for 25 years, and is currently serving as a Technology Integration Specialist for the Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as online learning and other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator and provides Google Apps training to schools, organizations, and conferences throughout Ohio and across the country. He is a co-leader of the Ohio Google Educator Group (GEG) at tiny.cc/geg-ohio and runs the award-winning blog www.ControlAltAchieve.com where all of his Google Apps and edtech resources can be found. Eric is married with four children.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

How to Make Passion Projects During Distance Learning



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Make Passion Projects During Distance Learning

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-make-passion-projects-during-distance-learning/
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 Make Passion Projects During Distance Learning




Don Goble created a passion project for him and his students during distance learning. He tells the story of how he brought leading media experts from around the country into his classroom during the time students were staying home during the pandemic.

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path. Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. 

Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Don Goble - Bio as Submitted

Don Goble is an award-winning Multimedia Instructor at Ladue High School in St. Louis, MO. Don advises https://www.lhstv.net and has published numerous digital media resources for students and educators all over the world. Don is an Apple Distinguished Educator who speaks internationally at education conferences, conventions, and provides in-person/virtual professional development workshops and webinars, offering educators innovative ways to incorporate video, multimedia, and media literacy into the classroom. The National Journalism Education Association named Don as their Broadcast Adviser of the Year 2015. Connect with Don at https://www.dongoble.com or on Twitter @dgoble2001.

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, June 22, 2020

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/excellent-free-stem-strategies-from-tgr-foundation-and-discovery/
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.

Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/mathematical-modeling-on-trial-and-the-maths-fix/
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.

Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix




The mathematics curriculum of today was created before computers. Conrad Wolfram has written a book, The Math(s) Fix and how AI can be part of this process of learning new math. He says we're "making humans into third rate calculators instead of helping humans be problem solvers." He also argues that math should be approachable for everyone and we spend too much time in schools on the wrong tasks. We even talk about some of the charts and numbers shared during the covid19 health crisis and the need for critical thinking in every area of society.

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path. Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. 

Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Conrad Wolfram - Bio as Submitted

Conrad Wolfram – Strategic Director and European CEO/Co-Founder, Wolfram Research

Conrad Wolfram, physicist, mathematician and technologist, is Strategic Director and European Co-Founder/CEO of Wolfram - the “computation company” behind Mathematica, Wolfram Language and Wolfram|Alpha (which powers knowledge answers for Apple's Siri) for over 30 years.

Wolfram pioneers new approaches to data science and computation-based development, with technology and consulting solutions that drive innovation in analytics, software development and modelling. Working with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, it spans industries as diverse as medicine, finance and telecoms.

Conrad is recognised as a thought leader in AI, data science and computation, pioneering a Multi-Paradigm data science approach.

Conrad is also a leading advocate for a fundamental shift of maths education to become computer-based or alternatively introduce a new core subject of computational thinking. He founded computerbasedmath.org and computationalthinking.org to fundamentally fix maths education for the AI age - rebuilding the curriculum assuming computers exist. The movement is now a worldwide force in re-engineering the STEM curriculum. His groundbreaking book 'The Math(s) Fix - an education blueprint for the AI age' www.themathsfix.org is released on 10th June.

Conrad regularly appears in the media to talk about subjects ranging from decisions and data science to 21st-century education. He attended Eton College and holds degrees in Natural Sciences and Maths from the University of Cambridge.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

What Does Next Level Teaching Look like Now?



A new blog has appeared on my main site: What Does Next Level Teaching Look like Now?

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/what-does-next-level-teaching-look-like-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.

What Does Next Level Teaching Look like Now?




Jonathan Alsheimer is a high energy teacher who, admittedly says he isn't so great with technology. He also teaches in a school with kids who don't have access to a lot of technology. He shares how he has leveled up his learning and looks back at what he did over the last eight weeks. He also looks forward to the fall and how he's going to continue to level up over the summer.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e679

Jonathan Alsheimer - Bio as Submitted 

Jonathan Alsheimer is the unorthodox, energetic, and entertaining middle school teacher who refuses to live a life of limitations and works with UFC Fighters, Celebrities, and Clothing Brands. Jonathan often referred to as ""my favorite teacher"" by his students, is the author of ""NEXT LEVEL TEACHING. Jonathan, teaches at the world-renowned Fred Lynn Middle School, which was featured in two documentaries ""Relentless"" and ""Relentless: Chasing Accreditation"", has been featured as the teacher who forged a partnership with UFC Fighter and light-weight contender Paul Felder to bring a message of never giving up, fighting for their education, and empowering the students to believe in themselves, all principles that Jonathan promotes in his classroom.

