ISTE 2017 Schedule #iste17

Hope to see you there!

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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ISTE 2017 starts this weekend. If you’re going – enjoy. If you’re not — stay tuned to the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast on Friday when Peggy George talks about how to participate in all of the #notatiste17 activities. We all win when ISTE happens, so don’t feel left out. PowerSchool is making it possible for me to attend and share. Thank you, PowerSchool!

As of three weeks ago – #notatiste17 was my plan. But then, some friends at PowerSchool called.

You see, Hardeep Gulati, the CEO, and his team had put together a stellar panel on the trends shaping teaching today. They asked me to moderate the panel. Excited! So, I said yes!

5 Trends Transforming Teaching Today on the ISTE Program

PowerSchool has a fantastic, reliable SIS. They also bought Haiku Learning and have since created PowerSchool Learning, the best learning management system (in my opinion.)

In addition, PowerSchool has a fantastic announcement coming Monday. (Hardeep will be on my podcast Monday to share the announcement for those of you not going to ISTE.)

The only challenge is that my toe may be broken, so be patient with me. Drop by and say hi.

The best thing about ISTE is my friends. Thank you, PowerSchool for doing this. As always, every chance to speak is a gift. I’ll do my best to “bring it” for those of you who add me to your busy ISTE 2017 program.

And this year, for all of my #notatiste17 friends, you are remembered. There will be a live stream Monday and Tuesday for you! 

Quick Glance Schedule


Check the extended schedule for explanations below.

Monday, June 26, 2017

9:15 – 10:15 am – Classroom of the Future Tour and Live Stream 207A We will stream on the PowerSchool Facebook page
11:00 am – Classroom of the Future 207A visit with those in line

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12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Cool Cat Teacher’s Mega Tool Share – Microsoft Partner Booth  – I’ll be presenting quick secrets of success with the PowerSchool Learning Management System (my blended learning tool) for 15 minutes and then for 30 minutes I’ll share as many tools as humanly possible from my 50+ fave tools for teachers.

1:10 pm – 1:30 pm PowerSchool Booth 2918 – I’ll be tweeting out selfies with friends I see here. Say hi!
2:00 pm Classroom of the Future 207A visit with those in line and take pics!

Put 5 Trends Transforming Teaching Today on Your ISTE Program

4 – 5 pm 5 Trends Transforming Teaching Today

If you can get to only one event, this is the one you’ll want to see! I’ll be moderating an Awesome Panel with Marlo Gaddis, Dr. Scott McLeod, Dr. Richard Middleton, and Paul Ritter – Ballroom 225AB

Come by and support PowerSchool, enter to win Apple Watches, Microsoft Surfaces, and Amazon Echoes. Add them to your schedule. 

Tuesday, June 27

11:00 – 12:00 ISTE Edtech Influencer Panel to be live streamed from SMART  on their Facebook and Twitter accounts – I’ll be on the panel with Jeffrey Bradbury, Angela Maiers, Lord Jim Knight, and Jeff Lowe. For  #notatiste17 friends

12:30 – 1:20 Edtech Insight Session: Teacher Hacks – Pitch Fest Pavilion 2142 – We’ll work to share more than 30 Teacher hacks and ideas for all age groups.

ISTE 2017 Expanded Schedule


Monday, June 26

Tour Classroom of the Future (Live Stream from 207A)

Monday, June 26 2017 – 9:15 am – 10:15 am
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
207A

I’ll be joining Danielle Tyler from the PowerSchool social media team as we live stream a tour of the Classroom of the Future. Perfect for #notatiste17 to join in. (See their Facebook page for the live video.)

Note that this will be open every time the exhibit hall is open. They’ll be giving away prizes like Apple Watches, Amazon Echo’s, and Microsoft Surface Tablets and tours depart every 6 minutes. This is a must see!

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Cool Cat Teacher’s Mega Tool Share (Microsoft Partner Booth)

My 50+ tools and blended learning presentations are popular at conferences. This will be a condensed version.

The first 15 minutes will be about how I blend learning in my classroom. The last 30 minutes will be as many tools as I can share. 

PowerSchool Booth (Come visit and say hello)

Monday, June 26, 2017
2918 in the Exhibit Hall
1:10 pm EDT

We’ll take selfies and tweet and share from here. 

5 Trends Transforming Teaching Today (Lead Panel Discussion)

Monday, June 26, 2017 – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ballroom 225AB

Tired of the buzzwords? Want to get past the hype? What really works in teaching? This panel will tackle five important trends transforming teaching today. It will help superintendents, principals, IT Directors, and teachers get back to what works in the classroom and refocus on learning.

