The Epic E-Book of WebTools

Epic E-Book of WebTools

Kristina Holzweiss shares plain and simple terms some of the most timesaving, enriching online resources available to teachers today. Sponsor: Wipebook Flipchart Wipebook is an excellent solution for educators, no matter where you’re teaching. Check out Wipebook Flipchart at www.wipebook.com/coolcatteacher. These flipcharts make it SO easy to snap a picture and upload it to your Google […]

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

Believe it or not, gaming is gaining popularity in schools, not just as a pastime, but as part of curriculum. Dr. Kristy Custer is one of the pioneers of the video gaming movement in schools. Now is a great time to investigate esports as an extra-curricular activity that students can enjoy and remain at a […]

Love Letter to Teachers: Boundaries, Good Health and Encouragement

Love Letter to Teachers: Boundaries, Good Health and Encouragement

Hello teachers, you are not alone! Shannon Reed knows all about the importance of setting boundaries and self-care and gives you encouragement to survive and thrive this fall. Let’s work hard and teach well – our students need us. And as my husband told me just last weekend, “if you don’t take care of yourself, […]

How to Create a Safe and Uplifting Environment This Fall

We don’t know what the future holds but we know there are things we can do to help children cope with anxiety. We also know there are things we can do to be prepared for distance learning.  Joseph Hamer, a second-grade teacher from Wichita Kansas, and author of Brain Awakes joins Vicki to discuss how […]

A 4 Part Distance Learning Instructional Framework that Works

A 4 Part Distance Learning Instructional Framework that Works

Doug Fisher has some great ideas about how to schedule break-out rooms, practice time, and other hard-to-manage areas of distance learning. Sponsor: This show is sponsored by Advancement Courses. Advancement Courses is a leader in online professional development, with over 280 courses in 20 different subjects, including topics like online instruction, social-emotional learning, and diversity, equity and inclusion. This […]

Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids

Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids

You may be worried that the youngest kids can’t learn at a distance, but Dr. Nancy Frey, co-author of the Distance Learning Playbook comes along side us to help us understand how it can be done. From successful online meetings to screentime and essential things to include, Nancy encourages us to do what seems impossible. […]

7 Things to Consider As We Return to Learn This Fall

7 Things to Consider as We Return to Learn This Fall

As we prepare to learn this fall, we need to consider some teaching best practices. In this episode we cover quite a few topics: What the fall will look like (we think) How to plan for instruction How to differentiate online instruction Blended learning best practices How to support parents Using community resources to support […]

Morgan Green the Idea Machine with Ideas on How to Improve This Fall

Morgan Green the Idea Machine with Ideas on How to Improve This Fall

Educator Morgan Green is an idea machine. Here she gives us the ways she’s working to improve her classroom this fall. Listen to Morgan Green Give Us Ideas to Improve This Fall   Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit […]

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

Kate Baker with Vicki Davis

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classroom this Fall

Blended learning and distance learning will be different this fall. Dig into flipping your classroom and how it looks when you teach effectively in an online classroom. How do you use video effectively? Listen to Kate Baker Talk about How We Can Flip Our Classrooms from a Distance   Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher […]

AI and Algorithms Can Be Biased… So What We Should Do About It?

AI and Algorithms Can Be Biased... So What We Should Do About It?

Artificial Intelligence sounds fantastic and far off, but it underlies so many things we do today. Today I talk with Jason Thacker, author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity about AI and ethics. He tries to explain what it is, what it does, and why we should be concerned […]