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6 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Communication can be challenging for many who feel invisible. In today’s show, Dr. William Lane offers encouragement for those who struggle to communicate.

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10 Top Tips and Click-throughs in 2019

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because AATT is a resource blog, we share lots of tips our group comes across in their daily teaching as well as materials shared by others we think you’d like. Some you agree with; others, not so much.

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Removing the Stigma of Observations

A Principal's Reflections

As a teacher, I always dreaded observations early in my career. It wasn’t because I didn’t find them valuable or was torn apart. On the contrary, I found them to be an excellent opportunity to see how I was doing.

Going On A STEM-Maker Journey WITH My Students

User Generated Education

Last semester, I worked with a few high school students to create a project for the New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge. Being a learner-centric, process-oriented educator (hence, the name of my blog – User Generated Education), I embraced the following practices during this project.

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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.

OPINION: Marching band sets the right tempo for many special-needs kids

The Hechinger Report

With plumed caps and braided epaulets for miles, marching bands are a staple of the high school football game.

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What Happens in Your Brain When You Make Art


A lot of my free time is spent doodling. I’m a journalist on NPR’s science desk by day. But all the time in between, I am an artist — specifically, a cartoonist. I draw in between tasks. I sketch at the coffee shop before work.

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Harness the Power of Data in Your Daily Instruction


As a special educator, you no doubt collect and have access to an abundance of student data —formal and informal, measurable and observational.

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Here is A Good Tool to Help You Create Educational Visuals and Posters

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over the last few years we reviewed and shared a wide variety of educational web tools and mobile apps teachers can use to create educational visuals, classroom posters, flyers, booklets and more

What’s New ~ January 2020


We’re starting off the New Year with two new features: Live Captions and the Question Canvas. See What You Say. Selected accounts can try out the live caption feature. After signing in, switch to presentation mode to use the feature.

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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.

4 Ways To Not Let Others Dim Your Light (#Podcast)

The Principal of Change

In October 2017, I posted the article “ 4 Ways to Not Let Others Dim Your Light.” ” Often, when I share articles like this, it is an opportunity to use my struggles to help others.

How to Start the Spring Semester Off Right


How students can make good on all those promises to ourselves in our spring semesters

A Great Website to Engage Students in Reading and Story Telling Activities

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Storyline Online is an excellent literacy website to use with your kids. It helps immerse kids in engaging reading and storytelling experiences. Storyline Online streams ‘ more


Use GRASPS for Real-World Assessment

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators understand that there is more to learning than processed worksheets and tests. That's why real-world tasks and assessments are finally making it out of just the elite schools and are becoming more prevalent in mainstream education. At the Tech & Learning Leadership Summit experts in the area of technology and education came together to discuss a variety of topics including how technology support bringing real learning experiences to the classroom. G.R.A.S.P.S.

EdTech at School

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

How to Start the Spring Semester Off Right


How students can make good on all those promises to ourselves in our spring semesters