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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.

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 to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect.

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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 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.

3 Things Educators Should Debate As We Return to In Person Learning

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As we return to in-person learning, we should not return to business as usual. David Bott gives us three things that, based upon current research, we should rethink in schools.

The Search for Wisdom As The Winds of Fortune and Fate Blow

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The farmer and his family were settlers in the Midwest. This family had a house in the middle of a large wheat field they had planted. And all around them was brush and rolling wheat as far as the eye could see.

How to Partner with Parents During Pandemic Learning

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Taylor shares how schools can better connect with parents From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some schools need to reset their relationships with parents. Others want to make it stronger as they transition to a different form of learning.

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4 Social Emotional Learning Strategies to Use in the Classroom Now

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We know that to teach students, we must relate to educate and one of the first things we must relate to is their emotions in that moment.

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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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.

6 Steps to Teach Book Creation with Book Creator

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Book Creator , the simple ebook authoring program, encourages writing and creativity in kids. They have some new templates as well.

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5 Health Tips for Teachers to Stay Healthy

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Richard Byrne is a busy teacher. He teaches full time during the day. He writes his Free Tech for Teachers Blog. He’s a father of two, and active in many online spaces.

5 Steps to Choose Your Summer PD

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Choosing your summer PD is essential as we look forward to the fall. Just as we discuss personalizing learning for students, we as teachers have a responsibility to personalize learning for ourselves.

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every 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.

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.

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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5 Fab Ways to Make Sustainability Fun for Students Every Day

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sustainability is a hot topic. In this blog post, we discuss ways to help students understand how to take care of the world and have fun at the same time.

Augmented Reality Lessons You Can Use Now

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Do you need safe, fun ways for students to connect and learn while keeping their distance in the classroom? Augmented reality apps might be for you!

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. James Lang has six recommendations in this podcast about how we can better understand student attention and how we can get their attention while we teach – even when teaching online.

How Teachers Can Be Intentional About Self Care

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We teachers need to take care of ourselves.

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How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell Teaching online is challenging for many teachers.

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3 Ways to Stress Less in Today’s Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers are stressing over so many things. Today, Dr. Desiree Alexander tackles three of those issues: distance learning, hybrid learning, and digital equity.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

5 Ways to Teach Gratitude in your Classroom #creativitymatters

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Lesson Plans that Teach Gratitude From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Whatever your activities for November and Thanksgiving, I’ve got some ideas to inspire gratitude in your classroom.

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9 EdTech Ideas to Use Now

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5 Steps to Fact Checking – Digital Literacy in Action

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As we teach students how to discern the truth, Amanda Brace has five steps for fact-checking that she teaches her students.

8 Great Ways Administrators Can Prepare for the Fall

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. An amazing fall starts now with the administrative preparation this summer. Dawn Stansbury discusses eight things administrators need to do this summer and we highlight differences in those items now after the pandemic.

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

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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Horse and Buggy Classrooms

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Why don’t more people drive a horse and buggy to school? They got the job done. They took us where we wanted to go — just slow. Sure, we had to feed the horses. And we had to live nearer to the schoolhouse.

H?para: The Essential Tool for Every Google Classroom School

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I’ve seen one tool improve student engagement in Google Classroom significantly — H?para.

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5 Things We Need to Get Right As we Move Back to In Person Learning

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As we consider how we move back into school, we need to think about neuroscience research about how students learn.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.