Edtech Tool Tuesday

Tech Tools for School Counselors @coolcatteacher – Education Article

School counselors are unique. They have unique needs as they help guide students and perform duties at their school. Today, guidance counselor, Steve Sharp helps guidance counselors know the tools that can help them level up. Listen to Steve Sharp Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts. Whether they do or don’t, to get the most out of listening you can use this Podcast PD Template Hyperdoc. Just make a copy and adapt it…

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Using Comics to Teach Chemistry (and more!) @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Science can be difficult for low to average readers. Today, we’ll dig into the power of comic books to help us teach difficult subjects to students by making learning reachable and approachable. C.A. Preece works to reach every learner by working to make science approachable and understandable. Sponsor: The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites youth, ages 4-15, to submit their original hand-drawn artworks that answer the question, “If you could design a car to make the world a better…

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Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning? Taylor Ryan is STEM coordinator for his school as they work to integrate STEM into every class. He shares what he’s learned about true STEM learning in the past year in this role. Hear about STEM from the trenches of a school that is doing it. Listen to Taylor Ryan talk about authentic STEM Learning…

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10 Tips for Awesome Digital Citizenship @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Tech Coach Penny Rayhill shares ten tips for awesome digital citizenship. If you’re looking for some sites to explore – here they are! Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more.…

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Raspberry Pi Guy, Rocketboards, and Robots – Education Article

Matt Timmons-Brown is the “Raspberry Pi Guy” on Youtube. If you don’t know what the Raspberry Pi is, it is an amazing small computer from which you can make amazing things. Matt is the author of Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi. This 19-year old student at the University of Edinburg talks about how he interested himself in Computer Science and shares his insight on how to engage his generation in a powerful career. Listen to the Raspberry Pi Guy Matt…

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Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Hi! I’m Sam Fecich a professor, educator, and huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes (PSL)! Seriously, guys, I am the type of person who is counting down the days in August until PSLs are back on the menu. Most days of the week you can find me in my office at Grove City College working with students or teaching preservice teachers about educational technology or special education. During my courses, preservice teachers learn how to hone their digital presence, unite…

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Breaking Lock Step Test Prep @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Jerry Blumengarten has been working with schools for years. But when his local schools in Florida where he has retired have turned away his free offer of help because they have no time, Jerry fights back by talking about how we need to break this “Lockstep Test Prep” mentality. This episode will make you think. Listen to Jerry Blumengarten Jerry Blumengarten Bio as Submitted I am a constant learner, educator, writer and speaker. My PLN provides great links for Cybrary…

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Virtual Reality Protocols for the Classroom @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Virtual reality (VR) in the classroom isn’t just a headset you grab and start using. As many educators start using virtual reality, they are discovering the issues relating to classroom management, safety, and good health that should impact how we use these devices. #ARVRinEDU chat founder, Jaime Donally talks with me (Vicki Davis) about Virtual Reality Protocols for the classroom. Some of the tips and advice included in this series on virtual reality. Listen to the Virtual Reality Protocol Series…

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