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Try SplashLearn for Summer Learning and Fall Success

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Personalize learning and make it fun for students. I recommend SplashLearn for parents this summer to strengthen the foundations of Mathematics (Pre-kindergarten to Grade 5) and Reading (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2.)

The Many Faces of Student Voice

A Principal's Reflections

There are many ways to both engage and empower students that lead to ownership of learning. Creating what I call a “free-range” experience that replicates real-world contexts and develops critical competencies while tapping into passions might be the holy grail, in my humble opinion.


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4 Things any teacher training program should include from now on


During a recent conversation with close friends, we began remembering teachers who significantly impacted our lives. On quite a nostalgic afternoon, I heard wonderful stories about generosity, inspiration, and total dedication to this profession.

Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Sign up for our newsletter. Then get 10% off your next purchase! First Name. Last Name. Special Interest: Email Format.

The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

8 Great Ways Administrators Can Prepare for the Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. An amazing fall starts now with the administrative preparation this summer. Dawn Stansbury discusses eight things administrators need to do this summer and we highlight differences in those items now after the pandemic.

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Coaches Use Micro-credentials to Support 21st Century Tech Skills

Digital Promise

The Spanish translation of this blog post can be found below. The vision of Alberto Meléndez Torres High School is to develop the technological skills necessary for the 21st century, for students, teachers, and the community in general.

Two Tech Tips for Everyday Life

Ask a Tech Teacher

The last time my daughter visited, life became different than the norm. That inspired two easy tech solutions I had no idea existed and you’re going to love. Here they are: BTW, I cross posted this to my writer’s blog so my writerly friends could read about these also.

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What Really Happened in Hybrid Classrooms This Year

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s episode focuses on the realities of hybrid teaching. Tennille Johnston is an award-winning science teacher in Texas who is speaking out about what really happened this school year.

5 Practical applications of IoT in the classroom


We are witnessing tremendous changes in terms of technology in every domain. While the education sector is not particularly known as an early adopter of modern technology, we have seen definite improvements in this respect.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Ask Questions in Class


One of the best ways you can help your students understand a concept is by teaching how to voice their questions as they learn. This not only gives you an opportunity to address areas your students don’t yet understand, it also promotes rich opportunities for classroom discussion.

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Learning Journeys, Learning Stories: Re-envisioning Instructional Learning Walks

Education Elements

There isn’t a lot of convincing you need to do to get these two former English teachers talking about the power of stories.

5 Steps to Fact Checking – Digital Literacy in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As we teach students how to discern the truth, Amanda Brace has five steps for fact-checking that she teaches her students.

What You Might Have Missed in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of June: Websites that add sparkle to spring. Internet Safety Month–Rules to Live By. Here’s How to Motivate Summer School Students. Teacher-Authors–Help me launch my latest prehistoric fiction. Coding Words You Need To Know .

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.

How to Mix STEM Education and Creativity in the Classroom


Lately, the three Rs of school have been eclipsed by a focus on STEM education , or Science , Technology , Engineering , and Math. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for creativity or the arts in the classroom.

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A 3-tiered strategy for re-engaging students this fall

The Christensen Institute

The statistics are sobering. According to the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), total K–12 enrollment dropped by roughly 3% (or 1.5 million students) in 2020-21 compared with the previous school year.

Finally, I’m Ready to Look Ahead and Live

The CoolCatTeacher

Why I didn't quit teaching and am ready for my 20th year! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The hurts are deep for so many of us, like me. And yet, there are times we have to choose to go on.

Here’s a Preview of July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: Useful Tech Tips. Useful shortkeys. Must-have apps for curious students. Free posters. The hardest tech problem revealed. Lessons learned from teaching. Lots of tech resources for your classroom.

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every 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.

ISTELive 21: How to Create Memorable Online Professional Development for Educators

EdTech Magazine

Creating online professional development courses has made training more accessible to teachers. School leaders should consider keeping online PD even after the pandemic, to allow teachers to learn on their own schedule.

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CUE Welcomes Traci Bonde, Our New Board Member


July 1 marks the first day for CUE’s newest board member. Joining the board for a three-year term is Traci Bonde from Silicon Valley CUE. Traci has been actively involved with CUE and has served on the boards of two CUE affiliate groups.

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The Localization Paradox

Iterating Toward Openness

I was recently invited to participate in a Three Days of Focus conversation including the reusability paradox on the OE Global platform. The conversation opens for public participation this Wednesday. This is my initial contribution to the conversation.

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Impact investing: A critical tool for unlocking new opportunities in emerging markets

The Christensen Institute

This piece was co-authored by Christimara Garcia, a volunteer at the Christensen Institute and founder of Catalyze Innovations Initiative, a Brazilian market-creating innovation action tank.

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2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Getting Disconnected Students Access to Their Online Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

One Thursday evening in March 2020, we learned that, because of the pandemic, the state of Texas would begin shutting down schools on the following Monday. Four days later, the Ector County Independent School District began educating 34,000 children in a virtual environment.

Better Questions in the Classroom Lead Students to Think Harder—and Learn Deeper


Imagine yourself in a kindergarten classroom. Amidst bright walls and happy chatter, students are bustling about, moving from station to station to explore different concepts related to shadows and light.

21 awesome AR and VR tools for learning

eSchool News

Nearly everyone has experienced augmented reality and virtual reality to some degree, and while they’re fun, AR and VR can also be incredibly powerful when integrated into classroom learning.

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What is a Bitmoji Classroom and How Can I Build One?


The fun remote learning Bitmoji classroom experience is yours to use, here's how

2021 Online Education Trends Report

Higher education embraced widespread online learning over the past year, discovering benefits and challenges along the way. Gain insight from this annual report from which surveyed online and remote (due to COVID-19) students, and program administrators.