Sat.Nov 17, 2018

How Online Education Is Changing The Global Ecosystem

EdNews Daily

Technology has had a critical effect on the way we do almost everything. For example, it has changed how we shop, interact, behave, get our news, and even learn.

When schools use child protective services as a weapon against parents

The Hechinger Report

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services began investigating Tiffany Banks for alleged child neglect and abuse, she says, around the time her son started to misbehave in school and she pushed back on a plan for his educational services.

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Have Students Create Ninety-Second Videos Retelling Books With The Newbery Film Festival

Larry Ferlazzo

EliFrancis / Pixabay. Thanks to Richard Byrne , I learned about The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. The idea is that students create ninety-second videos retelling the stories of books that have won the Newbery Award , which is given for exceptional children’s literature.

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Embracing the Leader/Coach Paradox

Reading By Example

Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash. There are many contradictions in life that, for whatever reason, actually support one another. For example, as a school leader, I am responsible for student learning outcomes and staff culture.

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.

The Best Ways To Help Victims Of The Camp Fire

Larry Ferlazzo

skeeze / Pixabay. I previously shared some resources about the terrible Camp Fire near here, including ways to help victims (see RESOURCES ON TERRIBLE CAMP FIRE NEAR HERE & HOW TO HELP VICTIMS ).

Grammar Apps for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Learning grammar can be more fun for students if it is taught through the use of interactive games and activities that both entertain and challenge students linguistic skills. Below are some more

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Helpful Google Drive Shortcuts for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Drive is one of a Swiss Army knife comprising some of the best productivity tools to use in your instruction. Besides being a cloud based storage system where you can save and access all more

New Resources On Race & Racism

Larry Ferlazzo

I’m adding these new resources to various “Best” lists.

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Larry Ferlazzo

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES ON CLASS INSTRUCTION IN 2018 – PART TWO.

Ed Tech Digest

Larry Ferlazzo

Five years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Larry Ferlazzo

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2018 – So Far ): Voters Widely Support Public Schools. So Why Is It So Hard to Pay for Them? is from The NY Times.

Intriguing Strategy In Assessing Multiple Choice Tests – Giving Credit For Explaining Which Options Are Wrong

Larry Ferlazzo

eslfuntaiwan / Pixabay. The Best Ways To Use Multiple Choice Exercises contains a number of intriguing ideas on how to use multiple-choice assessments. Here’s a Twitter thread from this morning that contains a new one (new, at least, to me).

A Look Back: “Here’s My Entire ELL Beginners Seven-Week Unit On Writing A Story (Including Hand-outs & Links)”

Larry Ferlazzo

This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here.