Panelists:

  • Marlo Gaddis
  • Dr. Scott McLeod
  • Dr. Richard Middleton
  • Paul Ritter
  • Vicki Davis, Panel Moderator
  • Dr. Sally I’Anson, Backchannel Moderator

Put 5 Trends Transforming Teaching Today on Your ISTE Program

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SMART Ed Tech Influencer Panel

June 27, 2017 10:30 – 11:30 am
To be live streamed from SMART  on their Facebook and Twitter accounts – I’ll be on the panel with Jeffrey Bradbury, Angela Maiers, Lord Jim Knight, and Jeff Lowe. For  #notatiste17 friends

Teacher Hacks at Edtech Insights (Edward Baker)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:30 – 1:20 pm
Pitch Fest Pavilion, Booth 2142

We’ll be sharing teacher hacks for students of all ages!

Check out the PowerSchool schedule. I’m grateful for the opportunity. 

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17

A conversation with Terry Freedman in episode 104 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Today Terry Freedman @terryfreedman author of Education Conferences: Teachers’ Guide to Getting the Most out of Education Conferences talks about how to get the most out of ISTE 2017 or any conference you attend.

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This episode is sponsored by Powerschool. I am so excited to be at ISTE with PowerSchool!

I will be leading a panel discussion on 5 Key Trends Transforming Teaching Today  at ISTE 2017 on Monday June 26, 2017 at 4pm in room 225 A and B.

Come by PowerSchool’s Classroom of the Future in 207A where they will be giving away Apple Watches, Microsoft Surfaces and Amazon Echos.

Come by the PowerSchool booth 2918 — I’ll be there some on Monday. For those of you are not at ISTE check out the Unified Classroom at PowerSchool.com/solutions/unified-classroom.

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In today’s show, Terry Freedman shares how to get the most out of any conference and especially #iste17 :

  • Deciding your goals for a conference
  • Accomplishing important things at a conference
  • The “killer question” to ask people you meet
  • Finding what you missed (even when you go)
  • Some challenges unique to #iste17

I hope you enjoy this episode with Terry Freedman!

 

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Terry Freedman

Terry has over 40 years’ experience in education. Roles include teaching (especially hard classes), management in schools, and government agencies. Since 2004 he has been an independent ed tech consultant, writer, trainer, and speaker.

He aims in his books and articles to answer two main types of question:

So what?

and:

So what do I do with class X on Friday afternoon?

He has embarked on writing and self-publishing a series of teachers’ guides, the first of which is the Education Conferences book mentioned elsewhere. These will be very practical and pragmatic. To be informed of new or impending publications, sign up for Terry’s newsletter.

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To be posted as soon as it is available. Check back soon!

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Fireworks on your calculator

Let your students experiment with their graphing calculators to create a nice fireworks display?  We’ve written a brief activity that questions students about manipulating parabolas, adjusting their calculator windows, and helping them celebrate whatever. Or consider using Desmos or Geogebra to create these fireworks. Enjoy!

Or Flag Art!   

4th-play.pdf

     CCSS:  HSA.SSE, HSF.IF

For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.

4th-play.doc     4th-play-solution.pdf


Or you and your students could enjoy some Flag Art – A little ratio art might be a fun way to get ready for July 4th.  In this past Memorial Day activity students measure; create whole number ratios for the official U.S. flag; decide how our artistic flags will be different from the official flag; make stars from regular pentagons, and finally create a flag design in honor of the fourth.

The activity: Flags.pdf

CCSS: 4.NBT, 4.NFB, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.G.1

Pentagon Cut-outs:  SmallPentagons.pdf      RegularPentagons.pdf      VariousPentagons.pdf

For members we have an editable Word docx and solution/teacher tips.

Flags.docx        Flags-solution-teacher-talk.pdf

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Blended Learning Hype or Taking Us to New Heights?

A global search for education blog post

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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No, blended learning is NOT hype, at least not in my experience. However, I will say that I have seen people say that they are blending learning when it is not blended learning at all. I have interviewed a thought leader from the Christensen Institute about the eight types of blended learning, shared my five essential, effective blended learning best practices, have given a webinar on blended learning best practices and led a panel at 2016 ISTE with blended learning thought leaders. Through all of this, here are some thoughts on blended learning today.

blended learning

Each month, Cathy Rubin has a question for the Top Global Teacher Bloggers. This month’s question is “What do you think about the K12 evolution of blended learning? 

What is blended learning?

First, there are lots of forms of blended learning. There’s station rotation. There is flipped classroom. There’s the flex model.

But, every classroom is made up of two spaces:

  • the face-to-face space and
  • the online space

The effective 21st-century teacher will meld the online space and the face-to-face classroom into a powerful combination of learning. That is blended learning.

The Blended Learning Secret

In my last five years of blending my classroom, I’ve learned the secret to great blended learning is to let each location do what it does best.

When I make huge mistakes, and blended learning is when I ask a space to be something that is not intended to do.

An example of face to face success

For example, there is no replacement for face-to-face feedback. Sure, I can record my voice, or I could record a quick video for students. Certainly, when you have online classrooms, you have to do this form of feedback because you just don’t have the ability to talk face to face.