Jonathan Alsheimer also partnered with Fear the Fighter, MMA clothing brand to establish a stop-bullying campaign with ""Relentless"" Principal Hamish Brewer. Jonathan Alsheimer didn't stop there and established a formed a relationship with Chris ""Drama"" Pfaff, MTV reality star and CEO of Young and Reckless to bring clothing to his ""students in need"" and worked to build student leaders in his school.

As Jonathan always says, ""Game-changing is not a cliche motto; it is a way of life... some talk about it while others live by it!"

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Mastery Learning Excellence at a Distance



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Mastery Learning Excellence at a Distance

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/mastery-learning-excellence-at-a-distance/
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.

Mastery Learning Excellence at a Distance




Rae Hughart gives fantastic ideas for tracking student learning mastery. She shares how she has applied these techniques as she has taught sixth grade math to 150 students at a distance. She also gives ideas for how to level up this summer to improve things for the fall.

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Rae Hughart - Bio as Submitted

Rae Hughart is a Middle Level Math Educator in Illinois, creator of the Teach Further Model, the Director of Training & Development for the Teach Better Team, and co-author of the “Teach Better” book and “Teachers Deserve It” book available August 2020.
Rae continues to facilitate rich discussions with educators around mastering personalized learning, providing targeted student-focused feedback, and the impact of incorporating purpose into daily learning. After being inducted into The Illinois State University Hall of Fame in 2017, Rae was awarded the 2018 First Place Henry Ford Teacher Innovator Award for her innovative educational impact.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.


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Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/assessment-and-grading-in-distance-learning-how-to-get-better/
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.

Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning




Assessment expert Dr. Thomas Guskey reflects on the positives and negatives of assessments during distance learning. He also gives advice about how he thinks schools can improve their assessments this fall to focus on learning.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e677 

Dr. Thomas Guskey - Bio as Submitted

Thomas Guskey is a Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. His research focuses on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform.


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Monday, June 08, 2020

What Educational Leadership Looks Like Today with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo



A new blog has appeared on my main site: What Educational Leadership Looks Like Today with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/what-educational-leadership-looks-like-today-with-dr-joe-sanfelippo/
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.

What Educational Leadership Looks Like Today with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo




Leadership in this season is difficult. Dr. Joe Sanfelippo talks about partnering with parents, the message he's sending to his community, and how we move forward from this challenging time towards the fall. Note from Vicki: The focus of this episode is specifically pandemic related as it was recorded two weeks ago. Other episodes relating to the events of this and last week are being recorded to share conversations relating to racial equity and injustice. 

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Dr. Joe Sanfelippo - Bio as Submitted

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from St. Norbert College, an MS in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an MS in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Leadership, Learning, and Service from Cardinal Stritch University.

Joe is also an adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership Department at Viterbo University. Joe has taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 5th Grade. He was also a school counselor and high school coach prior to taking on an elementary principal position in 2005.

He has served as a principal in suburban and rural Wisconsin. Joe started the #1minwalk2work Leadership Challenge and co-authored The Power of Branding-Telling Your School's Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students and Parents Love. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader in 2016 by the US Department of Education. He attended summits at the White House for both distinctions. Education Dive named Joe 1 of 5 K-12 administrators to watch in 2018 and their National Superintendent of the Year in 2019.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

 


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Friday, June 05, 2020

7 Ways to Pick PD that Fits Your Personal Plan this Summer



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 7 Ways to Pick PD that Fits Your Personal Plan this Summer

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/7-ways-to-pick-pd-that-fits-your-personal-plan-this-summer/
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.

7 Ways to Pick PD that Fits Your Personal Plan this Summer




Summer 2020 will need to be one of healing and rest but it is also a summer where we need to learn and level up. ln today's show, Danielle Strohmeyer talks about seven things to consider as we design a personal learning plan this summer. We've also included links to the courses from advancement courses. Typically, I only do advertorials the week of ISTE each year, but because ISTE is in the fall, I'm going ahead to share this information now to help you.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e675 

Sponsor: Advancement Courses This Fall season is going to be different, but we’re not sure how. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. What better way to understand online learning than to take your summer PD online through Advancement Courses?
With Advancement Courses, you never stop learning. They offer over 280 graduate-level PD courses in 20 different subjects — all self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Thanks, Advancement Courses for sponsoring today’s show.

