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5 Great Questions from One of the Best Bosses My Husband Ever Had

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 48 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kip and I were talking about the best bosses we’ve ever had.

The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design

Catlin Tucker

As students of all ages spend more time learning online, it’s worth asking, “How effective is online learning?” ” The answer varies dramatically and depends entirely on the design of the online learning experience.

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Here’s How to Manage the Full Lifecycle of Your Digital Lessons

The Journal

Deeply digital, highly interactive curricula are fast becoming the new normal; such materials are needed in order to take advantage of those newly minted 1-to-1 classrooms.

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7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

Teacher Reboot Camp

While pursuing our teaching degrees we were introduced to various learning theorists and their insights about how people learn best. Some familiar names, included Piaget, Bandura, Vygotsky, and Gardner.

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.

Service Learning: Grants and FREE Resources to Help Your Students Serve and Grow

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by We Are Teachers, The Allstate Foundation, and WE. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Service learning is when students learn by serving others.

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Teaching Mindfulness in the Workplace

Digital Promise

To be successful in the workforce, no matter the job or career, adults need a broad set of knowledge, skills, and competencies that match their job choice. They also need the ability to deal with the challenges, relationships, transitions, and social systems that make up working life.

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Pushing Learners to Think with Performance Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

Pedagogy has been at the forefront of my thinking and work as of late. Decades of solid research have laid the foundation for current studies that bring to light how we can improve teaching, learning, and leadership.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Kelly Gary on episode 265 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elementary Math can be exciting. Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting.

12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Technology is a huge part of our students’ lives. Students all over the world have access to knowledge, resources, and experts to help them learn in rich ways and accomplish great things.

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Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

International Blog Delurking Week–Get Involved!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Believe it or not, there is an International Blog Delurking Week that traditionally takes place in the first full week of January. It’s an opportunity for bloggers to find out who quietly reads their blog without commenting.

Create the Perfect Deck When Pitching Startup Investors

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The best way to create a perfect pitch deck is to create one basic version that has “good bones” and then customize it for each investor. The post Create the Perfect Deck When Pitching Startup Investors appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog investor pitch pitch deck Startup Startups


Success Truths: Great Leaders Have Harsh Critics

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 50 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. While we see George Washington as a success, while he was alive, he had his critics.

Exploring Ethnic-Racial Identity

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. By the time they get to high school, students can likely list half a dozen times they’ve created an “All About Me” collage, showing family or cultural backgrounds, as a way for classmates and teachers to get to know one another. But with a different framing and a more structured approach, these types of projects can have a significant personal impact as well.

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

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Ask a Tech Teacher

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Family, virtual, community: Ideas for finding an audience for your students

Ditch That Textbook

They’re out there, waiting for what your students have to offer. An audience. It could be parents, grandparents and other family. It could be members of your local community who want to cheer them on. It could be people all over the world that want to see student succeed.

Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google

The CoolCatTeacher

Justin Reich on episode 264 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another.

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Integrating Technology Meaningfully with Mission Minded Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

For many of our students, technology is just another aspect of their lives. They grew up with the Internet, social media, and mobile devices. Educators have experienced life without the Internet and social media. We realize balance is important to overall wellness.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

39 Resources for Read Across America Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many people in the United States, particularly students, parents and teachers, join forces on Read Across America Day , annually held on March 2. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Here are some great reading websites for students K-5: Aesop Fables —no ads.

What is 5G and its Role in Education?


Do you remember the first generation of cell phones, back on the 1G days? The big brick phones, the terrible reception, and the awful sound quality. 1G was created over 30 years ago, and here we are, facing 5G on the horizon. Digital Learning Technology Insight Data and Trends

Success Secrets: Avoid Fake Elvis Syndrome and Dare to Be Original

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 49 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I was in the Memphis airport rushing to get to the plane.

From PBL to PBD: Next Steps for Project Based Learning

Battelle for Kids

Project Based Learning (PBL) has reached escape velocity. The small movement that began in the U.S. twenty years ago is rapidly becoming the teaching method of choice (and the hot topic of discussion) in virtually every country. P21 Blog

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Why your students need a podcast: How to do it fast and free

Ditch That Textbook

Podcasts can serve a crucial role in preparing your students for the future and helping their learning to be meaningful. Sound like things you’re looking for? You’re in the right place. Plus, you (and your students) can create them for FREE in very little time. A podcast is kind of like a radio show in […]. Ed Tech creating a class podcast podcasting in the classroom student voice student-created podcasts

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5 Ways Online Teachers Can Manage Stress

EdNews Daily

Teaching online can be more challenging than most people would imagine, and can lead to high levels of stress. There is a lot of pressure to get things right on one’s own.

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 262 with Aditya Batura From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teaching kids to code starts with helping them understand the concepts behind coding before you get into syntax.

How a Chinese Public School Promotes Global Social Justice

Battelle for Kids

For-profit private primary and secondary schools have proliferated in the major cities throughout China since the 1990s. The rapid expansion of the test preparation industry has been even more intense.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.