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How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

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. These are not easy times to teach but they are important times to teach.

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Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Heidi Sloan on episode 258 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started.

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5 Teacher Myths and How to Dispel Them: The Truth About Teaching in America

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Pribble on episode 260 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started.

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. We have to think differently about summer.

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How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. This is because Metaverse is simple and easy to use. That said, I want my students to end up coding.

5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Todd Finley on episode 325 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Cognitive overload happens to students and teachers. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura Dennis on episode 317 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn more about how Laura’s classroom has become more modern and simplified with these valuable tools. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. For purposes of this article, we’ll call these “the bricks.”

Free Webinar: 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Kids Discover Online From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. What research points to the need for inquiry-based learning? Simple ways to get started with inquiry-based learning in the classroom.

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Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Edpuzzle From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. If you use my link to sign up for Edpuzzle , you’ll gain access to a curated library of 50,000 free videos to use with your school. How Does Edpuzzle Work?

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How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

If they aren’t going to college, they’re job hunting. Sara Stringer, Ask a Tech Teacher guest blogger, has several ideas on how to make that more efficient: As a teacher, you’re fully aware of how much the world is advancing through technology.

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5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen or read this post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Here are five things to consider as you plan your summer. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course.

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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Ann Oro on episode 314 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e314. It’s, “How much time am I spending online?”.

Lesson Planning with the Classroom Chef Model

The CoolCatTeacher

John Stevens on episode 349 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Stevens talks about a method of lesson planning to help teachers “serve up” more exciting lessons to students.

23+ Tips to Help Kids Organize by Learning Styles

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Staples From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As I organize my tenth grader for back-to-school, I’m realizing that we’re still missing some important items. Take Home to Mom – A cheerleader folder.

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5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive

The CoolCatTeacher

Rebecca Klemm on episode 175 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Rebecca Klemm @ numbersalive shares how to help numbers come alive for all ages. From toddler to teenager to Ph.D.,

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Sean Nank on episode 228 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments.

The Compassionate Achiever: Understanding Empathy and Compassion So We Don’t Burn Out

The CoolCatTeacher

Chris Kukk on episode 256 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Chris Kukk, author of The Compassionate Achiever , combines neuroscience with social sciences to discuss why compassion helps us achieve more.

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Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored Post by SMART Learning Suite From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In this article, you’ll learn how to use SMART lab to build fast games and lessons. See the video tutorial for how I did it.).

Mathivating Kids to Get Excited About Math

The CoolCatTeacher

Kim Thomas on episode 286 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She literally speaks math and has exciting things to do each day of the week for her students. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Page on episode 295 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. I am excited to be on.

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7 Productivity Power Tools for the Busy Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Frank Buck on episode 227 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Go to [link] today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. I can add to it with my voice.

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Take the 21-day Productivity Challenge #makeitstick

The CoolCatTeacher

DIY Productivity with Post-it® Brand Products From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Now is the time to get organized. In this blog post, I’ll give you my 1-2-3 steps to stress less and 5 productivity hacks.

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5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Meg Ormiston on episode 270 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. How cute!

How I Became More Productive with Post-it® Brand Products #makeitstick

The CoolCatTeacher

DIY Productivity in Action From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. To prepare, I took a quiz using the Post-it® Brand Productivity Tool to find out what type of planner I am. How does a weekly brain dump work?

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Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Tisha Shipley on episode 299 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Parent parties are fun, exciting ways to help parents and improve relationships. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

Using Twitter in my classroom has certainly elevated my tech savvy status with parents as well as my instagramming 5th graders who have never known a world without digital devices. To connect with parents: Using social media in a classroom gives parents a window into their child’s day.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

Over the past weeks, readers have asked us many questions about the impact of the coronavirus on education in many different areas, from admissions to advice for young children, from salaries to student privacy and whether school closures actually work.

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can use them to teach. Welcome to serious games. We should learn how to do it right.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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How to Decode a Tweet

EdTechSandyK

When you first start using Twitter, one of the things you have to figure out is how to decode Tweets. Below is a Tweet as it might be displayed on the Twitter website when viewed on a computer. Twitter has a habit of rearranging these things once in a while!)

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How to Succeed at Working From Home [3 Educator Tips]

EdTechTeam

So in hopes that I might be able to help some of the millions of teachers around the world now facing similar circumstances, I thought it might be valuable to share the routines, productivity hacks, and collaboration tools that have worked well for me.

The Best E-Book Yet: 40Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

Kleinspiration

Tools in Education Series created by our friend Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi , as we have been publishing articles about his different works for over a year. Dr. Amin has created some great guides to using Web 2.0 If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0 how to web 2.0

How to Champion the Four C’s in the Classroom

Kyle Pace

This article is a guest post cross-posted at Edsurge for their “Fifty States Project: Stories from the 2015-2015 Edtech Classroom” The flood of edtech tools that teachers are presented with has been staggering over the last several years, and continues to be this way.

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