But there is no substitute for me patting a student on the shoulder for a job well done or a quick high-five when a student has made a significant accomplishment. There is no app for that. It is human contact, and it’s a powerful way to improve learning.

You can’t educate until you relate. Even effective online teachers somehow build a relationship with their student’s classroom. But, in my opinion, you can have the best of both worlds.

effective best practices for blended learning

Something that will move out of the physical classroom to the online space

In another example, I have a dry erase board on one wall of my room. For the last fifteen years, I’ve written the assignment on the board for the day. However, during the last three years, my students now use PowerSchool Learning as their learning management system (LMS.)

During their end of year feedback session, the students voted that I should no longer use the dry erase board.

“We don’t look at it. Everything is online.” one said.

“Let’s use that board for something else,” said another.

In this example, students asked for assignments to just be online and to use the physical space differently.

Dividing something into two spaces

Perhaps the most intriguing conversations happened about the course videos that I create and embed in their LMS.

Overwhelmingly they said they like the screencasts to be in video form. So, when I’m teaching how to point and click or do a task, they want those online.

However, to my surprise, they said that the bulleted content when I’m talking about a topic or trend — they want that in the face to face classroom.

“You have more energy when you share your stories face to face.”

“It is hard to pay attention to bullets and just words on a page when it is in a video.”

Classrooms are not just made of bricks, they are made of clicks. Vicki Davis

Student Feedback As You Blend

Therefore, as I get back from my students, I become the greatest personalization engine that they know.

Yes, tools like Khan Academy can customize learning for them in ways that I cannot do individually.

However, I can adapt the entire classroom and the whole learning experience to create a collaborative, cooperative place where students can create, design, and learn to the best of their ability.

Getting student feedback helps me blend better.

What Works in the Classroom!

So, I don’t think blended learning is hype at all. However, I do think that if people think it is the magic bullet to fix everything, as usual, they will be wrong.

Because what helps kids learn is a lot of hard work from the kids and a lot of hard work and the teachers.

Teachers select the best tools to be able to teach.

Teachers build relationships with students.

And, we bring strategies with a high effect size into the classroom that also fit with our own abilities as teachers so that we can teach the best of our ability.

Every Classroom is Blended Whether They Know it Or Not

So, every single classroom has an online component whether the teachers know it or not.

Students are texting about the class or parents are emailing each other and sharing information. It’s just better to have an online space where you can truly blend both places together and facilitate learning.

I think the only height that we are guilty of an education is the hype that comes from thinking that you can improve learning in the classroom by buying something.

Learning comes at a cost.

Certainly, we have to buy the supplies and access to the tools that we need but, we have to have teachers and students who know how to use those tools for the purpose of learning.

And that my friends, makes a great blended learning classroom.

When blended learning is done right, it isn’t about the technology at all — just learning.

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BEST OF SEASON 1: iPads in Kindergarten

The top #edtech tool Tuesday of season 1 with Caitlin Arakawa

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Today, we unveil the top edtech tool Tuesday of season 1 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast. Caitlin Arakawa tops the list with her show about how she uses iPads in Kindergarten.

102 season 1 encore episode

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In the show, I’m recommending Angela Watson’s upcoming webinars on How to create simple habits of rest and self care that will change your life. I do recommend her 40-hour workweek club and am an affiliate of the program.  

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TOP EPISODE Of Season 1: Jim Forde, “You’re the Teacher”

Encore Episode 101: The Best of Season 1

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Jim Forde’s episode, “You’re the Teacher” is the top episode of Season 1 of the 10 minute teacher. Kip, my producer, has remastered and “turned it up” so you can rock out to an inspirational message and song.

This week, we’ll be airing 3 encore episodes of the best of Season 1. Thursday and Friday, we’ll air some special ISTE episodes. Then, in July, we’ll take a short break and then come back for Season 2. Hope you enjoy these episodes as some of you in North America start your summertime.

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In the show, I’m recommending Angela Watson’s upcoming webinars on How to create simple habits of rest and self care that will change your life. I do recommend her 40-hour workweek club and am an affiliate of the program.  

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How many cars are there?

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I came home from work to find that my son had his cars organized in a tight parking lot on our front porch.  How many cars are there?  Is it an array and if so, what size array could it be or what arrays are possible? How many rows and columns? What is reasonable, how much is too much? 

HowManyCars from YummyMath on Vimeo.

Act Two Handout:  ActTwo–HowManyCars-B&W.pdf     ActTwo–HowManyCars-color.pdf

CCSS: 3.OA.1, 3.OA.3, 3.OA.7, 4.NBT.5, 4.MD.3, 5.NBT.5

For Members we have a PowerPoint for the activity which is easier to control than the movie and  teaching notes with solutions:  HowManyCars.pptx    HowManyCars-teacher-talk.pdf

Check out all of our activities at our Birds Eye View Page

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