5 Steps to Internet Safety Poster by Cool Cat Teacher | Teachers Pay Teachers

Students need to know how to be safe online. The commonly used method of “stop, block, and tell” is not a safe one. Students must know how to take screenshots before they block someone who does something to them online. If they do not, they will lose all evidence of what has happened.

Use this safety poster and share it with everyone you know. It is important for students to be safe.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Ways to Use Adobe Spark in School

On Tuesday morning I published a video about how to use Adobe’s new creative suite called Adobe Spark. That video was focused on how to use the three parts of Adobe Spark; post, page, and video. If you haven’t seen the video, it is embedded below.

Now that we know how the tools work, let’s take a look at some ways that teachers and students can use Adobe Spark.

Post is the part of the Adobe Spark that lets you create graphics like posters, announcements, and Internet memes.

  • Students and teachers can create simple posters to print and post in their schools to announce club meetings, campaigns for class elections, or to post encouraging messages to students.

Free Technology for Teachers: Thousands of Free eBooks for Summer Reading

A couple of weeks ago I featured the summer reading packs offered by ReadWorks. Those reading packs are a great option for those teachers and students looking for relatively short articles. For those teachers and students in need of longer ebooks, I recommend taking a look at what Zing has to offer.

Zing is a service that offers thousands of free fiction and non-fiction ebooks to teachers and students. On Zing you can browse for books by topic, language, or reading level. You can read the books in your web browser on a laptop or tablet.

Zing is more than just a repository of free ebooks. In the Zing reader students will find a built-in dictionary and tools for

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[3906] Seven Smart Tips for Wrapping Up the School Year

Vicki Davis with Angela Watson

Tune into this episode to get a useful checklist for closing out the school year.

Follow:  @coolcatteacher  @Angela_Watson  @bamradionetwork

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Vicki Davis on Twitter: "I promised my lovely class that I would tweet a congrats to #classof2016

I promised my lovely class that I would tweet a congrats to #classof2016 – Love these kids.

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P&P Episode 122: Vicki Davis “Inspiring The 21st Century Student”

The Prepped and Polished Podcast is an educational and inspirational show that offers tutoring and test prep tips as well as interviews with celebrities and leaders in education. It is hosted by Alexis Avila, founder of Prepped and Polished LLC, a tutoring and test prep firm for K-college.

On today’s show, Alexis is joined by teacher, Vicki Davis founder of the award winning teacher blog, Cool Cat Teacher. Vicki started her blog with three central themes in mind:

1. How to use technology and be a better teacher. (Which sometimes means putting away the technology)

2. How to build a better relationship with my students.

3. How to live a better life at home by making key decisions at school.

Vicki’s words of wisdom for teens:

Ask wise mentors and

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Does Memorizing Multiplication Tables Hurt More Than Help?

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Post update: Saturday May 21st, 2016
This post was originally written two years ago and admittedly took an angle that downplayed the importance of automaticity of multiplication skills which was not the original intention. Please read on as I attempt to clarify the original intent of the article.

Let’s Promote Understanding to Build Automaticity Over Time

North American Multiplication Algorithm 12 x 9 = 108North American Multiplication Algorithm 12 x 9 = 108

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Coming soon: express even more in 140 characters | Twitter Blogs

Over the past decade, the Tweet has evolved from a simple 140-character text message to a rich canvas for creative expression featuring photos, videos, hashtags, Vines, and more. In just the past few months we added the ability to poll your community, react quickly and cleverly with GIFs, and share and enjoy Periscope broadcasts in Tweets.

So, you can already do a lot in a Tweet, but we want you to be able to do even more. In the coming months we’ll make changes to simplify Tweets including what counts toward your 140 characters, so for instance, @names in replies and media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) will no longer “use up” valuable characters. Here’s what will change: