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Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jodie Pierpoint on episode 243 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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How to use ‘Green Screen’ / ‘Chroma Key’ tech to look inside the human body!


Our new class topic is called ‘iDoctor’ – in a nutshell: human biology with a STEAM focus. I decided to ask the children to use ‘Green Screen’ / ‘Chroma Key’ technology to look inside the human body! How do you do it?

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Learning Beyond the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

The discussion about learning and what constitutes “good learning” is almost always couched in the context of a classroom. Yet today’s students have more access to information and resources beyond the classroom than any prior generation.

Rhode Coder and Data Navigators: Helping Adult Learners Gain Coding and Computer Science Skills

Digital Promise

A recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million more software development jobs than applicants who can fill them. This nationwide technical talent shortage has drawn the attention of many and spurred various efforts to address it.

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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.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty on episode 245 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter.

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169 Tech Tip #102: Doc Saved Over? Try This

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Making Math a Family Thing

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Recently overheard in a preschool classroom: Child 1: 100 is big. . Child 2: Infinity is really big. . Child 3: Infinity is counting forever. . Child 2: Zero means nothing. . Child 1: People who are 100 hit their heads on the ceiling. As this conversation suggests, little children have some big ideas about math (as well as some misconceptions).

Why Do We Climb? Face Your Fears. Climb to New Heights of Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 24 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Why do we climb when we cannot stay upon the mountain? Why do we love when we know that the other person or we will be parted in death?

To Fail Forward You Need to Believe in Yourself

A Principal's Reflections

" Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." - Henry A. Ford I was never one to embrace the mindset that failing at anything was good for you.

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.

Let’s Celebrate World Read-aloud Day (#WorldReadAloudDay)

Ask a Tech Teacher

On Feb. 1, 2018, World Read Aloud Day celebrates the pure joy of oral reading with kids of all ages.

The Power of the iPad: Using Tablet Tech to Improve Student Performance

Battelle for Kids

Integrating iPad tablets into the classroom is becoming commonplace in schools all across the country. Statistics show that from as early as kindergarten all the way up to medical school , utilizing iPads for coursework and lessons make students more efficient learners. P21 Blog

When Lonely Leadership is the Price of Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 25 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. After writing about mountain climbing last week, I began wondering when climbing mountains might not be a good idea. So, Kip and I watched the movie Everest over the weekend.

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9 Reasons You Should Join the Free Goal Minded Teacher Online Course!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The whole being of any teacher is within our hearts. Although education prepares us to teach, it is the love of learning that sustains us.”- ”- Robert John Meehan.

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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.

Cikumas–an LMS that’s easy to understand

Ask a Tech Teacher

Swiss-based Cikumas makes the creation and implementation of virtual classrooms quick, intuitive, and without the steep learning curve that so often accompanies LMSs (Learning Management Systems).

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10 Edtech Tools to Try in 2018


The EdTech industry continues to grow with new products. These edtech products are available to educators and school administrators. Each one can make a big difference in your teaching and your students learning. Do you want to introduce a new product in the classroom? Here’s a complete list of must-try Edtech Resources and Technology Tools for Teachers: BOOK CREATOR. Insert Video: [link]. Any student can create, publish, and share online books using Book Creator.

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Why Kids Can’t Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student’s Need to Move

The CoolCatTeacher

Suzanne Creswell on episode 244 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students have reasons for how they behave, particularly if they have learning differences and learn in unique ways.

Introducing game design into the modern classroom


The American Optometric Association found that 79% of children use some form of technology for up to 4 hours a day. The 21st century child is growing up surrounded by computers, laptops, smartphones and other electronics.

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.

The Voice Typing Challenge: Save time, get things done

Ditch That Textbook

We talk faster than we type. Using voice typing (dictation) can save us tons of time in the classroom. Learn how and take the challenge!I I had a project recently that was going to require a lot of sitting and typing. But I was stuck in the car and couldn't get started on it.I knew that […]. Ed Tech dictation edtech educational technology effectiveness efficiency productivity speech to text voice typing

The Composition of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Aside from my family, Drew Brees, and my work in education, I have another great passion - photography. I fell in love with cameras and editing photos when I first set foot in a darkroom in high school. Up until that point, I would look at a picture and judge its impact based on my own personal interest or something of beauty that I saw in the photo.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Kristen Mattson on episode 242 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format.

Work With Me! Enhancing Leadership For Administrators and Teachers

The Web20Classroom

Last week I had the honor to work with educational leaders and teachers from Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. Our goal was to examine the role of technology leadership in and out of the classroom and to better understand how technology can enhance learning.

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!

Innovators Worth Watching: ReUp Education

The Christensen Institute

Photo Credit: Flickr: COD Newsroom. Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. Nitzan Pelman was in her twenties when she began to teach herself the basics. How to write a coherent sentence. How to think critically.

What You Might Have Missed in January

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of January: 10 Options for Polls and Forms in Your Class. Keyboarding 101. What is a Growth Mindset? Technology and Writing: A Conversation with Vicki Davis. Remote Learning: Tips for Thriving in This Ecosystem.

Why the Truth Matters: The Shocking Lie that Killed 30,000 People

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 29 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In May 1902, the island of Martinique was in the throes of a hotly contested election. There was another hot thing on the island — the local volcano, Mount Pelée.

Teacher Tips: Handling a Helicopter Parent


In a previous blog post I spoke about helicopter parenting , and we explored some actual research about what some of the impacts of an overbearing parenting style can be.

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.