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How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The last few weeks of school can be the hardest – even in a face to face classroom. Some teachers are finding that online, it is almost impossible.Are your grade books like Swiss Cheese?

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6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom has been the tool of choice for many schools. Did you know that you need to “close out” the school year to set yourself up for success in the fall?

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Why Second and Third Chances Matter for Kids

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter New Hampshire State Teacher of the Year 2020, Kim Piper, works within the prison population of the state.

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How PBL in Math Class Can Make Projects Unforgettable

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In these times, part of being a teacher is to have meaningful online projects with engagement. PBL can create memorable learning with projects, and Lauren Harris uses projects to teach math.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Boom Cards: Engagement for Learning from a Distance

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter During distance learning, some teachers have found a new way to engage students — Boom Cards. Mary Howard is one of those teachers.

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

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Alice Keeler and Vicki Davis demo both sides of Google Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As so many of us schools are having to move quickly to Google Classroom, Alice Keeler sat down with me recently to do what we’re calling a “duo demo.”

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16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Blended learning (having a face to face and an online classroom) is best.

21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school.

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. We didn’t miss a day – not yet. And the learning continues.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How I teach students to be effective learners in an online classroom. This episode is an audio version of my presentation to students about how to be effective learners in an online classroom.

How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

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For synchronous classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In addition to a learning management system (LMS), students need to know how to learn in an online synchronous classroom. Educators need to establish protocols and systems for this as well.

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Why Kids Never Stop Moving: Neuroscience and a Student’s Need to Move

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Neuroscience and a Student's Need to Move From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Have you ever wondered why kids never stop moving? Suzanne Cresswell shares the neuroscience behind student’s need for movement.

All Systems Go – How We Went to Distance Learning without Missing a Day

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter On a Friday, we had school in our physical building. By Monday, we had more students in our online school that we had on the previous Friday.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

10 Trauma Informed Principles for Educators During the Coronavirus with Dr. Eric Rossen

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students experiencing the coronavirus crisis are experiencing trauma. So are teachers and parents.

How to Use Wizer to Create Digital Worksheets that Differentiate Instruction

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An Interview and Demo Interview with Nira Sheleg From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers who want to upload “packets” and make them easy for self grading will find a friend in Wizer.me.

Helping Kids Be Healthy and Whole While Learning from Home

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students can sense and even internalize the emotions their teachers are feeling, especially stress, depression, and worry.

What Montana State Teacher of the Year Dylan Huisken Says Is Happening There

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Montana State Teacher of the Year, Dylan Huisken talks about online distance education learning.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

What Will School Be Like in the Fall after a Distance Learning Spring?

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Joseph Fatheree, award-winning teacher and thought-leader talks about the conversations administrators, policymakers, and teachers are having about what “the Fall” looks like in K12 education.

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5 Ways to Build Effective Social Emotional Learning Environments Online

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The current education climate has created unique social emotional challenges for students, parents, and teachers alike.

Absolutely Essential SEL Skills We Need During the Pandemic

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students, parents, and teachers have social emotional learning skills that are needed in today’s climate.

Free Ideas for Teaching Middle School Math Online #RemoteLearning

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Math can be taught online. In today’s show, Noelle Pickering shares free ideas for teaching middle school math online. These ideas will help you teach math no matter where you or your students are online.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

5 Major Elements of a STEAM Mindset

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math comprise STEAM learning. However, there is more to a true STEM mindset than just the content.

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Sustainability Spotlight: How to Empower Students to Tackle Sustainability Issues

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We can tackle sustainability issues by empowering students. I would also think that this could apply to helping students be part of the solution for health in their communities and schools.

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10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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The Covid-19 Education Question: Is this Really Learning?

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter On this show, the topic is — what are kids really learning? Here’s the thing, every situation is a learning opportunity.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

SEL and Physical Exercise – 8 weeks of Free Lessons

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Social-emotional learning is a vital part of health and wellness. Today’s guest has some free word of the day SEL workouts for students.

6 Super Parent and Teacher Resources to Promote Social Emotional Learning at Home

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Children need social and emotional learning skills to cope. But how do we integrate SEL into remote lesson plans? In this post, I’ll share how we can help students volunteer from home.

How a 17 Year Old Student in New York is Giving Back

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter High school junior Jameson Cohen was looking forward to Spring Baseball Season. When he found out he’d be spending it at home, he turned it into a season of giving back.

How To Be Kind In #covid19

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We can separate in physical distance, but we don’t have to be apart in heart.

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.