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Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

Do you want to know my productivity tips and tricks? How about what I use for digital film class? The technology I use in my classroom everyday? Well, Happy Valentine's Day! I'm showing love to my dear teacher friends by just sharing all the tools and tips that have me excited right now. I've included links below for you.

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Topics include:

  • Tools I use in my classroom every day
  • The productivity tips and tricks I use to stay focused
  • The tools I use to communicate
  • My favorite health apps
  • What I use for 3D printing

Leave a review on iTunes to enter today's contest for the Makerbot Replicator Mini+. Today is the last day! See below for contest rules.

I hope you enjoy today's episode!

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Want to learn more about cool tools? Check out Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen's show on iPad apps for elementary classrooms.

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Digital Film Equipment

  • DJI Phone Camera Gimbal from OSMO Mobile http://amzn.to/2lbGQJD – the price has dropped from $399 to $299 from when I bought it so the price I stated in the podcast is actually lower now – a handheld “tripod” for smartphones
  • Acuvar DSLR camera backpack – http://amzn.to/2kZXQjY
  • Mophie Powerstation XXL http://amzn.to/2l06q2i
  • Olloclip Core Lens set for iPhone 7 http://amzn.to/2lbGNxF – be careful when you hook this on or you can crack the phone. You can't have on a case when you use this attachment but it makes an iphone's quality even better.
  • iKross Tripod with adapters for smartphones, tablets, GoPro, and DSLR Camera – http://amzn.to/2kL2svN
  • Kindle 6″ black and white – http://amzn.to/2l7y1Bf

Productivity Tools



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Contests included in this show

  • MakerBot Replicator Mini+ Giveaway Contest Rules
    • Manner of selection of winners: All classroom teachers with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher show will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner. Those who leave a review between 2/1/2017 and 2/3/2017 will have two entries for each review. The winner will be required to verify that they are a classroom teacher and that the MakerBot Mini+Replicator will be used in the classroom. Or, if the winner is not a classroom teacher, we must verify with an appropriately designated principal or administrator of the location in a classroom where the device will be placed. Winning another prize during the contest period from the 10 Minute Teacher Show does not exclude the winner from winning this prize. All reviews of the show are eligible for entry.
    • Geographic Area and Eligibility: Due to shipping costs, this contest covers the United States and Canada. Classroom teachers or those in schools who will place the device in a classroom for student use are eligible to apply.
    • Dates: February 1, 2017 – February 14, 2017 at midnight EST.
    • How Prizes Will Be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator.
    • Determination of date of winner: February 15, 2017 the name will be drawn and the winner notified and verified to be a classroom teacher or to place the device in a classroom. If the winner does not meet qualifications, another winner will be selected.
    • No purchase necessary.
    • Alternate method of free participation: You may mail your name, mailing address, email, phone number, and school name to ATTN: Lisa Durff 26 Beall Street, Frostburg, Maryland 21532.
    • Winner's name will be posted on this blog before February 27, 2017.
    • Void where prohibited.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post and podcast episode”. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it. 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.) Please also note that all opinions are my own or belonging to the guest on the show and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of any sponsor or employer.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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