Sun.Apr 18, 2021

Choose Your Own Adventure Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Professional Development can be an adventure! Yes, you can create fun, exciting learning. In this show, learn how Laurie Guyon uses hyperdocs and a “choose your own adventure” format.

Pile of Words: Drive Deeper Engagement with Vocabulary at the Beginning of a Unit, Text, or Project

Catlin Tucker

Each new unit, text, or project presents learners with vocabulary words that may be new and unfamiliar. So, how do we get students to think more deeply about vocabulary? How can we make learning new vocabulary more engaging and meaningful?


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Using Feedback to Create a Culture of Excellence

A Principal's Reflections

Growth is a huge component of the change process. In order for each of us to pave a path for success, there must be feedback along the way.

Flagship universities fail to enroll Black and Latino high school graduates from their state

The Hechinger Report

Alarms sounded at the University of Maryland when the Class of 2022 arrived at College Park. Seven percent of freshmen in fall 2018 were Black, down from 10 percent the year before and 13 percent in 2014. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

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.

Lessons from Coaching for Language Specialists


Tan Huynh has pulled out the essential takeaways from his podcast with education thought leader Dr. Jim Knight about the habits of highly effective instructional coaches. Tan explains how their skills at collaboration also align to the core work of language specialists.

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Deciding what matters: Authentic teaching through setting boundaries

The Cornerstone for Teachers

At a time when teachers are experiencing increased scrutiny, mistrust, and criticism from so many angles, it can be difficult to have the confidence needed to feel like you’re doing good work and can truly be yourself.

This Is How to Create Polls in Google Meet

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Polling is a handy feature provided by Google Meet. As a teacher, you can use Meet polls for a variety of educational purposes including: empowering students voice by involving them in more

CloudApp- A Good App for Creating Screencasts

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

CloudApp is an excellent screen recording tool I discovered through this amazing post from Ditch That Textbook on how to include animated GIFs into Google Jamboard. Cloud App allows you more