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Don’t Chase the Cat: Determining When Interruptions Are Worthwhile

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 5 Challenge of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Interruptions can come in all forms. Some interruptions are worthwhile. Others are not. I was interrupted three times today with people asking for password resets. No fun.

Happy New Year! Thank you PLN for An Awesome 2017!

Teacher Reboot Camp

I began the Teacher Reboot Camp blog in 2009. It amazes me so many of you are still here as I continue to grow as an educator and learner. When I first started blogging, I didn’t realize I would have 8 years of ideas, resources, and knowledge to share.

The World’s Largest Lesson: Global Goals Activities

User Generated Education

I have a strong belief that education should assist learners in developing the desire and skills for global stewardship. I discussed this in my post, Empathy and Global Stewardship: The Other 21st Century Skills [link].

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3 Ways Leaders Can Support Ongoing Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

When I was leading an Instructional Technology program, one of the hurdles my team had to overcome was the lack of involvement from our leadership on the professional development we were delivering.

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.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

A Behind the scenes peek at the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ve been asked about the podcasting equipment setup and software that we use on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast.

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Pushing the Limits on Instagram in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Join the Instagram party and be sure to know your limits. Instagram limits can be deceiving and rewarding. Ready to get the most out of Instagram for your brand? Join the crowd of about 1 billion others who made Instagram the fastest growing social network in history.

Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

My advanced degree is in counseling. I sought this degree due to my affinity towards at-risk and adjudicated youth.

Recognizing Human Trafficking and What To Do About It in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Ashley Burkett on episode 224 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Human trafficking is on the rise in the United States. Some states now include human trafficking in their definition of child abuse. Others do not.

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8 Cool Resources for Students to Use to Conduct Interviews

Teacher Reboot Camp

“There’s only one interview technique that matters… Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups.” ” – Jim Lehrer. Our learners are inundated with news and information on a daily basis. In order for students to make sense of all this information and evaluate what is true they need to develop a critical eye. Part of this critical eye is learning how to gather knowledge from reputable sources.

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.

The Waze of Great Leadership

Tom Murray

Being one who travels virtually every week, I often find myself in remote locations, driving to hotels I’ve never seen, in a town I’ve never been.

Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures

Neo LMS

Welcome to NEO Blog 2018! This year you can look forward to ever-more interesting news and views on the hot ed-tech and e-learning topics currently doing the rounds of academics, pedagogic experts and teachers across the globe.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard Byrne on episode 225 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, was a history teacher. It shows.

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Who is the Right Customer: Decisions for Managing Customer Surveys

Teacher Reboot Camp

Who is the Right Customer: Decisions for Managing Customer Surveys Lynn Hunsaker. Collecting customer feedback can be trickier than it sounds, as you navigate through decisions for sample selection, timing, frequency, numeric rating and open-ended questions, and so forth.

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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.

New Year Leadership Challenge 1: Same-age grouping

Dangerously Irrelevant

[Instead of just challenge-based learning , how about challenge-based leadership?]. Sir Ken Robinson said in Creative Schools : The principle of linearity works well for manufacturing; it doesn’t for people.

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Caption This! A fun, deep-thinking Google Drawings activity

Ditch That Textbook

This post is co-authored by Ditch That Textbook’s Matt Miller and Laura Steinbrink. Laura is a high school English teacher and tech coach from Plato, Missouri. Check out her blog, Rockin’ the Boat, at rockintheboat.wordpress.com. If you are like me (Laura), you are constantly searching for a new, fresh activity to help connect your students […].

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8 Great Ways to Develop Relationships

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 3 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Why is it surprising that we need people? “As iron sharpens iron, so one person can sharpen another.” ” ( Proverbs 27:17 ) But it can be so hard to make friends.

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5 Ways Online Teachers Can Connect With Their International Students

EdNews Daily

Online education provides a plethora of opportunities to learn about a variety of topics from anywhere in the world. As an online instructor, it can be a challenge to work with students from a variety of countries because of communication barriers and differences in time zones.

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.

B2B Social Media Trends We are Going to See in 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social media has been around for some time now. Twitter launched 11 years ago, LinkedIn 14 years ago, Facebook 13 years ago — and you know what? They are still as relevant as ever.

New Year Leadership Challenge 2: Curiosity

Dangerously Irrelevant

[Instead of just challenge-based learning , how about challenge-based leadership?]. Sir Ken Robinson said in Creative Schools : Human achievement in every field is driven by the desire to explore, to test and prod, to see what happens, to question how things work, and to wonder why and ask, what if?

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Today’s Challenge: Focus on Where You Are

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 4 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I wish my phone had three “do not disturb” settings. One is the regular, turn everything off except those few important family members. From 8 pm to 7 am, that is on now.

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The Importance of Simplicity in Customer Experience

CUE

This is a guest post written by Ricardo Saltz Gulko. Ricardo is on the international advisory committee of the Customer Experience Professionals Association and a thought leader in the CXUniversity. I don’t think anyone would argue that being a CCO is a hard job.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

3D Printing News Briefs: January 5, 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Welcome to 2018, and the new year’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs – the 3D printing industry doesn’t stop for anything, not even midnight celebrations. We’ll kick. View the entire article via our website.

Escue Wood Treated Products Growing In West Tennessee 

Neo LMS

The pressure treated wood manufacturer will create 100 jobs and invest $3.3 million in Milan, TN. . Read: Escue Wood Treated Products Growing In West Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com. Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Tennessee Workforce Development Economic Development Employment Escue Wood Treated Products Expansion Gibson County pressure treated wood Site Selection Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development treated wood

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What To Do When Students Come to You Unprepared and Other Reflections

The CoolCatTeacher

Reflect, Reset, Refocus and Reach in 2018 with Patrick Holt on episode 200 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…

CUE

Happy New Year!! This day is often a time for retrospection and planning forward. People create lists of things they want to accomplish in the coming year. There is hope, there is renewal…but is there actual change? I know that I, for one, never do well with New Year’s Resolutions.

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.

Best-in-Class Resources–You Decide

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, I review a large number of websites, apps, and resources that help educators blend technology into their classrooms. I get lots of feedback from readers sharing their experiences, asking questions, and clicking through to see if a particular tool will serve their needs.

Fake News about the Future of Education

Doug Levin

I’ve been at this technology in education thing for a long time – much of it as an analyst and researcher, some of it as a (pretty good) policy advocate. I’ve been funded by industry and provided advice to investors and brands.

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Mark Wise on episode 223 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. No grades. Just learning and sharing.