What Every Teacher Needs In Order To Grow

What Every Teacher Needs In Order To Grow by Terry Heick Teaching can do weird things to you. It can give you purpose and sanctuary, or dissolve both right in front of your eyes. It can energize and drain you. Inspire and demoralize you. Connect and isolate you. It’s an awkward mix art and science–analytics […]

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 154 Depolarizing America Through Inquiry And Critical Thinking

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 154 Depolarizing America Through Inquiry And Critical Thinking Drew Perkins talks with John Wood Jr. and Bill Doherty of the Better Angels organization about their workshops and efforts to depolarize America. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Better-Angels.org @BetterAngelsUSA Better Angels on Facebook @billdoherty @JohnRWoodJr Listen and subscribe on: iTunes Stitcher […]

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What Is eduCLIMBER? A Tool To Organize Student Data Once And For All

What Is eduCLIMBER? A Tool To Organize Student Data Once And For All by TeachThought Staff This post is sponsored by eduCLIMBER, a platform designed to organize actionable data that allows educators to make informed decisions that will help students succeed. We created the content on our own free from editorial influence. eduCLIMBER only wanted us to […]

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VR & AR in the Classroom

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Hall Davidson shares both simple explanations of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom. He talks about the tools, best practices, and tips for these technologies as well as his predictions for which one he thinks is going to be the most useful for teachers.

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Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. These let the teacher:

  • View all student experiences in one place
  • Edit and View Experiences in one place
  • Share Student Experiences as a group

Metaverse is free for teachers and students to create as many AR experiences as you want. The new classroom management features in Metaverse are free to try with promo code ARforEDU. You can use these features after your free trial for a $7 a month fee. My students are making apps in Metaverse. Try it out today!

Listen to Hall Davidson on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Hall Davidson’s Bio as Submitted

THall Davidsonhe Discovery Education Global Learning Initiative Senior Director, Hall Davidson has become a master and advocate for technology integration in education. He has worked with ministries, school districts, and industries across the world. Davidson was an integral force in creating and providing Internet-based video-on-demand for classrooms.

He has become a leading guru of virtual environments, learning with mobile devices, social media, and digital textbooks. He has monitored the work of thousands of students through his long-term leadership of the California state student media festival, the nation’s oldest.He serves on the board of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

 

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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Think Like A Fitbit: Measuring What We Value

Think Like A Fitbit: Measuring What We Value contributed by Chase Orton I spent the summer asking math teachers the following question: At the end of the school year, how do you want your students to feel about themselves as mathematical thinkers? In other words, imagine asking your students: “What kind of a math student […]

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10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher

10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher by Terry Heick Teaching isn’t easy. It will challenge your content knowledge, pedagogical skills, charisma, diplomacy, communication, statistical analysis skills, and a dozen other strands you didn’t know where strands. Some teachers may try to tell you that being happy doesn’t matter. That it’s about results. Data. Performance. Or […]

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

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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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 and some upcoming projects for student making that will be kicking off soon. You’ll find some fun ideas and in the end, they actually ended up with 30 projects you can create. This will be an awesome resource for those who want to tinker during spring break or this summer!

Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. These let the teacher:

  • View all student experiences in one place
  • Edit and View Experiences in one place
  • Share Student Experiences as a group

Metaverse is free for teachers and students to create as many AR experiences as you want. The new classroom management features in Metaverse are free to try with promo code ARforEDU. You can use these features after your free trial for a $7 a month fee. My students are making apps in Metaverse. Try it out today!

Listen to Aaron Maurer on the 10-Minute Teacher

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Aaron Maurer

Aaron Maurer is the STEM lead for the Mississippi Bend AEA serving 21 school districts in Iowa in all things STEM, Makerspace, and Computer Science. Aaron is a member of the Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert program, PBS Digital Innovator and All-Star, Skype Master Teacher, and a Minecraft Global Mentor. He was a finalist for the Iowa Teacher of the Year in 2014 and recently won the 2018 ISTE Making It Happen Award.

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