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6 Ways to build meaningful online teacher-student relationships


As a teacher, one of the greatest joys is seeing your students’ eyes light up when they learn something new. We’ve all had that teacher who made us like a subject simply because their personality and enthusiasm were enough to spark an interest in anything.

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4 Practices to Immediately Improve the Teacher Experience in Your School

Education Elements

There are 88 million opportunities in the human genome for trait variations to make us unique, but when it comes to what we seek in the workplace, neuroscience suggests most humans crave the same three things – safety, belonging, and a sense of mattering.


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Remaking the Future of Learning, One Community at a Time

Digital Promise

The mother I met on a May evening in 2019 at the Pittsburgh Youth Filmmakers premiere had never heard of the local student film program before that night.

The New Self Published Book That I Co-Authored That is Trending on Amazon

The CoolCatTeacher

About the book and how (and why) we published it From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Self-publishing is a challenge but it can be done successfully. It has been exciting to release my first co-authored book that is self-published on Amazon this weekend.

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

18+ Easter Websites and Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. To non-Christians (or non-traditional Christians), that event signifies a rebirth of spring that is filled with joy and gifts — and chocolate!

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More Trending

An Active Reading Strategy for Any Learning Landscape

Catlin Tucker

I’ve experienced the phenomenon of reading a text, but when I get to the end of a page or the bottom of the article, I have no idea what the text was about. I could not answer a single question about the content of what I read.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

What You Might Have Missed in March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of March. Tech Tip #105: Create Shortkeys for Windows Tools. 5 Ways Ed-tech Can Enhance Social Studies Lessons. How to Add Accents. Resources to Teach Taxes. 10 Favorite Mac Shortkeys. 4 Ways HS Students Develop the IT Skills for Higher Education.

The Power of Collaboration

A Principal's Reflections

There is nothing more gratifying, in my opinion than watching people work together to achieve a common goal.

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.

Scratch Monster Mash: A Language Arts/Technology Project

User Generated Education

[link]. This project was developed by Colleen Graves. I found information about how to do it at the Makey Makey blog post entitled, Scratch Coding Literacy Project Ideas for Makey Makey micro:bit Inventions. She designed it to be used with Scratch programming and the micro:bit micro-controller.

Join Me and Monica Burns on Clubhouse – Tuesday, March 30 7 pm Eastern

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Join me and @ClassTechTips on Tuesday 3/30 at 7 pm Eastern on Clubhouse. If you’re a newbie, we can learn together. If you’re a pro, jump on stage and share a tip! Click here to join us: [link].

World Backup Day–March 31st

Ask a Tech Teacher

March 31st is called World Backup Day. At least once a year, backup your data files to an external drive (like a flash drive). This is one that isn’t connected to your local computer so can’t be compromised if you get a virus.

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Maintaining STEM Engagement Requires Imagination and Creativity from Schools

EdTech Magazine

Cajon Valley Middle School in El Cajon, Calif., real-world relevance is a top priority.

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Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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

Streamlining Student Questions in a Concurrent Classroom

Catlin Tucker

One of the challenges teachers in concurrent classrooms face is feeling torn between the needs of students in two learning landscapes simultaneously. Teachers feel guilty because they know one group of students is commanding more of their time and attention.

Your definition of quality isn’t mine: Why school districts don’t always choose curriculum that ‘experts’ think is best

The Christensen Institute

In recent years, many have beaten the drum about the findings that rigorous curriculum can improve student outcomes —with gains that sometimes outpace those of other popular education reforms.

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Here’s a Preview of April

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in April: Easter resources–websites and apps. Invention Convention? Get started! Tech Tips. Websites to teach financial literacy. Subscriber Special. Math resources online. Earth Day activities. Virtual Reality in Schools.

K–12 Teachers Share How They Keep Students Engaged While Learning Remotely

EdTech Magazine

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, as they say.

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.

An Active Reading Strategy for Any Learning Landscape

Catlin Tucker

I’ve experienced the phenomenon of reading a text, but when I get to the end of a page or the bottom of the article, I have no idea what the text was about. I could not answer a single question about the content of what I read.

Why students’ ability to mobilize relationships is an essential back-to-classroom competency

The Christensen Institute

Maria Vasquez finally had the opportunity to walk into a school building this spring. A high school freshman in suburban Atlanta, she was immediately embraced by her teachers, school staff, and counselors, and told to reach out if she had any questions or concerns.

Civics Education Is Essential for Creating Engaged Citizens. I’m Hopeful It's About to Make a Comeback.


On a memorable morning in my high school civics class, the students—seniors, full of energy—learned about the formation and function of our legislative branch. But they weren’t reading from a textbook. They were roleplaying. Let me set the scene for you.

Working Toward Digital Equity in K–12 Education

EdTech Magazine

Digital equity is a complex topic. To begin a conversation around it, we must first define the term.

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.

Google Drive: Keyboard Shortcuts

Teacher Tech

One of the most effective things you can do to become better at using the computer is to learn keyboard shortcuts. Learn one a week!! I use keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive ALL THE TIME! P to Preview It’s a toss up between P and N for which Drive shortcut I use the most. P […].

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To boost vaccination rates, think outside of the box

The Christensen Institute

Good news is on the horizon. In a recent press conference, President Biden announced that there will be enough COVID vaccine supply for everyone in the US to receive at least their first dose by May.

Flipped Learning Can Be a Key to Transforming Teaching and Learning Post-Pandemic


When we look at all the assumptions that have been overturned in higher education because of the pandemic and all the needs that have only grown during this time, what becomes clear is that frameworks that previously worked for higher education are no longer guaranteed to function.

Roundtable: Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

The signs are everywhere, once you start to look. For one student, it’s poor attendance; for another, a ­sudden drop in academic achievement. The third grader who used to be a star now seems more interested in ­interrupting class.

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.