Danielle Strohmeyer - Bio as Submitted

Danielle Strohmeyer is a former primary and middle school assistant principal of an international school and a current instructional designer for Advancement Courses. She has led and cultivated educators from around the world and as well as the designed curricula in a variety of subjects to support learners of all abilities.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

 


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Thursday, June 04, 2020

8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home




Working at home changes us. It has certainly changed me as has the time away from the physical presence of my students and colleagues. Despite that some teachers and administrators say they are working less - I'm working much more. So, my method of working has had to change as well. Here are the 8 Productivity Tools and tips I've started using while working from home.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e674 

Sponsor: Advancement Courses This Fall season is going to be different, but we’re not sure how. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. What better way to understand online learning than to take your summer PD online through Advancement Courses?
With Advancement Courses, you never stop learning. They offer over 280 graduate-level PD courses in 20 different subjects — all self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Thanks, Advancement Courses for sponsoring today’s show.

Vicki Davis - Bio

Vicki Davis is a classroom teacher and an Instructional Technology Director. She blogs at the Cool Cat Teacher Blog and hosts this podcast. See www.coolcatteacher.com/bio for her full bio.

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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8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/8-new-productivity-tools-tips-for-working-from-home/
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.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/3-things-to-learn-over-the-summer-to-be-better-at-distance-or-blended-learning/
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 Things to Learn over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning




Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay. Today, virtual trainer and Class Tech Tips guru Monica Burns talks about what we need to be learning over the summer so we can be healthier and more successful in the fall no matter what we face.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e673 

Sponsor: This Fall season is going to be different, but we’re not sure how. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. What better way to understand online learning than to take your summer PD online through Advancement Courses?
With Advancement Courses, you never stop learning. They offer over 280 graduate-level PD courses in 20 different subjects — all self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Thanks, Advancement Courses for sponsoring today’s show.

Monica Burns - Bio as Submitted

Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She works with schools and organizations around the world to support PreK-20 educators with thoughtful technology integration. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com and Easy EdTech Podcast helps educators place “tasks before apps” by promoting deeper learning with technology.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/wakelet-and-wevideo-powerful-distance-learning-edtech/
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.

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech




Teacher Bruce Reicher shares two of his favorite distance learning tools - Wakelet and Wevideo. He talks about how he uses them with students and teachers for classroom learning and teacher PD. Take a look at Wakelet for organizing files and WeVideo for editing and screencasts.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e672 

Sponsor: This Fall season is going to be different, but we’re not sure how. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. What better way to understand online learning than to take your summer PD online through Advancement Courses?
With Advancement Courses, you never stop learning. They offer over 280 graduate-level PD courses in 20 different subjects — all self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Thanks, Advancement Courses for sponsoring today’s show.

Bruce Reicher - Bio as Submitted

Bruce Reicher has been a technology teacher for over 25 years. He's currently teaching Digital Leadership, Python Coding and Video Production at Cavallini Middle School in Upper Saddle River, NJ. Mr. Reicher's students have produced a live morning news show for the past 12 years and recently produced their 2,000th show. Mr. Reicher is an avid learner who enjoys going to Edcamps and conferences. His passion is to learn, share, teach and repeat. Mr. Reicher has been a proud Board Of Education member the past 8 years for Hawthorne, NJ public schools. https://wakelet.com/@reicher and https://sites.google.com/view/brucereicherpd/home

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

 


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-engage-kids-in-distance-learning/
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 Engage Kids in Distance Learning




Are your gradebooks like Swiss Cheese? Are there kids who are just missing? Today, Mary Howard, sixth grade science teacher in New York, talks about how we can engage kids in distance learning. These are not easy times to teach but they are important times to teach. I'm here with you as you work to engage your students. Let me know how you're engaging your kids on Twitter @coolcatteacher.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e671 

Sponsor: This Fall season is going to be different, but we’re not sure how. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. What better way to understand online learning than to take your summer PD online through Advancement Courses? With Advancement Courses, you never stop learning. They offer over 280 graduate-level PD courses in 20 different subjects — all self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Thanks, Advancement Courses for sponsoring today’s show.

