Monday, September 24, 2018

How to Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

Jennifer Scott on episode 367 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Jennifer Scott saves her school tens of thousands as they make their yearbook with Google Slides. She’ll also announce a giveaway of her new course that teaches you how to do it. Let’s dig into making yearbooks with Google Slides!

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Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Get a discount off your PD. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

Jennifer Scott Yearbook with Google Slides

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Jennifer Scott – Bio as submitted


Jennifer Scott profileIn the year 2000, the promise of educational technology lured Jennifer Scott to the pre-teen turmoil of junior high school. And, while the technology has changed since then, the desire to use technology to empower students and teachers has not. Jennifer is a 7th Grade English, history, and yearbook teacher at Compton Jr. High School in Bakersfield, California and a #Mex16 Google Innovator whose project was to teach others how to create yearbooks in Google Slides. Most recently, Jennifer was selected as a #Mex18 Google Innovator Coach.

Website: www.slidesyearbook.com

Twitter: @jentechnology

 

 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. 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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

 

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Get Your Donors Choose Project sponsored by Advancement Courses

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Advancement Courses is a fantastic option for flexible, affordable professional development  Advancement Courses are self-paced and not tied to a semester or physical classroom, so you can study anywhere.  I’ve blogged about them before.

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Currently, Advancement Courses in partnership with DonorsChoose.org  is working to help students and teaches in need. Between August 15 and September 28, Advancement Courses is donating 10% of all sales to DonorsChoose.org projects.

Want to participate? Here is the submission page.

Remember that when you sign up for Advancement courses, use the code COOL20 to get 20% off.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359 total. Tell your friends and tell them to use COOL20 when they sign up for a course.

And submit your Donor’s Choose project here.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored blog post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. 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.”

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

MasterMind Educator Groups: Build Safe Spaces for Innovation

Rebecca Mieliwocki on episode 366 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Mastermind groups are innovative ways to create safe spaces for teachers to grow and learn together. In this show, 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki shares how she has facilitated Mastermind groups successfully. She talks about the pitfalls and challenges of creating spaces to innovate and why mastermind groups aren’t for every teacher.

Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Get a discount off your PD. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

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Rebecca Mieliwocki – Bio as submitted


Rebecca MieliwockiRebecca Mieliwocki is the 2012 National and California Teacher of the Year.  A middle school English teacher for 22 years, Rebecca is now a teacher on special assignment specializing in secondary teacher development for Burbank Unified School District in California.  Her book Adventures in Teacher Leadership is due out with ASCD in March of 2019.

Twitter: @mrsmieliwocki

 

 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. 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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

 

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Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

Meet Evelyn Hamlin

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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So many teachers never get the credit they deserve. Evelyn Hamlin is a teacher who teaches her whole elementary curriculum in Spanish. She received recognition from her school and students recently with a surprise event at her school hosted by SMART.

There are so many inspiring teachers out there. I appreciate that SMART is taking time to encourage those teachers who give greatness every single day. We are part of a noble profession and teachers deserve to be noticed and recognized.

This video inspired me and reminded me how many teachers I know who have not been thanked as they deserve. Who gives greatness in your life?

As part of the Give Greatness campaign, SMART is featuring some teachers who have been nominated who deserve recognition. Senora Evelyn Hamlin is the first video released as part of this campaign and was presented with a SMART Board.

More than 850 nominations were submitted from around the world. SMART has chosen three submissions and is surprising the nominees. They visited the school, secretly interviewed the nominees and gave them special recognition.

Nominate an Educator You Know for SMART’s Giving Greatness Contest

Don’t miss YOUR chance to nominate an inspiring educator and qualify you both to win an incredible classroom technology package! Nominations close at 5:00 pm ET on October 10th, so visit www.smarttech.com/givegreatness to celebrate someone amazing today.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored blog post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. 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.”

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

Episode 365 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship? How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.) All of the nine topics that I like to teach begin with P: passwords, property, photographs, permissions, privacy, professionalism, permanence, and protection.

I wrote about these in Reinventing Writing and in other articles. In today’s show, I share my latest thinking on helping students understand how to discern truth from fiction and other important topics for being safe and wise in today’s modern world.

Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Get a discount off your PD. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

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Vicki Davis is the host of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and a full-time classroom teacher in Albany, Georgia. See her bio.

Contact us about this show by emailing vicki@coolcatteacher.com 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. 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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

 

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