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School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Cleveland on episode 254 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Simple Articulation Strategy: 5 Ins and 5 Outs

Catlin Tucker

Most teachers groan at the mention of “articulation.” ” It’s not that we don’t see the value in the articulation process but getting everyone on the same page is time-consuming and cumbersome. In my role as a blended learning coach, I value clear goals.

To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

A Principal's Reflections

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, and technology are opening up new and better pathways to reach learners like never before.

14 Quick ways to tech-up your classroom


We are fond of a quite in-depth approach on this blog, and try and drill down to the bare bones of a debate or subject, hoping to provide food for thought, as well as some unique references and sources. Today is different.

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 Ways to Stop Bullying in Every School

The CoolCatTeacher

Rick Rando on episode 260 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. School culture and policies are part of what helps us combat bullying in schools.

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The Holy Grail of Ed Tech Apps: Require Minimal Teacher Investment and Provide Maximal Student Impact

The Journal

Why don’t techies typically understand how to reach the Holy Grail of ed tech with their apps? In this week’s blog post we look to Kahoot! — a Jeopardy-style game — to better understand the value of making a teacher’s life easier

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Learning in motion: EASY stop-motion animation with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Let students put what you're studying in MOTION. Animation is easy with stop motion Google Slides. Icons via The Noun Project with NounPro account.)For For years (centuries. really, millennia), students have had access to paper.

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Find a Way to Laugh: Funny Mishaps and Misunderstandings in My Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 36 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Part of loving life is learning to laugh. The harder life is for you right now, the more you need to laugh.

A Call to School Districts: Help Us Expand the Impact and Scale of the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

After school visits, focus groups, design sessions, and dozens of interviews with superintendents and district leaders, Digital Promise is launching new initiatives to expand the impact and scale of the League of Innovative Schools. Our goal in this work? To advance equity and excellence. We will prioritize and practice the advancement of equity for the 2.2 million students our leaders serve, so that each student has access to high-quality, research-backed, innovative learning opportunities.

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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.

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]


You know the saying “The only constant is change”. Life means change, and every aspect of life is affected by it. Thanks to — or because of — technology change happens at a faster rate than ever before, and education makes no exception. Edtech is always changing. Edtech trends come and go.

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We Have to Make Sure No Student Feels Alone

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Great classrooms are characterized by positive, open relationships, mutual respect, and a shared responsibility for the learning process.”- ”- Robert John Meehan. School tragedies occur way too often nowadays.

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Hearing the Sound of Silence and Knowing When to Break It

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 39 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Silence is not always golden, sometimes it is very dark and needs the light of the right word spoken at the right time.

Turning High Expectations into Success

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. As a new year ramps up, so do goals for student achievement, curricular reforms, teacher development, and more. Setting high expectations, though, isn’t enough to guarantee that those expectations are met. After all, many of us set goals for ourselves every year that we fail to achieve.

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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.

20+ sources of great digital content for your class

Ditch That Textbook

The Internet is a treasure trove of information and resources for learning. Not all of those resources are created equal, and not all were meant for the classroom. If we can find the right ones, it can transform an otherwise lifeless lesson. But how do we find the right ones?

The Misconception of Zeros

Education Elements

Fortunately, in New Jersey, the days where teachers and school administrators could raise a hand or paddle in an attempt to correct a student’s behavior are long gone. During the transition away from corporal punishment in our classrooms, I imagine there must have been numerous heated conversations and a belief among some that if we cannot inflict pain, or at least instill an intense fear, students will not behave, follow instruction, or learn. Classrooms

When Going the Second Mile Becomes Second Nature

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 37 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Do you know where you’re aiming? What does excellence look like? You can’t be complacent and strive for excellence. Excellence requires effort.

Realizing Success in the Adult Basic Education Market

Digital Promise

The discussion around closing the “skills gap” is important as technical and computational thinking skills are increasingly required for today’s job market. As we talk about the skills gap, though, more attention needs to be paid to the roughly 36 million American adults who lack “foundational” skills.

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.

How Do You Stir Curiosity in Your Classroom?


You know those moments in class when we have our students on the edge of their seats? When engagement is palpable and their eyes are wide open? You can hear a pin drop. You can feel their excitement. And you just know they are getting it, they are understanding, and their minds are full of […].

Best-in-Category Winners for 2017

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher routinely shares favorite websites and apps that make a difference in the classroom. Over the last month, readers voted on which tools had the greatest impact on readers.

Beat Boredom: Engaging Tired-Out Teenagers in Critical Thinking

The CoolCatTeacher

Martha Rush on episode 251 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students can seem tired and bored, but we can engage them in learning. Martha Rush has ideas and inspiration to help us reach our students this week!

Student Stories Show What’s Possible with 360-Degree Film

Digital Promise

When we launched the 360 Filmmakers Challenge two years ago with Oculus VR for Good , we began with the hypothesis that young people could contribute to testing the boundaries of a new medium: 360° film. Looking back at the dozens of films that students created from 62 schools and youth organizations nationwide, I can confidently say our hypothesis bore fruit. Today we are thrilled to share with you some of the top films produced in the Fall 2017 Challenge.

EdTech at School

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

Community Partnership: Every Contribution Counts

Battelle for Kids

We feel fortunate at P21 to work with a national network of Exemplar schools and learning centers that are anchored in best practices of 21st Century teaching and learning. That’s why we used our research on the network to form the structure of our Patterns of Innovation conference , set for March 27-28 in Napa, California. P21 Blog

Quick Review of 7 Popular Math Programs

Ask a Tech Teacher

America’s student math scores continue to drop. Headlines such as “ Less than half of Maryland students pass English, math assessments ” and “ Internationally, U.S. Students Are Falling ” have become so common, we are almost immune to the message.

Sit With Us App: How Kids are Fighting Bullying One Lunch Table at a Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Natalie Hampton on episode 252 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Natalie Hampton, a senior in Los Angeles, was bullied and ate alone every day.

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught

NPR Learning and Tech

Two thirds of the nation's school children struggle with reading. Neuroscientist Mark Seidenberg says teachers need a better understanding of what science knows about how kids learn to read. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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.