Sat.Nov 14, 2020 - Fri.Nov 20, 2020

The Quick, Easy Way I Show Kids Thankfulness

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Thankfulness is a way of life all year long. As a student, however, I think I caught what teachers taught by how they lived their lives.

Google Slides for Breakout Rooms

Teacher Tech

Use Google Slides in Breakout Rooms No matter if you use Zoom or Google Meet or another video product to do breakout rooms with students, consider having a Google Slides per group. First Slide Built into my First Slide Add-on I have created a way to manage Google Slides for breakout rooms.

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COVID-19 Is Forever Changing How Students Experience Libraries


There’s a ritual that kicks off every new quarter in Michelle Luhtala’s library at New Canaan High School, one where English teachers send a gaggle of students through her doors to pick a new batch of books.

Among Us Classroom Style: Another Case for Game-Based Learning

User Generated Education

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my gaming club in Video Games for Relationship- and Team Building. It is still going very strong. Students from the three schools where I teach gifted students look forward to it all week long.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Computational Thinking in Preschool: What, Why, and How

Digital Promise

While computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) have received increasing attention over the past decade, CT integration in early learning settings is an emerging area of focus.

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10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom can be even more powerful with a few tips and strategies to make it efficient and effective.Google Classroom streamlines the management of student work — announcing, assigning, collecting, grading, giving feedback and returning. It has certainly saved many teachers hours of work.

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How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Johnson shares the techniques to help us do it better From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aaron Johnson Shares His Way to Engage Students Even at a Distance. Many of us are learning to traverse between online and in-person learning environments.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking the next few weeks off. I’ll be preparing for… I’ll be back November 30th. Comments are closed but feel free to contact me via Twitter (@askatechteacher). Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

STEAM: STEM plus Arts, for a more enriching learning experience


The ideal of the Renaissance man, the polymath with expertise in a wide range of fields, is long gone. We live in an era of hyperspecialization.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

My Journey to Becoming a Distance Learning Teacher-Leader

Digital Promise

New Research on Student Engagement Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Engagement is such a challenge for schools—now more than ever. Lots of anecdotal evidence is floating around, but right now, we need answers for what produces strong student engagement.

Ditch Summit

Ditch That Textbook

The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is back! Choose from hours of amazing professional learning. when and where you want to watch it. Free certificates of completion. More at The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is a FREE online conference for teachers.

Working on Working: How to Make Deliberate Decisions that Respond to the Needs of Your Team

Education Elements

The Education Elements team, like the rest of the world, has been adapting to life-during-COVID-19, striving to serve our partners and our mission with a set of unplanned-for constraints.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

The NEO Blog just turned 5!


November has some extra special meaning for the NEO team. Each November, we look back to the previous 12 months, and then all the way back to the very first post published on the NEO Blog, to reflect upon our progress in the e-learning blogging sphere. We’ve come a long way in the last five years!

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Rather Stand

The CoolCatTeacher

poem by Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Rather Stand by Vicki Davis. I’d rather stand alone for the right thing … than be popular for the wrong one. I’d rather be wise. than smart.

Comprehensive Integrated Cognitive Training: Sculpting Cognitive Processes

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 in a five-part series. In the first article in this series, we discussed the concept that the greatest matter of equity our nation’s students face is their cognitive capacity.

What Highly Effective School Leadership Really Looks Like in a Pandemic


In the school building, while washing my hands in the bathroom, I fixed my face. As I dried my hands, I fixed my posture. Before opening the door, I fixed my tie. As I stepped into the hallway, I cleared my throat.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

The Blended and eLearning PBL Classroom… A Journey from Analog to Digital Project Based Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Photo by Julia M Cameron on Welcome to a post that takes you on a jouney from offline to online PBL. Best of all, you can use these ideas to bring a past poroject of yours to the blended and eLearning classroom.

4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement Based on Current Research

The CoolCatTeacher

Mariana Aguilar discusses the current research on student engagement From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mariana Aguilar shares 4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement. Our focus on the frontlines of education is to keep students engaged.

Make Learning Engaging and Meaningful in this COVID World

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke All three of my children, ages 22, 17 and (almost) 15, have had their learning interrupted this year because of the pandemic. My oldest son has had the least difficulty transitioning since many of his courses have been offered online throughout his college career.

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Why the Pandemic Forces Administrators to Rethink Attendance — and Interoperability


When COVID-19 forced the mass closure of schools across the U.S. during the early months of 2020, we all wondered how—or if—students would continue to learn amid the turbulence.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

More people with bachelor’s degrees go back to school to learn skilled trades

The Hechinger Report

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Putting on hazmat gear for the first time turns out to be a long-drawn-out process, so the trainees who are practicing this new skill make the time go faster with a little clowning around. This story also appeared in The Washington Post. Smile! Work it! Work it!”

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Certify’em Add-on: How to Change the Passing Percentage

Teacher Tech

Certify’em is a tool that lets you send a certificate when someone passes a quiz in a Google Form. Use it to reward and excite students or train faculty and staff. It’s super easy to use and has fully illustrated instructions here.

Podcast: America’s Top Young Scientist

EdNews Daily

In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Edujedi Report Podcast, you’ll meet America’s Top Young Scientist. Listen, as your host LeiLani Cauthen introduces you to a young woman that is so impressive, she has to be heard to be believed.

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Connecting the Classroom to Careers Through AI Explorations


Artificial intelligence is an increasingly prevalent part of our everyday lives.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

PROOF POINTS: Evidence increases for writing during math class

The Hechinger Report

Essay writing and math class might seem like oil and water, two things that don’t mix easily. But there’s increasing evidence that students who are asked to write about what they are learning master the material better — even in number-filled subjects like math and science.

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How SEL and achievement lead to academic equity

eSchool News

As schools reckon with academic equity, they’re often focused on academic progress.

K-12 End-of-Year Tests Were Eliminated in 2020-21, but Will They Ever Come Back?

EdNews Daily

By Craig Jones In higher education, it has become increasingly clear that colleges and universities are on a path to remove all ACT and SAT requirements.

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