App Smashing with Kindergarteners #ipadchat

A conversation with Carrie Willis on episode 83 of the 10-Minute Teacher

Today Carrie Willis @carriewillis18 talks about how kindergarteners in her STEAM lab use their iPads. They use SeeSaw portfolios, green screen videos, and more. She also talks about what the students do and what the adults do. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. Click to download the transcript or scroll down and read it on […]

Take the 21-day Productivity Challenge #makeitstick

The end of the school year is so busy. Now is the time to get organized. In this blog post, I’ll give you my 1-2-3 steps to stress less and 5 productivity hacks. Many of them involve Post-it® Brand Products. I use them all the time, from storyboarding, to drafting articles, to accenting my DIY planner. 21-Day […]

iPads in Kindergarten: Creating, Innovating and Learning

A conversation with Caitlin Arakawa on episode 82 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Today Caitlin Arakawa @caitlin_arakawa shares what she learned in her first year with iPads in kindergarten.  Tools. A DIY Soundbooth. Mistakes. Benefits. She shares it all. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. The transcript will be uploaded and posted right here as soon as soon as it is available. In today’s show, Caitlin Arakawa talks […]

Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

A conversation with Liz Kolb on episode 81 of the 10-Minute Teacher

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Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second. We’re also hosting a giveaway of her new book on this show. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. Click to download the PDF transcript or scroll down to read the transcript on this page […]

46 Things I Wish Parents Knew

46 things I wish parents knew

Parents, I don’t know everything. But as your child’s teacher and as a person who has been teaching children for more than fifteen years now, there are some things I would love to tell you. So, today, I guess I will. 1 – I’m glad to teach your child. I love to teach. I’m glad […]

5 Ways to Teach How the Brain Learns

A conversation with Ramona Persaud on episode 80 of the 10-Minute Teacher

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Today Ramona Persaud @ramonap director of the film, Grey Matters, talks about how we can teach kids the way the brain learns. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. The transcript will be uploaded and posted right here at soon as soon as it is available. Just type in www.coolcatteacher.com/e80 to come back. In today’s show, Ramona Persaud […]

Building Your School and Personal Brand

A conversation with Trish Rubin on episode 79 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast

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Today Trish Rubin @trishrubin teaches us the basics of building your school and personal brand. Enter the book giveaway to win a copy of the book, BrandED, that she co-authored with Eric Sheninger.   Listen Now Stream by clicking here. The transcript will be uploaded and posted right here at soon as soon as it […]

A Stress Free Plan for Closing Out Your Classroom

A conversation with Angela Watson on episode 78 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Today Angela Watson @angela_watson teaches us a stress-free plan for closing out your classroom. See also her 5 Summer Secrets for a Stress free Fall video series. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. Click to download the PDF transcript or scroll down to read it on this page.  In today’s show, Angela Watson talks about […]

Breakout EDU Digital is Awesome (and Free) #breakoutedu

A conversation with Mari Venturino on episode 77 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Today Mari Venturino @MsVenturino talks about breakout edu digital for edtech tool Tuesday. These challenges are free! (And perfect activities for team building at the end of the school year.) Learn about the challenges and advantages of breakout edu digital. Have fun!   Listen Now Stream by clicking here. Check back soon for the transcript […]

Help Kids Learn to Code with Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop

How kids can explore and create in STEM with ease

This week has been genius week in eighth-grade keyboarding! We’ve finished our portfolios and it is time to celebrate. We have 3d printing, robot making, and all kinds of building going on. But today, I’m writing about one of my favorite tools for teaching coding quickly, Dash and Dot. Scroll down to enter the giveaway […]