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Top 5 Untouchable Technology Tools for Teachers

I have found these to be the best technology tools teachers may use for teaching and learning in their classrooms. Let's go, add yours you've found to be very useful

Using a Collaborative Whiteboard in Skype

Today we will be showing you how to use Skype's collaborative Whiteboard. Do you think this method is the best comparing to film the traditional Whiteboard?

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5 Tips to Using Game-Based Learning

5 Tips to Using Game-Based Learning

Tip #1. Introduce a new tool or a new concept, not both.

If you’re using a new digital tool or even a game that doesn’t use technology but has new rules, focus on review material. Using games are appropriate for covering new information as well, but you don’t want have to teach how to use the tool or play a game while covering brand new content.

Tip #2. Let students collaborate.

Let students work together in teams with platforms for game-based learning like quiz games such as Kahoot or Quizizz. Both platforms give the option for students to play as team. Kahoot is a race against the clock, but Quizizz allows individual students to play at their own pace. Teachers and students can create their own content related quizzes or use the plethora of content available online.

Tip #3. Give badges of honor.

Badges aren’t just for scouts! Try out ClassBadges and let your students earn digital badges for academic achievements. If you’re feeling crafty, make your own paper badges and showcase your students’ feats on a bulletin board in your classroom. They win when they learn!

Tip #4. Make classroom management a game.

Use tools like ClassDojo, an online behavior management system, to make maintaining positive behaviors fun! Students earn rewards and have their own individual “monsters” that help them reach their behavior goals. You can incentivize the points and percentages of positive behaviors in ClassDojo with physical rewards or additional positive reinforcements. This app or web-based platform also allows parents to monitor behaviors and communicate with their child and teachers.

Tip #5. Let students create.

Using coding or physical game creation in order to solve a problem, review content, or organize fresh learning is one of the best benefits of game-based learning in the classroom. When students create and become invested in their own learning, their experience will be fundamentally enriched. Imagine the excitement on your students’ faces when other classmates play and learn from their game! Take advantage of this opportunity for creation, differentiation, and exploration.

Using games in the classroom to enhance the curriculum can be so powerful for your students. Watching them reach their academic goals and objectives through fun, engaging learning experiences is incredibly rewarding. When planning your lessons, keep in mind these 5 tips to use game-based learning in upper elementary classrooms, and you’ll be a winner every time!

Happy Playing!

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CCE Teaching Tip: 5 Ways to use YouTube for Teaching and Learning

These tips will leave you amazed!!! Did you fins them helpful? What else should be included?

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Steps in setting up a google class

Steps in setting up a google class:

  1. Go to: classroom.google.com. You can use Classroom if you log in using a Google Apps for Education account (i.e. if your Google log-in is your school e-mail address, you’re probably good).

  2. Click on the “+” button in the top right to create your first class. (It’s next to your e-mail address you used to logged in.) Then click “Create class.”

  3. Add a class name and a section. The class name should be the title of the class (“Mrs. Johnson Fourth Grade,” “Spanish 3,” “8th Grade Social Studies”). The section should identify which of those classes it is (for me, mine say “2nd period” for the section). Then click “Create.”

  4. Once your class is created, students can start joining it. But, chances are there won’t be any students around the moment you create the class. This is the time to get creative and have some fun with it! Click “Change class theme” on the right side of the header. It will open a gallery of header images you can use to spice up your classroom.

  5. Also before your students join your class, you can add details to your “About” tab. This provides some basic information, such as the name of the course, a description of the course, the room where it meets and the teacher e-mail. You can also add materials (like a syllabus, classroom management plan or anything else students might need to refer to during the year) by attaching them.

  6. The time has arrived … your students are ready to sign up for Classroom! This is really one of the easiest parts. Have them log in to Classroom with their school.

Google account and click the “+” just like you did. It will prompt them for a class code, which you can give them (write it on the board, show it on a projector, etc.). Once they enter it, they’re in — like magic!.

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Mindmap (Using Coggle)

Mindmap (Using Coggle). Strategies for Teaching and Learning.
The clear way to share complex information. Coggle is a collaborative mind-mapping tool that helps you make sense of complex things. Create unlimited mind maps and easily share them with friends and colleagues.
Is Coggle a suitable tool? If not, why?