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Battling Blended Learning Burnout and Finding Balance

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Tiffany Wycoff, the co-author of the bestselling book, Blended Learning in Action , talks about the state of blended learning today.

How to Use Gamification for Attention-Getting and Fun Learning

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Paolo Tolomeo gets kids excited about learning math and language arts by sailing the 7 seas.

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15 Real-World Lessons You Can Teach Kids NOW

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The time for financial literacy and real-world learning is now. And there is no better free resource for educators to use than Everfi.

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6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. With free financial literacy courses for high school and middle school, social-emotional learning, and digital literacy classes, today we highlight six ways you can help students learn real-world skills.

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

How to Get the Most Out of Google Apps Now with Eric Curts

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some awesome changes have happened with Google Apps over summer 2021.

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Blended Learning Best Practices During the Pandemic with Thomas Arnett

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Thomas Arnett from the Christensen Institute Shares What the Insitute has learned from administrators and teachers about best practices for teaching during the pandemic. Sponsor: Screencastify.

How to Use Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Google's Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a fantastic free resource of lesson plans, videos, and learning experiences for students everywhere.

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44 Years as a Kindergarten Teacher

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teaching kindergarten has never been easy, but could you imagine doing it for forty-four years? Mrs. Sharon Howard has done just that.

The Opportunities to Have Disruptive Thinking in the Classroom with Eric Sheninger

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We all have undergone disrupted thinking because of our disrupted society due to the pandemic. But many of us hope we don’t go back to business as usual.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Using Pop Culture to Teach Writing Skills

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Nancy Barile has an incredible story of how she uses the show The Walking Dead to engage learners in writing skills and more.

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10 Ways I Use Evernote to Manage My Life

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Evernote has been my go-to tool for over 10 years.

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3 Steps for WORD Workouts to See Better Social Emotional Health and Learning

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Social emotional health matters. WORD Workouts are a fantastic way to help students connect with their emotions. Additionally, these quick lessons promote student social emotional health.

How to Help Struggling Readers in Grades 6-12 with Pam Allyn

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students are coming back to school and many of them are reading below grade level. While this has always been a challenge, this year it may be even more so.

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2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

How to Encourage Youth Leadership on Your Campus

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Every student can lead and impact their school and community.

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Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math

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Liesl McConchie talks about how the brain learns math From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When students come into your math class, are they ready to learn? Is their brain in a ready state?

What Every Student Needs to Know About Money

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Financial literacy is a must-teach topic for students, a topic Kailen Stover has been teaching for years. In this show, she shares what every student needs to know and how to teach them. Money matters.

Are you an upset teacher? How to understand what is wrong.

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. These are challenging times, but what if you're trying to find some normalcy amidst the challenges?

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Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

How to Understand Generation Alpha

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There’s a new generation in town. That’s right. Gen Z is now followed by Generation Alpha.

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SEL Spotlight: Dr. Marc Brackett – How Kids Learn Right Now

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How to Have Deeper Learning and Better Schools

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Jal Mehta from the Harvard School of Education Shares How From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Deeper Learning can happen as we work to connect with students and transform them into critical thinkers as well as knowledgeable about our content areas.

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5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Perseverance Rover will land on Mars this Thursday, February 18th at approximately 3:55 pm Eastern Time.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

8 Ways to Engage Every Learner [Free Webinar on Demand]

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As we prepare for school, learning the current best practices and edtech apps is a great way to get excited (and save time.)

3 Products from Logitech to Help Reach Every Student

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sometimes devices just help us. They improve something we already do in powerful ways. In this post, I’ll highlight three such items.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This summer, educators need to get some rest so that we can be our best.

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How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

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Sixteen types of games, Google Classroom and LMS compatibility and auto-grading From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students.

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6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

Research Spotlight: Helping Refugee Students Learn in Schools

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In today's show, we are working to develop empathy for some of our most struggling students – students who are refugees.

8 Ways to to Engage Every Learner

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You can engage every learner as you head back to school. I share eight ways to engage every learner as we head back to school in this special extended bonus episode.

How to Turn Ideas Into Action (with a Free Download)

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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How a Student Held a Virtual Summer Camp in Summer 2020

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sophia is a student in Oman. During the 2020 shut down, Sophia wanted to help the children in her neighborhood have a fun learning experience — so she created a virtual summer camp online.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.