Mary Howard - Bio as Submitted

Mary is a 6th grade ELA and Science teacher from Grand Island, New York has found success using digital tools that not only make learning fun for her students, but encourage critical thinking, collaboration, and create a life-long passion for learning. Whether the digital experience is related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or promotes literacy, Mary believes passionately in the potential that technology has for reaching and engaging ALL learners. In pursuit of this passion, Mary has spent the past 10 years presenting at dozens of technology conferences across New York State and has become a globally recognized speaker on the topics of augmented reality and virtual reality in the classroom. Mary shares her strategies through her blog, http://www.yoursmarticles.blogspot.com, and was featured as an NYSED New York State EdTech Innovator in October 2018. She has published numerous educational technology articles and has provided webinars on Virtual Environments, Virtual Reality, 3D Design, QR codes, and engagement strategies and is excited to share these experiences with the Engineering Design and the Middle-Level Science PLT. Mary’s accolades include recognition as the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education’s Virtual Pioneer of the Year and a Silver Presidential Volunteer Service Award. She was a New York State Teacher of the year finalist for 2018 and 2020. When Mary isn’t elbows deep in her technology initiatives, she is a mother of 3 boys and devotes her free time to refereeing youth hockey and volunteering within the hockey community. She is an avid runner and hiker and is just a few peaks away from becoming an Adirondack 46er.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

 


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Monday, May 25, 2020

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/6-tips-to-close-out-the-school-year-in-google-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.

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom




Google Classroom has been the tool of choice for many schools. Did you know that you need to "close out" the school year to set yourself up for success in the fall? In this episode, Kasey and I discuss how to effectively close out the school year. Check the blog post for more links to Kasey's material on this important best practice for Google Classroom.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e670  

Sponsor: My friend Kasey Bell writes the Shake Up Learning Blog. Kasey is who I turn to when I need to train my teachers on Google Classroom and the Level 1 Google Classroom Teacher Certification Training. Right now, Kasey is offering her Google classroom master class 50% off. That’s a great deal, especially now, if you’re in the middle of distance learning or upping your Google Classroom ability. Go to googleclassroomcourse.com  and use the coupon code “homelearning” to get 50% off and take advantage of that great price and sign up for Kasey’s Google Classroom Master Class. If you need training for your entire school, like I did, check out gsuitetrainingforschools.com. Tell her Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher, sent you. Kasey rocks -- and she’ll help you become a better distance learning teacher now.

Kasey Bell - Bio as Submitted

Kasey Bell is a former middle school teacher turned award-winning digital learning coach, international speaker, author, blogger, and podcaster with a Texas-sized passion for technology and learning. Kasey is the author of the Shake Up Learning blog and book, host of The Shake Up Learning Show Podcast and co-host of The Google Teacher Podcast. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, and Google Certified Trainer, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning workshops across the globe and helped thousands of educators to transform their 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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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Saturday, May 23, 2020

What Will School Be Like in the Fall after a Distance Learning Spring?



A new blog has appeared on my main site: What Will School Be Like in the Fall after a Distance Learning Spring?

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/what-will-school-be-like-in-the-fall-after-a-distance-learning-spring/
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.

What Will School Be Like in the Fall after a COVID-19 Spring?




Today Joseph Fatheree, award-winning teacher and thought-leader talks about the conversations administrators, policymakers, and teachers are having about what "the Fall" looks like in K12 education. There are so many scenarios that could be possible but Joseph shares his thoughts. I hope you'll share your thoughts on Twitter as we talk about this.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e669 

Sponsor: My friend Kasey Bell writes the Shake Up Learning Blog. Kasey is who I turn to when I need to train my teachers on Google Classroom and the Level 1 Google Classroom Teacher Certification Training. Right now, Kasey is offering her Google classroom master class 50% off. That’s a great deal, especially now, if you’re in the middle of distance learning or upping your Google Classroom ability. Go to googleclassroomcourse.com  and use the coupon code “homelearning” to get 50% off and take advantage of that great price and sign up for Kasey’s Google Classroom Master Class. If you need training for your entire school, like I did, check out gsuitetrainingforschools.com. Tell her Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher, sent you. Kasey rocks -- and she’ll help you become a better distance learning teacher now.

Joseph Fatheree - Bio as Submitted

Joseph Fatheree is an award-winning author, educator, and filmmaker. He has received numerous educational awards, including Illinois Teacher of the Year and the NEA's National Award for Teaching Excellence. He was recently named one of the Top 10 Teachers in the World by the Varkey Foundation. He has served as the Director of Strategic Projects for the National Network of State Teachers of the Year in Washington, D.C. and is the instructor of creativity and innovation at Effingham High School in Illinois.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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