5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

A common cry from teachers across the world is for relevant professional development. A 2014 Gates Foundation study shows only 29% of teachers satisfied with current teacher PD. Another 2015 study shows that only 30% of teachers improve substantially with PD. So, what we have doesn’t seem to be working. So, what can we do […]

Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

Episode 108 with Bill Selak

amazon echo in the classroom

Bill Selak @billselak shares how he’s using Amazon’s Alexa via the Echo and Dot in the classroom. He shares the ideal grades (in his opinion) and how the Echo is an “assistant” of sorts for his teachers. He also talks about how his school made an app for the Echo and about the biggest mistake they made in […]

10 Ways to Tackle Back to School Like a Pro

Engage and Organize from Day 1

back to school like a pro

Great teaching starts on the first day. Right now, a little information on trends and classroom organization will help you improve your school year. So here, you’ll learn about some hot back to school trends and get some tips on using them in your classroom. Let’s get ready! 1 – Emoji is Hot! Emojis are […]

5 Ways to Maximize Your Summer

A conversation with Angela Watson on episode 100 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

maximize summer

Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer. If you like her ideas, take this quiz  to see if her 40-hour workweek program is right for you. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. Download the transcript here or scroll down to read it on this page Join the 40-Hour Workweek Club Today’s show […]

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook #flaneur

A conversation with Angela Stockman in episode 99 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman challenges teachers and students to create a summer writing notebook with the #flaneur challenge. This is going to be fun! Let’s do this. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. The transcript will be uploaded and posted right here as soon as soon as it is available.     Selected Links from […]

#iste17 trends: Google, Touch Screen Chromebooks and More

An interview with Kasey Bell in episode 107 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

hot #iste17 trends everybody's talking about

Today Kasey Bell @shakeuplearning sits down to talk about the hot trends at ISTE 2017 including lots of Google stuff, new AR news, Google Keep, touch Screen Chromebooks, and more news. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. The transcript will be uploaded and posted right here as soon as soon as it is available. In […]

Unified Classroom Makes a Teacher’s Life Easier #iste17 @MyPowerSchool

A conversation with Hardeep Gulati from PowerSchool in episode 106 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

classroom of the future #iste17

Today Hardeep Gulati @MyPowerSchool, CEO of PowerSchool shares about the Unified Classroom in this special ISTE episode. This unique approach combines a Student Information System (SIS), Learning Management System (LMS), Assessment Suite, and more into one classroom that shares data and has one login for teachers and students. This is a sponsored content episode. The […]

CoolCat Teacher’s ISTE 2017 Resources #iste17

My slide shows and resources

It is ISTE17 time. I’ll keep this post updated with current information about ISTE. Here’s my schedule. Cool Cat Teacher’s Mega Share App Presentation This will be at the Microsoft Partner Booth 1140 in the Exhibit Hall from 12:15 – 1 pm Mega edtech tool Share – Vicki Davis #iste17 from Vicki Davis

TOP EPISODE: Social Emotional Learning for Special Needs with Puppets #spedchat

A season 1 encore episode

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The top Wonderful Classroom Wednesday of Season 1 is… Social emotional Learning with Puppets and Special Needs! You loved this episode! Such a heartwarming story and novel idea. Puppets are a great tool to have in your toolkit, particularly with younger special needs children. You loved the story of the child who was unlocked with […]

5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17

A conversation with Peggy George in episode 105 of the 10-Minute Teacher

Today Peggy George @pgeorge was one of the most photographed people last year at ISTE 2016, however – SHE WASN’T THERE. Peggy is an expert on getting the most of ISTE by attending virtually. Today, she’ll teach five tips for getting the most out of ISTE whether you’re at ISTE or riding home on the […]