150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds

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The Really Good StuffⓇ Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Recently, I took a tour of this amazing app. Perhaps you’re wondering how more than 150 apps can be inside one? It is possible. The Really Good Stuff team has curated the best apps in education for the K-2 […]

Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

Jim Bentley on episode 363 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations. Geo-inquiry expert Jim Bentley (author of the free National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Educator Guide) talks about what this project-based learning method looks like in his fifth-grade classroom. He shares examples of what he has done, challenges, and some of the mistakes he made at first. This Wonderful Classroom […]

All 4’s and 5’s: Secrets to AP Teaching Success

Andrew Sharos on episode 359 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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AP US History Teacher, Andrew Sharos, talks about how to create a collaborative environment that helps students learn and succeed in AP courses. It definitely isn’t just drill and practice, but a team experience that starts with a relationship. Sponsor: PowerSchool has fantastic a fantastic K12 Academic Leaders Webinar Series at coolcatteacher.com/PowerSchoolWebinar including my “Digital Dozen: 12 Tips for […]

Let’s Try Because Our Students Need Us: A Story of Persistent Edtech Integration

Evan Mosier in Episode 352 of the 10-Minute Teacher

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IT Integrator, Evan Mosier, and his teacher friend, Tom, have a remarkable story of persistence when first working to integrate Google Classroom. Be inspired to overcome and persist because our students need us to do it! Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Evan Mosier’s Bio as Submitted My […]

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

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Michael Furdyk from Taking IT Global talks about some global initiatives to help students understand indigenous peoples and develop empathy including Whose Land. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Michael Furdyk’s Bio as Submitted Michael Furdyk is the Co-founder of TakingITGlobal (www.tigweb.org), which provides innovative global education programs […]

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3)

Richard Byrne from Free Technology for Teachers

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Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, was a history teacher. It shows. In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. This is one to share with your history department. We’re counting them down! This is the #3 Episode of Season 3 of the 10-Minute Teacher. Sponsor: Advancement […]

ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

Stephanie Goldman on episode 316 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship. Stephanie calls this the ACE method of mentoring: Access, Collaboration and Experimentation. Learn this powerful method of mentoring. Next week we’ll interview Lindsay George, the other half of this experience. Listen Now Listen to the […]

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

Bethany Petty on episode 302 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Education technology must enhance learning. If it doesn’t, why use it? Today’s guest, Bethany Petty gives us pointers and shares a common pitfall of those implementing new technology in the classroom. Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship sponsored by NetRef AND get a free pilot […]

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class. Learn practical tips and ideas from Joe Brennan for making movies in the classroom. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen Now Listen […]

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

Karen Bosch on episode 288 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Karen Bosch explains why Merge Cubes are so hot, how they are being used in classrooms, and how she’s using them to build critical thinking and creativity in her school. Join Merge Cube Mania! A big thank you to Karen. She couldn’t stand that I wasn’t able to get the Merge Cubes in my local […]